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HTC Droid DNA vs LG Optimus G Video – Battle Of The Flagships

by Mihai Matei on November 19, 2012


We’ve been intrigued by the idea of a 1080p smartphone ever since the first leaks and rumors surrounding such a device have surfaced a few months ago, but now we’re well past that and what used to be a “mysterious 5-incher” has recently become official, first in the form of the HTC J Butterfly in Japan, and even more recently under the name of HTC Droid DNA at Verizon, in the US.

Obviously, everyone is very excited to learn more about the Droid DNA and see how it performs against its competition, and today we’re going to take another look at this particular device, side-by-side with another quad-core beast, delivered by LG.

HTC Droid DNA vs LG Optimus G Video - Battle Of The Flagships

HTC Droid DNA vs LG Optimus G Video - Battle Of The Flagships

HTC Droid DNA vs LG Optimus G

We’ve previously mentioned that both the HTC Droid DNA and the LG Optimus G share a lot of similarities when it comes to internal hardware. They’re both powered by the same Snapdragon S4 Plus quad-core CPU running at 1.5 GHz, 2 GB of RAM, an Adreno 320 graphics chip and all that good stuff.

Nonetheless, as mentioned before, the Droid DNA arrives with an unprecedented 5-inch display that sports a resolution of 1080 x 1920 with 440 ppi, and in total, it boasts more than double the amount of pixels than LG Optimus G, or any other smartphone with a similar screen size and resolution as the LG.

The facts detailed above are the reason why people have started wondering whether or not Droid DNA’s performance will be an issue, but I’m not going to go into too many details regarding the reasons behind that question, as I already did it in a previous article, so check that one instead.

So, getting back to the matter at hand, we’re here today to see how both of these handsets perform side-by-side.

The guys over at Pocket Now had the chance to compare these behemoths, and interestingly enough, the DNA scores higher than the Optimus G in every single benchmark.


To give you some numbers, the LG Optimus G yields 5,669 points in Quadrant versus Droid DNA’s 7,844 points. Antutu shows a score of 11,206 vs 14,515, Linpack single thread shows 177,237 vs 191,838 and the list goes on.

In other words, although the DNA has to deal with more pixels than the Optimus G, it still manages to come out on top despite the fact that both share the same key internal hardware. Well, at least according to benchmarks. In a real-world situation however, the difference between the two is not that huge. The Droid manages to refresh webpages slightly faster, the Optimus G launches the camera app quicker, and in the end, both perform quite similarly in terms of day-to-day use.

If you want to see these amazing gadgets in action feel free to check out the video below. Enjoy!

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ns3FQ5Amplk

Thanks Pocket Now for sharing the HTC Droid DNA vs LG Optimus G video with us.

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