HTC Droid DNA

The Good The beautifully designed HTC Droid DNA features a quad-core processor, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, 4G LTE, a sharp 5-inch screen, an excellent camera, and long battery life.

The Bad The Droid DNA's large size makes it tricky to fit in tight pockets, and it lacks both an SD card slot and a removable battery.

The Bottom Line With quad-core power, 4G LTE, a lovely 5-inch screen, and a stunning design, the $199.99 HTC Droid DNA is currently Verizon's best Android deal.

Editors' Rating
  • Design 9.0
  • Features 8.0
  • Performance 8.0
8.3 Overall

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Review

HTC creates the most awesome Droid ever

The new Droid DNA is the best phone I've seen from HTC in a long while, especially on Verizon. With its blazingly swift quad-core processor, and a gorgeous and eye-grabbing 5-inch screen, not to mention a great camera and long battery life, the Droid DNA is an excellent deal at any price. And at $199.99, I feel it's a better buy than some worthy smartphone competitors, including the Motorola Droid Razr HD and Samsung Galaxy S3.

Design
There are no two ways about it: the HTC Droid DNA is the sexiest-looking smartphone I've laid my hands on in quite some time. At a glance, the slab-shaped HTC Droid DNA looks like just about every other Android smartphone on the market. Step closer, though, and the signature Verizon red highlights jump out at you. While the handset is clad in stealth-bomber black, it's trimmed with red metallic stripes on either side.

HTC says it was inspired by Lamborghini supercars when crafting the DNA. As for me, I just think the stripes, which are iridescent and perforated by tiny holes, look futuristic and striking.

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Specs / Prices

  • MSRP $600
  • Brand HTC
  • Service Provider Verizon Wireless
  • Diagonal Size 5 in
  • Weight 5 oz
  • Sensors Accelerometer, ambient light sensor, proximity sensor, digital compass, gyro sensor
  • Technology CDMA2000 1X / GSM / WCDMA (UMTS)
  • Additional Features Beats Audio technology, DLNA Certified, E-911 compliant, ImageSense technology, Speech-to-Text (speech recognition), TTY compatible
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