Big phones are getting bigger. This trend doesn’t seem to be slowing down in the least, and the new HTC Droid DNA for Verizon Wireless is the latest member of the giant smartphone clan. Priced at $199.99, the DNA has more than just size on its side — it’s also the first smartphone with a crazy high-res 1080p display to be available in the US.

But a HDTV-equivalent display alone does not a great smartphone make, and the Droid DNA attempts to be the best on other fronts with a cutting edge quad-core processor, 8-megapixel camera with wide aperture lens, and the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean software. The first truly high-end HTC device to be offered by Verizon Wireless since the ill-fated Rezound, the DNA has to contend with the likes of Samsung’s Galaxy Note II, Motorola’s Droid RAZR HD and RAZR Maxx HD, Apple’s iPhone 5, and the latest volley from Microsoft with its new Windows Phone 8 devices. Does the Droid DNA have what it takes to stand out from the pack, or will it and its fancy new display be lost in the sea of black slab smartphones on Verizon’s shelves? Read on to find out.