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HTC DROID DNA with 1080p screen, quad-core Krait debuts

13 November, 2012 | Read the news | Post your comment
HTC DROID DNA with 1080p screen, quad-core Krait debuts - read the full textJust as expected the HTC event in New York was all about the DROID DNA for Verizon. The long-rumored beast of a smartphone finally went official. The DROID DNA offers a specs sheet similar to its Japanese sibling the HTC J Butterfly. It features the first of its kind 5-inch 1080p S-LCD3...

 

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It's great but Note 2 is better.

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  • 2012-11-13 19:04
  • HI8X

This could have very nearly done it all....
The specs look fabulous. But is it just me or as the years roll on HTC just seem to slightly miss the "The Full House". How quickly will 16GB of storage fill up with 1080p video?? Answer... very quickly. You want to stick a few tunes on for the daily commute... better look again at your 320k MP3's guys...

It's like we can't be trusted to have it all. HTC, listen to your customers!! Stop trying to copy Apple and being tight. I've had HTC over the years, right now I have a GS2 and 4S (work). I have a 32GB card in my GS2 and it is great.

And . . .don't get me started on the battery! I'm sure your customers would have a 2mm thicker phone and be able to actually keep using it than an expensive lump of plastic without power. It can be the best phone in the world, if it dies in under a day then a some point it will let you and you'll have to ask to borrow you Momma's Nokia 6310i... yes you know the one.

Feel much now, still a wicked phone though. Keep it real Dudes.

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  • 2012-11-13 18:56
  • 3xQg

If HTC REALLY want their otherwise turbo-charged fones 2 sell, it's IMPERATIVE 4 them 2 hav 1. Expandable SD storage 2. User-replaceable battery n 3. Better battery life! Unless HTC sort out these 3 basics they'll always play catch up to Samsung n others! Good Luck HTC!

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  • 2012-11-13 18:55
  • vwqf

I know which phone to buy in december. better than any android in the market.

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  • 2012-11-13 18:50
  • gAdf

> In reply to Kiwi Steve @ 2012-11-13 18:37 from t@Pc - click to readnice one...kiwi steve.
n really htc has too poor battry perfrmnce

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  • 2012-11-13 18:48
  • uu{x

This is my next phone, it is effectively a turbo boosted micro mini tablet. I hope by the time it is available in Australia, someone would have released an after market battery case. HTC, 2020Amh battery life, what were you thinking????

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  • 2012-11-13 18:45
  • 3CN3


Krait and S-LCD3 are much more power effecient. So, 2020mAH should be enough to last for a day.

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  • 2012-11-13 18:40
  • Kxv5

> In reply to Ludovic @ 2012-11-13 17:19 from Ia{@ - click to readExcellent example of what i said many times before, "you only buy HTC once". Too many issues and flaws.

About battery, The One X+ did ok in battery test except standby was bad, i dont think this one will do much worse, maybe better since it probably has no standby powerdraw issue. However, people are tired of those battery times and want a change. I have Galaxy Note 2 and while it has great battery i wouldnt say Note 2 ends the need for battery improvements, only need to up the display brightness and disable all power savings to drain the battery in half a day of heavy usage. Yes its still better than other phones, but not good enough. ANd yes, i need to up the brightness sometims, in some videos even max it out. The only phones i have used that can give great perceivable detail at somewhat lower brightness are Sony/SonyEricsson phones with Bravia engine.

Ok, that was mostly off topic. About the phone in question here, i love the Full HD but the cons are:

1. Its HTC.
2. It has HTC Sense.
3. NO card slot
4. Virtually no storage.
5. Processor is good for now but will be humiliated by new Exynos.
6. Its Verizon and even if it wasnt then nothing can make me buy a HTC again.

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  • 2012-11-13 18:38
  • vaNH

No memory slot! HTC did you pay apple for this idea? Fail!

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  • 2012-11-13 18:37
  • t@Pc

whn it will come in ind...

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  • 2012-11-13 18:35
  • U$kX

the strange thing is that Japanese version have 2200mAh ... why would they change the battery capacity in US version??!!

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  • 2012-11-13 18:32
  • HBxC

This is my next phone, it is effectively a turbo boosted micro mini tablet. I hope by the time it is available in Australia, someone would have released an after market battery case. HTC, 2020Amh battery life, what were you thinking????

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  • 2012-11-13 18:28
  • 3CN3

Once again another phone company I getting about better life very disappointing

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  • 2012-11-13 18:28
  • 0dgy

Sadly it has 2 problems:the battery capacity, and the internal storage.

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  • 2012-11-13 18:25
  • 0UuF

it has magic designe .. i even forgat to read spc when i have seen this..

FANTASTIC DESIGNE .. great spc ..

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  • 2012-11-13 18:12
  • j1%a

finally monster is comming..

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  • 2012-11-13 18:08
  • j1%a

> In reply to ikkie @ 2012-11-13 17:54 from nxX0 - click to readYeah we don't understand either..
HTC is lost, and they still don't get that people want good battery life.
Will they? Until bankruptcy maybe..

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  • 2012-11-13 18:04
  • PFx6

HTC just killed their One X+ in the US market , no one is gonna choose it over this monster especially with the same price tag.

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  • 2012-11-13 17:55
  • 6vUE

As singular phones, HTC handsets are very good. However, when looking at them as a family, I'm now confused. They seem to have one high end X+ with a good quad core tegra, 4.7 720 screen and larger battery. Then they go and create another flagship that is an inbetween generation housing a kriat quad, 2gb RAM, 1080 screen but a much smaller battery. What do people then purchasing these consider the flagship?

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  • 2012-11-13 17:54
  • nxX0

Non expandable?? Surely not?!

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  • 2012-11-13 17:49
  • mqGp

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