HTC’s latest Android “phablet” big phone – DROID DNA

In the smartphone world, the bar is just getting higher and higher in terms of new advanced phones. After the Samsung Galaxy S3, Note 2, iPhone 5 and even the latest LG Nexus 4, HTC is pushing the limit even higher with the introduction of its latest big “phablet” phone the HTC DROID DNA.

Dubbed to be “the most advanced phone on the market” by HTC president Jason Mackenzie during its press release on 13 November, the DROID DNA features a 1080p screen with a 1920 x 1080-resolution on a 5-inch screen. Such a high screen resolution has yet to be reproduced by other competitors especially considering the fact that despite this the HTC DROID DNA has a thickness of only 4mm.
The DNA is powered by a 1.5 GHz quad-core CPU with 2GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal storage but has no microSD card slot. Software wise, the DROID DNA runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean overlayed by HTC’s Sense 4+ UI.


HTC really worked hard on the DNA providing it with a great camera. The DNA has an 8 megapixel rear camera with LED flash and a 2.1 megapixel camera in the front with a wide angle lens.
Add to all this the usual Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, 3.5 mm jack, micro USB port and a feature that’s becoming more and more common NFC (Near field communication). Also, a very neat feature available on the latest Nexus 4 as well is wireless charging (by induction).

The drawback? The battery of the DROID DNA is non removable. However, HTC promised a full day use with moderate usage. The DNA is also lacking a stylus like other phablets such as the Galaxy Note 2 and LG Optimus Vu2.
You can expect the HTC DROID DNA to become available on Verizon starting November 21st at a retail price of $600.