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HTC DROID DNA Review

HTC DROID DNA

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Call Quality and Battery:

HTC DROID DNA Review
Nearly flawless with call quality, since voices on both ends of the line are audible with their clear, distinct, and distortion-free tones, the only nagging distraction is found with the speakerphone. Certainly, it’s very strong and powerful at the loudest volume setting, but it emits a slight crackle.

Unlike some other Verizon 4G LTE smartphones we’ve tested out in the past, we’re absolutely thrilled to find this one retaining a solid 4G LTE connection indoors – whereas with others, they were rather inconsistent. Additionally, it didn’t drop any of our phone calls as well in the greater Philadelphia region.

We were desperately hoping for the best with battery life, but alas, it puts out nothing more than average results. Charging its 2,020 mAh battery, we’re able to fly by the 10 hour mark before it’s completely depleted – thus hitting the tally we’re normally accustomed to seeing with most Verizon 4G LTE smartphones.


Conclusion:

Slithering its way out of nowhere, surprisingly enough, we have to admit that HTC has a winner in the DROID DNA. Right now, it’s rather difficult to stand atop of the crowd knowing that you have other venerable smartphones out there to compete against, but HTC is able to head into the crucial holiday season knowing they have a standout contender. Without question, the HTC DROID DNA has all of the elements to make it a promising smartphone – though to its credit, its 5-inch 1920x1080 Super LCD 3 display is a groundbreaking beauty to behold on its own.

Someone really needs to pinch us, mainly because we can’t believe this handset is attached with that golden price point of $200 with a 2-year contract. We’re happy to report that this is a well-rounded performer, and when we think about its beefy hardware, it only fills us with this warm feeling of satisfaction that blissfully convinces us that it’s worth every penny spent on it. DNA is the building blocks of life, but with this, the DROID DNA reestablishes HTC as a dominant figure that’s aiming for perfection – regardless of how small the detail is.

Software version of the unit:
Android Version: 4.1.1
Software Version: 1.15.605.4 710RD


HTC DROID DNA Video Review:



Pros

  • Stunning detail with its 5-inch 1080p display
  • Svelte profile & lightweight
  • Takes sharp looking photos & videos
  • Better 4G LTE signal

Cons

  • Insufficient 16GB of memory with no expansion
  • Not enough enhancements with Sense 4.0+
  • Indistinct power button & volume control
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HTC DROID DNA

HTC DROID DNA

OS: Android 4.4 4.2.2 4.1.1
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PhoneArena rating:
9Excellent
Display5.0 inches, 1080 x 1920 pixels (441 ppi) S-LCD 3
Camera8 megapixels
Hardware
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro, Quad-core, 1500 MHz, Krait processor
2 GB RAM
Size5.55 x 2.78 x 0.38 inches
(141 x 70.5 x 9.73 mm)
4.87 oz  (138 g)
Battery2020 mAh, 12.8 hours talk time

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