We’ve seen a number of people claim that the HTC DROID DNA is the ideal smartphone, although when we quiz them on negatives it seems most fans bring up the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 battery in comparison. After watching user opinion for a number of weeks it’s obvious the majority of people prefer the Galaxy Note 2, but why is this? One of the biggest differences between the two devices is battery life, which comes thanks to the HTC DROID DNA featuring a 2020mAh LI-ION embedded battery while the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 includes a Li-ion 3100mAh removable battery.
Removable battery key for some people — it seems that a growing number of smartphone buyers understand the importance of a battery that can be easily replaced, and this is something you can count on with the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 and S3, but certainly not with the HTC DROID DNA and Apple iPhone 5. We’re not sure why some people are so passionate as to this feature being needed, but it might be to do with batteries failing for some people, which would then show a need for removable only in the future.
Samsung Galaxy Note 2 vs. HTC DROID DNA battery life — you can see a couple of images below that were taken from a detailed review of talk time and web browsing, and compared these two devices for those tasks. You can also see a test on video playback and more insight via this article. The clear winner is the Galaxy Note 2, which is obviously due to the extra size of the battery but again Galaxy Note 2 fans will also point out how easy it is to replace the battery as being a major factor as well.
Those of our readers that don’t care much about the battery life and want to see some power benchmark results for the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 vs. HTC DROID DNA can do so in this article, which runs a number of tests to see the most powerful device from the two. After looking at the battery life tests and also the benchmark tests, did these results change your mind on what handset is better or were you already decided?
We’ve also reported in the past that Verizon Wireless has already decided what handset they prefer thanks to their promotion of HTC devices, which you can read about in our article from earlier this week. You can also see the DROID DNA specs clash with the Nexus 4 here. How important is a removable battery for you in a smartphone?