Besides processors, displays are one of the biggest features to boast over on any given smartphone. Whether it be in terms of physical size, resolution or picture clarity, there’s always fodder to argue over. The latest craze – 1080p. Thanks to HTC’s DROID DNA on Verizon Wireless, we now have 1080p phones in the U.S. But is the rush to be the “first” making it fall behind in other areas? On that same note, how does the DNA compare to other 1080p phones released globally, such as Sharp’s new Aquos Phone SH930W which also packs a 5-inch 1080p display?
Hi-tech took the DROID DNA (Butterfly) and compared it to several other high-end devices such as the iPhone 5, Samsung Galaxy S III and Note II, Sharp Aquos Phone as well as the previously highly regarded (for it’s display as well) HTC One X.
Spoilers: While the DNA is notable for hitting the 1080p mark, brightness and viewing angles aren’t as good as several other high-end 720p handsets (save for the Samsungs mentioned due to limits of AMOLED technology).
It’s a detailed (read: long) piece but great for those of you out there who love getting into the nuts and bolts of the mobile devices we interact with day in and day out.