Just as the Megazord took the best of each "zord" to assemble in order to fight Rita Repulsa's monster creations, some smartphones make us wish that we could mash them up together to create an über-phone phone, more than the sum of its parts. The HTC Droid DNA and Motorola Razr Maxx HD are two such phones. On their own, they’re just two new handsets offered by Verizon Wireless, but if there were a way to make one phone out of them, together they would be the device that Android users have been waiting for.
On one hand, the Droid DNA's 1080p display currently holds the top spot for highest pixels-per-inch of any smartphone. Unfortunately, it also features a less-than-stellar battery life, which doesn't bode too well for users looking to maximize the usage out of its high resolution display and powerful processor. On the other hand, the Razr Maxx HD comes equipped with a 3,200 mAh sized battery, which can get it through almost an entire week on standby without needing a charge. But, when it comes to looks, the Razr Maxx HD is in desperate need of a makeover, not to mention that it's still sporting a dual-core Snapdragon processor, putting it at a disadvantage compared to the increasing number of quad-core Snapdragon competitors.
We'll review each phone individually to look at the features they offer, how well they perform, and where each handset has some room for improvement.