The price of Verizon’s latest Droid smartphone, the Droid DNA by HTC, has already dropped at Amazon with the price dropping from the usual $199.99 on-contract price to a more attractive $149.99.
Amazon’s price drop of the Droid DNA, Verizon’s first smartphone with a full HD 1080p display, comes just a few short weeks after HTC and Verizon released the phone on the carrier’s 4G LTE network. The Droid DNA was released on November 21st with a $199.99 price tag, an extremely attractive price given the Droid DNA’s high-end hardware and software specifications.
Now though, those customers looking to get the Droid DNA and its beautiful display for cheaper than Verizon’s price tag can do so. Amazon is now offering the Droid DNA for a mere $149.99 on-contract. It’s also offering that price to upgraders as well so those who are still on Verizon, who are looking to snag the Droid DNA as their new device, may want to go through Amazon to get it.
There is no telling if this price drop is permanent or if it’s temporary but Amazon generally offers devices for prices lower than retail prices found on carriers so we wouldn’t be surprised to see the $149.99 price tag stick.
$149.99 on-contract for one of the best smartphones available is certainly a deal worth considering. The Droid DNA is in that category based on its package which includes a fantastic 5-inch 1080p display with 441 pixels-per-inch, 16GB of storage, 4G LTE data speeds, good cameras, a well-built Droid Incredible inspired design, and of course, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean right out of the box.
Those looking at the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 phablet, a device that can also be found on Verizon’s 4G LTE network, will also want to give the Droid DNA a look as well so as to weigh all options before buying.
The Droid DNA’s display will more than likely ring in a new era of Android smartphones sporting 1080p full HD displays and it could be that we see the Droid DNA’s first true display competitors arrive at CES 2013.