5 Reasons Why Samsung Galaxy Note 2 is Better than HTC Droid DNA

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By Kristin Dian Mariano | November 19, 2012 1:58 PM EST

Samsung Galaxy Note 2 wowed Aussies at a fancy launch event in Sydney last week. The device finally hit Australian shores and will be up for grabs this week.

Samsung's phablet made quite a buzz overseas since its release last August 29 at the IFA Event in Berlin, Germany. It boasts some amazing features such as incredibly fast processor, massive screen display, S-Pen and 4G/LTE connectivity. Below are the comparison of the specs and features of the two devices.

Many critics and reviewers doubt the appeal of the phablet at first. However, its massive screen display and other features attracted consumers.  The Galaxy Note 2 costs $899 for its outright price. Surprisingly, the Australian model of Samsung Galaxy Note 2 will be available in 4G version through networks offering such service - Telstra and Optus.

In the United States, HTC and Verizon Wireless finally unveiled the rumored smartphone HTC Droid DNA and its amazing specs and features that make other smartphones bite the dust. The much talked about HTC Droid DNA was finally introduce at a press event Tuesday in New York. Although not a perfect smartphone, its pixel-dense display and body design are surely up for competition.

The new HTC Droid DNA boasts 5-inch 1080p HD Super LCD3 display. It included 440 pixels per inch like the iPhone 5 and puts most other smartphone displays to shame. The DNA runs Google's Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean and includes HTC's Sense 4.0+ user interface overlay.

Unfortunately, HTC Droid DNA is available only in the US. Verizon Wireless will be the only network that will offer the device through its plans.

Below are the 5 reasons why we think Samsung Galaxy Note 2 is better than US' exclusive HTC Droid DNA.

Massive screen display - Samsung Galaxy Note 2 has a huge 5.5 inch screen display, which the company claimed as great for viewing videos and movies right in your smartphone.

Expandable storage - Samsung Galaxy Note 2 is available in 16GB, 32GB and 64GB variants with additional storage up to 64GB via microSD slot. HTC Droid DNA has 16GB of internal storage. Thus, if you have a lot of files you want to store in your phone, the Note 2 is right for you.

Tablet features - Being a phablet, Samsung Galaxy Note 2 also comes with the perks of tablet. Moreover, it has an S-Pen like Galaxy Note 10.1.

Longer battery life - Samsung Galaxy Note 2 reigns supreme with its 3100 mAh battery compared to HTC's over 2000 mAh battery capacity.

Availability - Samsung's phablet is now available in most parts of the world. HTC Droid DNA is exclusively available in the US via Verizon Wireless.

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