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LG Nexus 4 vs HTC Droid DNA – Who Packs A Stronger Punch ?

by Mihai Matei on November 17, 2012


The LG Nexus 4 is a great device that’s being sold like hotcakes simply because it has an amazing price tag for what it can offer. It’s really difficult to compete with Google’s prices, but in terms of hardware, is the situation any different? We know that the Nexus 4 shares most of its internal hardware with the LG Optimus G (and that one is a beast), so does that mean the Nexus 4 is the most powerful handset and also comes at the lowest price (for a high-end device)?

Well, the HTC Droid DNA shares similar hardware as well, but it does offer a bit of extra features on the side. To be more precise, its biggest selling point has to be the 5-inch display featuring a resolution of 1920 x 1080p and 440 ppi, but which one of these two smartphones is the most powerful after all?

LG Nexus 4 vs HTC Droid DNA - Who Packs A Straonger Punch ?

LG Nexus 4 vs HTC Droid DNA - Who Packs A Straonger Punch ?

LG Nexus 4 vs HTC Droid DNA

We’ve mentioned before that since the DNA has a higher resolution than every other smartphone on the market, some have wondered if that will affect the device’s performance. After all, a regular 4.7 inch screen with a resolution of 768 x 1280 has a pixel density of roughly 318, and where the LG Optimus G has to deal with about 1 million pixels, the DNA powers more than 2 million.

But, we’ve already explained the situation and the answer is no, the full HD display is not affecting performance in any way (hit the link if you want to learn more about the reasons). So, with that in mind, let’s take a look at some benchmark scores and see how the Nexus 4 and the Droid DNA fare against each other.

LG Nexus 4 vs HTC Droid DNA - The Droid seems to be a step ahead

LG Nexus 4 vs HTC Droid DNA - The Droid seems to be a step ahead

Well, it’s pretty much obvious. As far as these test results go, the Droid DNA is quite a bit faster than the Nexus 4, despite the fact that both handsets feature a similar Snapdragon S4 Plus 1.5 GHz CPU, 2 GB of RAM and the same graphics chip.


However, as we’re always pointing out, benchmark results are not always telling the whole story and real-life usage may yield other results. Nonetheless, we’re quite surprised that the Droid DNA is able to score such high points in these benchmark tests and it’s amazing how the Snapdragon S4 Plus SoC encounters no problem whatsoever when it comes to powering that full HD resolution display.

What are your thoughts regarding the matter, and do you plan to buy one of these two gadgets?

Thanks Droid Life for the heads-up regarding these LG Nexus 4 vs HTC Droid DNA benchmark scores.

  • lex

    Hey. Something is not right. I got the Optimus G and it scores 7884 on Quadrant (falling short of 300 vs DNA)and 2287 on Geeckbench (Blowing DNA out if the water by 300+)

    How is the Nexus 4 will run so low if its pretty much same phone with my Optimus G?!

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