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HTC DROID DNA vs Samsung Galaxy S III

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Snapping the same set of photos with their 8-megapixel cameras and comparing them later on a computer, we can say firmly that we like what they produce – though, they have their own specific good/bad elements. Overall, they deliver images that are usable for actual printouts later on. With the Galaxy S III, we notice it produces shots that have more definition and sharpness with its details – whereas it’s a bit softer with the DROID DNA. Under artificial lighting, we also take note of the hazy/airy appearance of the DROID DNA’s shots. However, its f2.0 lens shows its worth under low lighting, as its images come out brighter and slightly less noisy than the ones produced by the Galaxy S III.

Camera interface of the HTC DROID DNA - HTC DROID DNA vs Samsung Galaxy S III
Camera interface of the HTC DROID DNA - HTC DROID DNA vs Samsung Galaxy S III
Camera interface of the HTC DROID DNA - HTC DROID DNA vs Samsung Galaxy S III
Camera interface of the HTC DROID DNA - HTC DROID DNA vs Samsung Galaxy S III

Camera interface of the HTC DROID DNA


Camera interface of the Samsung Galaxy S III - HTC DROID DNA vs Samsung Galaxy S III
Camera interface of the Samsung Galaxy S III - HTC DROID DNA vs Samsung Galaxy S III
Camera interface of the Samsung Galaxy S III - HTC DROID DNA vs Samsung Galaxy S III
Camera interface of the Samsung Galaxy S III - HTC DROID DNA vs Samsung Galaxy S III

Camera interface of the Samsung Galaxy S III


HTC DROID DNA - Samsung Galaxy S IIICamera samples - HTC DROID DNA vs Samsung Galaxy S III
HTC DROID DNA - Samsung Galaxy S IIICamera samples - HTC DROID DNA vs Samsung Galaxy S III
HTC DROID DNA - Samsung Galaxy S IIICamera samples - HTC DROID DNA vs Samsung Galaxy S III
HTC DROID DNA - Samsung Galaxy S IIICamera samples - HTC DROID DNA vs Samsung Galaxy S III
HTC DROID DNA - Samsung Galaxy S IIICamera samples - HTC DROID DNA vs Samsung Galaxy S III

HTC DROID DNA

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HTC DROID DNA - Samsung Galaxy S IIICamera samples - HTC DROID DNA vs Samsung Galaxy S III
HTC DROID DNA - Samsung Galaxy S IIICamera samples - HTC DROID DNA vs Samsung Galaxy S III
HTC DROID DNA - Samsung Galaxy S IIICamera samples - HTC DROID DNA vs Samsung Galaxy S III
HTC DROID DNA - Samsung Galaxy S IIICamera samples - HTC DROID DNA vs Samsung Galaxy S III
HTC DROID DNA - Samsung Galaxy S IIICamera samples - HTC DROID DNA vs Samsung Galaxy S III

HTC DROID DNA

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Samsung Galaxy S III

HTC DROID DNA - Samsung Galaxy S IIICamera samples - HTC DROID DNA vs Samsung Galaxy S III
HTC DROID DNA - Samsung Galaxy S IIICamera samples - HTC DROID DNA vs Samsung Galaxy S III
HTC DROID DNA - Samsung Galaxy S IIICamera samples - HTC DROID DNA vs Samsung Galaxy S III
HTC DROID DNA - Samsung Galaxy S IIICamera samples - HTC DROID DNA vs Samsung Galaxy S III
HTC DROID DNA - Samsung Galaxy S IIICamera samples - HTC DROID DNA vs Samsung Galaxy S III

HTC DROID DNA

Samsung Galaxy S IIICamera samples - HTC DROID DNA vs Samsung Galaxy S III
Samsung Galaxy S IIICamera samples - HTC DROID DNA vs Samsung Galaxy S III
Samsung Galaxy S IIICamera samples - HTC DROID DNA vs Samsung Galaxy S III
Samsung Galaxy S IIICamera samples - HTC DROID DNA vs Samsung Galaxy S III
Samsung Galaxy S IIICamera samples - HTC DROID DNA vs Samsung Galaxy S III

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Indeed, it’s a close race with their still shot qualities, but it’s a clear victory for the Galaxy S III when it comes to 1080p video recording. Simply, Sammy’s offering wins us over with its stunning visual quality in nearly every category. On the other hand, we’re distracted by the DROID DNA’s flat looking details and artifacting elements that pop up consistently.

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We’re not particularly more attracted to one music player, since they follow the conventional approach with their layouts. Moving onto audio quality with their speakers, the built-in amplifier of the DROID DNA clearly pumps out the more robust tones, but the Galaxy S III still churns out some pleasant tones with minimal distortion – then again, you have Beats Audio support using the headset jack on the DROID DNA.

The Sense music player of the HTC DROID DNA - HTC DROID DNA vs Samsung Galaxy S III
The Sense music player of the HTC DROID DNA - HTC DROID DNA vs Samsung Galaxy S III
The Sense music player of the HTC DROID DNA - HTC DROID DNA vs Samsung Galaxy S III
The Sense music player of the HTC DROID DNA - HTC DROID DNA vs Samsung Galaxy S III

The Sense music player of the HTC DROID DNA


The music player of Samsung Galaxy S III - HTC DROID DNA vs Samsung Galaxy S III
The music player of Samsung Galaxy S III - HTC DROID DNA vs Samsung Galaxy S III
The music player of Samsung Galaxy S III - HTC DROID DNA vs Samsung Galaxy S III
The music player of Samsung Galaxy S III - HTC DROID DNA vs Samsung Galaxy S III

The music player of Samsung Galaxy S III


Hardly a surprise, these two titans are more than equipped to provide us with an engrossing video watching experience. Large high-res screens and smooth playbacks help to keep us entertained, however, we like that the Galaxy S III has more video codec support and has the useful Pop Up Play feature to allow us to multi-task.

Watching video on the HTC DROID DNA - HTC DROID DNA vs Samsung Galaxy S III
Watching video on the HTC DROID DNA - HTC DROID DNA vs Samsung Galaxy S III
Watching video on the HTC DROID DNA - HTC DROID DNA vs Samsung Galaxy S III

Watching video on the HTC DROID DNA


Watching video on the Samsung Galaxy S III - HTC DROID DNA vs Samsung Galaxy S III
Watching video on the Samsung Galaxy S III - HTC DROID DNA vs Samsung Galaxy S III
Watching video on the Samsung Galaxy S III - HTC DROID DNA vs Samsung Galaxy S III

Watching video on the Samsung Galaxy S III



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posted on 05 Dec 2012, 06:50 8

1. straywish (Posts: 13; Member since: 03 Dec 2012)


Well SIII is still proving that it can give a tough competition to powerful beasts so far.

posted on 05 Dec 2012, 08:01 13

15. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4857; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


You are right about the Samsung Galaxy S III, BUT the HTC Droid DNA has that 1080p screen that is just literally to die for. Also let's mention that the quad-core Krait S4 Pro is more future proof than the dual-core Krait S4 Pro.

To me the HTC Droid DNA is just a VERY capable phone that is really future proof. I got mine rooted & there is word around the grapevine that S-OFF has been achieved.

+1

posted on 05 Dec 2012, 08:48 10

18. androiddownsouth (Posts: 598; Member since: 02 May 2012)


All I can say dude is I LOVE my DNA. This phone is a monster, and the battery life is very reasonable for how I use it.

posted on 05 Dec 2012, 08:48 4

19. Captain_Doug (Posts: 1017; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


Can't wait for CM10.1 on the DNA.

posted on 05 Dec 2012, 09:49 2

27. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4857; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


I am with you guys 100%. The HTC Droid DNA is already is a vicious beast, & with a PURE AOSP ROM it will dominate.

Both RootzWiki & Xda have a Senseless ROM that just came out today. It's a Beta 1 BUT it's progress toward a PURE AOSP.

Check it out!

posted on 06 Dec 2012, 01:22 2

39. jackhammeR (Posts: 1548; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


doesn't matter what kind of screen it has.
16 gigs of internal memory and no slot for memory cards are a huge nail o its coffin.

posted on 06 Dec 2012, 08:17

40. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4857; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


Ok I am glad you feel the same way about the LG Nexus 4. lol

posted on 31 Jan 2013, 05:25

49. Zarak (Posts: 23; Member since: 21 May 2012)


Does anyone know the name of that home button sticker on the S III?

posted on 05 Dec 2012, 06:57 16

2. shnibz (Posts: 332; Member since: 18 Sep 2011)


PA just Admit that the SIII is ugly...everyone knows this. Droid DNA all the way.

posted on 05 Dec 2012, 09:31 3

24. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4003; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


Why would PA do that???
You want to go down the "Bias" road again???
Besides, SIII is one of the better looking phones...
That being said, DNA is better in my opinion, but i won't throw SIII like that!

posted on 05 Dec 2012, 10:14 3

29. shnibz (Posts: 332; Member since: 18 Sep 2011)


SIII is certainly a good phone. I just think much my like Galaxy Nexus that it's ugly as hell. Samsung has been making some rather unatractive phones.

posted on 05 Dec 2012, 10:16 3

30. androidlikeaboss (Posts: 40; Member since: 16 Nov 2012)


SIII looks good,but feels like cheap plastic

posted on 05 Dec 2012, 10:19

31. shnibz (Posts: 332; Member since: 18 Sep 2011)


Nexus feels cheap too. Especially compared to my wife's Razr and my old WP7.5 HTC arrive

posted on 05 Dec 2012, 11:27 4

35. amiroo (Posts: 269; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)


+1 shnibz.
still s3 is a good phone but not Against droid dna..
just see:
performance & Panchmark
build quality
design
Screen
sense4+
beats

samsung always is more popular for softwar..they are unique in this case..but most of softwar programs can port on the other phones..like direct call..
but design and builld quality never come back with up.

i think s3 couldnt beat one x in very aspect..one X+ is more powerful than s3 and beat it in very aspects..its clear about dna.

finally must accpet that droid dna best this year in total..

posted on 08 Dec 2012, 09:35 1

43. cripton805 (Posts: 1456; Member since: 18 Mar 2012)


You forgot to throw in the negatives of the DNA.

I dont think the DNA is best by a long shot.

posted on 16 Dec 2012, 14:01 1

45. nasznjoka (Posts: 402; Member since: 05 Oct 2012)


You want a pretty phone? C'mon men we need phones with unique fictionalized and not beauty it's a phone not a girl

posted on 07 Feb 2013, 11:42

50. Coolest4ever7 (Posts: 23; Member since: 07 Feb 2013)


if you want a pretty phone get an iPhone 5 for anything else Galaxy S III

posted on 05 Dec 2012, 07:03 2

3. Techsplash (Posts: 41; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


if they are saying that the droid DNA is better then why have they given more review scores to the s3.

posted on 05 Dec 2012, 07:32 4

8. lzsbleach (Posts: 155; Member since: 20 May 2012)


Review scores are done based on the competition at that time. The GS3 got a 9.3 because nothing could touch it at the time and it set the bar higher for smartphones. This also proves the .3 deference because the GS3 was still the king after a few months on the market. No doubt the GS3 will be the phone of the year.

posted on 05 Dec 2012, 10:39 2

32. Techsplash (Posts: 41; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


well.it is alresdy the phone of the year.

posted on 05 Dec 2012, 07:05 6

4. OHaZZaR (Posts: 131; Member since: 19 Aug 2011)


It's really amazing that the 6-month old GALAXY SIII can still hold it's own against all these new smartphones.

posted on 05 Dec 2012, 07:14 9

5. MeoCao (unregistered)


GS3 is 6 months old and looks boring now, GS3 has more software features but JB has made things like S-Voice obsolete.

DNA all the way.

posted on 05 Dec 2012, 07:20 6

7. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


All the way to hitting the wall of tiny storage.

posted on 05 Dec 2012, 07:34 6

10. MeoCao (unregistered)


haha, u guys live in the past now is the era of clouds.

posted on 05 Dec 2012, 07:45 1

11. tizz06 (Posts: 14; Member since: 17 May 2012)


we livin in an era of the cloud and data caps so the cloud storage could b your phone bills worse enemy

posted on 05 Dec 2012, 07:49 4

13. MeoCao (unregistered)


I don't hear ppl complaining about Nexus 4 with even less memory. Remember Nexus 4 were sold out on contract at Tmo as well.

I guess Wifi serves the well?

posted on 05 Dec 2012, 09:46

26. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


Nexus 4 is a bargain.
It costs as much as a midrange phone, but has the latest OS and tech.
You don't have to be a power user to realize the benefit of getting a Nexus 4.

As for me, I said it already - no way it could replace my S3, with that kind of storage

posted on 05 Dec 2012, 14:25 1

36. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


unless you go to Tmobiles truley unlimited plan with no overages or throttle. then cloud life is juuuuuust fine. :)

posted on 05 Dec 2012, 15:35

37. androiddownsouth (Posts: 598; Member since: 02 May 2012)


I know Tmo works for you bro, but there are still too many places like where I live where Tmo is straight garbage man. Otherwise you are right.

posted on 05 Dec 2012, 07:49 5

12. SleepingOz (unregistered)


Sure, the GSIII is old now and I'd recommend the DNA over it to anyone but don't be in denial of the plus that expandable memory gives you. Not everyone's willing to waste money over data usage when one can access his files for free using a memory card.

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