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HTC DROID DNA (Verizon Wireless)

by HTC
4.2 out of 5 stars 219 customer reviews
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Technical Details

  • Size (LWH): 2.69 inches, 0.36 inches, 5.31 inches
  • Weight: 5.12 ounces
  • Network Compatibility: LTE
  • Minimum Rated Talk Time: 624 minutes
  • Minimum Rated Standby Time: 472 hours
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Product Description

Product Description

Keep in touch on the go with this HTC DROID DNA HTC6435LVW mobile phone that features 4G LTE speed for quick Web connection and a 5" Super LCD 3 touch screen for fast, efficient browsing. Bluetooth connectivity enables use with a compatible device.

5-inch super LCD3 with HD 1080p and Gorilla Glass 2
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At a Glance:
  • Integrated Amazon Experience: Seamless access to Amazon digital content and shopping from your phone’s home screen

  • 4G LTE connectivity

  • Android 4.1 Jelly Bean with HTC Sense

  • 5-inch super LCD3 with Gorilla Glass 2

  • 8 MP main camera with 1080p HD video recording

  • 2.1 MP front-facing camera
At a Glance

The DROID DNA by HTC features a sleek design and powerful features, all on Verizon's 4G LTE network. Running Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) with HTC Sense, the DROID DNA boasts a Qualcomm quad-core 1.5 GHz processor, 2 GB of RAM, and more.

Sleek Design

The DROID DNA is designed with a slim, light, and tough polycarbonate unibody. With an ultra-matte finish, distinctive red side grilles, and a seamless laminated screen to eliminate reflection, it offers power in an elegant package. Plus, built-in wireless charging support makes it easy to stay connected.

Amplify Your Entertainment

The DROID DNA offers a 5-inch 1080p true-HD display with industry-leading 440 ppi. Plus, enjoy exclusive Beats Audio sound enhancement, 2.5 volts Headset Amp, and dedicated speaker amps for bigger and better sound.

The Power to Do More

With a Snapdragon 1.5 GHz quad-core processor, the DROID DNA powers your smartphone experience. Plus, enjoy HD gaming with Reign of Amira preloaded.

Capture It All on Camera

Continuous Shooting: Hold down the shutter button to capture up to four shots per second.

HTC VideoPic: Capture high-quality stills while shooting HD video.

Low-light Performance: Capture great images in poor lighting with a wide f/2.0 lens and backside illumination sensor.

HTC ImageChip: Removes noise, balances color, and keeps the whole shot in focus.

Operating System

  • Android 4.1 Jelly Bean with HTC Sense


  • Size: 5.55 x 2.78 x .38 inches
  • Weight: 4.9 ounces


  • 2020 mAh LI-ION embedded battery

Processor and Memory

  • Qualcomm APQ8064 quad-core 1.5 GHz processor
  • 16 GB storage
  • 2 GB RAM


  • 5-inch super LCD3, HD 1080p, Gorilla Glass 2


  • Networks: CDMA: 800/1900MHz; UMTS/HSPA: 850/900/1900/2100MHz; GSM/GPRS/EDGE: 850/900/1800/1900MHz; LTE 700 MHz (Band 13)

Camera and Video

  • 8 MP main camera with auto focus, LED flash, BSI sensor, f/2.0 aperture, 28mm lens, 1080p HD video recording
  • 2.1 MP front-facing camera
  • HTC ImageSense and dedicated HTC ImageChip


  • Beats Audio built in

Verizon Wireless 4G LTE Network

The Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network allows you to download photos, apps, and games in seconds and entire movies in minutes. LTE (or Long Term Evolution) provides significantly increased upload and download speeds over 3G networks, as well as significantly reduced latency (or lag time). Verizon Wireless expects 4G LTE average data rates to be 5-12 megabits per second (Mbps) on the downlink and 2-5 Mbps on the uplink in real-world, loaded network environments.

With these blazing fast speeds, you'll be able to stream HD movies without the annoyance of constant pauses to buffer the video stream--as well as quickly download HD-quality movies right to your phone in minutes. Additionally, you'll be able to download a new song file in about 4 seconds or upload a photo to your favorite social networking site in about 6 seconds.

The Verizon Wireless 4G LTE mobile broadband network will also redefine the mobile office for business users. Business applications that used to require wired networks will be untethered forever, allowing you maximized productivity and efficiency while you're out of the confines of your office. Enhanced security lets you tap into most VPN networks with less waiting, and faster responsiveness enables you to upload 10 MB presentations back to your team in less than 25 seconds.

In areas serviced only by 3G, you can expect download speeds of 600 Kbps to 1.4 Mbps and upload speeds of 500 to 800 Kbps in Mobile Broadband coverage area.

Verizon Wireless Services

Backup Assistant: This complimentary service automatically backs up your mobile contacts to your online address book. If your phone is lost, stolen, or damaged, or you decide to upgrade, easily restore your saved address book to your new phone. You can also add, delete, edit, and print your contacts online and send the changes to your mobile phone. There are no subscription fees for the service.

VZ Navigator Capable: With this GPS-enabled phone, you'll be able to access the Verizon Wireless VZ Navigator service (additional charges applicable) for voice-prompted turn-by-turn directions, heads-up alerts, local search of nearly 14 million points of interest in the US (such as landmarks, restaurants and ATMs), and detailed color maps.

Visual Voice Mail: This innovative service enables you to delete, reply, and forward voice mail messages without having to listen to prior messages or voice instructions. Visual Voice Mail is the ideal tool for the busy mobile professional who may need to prioritize which messages he or she listens to first. Features include on-screen access to voice mail message status, save up to 40 messages for 40 days (or archive permanently), create up to 10 different caller ID-based greetings, and reply via call back, text or even voice mail.

Amazon app suite
The Amazon app suite is one swipe from the device’s main home screen. Sign in using your account.
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Amazon app suite
Quickly access your recent Kindle books and music right from your home screen, or easily shop for new content.
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Amazon app suite
Scroll to enjoy personalized product recommendations and fast access to IMDb, Zappos, and Audible.
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Seamlessly search across categories and receive suggestions that match products you are looking for.
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Seamless Access to Digital Content and Shopping with Amazon App Suite

The Amazon app suite provides seamless access to Amazon digital content and shopping right from your phone’s home screen. Interact with Amazon digital content you already own, access over 22 million songs and Kindle books, and shop millions of physical products in a single, fully-integrated, and easy-to-use experience.

All the Content

Get instant access to over 22 million songs and Kindle books. Choose from one million Kindle books in the Kindle Store, including New York Times best sellers and new releases. Download or instantly stream over 20 million songs.

Seamless Shopping

Instantly access Earth’s biggest selection with millions of physical products available to search or browse with the integrated mobile shopping experience, plus all of the benefits of shopping on Amazon, including personalized recommendations, customer reviews, 1-Click ordering, Prime FREE Two-Day shipping on over 15 million items, and more.

Cross-Category Search

Discover Amazon’s full selection of physical products, Kindle books, and music from a single search directly from your phone’s home screen.

Single Sign In

Enter your login just once to access all of Amazon Mobile Shopping, Kindle, and MP3 apps, receive personalized recommendations, and interact with the Amazon digital content you already own right from your phone’s home screen.

1-Click Ordering

Quickly and easily purchase new Kindle books, music, and physical products with Amazon’s 1-Click Ordering, which allows you to skip the shopping cart and checkout process by using the default payment method and shipping address on your account.

"Buy Once, Enjoy Everywhere"

With apps available on the largest number of devices and platforms, Amazon makes it easy for you to access your content anytime, anywhere, from virtually any device or platform you choose. You can read and sync your Kindle books across any device with the Kindle app installed, including Android phones and tablets, Windows 8 tablets, PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone, and in your web browser with Kindle Cloud Reader.

World-Class Customer Service

When a customer shops on Amazon, they know they’re getting Amazon’s world-class customer service. Amazon’s customer service just scored 89 on the ForeSee customer satisfaction score – the highest ever attained by a retailer – as well as the highest rating on the 2012 American Consumer Satisfaction Index, and the J.D. Power Customer Service Champion Award. So far in 2012, Kindle customer service has received a 97.1% satisfaction rate from customers. Customers have been shopping on Amazon for 15 years, and they continue to do so because of the unparalleled end-to-end customer experience.

Inside the Amazon App Suite

Amazon Mobile

Amazon Mobile
Shop millions of products wherever you go. The Amazon Mobile App allows you to browse and Shop by Department, compare prices, read reviews, share products with friends, access Gold Box Deals, and make purchases on using a simple yet elegant interface. The Amazon Mobile App also includes helpful shopping features that allow you to quickly check prices and availability by scanning a barcode, snapping a photo, or typing a search. With the Amazon app suite, you have full access to your existing cart, wish lists, payment and Amazon Prime member shipping options, Subscribe & Save order history, and 1-Click settings, just as you do on the web.

Amazon Kindle

Amazon Kindle
Read more than 1 million Kindle ebooks - no Kindle required. Read books on your phone, including thousands of free Kindle books. The Kindle app puts over a million books at your fingertips. It’s the app for every reader, whether you’re a book reader, magazine reader, or newspaper reader — and you don’t need to own a Kindle to use it. Choose from over a million Kindle books from the Kindle Store or enjoy popular magazines like The Economist and Reader’s Digest with high-resolution color images.

Amazon MP3

Amazon MP3
Find, buy, and play music anywhere. Shop over 20 million songs and over a million albums in MP3 format, and save your MP3 purchases directly to Cloud Player for free – then play your music from Cloud Player anytime, or download your music and listen offline. See new releases, bestsellers, and free music from rising artists, and hear recommendations personalized just for you.

Audible, an Amazon company

Not enough time for all the books you want to enjoy? Download the app by Audible, an Amazon company, to catch up with books on the go. Now you can turn on a good book even when you can’t pick one up — on your way to work, at the gym, while folding laundry, or any other time your eyes and hands are busy. Immerse yourself in a great story anytime, anywhere, by downloading from a breathtaking range of 100,000+ titles — from best sellers to classics, news, interviews, comedies, and everything in-between. The Audible app contains the best audiobook listening experience available anywhere, and now you can even switch seamlessly between reading a book on your Kindle or Kindle app, to listening to the audiobook with the Audible app using Whispersync for Voice.


Find showtimes, watch trailers, read news, and search all of IMDb, the world's largest collection of over two million movie and TV titles and over four million celebrities, actors, actresses, directors and other crew members. Use the IMDb app to rate movies and TV shows, read user and critic reviews for movies and TV shows, or browse quotes, trivia, and goofs about movies and celebrities. Choose "notify me" on titles and names you're interested in to be notified of trailers, photos, showtimes, and news. Plus, IMDb lets you search movie showtimes at local theaters near you and TV listings for your local time zone.


Free shipping and returns on shoes, clothing, housewares, and more! Now you can get the latest styles for men, women, and children, plus free shipping and free returns, all in the palm of your hand! Browse footwear, clothing, bags, accessories, housewares, and cosmetics from top brands, and enjoy express checkout. The Zappos app also allows you to track your order, initiate returns, and find similar items to the ones you’re browsing from every product page! And if that’s not enough to WOW you, you’ll get 24/7 access to world-class customer service with our mobile-device-dedicated customer support team. Throw in a staggering 365-day return policy, and you’ve got yourself a party!

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 2.7 x 0.4 x 5.3 inches ; 5.1 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
  • International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
  • ASIN: B00A4OOPN0
  • Item model number: DNA
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars 219 customer reviews
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #50,304 in Cell Phones & Accessories (See Top 100 in Cell Phones & Accessories)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here

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Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

Summary: Other than the newly announced Samsung Galaxy S4 and LG Optimus G Pro, it is the best phone out there. It would be better with a bigger/replaceable battery and SD Card option and MHL 2.0, but for 50 bucks. What a deal.



Size: In short, it is NOT too big to put up to your face or to keep on your belt 100% of the time or to use one handed. It really does feel like a phone and not a phablet. Compared to my old Thunderbolt, the DNA is thinner, about the same width and about 1/2 inch longer. It weighs exactly the same as my Thunderbolt after you remove the battery and back cover.

Appearance: It is a very nice looking phone. No one who has held it has thought it was too big or too heavy or cheap or boring or whatever. It feels good in your hand.

Speed: There is remarkably little hesitation in responding to my requests. Apps downloaded and installed much faster than my HTC Thunderbolt. Emails with graphics load astonishingly fast. Four core is the way to go. I quickly get frustrated with the speed of my old phone now. The phone is not any slower, my expectations are now that much higher.

Phone quality: It has the best speaker and microphone for making phone calls of any phone I have owned yet. Better than using my $100 bluetooth headset (which was not true of my previous phone)

MHL: They do not mention MHL and I suspect part of the reason is that they use the old MHL 1.0 not the newer MHL 2.0, and as a result, a 1080 screen has issues.
Also, since it is the 5pin not 11pin configuration that Samsung is now using, you cannot use MHL and OTG at the same time.
This MHL adaptor works:
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The camera on this device is fantastic--if you're used to the HTC One X you'll know a lot of the features, but coming from the Rezound it's a massive improvement. It's still 8MP, but HTC's new sensors are amazing. The low-light photos are a huge improvement over my Rezound, and the S3 as well. You can take snapshots midway through recording video, and the continuous shooting mode works exceptionally well, offering a "best shot" option to automatically delete all the other pictures in the series if you only like one of them. The panorama feature works exceptionally well, and I wowed an iPhone carrying friend with its ease and quality.


Simply put, the DROID DNA's display is absolutely stunning. At five inches, 1080p and 440 pixels per inch, you'll be hard pressed to find anything that even begins to come close to this. Watching videos or looking at photos on your favorite photography site/app is an absolute treat.
The Auto Brightness setting works absolutely flawlessly, adjusting to the level of ambient lighting before the display is even turned on. This is a stark contrast from my Galaxy S3, which is often too dim, and frequently changes it's brightness long after I've turned the screen on and began using the device.


The device feels exceptional. The material covering the back is slightly grippy, which adds a feeling of security when you hold the device in your hand. The Galaxy S3's smooth finish is almost too slippery, and makes the device feel delicate and prone to dropping, though I am quite a fan of its curved shape. There isn't a creak or groan to be found anywhere around the device, which is something I've become accustomed to with HTC devices in general.
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Rather than covering things that professionals can cover better, I'm going to treat this review as a user supplemental to the likes of Slashgear, Engadget, Gizmodo, etc.

Battery - let's get this one out of the way. The battery is fine. My previous device was a Galaxy Nexus on Verizon 4G LTE with the 2100mah battery. The DNA easily matches - if not beats - it. I don't foresee any problems getting through my average day with the built-in battery. The sleekness and solidity more than make up for the fear of not being able to swap the battery. I use the wireless charging and may buy a second for the office - just in case.

Physical - The flap over the micro-USB is a must for me. With wireless charging it makes no sense to leave a port exposed. Good job, HTC. The power button at the top is probably the worst part of the phone. It is a real stretch to get to it. I have regular hands and find one-handing it to be easy. However, the center of gravity is a little higher up in the phone than I would have guessed. Be careful to learn the grips before juggling it out of your pocket in a rush to answer a call.

Sense - Going from a Google-Nexus to a carrier edition is actually okay. Sense looks nice and performs great. HTC has a track-record of being speedy with updates. Also, Google have done a brilliant thing by updating individual apps via the Play store. I'm happy with the trade-off. Not a big deal. The bloatware is tolerable. Again, Google have made a great decision in ICS+, allowing users to disable annoying apps.

Storage - 16Gb isn't a compromise in the cloud era. With WiFi everywhere and 4G everywhere else, more content is easy to get. True, I cannot hold the entire LOTR movie trilogy in HD on my phone at once - but, I think that's okay for 99.9% of users.
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