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HTC Droid DNA vs. Google Nexus 4 – The Battle of the Bests


Unlike the iPhone, Android phone landscape changes quite rapidly and it only takes a month for a new phone to get on top after its release. The two of the best Android smartphones available in the market today are Google’s Nexus 4 which is manufactured by LG and HTC’s Droid DNA. Both of these smartphones are the top Android devices available today and have strong as well as weak points. Here in the post we are going to compare both of these devices and determine which one suits you more than the other. As both of them run Android, the only difference in their softwares is that HTC Droid DNA runs the HTC’s Sense shell over Android whereas Nexus 4 being the Google phone runs the pure Android ROM and provides the ‘real’ Android experience which is the preferred choice for a large number of users.


The most important and notable feature of HTC Droid DNA is it’s enourmous screen that runs at 1080p resolution. It is the first smartphone to utilize such a high quality display. It is powered by the powerful 1.5GHz Quad-Core Krait processor along with 2GB of RAM. HTC Droid DNA has a 5.0-inch display with HTC’s Super LCD 3 screen that has a resolution of 1920×1080 pixels. It is the highest resolution smartphones available in the market today. HTC Droid DNA comes with non-expandable 16GB of internal storage but provides 11GB to the user for daily usage.

Droid DNA has an 8-megapixel camera at the back and a 2.1-megapixel camera at the front, both of which are capable of recording 1080p videos. As I have mentioned, HTC Droid DNA unlike the Nexus 4 runs custom Android ROM. HTC has added its Sense 4 UI to this smartphone. Other notable features of  HTC Droid DNA include Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi, LTE, and more.

Google Nexus 4

Google’s LG made Nexus 4 smartphone brings the pure Android experience to the users at a very much affordable price. Google Nexus 4 that was released last month only costs $299 off contract and features really good specs and design. However to keep the price down Google and LG have made certain sacrifices, one of which include the absence of LTE technology from the smartphone. Although many world users won’t mind that as 4G networks are not very common outside US, but for those living in the US it is a big deal because of countrywide 4G coverage. Other than lack of LTE, there’s nothing this phone lacks.

Google Nexus 4 features a Quad-Core 1.5GHz Krait processor which is same as HTC Droid DNA and has 2GB of RAM. It has a 4.7-inch True HD IPS display that carries a resolution of 1280×768 pixels. Google Nexus 4 has an 8-megapixel camera at the back and 1.2-megapixel camera at the front for video calling. Both of its cameras are capable of recording videos at 1080p just like the Droid DNA. Nexus 4 lacks the memory card slot and comes in 8 and 16GB models. Other notable features of Nexus 4 include Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi, Android 4.2, and more.


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