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HTC DROID DNA vs Samsung Galaxy Note II

0. phoneArena posted on 28 Nov 2012, 08:08

Looking at what transpired this year alone, it’s a safe call to proclaim it as the year of the phablets, especially considering we’ve seen a handful of devices pushing the 5-inch mark. In the last couple of months though, we’ve seen the very best in this category, as the Samsung Galaxy Note II showcased the advantages with its larger than life screen and extensive software enhancements. Although it’s not technically regarded as a tabphone/phablet, the HTC DROID DNA is still one hefty handset with its 5-inch display...

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posted on 29 Nov 2012, 12:19 4

50. Android1 (Posts: 59; Member since: 16 Jul 2012)

Now. I don't prefer battery time and SD card.. after watching Droid DNA .. ah man.. I'm in love with that beauty

posted on 29 Nov 2012, 18:41 2

53. ross0109 (Posts: 2; Member since: 21 Oct 2012)

Guys, let's be real here. Do you really think that the Note II can fit comfortably in your pocket, the place where it's probably going to be for most of your day? Because of course it can fit in your pocket, but can you really feel comfortable with an enormous hunk of high quality plastic in it? In this case, bigger isn't always better. Even if it is just 0.5 inches bigger, has a micro sd card slot so that you can fit just that much more stuff that you probably don't need, and has a better battery to get you through one more day of usage, even though you're probably going to charge it every night anyways.

posted on 30 Nov 2012, 13:00

57. saffant (Posts: 274; Member since: 04 Jul 2011)

Don't give me that "..you probably don't need" bull... cuz when it comes down to it... you probably also don't NEED either of these superphones—a simple cheap Galaxy W will do just fine.

Jeez. It's just like you're begging to win the comparison.

Note 2 for me since it's more of a powerhouse than any phone on the market today; HTC is a great phone but it doesn't compare to the Note 2 when it comes to productivity.

posted on 09 Dec 2012, 17:12

72. NewLife2011 (Posts: 8; Member since: 03 Jan 2012)

Exactly. The phrase "you don't need" should never enter into a conversation about high-end smartphones. These are strictly consumer devices.

The Note 2 is the King of the Handhelds. It is a beast in size, performance and versatility. It's all about the entire package.

posted on 02 Dec 2012, 18:06

69. joey_sfb (Posts: 6617; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)

Not a problem. i have a Note 2 in my pocket jean. Anyway, I am average build 1.8m fit my pocket nicely.

posted on 30 Nov 2012, 08:54 2

56. legend1 (Posts: 104; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)

if your all about specs go for the droid dna but if u want a gigantic phablet go for the note2
my personal opinion

posted on 01 Dec 2012, 01:49 2

58. lumia1920 (Posts: 7; Member since: 25 Nov 2012)

the new htc droid dna is more better than any samsung mobile

posted on 01 Dec 2012, 01:59

59. lumia1920 (Posts: 7; Member since: 25 Nov 2012)

if you want a higher screen resolution or higher pixel density or more megapixal in the front camera choose HTC droid dna like me but the note 2 is more powerful than HTC

posted on 01 Dec 2012, 06:12 3

60. SherlockHolmes (Posts: 125; Member since: 10 Apr 2012)

Friend if you have checked the Benchmark Values then Droid DNA beats Note 2 in every Benchmark !!

posted on 01 Dec 2012, 18:20

64. samystic (Posts: 231; Member since: 25 Mar 2012)

is PA not interested in a full fledged review and comparison of Nokia Lumia 920? i waited patiently to comment / complain on this.


posted on 02 Dec 2012, 08:28 1

67. LionStone (Posts: 845; Member since: 10 Dec 2010)

If you look at the last pictures with the flash you can clearly see the DNA has better picture quality. Yet the reviewer gives the Note II the edge, NOT. Also, another big mistake by the reviewer is that the DNA has trace input as well and it is very quick and accurate. That clearly shows the reviewer didn't do his homework and was just a tad bias towards the Note II. The "productivity" of the Note II are all just preferences, not advantages. Just look at the build quality and the slippery strip of plastic on the back, ugh...I mean, really? Why would I need my phone to carry around a pen? Jot something down? Android excels in voice input. In notifications I can see a preview of emails and in Calendar too. Note II has too many gimmicks to try to sell and for MORE money!? No thanks.

posted on 10 Dec 2012, 01:47

73. legend1 (Posts: 104; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)

nicely put dude!!!

posted on 05 Dec 2012, 18:51 1

71. theo14461 (unregistered)

Ok people, I had the Note II on AT&T, the DNA really had my attention, so I went with the phone with the higher resolution, man! What a mistake!! Had to go back to the Note II.

posted on 13 Dec 2012, 13:16

74. mikewuss (Posts: 1; Member since: 13 Dec 2012)

I have had 4 HTC phones
1 - Touch pro 2 - Windows based - Good quality - So So performance
2 - Evo 4 g - Great phone all around - I still have it incase I go back to Sprint
3 - EVO 3D Garbage phone
4 - Evo LTE SO SO phone - Faster the the EVO but to many bugs

I left sprint because of poor Service - Drop calls

I Went to Verizon and Purchased the Note: 2 - Good quality, I am in construction and note app with the Pen is great, I can draw quick walls, and hand write measurements.
No more paper, Plus I can send it directly to my office.
Yes is a mini Tablet with a phone built in - I always though this was a great Idea
Like most new phones it has some minor Glitches - But quality seams as good as any HTC phone I ever had. EVO being the exception - Still love that phone.

posted on 14 Dec 2012, 06:34

75. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)

Out of curiosity, what glitches have you experienced? My VZW edition Note II has been flawless. Interesting how you use the stylus (quick drawings). Sammy should make an ad about all of the ways a Note II is used by the owners.

posted on 03 Jul 2013, 00:52

76. strongmanwheat1 (Posts: 1; Member since: 03 Jul 2013)

I own a galaxy note 2... and it's truly a "phablet." When you own this device, you will no longer want a tablet. The s pen, the large display, large battery, excellent camera and loads of RAM make for an exceptional device.

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