By Jimmie Geddes email: firstname.lastname@example.org | Feb 13, 2013 04:38 PM EST
The Verizon HTC Droid DNA is a relatively new smartphone; it was released this past November for $199 with a new 2-year contract. The Droid DNA has some of the best specs of any smartphone currently available and with a $49.99 (new customers) and $99.99 (upgrade) price tag from Amazon, it's also one of the most inexpensive flagship smartphones on the market.
A rundown of the specs of the Droid DNA will make any geek salivate. The Droid DNA features a 5-inch 1080p 441ppi (pixels per inch) SUPER-LCD 3 display with a resolution of 1080 x 1920, Gorilla Glass 2, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean with HTC Sense, a Qualcomm quad-core 1.5 GHz processor, 16GB of internal storage, 2GB of RAM, 8-megapixel rear camera, 2.1-megapixel front camera, 1080p HD video recording, 4G LTE radio, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n, HDMI out port, 2,020mAh battery, a waterproof case, NFC (near field communications) and built-in wireless charging.
HTC designed the Droid DNA to have a phablet-sized screen without making the smartphone wide and uncomfortable to hold like some current 5+-inch phablets. It offers all of the benefits of having a large screen but it still remains pocketable and portable. The HTC Droid DNA's screen even outdoes Apple's iPhone 5's Retina Display. The iPhone 5 packs a 4-inch screen with a resolution of 1136 x 640 and 326ppi compared to the Droid DNA's 1080 x 1920 and 441ppi. HTC has laminated the Droid DNA's screen to eliminate reflections which comes in very handy when you're using the smartphone in sunlight.
It has a slim, light and tough polycarbonate unibody, with an ultra-matte finish and distinctive red side grilles in a nod to Verizon. Its dimensions are 5.55 x 2.78 x .38 inches and it weighs 4.9 ounces. The Droid DNA also has Beats Audio built-in for all the audiophiles out there. One of its cutting edge features is built-in wireless charging support. You can use any of the new Nokia wireless chargers with your new Droid DNA. Once you begin charging your smartphone wirelessly you'll wish all your gadgets had this feature out of the box.
Amazon is also offering free two-day shipping to sweeten the already very sweet deal. At this price, the smartphone will probably sell out quickly.