Verizon and HTC took the veil off their new 5-inch superphone yesterday in New York City, and we were there to cover it. We took home a review unit that evening, and before we’d even unboxed it, Joe Levi was asking questions. In an editorial on the first-of-its-kind device, Joe speculated that the huge pixel count on the Droid DNA’s 1080p display might cause it to run more slowly than comparably specced devices. Devices like the LG Optimus G, which is also powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro backed up by 2GB of RAM, and one of which we just happen to have handy here in the office.
Our full review of the HTC Droid DNA is forthcoming, but for now, sate your appetite for new-Droid news with this video. Will the HTC-powered superphone rise to the occasion, thwarting the South Korean rival running yesterday’s OS, or will it choke on its own overdose of pixels? We’ve got a few app-launch load times, benchmarks, and even some simultaneous double-fisted gaming ready to help answer that question. It’s not all scientific apples-to-apples comparison, but it’s all real-world useful, and it’s a lot of fun. Click on ahead for the video, and stay tuned for lots more Droid DNA coverage in the days ahead!