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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.