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HTC DROID DNA preview: First look

13 November 2012 | Read the review | Post your comment
HTC DROID DNA preview: First look - read the full textHTC is having a hard time competing at the highest level of the smartphone market lately, but its latest smartphone might be what was needed to turn the tables. The all-caps name of the HTC DROID DNA is, for once, well deserved as this is certainly one of the most exciting smartphones we have seen lately...


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One of the best 1080p camera video I've ever seen.

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  • 2012-11-15 17:20
  • 3Y2i

really weak DNA, must further develop or die

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  • 2012-11-15 17:20
  • 0wgx

> In reply to swift @ 2012-11-14 11:23 from mCNx - click to readi'd like to use it with an AKG! like a boss not like a fanboy with a lot of money listening to music with huge earphones just to show of

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  • 2012-11-15 16:56
  • 0m%3

when will be reviea and battery test?

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  • 2012-11-15 11:31
  • 0C60

> In reply to Popolata @ 2012-11-14 19:45 from KZ8C - click to readI totally agree with this.

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  • 2012-11-15 05:29
  • ijZL

A Ferrari with a twenty dollar fuel tank. Go, HTC.

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  • 2012-11-15 03:10
  • tVs@

In 3 months time, expect DNA + extra chromosomes. :-p

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  • 2012-11-15 03:07
  • tVs@

> In reply to jtv @ 2012-11-14 14:02 from t7Xr - click to readCouldn't agree with you more. No way am I going to fall for that one a third time after sensation xe and one x +. It's like asking to be paid twice. You've got another thing coming, HTC.

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  • 2012-11-15 03:04
  • tVs@

HTC needs to grow a brain. What's the point of huge pretty screen if the battery is puny, and the storage non-expandable? Seriously what the hell

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  • 2012-11-14 19:45
  • KZ8C

So a bad phone only the 440 ppi...

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  • 2012-11-14 17:48
  • 0UuA

HTC is more and more well known as Midget battery of the smartphone company!
Well done!

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  • 2012-11-14 15:52
  • PFx6

apple who?

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  • 2012-11-14 15:45
  • sp@8

small and irreplaceable battery?
i have note & its huge battery and i dont move without my spare battery, so why htc, whyyyy??

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  • 2012-11-14 15:22
  • J1i9

by looking at the benchmarks scores youcan tell LG just plain and simple sucks at optimizing any type of hardware, they failed with the optimus 2x, failed with the optimus g now cause its the same hardware as htc dna, and it gets lower scores.
Hopefully google did the optimising theyr selves on the nexus 4, therwhise it'll be a shame not to have that s4 pro properly used.

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  • 2012-11-14 14:32
  • pKcT

> In reply to 26 @ 2012-11-14 12:35 from tA$7 - click to readN nokia for not opting for Android.

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  • 2012-11-14 14:28
  • utph

HTC you should have released the DROID DNA+ instead. With bigger battery and bigger memory. Why release it after 3 months? You are so f*cking predictable.

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  • 2012-11-14 14:02
  • t7Xr

2,020 mAh battery on a 5" 1080p screen? That's a huge disappointment.

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  • 2012-11-14 12:46
  • wYBp

each brand have their own lacks.

samsung with their plastic body.
apple with their over priced, compared to specs.
lg with their software support.
motorolla with their old-competition as others using new faster processor, so is sony.
but now htc just starts to use on-build storage which is very clumsy just 11GB for HD phones.

but all of them have their own superiority. so it's up to your choice, you will never have a phone if you too much comparing.

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  • 2012-11-14 12:35
  • tA$7

> In reply to errr @ 2012-11-14 11:36 from UD%W - click to readfair point, in other departments I would say there is things that could definitely be improved, for example the loudspeaker as quoted could be better however the reason I chose my phone was purely for the music experience whilst listening through the headset. when I got my sensation xl I was given the headphones as part of the parcel as you would of done also with you sensation xe. I do admit that through any standard sub/standard headphones the quality is non existent which kinda annoys me on why HTC no longer provide them with the new line up of phones they have introduced... by the time I get my next HTC which will probably be mid next year I can safely say that my headphones will have deteriorated in quality massively and its looking as though I will have to go out and spend £100+ on some more, that of which I am not happy with at all...

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  • 2012-11-14 11:55
  • mCNx

> In reply to swift @ 2012-11-14 11:23 from mCNx - click to readfyi I own an HTC Sensation XE. iPhone is too overrated. Don't get me wrong. I loved HTC at first. But their products doesn't really justify their specs. Maybe you're right. Beats enhancement does make a difference. But it's only good for someone that has good earphones/headphones. Besides, their loudspeaker is not really that loud. I can tell you my BB Curve 8250 does produce louder sounds than my XE and the music quality is pretty good. So even at the audio department, they fell short.

The camera sucks, a lot. The device eventually heats up; it has a poor reception of signal; and poor outdoor visibility. Maybe I'm going too far on this especially when my basis is just one device. But, upon reading reviews and comments from consumers like me, I can say that my statements are correct. What's pissing me off is that they market so much about their products only to find out that the end result is above average, at best.

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  • 2012-11-14 11:36
  • UD%W

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