Verizon’s HTC Droid DNA was presented last night to a crowd  of journalists and tech bloggers anxious to behold the first US smartphone with a full HD display.

With an achievement that evokes its past glory days, HTC tries to position itself at the front of the smartphone race once again, at a time when the Taiwanese company is in dire need to be perceived as a technological leader.

But critics say that 1080p on a 5-inch screen is simply overkill. Do we actually need such sharp displays, or are manufacturers improving resolution just for the sake of it?

Our Kris Wouk attended the Verizon/HTC event and he came back with his initial impressions of the Droid DNA.

Check out our other coverage of the HTC Droid DNA:

HTC Droid DNA specs and features

HTC Droid DNA pricing and release date

HTC Droid DNA image gallery

HTC Droid DNA vs Samsung Galaxy Note 2

What do you make of the Verizon’s HTC Droid DNA? Will you get one? International readers, are you excited at the prospect of the HTC DLX, the supposed global version of the DNA?

Bogdan Petrovan
Bogdan is the European Managing Editor of Android Authority. He loves tech, travel, and fantasy. He wishes he had more time for two of those things. Bogdan's phone is a Nexus 6P.
  • I am personally very interested. Was looking for a 5 inch screen phone (mostly for reading and media usage). The note 2 fits the bill very well,but it cost 700+ bucks here in Indonesia. If HTC sells this around 500-600 and go easy on the boot loader security, then I am sold.

  • No sd card is a deal breaker for me. I wanted this phone bad but with hardly any storage capacity I will not get it. I will get the Note 2 instead. I could have dealt with the battery but 16 gb is not enough storage. How can you enjoy the awesome camera and display when you can’t store hardly anything on it?

  • I’m very interested in this phone. The battery kinda scares me but not as much as the low storage. I’m going to be deciding between this and the note 2. I have some time till my next upgrade comes up do I’ll be able to read plenty of reviews too help my decision. Does this phone come with headphones like the rezound did?