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The HTC Droid DNA is a smart phone designed for use on the Verizon network, including its LTE "4G" network. It runs on the Android operating system. This model has a 5-inch touch-screen display, an 8-megapixel camera, and a virtual QWERTY keyboard.
The HTC Droid DNA is a smart phone designed for use on the Verizon network, including its LTE "4G" network. It can also be used internationally.
It has a 5-inch touch-screen display, measures 5.6 by 2.8 by 0.4 inches and weighs 5 ounces. It runs on the Android operating system.
The Droid DNA has an 8-megapixel camera that can record high-definition video, a front-facing camera, and a music player. It also features a virtual QWERTY keyboard that's useful for messaging and Web searches. This phone has Wi-Fi, Bluetooth for wireless hands-free communication, DLNA, and GPS navigation capability. Web browsing, e-mail, and texting capabilities are also included. It can act as a mobile hotspot for Wi-Fi-enabled devices.
This HTC phone has a standard 3.5mm jack. It has 16GB of built-in memory.
About This Brand
HTC is a leading smart-phone brand with an innovative line of Android and Windows products. Its lineup consists primarily of multimedia-focused touch-screen models with large, vivid displays. It introduced the first phone running on the Android operating system, and the first phone camera capable of simultaneously taking video and still pictures. HTC is also notable for the world's first 4G smart phones and was among the first to offer devices that run Windows Phone 8. Its One series has several innovative features including a camera app that can automatically group pictures and videos into "Events," according to where and when they were taken, and turn them into short, polished multimedia clips that can easily be shared. Also, its default home page is a photo-rich interface called BlinkFeed, which pours calendar notifications, news, and social-network feeds into a cascading blend of captioned photos and text boxes. Some models also offer wireless charging.
Features & Specs - HTC Droid DNA
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Camera (megapixels) Specifies, in megapixels, the maximum resolution of the built-in camera. A camera with a 0.3 megapixel value is also referred to as VGA.
Camera recording resolution The maximum recording resolution of the phone's primary video camera: 1080p, 720p, or SD (Standard Definition).
Camera recording resolution
Memory card Many phones have slots that accept memory cards, typically microSD, to expand storage capacity by as much as 64GB. The removable cards can also serve as an easy way to shuttle files between your phone and other devices--provided that the phone's maker didn't bury the card slot behind the battery cover.
Touch screen Full touch-sensitive displays respond to light contact with a stylus, finger, or both. They provide an alternate, and sometimes more direct, method to input data and launch phone features and controls. But they often require two hands to operate, and they smudge more frequently than their non-touch counterparts.
QWERTY keyboard Keyboards make composing and editing text and e-mail messages much easier than a keypad does. Some phones have keyboards that try to save space by having some letters, numbers, and symbols share a key. Those "condensed" keyboards, though still more convenient than a keypad, are not quite as easy to handle as full QWERTY keyboards.
Document editing All smart phones, and some conventional cell phones, allow you to review documents. Some models add the convenience of creating, deleting, and editing them out of the box.
Music player Indicates the phone has a built-in MP3 player. Most players have full capabilities, allowing you to sort or view tracks according to genre, album or artist, playlists, etc. They also typically have more than one playback option, such as repeat and shuffle. The small number of phones that lack these convenient features are rather cumbersome to use.
Voice command This feature allows you dial numbers from your phone book by speaking the name, without the usual training. You can also dial numbers by pronouncing the digits.
GPS navigation All phones have some type of location-based technology to help emergency responders find you when you dial 911. Many phones support GPS Navigation, services which integrate GPS with maps and search engines to give you real-time, spoken, turn-by-turn directions to an entered address, or to help you find nearby businesses by name or category, such as Joe's Pizzeria or hospitals. We indicate which phones have GPS navigation capability as reported by the carrier and manufacturer. Some phones lack automatic rerouting, spoken turn-by-turn directions, and other advanced capabilities, which limit their usefulness while driving. We don't consider obscure third-party applications or hardware attachments.
4G broadband data Indicates which models are considered "4G" based on the definitions from the carriers. Check with your carrier to see which broadband data networks are available in your area.
I'm a professional graphic designer and I use this phone to take pictures, send artwork to clients and also stay intact with my staff by scheduling daily projects. The display is definitely incredible, the camera is also an under-rated feature because you can tweak and save the settings until you get exactly the quality of photos you want... The 4.2.2 android and sense 5 update is AWESOME! Added features plus better battery life. Playing music on this phone is absolutely excellent through headphones or speaker via audio cord... Strong and clean! I just wish it had a SD memory card slot so I can add more memory.. BLAH! 9 out of 10 stars for me... I LOVE MY PHONE!
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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
from Phoenix, AZ
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Horrible Bluetooth Quality
Good user interface
Poor Battery Life
I love this phone except for the bluetooth. I have tried pairing the DROID DNA with two different cars as well as with a home bluetooth system. In every case the call quality has been so poor that I have had to terminate the call, shut off the bluetooth, and then place the call without the bluetooth interface. Searching the internet for trouble-shooting advice, I discovered that the bluetooth is a major problem for this phone. If you need a handsfree phone for the car or home, this is not a good choice. If that isn't an issue for you, then the phone has much to recommend it. I am returning this phone to Verizon and going back to the new version of the DROID RAZR MAXX which has crystal clear bluetooth quality as well as much better battery life.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
from Burnsville, Mn
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Outstanding Camera and Display.
Easy to read display
Good Touch Keyboard
Great Resolution Display
Great Smart Camera
Thin Easy To Pocket
Audio Quality So So
Struggles W Weak Signals
Impressive resolution with a a bright, crisp image display. Very intuitive operation. A rrugged, thin package, easy to carry in suit coat or pants pockets. Does not require the silly plastic covers the bulk up most phones. A truly remarkable, sharp, smart, camera.<br /><br />Struggles with weak data/phone signals, at times displaying an X and indicating No Signal when useable signals are indeed present... at times requiring a reboot to clear.