Samsung Galaxy Note 2 vs Verizon HTC Droid DNA : Note 2 Features, Carriers, Battery Beats Verizon Exclusive

There are some features which are unique to Verizon HTC Droid DNA while there are some features which is unique to the Galaxy Note 2. However the Note 2 slightly scores over the Droid DNA and we will see how.

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HTC joined hands with Verizon to release the Droid DNA. The Droid DNA will be the first device from the Droid family which will feature the 5 inch screen and a number of features. These include a 1080 pixel HD display, a Quad Core Processor, a premium camera, and smooth design.

The Droid DNA will be facing a number of challenges from a number of high end smartphones which include Windows Phone 8 devices, the iPhone 5, and a number of Android devices. It most formidable competitor will be the reigning King of 5 inch smartphones, The Galaxy Note 2 from Samsung. The Galaxy Note 2 is out with AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint and also Verizon who is going to launch the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 on 29th November.

While comparing the two devices it is clear that both the devices are not 100% correct. There are some features which are unique to Droid DNA while there are some features which is unique to the Galaxy Note 2. However the Note 2 slightly scores over the Droid DNA and we will see how.

S-Pen

S Pen Samsung Galaxy Note 2 vs Verizon HTC Droid DNA : Note 2 Features, Carriers, Battery Beats Verizon Exclusive

This is one of the biggest USP of the Galaxy Note 2, a stylus known as the S Pen. The S pen allows the users to draw and write directly on the screen. This feature is very useful for students and business people and visual learners.

The Galaxy S-Pen has been improved in the Note 2 version and the S-Pen has a dedicated holder also. When the S Pen is pulled out is starts automatically. The S-Pen is also useful for cropping images from the websites. There are a number of very useful apps along with the pen. One such app is the Air View which permits users to hover the pen over things like calendar, email or images to get a preview without the bother to open. Quick Command feature permits users to activate services using custom S-Pen strokes. Another important feature is the Idea Sketch which allows illustrations that match handwritten words.

Multitasking

MultiTasking Samsung Galaxy Note 2 vs Verizon HTC Droid DNA : Note 2 Features, Carriers, Battery Beats Verizon Exclusive

This is another powerful feature of the Galaxy Note 2 which places the Smartphone leagues ahead of its rivals. This feature is known as Multi Window View and in essence, it is multi screen multitasking which makes use of the Galaxy Note 2?s large display.

Multi-Window View permits users to divide the Galaxy Note 2′s large 5.5-inch display in two halves to display two applications simultaneously. So users can open a web browser on any one side of the screen while using Facebook or Twitter on the other side. The Quad core processor ensures that both the applications work seamlessly and quickly without any hiccups.

Another important feature of the Galaxy Note 2 is what is known as the Popup Video which allows the user to open up a video and shift it to any part of the screen. After this the user can open any application while the video can be shifted anywhere without the video getting interrupted.

Replaceable Battery

Replaceable Batteries Samsung Galaxy Note 2 vs Verizon HTC Droid DNA : Note 2 Features, Carriers, Battery Beats Verizon Exclusive

The Droid DNA features a 2020 mAh battery which is non removable. This is very problematic for heavy users of the device who would like to take the full use of the device while on move. The Galaxy Note 2 has a big and heavy 3100 mAh battery which gives a longer service and it is removable so it is very easy to replace it with a fresh and fully charged battery.

Expandable Memory

sd card Samsung Galaxy Note 2 vs Verizon HTC Droid DNA : Note 2 Features, Carriers, Battery Beats Verizon Exclusive

The Galaxy Note 2 features a microSD slot which enables the storage of the device to be augmented. The Droid DNA has no microSD slot. This is OK for people who do not store a lot of material. For people who carry a lot of data in their smartphone, this will be a problem. With the size of the apps today, a 16 GB storage space is inadequate in present times.

The Samsung Note 2 offers and expandable memory which starts with 16 GB of on board storage space, the Galaxy Note 2 supports SD cards up to 64 GB in size. So users can get up to 48 GB of storage space on the Galaxy Note 2 16 GB base model.

More Carriers

The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 is available on a wide variety of Carriers in the US. AT&T, Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile all carry the Galaxy Note 2. Ultimately the biggest beneficiaries are the consumers who are able to get a better bargain and a wider choice.

This is particularly useful for those users who have an existing unlimited plan with a carrier say AT&T. So they just have to sign a new contract and they can transfer the unlimited data plan to their new Galaxy Note 2. Such a choice will not be available with the Droid DNA which is being carried only by Verizon.

Larger Screen

Both the Droid DNA and the Galaxy Note 2 feature large screens. However the Galaxy Note 2 features a bigger screen of 5.5 inches while the Droid DNA features a 5 inch screen. The Galaxy Note 2 also has the 16:9 aspect ratios. This is perfect for watching videos, movies and television shows on the go. Though the sizes are almost same but they count a lot especially for people who watch a lot of videos on their smartphone.

So now you can understand why the Galaxy Note 2 has been crowned as the most popular and the number one Smartphone in the world.

This tech savvy lady from New York is currently pursuing her masters in computer science in LA, CA. She has been writing reviews and articles for different web sites for the last six years, and she is the chief-editor here. She has an in depth knowledge of all the gadgets and apps available.

  • http://www.facebook.com/daniel.kiselev Daniel Kiselev

    Although galaxy note 2 is clearly the better phone, your article is terribly written. You fail to list any of the HTC DNA’s Pro’s such as amazing 440ppi display, and wireless charging. Also 16+64 does not equal 48…, it equals 80gb. Mary, you are a terrible writer.

  • Joe

    I saw a girl with the DNA, she was jealous of the Note 2. Not even a comparison, the DNA is trash that’s why verizon is marketing it so much.

  • Joe

    Excellent article!

  • http://www.facebook.com/john.campbell.5621 John Campbell

    This is quite poorly written. Ignoring the fact that the DNA is not even given it’s strengths in this “vs”, there are many glaring errors that detract from the point of this review. A couple of grammar errors &c are always tolerable but I honestly can’t let some of these slide. Perhaps an editor could look over some reports from people who are clearly esl students before submission to your website.

    “It most formidable competitor will be the reigning King of 5 inch smartphones,”

    Reigning kings are not competitors, they are rulers, the DNA would be a competitor for the crown.

    “While comparing the two devices it is clear that both the devices are not 100% correct.”

    Clearly a poor understanding of correct usage.

    “…some features which are unique to Droid DNA while there are some features which is unique..”

    Which are, which is, whichever I guess…

    “This is one of the biggest USP of the…”

    Unique selling point is not a strong enough acronym to toss out without a previous reference.

    “….starts with 16 GB of on board storage space, the Galaxy Note 2 supports
    SD cards up to 64 GB in size. So users can get up to 48 GB of storage
    space….”

    16+64=80 not 48..

    “Though the sizes are almost same but they count a lot…”

    More allusion to a poor understanding of english, please have an editor help you or proof read a few times! If people think I’m simply being a grammar nazi they ought to consider I ignored many other flaws in this poorly structured presentation. This is a paid (or at least ought to be) position presenting information on a for profit website. Reviews like this can lead to followers going somewhere else for their news, because errors won’t be quarantined to grammar.

    While I also feel the note 2 is a superior device, the DNA has better processors (CPU and GPU), a better display, and is performing much better on benchmarks. This ought to have been a “How the Note 2 outperforms the DNA’s performance hardware.”

  • John Doe

    This is a terribly written article AND it is flat-out wrong about a couple of things..
    First, the last line;
    “So now you can understand why the Galaxy Note 2 has been crowned as the most popular and the number one Smartphone in the world.”
    Crowned by whom? And it is not the most popular smartphone in the World. There are far more GS3′s and iPhone 4s than Note 2′s….
    Second; The Droid DNA IS 16:9, It has the same resolution as a HDTV… You know, the thing most people watch movies on?
    Third, this line;
    “While comparing the two devices it is clear that both the devices are not 100% correct.”
    WTH does that mean? The devices are not 100% “correct”? Did you mean “comparable”??

    This is a very poor comparison written by someone without a full grasp of the English language or the factual specs of the two devices. Seems like an over-eager Samsung fangirl trying to shoot down something that isn’t even meant to be a competitor…

    tl;dr This article is trash

  • Ratical-Roc

    I thought this was a great review, the intended points were well-made
    and helpful. I completed grammar school years ago and I know the English language
    quite well. Those of you looking to teach grammar, may I suggest you
    concentrate on your kids!

  • anon

    1: N2 is “dual-” tasking a best, multi-??
    2. Droid DNA display is 1920×1080, how is it NOT 16:9?

    • xplmr

      Hmm, maybe the higher resolution is a 32:18 aspect ratio. ;)

    • Jaymus Lonestar

      “N2 is dual- tasking a best, multi-??” LOL!!!
      Multi = more than one. So even if the Note 2 can only “dual task” (which is not the case), that would still be multi. Also, how do you personally know what it’s capable of if you don’t have one yet?

      Running MULTIPLE apps split screen PLUS a popup video or popup note all running on the screen at the same time… Multi tasking.

  • Bad Karma

    Wow Mary! Before writing your next article you may want to get your facts straight. The US version of the GN2 is only available in 16GB. The rest of the world can get a 32GB or 64GB version as well. The GN2 supports up to 64GB SD cards not 32GB. The Droid DNA has a 5″ display, but due to the onscreen navigation controls it only has 4.8″ usable. The same as the Galaxy S3. Since Samsung has opted for a physical home button and navigation keys that are not part of the display the 5.5″ of the GN2 are actually usable. Not to take anything away from the Droid DNA and its very nice screen; at the end of the day it’s just a phone. It doesn’t have any tablet apps built in like the GN2.

    Another Item of note, a couple of days ago you stated that Verizon would probably push back the release date of the GN2. Now you state with certainty that it will be released on 29 November. Where did you get this information from? Why is it now a certainty?

    Finally, as chief-editor I would expect your articles to be impeccably written. I can only believe that you either didn’t proof read your article or you didn’t study grammar when you were in high school. I may be a little picky, but I expect the “experts”"?” that I rely on to have the correct information and be able to present it properly. I find that this is a very disconcerting problem with a large majority of writers and journalists.

    • Ohiwastedmylife

      On-screen navigation on the DNA? Get your facts straight. It has capacitive buttons below the screen.

    • Matthew Maloof

      LOL what do you expect even MSM can’t get the facts straight. :)

    • Human_Evolution

      Worst comment ever. gtfoh

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  • Note_2_buyer

    I’m sorry, but this article is written terribly. The grammar and phrasing is awkward and many of the paragraphs read comparable to a piece written by an ESL student. How did this possibly get signed off by an editor?

    On topic though, the points raised here are valid and this is exactly the type of comparison I wanted to see. The Note 2 is more up my alley personally.

  • BOBTECH

    Both are good, Deal breaker for me with the removable battery, Micro SD, and S Pen alone. Need to have those features HTC.

    • Mario Irelan

      yup im sticking with my galaxy note 2 i ordered yesterday, plus HTC has even less software updates and the menus look overall worse ( the app menu specifically)