November 17, 2012

Head to head benchmark tests with the HTC Droid DNA and the LG Nexus 4

First off, let me point out that I am no guru when it comes to benchmark tests, but some of the numbers shown here make a compelling case to consider the HTC Droid DNA as a fierce competitor to all other Android phones on the market including the latest and greatest Nexus 4.
The Droid DNA and Nexus 4 are clearly the fastest smartphones as of today. Both super-phones are sporting the Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro quad-core processor at 1.5 GHz and 2 GB’s of RAM. One of the biggest differences is the software. The Droid DNA is shipping with Android 4.1 (w/HTC Sense user interface) and the Nexus 4 with Android 4.2 (w/stock user interface). In all of the benchmark tests that Droid-Life’s, Kellex conducted the HTC Droid DNA performed better than the Nexus 4. It is surprising to see both phones are cradling the same processor yet in some benchmarks the Droid DNA outclasses the Nexus 4.
Like I said earlier, I do not know much about the authenticity of benchmarks, but I do know that Qualcomm released their own app in the Play store called Vellamo and the results from a phone with a Qualcomm processor should be pretty telling of what it can do. Vellamo scores the Droid DNA nearly 800 points higher than the Nexus 4. Here is what the HTML 5 chapter covers:
This series of tests evaluates many of the underlying systems within a device, from graphics rendering and JavaScript to pixel blending and network stack performance. The HTML 5 Chapter tests are:
  • See the Sun Canvas
  • Pixel Blender
  • Canvas Crossfader
  • Aquarium Canvas
  • Sun Spider, v0.9.1
  • V8 Benchmark Suite
  • Surf Wax Binder
  • DOM Node Surfer
  • Reflo
  • Image Scroller
  • Ocean Scroller
  • WebGL Jellyfish
  • Inline Video
  • Load And Reload
Both phones have impressive hardware and one is stronger in some areas where the other one is stronger in other places. So what is it going to come down to for you if you had to pick a favorite out of the two? Do you need to have an LTE radio? Do you need to have a better screen? Do you need to have the latest version of Android (I know this is something everyone wants)? What items are more important to you?
Source: Droid-Life

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