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HTC DROID DNA vs Note 2 vs LG Nexus 4: Winner Is…

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The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 hardware has raised the bar for Android smartphones this year and we weren’t expecting something bigger to come along before the holidays. Well we were gladly mistaken to see the HTC DROID DNA and LG Nexus 4. So how do these 3 smartphones match up against each other?

HTC DROID DNA vs Samsung Galaxy Note 2 vs LG Nexus 4

The LG Nexus 4 comes with a display of 4.7 inches at 1280 x 768 and looks stunning. The HTC Droid DNA on the other hand has a display of 5 inches (1080p) and it has 440 ppi, which easily beats the 320ppi of the Nexus 4. The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 comes with a display of 5.5 inches at 267ppi and is 1280 x 720 Super AMOLED.

The HTC Droid DNA and the LG Nexus 4 have the same processor, which is the Snapdragon S4 at 1.5GHz. The devices also have 2GB of RAM. The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 boasts a 1.6GHz Exynos processor.

Just like the LG Nexus 4, the HTC Droid DNA comes with fixed storage space. The device comes with 16GB and there is no option to expand. The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 on the other hand has 16GB, 32GB and 64GB of storage and it supports SD card up to 64GB.

For battery life the HTC Droid DNA has a 2020mAh battery, the LG Nexus 4 with its 2100mAh battery and the largest battery is found on the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 which has a battery of 3100mAh.

All of the handsets come with a back camera of 8 megapixels and they all have pretty decent cameras on the front.

When it comes to major differences,  the HTC Droid DNA and the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 both have 4G LTE while the Nexus 4 doesn’t. However the LG Nexus 4 has stock Android which means faster Android updates, while the DNA and Note 2 don’t. The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 boasts an S-Pen with additional functions like multi-windows, while the HTC DROID DNA boasts Beats Audio and as mentioned above, a 1080p resolution display.

However for whatever shortcomings the LG Nexus 4 has, it comes with a $299 contract-free price tag which is half of what you would pay for the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 and HTC DROID DNA retail.

With this in mind, choosing which one’s best for you is simple. If you need LTE, then the Nexus 4 is out. If you don’t need LTE then you can go for the LG Nexus 4 for speedy updates. If size isn’t a concern then the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 is a good bet  as it has more features, screen size, storage space and better front camera than its rivals.

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