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HTC’s DNA, the 1st USA SmartPhone to feature a 1080 x 1920 pixel HD 5″ display

February 4, 2013

The Android HTC’s DNA is the first phone for the US market to feature a 1080 x 1920 pixel HD 5″ display, and it’s quite stunning. There’s something to be said when a smartphone has the same number of pixels as the vast majority of HDTVs available on the market today.

The DNA’s 440ppi pixel density means that you can’t see individual pixels no matter how hard you try. Color reproduction and viewing angles are easily best in class, including no problems outdoors in bright sunlight. Like the One X’s SLCD 2 display, the air gap between the glass and the LCD on the DNA is so small that it almost looks like images are floating on the screen.

The BIG Question, will Apple get away from its One hand plus one’s thumb, design limiter… However, since Apple broke away from the iPad size, wight and shape parameter with its highly popular iPad-mini, perhaps, Apple will give the “market” and its customers what it wants… namely a larger iPhone with a 5″ display…

HTC has spent the past two years trying to re-Ignite the fire that propelled HTC to be the leading manufacturer of Android devices in the infant years of the Android OS SmartPhones. The HTC One X earned rave reviews for its unique design and refreshing change of pace for Sense UI; However, it lacked the one thing that have might push it to the head of the Android smartphone class. Meanwhile, Samsung rode a wave of devices with large screens and flashy software to become the leading smartphone seller.

The HTC DROID DNA carries many of the traits that made the HTC One X such a great device, but it makes big advancements in other areas, particularly its stunning 5″ diagonal display. That fabulous screen may give the DROID DNA that singular “It” factor necessary to stand out; Is it enough to make this the hero device that HTC needs? Read on to find out how this phone ranks among all the other options at Verizon Wireless and elsewhere.

Some reviewers make note of a sticking point regarding its the paltry battery life. In over a week of testing the handset, it wasn’t able to make it through an 8-hour workday without having to charge up the 2020 mAh Lithium-ion cell before headed home for the day. While using Google Maps, Yelp, Twitter and the camera throughout the day, battery life ran down, and found it necessary to charge up by mid-day, and again in the evening. If you buy the DNA, you’ll want to have spare charger or two for the Office and Car.

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