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

0. phoneArena posted on 16 Nov 2012, 07:44

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...

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posted on 16 Nov 2012, 09:17

25. lubba (Posts: 1313; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)

No because it's carrier limited, unlike Samsung or Apple.

posted on 16 Nov 2012, 09:49 2

27. yajia1 (Posts: 151; Member since: 22 Aug 2012)

Did not vote, PA is so stupid to even compare these two. Does DROID DNA have Wacom Tech for a Stylus navigation? Note 2 is a phablet. Droid DNA is a phone. Period. I hope DNA Droid's International version comes with J Butterfly's SD Card Slot and Note 2's 3,100mAh battery. Would definitely upgrade from my SIII if that happens.

posted on 16 Nov 2012, 10:32 2

34. nooraldeen (Posts: 49; Member since: 21 Oct 2012)

i prefer the note 2 just cuz it has a better camera , i don't care about other things, but still
HTC droid DNA vs samsung galaxy note2
1-1080 x 1920 pixels \720 x 1280 pixels
2-no card slot \ up to 64 GB
3-16 GB \16/32/64 GB storage
4-Quad-core 1.5 GHz Krait\Quad-core 1.6 GHz Cortex
5-better design and built quality than the note 2
those are the main differences still without the camera i would prefer the note2 cuz 16 gigs are not enough for me and we already saw the comparison between the displays there is no big difference in quality and also the note 2 has a 5.5 inch and the HTC has 5.0 so the note2 should be the winner here

posted on 16 Nov 2012, 14:31 2

58. Immolate (Posts: 310; Member since: 17 Jun 2011)

I've read nowhere that the Note 2's camera is better than the DNA's. Everything review I've watched or read has been very thrilled with the DNA camera, and nothing I've read says the Note 2's camera is much different than the S3's. Now the S3 camera is pretty good, but it doesn't handle white balance terribly well and it degrades quickly in low light levels (I've got one). If you're really a big camera guy, I suggest you give the DNA a second look.Check out the review here on PA.

posted on 16 Nov 2012, 10:33 2

35. thelegend6657 (unregistered)

If the poll is GS3 vs DNA the DNA will win by a big margin

posted on 16 Nov 2012, 14:35 2

59. Immolate (Posts: 310; Member since: 17 Jun 2011)

The poll that the manufacturers care about is the one where people vote by purchasing the phone. I'm pretty sure which phone wins that one. That said, no question HTC's new flagship is going to smoke Samsung's old workhorse. Quad-core processors and 1080p weren't practical when the S3 released.

posted on 16 Nov 2012, 10:58 2

38. ChafedBanana (Posts: 394; Member since: 20 Sep 2011)

I may have to wait for a phone that has the best of both.

posted on 16 Nov 2012, 11:01 3

39. hornetmx (Posts: 71; Member since: 12 Mar 2010)

Man, I'm buying the DNA. Just based on looks over the Note II. AND with the money I pay Verizon every month, I hope it stays exclusive! Heck I hope it say Verizon on every damned corner and on every button on the phone!!!! Here comes the thumbs up boy!

posted on 16 Nov 2012, 12:57 1

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

This SMARTPHONE managed to beat the PHABLET in this poll. Can you imagine what it will do to anything else? Get out of the way, everybody. DNA is coming. (LOL, will be a good name for the next storm hitting our land.)

posted on 16 Nov 2012, 13:30 2

56. maxspecs (Posts: 37; Member since: 29 Aug 2012)

I like everything n the note 2 but after seeing a video (search "Samsung Galaxy Note 2 Display Test vs HTC One X Super LCD 2 vs Super AMOLED " in youtube and th video length is 2mins) i think that samsung's displays must improve a lot not to menton their designs. what about a samsung galaxy note2 software accompanied with htc dna design and display, it will be perfect

posted on 16 Nov 2012, 15:06 5

61. ngo2dd (Posts: 896; Member since: 08 Jul 2011)

God I swore samsung fanboys are now worst then Apple fanboys. When a benchmark how that their phone is not the best, they say benchmark don't matter. But when it does benchmark mean everything. The same thing when a poll show that their favorite is not best they go and say the poll is wrong but when the polls go their way. They can't stop talking about it.

posted on 16 Nov 2012, 21:49

70. MC1123 (Posts: 1256; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)

one thing that make Droid DNA good is its 1080p screen and 5" super LCD3 and beats audio! and thats it!! it dont have things that is somehow important--- microSD slot and exchangeable battery!!

i really hate phones that is non-user replaceable battery!! i really hate that the iPhone started the trend!

so even i dont like samsung, i think the note 2 is still good! but not saying DNA is bad! but note 2 is slightly better! :)

posted on 17 Nov 2012, 00:04

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

"one thing that make Droid DNA good is its 1080p screen and 5" super LCD3 and beats audio!" - that's 3 (three) things.

posted on 16 Nov 2012, 22:04 2

71. kpfirefighter (Posts: 160; Member since: 20 Sep 2011)

They are both great phones! It all comes down to personal preference. I hate the fact verizon put the logo on the home button. Call me crazy or pathetic but I think it looks cheap to me. It takes away from that nice clean look. I had the note 1 and loved it. If the note2 didnt have that home button marked I would go with it. But HTC has the hardware dialed in. HTC has always been faster than the comp. And in terms of surfing the web the HTC wins! I listen to a lot of music and HTC wins there as well.
If you like to watch movies hands down the note2 and playing games would kick ass. The storage isn't an issue for most 16gb is a lot. The note2 is built for buisness people that need to take the office with them.
Both great products both winners! but here there has to be a loser or what is there to talk about!

posted on 17 Nov 2012, 05:08 2

77. letsb4real25 (Posts: 21; Member since: 28 Dec 2011)

I preordered mine yesterday. For me, it's not just about the display. That's a bonus. This phone will just be a monster and a true upgrade from my Rezound which isn't that great on battery life anyway. I keep a DC charger in my car, a charger at work and one at home and have really grown used to just plugging it up when I need to. With that being said it boils down to personal preference. I've never been the type to carry batteries around with me or really used up the storage capacity in my phone. I put some music and apps and that's pretty much it. I'm a big cloud and drop box user.

One of the most important aspects is the build quality. How the phone feels initially and in the next year or two (if I don't upgrade again) lol and this is where I think Samsung falls short. My boss and one of my colleagues both have Note IIs one on Sprint and the other on AT&T. These phones are awesome and have a lot of cool features. Samsung has come a long way with their software and according to them, battery life is stellar. However, I should feel like I'm carrying around a $500+ device bottom line. I think that the issue of feel could be resolved by buying a nice case which is what I did with my Epic Touch II.

The margin on overall performance is shrinking. So basically it is beginning to boil down to the smaller things like storage, battery life, design, feel etc. and what would works better for you. I don't think you can go wrong either way, but I'm sticking with HTC.

posted on 17 Nov 2012, 20:28

81. VictoriaBrownberry (Posts: 11; Member since: 17 Nov 2012)

Indeed a beautiful device. Looking forward to the 1080p devices that will come out later as well.

posted on 18 Nov 2012, 04:44 1

82. thegodofphones (Posts: 7; Member since: 02 Nov 2011)

Woww is phone arena being paid by htc or something!? The phone's non removable low capacity battery hasnt even been mentioned as a con and the note 2's superb battery hasnt been brought up as a plus! This seems very biased and untrustable now!

posted on 18 Nov 2012, 05:56 2

83. HUSSAM (Posts: 6; Member since: 13 Nov 2012)

The HTC company produce really good phones, such as the DROID DNA, One x plus e.t.c , but somehow Samsung beat them!

The Samsung company has really good phones but note is a bit to big for me!!!!!!

HTC DROID DNA wins!!!!!

posted on 18 Nov 2012, 06:02 1

84. nooraldeen (Posts: 49; Member since: 21 Oct 2012)

at the end it's all a matter of taste u like the DNA i like the note 2 . some people still prefer the nokia 1100 hhhh :P

posted on 18 Nov 2012, 10:49 2

85. Jonathan41 (Posts: 532; Member since: 22 Mar 2012)


posted on 18 Nov 2012, 13:04 1

87. dlp44 (Posts: 1; Member since: 18 Nov 2012)

no it cant compete with the note.. stop looking at specs and look at what the phone can actually do. who cares if the processor is faster.. is it actually using it...? NO!!! no it does not. the note actually does. now about the display ok great display for sure beats the note but.. i grantee that it will really buggy they have always done that, be the first to release something new but be buggy as a mofo. and the battery blows you get four more hours on screen time that is a huge difference there .

posted on 18 Nov 2012, 18:47 2

89. bojan (Posts: 188; Member since: 06 Oct 2012)

this phone has the best camera on the market even at night i'm looking it i had the iphone 5 and i just changed to the DNA its so much faster than iphone 5 and the camera 100 times better and alot faster i love you HTC

posted on 18 Nov 2012, 20:41

90. a_tumiwa (Posts: 378; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)

looks like HTC refuse to call their device a "Phablet" :D

posted on 20 Nov 2012, 08:59

93. iami67 (Posts: 321; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)

Id have to disagree big time with the writer. The limited memory is a huge disadvatage. Something this big is designed for people who will be getting a lot of use out of it and 16 gigs is not a lot at all. ANd the battery is way to small on the DNA the price is great and is sounds great but those are the two biggest things.

posted on 05 Dec 2012, 14:21

96. kagos (Posts: 2; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)

Hey...android fans stop fighting among yourselves...we should carry on the fight against apple who likes to bully android manufacturers...to me its just a healthy conpetition between htc and samsung...no bullying each other..

posted on 05 Dec 2012, 14:27

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

or and this is my idea, we stop the bs fighting altogether, your not involved in a fight against apple. everyone on this site should be just talking about tech and apreciating it instead the fanboys abuse the comment section and users of os's they dont like.

your comment is just trying to start a flame war......no better then the rest

posted on 26 Dec 2012, 09:52

98. ebubekir26 (Posts: 333; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)

the droid DNA is not a phablet , and i didn't expect so much people voting for the DNA, The Galaxy Note line is the best in Phablet categorie , and i know why people voted for the DNA , cuz they don't know much but when they read 1080p whitout thinking they vote for the DNA , the droid DNA IS A POWERFULL ANDROID SMARTPHONE , but the Galaxy Note II is THE MOST POWERFUL PHABLET WITH MORE AMAZING FEATURES (MULTI-WINDOW,..S-PEN,...3100 mAh BATTERY (dna =2020 mAh) , DNA IS A VERY GOOD ANDROID SMARTPHONE BUT NOT AS GOOD AS THE GALAXY NOTE II , just because of the 1080p display doesn't mean it beats the Note II in everything, THE GALAXY NOTE III WILL KICK ASS i hope someone understands me

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