The HTC DROID DNA just couldn't have come to the market at a better time. The Taiwanese company's first smartphone in the United States with a 5" 1080p display is given the tall task of turning its maker's fate around, and bring back the good times at HTC.
The holiday shopping spree has already begun in the United States, so every Android smartphone manufacturer has thrown its best effort on the market. However, the DROID DNA clearly stands out in the crowd with its super powerful quad-core chipset and sweet full HD display. Tuck the aforementioned ingredients into a good looking body and you get a smartphone that every geek should have on their Christmas shortlist.
All eyes might be focused on the HTC DROID DNA 5" Super LCD3 screen but the smartphone also packs the most powerful chipset in the smartphone game. The tricked out Android 4.1 Jelly Bean is here to bring the user experience another step forward, while the newly designed Beats audio amplifier should help please audiophiles.
On the other hand, the non-expandable user memory of the latest DROID did cause a few raised eyebrows, while the non-removable 2020mAh battery causes some concern as well - it has four CPU cores and over two million pixels to power. We are now to check out if those actually matter in real life usage or if the DROID DNA is fine as it is.
We will be kicking the review off with an unboxing, followed by a design and build quality inspection, and a close look at the device's battery performance.
Editorial: You might notice that this review is shorter than usual and doesn't include some of our proprietary tests. The reason is it has been prepared and written far away from our office and test lab. The HTC DROID DNA is a US-only phone and it will not be making rounds on the Old Continent. Still, we think we've captured the essence of the phone in the same precise, informative and detailed way that's become our trademark. Enjoy the good read!