My personal favorite new phone is the Nokia Lumia 920, but the HTC DNA is an impressive beast sporting the same Snapdragon S4 processor that has monster performance and some impressive power, 4G/LTE, and thermal characteristics embedded on this chipset. David Anderson, a fellow technology enthusiast, asked to post a guest blog on the new HTC DNA. His thoughts on the HTC DNA follows:
For consumers looking for the next big thing in Android smartphones, the Droid DNA from HTC has a lot to offer, and a really big screen. It is one of the devices that are being talked about more in recent, because of its great design.
The HTC Droid DNA has the new Android Jelly Bean 4.1, and a lot of extras. It is one of the first smartphones to take advantage of a quad-core processor. It is a high performance phone, which also has a HD screen resolution that is better than some television sets. It is a superior phone, which consumers are sure to be buying this year.
Breaking down the Specs of The Droid DNA
The droid DNA has some great specs that go beyond its quad-core processing power. It also features an 8mp camera, with wide lenses. It also a great design that is competing with some of the high-end phones such as the Samsung Note II, Motorola Razr HD and iPhone5. It is breaking some of the standards being the first to integrate use of a quad-core processor in a smartphone.
Starting with its quad-core processor, the Droid DNA from Verizon has a Qualcomm APQ8064 quad-core processor that provides the device with 1.5 GHz of processing power. This is not a surprise with a device that is meant for performance, and it also has 16 GB memory and 2 GB of ram, which is more than some netbooks.
It also has a Gorilla Glass II display, which is an astounding 5-inch, in a device that weight only 140 grams. These tech specs are impressive for the large smartphone sector of the mobile market.
The Integrated Software of the Droid DNA Smartphone
Apart from having the many benefits of an Android Jelly Bean 4.1 OS, the Droid DNA also has integrated support for wireless charging, and many other features that are only available on HTC devices. It is the ultimate package in productivity with fully customizable options for users.
The Droid DNA has full support for HTC Sense, which is undergoing renovations to support some new devices. It offers enterprise integrations of Microsoft Exchange, email sync options, and customizable options. Users will soon be able to save profiles via HTC Sense to always have their favorite configurations available. This is convenient for business and enterprise users, who may need to have different tools ready for use at different moments.
The Droid DNA also has the great features of an Android Jelly Bean 4.1 OS, which will be upgradable to 4.2 versions. The Jelly Bean OS has convenient alerts, which HTC has incorporated into a light on the back side that alerts you whenever there is activity on a Droid DNA phone.
Android also provides the phone with gesture typing, voice commands, accessibility and new improved home screen that displays the user’s most important activity and alerts.
The Droid DNA is the top of the line in the large smartphone sector. It also has a price tag of under $200, which makes it more affordable than the iPhone 5 and other competition.
- Operating System
Android™ 4.1 (Jelly Bean) with HTC Sense™
Qualcomm® APQ8064 Quad-core 1.5 GHz, MDM9615M
16 GB, 2 GB RAM
CDMA: 800/1900MHz; UMTS/HSPA: 850/900/1900/2100MHz; GSM/GPRS/EDGE: 850/900/1800/1900MHz; LTE 700 MHz (Band 13)
8 MP main camera with auto focus, LED Flash, BSI sensor, f/2.0 aperture, 28mm lens, 1080p HD video recording, w/ HTC ImageSense®: 2.1 MP front-facing camera, Dedicated HTC ImageChip®
- Keyboard/Form Factor
5-inch super LCD3, HD 1080p, Gorilla® Glass 2
- Special Features
Beats Audio® built in, HTC ImageSense®, Dedicated HTC ImageChip®
2020 mAh LI-ION (embedded)
141 x 70.5 x 9.73 mm
(Tom's thoughts) In some ways the HTC DNA and Nokia Lumia 920 are very similar. Both sport the same Snapdragon S4 processor which gives excellent performance while being efficient to ensure long battery life. Both sport a large screen - 4.5" for the Lumia 920 and 5" for the HTC DNA. The Lumia sports a 2000 mAh battery while the HTC DNA is 2020 mAh making them darn near identical. The biggest differences are: the HTC DNA is on Verizon and the Lumia 920 is an AT&T exclusive; the HTC DNA runs on Android while the Lumia 920 runs on Windows Phone 8; Both have excellent cameras - 8MB for the HTC DNA and 8.7MP for the Lumia 920, however the Lumia has optical image stabilization (in hardware) and renowned low-light capabilities, so the edge to the Lumia 920 there. Still, both are impressive smart phones and I'd be happy to jump ship from my iPhone 4S to either of these phones.
David Anderson is a freelance writer, professional blogger, and social media enthusiast. His blog Phonetvinternet focuses on Technology.