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Apple iPhone 5 vs HTC Droid DNA

3.7By Athanasios Zarkadas November 15, 2012 03:10 AM

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Apple iPhone 5 vs HTC Droid DNA

This is not my idea. I have had requests to compare these two smartphones but I do not see too many wins for the iPhone 5 in this battle. I am sorry to say that the iPhone 5 has decreased in quality compared to the iPhone 4S.

In my personal opinion, I see the iPhone 4S as built better and with much higher quality. After all, it was the last iPhone that Steve Jobs created. Since Apple lost Steve to nature, Apple has started to slide and it shows in the market. Now that we got that out of the way.....

Since the iPhone 5 has a new design that simply scratches, chips and dents with ease, we cannot compare it to the high quality built in the HTC Droid DNA. Solid and durable is how I would describe the HTC Droid DNA. Fragile would be the iPhone 5.

Let us start with the sizes of these two smartphones. In this case I will use the argument that Apple used while comparing the new iPad to the Nexus 7. The HTC Droid DNA is  141 x 70.5 x 9.7 mm at 138g. The iPhone 5 is 123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm at 112g. Yes the iPhone is smaller and that is my point here. You will get 50% more display on the HTC Droid DNA's 5 inch display than on the 4inch iPhone 5 display. Then you will also see that the quality of the 440ppi in the HTC Droid DNA destroys the 326ppi in the iPhone 5. That extra 114ppi makes the HTC Droid DNA untouchable. The iPhone 5 has a great display but when I put them next to each other it was so much less than the HTC Droid DNA. To top it off the resolution in the HTC Droid DNA is at 1080 x 1920 pixels (true HD) and the iPhone 5 is at 640 x 1136 pixels.

You can get the HTC Droid DNA with a two year agreement for only $199 and a 16GB memory to use. The iPhone 5 is the same but you have the choice of up to 64GB id you want to cough up the cash. You may be able to get more memory with the iPhone but you only get half the RAM at 1GB.

The processor is also kinda of a joke. The HTC Droid DNA has the Snapdragon S4 Pro 1.5GHz quad core while the iPhone 5 has a 1.2GHz dual core. No chance for the iPhone here.

Every Apple fan argues to death about the 8MP camera in the iPhone 5 so I will just say that it is good and that the HTC 8MP camera is way up there as well. But moving to the front camera the iPhone has no chance again. The iPhone 5 has a 1.2 MP, 720p@30fps and the HTC Droid DNA has a 88 degree wide angle 2.1MP, 1080p@30fps.

Another loss for the iPhone 5 comes with the battery. The iPhone 5 has a much smaller 1440mAh while you get a 2020mAh battery in the HTC Droid DNA. Plus the HTC Droid DNA has wireless charging built in.

There you go. The HTC Droid DNA is the winner and I did not even get into the fact that it has NFC.

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By NightAngel79 November 14, 2012 02:21 PM

Completely agree, Anthony (whats up man?!)
I received the DROID DNA from HTC Elevate last Saturday and in the past 5 days have really put it through the paces. I also have the iPhone 5 as my company provided work phone.

They simple cannot be even mentioned in the same breathe. DROID DNA does EVERYTHING better. Hell, I even think battery life is better, though I am still testing that.

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By lindstrand November 14, 2012 07:35 PM

DNA looks fantastic exept one thing, 16 GB memory?! Thats realy poor! I don't know what they are thinking about? I have a iPhone 5 with 64 Gb and its almoust full. I think that many users wount even concider buying it with so poor memory. But why HTC? I mean memory is cheap this days. With more memory it could have been the best phone ever, but now its not interesting at all :(

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By Dece207 November 16, 2012 12:10 AM

"to many wins" should be "too many wins". You have to sweat the small stuff to be credible brother. Good piece. ;)

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