To be honest, I really hadn’t read much about the Droid DNA when it first arrived at my doorstep today. All I really knew was that the selling point was mostly the 5-inch 1080p display. I was expecting something like the HTC Rezound, which certainly wasn’t what I got when I opened the box. But before we get to that, we first have to do the traditional unboxing steps.

As usual, the box has a sort of slip cover, but the Droid DNA is at least a little different in that it has cutouts in in the cover, which allow the Droid Eye on the front of the box. This front portion of the box lifts up to reveal the DNA, nestled in the middle of the box.

Underneath the DNA is the odd cardboard contraption that comes apart as you can see above. It contains the SIM card access tool on the top within its own compartment, and the various manuals and quick start guide are held within. Below that, the microUSB cable and AC adapter are included, but there are no Beats Audio headphones to be found.

Here is a shot of everything in the box without the clutter, which isn’t much. As far as the actual Droid DNA goes, instead of reminding me of the Rezound, it is actually styled mostly after the HTC One X. It is surprisingly thin, and the display actually has an aspect ratio similar to the “tallscreen” approach, which feels quite different from the Samsung Galaxy Note II. Within the next few days, I hope to examine the difference between the 5-inch DNA and 5.3-inch Note, and see if the DNA is a worthy alternative or upgrade to the One X at all. If you have any questions, feel free to ask them in the comments and I’ll try to answer as best I can either in the comments or the full review.