The first impressions of the HTC Droid DNA are actually very promising. The look of the screen alone can already be classified excellent. However, how does this phone fare from the other smartphones?
We compared the HTC Droid DNA with some of the current heavyweights of the smartphone industry.
HTC Droid DNA vs. the Competition
The first thing to compare with rival smartphones is the screen brightness. The HTC Droid DNA was placed beside four other phones including the iPhone, the Nexus 4, the HTC One X and the Galaxy S III. The results revealed that the iPhone produces the brightest screen among all the smartphones followed closely by the One X. Although the performance of the HTC Droid DNA is quite disappointing, the brightness is still enough to make the screen visible in daylight.
Color Quality and Screen Testing
When it comes to color, the Super LCD 2 of the One X still remains on top along with the iPhone 5. Although the Super LCD 3 of the Droid DNA produces a rather blue hue, it is still a lot better compared to the greenish shade of the Nexus 4. Aside from the pixel density, the Droid DNA provides clear images for users to appreciate, especially in a macro shot.
However, in summary, the Super LCD 3 of the Droid DNA is still inferior to the Super LCD 2 of the HTC One X. Although the former has a slight edge when it comes to the sharpness of the display, this still cannot make up to its poor color calibration and darker screen.
Although the HTC Droid DNA does not generally have a bad screen, it is still a step backwards compared to the other phones. Here is the ranking of the smartphones according to their display:
- HTC One X
- Apple iPhone 5
- HTC Droid DNA
- Google Nexus 4
- Samsung Galaxy S III
Note: Although all the aforementioned smartphones have their clear strengths and weaknesses, all are prone to unforeseen accidents such as water damage, cracked screens etc. If your smartphone is in need of repair, the experts at iFixYouri can certainly help.
Aside from these five, there are two other smartphones that remain to be tested. These are the Nokia Lumia 920 and the Samsung Galaxy Note II. When it comes to brightness and color, the Lumia is classified as excellent. However, it is still a step behind the Droid DNA in terms of the resolution. The Lumia 920 is a lot sharper because of the thicker typeface; however, the size of the pixels is actually comparable. As for the Galaxy Note II, it is, as of the moment, at the bottom of the ranking.
The HTC Droid DNA is one of the best smartphones in the market that is packed with a lot of impressive features. This device has a 5-inch Super LCD 3 screen and a 1920×1080 display. Its pixel density is 440 PPI, which is considered the highest pixel density on any type of mobile screen.
According to HTC, the Droid DNA has an enhanced viewing angle, which is up to 80 degrees. Its display is also a lot brighter and all types of blurring problems are already eliminated.
A Look at the Droid DNA
The Droid DNA is still considered a phone and not a tablet. It is slimmer than the Galaxy Note II and has similar footprint with the HTC One X. When it comes to performance, the Droid DNA has a 1.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro Processor. It also has an 8MP camera, which opens up to f/2.0 and a 16GB built-in storage. This is also one of the few phones that support a wireless type of charging.
The DNA’s Only True Flaw
The only concern about this phone is the 2,020 mAh battery. This battery can definitely support most other types of phone; however, with the Droid’s massive screen, powerful processor, and LTE radio, this battery probably won’t be enough. The battery juice is a lot less compared to the 3,100 mAh of the Note II.
As for the camera software, the HTC Sense 4+ provides a lot of improvements. It has an enhanced gallery of photo maps, smile recognition, better HDR, and a wonderful cool countdown feature. The phone’s Beats Audio also provides dual amplifiers. One is made for the external speaker and the other is for the headphones.
Standing Up To the Competition
The HTC’s Sense UI is also a lot simpler and more intuitive compared to the Touch Wiz of Samsung. It has the same guts with the Nexus 4, but comes with a better LTE and screen. This makes the HTC Droid DNA one of the best smartphones in the market.
It does look like the Note II however; the Droid DNA is easier to navigate. In fact, it is more comparable with the Galaxy S III since it has the same width, but a little taller. The screen of HTC is considered as the best among all the other products. It produces bright colors and pictures that are incredibly sharp. Its texts are also larger and easier to read compared to the iPhone 5.
If ever your HTC Droid DNA requires repair due to any unforeseen issues such as water damage or a cracked screen, rest assured that professionals such as iFixYouri are available for any and all smartphone repair needs.
Many people think that computers (desktops, laptops, tablets, and notebooks) are the only devices susceptible to virus attacks. However, you can also get a virus on your Android phone since it functions as a computer as well. You can use it to browse the web, download software, store data, and contract a virus.
How Is A Virus On Your Android Phone Possible?
The Android phone requires an operating system to work, known as Android. This software allows the user to use the phone as a computer. It comes with its own applications for web browsing, downloading, etc. Whenever you access the Internet and click on links, you may accidentally download viruses.
Download links are not the only method viruses are spread. Some of them are embedded in trial software installed on an Android phone. The viruses are designed to copy themselves onto your phone during the installation process. You may also get infected with viruses when you copy files from other phones. Remember that an infected phone poses a threat to other phones.
Viruses and other types of Malware can alter, corrupt, and delete important data on your phone. However, if a spyware gets installed on the device, someone can steal confidential data. Hence, you should be very careful when accessing the Internet.
Your first line of defense against a virus attack is an antivirus (AV) software. Find recommended AV software and install it on your unit. It usually detects viruses in real time and can be used to scan for malicious programs at any time.
If you access the Internet, download applications, and share files regularly, you should get a paid antivirus service. Free AV applications are usually not as effective. Understand that new viruses pop up almost everyday. If you use a free application, you may not get the latest virus definition updates.
In order to prevent the installation of spyware on your phone, always download applications from trusted sites. Free trial applications often contain programs that gather data from users. This can be a real problem if any confidential data is stolen from your unit.
Getting Rid Of A Virus On An Android Phone
Although AV programs are designed to detect viruses, they are not 100% reliable on the removal process. Some viruses are just too hard to delete. As long as these malicious codes stay on your phone, they can continue to inflict damage on files, and may even cause the phone to stop working. So how do you deal with viruses that cannot be removed by the installed AV?
If you are not an expert in removing virus on Android phone, it is best not to attempt to remove the malicious software manually. Do not follow vague virus removal instructions found on Internet blogs or you may end up causing more damage than good. Instead, get expert phone repair service such as iFixYouri to take a proper look at what the potential virus may be.
According to IHS, the total number of Android phones shipped globally will exceed the 1 billion mark by 2013. The first Android-run smartphone was first shipped in 2008 and almost five years later, the number of shipments is expected to surpass the 1 billion mark.
Daniel Gleeson said that Android smartphones have taken the world by surprise. “We expect the Android smartphones to become the first to reach the milestone in its lifetime,” he said.
Android operating system is owned by Google and they make the software available to third party smartphones brands free of charge.
Android Smartphones Dominates the Market
Google chairman Eric Schmidt confirmed the news in a recent interview. He said that there are currently over 500 million Android phones worldwide. He also said that there are about 1.3 million devices being activated each day. “If the trend continues, we will hit the 1 billion mark by next year,” he said. Mr. Schmidt also said Android had won the battle with Apple’s iOS.
Android is King in Asia
A recent report by Dr. Madanmohan Rao claims that the recent success of South Korean mobile firm Samsung can be attributed to the Android operating system. Thanks to Android, Samsung is now the leading mobile company in south East Asia. As a matter of fact, half of all the smartphones sales in South East Asia are Samsung phones.
The Android fever has also swept Philippines and other Asian countries. A large number of people prefer Android phones as opposed to other phones. Globe Telecom, the leading telecommunications company in the Philippines, recently launched the Samsung Galaxy Note II. The phone has a 1.6 GHz quad-core processor, 5.5 inch HD super AMOLED, 3100mAH battery and many more features. It goes without saying that the phone is powered by the Android operating system.
The sad thing about people who buy Android smartphones is that most of them damage their phones within the first 6 months of purchase. Many people think that once their smartphone is damaged, it cannot be fixed. Contrary to common belief, damaged smartphones can easily be repaired. We at iFixYouri specialize in repairing damaged smartphones.