The HTC Droid DNA is the first 5-inch 1080p smartphone released in the US. We made guesses on a mysterious device leaked in photos but after the Taiwanese manufacturer launched the HTC J Butterfly in Japan, we understood the latter would appear in the US too, and most likely launched exclusively via Verizon. It was not difficult to guess as Verizon never misses the chance to offer the best devices in its stores. The leaked handset had red lines across the housing hinting at the Big Red. Afterwards the Droid DNA was announced, and we learned one of the most attractive Android smartphones will cost $199.99. It’s a good price tag for such a handset, but why pay more, if there is a more affordable variant.
The Droid DNA is now available at Amazon for only $149.99 on contract. This $50 slash comes at the right time. Note that almost all carriers and retailers have begun Holiday Season sales, and consumers are confused where to get their preferred devices from.
Just to remind you, the HTC Droid DNA is packed with a 5-inch Super LCD3 display with 1920 x 1080 resolution, 440ppi pixel density and 80 degrees viewing angle, a 1.5GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal memory with no expansion, an 8MP rear camera, a 2MP frontal camera, 4G LTE support, NFC, global roaming support, Bluetooth 4.0, Mobile Hotspot support for up to 8 connections, Beats audio support, a 2020mAh non-removable battery, wireless charging support and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean with HTC Sense 4+ on top. Android 4.2 JB will be pushed out later.