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HTC DROID DNA Poses for Cleanest Press Shot Yet (Updated)

With November 13′s  press event from HTC and Verizon nearing, it only makes sense that an official press render for the HTC DROID DNA would appear. Thanks to @evleaks, the picture above is the cleanest we have seen to date. Is it just me, or does it really look like a new version of the original HTC Incredible? 

Nothing new is necessarily revealed from this press shot, other than how beautiful of a device it appears to be. As you all know, the display measures in at 5″ with a 1080p resolution and 440ppi. The software is Android 4.1 with HTC’s Sense 4+ skin on top. Inside, we have a quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, 2GB RAM, an 8MP rear camera, a 2MP front camera, and 4G LTE.

Update:  As a reader in the comments pointed out, the wallpaper on the device matches the teaser image in the press invite. If there were any doubts about next week’s event not being for the DNA, this should squash them.

The DNA should be a heck of a device.

And yes, I see that the date on the display says “December 7,” but no, I do not believe that’s a hint at the release date.

Thoughts on the design?

Via:  @evleaks

  • Meticode

    I have a HTC Rezound and I’m satisfied with it, but only after I was able to install a AOSP ROM. The battery life is lack-tastic. My next phone I’m going to do hard-core research and make sure the battery life is great. Overall the thing I’ve been impressed with the most on the Rezound is the camera. The camera is awesome. I liked Sense more than I thought, but nothing will be pure Android. I can’t complain though, I got it for $60 3 months after it had came out.

    With saying that I probably won’t get another Rezound phone unless it’s got a big developer base and AOSP is available on it. I’m not sure of my next Verizon phone, but I think battery life is going to be a top three reason for me choosing it.

    • flosserelli

      This phone has a 5″ 1080p screen, LTE and 2500mAh battery. You can probably guess what the battery life will be.

      • Ibrick

        Decent?

        Supposedly, the screen is more efficient than an equilvalent AMOLED screen, plus you add an ultra efficient S4 Pro processor, and battery life should be acceptable.

        If you need MAXX battery life, buy a MAXX.

        • flosserelli

          Or a phone with a removable battery.

  • anon

    Another great demo http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xAj-vcASu4w

    If we get the same specs as the Japan phone that thing freakin flys. The screen is gorgeous.

  • cooksta32676

    I hope it’s wide like an Evo, not tall and skinny like an ip5.

    • http://www.facebook.com/nathanielnewmanmusic Nathaniel Newman

      It’s tall and skinny!

  • anon

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9cCpLSLfSVY

    Sense looks fine and fast.

  • Ron_Swanson

    Note 2 still.

  • Hatyrei

    I prefer HTC J Butterfly color scheme…this 1 is like blah…. Black and red again? Reminds me of Motorola Q 9m music.

    • http://www.facebook.com/nathanielnewmanmusic Nathaniel Newman

      I must agree with the colors. I have that phone (Q9m) horrible, horrible, horrible phone!

    • flosserelli

      Use a phone skin. Problem solved.

  • Knlegend1

    zzzzzzZZZZZZZZZ….power specs….zzzzZZZ….verizon wireless……oh I had a nightmare!!!!!

  • dsass600

    NEXUS 4444!

  • PhillipCun

    HTC wonders why they’re doing poorly. Look at the design, the branding and UI and let me know what has changed since the first HTC Incredible. What? NOTHING! They put in a 5″ screen and make it “1080p” but for what? To look at how ugly Sense is? JB even looks better than that.

    This phone looks like every other HTC and every other Android phone on the market. What is unique? Not much. Here is why HTC will continue to fail unless they change drastically

    Designs – All HTC designs look the same, they keep pumping out phones with great specs but what separates their new phones from their old? A small tweak here and there. With so many Android phones released each year they can’t even make themselves stand out so why would the confused consumer pick HTC over the very well branded Samsung Galaxy line? NOTHING. HTC is not a big player anymore and they need to do everything right to wow consumers to convince them to take a chance on their products.

    Branding – HTC is a very capable company but they have not created a brand. Yeah they tried with the One line but they failed to make the phone available on all major carriers in as many countries as possible. Consumers are very simple people and if you don’t make it simple for them to digest they’ll just move on to something that is simple; the iPhone and Galaxy products have proven to be great phones in a global scale. These names are easily recognizable to consumers. Consumers will ask what is HTC and move on to something they already know.

    Sense – It’s been how many years and Sense still looks the same and very bloated. People are more aware of the UX (user experience) and Sense is much more dated now. It was a great solution to fill in those gaps where old vanilla came short, but this is 2012 and Android is a totally different animal. The sense design WAS sexy and sleek in 2010, but not anymore. Now with 4.2 and all the shift to Holo theme makes Sense look old and the UX less connected to new Android.

    HTC will need to wake up in 2013 or they’ll be far too behind to catch up. Samsung continues to thrive, Google’s Nexus line is picking up lots of steam and LG have been making many improvements (as seen in The Verge’s interview). How about HTC??

  • BakerDude

    Sense kills it. Android OEMs never cease to turn me off. This is a perfect example of why I cannot get excited about Android.

  • steve30x

    Im digging this but i know its only gonna come in at 16 gigs :(

  • Justin Swanson

    Also, their phone icon has some green on it so Apple will probably sue for that.

    • flosserelli

      Right after they sue for rounded corners, square icons, using fingers to swipe & interact with the phone, and the term “apps”. Because, as everyone knows, Apple invented all of that.

    • http://riteshtripathy.wordpress.com/ Ritesh Tripathy

      There’s no telling with Apple. They could sue for just about anything. Worrying about it is pointless.

  • Justin Swanson

    Does anyone else think it kinda looks like an iPhone?

    • http://riteshtripathy.wordpress.com/ Ritesh Tripathy

      NO.

    • flosserelli

      They’re both black, have a color screen & app icons, a clock, a front facing camera, and they both run on Verizon. Yeah, the resemblance is uncanny.

      /s

  • David asaro

    Looks like froyo to me lol. Outdated.

  • motta2003

    Every time I see an HTC phone I can’t help but think of my Thunderbolt and how we’re still waiting for ICS as promised. In the meantime just activated my Galaxy Nexus I got on eBay…

  • Radgatt

    That’s my birthday. Hopefully I will have it prior to that day.

  • http://twitter.com/SD1337 Steve DeBellis

    The Thunderbolt was supposed to be one heck of a device.. That turned out well..

    • flosserelli

      It *was* a heck of a device, for its time. Remember, it was first-gen technology and all such products have their problems. Despite its issues (mainly the piss poor battery life), I thoroughly enjoyed mine. Liquid, Synergy and even DV MIUI were awesome on it.

  • baldypal

    come on OEMs, stretch the screen to the bottom and to the top. No more old school off-screen buttons and for the sake of everything that is wrong in this world already, Verizon, get rid of your logo on the front. the back is just fine!!!!!

    • hkklife

      What we really need is an aspect ratio (with software support, naturally) wider than 16:9 to enable “tall” large-screened phones. Remember Acer ahowed a prototype 21:9 handset a while back? I agree completely with you, though. Remove all those nasty chins, bezels, branding and wasted space on the front and give me screen size + battery capacity.

  • JoeInMO

    Just more cheaply made HTC Chinese junk.

    • carlisimo

      Taiwan is not China!

    • http://riteshtripathy.wordpress.com/ Ritesh Tripathy

      Oh look.. your head’s up your bottom!

  • http://profiles.google.com/adamtruelove Adam Truelove

    Gotta love Sense….puke. Looks the same as it did 3 years ago.

  • Ohiwastedmylife

    Decisions, decisions… If I go with the Note 2, in a few months GS4 will be released with similar screen to HTC DNA and then I will be stuck with a HUGE phone that has a mediocre screen for 2 years, relatively. Also I see the S4 Pro being more future proof, the E4 processor seems like EOL out of the gate. Are either phones root friendly? or potentially rootable? This is such a hard decision, all I know is that my OG Droid Incredible is going away for good.

    • Daistaar

      I’d be careful with root on the HTC side. While the dev community is awesome and there is the Dev unlock from HTC, it took months for the One X to gain root. Something like a few weeks ago for a device that’s been around since April.

      • Ohiwastedmylife

        Zoinks Scoob… That is a really long period. I suppose I could get by with just a third party launcher. I really like some aspects of Sense but things like plain black app drawer wall paper, really outdated gradient shading, and ugly icons are making me question it. Note 2 looks amazing, the screen transitions just flow nicely and the app drawer looks nice, along with all the extra software perks & the S pen I guess. S pen is a gimmick except for mobile photoshop or writing notes I suppose.

    • hkklife

      I was just discussing this same dilemma yesterday with a friend who is itching to upgrade. The Note 2 seems to be the best shot for the time being but I have a feeling that the GS4 will essentially offer most of the Note 2′s goodness (probably a 5″ screen with no S-Pen) in a sleeker package and with the latest in camera/screen/SoC tech. I would not call the Note 2′s screen mediocre, however, as it certainly beats the GS3′s 720p screen.
      But yeah, the S4 is probably the best SoC on the market right now and the E4 does feel a bit dated and inefficient in comparison. Between the two I would go with the Note 2 if I HAD to choose one based on what we have seen and know so far…but honestly, maybe you should just pick up a cheap secondhand Gnex or S3 or RAZR to replace the OG DINC and wait to see what the GS4 brings next year?

      • Ohiwastedmylife

        The GS4 will most likely be supplied with all those new 1080p 5″ screens just like DNA. I have not seen a Note 2 in person yet but for the last 8 months I was waiting for the DNA and in the last month have fallen in love with the Note 2.

        I cannot pick up another phone unless it is 3G, I have the OG DINC so I need to lose my precious unlimited data plan so I can get a new 4G phone/4G plan. I see the unlimited data being removed in the near future anyways.

        I just need to decide if I want to hear “Is that a Note 2 in your pocket or are you excited to see me” everywhere I go.

        • hkklife

          But Is that actually verified? I haven’t been keeping up with stuff like that snce I went LTE last year. But could you really not just pick up a LTE phone new/used/not-on-contract and go into a store, get a SIM card, and move your account over (including your grandfathered unlimited)?

          You are probably right…VZW got rid of new unlimited lines on or around July 2nd 2011. Then around that same time this year they did away with unlimited renewals (I snuck in with my GS3 preorder right in the nick of time)

          So, yeah, I predict they will get rid of the grandfathered unlimited users, even if they pay full retail, somewhere around July of 2014 (when those final unlimited upgraders’ 2yr contracts run out) or at least force them into a capped plan when they change devices (regardless of how they get those devices). When that happens, I am saying adios to VZW after ~15 years and going with a T-Mob SIM plan and an unlocked handset or whatever the next best alternative is at that time.

          • Ohiwastedmylife

            I have asked around numerous times and I have never heard a definitive answer. I assume they would not let me upgrade my data plan to 4G since I have a grandfathered 3G plan. Even though there is no 3G/4G data plans anymore, they will probably want their money.

            I am thinking they will start trying to end unlimited data mid next year if they see it as an issue. There is probably only minimal percentage of actual normal Verizon customer who are remaining on unlimited, but money is money and who doesn’t need a few more billion !

    • steve30x

      I dont think it matters anymore, in the phone tech world as soon as you touch your new phone a new one comes out 2 weeks later that will blow the one you have out the water.. that or take good care of it, sell it and make up the rest to get a new one down the line.

      • Ohiwastedmylife

        Now that the next gen quad core devices are entering the market I agree that differences in hardware are going to continue to diminish. The next step in differentiation are going to be the software, and the brand platform or complementary products that tie into the device. That is the one reason Apple has been so successful, they provide products that complement each other and tie into every aspect of our lives, not just our phone. I think Samsung is going to do some amazing things in the future, especially with announcing a rebranding in 2013 and a push for innovation from the top down. HTC failed to become a mfg & supplier of parts and lost their crown once the market became saturated with high end android devices.

  • http://znewman.com/ Zachary Newman

    Unlocked bootloader and I would be all in. Too bad that probably will never happen.

    • http://profiles.google.com/karbonkopy9 Timothy Reider

      Pretty sure they have unlocked almost all of the phones via HTC Dev since they said they would? Could be wrong but its just a matter of waiting a month or so for the unlock (legit or non legit)

      • calvin35

        Not on Verizon. This boot loader will be locked up tight by Verizon.

  • dreadnatty08

    No Chrome?

  • Buckeyes1212

    Wasn’t the rezound the first US phone with a 720p screen? Look at how that turned out…

    • brad

      Look how it turned out?

      The Rezound is fast, great screen, awesome camera…ONLY knock is battery life, which can be solved with a simple back-up.

      Why the hate?

      • chris125

        maybe because it is yet to be updated to ICS when most other devices that came out around the same time on verizon have been updated?

        • 4man

          Dude, it got ICS months ago, what are you talking about?

          • brad

            ICS made things better, faster and smoother….only negative to ICS was that it knocked the battery life down a bit more. I agree I wish they would pump out Jellybean though.

    • https://www.facebook.com/aaron.williams.125 Champion1229

      The Rezound was and STILL IS a beast of a phone! Verizon just decided at the time to shift all of their marketing department to promote the Droid Razr and left the Rezound as the red-headed step child of the bunch! HTC has been innovating with each reiteration they release to Verizon (starting with the Thunderbolt, Verizon’s first 4G LTE phone. Moving onto the Rezound which had the FIRST 720p HD display and now with the DNA with a full 1080p display AND quad core!) and I honestly wish I still had my Rezound instead of the crappy Razr!

  • triangle8

    I worry about battery life since the display resolution is 1080p…

  • http://iamandroid.co/profile/rocktoonz Rocktoonz

    Hope the graphics on the screen don’t look as horrible as this render makes them out. I must say it’s nice to see them going 5″ and going taller instead of just wider with it.

  • MotoRulz

    Specs of a beast.. Hope the battery can support it..

    • norrin_radd

      Yep. Battery life is going to be the big question mark here. If it’s not up to par, then I’ll probably bite the bullet and go Razr MAXX HD.

      • http://twitter.com/Belatukadro Justtyn Hutcheson

        Let’s face it, HTC doesn’t have a stellar reputation for battery life. Screens and Cameras, absolutely amazing. Battery life….keep a charger handy…

        • https://www.facebook.com/aaron.williams.125 Champion1229

          Owning the HTC Thunderbolt taught me to fit my usage to how long I needed the battery to last (If I had a late night function then I need to use the phone less, if I get off early then I can do whatever I please). The Rezound helped out a little but its still on the same principal of keep a charger near by (even that extra 3% from charging while waiting for your spouse to get ready and walk out the door can make a difference. Now I have the Razr which has taught me that Motorola should NEVER make another skinny phone again! I’m at 53% and its been off the charger for about 3-4 hours! But seriously after my experiences it doesn’t seem to be getting any better anytime soon, I just hope the DNA can last a full day on a charge with medium use!

          • http://www.facebook.com/alexander393 Alex Moore

            why didn’t you get the razr max??

          • https://www.facebook.com/aaron.williams.125 Champion1229

            I had to exchange the Rezound through Verizon’s Certified Like-New program due to software issues after the ICS update and after 3 replacement Rezounds the Verizon rep gave me the option to change and the only option he gave me was the Razr. I asked for the Razr Maxx explaining to him all the trouble I had went through plus how much it inconvenienced me to keep having to receive / send out devices every two days due to Verizon’s apparent lack of attention to detail on the refurbished units but no luck! He even said the GNexus was too “new” when it was released all of THREE days after the Rezound (this was in July-August). Basically it was get the Razr or keep the Rezound with its buggy ICS upgrade! I would have preferred the Rezound but it is more important to me that the phone actually work as a phone and can last an entire day without randomly restarting!

        • Butters619

          I own an HTC phone…..and 12 micro USB chargers (bedroom, living room, gf’s bedroom, gf’s living room, work, glove box, gf’s glove box, car charger, car charger for gf’s car, and 3 for traveling/spares).

          Plus an Anker external battery in case I won’t be near any plugs.

          • TSY87

            LOL!!!! so true. I also carry 2 extra batteries around with me.

          • SetNick

            That’s crazy, but I have to be honest I am the same way. For my bolt I have 5 batteries. I charge 3 on a dock at home and keep two at work.

        • LionStone

          That was then…this is now…amazing what new technology can do.

          • Butters619

            I have a One X. It’s better, but I still don’t make it through the day.

    • http://twitter.com/getitoutme joey.

      I currently have an EVO 4G LTE and it’s never died on me before plugging it in before bed time.

  • xcodybx

    gimme.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1234213409 Andrew Contreras

    In for the “zomg the phones totally sucks because it has capacitive buttons!!!!!11111!” comments.

  • Firelight

    What’s with the Gingerbread looking icon dock? Sense is so over, HTC. Get with it already! Ugh!

    • http://twitter.com/Belatukadro Justtyn Hutcheson

      But But, its clear now!! That’s a true innovation!!

      • http://twitter.com/tmadd8 Tyler Maddocks

        “icon dock”
        Not status bar. The status bar really is an innovation, though!!

    • LionStone

      Hehe, looks 10x better than Moto’s dock with the text crammed in there..please. So apparently, HTC IS with it.

      • balthuszar

        i’m not sure what text you’re seeing as being crammed into moto’s dock…the notification bar, sure(and that’s every phone)…but the dock doesnt having anything crammed into it…

        • LionStone

          This is what I mean…Sammie does it too…HTC doesn’t stick the text under the icons as these two are doing.

          • balthuszar

            I hardly call that crammed, and you can download icon changer and erase the labels

          • balthuszar

            I do agree with you about the icon labels looking cruddy, but it’s easy to remedy and is hardly worth using sense instead of motoblur because of

          • LionStone

            Okay, not crammed, maybe unnecessarily placed :-) Just trying to relate how “stock” Sense looks closer to JB than the other 2, in this regard.

          • balthuszar

            i’ll give you that…yes :)

  • http://twitter.com/R_Kamidees R.J.

    Whew, I was worried that HTC was going to release something innovative. Nope, just a spec bump and a larger screen. Ugly Sense overlay, locked bootloader (assuming), and a copy of the Incredible design. Good job, guys; stay the course.

    • Dain Laguna

      I see where you are coming from…but honestly, you can blame verizon. Their need for bloat infested droid devices is the reason there is no oneX on big red. That is a gorgeous phone. Ill give credit for the dna’s screen however

  • ObviousNinja2

    If this phone doesn’t wow me. i’m probably gonna leave Verizon and get the Nexus 4. Verizon and their phone decisions are just horrible.

  • paulmike3

    The device wallpaper directly correlates to the HTC/Verizon event invite background. Looks like this pic does reveal something new!

    • http://www.droid-life.com Kellex B

      Ahhh good catch. Certainly does look to be from the invite.

    • http://twitter.com/Belatukadro Justtyn Hutcheson

      Gotta say, now that you point it out, I like that background. I’ll need to adjust the colors, but still…looks nice!

  • http://www.facebook.com/andy.taylor.52206654 Andy Taylor

    Is that a big ass LED ala Razr HD?

  • Droid Burgundy

    so basically another Droid Inc? NOT IMPRESSED

    • palomosan

      How is this a Droid Incredible, it has 5in 1080p display, Quadcore Processor, 8mp back, 2mp front, the Indredible is mid range phone, this is a High End phone all around.

      • hkklife

        Droid Inc 1 was an AWESOME device for its time. I still know a few people rockin’ them. It had 8Gb of internal storage which is STILL common on high-end phones nowadays (Nexus 4, anyone?) and had a better screen than anything else at the time other than the N1.
        The Inc line’s reputation was just ruined by a flaky Gingerbread update and subsequent Incredible devices which were midrange efforts at best.

  • http://twitter.com/Belatukadro Justtyn Hutcheson

    Looks like a souped-up EVO-LTE. That said, WHY oh WHY would HTC put the lock button on the top…and centered no less! I get that the top and bottom bezels look like the thinnest in a while, but that’s still going to be a rather uncomfortable stretch to the most-used button on the device. Note, I’ve never held it and I’m hoping that HTC has done their homework, but…really, I’m just scratching my head on that one.

  • edwoord

    Bring on an HTC nexus device than maybe!!! Still on my gnex though

  • Mike Kilar

    No on screen buttons? Pass.

    • Captain_Doug

      I want to thumbs you both up and down. I hate that almost no one is using on screen keys. That being said, this is most likely going to be the best phablet out there. So while your passing on an amazing phone, I understand.

      • JetBlue

        No that’s the LG Intitution. /s But on a serious note the Note 2 will most likely be the top phablet for the year since it’s on all carriers compared to this being on only 1.

        • Captain_Doug

          Maybe top selling. I apologize for being vague. I was being opinionated about HTC finally making a phablet. I get that the Note 2 is a great device with plenty of power and features but I can’t stand the feel of Samsung phones. That being said, I think the DNA will be MY favorite phablet so far. Great jab at the intuition btw. A 4:3 aspect ratio phone? I wish they had been kidding.

          PS: are you involved with Jetblue or just like the airline?

  • schoat333

    oh look, sense looks just as ugly on JB.

    • http://www.droid-life.com Kellex B

      Hate to say, but I thought the same thing heh.

      • gabravo2005

        Can’t say that I’m impressed with this phone after this latest shot. I have an EVO 3D as a secondary phone and that thing has the WORST power button I have ever used on a phone, it is almost completely flush with the back cover. Sorry HTC, looks like my money is going to get the Note 2, even with that horrible VZW logo….

        • George264

          Samsung phones have really horrible cell reception, which is their only problem. I bought the Galaxy Nexus with my Rezound and the difference was night and day. My parents’ have the Nexus and it’s so bad for them. Signal issues everywhere. That and their plastic builds that are pretty bad. Consider those before chosing Note 2. I’m going with this, simply because I want good signal and I’m kinda addicted to Sense widgets. Oh, and their build quality :)

      • https://www.facebook.com/aaron.williams.125 Champion1229

        Will something like Apex Launcher layover? I really like the hardware aspect of this device but the latest builds of Sense just look ugly! Oh and will this device be able to use Beats Audio enhancers on all audio or just music played back through the default music application?

        • George264

          Apex works great on my Rezound, think it will run great on this. And Beats Audio works everywhere, but it’s mainly just better bass and vocals. So yeah, works in YouTube and whatnot, if this is Sense 4.1.

          • https://www.facebook.com/aaron.williams.125 Champion1229

            Thanks, I used to have the Rezound and loved the older HTC sense but this updated one looks ugly IMO! It could just be because the background doesn’t match right and the widgets on the screen just aren’t my style (what the heck did they do to the clock widget, I used to love the one on my Rezound and my older Thunderbolt!).

    • EC8CH

      Didn’t even notice it was JB

    • palomosan

      Throw Nova launcher and game over.

      • hkklife

        Sense is still there, hogging CPU cycles and the (limited) battery power, no matter how hard you try to cover it up. I got burned 2x by HTC before and I have vowed to never do it again unless MAYBE it’s a HTC-built Nexus. Sense/TouchFlo was the thing to have back in the dark ages of smartphones but there’s simply NO place for it in this post-Gingerbread world.

        As far as the buttons, well, I am not at all surprised to see them still around. My general rule of thumb is that for any device with a screen smaller than 4.6 or 4.7″, I prefer capacitive buttons so that every bit of the usable/viewable screen space is maximized. But for anything 4.8″ or larger (give or take, certainly 5″ and above), I think virtual buttons are the way to go.

        • palomosan

          Root the sucker, throw AOSP and remove sense and the garbage.

  • http://www.facebook.com/TheGarrett Garrett Garcia

    I’m so glad I got two extra lines without unlimited data to sacrifice for this phone. Its either this or the GNote2 as my next phone.

    • Clayton Anderson

      I’m still buying the Note2. All that additionally functionality is more than just a hardware update.

  • EC8CH

    Is the power button top dead center?

    • http://www.droid-life.com Kellex B

      Yep, appears to be.

      • palomosan

        And in Red, really???

        • http://twitter.com/Belatukadro Justtyn Hutcheson

          At least it stands out, from the reviews that would have been nice on the 8X

    • TheCheapGamer

      A la Droid X

      • Symbiotx

        I’m using a Droid x now, so this will be familiar. Is it strange to be there?

  • TheCheapGamer

    Glad they didn’t go with on screen buttons.

    • Clayton Anderson

      Sarcams right?

    • http://twitter.com/Belatukadro Justtyn Hutcheson

      On a 5″ screen, I’m perfectly fine with on-screen nav keys. It seems to work just fine on the RAZR M, and that’s 4.3″

  • palomosan

    This phone looks really good, I just hope the materials are on part the the One X and the models release in Japan last month, I really want HTC to make another Nexus.

  • nsnsmj

    Meh.

  • T_Dizzle

    I had the original Droid Incredible and it was a fantastic phone. If this phone is of equal quality, I would consider retiring my G-Nex for it.

    • http://riteshtripathy.wordpress.com/ Ritesh Tripathy

      HTC phones have never been down on quality. You should have no worries there. Battery life on the other hand…

  • 2001400ex

    Is the notification light going to be as terrible as the tbolt?

    • John

      Hopefully not

    • Daistaar

      What was wrong with the T’Bolt’s notification light? I thought it was way better than the Rezound’s and even the Razr M’s.

      • 2001400ex

        I don’t know about the rezound, I just know I can’t see it unless it’s at night or I look directly over it. Sitting on a desk, I should be able to see it and tell what type of notification, whether it’s work out personal email or text. No can do with tbolt. That, the battery life, and the proximity sensor are the only issues with the phone.

      • Steve Douglas

        IT was really hard to see… the grate hid it most of the time and you have to be at the right angle to see it. Annoying yes…

  • EC8CH

    So should I let my wife buy this renewing a contract and loose unlimited data…

    or, buy a used G-Nex on Craigslist off contract and keep unlimited data???

    • TheCheapGamer

      Buy it full retail and keep the unlimited data.

      • http://twitter.com/Belatukadro Justtyn Hutcheson

        Not if its $650…I like eating something other than Ramen…

        • Captain_Doug

          Corn dogs, mac and cheese, and casseroles?

          • hldc1

            Captain_Doug gets it. Wanna spice it up? Throw some corn dogs in your mac and cheese. It’s like a whole new food group.

          • Captain_Doug

            Wow… never even thought of that. Sometimes I throw some sliced up lunch meat in there but wow, worn dogs in mac and cheese would seal the deal. Married sophomore college sudent. Definition of lower class.

          • hldc1

            I’m pretty sure corn dogs in pretty much anything would seal any deal you’re looking for. Worn dogs, however, maybe not so much.

        • http://www.greenless.com Lex Lybrand

          They are $230 now off-contract at VZW. Just bought my wife one to replace her crappy Sense Rezound.

          • brad

            What did you hate about the Rezound? IF you hate sense, why not put on launcher pro or go launcher?

            The Screen, Camera, and Speed are great on the Rezound. Battery life is a bit below average, but you can buy a back up to throw in.

          • http://www.greenless.com Lex Lybrand

            Sense is more than just a launcher.

  • Murphy

    Decisions, decisions…

  • http://twitter.com/JohnsAndroid JohnsAndroid

    Dont call it a comeback!

  • http://twitter.com/RyanMarkwald Ryan Markwald

    “…an 8MP rear camera, a 2MP rear camera…”

    HTC is really wanting you to use the rear camera…I assume that the 2MP is the front facing camera.

    • TheCheapGamer

      Nah, you just get crappy looking 3D pictures now :P

      • http://twitter.com/Belatukadro Justtyn Hutcheson

        Wait, 3D pics looked good in the first place?!?

      • Daistaar

        lol love it