Droid DNA review intimacy before launch

 

By Posted 19 Nov 2012, 15:09

Are you planning to pick up the impressive looking Droid DNA from Verizon later this week? The 5-inch behemoth was announced just days ago, confirming to the world that HTC will be offering a device similar to Samsung’s Galaxy Note 2, with hardware specs to match and a helping of Android Jelly Bean straight out of the box as well.

If the answer is yes, you are probably already scouring the likes of YouTube for some visual eye candy and some expert opinion on whether the device is really worth Verizon’s asking price of $199 on another two year contract, or $599.99 for those of you willing to take the full plunge without a contract.

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We have one particular Droid DNA video review for you to check out now, which does a fine job in providing the needs that you’re looking for, specifically a well rounded professional opinion on the device from the chaps over at Phone Arena. We get an initial introduction to the feel of the phone, letting you just see just how thin the device actually is compared to some of the fatter phones that HTC have released in the past.

As for one of the main highlights, the video also gives you a good look at the stunning 5-inch 1080p display, which HTC has pulled out all of the stops for their fans – 440 pixels per itch really is an impressive feature on paper when you look at some of the rival handsets out on the market, like the iPhone 5 which can ‘only’ manage 326 ppi in comparison with its infamous Retina Display.

Towards the end of the video, there are also some nice sample photos on offer letting you see just how crisp the included 8MP rear camera is, with its ability to shoot 1080p videos as well with a range of supported video formats also included out of the box. As we discussed in an earlier article though, most of you still can’t see past the huge issue involving internal memory and the lack of expandable memory with MicroSD cards – regardless of how nice the device may look in this video review.

With an estimated 12GB of storage available with no means to extend this, do all other aspects of the device now seem irrelevant? Take a good look at the video below and let us know if you are willing to look past HTC’s apparent memory crisis.