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HTC put everything it is capable of into the latest surprise for the year, its DROID DNA behemoth announced as a Verizon exclusive. The phone's main selling point is its large 5" edge-to-edge screen with Full HD resolution, the first of its kind with 440ppi pixel density, which is a sight to behold. Every major hardware and software improvement the company has come up with lately are also thrown in there, like Beats Audio and dedicated speaker amplifiers, wide-angle front camera, the ImageChip ISP and latest Sense 4+, plus HTC has wrapped it all up in a very slim and elegant for this screen size chassis.

This device is also known as HTC 6435LVW, HTC DROID Incredible X, HTC One X 5, HTC DIx, HTC DLX


  • Supports wireless charging


  • Thick body (0.38 inches)

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Size: 5.0 inches
Resolution: 1920 x 1080 pixels, 441 PPI
Technology: S-LCD 3
Screen-to-body: 69.24 %
Colors: 16 777 216
Features: Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass)


System chip: Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064
Processor: Quad-core, 1500 MHz, Krait
GPU: Adreno 320
Internal storage: 16GB, available to use: 11 GB
OS: Android (4.4, 4.2.2, 4.1.1), HTC Sense UI Screenshots
Device type: Smartphone


Capacity: 2020 mAh
Type: Li - Polymer, User replaceable
Charging: Qi wireless charging


Rear: Single camera Camera samples
Main camera: 8 MP (Autofocus, BSI sensor)
Specifications: Aperture size: F2.0; Focal length: 28 mm
Flash: LED
Video recording: 1920x1080 (Full HD)
Features: Video calling
Front: 2.1 MP
Video capture: 1920x1080 (Full HD)
Dimensions: 5.55 x 2.78 x 0.38 inches (141 x 70.5 x 9.73 mm)
Weight: 4.87 oz (138.0 g)
Keys: Right: Volume control


4G (FDD): Bands 17(700 b)
3G: Bands 5(850), 8(900), 2(1900), 1(2100)
Data Speed: LTE Cat 3 (100/50 Mbit/s), HSPA, UMTS
SIM type: Micro SIM


Headphones: 3.5mm jack
Speakers: Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Features: Album art cover, Background playback, Beats Audio
Screen mirroring: DLNA, MHL
Additional microphone(s): for Noise cancellation

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth: 4.0
Wi-Fi: 802.11 a, b, g, n, dual-band; Hotspot
USB: microUSB, USB 2.0
Features: Mass storage device, Charging, Video out
Hearing aid compatible: M3, T3
Location: GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, E911
Sensors: Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass
Other: NFC, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Phone features

Notifications: Haptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
Other features: Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDD

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:
Date approved: Nov 05, 2012
FCC ID value: NM8PL83200
Measured SAR:
Head: 0.50 W/kg
Body: 0.63 W/kg
Simultaneous Transmission: 0.93 W/kg
Wireless Router: 1.01 W/kg


Nov 13, 2012
Officially announced: Yes
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A good phone for some, but not others
Phone owned for more than a year

This is the first smartphone I have used, and I was hesitant to get it due to the lack of expandable storage and rather small battery.

If those two factors don't bother you, then this might be a pretty nice phone for you.

One thing I MUST mention is that if you do not have Beats Audio turned on, then your phone will actually make the music sound worse than it actually is. This makes Beats Audio sound a lot better when you do enable it, persuading you to purchase the phone. It is only an equalizer that turns the lowest and highest frequencies of sound up. We perceive these sounds as interesting. When it is off, this range of sounds is turned down more than usual, making the sound quality worse than it actually is.

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great device
Phone owned for less than a month

This phone is very good. The camera is doable, the the processor is great on the phone. The sense 5 ui is great and the display is great. The only issue is th the phone is too powerful for the battery.

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Avoid this phone like the plague
Phone owned for less than a year

I was torn between this phone and the Galaxy Note2. I wish I had bought the Galaxy. This phone has been one series of problems after another. The biggest problem is this -- the phone regular loses "contact" with the SIM card. This makes the phone useless in emergency situations. I have had the phone replaced three times because of this. Additionally, this phone has the worst battery life of any phone I've every owned (and I've owned smartphones back since the first Palm Treo). Combine this with HTC's and Verizon's refusal to address the inherent problems with the SIM card, means they have both lost a customer.

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