Verizon employee Limited Edition HTC DROID DNA photographed wearing "Big Red"
Now comes word that Verizon employees will be getting an opportunity to purchase the HTC DROID DNA in red. This is the beast with a 5 inch screen, a 1080p resolution, and a Retina display busting pixel density of 441ppi. The unit has been photographed and we wouldn't be surprised to see a mad dash for the Human Resources department at Verizon after pictures of the phone make the rounds.
There is no word on whether the carrier plans on offering the HTC DROID DNA to customers, but then again, doing so would eliminate the "Limited Edition" title of the device, wouldn't it?
Limited Edition Verizon Employee HTC DROID DNA
1. techspace (Posts: 669; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)
anything more than 300 ppi is useless....the manufacturers should concentrate more on the quality of the display, we don't need any higher resolution
a 1080p display is more suitable for a galaxy note 3(or any phablet)
2. Ohrules (Posts: 315; Member since: 11 Jun 2012)
except that even fine text can be read easily, and the overall impression is super crisp!
4. techspace (Posts: 669; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)
its already very good on a 300+ ppi displays
and battery life is more important, isn't it?
5. Ohrules (Posts: 315; Member since: 11 Jun 2012)
you should check out gsmarena's battery test on DROID DNA before saying that
7. techspace (Posts: 669; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)
battery life could have been better without the 1080p display.....there isn't a particular limit for battery life, the longer the battery life, the better it is for the end user
8. darkskoliro (Posts: 975; Member since: 07 May 2012)
battery life could also be better if they reduced the amount of cores, battery life could also be better if they included a bigger battery, the list could go on. I dont get your response, its got the 1080p display so why take it away???
10. techspace (Posts: 669; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)
more cores= better performance
anything over 300ppi = 300ppi to the human eye with reduced battery life
now display isn't all about pixel density and the display on the one x is said to be more accurate and without any tint( you have a greenish tint on this phone)
games and apps become more powerful,so the additional cores are needed, human eye won't become an eagle's eye with time....anything above 300ppi is illogical
13. darkskoliro (Posts: 975; Member since: 07 May 2012)
its not about not seeing the pixels, its about the quality of the image reproduced. if 720p suits you then okay, just buy a 720p phone then!
14. techspace (Posts: 669; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)
lolzzz......my dear friend, i may get a 1080p galaxy note
if 300ppi is not good enough for you, then there is something wrong with your eye, not with the display
if you don't care about what i get, then why did you reply to me in the first place?
19. androidlikeaboss (Posts: 40; Member since: 16 Nov 2012)
nope,u can still see pixels on the 306 ppi Pentile display on the Galaxy S3
20. techspace (Posts: 669; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)
Now Samsung is not using pentile matrix any more......we can see pixels even on a 1080p display if pentile is used.....
22. abhishek48 (Posts: 164; Member since: 19 Feb 2012)
Really... who said... human eye wont find pixels over 300 ppi... but it will find more detail with increased ppi, when you a a 8mp image on phone's display which is of size 3k x 2k pixels much more than 720p then you see real difference as it takes advantage of DNA's display... just like human eye does not find lag after 30fps.. but it does found smoothness if video plays at 60 fps...ur DUMB
24. techspace (Posts: 669; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)
you are dumb my dear friend.....almost all the 720p phones have over 300ppi when you hold the display very very close to your eye
generally, anyone holds the phone at a distance of atleast 6 inches from their eye, which increases the pixel density to around 340-350ppi
and you want to say that it's not enough?
and PS improve your english, i am not a scholar, but you are very bad in english
28. abhishek48 (Posts: 164; Member since: 19 Feb 2012)
Dear DUMBO, I work with top auditing firms in world and articulate much than you will ever in your life,
PEOPLE PLEASE READ
holding the phone closer increases PPI hahahaha...?
Dumbo, I own ATRIX HD with 720 display 326 ppi, and when I see same 8 mp image on DNA and ATRIX HD, image on DNA certainly looks better not by much but yes it does, once can see the difference.
and for video ... HTC droid dna is world's only phone to which plays 1080p video in 1080p resolution... ATRIX HD just plays it at 720p lol
29. techspace (Posts: 669; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)
YOU FOOL, I SAID THAT HOLDING A PHONE CLOSER DECREASES THE PIXEL DENSITY.......
i am an ece graduate and i am getting trained in stuff related to multicore processors, buses, display panels etc etc
watching a powerful photo is different from looking at the phone in real life.......understand
and its not important to run 1080p videos on a 1080p screens, 720p screens can do it and the ipad/ nexus 10 have already crossed the 1080p limit, but 1080p videos still look good on those devices as well
YOU WORK IN AUDIT FIRMS, I AM GETTING TRAINED AND LEARNING ABOUT STUFF RELATED TO MOBILE PHONES AND TABLETS
i don't hate 1080p displays, i just said that bettery life, phone's thickness and the phone's charging time is more important.....and its more important to havean inbuilt anti glare filter, i a company masters in all these things, then they should move for a higher resolution
a 720p droid dna with a much better battery life, thinner design and a bright, anti glare display would have been great
they didn't make the 1080p display, they just bought it from sharp
30. abhishek48 (Posts: 164; Member since: 19 Feb 2012)
Haha IDIOT look at your statement you said which increases poi.. haha you have poor communication skills .. you will remain jobless after your small training ... You have all the time in world to reply to all comments as you are jobless....but I am not so you can bark..I won't reply
31. techspace (Posts: 669; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)
lolzz....i said that the phone has 300+ ppi under the glass of the display and when you closely look at it, then you will see more than 300 ppi, then if you move the phone to a distance of 6 inches from you eye, the pixel density will increase to around 340 to 350ppi....i am shocked that you couldn't understand such a basic thing and you want to tell that i won't get a job......i am getting trained and i am already being paid, i already have a job.......and i have already seen how much of free time you have
uncle, i have seen how bad and foolish you are
you started barking, i just gave you the right answer
now let's see how good you are in keeping your word.....oye madarchod, don't talk anything about anyone without having enough info about them
do you know in which country i am getting trained?
do you know how much i earn?.........you should not think that you are a winner by looking at a few losers around you
i am not interested in getting your reply either, if you are man enough to keep you word, then get lost, i would be very happy.......
3. darkskoliro (Posts: 975; Member since: 07 May 2012)
"anything more than 300 ppi is useless...."
"a 1080p display is more suitable for a galaxy note 3(or any phablet)"
then 1080p at 300ppi = 7.3"
You want the note 3 to be 7.3"?
No, you are just another hurt fanboy because SS will probably be the last to get the 1080p displays. You wouldnt be complaining about it once SS get their hands on it would you -.- they will get it soon, they have to.
6. techspace (Posts: 669; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)
i have always loved htc and i will always love htc for their beautiful design...i am not a fanboy
i just said that its more suitable for a note 3 because it could have a 6.3 inch screen and a 720p display would be too less for it
so i said that a 1080p is gonna be better.....
i have always complained about samsung's build quality, but its still better than the other android devices because it has better features and samsung never misses to include the basics such as memory card, removable battery..........
ipad and a samsung galaxy device make the best combination, call me a fanboy, i don't care because i am not a fanboy
9. darkskoliro (Posts: 975; Member since: 07 May 2012)
agreed people should go back to basics with the removable battery and sd card. but waterproof would come in handy, maybe they should just invest in larger batteries with the same given space to retain its unibody. But lasting one and a half days is the same to me as lasting a full day, i charge my phone every night i wouldnt leave it half assed for the next day..
11. techspace (Posts: 669; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)
i didn't say that being waterproof is useless, i said that 1080p is usless
and the waterproof version is available only in japan
the battery life is enough for you, not for the gamers and for those who watch videos from youtube everyday
and bigger battery=increased thickness and more charging time
12. darkskoliro (Posts: 975; Member since: 07 May 2012)
i never said that you said waterproof is useless...lol i said that i think its a good addition to being a phone. And the international variant is waterproof, not only in japan anymore..
15. techspace (Posts: 669; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)
okay, thank you for the info....but i am right aren't i?
18. techspace (Posts: 669; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)
and this is called great timing
now this comparison proves that there is something more important than ppi...300ppi is more than enough and improving the quality is more important than improving the resolution
21. abhishek48 (Posts: 164; Member since: 19 Feb 2012)
Who said quality is not there, Brighter dosen't means its better and color calibaration, this screen intentionally makes the color pop out so they look more appealing with higher contrast and with LCD it does not have grainy display like gs3 but it does makes color pops out... try watching a single 8 mp image and 1080p video on any other phone and then on DNA, then only u can realize how the screens kills competition...... when an image is larger than 720p then only it takes advantage of DNA's diplay.. DUMB
23. techspace (Posts: 669; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)
that's pretty useless when compared to battery life and phone's thickness.......
300ppi with excellent quality > more thickness, redcued battery life or increased charging time
you are dumb, you can't understand what i am trying to say
anyways, that's my point of view and i have a point
25. techspace (Posts: 669; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)
brightness and colour calibration are really important...you need to watch really carefully, use single 8mp pic blah blah blah to find the difference between a phone with over 300ppi and a phone with 1080p display
but the brightness and colour are visible directly to the naked eye from any angle and from any distance.....
it makes the pictures look more attractive and original and outdoor visibility is also very important
i feel that having enough resolution with a bight, colourful and high quality display on a thin phone with higher battery life is more important and you want thicker, heavier phones with reduced battery life and lesser brightness and colour calibration so that you could sit indoors and keep searching looking at the 8mp pics to find the minimum(almost zero) difference that has come along with so many disadvantages
i didn't mention the droid dna, i just said that such a high resolution is useless for any device of that size and its more suitable for the bigger devices like the galaxy note 3 especially because it will come with many drawbacks that i have mentioned above
26. MorePhonesThanNeeded (Posts: 621; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
This is stupid people complaining and arguing over a phone that is already out now purpose built to showcase 1080p on a 5" screen and pretty good battery life for such a small battery. Who cares what would be better according to your scientific studies? It's a done deal, anyway I own a DNA and I didn't think I would like the sealed battery idea, but this makes the phone feel incredible solid and I don't use a case and it's fallen once or twice, no scratches and nothing wrong thus far. The screen is incredibly crisp and it's black tones are almost on par with the SGS3 .
Nice limited Edition VZW, hope it does well or something. I would really like it if VZW did something for loyal customers at times like a Limited Edition Valued Customer design on the phone of their choosing, now that would be truly Limited Edition, more like one of a kind. I love my DNA in black, learning so many interesting things Sense has build in, must test out a Google only phone to see what features are already baked in to Android. DNA does text resizing while in sms by pinch zoom, nifty for on the fly text size changes. Android giving you things you didn't even know you needed, oh and that camera is blazingly fast, when flash isn't activated.
27. techspace (Posts: 669; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)
iphone5 display > htc droid dna
htc one x > droid dna (brightness does matter a lot)
i didn't say that 1080p is bad, i said that its useless because they could have made a thinner phone with better battery life and with looking pictures.....and lesser pixels to run= better performance in the future, especially while playing games
working on anti glare displays is also very important