HTC Droid DNA: Is it the Phone You Should Buy Next?

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November 23, 2012

HTC has been putting out some quality phones over the past year or so, with their new unibody ceramic designs becoming all the rage nowadays. First we had the One X, and it was fantastic. Then we had the One X+, which was also pretty good. None of these phones stole the spotlight like the Samsung Galaxy S3 did.

It has a lot to do with marketing, but it shouldn’t have been that far off in sales.

Now we have the Droid DNA, which is a phone that once again has fallen into the depths of the tech world. Nobody knows what it is. Nobody cares.

But you should care, because the Droid DNA is the first phone in the United States to offer a 5-inch 1080p screen. Yes, you read that correctly: a 1080p on a smartphone. I don’t even need to tell you how amazing this screen is, and it’s easily the best screen I’ve ever seen on a smartphone.

But even more than that, the design is pure brilliance. The speed is fantastic. HTC Sense running on Android 4.1 Jellybean is also fantastic. This phone should be in everyone’s pocket.

But hang on a second. It has a tiny 2,020 mAh battery. Why would you shoot yourself in the foot like that, HTC? Everyone loves battery life, and that is not even an opinion. One thing that has plagued Android phones is the poor battery life, and you’re going to toss a small battery in a beast of a phone? Bad move.

But even with that slight misstep, you should still buy this phone. Here’s why:

  • 5-inch S-LCD 3 1080p display with a ppi of 441
  • S4 Pro quad-core processor running at 1.5 GHz
  • 2 GB of RAM
  • 16 GB of internal storage
  • Android 4.1
  • Adreno 320 GPU

Believe me now? Buy this phone. But remember your charger.

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