HTC DROID DNA preview: First look

GSMArena team, 13 November 2012.
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Tags: HTC, Android, Touch UI

HTC DROID DNA studio shots

We were able to bring the HTC DROID DNA back to our studio where we managed to produce some higher-quality photos of the smartphone.

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The HTC DROID DNA at our studio

We tried hard to zoom in enough to see individual pixels, but on a screen with this kind of density this proved to be impossible.

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The HTC DROID DNA display from up close

Putting the DROID DNA side by side with the Samsung Galaxy Note II and the Nokia Lumia 920 highlights that HTC has used the available space very efficiently. While we cant give the Taiwanese company too much credit for making the DROID DNA notably more compact than the Note II, which has a 0.5 larger display, we have to congratulate it for making it about as easy to handle as the Nokia Lumia 920 and its 4.55 screen.

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The HTC DROID DNA sized up against the Samsung Galaxy Note II and the Nokia Lumia 920

Here go the rest of the HTC DROID DNA studio photos for you to enjoy

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HTC DROID DNA studio shots

And here goes the smartphone in action.

First impressions

We really like what we see from the HTC DROID DNA so far. The smartphone is shaping up to be a very well rounded package that has all bases covered (save for expandable storage). Whats even more it has a unique feature in its arsenal that should help make you choose it over any of its powerful rivals.

We are, of course, talking about the 1080p screen, which is shaping up to be way more than just a fancy item on the DROID DNA specs sheet. The 440 ppi density might be an overkill, but theres a visible difference when you compare the screen of the new HTC flagship to the current crop of Android top dogs and their 720p screens. Videos and photos looks really impressive on the S-LCD3 unit and web browsing is taken to a whole new level by the higher pixel count.

Lets hope the great impressions stand by the time we complete our full review of the HTC DROID DNA.

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