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sTeLioSco
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(11-13-2012, 08:19 PM)
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America's undisputed new spec champion has arrived



Verizon has just announced the Droid DNA, a 5-inch Android 4.1 smartphone with a spectacular 1920 x 1080 display resolution(440ppi), matching the vast majority of what we consider high-definition televisions. The subject of rampant rumors and copious leaks ahead of its release, the Droid DNA will already be familiar to enthusiasts of the eternal Android spec race, but just as a refresher, here are the highlight items on its feature list: the processor inside is a 1.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro, allied to 2GB of RAM and LTE wireless connectivity, the display is a third-generation Super LCD 3 panel, and the camera features the same f/2.0 aperture and ImageChip processor as on the One X.

The skin atop Google's Android Jelly Bean software is HTC's Sense 4+, which includes Beats Audio sound processing. In keeping with HTC's other recent handsets, the Droid DNA includes beefed-up amplifiers for the headset and rear speaker, to help support the extra volume you'll surely be wanting to pump out. This new phone also supports wireless charging, with the functionality being built into the handset as with the Windows Phone 8X

Verizon has priced the Droid DNA at $199 with a launch date of November 21st, though the company is happy to start taking pre-orders today.

http://www.theverge.com/2012/11/13/3...ase-date-price


5-inch Super LCD3 display at 1080p resolution (440ppi)
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, quad-core at 1.5 GHz.
2GB RAM
16GB storage (11GB usable)
Android 4.1 Jelly Bean with Sense 4+.
8MP rear camera with ImageSense and a new "Sightseeing mode"
2.1MP f/2.0 front-facing camera with auto portrait mode.
Beats Audio
2.5v headset and speaker amplifier.
4G LTE data.

http://www.androidcentral.com/verizo...unce-droid-dna
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Wuthering_Heights
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(11-13-2012, 08:20 PM)
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Goddamn, that is sexy.
carfo
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(11-13-2012, 08:20 PM)
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can you even see 1080p that small
Sid
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(11-13-2012, 08:20 PM)
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Effing slick!
Escape Goat
(11-13-2012, 08:20 PM)
I dont own a smart phone (and probably wont for another year or two) but it looks sexy.
SlowRevolution
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(11-13-2012, 08:20 PM)
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Wish the red was darker. Otherwise looks great.
WhatRobEats
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(11-13-2012, 08:21 PM)
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Black and Red is favorite color combo. So sexy.
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Shark Johnson
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(11-13-2012, 08:21 PM)
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Nice looking phone; Really like the side of the device. Don't like the BEATS branding.

Originally Posted by carfo

can you even see 1080p that small

Yes, I can see all the p's.
Clydefrog
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(11-13-2012, 08:21 PM)
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Wafflecakes
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(11-13-2012, 08:22 PM)
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Thats one amazing looking phone. HTC makes the best imo.

(just upgraded to One series so gunna hafta pass on this though)
artist
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(11-13-2012, 08:22 PM)

Originally Posted by xXxDudeBro420xXx

Yes, I can see all the p's.

All thousand and eighty of them?
Az
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(11-13-2012, 08:22 PM)
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Great looking phone
OriginofHysteria
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(11-13-2012, 08:24 PM)
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I have the rezound but it suffers from abysmal battery life. I'll assume the same with this.
GregLombardi
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(11-13-2012, 08:24 PM)
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That phone looks pretty amazing! Just got the S3 though, and am happy for about 5 years. Hopefully.

Please? lol
Mordeccai
(11-13-2012, 08:25 PM)
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Jesus Christ this is a sexy looking phone. DAT bezel on the sides. Red accents, so nice. Hate Sense though, not gonna move away from my GNex but if I did that baby would be rooted and 4.1 pure slapped on it in a heartbeat
Shark Johnson
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(11-13-2012, 08:25 PM)
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Originally Posted by artist

All thousand and eighty of them?

Yeah, dude. How many times do I need to say it: I can see all of them p's.
CheesecakeRecipe
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(11-13-2012, 08:25 PM)
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That is a sleek piece of hardware right there.

I uh, let me just see about switching to Big Red...
sTeLioSco
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(11-13-2012, 08:27 PM)
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seems no sd card slot,battery could be bad.....
Angry Grimace
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(11-13-2012, 08:27 PM)
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By the time we get to iPhone 10, there will be no physical difference between iPhone and iPad.
WhatRobEats
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(11-13-2012, 08:27 PM)
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Originally Posted by Angry Grimace

By the time we get to iPhone 10, there will be no physical difference between iPhone and iPad.

Who are you talking to?
MNC
(11-13-2012, 08:28 PM)
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I do not like recent HTCs design. Perhaps it's the HTC sense that's bogging up the view.
Escape Goat
(11-13-2012, 08:28 PM)

Originally Posted by WhatRobEats

Who are you talking to?

This is an A/B conversation so C your way out.
ukas
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(11-13-2012, 08:28 PM)
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Pre-ordered.
Brera
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(11-13-2012, 08:29 PM)
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That was what I would have loved from the iPhone5.

Even the red bits. That is my dream phone. If only it ran iOS :-(
nhlducks35
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(11-13-2012, 08:29 PM)
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Originally Posted by Angry Grimace

By the time we get to iPhone 10, there will be no physical difference between iPhone and iPad.

Nlroh
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(11-13-2012, 08:29 PM)
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I'm not a fan of the red, but this is so sexy. I need a new phone now.
Charmicarmicat
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(11-13-2012, 08:30 PM)
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Oh good, a 'beefed up' rear speaker so all the cunts on the bus can be more annoying!
Angry Grimace
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(11-13-2012, 08:30 PM)
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Originally Posted by WhatRobEats

Who are you talking to?

I was just commenting that screens keep getting bigger and bigger. ( I was just using Apple as a generality, I forgot people get angry if you use Apple as a generic phone example )
Maiar_m
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(11-13-2012, 08:30 PM)
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It's got a 26 minutes battery life (niark niark niark).
WhatRobEats
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(11-13-2012, 08:31 PM)
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Originally Posted by Teh Hamburglar

This is an A/B conversation so C your way out.

Please proceed, Hamburglar.

Jeff-DSA
(11-13-2012, 08:32 PM)
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Wow, that looks great.

I don't have Verizon, and I'm not going to Verizon any time soon, so I have to poke at my dad to get the Verizon phone I most want to play with. It's time to poke again.
DrFunk
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(11-13-2012, 08:32 PM)
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only 16GB (11 usable)

2020 mAh battery


*sigh*
DemiMatt
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(11-13-2012, 08:32 PM)
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I'm glad I waited, so bought!
andycapps
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(11-13-2012, 08:33 PM)
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Dat screen looks nice. But the red accents suck, but that's Verizon's "Droid" branding bullshit for you. Since no battery specs I'm assuming with that size screen and that resolution it's going to be pretty bad.
Vyse The Legend
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(11-13-2012, 08:33 PM)
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Diminishing returns. 1080p is going to destroy battery life and offer few benefits.
Snkfanatic
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(11-13-2012, 08:34 PM)
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Looks fantastic but damn I couldn't imagine how bad the battery life could be.
Matt_C
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(11-13-2012, 08:34 PM)
Hope it can run GSM and there is an unlocked bootloader.
dIEHARD
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(11-13-2012, 08:35 PM)
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so when does the DNA MAXX come out?
mr stroke
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(11-13-2012, 08:35 PM)
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Outside of HTC's terrible UI, it looks stunning. Nicely done HTC
Mr Swine
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(11-13-2012, 08:35 PM)
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That looks oh so much better than any android, windows phone or iphone right now!
sTeLioSco
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(11-13-2012, 08:35 PM)
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Originally Posted by andycapps

Dat screen looks nice. But the red accents suck, but that's Verizon's "Droid" branding bullshit for you. Since no battery specs I'm assuming with that size screen and that resolution it's going to be pretty bad.

By the way, all of these spiffy specs will rely on an embedded 2,020mAh battery for its power supply, but it'll have Qi-compatible wireless charging to help out when it's getting low.
http://www.engadget.com/2012/11/13/h...d-dna-verizon/

lets see some tests but i don't think it will be great....
alr1ght
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(11-13-2012, 08:37 PM)
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It's got BEATS yo. I really just wish that garbage would go away.

The phone looks slick, though.
titiklabingapat
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(11-13-2012, 08:38 PM)
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Why doesn't HTC concentrate more on battery life? At this point, adding more beefed up hardware at the expense of battery is a case of diminishing returns now. I had hoped that the Droid Razor Maxx set a precedence!
Angry Grimace
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(11-13-2012, 08:38 PM)
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Does Verizon own the "Droid" branding? I thought one of the manufacturers did.


Originally Posted by titiklabingapat

Why doesn't HTC concentrate or on battery life? At this point, adding more beefed up hardware at the expense of battery is a case of diminishing returns now. I had hoped that the Droid Razor Maxx set a precedence!

I really wonder what kind of crazy stuff we could have if some scientist invented a better battery technology.
Notrollious
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(11-13-2012, 08:39 PM)
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Originally Posted by Vyse The Legend

Diminishing returns. 1080p is going to destroy battery life and offer few benefits.

I think I remember reading somewhere that the battery is a 2200mWh battery....

No way is that gonna last long.
WhatRobEats
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(11-13-2012, 08:40 PM)
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Originally Posted by Angry Grimace

Does Verizon own the "Droid" branding? I thought one of the manufacturers did.



I really wonder what kind of crazy stuff we could have if some scientist invented a better battery technology.

I thought it was Moto.
DrFunk
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(11-13-2012, 08:41 PM)
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Originally Posted by Angry Grimace

Does Verizon own the "Droid" branding? I thought one of the manufacturers did.



I really wonder what kind of crazy stuff we could have if some scientist invented a better battery technology.

Verizon licensed "droid" from Lucasfilm (now disney - imagine that)
outunderthestars
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(11-13-2012, 08:42 PM)
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only 11GB of user storage, and no expand-ability......

Originally Posted by Angry Grimace


I really wonder what kind of crazy stuff we could have if some scientist invented a better battery technology.

The biggest issue preventing higher quality audio files from being supported is the increase in battery drain they would create in portable devices.
Horns
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(11-13-2012, 08:42 PM)
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Looks hot, interested in seeing what the battery life is though.
MarkMclovin
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(11-13-2012, 08:46 PM)
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Apart from Sense, that phone look sexy as fuck.

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