HTC DROID DNA User Reviews
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Everyday usage9.1/10UI speed8.7/10
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AreWeData posted on 14 May 2013, 13:16
Droid DNA review from a Droid fan.
AreWeData has owned it for less than year before publishing this review
So far so good! Upgraded from the Droid 3, and it's a whole new world of possibilities at my fingertips. Quick response, quick power up/down, and never a lag between opening/closing programs or windows. Such a powerful processor and large amount of RAM never fail to deliver fast gaming or web browsing. Love the design and build of the phone, and would recommend it to anyone.Build quality 10/10Reception 10/10Call quality 10/10Internet 10/10Multimedia 10/10Camera 10/10UI speed 9/10Everyday usage 10/10Text input 9/10Display 10/10Battery 8/10
- Large Screen
- High Pixel Density
- Fast everything!
- Flap over micro-usb port
- Flush buttons are hard to find/press at times
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silly posted on 13 May 2013, 16:32
This phone is terrible
silly has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review
this phone does not work well, sense sucks, call quality is terrible, battery lasts 4 hours, and it lags. Will be getting the galaxy s4 because i have played around with it and it is truely a amazing piece of technology.Build quality 1/10Reception 1/10Call quality 1/10Internet 1/10Multimedia 1/10Camera 1/10UI speed 1/10Everyday usage 1/10Text input 1/10Display 1/10Battery 1/10
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Gbrunner24 posted on 15 Apr 2013, 15:24
A well oiled, finely tuned, beast of a phone
Gbrunner24 has owned it for less than year before publishing this review
It is odd how many people underestimate the HTC DNA, even though it has amazing specs. The Sense UI is still holding down HTC, however it is very easy to install a third party launcher and messaging system to help remedy that. The battery life is fantastic with real life usage, much better than my S3. There was a sim card seating issue, but with a recent update (as of today) that has been fixed as well. Don't overlook the DNA.Build quality 9/10Reception 10/10Call quality 9/10Internet 10/10Multimedia 10/10Camera 8/10UI speed 9/10Everyday usage 10/10Text input 7/10Display 10/10Battery 8/10
- Fantastic underrated camera
- Brilliant screen
- Great battery life
- Strong antenna
- Sense UI
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MRohr posted on 23 Jan 2013, 17:11
HTC DNA Review
MRohr has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review
The DNA isn't as great as I expected, BUT it's not horrible. I LOVE the crisp screen! I also like having the on/off button in the top rather than the side. Top things I don't like are the freezing/stickiness with the keyboard, photo album and delay in receiving txts.Build quality 9/10Reception 9/10Call quality 8/10Internet 10/10Multimedia 7/10Camera 9/10UI speed 8/10Everyday usage 9/10Text input 7/10Display 10/10Battery 8/10
- Bright, crisp screen
- On/Off button at the top
- Creative unlock circle
- Poor battery life
- Freezing and Sticking as time goes by
- Keyboard is slow to respond and not always accurate
- No SD slot
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michalis11 posted on 24 Dec 2012, 04:30
best phone ever!!
michalis11 has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
i am completely fine with my droid dna! it has beautiful display and it's speed is amazing! camera is one of the best for me if not the best! defenetly one of the best pfones ever so dont thing about it!! goooo and buuuuuuyyyyyyy iiiiiit!!:D:D:DBuild quality 10/10Reception 10/10Call quality 10/10Internet 10/10Multimedia 10/10Camera 10/10UI speed 10/10Everyday usage 10/10Text input 10/10Display 10/10Battery 10/10
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Trios posted on 21 Dec 2012, 13:20
VZW Droid DNA
Trios has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
This thing is a powerhouse! The specs remind you of buying a computer because this thing runs like a top line machine handling everything I have thrown at it beautifully and I put my tech through its paces...Streaming music while surfing the web, while running multiple apps like FTP and WMD and others in the background, this phone isn't even taxed to do this stuff. The only problem I have found is that you may initially have to reseat the SIM Card because there is a problem where it doesn't seat right the first time it is inserted (idk why).
The lack of expandable memory isn't a problem 11 Gigs is amazing and certainly plenty for a phone designed as a media powerhouse...if you are recording more than 11 gigs of video at a time I'd recommend investing in a Cloud sync app or program to offload to. but this phone is definitely one of the best decisions I have made for my tech uses. Highly Recommended!Build quality 9/10Reception 10/10Call quality 10/10Internet 8/10Multimedia 10/10Camera 10/10UI speed 10/10Everyday usage 10/10Text input 10/10Display 10/10Battery 10/10
- Beautiful screen
- Fast as a bat out of hell
- SIM card glitch (initial)
- No memory expansion
- not network backward compatible
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idaman12000 posted on 04 Dec 2012, 16:58
idaman12000 has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review
amazing hd camera, great hd screen, battery life is okay but could improve. camcorder video should have an option to push the icon to let the recording begin rather than it starting once in that mode. great phone overrall. have had no issues with it. beats audio is amazing especially with actual beats headphones.Build quality 10/10Reception 10/10Call quality 10/10Internet 10/10Multimedia 10/10Camera 10/10UI speed 10/10Everyday usage 10/10Text input 10/10Display 10/10Battery 10/10
- quad core processor, 2 gb of ram, nice and sturdy built.
- no sd slot for expandable memory,better battery capacity, option to have a standard battery or extended battery.
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Ardoleon posted on 03 Dec 2012, 15:03
Ardoleon has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
I saw this phone here at PhoneArena, and had to try it out. I had a chance to use a Moto Droid RAZR MAXX HD, and the build quality seems roughly the same, I can't really compare deeper than that because I would never put either through any real durability test. The screen is by far the single most dazzling display I have viewed in my life, and with the quad-core processor and 2GB of RAM, it will be a competitive phone for many months to come. As far as reception goes, I feel it is about equal to the Motorola radio, I am in a tiny town with lower-end VZ service, but I can always hear the other end loud and clear, and no one has told me that they cant hear me. As far as the internet goes, htis phone does a remarkable job of bringing your content to you at a very fast speed, especially on LTE. As for multimedia, I usually don't put movies on my phone, but any HD content just becomes mind-blowing at that resolution. The camera is comparable to what I saw on Apple devices, haven't really gotten into the nitty-gritty of photography with it yet. The one UI element that could use a little help is the text input, i feel the auto-correct and predictive technology could use some help from Motorola, it feels laggy at tile when you use the trace funtion, but otherwise OK. The battery is an average life, not really any less than other smartphones have given me. It isn't the RAZR MAXX HD, but then nothing is comparable for that battery. Overall, I would definitely recommend this phone...Build quality 10/10Reception 10/10Call quality 10/10Internet 10/10Multimedia 10/10Camera 9/10UI speed 10/10Everyday usage 10/10Text input 8/10Display 10/10Battery 9/10
- Awe-inspiring Display
- Quad-Core Processor
- Lots of RAM
- Great Build Quality
- Not too huge to use
- No SD card slot
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NeoSin posted on 27 Nov 2012, 17:40
NeoSin has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
I had a decent flagship device going in, the RAZR MAXX. But seeing the specs of the DNA made me drool, and I HAD TO HAVE IT! What better Christmas present to myself than a new phone? After working out the deal on how I could open a new line without having to pay for it all myself, I went out and got myself this after heavy deliberation between this and the Galaxy Note II. I strongly feel I did not make the wrong choice at all! This phone is THE phone to own right now. If you're in the market at Verizon, and you did not chose this or the Note II, you simply chose incorrectly!Build quality 9/10Reception 10/10Call quality 10/10Internet 10/10Multimedia 10/10Camera 9/10UI speed 10/10Everyday usage 10/10Text input 10/10Display 10/10Battery 9/10
- Quad Core, the future is here!
- Brilliant display
- Goes through a typical day with some juice left over
- Expandable memory, but only because I have to hate something.
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poole_shark posted on 24 Nov 2012, 13:26
Great phone so far...
poole_shark has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
This is an initial reaction. I just picked it up yesterday afternoon from the verizon store. I am coming from a no ICS Samsung DROID Charge so anything I decided to buy would be an upgrade. I did not realize I could populate each category below with a TON of text. I want to use the phone for a week and then give my thoughts on the perks and nuances. I will update this review after I use it for a full 7 days.Build quality 9/10Reception 10/10Call quality 10/10Internet 10/10Multimedia 10/10Camera 8/10UI speed 9/10Everyday usage 10/10Text input 10/10Display 10/10Battery 8/10
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Owlet posted on 22 Nov 2012, 17:20
Best smartphone right now and for months to come.
Owlet has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
I was curious if this phone wouldn't live up to the hype. I must say, it's even better than you would expected from reading about it and looking at pictures.
It's a pleasure to hold and look at. But even more so to use it. Screen is very nice, everything is very smooth and fast and responsive.
The radios are so much better than the SGSIII that this phone replaced. VZ network on SGSIII goes down to 1 bar to no bar in a weak service area, but this phone stays connected with 2-3 bars. Same with WiFi, HTC is superior.
Battery is nothing spectacular, of course, but probably no phone is right now. For me it lasts the same as my SGSIII. Batteries is where we need innovations now, so they can last a week like phones used to.
Sound is very nice, both through the loudspeaker and through the Beats Studio and Beats Pill.
Camera is good, but I prefer a real camera. Even if some say DNA's camera performs a tiny bit better in low light conditions, it's still pretty bad to me. But, it's enough to share some pics with your friends. But don't pay attention to what I say about camera, I use Nikon DSLR for work and pleasure, so no phone will do it for me.
Bottom line, the overall experience is very satisfying. This phone is just an eye candy inside and out. And performance keeps up with the looks. I can't see any smartphone right now in the same league.Build quality 10/10Reception 10/10Call quality 10/10Internet 10/10Multimedia 10/10Camera 9/10UI speed 10/10Everyday usage 10/10Text input 10/10Display 10/10Battery 9/10
- Build quality
- Screen resolution
- Beats audio
- Very fast
- HTC Sense UI
- No memory card slot
- USB port cover
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