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HTC Droid DNA review
7 January 2014
Summary: 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.
Pros: Screen is best in class, Thin and light design, Comes with Android 4.1 out of the box
Cons: Battery life is terrible, Occasional performance hiccups, Sense 4+ buries much of what is good in Android 4.1
Summary: With a price of Rs 45,990, the HTC Butterfly is officially the most expensive Android handset in the market and goes head on with the iPhone 5 . All said and done, the Butterfly is another brilliantly-crafted handset from HTC and takes pole position in their Android fleet. It looks majestic (although we still maintain the One X was a better looker), feels comfortable in your hand despite the large screen, has a sharp and vivid display, very good multimedia features and...
Summary: New Droid. HTC offers a new mainstream smartphone with a bright Full HD display and a Snapdragon S4 Pro SoC. The technology of the Super LCD 3 display was already convincing in the review of the larger sibling HTC One, but we also have a closer look at the other components...
Pros: Great display, High color accuracy, Full HD, Good build quality, Application performance, The vibrant display and the good build quality look as if they were made out of one piece. The Droid DNA is comfortably in the hands despite its large 5.0-inch display.
Cons: Mediocre camera, Limited storage without expandability, Average battery runtimes, Non-removable battery, High price, The internal storage is not very generous with 16 GB. A micro SD slot for expandability would have been nice.
HTC DROID DNA review: A full HD display isn’t the only thing that makes this DROID a winner
The Boy Genius Report
18 March 2013
Conclusion: With the DROID DNA and its full HD display, HTC has set a new standard in the mobile industry. Along with an impressive design, a quad-core processor that speeds through any task and a camera that is unmatched by its Android competitors, the DROID DNA is tough to beat. When you throw in features such as wireless charging, the nifty rear notification light and Beats Audio technology, it is clear that this phone is a winner. It does have its shortcomings, however.
Summary: All-in-all, the Droid DNA by HTC should definitely be a contendor this holiday season if you’re in the market for a new phone. The screen is by far one of the best (if not the best for the moment) and the LTE and quad-core processor will keep this phone from getting quickly outdated. If you’re okay with the large size, no expandable storage, and HTC Sense overlay, the DNA will be sure to keep you happy.
Conclusion: The Butterfly leaves no doubt about how important it is to HTC to reclaim lost ground in the smartphone game. The device is good-looking, blazing fast, and has the best display in the business bar none. Those are the right boxes to tick if you're after impulsive buyers and power users alike, and the Butterfly has enough to keep you interested well past the introductory phase of your relationship.
Pros: Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE support; 3G with HSPA; LTE (market dependent), 5" 16M-color 1080p Super LCD3 capacitive touchscreen display with 441ppi pixel density; Curved Gorilla Glass 2, Android OS v4.1.1 Jelly Bean with Sense 4+ UI, Quad-core 1.5 GHz Krait CPU, 2 GB RAM, Adreno 320 GPU; Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro chipset, 8 MP autofocus camera with LED flash and geo-tagging, 1080p video recording @ 30fps, continuous autofocus and stereo sound, 2.1 MP front-facing camera,...
Cons: Non user-replaceable battery, Awkwardly placed and uncomfortable power key, No shortcuts or connectivity toggles in notification area, Uninspiring camera performance
Summary: We could not deny that the HTC Butterfly represents almost everything we can dream for in a superphone. It might have some shortcomings in some areas, like battery capacity but that is something we typically face with almost all other smartphones in the market.
Summary: The Butterfly takes it all to the next step. Why you should consider buying this phone is for the brilliant 1080p HD display, the excellent build quality and the blazing fast performance. Equally, do consider that the battery life will just about get you through a day under medium usage load conditions. We were surprised to find the Butterfly's camera was inferior to the very good clicker on the One X+.
Pros: Blazing fast performance, 1080p HD display is unmatched, Excellent build, Solid water resistance ratings, Well thought out ergonomics, Updated HTC Sense a refreshing change, Acceptable battery life, under most usage cases
Cons: Surprisingly disappointing camera, Confusing SIM tray mechanism, All the goodness costs a lot of money