It’s looking like Apple might be getting the short stick this holiday, with the release of several new mobile devices that seem to trump Apple’s newly released iPhone 5. Devices like the Google Nexus 4 beat iPhone 5’s specs in almost every area, and are priced at a convenience that is hard to beat. The HTC Android DNA is no exception, offering an advantage over almost every iPhone spec across the board. Verizon Wireless announced that the new Android phone will soon be releasing this coming Wednesday November 21st.
Taking a quick gander at the specs, you’ll see a wide range of enhanced features that make the Android DNA not only better than the iPhone, but superior to any HTC smartphone to have released thus far. It comes equipped with a 5 inch SuperLCD3 1080p screen that outdoes the iPhone’s retina display with an astonishing 440 Pixels Per Inch. The Android DNA also comes armed with the powerful 1.5GHz quad0core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor. 2GBs of ram also means twice the performance of the iPhone 5, which only contains 1GB of RAM. This basically means you will barely ever run into a laggy situation, even when the screen becomes extremely occupied. Here is a list of all the specs for Android’s Droid DNA.
Camera: 8MP, f/2.0, 28mm wide angle lens, smart LTE flash, BSI sensor, autofocus, HTC ImageChip and 1080p HD video recorder; 2.1MP front-facing camera with BSI sensor and 1080p video recorder.
Display: 5-inch HD 1080p Super LCD 3 screen (1920×1080); 440PPI
Processor: 1.5GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 APQ8064 and MDM9615m
OS: Android 4.1 Jelly Bean + HTC Sense 4+
Memory: 16GB eMMC, (11GB usable storage), 2 GB RAM
Battery: 2020mAh lithium ion – embedded
Network Technology: 4G LTE (700 MHz); CDMA (800/1900 MHz); GSM/GPRS/EDGE (850/900/1800/1900 MHz); UMTS/HSPA (850/900/1900/2100 MHz); LTE (700 MHz – Band 13).
Wifi: 802.11 a/b/g/n
The one thing that you’ll find that isn’t quite up to par with Apple’s iPhone 5 is the storage. For whatever reason, the only model that exists gives you 16GBs of storage, 11GBs being available to the user after you factor out basic software. This is odd, considering the phone doesn’t have any form of external storage, and Japan’s almost identical model was able to make room for one. Personally I don’t use too much storage so this isn’t quite as big of a deal for me as it may be for someone else, but it’s definitely a factor worth considering if you’re on the edge between two products.
Regardless, I must say this is an incredible move for Google and its accompanying Android software. Both Google and Samsung have each given me a reason not to buy the Apple iPhone 5 recently, with the Droid DNA and the Galaxy S3 respectively. After writing this article, I’m pretty much bent on purchasing the Droid DNA when I get my 2 year phone upgrade this coming June 2013. It’s easy to see how much Apple has been struggling recently, that with getting outperformed in both phone and tablet sales. Apple’s going to have to think of something fast if it wants to regain some lost footing in the technological industry.[Techologie]