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HTC Droid DNA review

8.1/10 AVG.
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8.1/10
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The HTC Droid DNA currently has an Informr score of 8.1 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 38 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Operating system
Android
Processor
1.5 GHz
Screen Size
5"
Camera
8+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


Gadget Review

If you’re ready to upgrade and short on cash but still want the best, the Droid DNA only compromises camera performance. Everything else is on-par with today’s top phones.

- James Pikover, Gadget Review
Mobile88

It stands at the tippy-top of the smartphone hierarchy and at that price point, you can probably opt for a bunch of alternatives. But it will be hard to challenge this device on the software or hardware front, short of the company's own HTC One and the Samsung Galaxy S4. That being said, with the H...

- Loh Ving Sung, Mobile88
Tech Ticker

HTC Butterfly is a good phone, no doubt but the biggest hindrance to the device is its price. The current price of the phone is around Rs. 46,000, which is way more than HTC will sell the One for later this month. If HTC manages to drop it in the range of what Sony sells the Xperia Z, Butterfly has...

- Kunal Gangar, Tech Ticker
The Mobile Indian

The HTC Butterfly is a power packed phone with a slim waistline. Its 5 inch display gives crystal clear images and the audio quality through earphones is amazing. On the downside its SIM tray could have been better because even after using the microSIM tray ejector pin you need to do some work to ge...

- Sandeep Budki, The Mobile Indian
NDTV

The HTC Butterfly is the most expensive Android smartphone in the market. It's also one of the best Android phones we've used combining a major set of features, a brilliant HD screen and great ergonomics and build quality. We feel that the asking price is a bit on the higher side, if you compare it...

- Anupam Saxena, NDTV


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Screen Size
5"

The HTC Droid DNA's screen size is 5 inches with 1080 x 1920 pixels resolution.

Processor
1.5 GHz

There is a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064 Quad-core 1.5 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean (Update Available: 4.4.2 KitKat) operating system (OS).

Camera
8+ MP

You can take photos with the phone's onboard 8+ megapixel camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with 2+ megapixels resolution.

Storage
No

Internal memory is No. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
2020mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 2020 mAh battery. HTC's performance ratings are 768 minutes, 400 minutes Wi-Fi surfing.

Droid DNA Specs

Overview
Release date November 21, 2012
Regions available USA
Mobile / Cellular Data
4G/LTE
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
CDMA:
800/1900 MHz
UMTS:
850/900/1900/2100 MHz
LTE:
700 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EDGE, 1xRTT, EV-DO Rev. A, HSDPA, LTE
SIM card size
Micro-SIM
Dual SIM No
Operating System Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean (Update Available: 4.4.2 KitKat)

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Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064 Quad-core 1.5 GHz
Internal Storage No
RAM 2 MB
ROM 16 MB
GPS Type A-GPS
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
TTY/TDD Yes
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Head: 0.496 W/kg
Body: 0.663 W/kg
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Data Cable
Power & battery
Battery Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 2020 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Up to: 450 minutes
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Up to: 400 minutes
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Up to: 768 minutes
Standby Time Up to: 14.5 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Plastic
Colors Black, Red, White
Dimensions [H x W x D] 14.1 x 7.1 x 1 cm (5.6 x 2.8 x 0.4 in)
Weight 142 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels
Pixel density 441 pixels
Size 5 inches
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Digital Compass
Graphics Wallpapers
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key No
Home Key Yes
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key Yes
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Unknown
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Unknown
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging SMS, MMS, Google Talk
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 4.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, DUN, OPP/FTP, HID, HFP, HSP, PAN
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC, aptX
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot Yes
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out HDMI
DLNA Support Yes
NFC Yes
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
8+ megapixels
Multi-camera
No
Zoom
Yes
Flash
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Effects, Geotagging, Multi-shot, Panorama, Scene mode, HDR
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV
Video Recording Parameters
Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels)
Front Camera
Resolution
2+ megapixels
Zoom
No
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels)
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats AAC, AAC+, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, eAAC+, MIDI, MP3, OGG, WMA, WAV
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Yes
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List Yes
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps Yes
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable, Pre-installed (YouTube, Google+)
Included Software / Apps -
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Additional comments Other Names (AKA): HTC J, HTC DLX, HTC 6435LVW, HTC DROID Incredible X, HTC One X 5, HTC Butterfly

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