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89
Engadget
Score
An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.
89

An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.

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Engadget Review

With its display, reasonable price and top-of-the-line components, the Droid DNA is our top choice on Verizon's lineup this holiday season.

Pros
  • Gorgeous display
  • Strong performance
  • Durable build quality and elegant design
  • Unlocked HSPA+ / GSM radios
Cons
  • Short battery life
  • HTC removed the microSD slot
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Scores

Engadget

89
 

User Reviews

100
mattross13
A gadget unicorn - Engadget
90
falleninsea
So far I have to say this is a very solid phone. The screen is impressive, its...read more
90
UChoudhari
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
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Key Specs

Type
Smartphone
Operating system
Android
Screen size
522
Internal memory
161
Camera
Yes
Carriers (US)
Verizon / Alltel
Model

General

Type
Smartphone (Android)
Style
Bar
Antenna
Internal

Input

Input type
Touchscreen (Capacitive [finger])
Predictive text
Yes

Power

Battery type
Li-ion (2020 mAh capacity)

Camera

Camera
Yes (8 megapixels) (Video, Auto focus, Digital zoom, Flash, Contact pictures) (Yes)

Location

Location support
Yes (GPS)

Storage

Internal memory
16 GB

Connectivity

WiFi
Yes (802.11802.11 b, 802.11 g, 802.11 n) (Wep, Wpa, Wpa2) (Yes)
UMA support
No
Bluetooth
Yes (unspecified version) (Hsp, Hfp, A2dp, Avrcp)

Media

Media playback
Yes (Aac, Flac, Mp3, Ogg, Wav, Wma) (Avi, H264, Mpeg4) (Streaming / internet) (Bmp, Gif, Jpeg, Png)

Messaging

SMS
Yes
MMS
Yes

Browser and email

Browser
HTML (Js, Flash)
Email
Yes (Pop3, Imap, Push)

Sync

Sync PIM data
Yes (OTA sync) (Windows)

Apps

Apps (default)
Alarm, Calculator, Calendar, Document editor, Games, Im, Maps, Notes, Stocks, Stopwatch, Tasks, Voice recorder, Weather
Java
Other

Rings / alerts

Custom ringtones
Yes (Polyphonic, Mp3 audio, Contact)
Vibrate mode
Yes
Sound profiles
Yes

Carriers

Regions offered
North America (US)

Radio type

Comm standard
Gsm, Cdma, Lte (GSM) (UMTS / WCDMA)
Subscriber identity
Micro-SIM card

Display

Screen size
5 inches
Screen resolution
Other (1920x1080)
Pixel density
440 PPI
Screen type
LCD (Active) (Color) (Backlit)

Alternate display

Secondary screen
No

Audio and voice

Audio / headset jack
3.5mm
Speakers
Mono (Yes) (No)
Voice dial
Yes

Hardware

CPU
1.5 GHz
CPU cores
Quad-core
RAM
2 GB
USB
2.0 (Micro-USB port) (USB charging)

Sensors

Sensors
Accelerometer, Ambient light sensor, Gyroscope, Proximity sensor

Other features

Flight mode
Yes
FM transmitter
No
Infrared port
No
Kickstand
No
NFC or RFID payment
Yes
Ruggedized
No
TV-out
Yes (MHL / HDMI (micro-USB))