If you are in the market for a new Android smartphone, the HTC Droid DNA should be at the top of your list. The DNA has the display, speed, and sound quality to not only complete with the Samsung Galaxy SIII, but surpass it in many aspects. It is available on Verizon for $199.99 with a two-year contract.
The most impressive part of the Droid DNA by HTC is the large 5-inch, 1080p HD display. The graphics are bright, clear, and detailed. Text is crisp and easy to read even with small type. Web text and graphics look good using either the built-in browser or Chrome.
Videos played on the Droid DNA look good in portrait or landscape mode. Whether you have downloaded a short or full-length video onto the device, watching on such a large screen is a strength. With around 11 GB free for storage on this 16 GB, you will not be able to put too much on the device, but streaming from Netflix or YouTube provides similar quality.
The HTC Droid DNA is also one of the fastest, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean smartphones. With a quad-core processor and 2GB of RAM, apps launch smoothly, web pages load quickly, and transitions between screens are smooth. While HTC has placed its Sense UI on top of Jelly Bean, it did not appear to hinder the performance of the smartphone.
The HTC Droid DNA also has Beats Audio built in. While the speaker sounds louder than some older devices, the audio sounds even better when plugged into good headphones or a quality portable speaker. The bass is lower and the treble clearer when plugged into a speaker like Jawbone Jambox. This feature can be turned off, but you will notice a distinct difference in the quality.
The large size does make the HTC Droid DNA an interesting fit into many pockets and could take a little getting used to if a user decides to hold the device up to the ear while making a phone call. Overall, however, the HTC Droid DNA is a quality device for those who prefer Android phones and are in the market for an upgrade. Stop by your local Verizon store or check it out online.
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