HTC Droid DNA

Droid DNA has a 1080p display, the same resolution as a full HD TV, but all in a 5-inch display. This gives the device the highest PPI of any smartphone as of its release. Of course, if the phone looks familiar, it's because its based off of HTC's Japanese release, the J Butterfly.

  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: Nov. 21, 2012
  • Price at launch: $199.00

What You Need To Know

  • Includes Beats Audio
  • An amplifier is built-in for headphones and the speaker

Verge Review

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...

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Basic Specs

Thickness .38 inches
Weight .31 pounds
Form factor Slab
Screen size (diagonal) 5 inches
Carriers Verizon Wireless
Operating system Android
Launch OS version 4.1
The Verge Battery Test 4 hours and 25 minutes

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Tech Specs

Hardware
Height 5.55 inches
Width 2.78 inches
Thickness .38 inches
Weight .31 pounds
Form factor Slab
Color Black
Loudspeaker Yes
Noise cancellation Hardware (multi-mic)
Display
Screen size (diagonal) 5 inches
Technology Super LCD 3
Pixel arrangement RGB
Resolution (Y) 1920 px
Resolution (X) 1080 px
PPI 440
Touchscreen type Capacitive
Connectivity
Carriers Verizon Wireless
CDMA Yes
GSM Yes
UMTS / HSPA Yes
LTE Yes
Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi support 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11a
GPS Yes
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth version Bluetooth 4.0
NFC support Yes
Tethering / mobile hotspot Yes
Media streaming DLNA, Media Link HD
Processor
Manufacturer Qualcomm
Brand / family Snapdragon S4 Pro
Model APQ8064
Clock speed 1.5 GHz
Number of cores 4
GPU
Manufacturer Qualcomm
Model Adreno 320
Memory
RAM size 2 GB
Storage
Internal size 16 GB
External No
Front Camera
Resolution 2.2 megapixels
Rear Camera
Resolution 8 megapixels
Flash LED
Focus type Autofocus
Video resolution 1080p
Software
Operating system Android
Skin Sense 4+
Launch OS version 4.1
Interface
Video out Yes
Headphone jack 3.5mm
Other ports Micro USB, MHL
Sensors
Sensors Compass (Magnetometer), Proximity, Ambient light, Gyroscope, Accelerometer
Battery
Capacity 2020 mAh
Removable No
Wireless charging Yes
Benchmarks
The Verge Battery Test 4 hours and 25 minutes
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