Samsung Galaxy S3 vs HTC Droid Dna Review

Most of the smart phones in the industry now belong to the android OS with leading manufacturers such as Samsung, HTC and Sony. These manufacturers have the variety of phones, some for a cheap price offering fewer specs, some are the best of both worlds and some offer that powerful performance at the premium.

One of them is the Samsung Galaxy S3 which doesn’t need a warrant for introduction. Another is the HTC Droid DNA that is equally as good as the former.

Features Comparison Between Samsung Galaxy S3 vs HTC Droid Dna


The Samsung Galaxy S3 is slimmer and lighter comparatively, measuring 8.6 mm thick and tipping the scales at a mere 133 grams while the DROID DNA measured 9.7 mm thick and weighted 141 grams.


The HTC however has the more appealing look with the Full Black body plus the curves of red that resembles to any alienware product out there. The galaxy S3 has the full white/black plastic finish that doesn’t affect the feel while holding in the hand howsoever.


Both the phones provided outrageous displays and excellent quality which defines them for being premium phones. Super LCD3 capacitive touchscreen on the DROID DNA proves that it is the perhaps the first smart phone to sport such an advanced display and the display resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels with the display pixel density of ~441ppi provided more text crispness and the color depth than the Galaxy S3 that, no doubt served the excellent Super AMOLED Capacitive touchscreen but the lack of pixel density and display resolution made the display a little less pleasurable if compared to the DROID DNA.


Both the phones also supported the usual multitouch capability (which is actually a must for a premium phone) and support for 16 Million colors. Both the phones have also added their proprietary UI (TouchWiz for Samsung and Sense for HTC).


The internal memory of the HTC DROID DNA was the massive 16 GB out of which 11 GB is user available that provides enough room for most of the apps. And the Galaxy S3 is available in 16, 32 and 64GB variants and hence a tad better than the DROID DNA. But for those who want to store those HD videos and media, there is an option to expand the memory upto 64GB via micro SD card in the Galaxy S3 but the expandability is not supported in the DROID DNA.


The DROID DNA is the performance powerhouse having the mind blowing 1.5 GHz quad core krait processor whereas the Galaxy S3 housed the 1.4 GHz quad core Cortex A-9 processor. 2GB of RAM ensures that multitasking is an ease and those apps will not freeze. This is double the amount in the Samsung Galaxy S3 that has 1GB of RAM. The whole interface and performance remained buttery smooth and super fast but the 100 MHz quad core difference between the processors and double the amount of RAM made the DROID DNA a better performer than the Galaxy S3. Also, the DROID DNA readily provided the Android 4.1 jelly bean OS but the Galaxy S3 had the 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich that needs to update via Wi-Fi to android 4.1.


The primary 8 MP camera on both the phones snaps pictures at a resolution of 3264 x 2448 pixels and LED flash added along that can make the low light conditions brighten up. The features added along with the camera are geo-tagging, autofocus, simultaneous HD video and image recording, touch focus, face and smile detection and image stabilization.


The snapper can also record full HD 1080 video recording at 30 fps with stereo sound and video stabilization. The 2.1 MP secondary camera on the DROID DNA can also shoot 1080p full HD videos at 30fps and the 1.9 MP secondary camera on the Galaxy S3 can also shoot 720p HD videos at 30fps.


Supporting the basic ones like GPRS, EDGE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n with Dual Band and Wi-Fi Hotspot, the DROID DNA also supports the advanced NFC and Bluetooth v4.0 with A2DP along with HSPA, EVDO Rev.

A, upto 3.1 MBps, LTE, Cat3, 50 Mbps UL and 100 Mbps DL. Speeds on the Galaxy S3 in HSDPA are upto 5.76 MBps and upto 21 MBps in HSUPA network.


The non removable 2020 mAh lithium ion battery on the DROID DNA provides standby time of 353 hours and talk time of 12 hours and 40 minutes but the Galaxy S3 provided more juice by throwing in 2100 mAh battery that provides standby time upto 590 hours in 3G and upto 790 hours in 2G and providing the talk time of 21 hours 40 minutes in 2G and 11 hours and 40 minutes in 3G.


Samsung Galaxy SIII comes with a price tagged at 687 USD; which is a little more than what one have to pay for HTC Droid Dna i.e. 639.451 USD.


Thus, both the phones were neck to neck with each other in the comparison. If the Galaxy S3 has a slimmer and lighter body with a good battery life, then the DROID DNA has the Mind Blowing hardware specs and performance along with a brilliant display as well.