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DROID DNA vs Galaxy Note II poll results: Yes, the DNA can do it!

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DROID DNA vs Galaxy Note II poll results: Yes, the DNA can do it!
OK, guys, we've given you enough time to cast your votes in favor of the HTC DROID DNA, or the Samsung Galaxy Note II. It's now time to see what the results are and start analyzing them!

So, it's relatively safe to say that you are actually in love with the DROID DNA by HTC, as you've stated it loudly and clearly that it has the potential to overcome the Galaxy Note II by Samsung in this increasingly bloody warfare. However, the margin between the two isn't that big, so this win doesn't mean HTC can relax. Nope, the Taiwanese manufacturer absolutely needs to keep those cutting-edge devices coming! The DROID DNA has managed to beat the Galaxy Note II in our poll with 53.87% of all votes, but the Note II still has quite a bit of following with 46.13%.

The DROID DNA seems to be the superior device in most categories, except for storage space, where it's basically stuck at 16GB, with no option to expand this. Meanwhile, the Note II comes in different internal memory variants and features a microSD card slot. Still, having vast amounts of storage space isn't a must for everyone, so we wouldn't consider this a deal-breaker for the DNA, especially when it comes with that beautiful $199 price tag, instead of the $299 that carriers are asking for the Note II. The only thing we can hope for now is a wider availability for the DROID DNA, which is currently exclusive to Verizon Wireless.

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Can the HTC DROID DNA deal with the Galaxy Note II?
53.87%
953 votes
(953 votes) Yes, the DROID DNA can do it!
46.13%
816 votes
(816 votes) No, the Galaxy Note II is the ultimate phablet.

1769 votes


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posted on 16 Nov 2012, 07:49 27

1. Wiki_jaan (Posts: 704; Member since: 24 Jun 2012)


fans just like DNA coz of display

posted on 16 Nov 2012, 07:51 22

3. android_hitman (unregistered)


u have a point here :) but the note has other advantages so basically everyone buys what he prefers...

posted on 16 Nov 2012, 08:17 19

11. hung2900 (Posts: 956; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)


I know that almost viewers on PhoneArena are just viewers, not buyers.
Today they say the phone ABC is great, some days later they say another phone XYZ is better,...
When 808 was coming out, there were a mass of "41MP or GTFO" "808 PureView or GTFO" comments, but in fact very few did buy or really wanna buy it. The same thing happened with Lumia 920, Optimus G and now is the Droid DNA.

posted on 16 Nov 2012, 08:33 1

16. wp8forever (unregistered)


like the lumia 920 lol pls thats wwhy is sold out everywhere u are and idiot , thats the best phone in the world right now .

posted on 16 Nov 2012, 08:48 11

20. hung2900 (Posts: 956; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)


Have you bought it? Has any of your friends bought it?
If you did, can you show me a photo? lolz =))

posted on 16 Nov 2012, 11:54 4

43. Owlet (Posts: 450; Member since: 21 Feb 2011)


I bought it. For cool 599 too. Gotta keep that unlimited. I probably will buy another one shortly, for my better half.

posted on 16 Nov 2012, 12:04 1

44. FAW-Q (Posts: 63; Member since: 29 Jul 2011)


@hung2900
You sound like a Fan-droid in iSh33p clothing.

posted on 18 Nov 2012, 11:32 1

86. Wiki_jaan (Posts: 704; Member since: 24 Jun 2012)


go play with your brick ... lol

posted on 19 Nov 2012, 02:22 1

91. picka_vi_materina (Posts: 174; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)


If I have only ten in stock, of course I can have them sold out.

posted on 16 Nov 2012, 12:23 1

47. crankyd00d (Posts: 191; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


True lol, most end up buying a cheap Huaweii POS haha

posted on 16 Nov 2012, 12:37 2

51. andro. (Posts: 1999; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


I agree totally with you. A lot of comment makers here no little of the day to day reality of the phone basis and actual industry running. I was criticised for saying pure view wasn't really wanted and wouldn't sell and also that windows phones were very unpopular and carriers had backlogs of unsold stock. A lot of viewers claimed otherwise but figures ultimately showed the reality. The DNA I think will be a good seller but not top seller. The note 2 will see more,however it is a great device right now and a good foresight into what tech level 2013 HTC flagships could be like

posted on 16 Nov 2012, 22:47

73. shandesilva (Posts: 79; Member since: 28 Mar 2012)


yeah...guys who have enough money to spend dont waste time reading all the websites. they just go & buy it :)..its us..the less well off ppl who just read & make comments.
btw...a rarely seen "fair" review by Ray S. congratulations to you on pulling that off. :)

posted on 16 Nov 2012, 11:09 4

40. PhenomFaz (Posts: 1236; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)


seems to me most people in this poll are the type that carrya smartphone for flashing it than actually using it. the only reason these people must have voted for Droid DNA is if they wanted to flaunt that 1080p screen!

People realise the truth 1080p 15 inch laptop displays look stunning and many laptops carry a 1366x768 res which the users are fine with but NO if it comes to phones we want a gazillion pixels per inch....seriously??!!!

The nOte 2 has a 720p display which is more than enough for anything around 5 inches...yes 1080p is better only in terms of ppi and not actual user experience! The hardware and software together comprise of the user experience and the Note 2 is the undoubted champion in that...it has more softwar optimizations than the S3 which had some 40 or so software optimizations built in giving a wonderful experience to the user.

Even HTC claim its not a phablet its a super-display smartphone...period! The Droid DNA is a great smartphone but thats about it...it doesn't provide anything that other flagships dont. The winning factor of the Note 2 lies in its uniqueness of use

posted on 17 Nov 2012, 15:52 1

79. chris2k5 (Posts: 48; Member since: 17 Nov 2012)


LOL Another person who talks like they own both phones. If you haven't used both then you don't know s**t. GTFO.

posted on 17 Nov 2012, 15:42 1

78. danny_a2005 (Posts: 167; Member since: 06 Oct 2011)


when people (samsung s3) owners see my one x they always say my phone is sexy and pretty.. everyone has an iPhone or and s3.. I feel my phone is exclusive

posted on 16 Nov 2012, 08:00 21

6. Cynipap999 (banned) (Posts: 138; Member since: 15 Nov 2012)


Absolutely, display and sexy design. Does this Poll have a margin of error and, more importantly, has Florida been taken into account?

For me not having expandable memory (microSD slot) and a sealed low capacity battery are an absolutely no-deal! For those who don't mind fixed memory and a dead phone when they can't get to a power source, knock yourselves out! Remember, a gorgeous HD display will do you no good when your phone's battery is DEAD!!

posted on 16 Nov 2012, 11:33 2

41. Twashbush (Posts: 47; Member since: 08 Jun 2011)


Totally agree with you on your points of non expandable memory and limited battery.

Thats why of the current Verizon options, I would still get the Razr Maxx HD.

posted on 16 Nov 2012, 12:06 2

46. Owlet (Posts: 450; Member since: 21 Feb 2011)


You talk from your own experience about it being dead all the time?? No? Then shut up. I hear some lucky folks with phone IN THEIR HANDS say it's the best and battery life is decent.

posted on 16 Nov 2012, 12:32 2

48. crankyd00d (Posts: 191; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


You tell him to shut up but then you say "I hear", aka you don't know s**t either, which makes you more ignorant than him. He has the same right to post here than you do, and based on how useless yours was I'd say he should actually have more rights than you

posted on 16 Nov 2012, 12:54 1

53. Owlet (Posts: 450; Member since: 21 Feb 2011)


OK, here go my rights....

posted on 16 Nov 2012, 08:04 5

8. psysect (Posts: 49; Member since: 27 Sep 2012)


yeeeees...fans like dna coz its soooooooooo much beautifull , better build quality, better size , better performance , better camera, better screen , better ui & ...

i dont attract to note only for s pen or better battary..ok big battery is very nice but dna battries is just enoghe for a day.. beside this u can use of the best screen , perfomance & powerfull sound that i dont change it with note 2 although note 2 also is a fantastic phone.

posted on 16 Nov 2012, 11:49 1

42. Owlet (Posts: 450; Member since: 21 Feb 2011)


No, I like it because it's HTC, because it looks awesome, plus it has all the trimmings under the hood.

posted on 16 Nov 2012, 12:06 1

45. psysect (Posts: 49; Member since: 27 Sep 2012)


check it dears:

The J Butterfly also offers IPX5 waterproofing and microSD expansion, so could be a hot little number if it keeps these features.

http://www.pocket-lint.com/news/48437/htc-deluxe-5-inch-android-1080p

posted on 16 Nov 2012, 17:36 1

63. richardyarrell2011 (banned) (Posts: 510; Member since: 16 Mar 2011)


I cant help but laugh at these people thinking the HTC DNA is something that they will be able to do something with. Trust me that 12gb of internal space won't last long. And that 4 or 5 hrs worth of battery life will be pretty dreadful. The Galaxy Note 2 is the ultimate productivity device something totally all purporse that can't be touched with a TEN FOOT POLE. On the Galaxy Note 2's WORST DAY it will TRUMP any HTC DNA device that's for sure. We won't even discuss the clear cut storage options, 64sd card 16 gb internal and 50gb of dropbox. It's endless for the Galaxy Note 2...

posted on 16 Nov 2012, 20:47 5

67. darkskoliro (Posts: 1077; Member since: 07 May 2012)


I know you love the note 2. No disrespect.
But have a look at the battery figures before calling it 4-5 hours.
http://www.androidpolice.com/2012/11/16/droid-dna-battery-life-impressions-its-not-nearly-as-bad-as-you-think-with-stats-methodology/

posted on 16 Nov 2012, 23:53 3

74. Owlet (Posts: 450; Member since: 21 Feb 2011)


Ya know, get yourself a laptop. That would really trump any tablet and phablet, let alone smartphone. That's the ultimate productivity device, totally all purpose. Why are you comparing this awesome smartphone to the phablet you love so much? Those are 2 different things.

posted on 17 Nov 2012, 00:59 3

76. LionStone (Posts: 753; Member since: 10 Dec 2010)


I know where you can put your 10 FOOT POLE !!

posted on 16 Nov 2012, 17:48 2

64. darkskoliro (Posts: 1077; Member since: 07 May 2012)


*and the dual amps
and the wide angle ff camera
and the quad core S4
and the build quality
and the looks
and yes definitely the display.

posted on 16 Nov 2012, 19:55 3

66. metalpoet (unregistered)


WTF!!!!!! WHERE THE HELL WAS THIS INTERESTING POLL?!?!?!?! I AM ON HERE EVERYDAY READING EVERY BIT OF NEWS ON HERE AND MISSED THIS! I wouldve voted the note 2!

posted on 16 Nov 2012, 21:11 3

68. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)


alright calm down with your caps lock lol

doesnt matter what the outcome was as you will have the 2 opposing sides attack and slate the other for no real reason other then to make them feel better about there chioce or opinion

i refer you to comment 63

definition of fanboy

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