Reviews HTC Droid DNA
5.3
RCT SCORE
RCT SCORE 5.3 / 10

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HTC's latest Android smartphone, the 5-inch Droid DNA, is packed to the gills with high-end specs. You'll find a quad-core 1.5GHz processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal memory and an 8-megapixel main camera (alongside a 2.1-megapixel front facing camera). In addition to being huge, the DNA's screen boasts 1080p HD resolution with 440 pixels per inch. It runs Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) with HTC's Sense software overlay.

Reviews for the Droid DNA were all over the map. Some swooned for its display, speedy processor and elegant design. Others bashed the DNA for its lousy battery and poor camera.

 

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A Fabulous Five Incher
If you are looking for the best phone on Verizon's network, the best Droid device, and the best phone HTC has offered in some time, this is it. But here's the thing with the Droid DNA:...
Phandroid.com
 
Not As Great As It Could Have Been
For those of you who embrace the bleeding edge and all its resulting foibles, buy this phone. The choice isn't as clear-cut for everyone else, mostly because a handful of questionable...
TechCrunch.com
 
This Droid Is a Winner
Even with its flaws, the DROID DNA is not only one of the best smartphones available on Verizon, it is one of the best smartphones period.
Boy Genius Report.com
 
A Superphone with Super Flaws
All considered, it's difficult to recommend the Droid DNA as a good all-around choice for most smartphone users. HTC has released some fantastic phones this year, but despite having a...
Computerworld.com
 
A Phone of Compromises
As with all smartphones, then, the story of the Droid DNA is one of compromise; whether it appeals to you will depend on where your priorities lie. If you need excellent camera...
PocketNow.com
 
HTC Gets the Droid Right
The Droid DNA retails for $199.99 with a two-year contract and is an excellent alternative if you haven't bought into Apple's ecosystem. The fast processor, great camera, 4G LTE, and...
Business Insider.com
 
A Great Handset
If you simply want the best handset, with the most recent components, you can't go wrong with the Droid DNA. It doesn't have any major flaws, and it's got something that nothing else...
Ubergizmo.com
 
Sacrifices for a Great Screen
We can't help but feel that in pursuit of a nice bullet point to mention in marketing materials, HTC gave up features that will be more useful to more people. The handset's battery...
Ars Technica.com
 
Great Screen, Terrible Battery
The Droid DNA is an excellent Android smartphone that's held back by subpar battery life, a lack of expandable storage, and an overabundance of bloatware. But, even with these...
TechHive.com
 
A Bold Statement
Big, bold, and beautiful. The DROID DNA is a return to what we've loved about HTC before, and while it's not perfect, it's a significant improvement in the manufacturer's range and a...
SlashGear.com
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