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Spec Comparison: HTC One vs. Nexus 4. vs. DROID DNA vs. Galaxy Note 2

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Yep, we have a brand spankin’ new flagship to talk about, so that means a spec comparison is in order. The HTC One, which didn’t garner a lot of bragging from HTC on a spec front during its unveiling, really is quit the beast in terms of hardware. On paper, because phones are all so powerful these days, it may not seem like a giant leap forward, but it certainly feels like a solid jump over anything else on the market today.

With its brand new Snapdragon 600 quad-core processor, 2GB RAM, brilliant 1080p display and new camera tech called Ultrapixel, it has at least a handful of components that no other phone currently has.

Below, we have a chart that compares it on paper to the Nexus 4, DROID DNA, and Galaxy Note 2.

And after you check it out, be sure to remember that specs don’t always win battles. HTC knows this and has offered an entire suite of software enhancements that should help it stand out from the crowd this time around. Be sure to read my thoughts on it all.

Smartphone Comparison

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1198252656 Jeff Kerstetter

    Gosh, good thing this site isn’t full of mouth-breathing fanboys. Otherwise the comments would all have NOTHING AT ALL to do with the topic of the article and would have instead instantly devolved into a “my phone is better than your phone” argument. SMH…

  • notaspammeriswear

    How much will the HTC One be?

  • Shilamar

    I still like my Nexus 4.

  • Pat Kerby

    now if the Droid DNA came with a flip open key board that would make it the Ultimate Device, but they would have to upgrade the Camera to a 13mp and a 8mp front camera!!!

  • Pat Kerby

    So far the DNA and Note 2 are still the bad boys on the block! I wouldn’t give the Nexus or HTC One the time to even look at!!!! The only thing that would make the DNA the Top Dog is a Micro SD card!!!!

  • Richard Yarrell

    Galaxy Note 2 pimp slaps the Htc Dna and Htc One. The Galaxy Note 2 is on a total level of it’s own. Go right ahead compare the Droid Dna vs Htc One, Htc One vs Lg Nexus 4 and so on. The only thing that can compare to the Galaxy Note 2 is the upcoming Galaxy Note 3 or Lg Optimus G pro. Software and features solutions alone make the Galaxy Note 2 the best all purpose productivity device ever made period.

  • Uriah Romero

    I am really excited for the HTC one to get here in the US, especially since it has some amazing specs. After seeing a Droid DNA a few weeks ago, I am looking forward to the 1080p display the most on the HTC One. While I’m on my way home from work at DISH, I like keeping up with my shows, so it would be nice to watch them on a full HD screen. I have the DISH Anywhere app on my phone, which lets me stream my live TV shows anywhere I am, and I can imagine how good it would look on the HTC One.

  • Curtis

    Droid DNA is so sexy!

  • Justin Winker

    Umm… The HTC One doesn’t have wireless charging? Why would they not include that since the DNA/Butterfly J has it? It seemed like (at least, I thought) that was a required feature on new high-end devices. It’s obviously not something that’s a deal-breaker for everyone, but why would they take a step backwards?

  • Paul

    The Note 2 has wireless charging. Well, the Verizon version doesn’t out of the box but can be fairly simply given the feature again.

  • Rodeojones000

    What’s this fascination with the Note 2? I just don’t understand it.

    • rodney11ride

      Not sure. ugly ass phone. it looks like my coworker has a tablet clipped to his belt. dumb ass home button… no thanks.

  • ChaCha

    I’m wondering why they left out wireless charging?

  • http://twitter.com/NKD11 Nitin Kumar

    People bitching about launcher? Change it…, people bitching about wireless charging? Give me a damn break, I have the dna, the stupid thing takes night and day to charge on the wireless charge, what is .5A while the main charger is twice as fast. Oh guess what I still have to leave the damn thing there to charge it, while when plugged in atleast I can use the damn phone. Wireless charging just isn’t there and not popular enough right now and let me know when it can charge my phone fast enough for me to care.. I won’t even get this phone but people still crying out about the micro SD card, seriously people 64Gb isn’t enough for you?

    • http://www.facebook.com/cory.pitkavish Cory Pitkavish

      i totally agree with you its not that hard to ditch sense once you get the device. i think everyone just expects a “perfect” phone and jumps on the chance to point out any flaws. i had an og incredible, awesome, thunderbolt-terrible, so i switched off htc and went to the gs3. but iv gotten over the hype of it and most of the features are just novelty anyways. im ready to jump back over to htc and give them another chance.

  • Jeromeonchrome

    I love my dna but i just wish it had the color options and the all metal outer casing, if htc could combine the htc dna with the htc one and throw in a sd card slot, this would be the ultimate htc phone.

  • http://twitter.com/LoganLopez Logan Lopez

    All comparison charts should include the Original Droid to remind us what we came from! Make this so DL!!!

    • Droidzilla

      And crown the OG Droid the winner every time.

      • New_Guy

        All others have merely tried to replicate its success. From its fantastic build to its amazing ad campaign. Here’s hoping El Google blows our collective minds with the X Phone!

        • http://twitter.com/dns2k Otto Dieffenbach

          maybe the X is just an OG with updated specs. i want a damn near indestructible metal frame again with sharp lines w/o the HTC curves. hell ill take the gold trim again.

          • New_Guy

            As would I, my friend…as would I.

      • http://twitter.com/dns2k Otto Dieffenbach

        almost every time. wish we could case mod the keyboard off of it. it would be a damn nice pmp running gb or ics. i just use it as an alarm clock now.

    • http://twitter.com/Alankrut Alankrut Patel

      Original droid? I think the Nexus One would be better to show, or maybe if u wanna push it, the G1 :-)

      • http://twitter.com/dns2k Otto Dieffenbach

        N1 and G1 are great landmarks but for DL the D comes from the OG not N1 or G1. i would give you the G2 if you suggested it, because it helped start A-life the DL sister site, but that site has far less readership.

        • Justin Winker

          I would change the “has” to “had”… The last article was from way back in May of last year.. I think they should just merge the two site’s articles and redirect an.droid-life to droid-life.

          • http://twitter.com/dns2k Otto Dieffenbach

            i didnt like going to a second site at all, and i didnt mind the tmobile posts since i had friends on that carrier. something about yellow didnt feel right. i guess its ok to say i like the pink.

        • http://twitter.com/Alankrut Alankrut Patel

          oo, wasnt aware of that

    • http://twitter.com/CoreyG87 Corey Gregory

      Woah, early Android was stomped by WinMo 6.5.5 on the HTC Touch Pro and Touch Pro 2.. It was such a better OS. Way more customization, way more control. Android was simpler, so people jumped to that.

      • http://twitter.com/dns2k Otto Dieffenbach

        winmo was clunky. functional yes, but froyo brought forth a new beast and a slew of new features that made android a contender.

    • http://twitter.com/dns2k Otto Dieffenbach

      I concur! OG specs in all future comparison charts. this was an OG site first before we all took different paths. hell if the OG had slighlty more ram i would have used it another year possibly.

    • Captain Danny Ross

      Where we came from was the HTC G1.

      • http://twitter.com/LoganLopez Logan Lopez

        Not if you are from verizon. Which is how this site first start.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=30814337 Brian Rokosz

    Makes you just wish the nexus was 4G…. and on Verizon

    • KleenDroid

      If it were I would be typing on it instead of my Gnex. Thing is… If Verizon doesn’t come out with an acceptable replacement for my Gnex by December I will be owning one on another carrier.

      I am ready to pay full price for 4 phones if Verizon would just come out with an option.

      • http://www.ashevilletechnologyservices.com Dan Brown

        Note 2… or 3?

    • Droidzilla

      Meh; it just gave me an excuse to ditch Verizon. Also, if you think LTE (not LTE-A) is “4G” but HSPA+42 isn’t, you’re buying Verizon’s hype. LTE-A will be a different story, though.

      • New_Guy

        Actually, HSPA+ download speeds are comparable, but upload speeds are nowhere close to LTE. Most people will say they don’t care about upload speeds, until they try to post a web album, YouTube video, or video chat and wonder what’s wrong with their connection. This, coming from someone who plans to leave VZW in a month in spite of.

    • rodney11ride

      but yet it sell like hot cakes just because people think they are getting ripped off by verizon. which i would agree (if i didnt have my grandfather unlimited plan). They are by far superior to any other network including ATT which will always be a step behind. believe me, i would love to go unlocked on a gsm network. but to sacrifice network coverage and data speeds . no thanks. I just read droidzillas post. too funny but my point exactly… just gave people a reason to leave verizon.

  • Thomas

    I’ll take the Note 2 all day long & twice on Sunday.

    • KOBALT

      In da buttt. +1000000 for N2

      • forthelulz

        Sounds painful. Hope you’ve got some Vaseline.

        • rodney11ride

          verizon sends out a bottle with every phone… its a garrantte that if you upgraded through verizon you got REEMED! lol

      • Trevor

        I would have picked the Razr M if you had to use it for that purpose.

        • rodney11ride

          edge to edge screen…. soft corners….

    • http://www.facebook.com/cory.pitkavish Cory Pitkavish

      why dont you stick your d!ck in the headphone jack and try to f*ck it why dont ya

    • rodney11ride

      The note 2 was the biggest quick money making scam by samsung to get a bunch of suckers to upgrade and lose there unlimited data plans helping verizon. its funny actually.. its a good phone dont get me wrong.. but they need that phone that came out in between cycles to grabb those that were on the edge of waiting for next nexus and s4..

  • trubin

    I didnt think the spec on the HTC one would be that it was that heavy, htc can make some solid devices, but their software just isnt good enough. THey would be perfect for a nexus line.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000097716654 Michael Contreras

    Operating System on the HTC One: Android 4.1.2

    10 months later…

    Android 4.1.2

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_URX4N56WBYFBQPYFI5ETE3T4PI Richard B

      I’m sure they’re already promising an update… But after getting burned with my T-Bolt, fool me once, shame on… fool me can’t get fooled again.

      • http://twitter.com/ThePhillipBee Phillip Bee

        bahahaha .. i see what you did there .. best comment !!

      • New_Guy

        I’m sure Rezound and Incredible 2 owners feel much the same way. As a T-Bolt owner, HTC has conditioned me not to trust them…

        • http://www.ashevilletechnologyservices.com Dan Brown

          And that’s too bad… I had such a great experience on the OG Incredible. That was a great phone in its time.

        • http://twitter.com/dns2k Otto Dieffenbach

          dude the INC1 and Rezound got love this last month. sure the Tbolt is still … er a touchy subject but INC1 finallly fixed its reboot error! i even texted a guy i knew who had those complaints. sadly he accidentally ran it over with a car and had asurion replace it with something else. he even sent me his twitter obit that cited foul play might have been the cause.

          • New_Guy

            “Accidentally ran it over with a car..” Hahaha! I’m sure it was an accident ;)…

          • http://twitter.com/dns2k Otto Dieffenbach

            the obit he wrote on twitter said he was looking into it. too bad HTC was too slow with their update or that device might not have met its end so quickly.

    • http://twitter.com/dns2k Otto Dieffenbach

      lol! so true. anyone venture to guess why it takes them that long to skin android while xda has it working within a week? still with 0 downloads but still working?

      • michael arazan

        Will the “new” one phone be unlockable with S-off, I guess so since it’s not on verizon, so could have potential for devs, but judging by polls here and at AC no one wants it.

        • http://twitter.com/dns2k Otto Dieffenbach

          i dont want the phone (mainly because of its design) or the sense 5 but by having those available to devs might mean those who do buy it will enjoy a greater longevity with the device.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Dominick-White/642535026 Dominick White

    Only thing I see that really better than my Droid dna, is the storage

    • C-Law

      Battery and front dual speakers

      • zepfloyd

        Maybe, but the DNA having wireless charging is a solid plus, and I have no trouble at all getting a full day out mine already as someone with a DNA. I don’t see anything I’m missing other than storage, in fact I can use the 5in screen with one hand, so that’s a plus over the 4.7, I don’t really trust this ultrapixel thing so I’m happy generally with the camera, and that button arrangement on the One is hella-awkward. Seems like I’m starting to understand why Verizon passed…

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/Dominick-White/642535026 Dominick White

          I am kinda happy they passed on this

          • Tony

            They passed because it has to much storage and they can’t sell you a bigger data plan like that

      • Kweb

        its called…BOOMSOUND. come on get it right.. lol

        • nicotinic

          Shake your screen when you read it or it doesn’t have the same effect…trust me.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Dominick-White/642535026 Dominick White

        Battery good. For my needs on my Droid dna and don’t care about the dual speakers

  • Beezey

    A device comparison without including the iphone, nice!

    • http://www.droid-life.com/ Tim-o-tato

      We wanted to make sure to use real smartphones. Zing. lol

      • TylerChappell

        I <3 you Tim. :D

      • LionStone

        Yep, these are Super phones! :-)

  • Jeff

    My Note 2 takes a 64 GB micro sd in addition to 16 GB on board….

    • nicotinic

      Math, It’s fundamental.

    • r0lct

      But apps don’t run off the SD, making it useless for apps which is disappointing. Especially not being able to even use it for offline caching of cloud media players (Google music/movies/etc).

      SD card is strictly for media and rom backups,

  • FAL_Fan

    Screen off people will still mistake it for the back of the iPhone…Not a fan at all, especially the tiny non-removable battery.

    • nicotinic

      Who cares if people will think it’s the back of an iPhone. Turn it on and it’ll be the front of an HTC One.

  • Batman522

    Really is ‘quite’ not ‘quit’

  • TylerChappell

    The most infuriating part about this spec sheet is that my Droid DNA is thicker but has a smaller battery…on the other hand though, my Droid DNA has wireless charging and the HTC One doesn’t. yay!

    • nicotinic

      Let us know when you actually purchase a wireless charger…

  • joeblow

    No microSD, no wireless charging, no Android 4.2…. ????

    • TylerChappell

      microSD really is not needed when your storage options are 32GB and 64GB. C’mon now.

      • Big_EZ

        Maybe not for you, but for most people microSD cards are needed. My 64gb micro SDXC isn’t enough, I can’t wait until 128 gb microSD cards are available.

        • nhizzat

          What exactly are you doing with all that storage?

          • joeblow

            P O R N ??? :0)

          • Dominick_7

            This question really sucks.

          • nhizzat

            Your reply sucks even more. Honestly, what reason is there to have that much storage on your phone?

          • Big_EZ

            What reason is there to have a smart phone? Different people have different needs. I choose not to carry my mp3 player around anymore so I need more gb’s.

          • Dominick_7

            What’s it matter, they obviously have a use for it. That question is asked in a way to belittle the person as if their needs were ridiculous. For those who would actually want to know some would rather put their cd collection on there instead of rely on Internet connection that would stuck the battery faster, which one could control better via a play list.. others have higher quality movies that are larger files, still yet others have hd photos.. Ie who cares.

          • http://twitter.com/dns2k Otto Dieffenbach

            plenty of reasons outside of backing up apps/data and nandroids. music shouldnt have to be one of them with gplay streaming. i travel a lot and put movies on my phone (700mb +) and newer games and even older games with nice updates take way more room. Bards tale HD is 3.5g data on top of the initial dl. NFS most wanted is over a gig. many more apps have similar data files and those are standard purchases for normal users. 32 should be standard. 16 is low but not insufficient and also cant fully justify the bump to 64, yet.

          • Big_EZ

            Nandroids, titanium backups, music (I have about 40 gb of music not counting what I have from rhapsody) pics, pdf files. And no, cloud isn’t an option since it’s not always available.

          • nhizzat

            In other words, you’re a hoarder. Nothing wrong with that, just curious. I used to be the same way and then I realized I don’t need nandroids nor do I listen to the majority of the music I currently have.

          • Big_EZ

            Just because you don’t flash a lot of roms and don’t need Nandroids, or don’t like to keep them in case you break your phone doesn’t mean everyone has the same needs as you. I keep at least one nandroid in case

          • Ray

            H O A R D

          • Ray

            E R

          • http://twitter.com/dns2k Otto Dieffenbach

            transfer to your pc and mac and just keep a stock. but if you are using CM with blobs then i can understand keeping that steaming pile on your sd card. last blobs folder i had before twrp was 9.4 gigs for 3 backups.

          • TylerChappell

            I totally understand how it is nice to have the convenience of having all of your music on your device at all times, I almost didnt get my Droid DNA due to the lack of microSD and limited storage. I only have about 12GB of music, and so I stream it all through Google Play. But still, 40GB is probably going to easily be several days worth of music, and 99% of people don’t need more than 32GB. Seriously, look at how the iPhone has maintained its popularity through all these years without a microSD slot and the most popular model being sold being the 16GB, etc.
            So I would say that no, MOST people do NOT need microSD cards, especially if the device has 32gb and 64gb options.

          • Big_EZ

            I’ve seen quite a few iPhone owners carrying an iPod for music, I prefer one device.

          • TylerChappell

            That doesn’t automatically mean that it was due to their iPhone not having enough storage, and if it was, then it is their own fault for getting one that did not meet their needs.

          • http://twitter.com/dns2k Otto Dieffenbach

            you pay 100′s more for a bigger iphone. then i will laugh at you. i still highly recommend ipod classics to people with large collections.

          • http://twitter.com/dns2k Otto Dieffenbach

            i stream through gplay and have only 3 albums and selected tracks on my phone for when i am in a shoddy area/low batt.

          • http://twitter.com/Bateluer Robert Boluyt

            Yeah, based on your previous comments, you are certainly not ‘most people’. Most people are perfectly fine with 16GBs, and 32GBs provides a very comfortable upper limit.

          • Ray

            He’s probably a minor. He needs to have 20,000 songs, 45 HD videos, and 400 games on his smartphone at all times. They walk around public with headphones, and whine and complain about battery life. lol

        • New_Guy

          I agree. I’d hate my TF300T if it did not have expandable storage since I got the 16gb version (saves money). Also, there’s no mess if you ever need to replace the phone. Just pop the card out.

        • http://twitter.com/dns2k Otto Dieffenbach

          otg with a mem stick.

      • KOBALT

        It’s not just about storage capacity, but portability/swappable of an SD.

        • Big_EZ

          I guess it’s not a big deal spending hours waiting for your files to transfer from your old phone for some people. If my phones screen breaks and I can’t recover anything from it at least I have my latest backup and all my files. Also I can take out my card and put it in my adapter on my keyring and use it for anything.

          • New_Guy

            Exactly. People forget that its so easy to pop the card into a computer or a friends phone and share files and music. Especially if you are sans a micro USB cable, which has happened to me before.

        • New_Guy

          I agree, I actually swap mine quite often. Easy when I want to share a file and partner has no NFC support. Especially if I’m modding a rom for them or something like that.

      • http://twitter.com/RichardSmoker RICK RUDE

        BS. I can always use more storage.

      • Paul

        Those pics are going to take up a decent chunk of space. I can see someone wanting more over time…

      • Justin Winker

        I fail to understand some people’s requirements of Micro SD slots. When you have only an 8Gb model, then yes, a MicroSd is required. Anything above that (16+GB), shouldn’t need that – most media can be streamed via YouTube/Play Music, and you can also have a ton of cloud storage, so you really shouldn’t need a Micro Sd slot in those devices.

      • Richard Yarrell

        64gb will never make it to the states it never does. So yes sdcard slot is extremely important.

        • squiddy20

          This coming from the idiot who claims to have “240 movies” on his Note 2. Even with a 64 GB micro sd card on top of the 32 GB version of the phone, You still wouldn’t have enough space to fit all those “movies” (assuming each movie is 500 MB, which is *much* lower than DVD quality).

        • TylerChappell

          No Richard, it’s not. And uhh, have you not heard of the HTC OneX+? Seriously, every single one of your comments is terrible. HTC doesn’t care about meeting the needs of the less than 1% of people that require 64+GB of storage, and they shouldn’t for the time being. They need to meet the needs of the majority to get out of their rut, not the minority.

    • Richard Yarrell

      No Verizon thank God.

  • kane

    Does it come with the butt ugly sense

  • droyd4life

    Nexus 4 and Note 2 are still best phones right now. The HTC One’s software is just complete garbage.

    • possomcrast1

      Plus this hardware is next gen- the Nexus 4 and Galaxy Note 2 aren’t. If last years tech is still better than the HTC One that says something. Especially when Google and Samsung are both releasing updated hardware in like 2-5 months.

      • http://profiles.google.com/adamtruelove Adam Truelove

        Does it really matter anymore. All phones made within the past year are lightning fast. No one is protein folding or doing complex engineering simulations on their phones, why do we need crazy fast phones. The software is the most important spec and in that case a Nexus always wins.

        • Justin Barrett

          It’s for the hardcore spec folks. Some people absolutely have to have the best tech available, and will shove it in your face if their screen is 0.02″ bigger. I however, agree with you completely. I still would rather have my GNex over almost any phone currently available.

          • Richard Yarrell

            If your Gnex is on Verizon then your so lost it’s pretty comical. Verizon will never see any other Nexus ever again. The Lg Nexus 4 on tmobile pisses all over your crappy Galaxy Nexus on Sprint or Verizon

          • squiddy20

            1. He wasn’t talking about Verizon “seeing any other Nexus”. Learn to read.
            2. Good job at figuring out that a phone that came out a year later than another one, is better than the older one. What more amazing things will you think up next? -_-

          • Richard Yarrell

            Mr. Squiddy20 the 3g Galaxy Nexus on Sprint thinks he knows it all. What a penis this guy has always been. He”s a total throb and asswipe piss on Sprint and piss on squiddy20

          • squiddy20

            It’s not hard to at least seem smart when you actually read other people’s comments and don’t state the obvious. Try it sometime.
            Also, it doesn’t help any that you call other people a “penis”, “throb”, “useless”, and other petty, childish name calling. Grow up.

          • Richard Yarrell

            Loser you and your Galaxy Nexus on 3g Sprint are useless. Why can’t you afford another device??? Mom won’t allow that obviously

          • squiddy20

            You have a Note 2 on T-Mobile, no? Well then, that “pimp slapping” HSPA+ network is nothing more than beefed up 3G. Look it up if you don’t believe me. T-Mobile’s been “pulling the wool over your eyes” (to use one of your phrases) for a whole year. Idiot.
            As for why I supposedly can’t “afford” a new phone, money isn’t the issue. Of course, you wouldn’t know that since you don’t know me, but hey, you feel the need to make these petty, childish, insults that are by no means even half true. I don’t feel the need to surround myself with “the latest and greatest” because I don’t have self-esteem issues like you do. My “useless” Galaxy Nexus works fine for me, and I like it. Besides, I’d rather have “boring useless stock” Android than that bloated Touchwiz (excuse me, “Nature UI”) crap that Samsung throws on all their phones. It give me more control over what’s on and not on my phone.

          • Richard Yarrell

            Your such a lost soul I hope you don’t start believing your own lies. I can’t help but laugh at you and your baseless comments. Life is totally boring for you real people have jobs and responsibilities which clearly you don’t. You’re just as dopey as sprint least everyday i wake up i have more than the squiddy man. I will always have more than you. Tech is my game your just a dumb has been or better yet never was.

          • squiddy20

            Lies? What lies? Why don’t you try looking up the things you (or I) talk about before claiming them as truth or lies? HSPA+ IS 3G. That’s a fact. T-Mobile IS generally known as “the nations 4th largest carrier” in terms of coverage and customer base. That’s a fact. It is also a FACT that you have more control over what’s on and not on a stock Android phone, than you do with a Note 2 or an S3. You can’t take off any of Samsung’s “features” that you don’t use, only throw more crap on there. These are either common sense things (which you apparently don’t have), or they are easily able to be looked up. All it takes is a simple Google search to confirm or deny. Something you clearly have never done.

            “Tech is my game your just a dumb has been or better yet never was.” Big talk from an idiot who has gotten sooooo many things wrong over the years. Lets take an account: You stated Verizon’s *low* frequency LTE didn’t penetrate buildings well, when in fact, it’s *high* frequencies (like Sprint’s failed Wimax) that exhibit that quality. You stated rooting was for “2plus year old devices”, despite at the time owning an Evo 4G, which had a huge rooting community. You stated several times that the Galaxy Nexus would be released in November and then in December, simply because you actually took the rumors that were saying so, as 100% truth. You stated several times that the processor in the HTC Sensation was “crappier” than the one found in the Evo 3D, even after numerous different sources from a few different people were shoved in your grubby, ignorant face proving otherwise. Then there were the months of your claims how your “legendary” Evo 3D would be “Sprint’s flagship device well into 2012″, even though it was discontinued due to poor sales not even 2 months into the year. Oh yeah, can’t forget your other claims that the Galaxy Nexus would be Verizon’s flagship device. When have you ever been right? You wouldn’t know a fact from an opinion even if someone said “the fact is…” or “my opinion is…” What a joke.

          • Richard Yarrell

            Poor soul can’t help but keep laughing at you. Man I just keep chugging along. Galaxy S4 and Galaxy Note 3 insight for 2013 what will you be buying Mr. Squiddy20 does your mother’s account allow you to add another line??? Of course not if you don’t have job you can’t afford another device. You had the Samsung Momment for so long it was comical then in 2012 you decided to purchase a Galaxy Nexus on Sprint. Wow that device was launched December 15th 2011 pretty bright to be buying an old device in 2012. You are the BIGGEST JOKE ON THE INTERNET one day you will look back at your situation and realize what a penis you really have been. What grown man calls himself squiddy20 and hides behind fake names on the internet????????Your just a pitiful conclusion that will never change..

          • squiddy20

            Poor soul. Sad that you have nothing better to do than troll around Droid Life looking through 2+ week old comments. And you tell me I have no life? Hilarious.
            Also, congratulations on your achievement of more childish insults. Instead of arguing me point for point, all you can do (all you’ve ever done, really) is bring up how I supposedly live in my “momma’s cold dark basement” and other laughably ridiculous claims. But the fact is, all of your “insults” are so far from reality, it’s quite hilarious to let you continue believing your own made-up BS. Truly, you have a screwed up mind to come up with this stuff.

          • http://twitter.com/dns2k Otto Dieffenbach

            +1 lost soul comment. but why is this a carrier fight and not just a handset fight?

          • Rambir

            Plus your more likely to get key lime pie before the non nexus phones. Correction you will get it before non nexus phones. Nexus FTW. If I can run CM 10.1 on my nexus s, I’m fine.

        • John Davids

          It isn’t just about bragging rights for the “hardcore” crowd. It is a lot about longevity. Is that extra 512MB of RAM or 200Mhz really going to make any difference right now? No. However, what it will do is make the device run much better years down the road when I want to flash a Key Lime Pie ROM or later on it. While the over-the-top specs aren’t going to do anything for you right now, they will most certainly contribute to how well your phone will be able to run the next 1, 2, or 3 versions of Android…thus extending the life of the phone.

          • chris125

            Except they all have the same amount of ram…

          • John Davids

            Right. I was using RAM and CPU specs more as a hypothetical. I was not speaking to *THESE* phones in this comparison, but rather the larger conversation of “who cares about specs anymore because they are all super great.”

          • http://twitter.com/dns2k Otto Dieffenbach

            Not like my poor OG with its ram deficiency, he has all the icons and ICS glitz and glamm that the others could flash before CM turned its back on it.

        • master94

          I actually am protein folding on my phone. Doesn’t take a lot of power. Everyone should join in, imagine if every Android phone joined it, would get the job done faster. The app is available on the folding@home forum.

          • http://twitter.com/dns2k Otto Dieffenbach

            you must be kidding. lol ill go check out the site. but then again i want to donate computing to seti for my n7 cause it stays at home lonely all day.

          • ABiochemist

            Or, you could compile Rosetta and do your own research.

        • http://twitter.com/dns2k Otto Dieffenbach

          software and RAM. thats the only hardware spec i look at until we get new battery advancements. but the camera is going to be a selling point.

        • ABiochemist

          For the record, I *am* protein folding with my phone. Just saying.

        • michael arazan

          All phones starting with the SG3 from last summer are all 2-3 year phones at least.
          Now if some browser for android would incorporate flash in them because now the processors and ram can keep flash stable and fast for video . Sucks now that processors are good enough for flash and then flash is gone

          • Richard Yarrell

            Flash is running great on my Galaxy Note 2 with jellybean. And will be working great on my Galaxy Note 3 when key Lime Pie arrives. I determine if i want to use flash or not not anyone one else.

          • squiddy20

            “not anyone one else.” Uhhhhh… what?

          • Higher_Ground

            try Firefox out. it has an extension for flash.

        • Richard Yarrell

          Yes sir software and features solutions mean everything without question. The overall ability to accomplish day to day tasks with true muti tasking. Nobody beats Samsung period

          • squiddy20

            Your reading comprehension is astounding. He said stock Android is the best, and then you basically agree with him, but then say otherwise. You can’t even keep your story straight within one little comment. Pitiful.

          • http://twitter.com/dns2k Otto Dieffenbach

            stock is best, rest shows lag or poor coding in some areas. other areas its innovation that i wish wasnt surrounded by carried over garbage code/apps.

    • ceejw

      The Note 2′s software is garbage as well.

      • droyd4life

        Then you must think iOS is amazing..

        • ceejw

          If you like Touchwiz, it’s more likely that you think iOS is amazing. Enjoy your faux leather calendar app.

          • droyd4life

            I prefer stock Android over TouchWiz.. That’s why I own a Nexus 4. I think TouchWiz doesn’t look that great, but that it has some great features.

          • ceejw

            Touchwiz has a ton of features but in my experience most are poorly designed visually and functionally (sometimes even more so than HTC’s apps) I will say that multi-view is very well designed though.

          • http://twitter.com/dns2k Otto Dieffenbach

            they are both bad, and ios is very bad. that is until its jailbreaked and 3rd rate coders who are in the apple sandbox (1st,2nd,most of 3rd and 4th rate coders, etc are all on android) try to apply android or windows 3.1 ideas to it. yes i did mean to say 3.1 as in the ipad hack for multi windows on the same screen.

          • Justin Winker

            I agree… I am not a fan of TouchWiz, although I do like some aspects of HTC’s new Sense. I gotta say, though, my favorite Android modifications come from Motorola – I would rather have the quick setting they included in the Razr HD over the stock quick settings. In addition, the only “theming” done was a change to the icon pack and a couple of colors here and there.

          • michael arazan

            At least they have minimized touchpiss back some, of all the skins Touchpiss is probably the best of them,

            I think they should all run stock android and make all the additions apps and if the apps are great they could sell them to all android phones in the market and make money off of them.

          • Richard Yarrell

            Honestly stock android has come a long way i applaud that. Better than Nature UI that will never be. Software and features solutions are to precise with Samsung and they are far ahead of any silly stock androud. I owned the Galaxy Nexus on Verizon and trust me stock android is boring as hell and the API’S are lacking severely. Samsung has nothing to worry about compared to stock android that’s for sure.

          • squiddy20

            On every other comment you’ve ever made, you generally talk about how any phone other than your “pimp slapping” Note 2 is “full of crappy bloatware”. And yet the Nexus phones, which you are clearly bashing, have THE LEAST amount of bloatware of any kind. Proof that you have no clue what you’re talking about.

          • Richard Yarrell

            Please change your medication.

      • Richard Yarrell

        You sound extremely retarded. What meds are you taking for your problem???

        • squiddy20

          This coming from the guy who spells asinine as “assinine” and can’t even use the correct form of too/to, their/they’re/there, or you’re/your.
          Oh yeah, who can forget “rooting is for 2plus year old devices”. Who’s the retard again?

    • http://twitter.com/dns2k Otto Dieffenbach

      and we are back to the age old flavors of android argument. sammy toned down touchwiz and learned a lot globally about the Gnex stock experience. but HTC will never learn since they took their bruises from the G1 and underpowered the G2. hell we love LG now for the N4 and their skin was the worst.

      best thing we can hope for is s-off and complete control of the hardware so we can strip sense 5.

  • MichaelFranz

    The one is a sleeper phone, just sucks it isnt on VZW and has still crappy looking UI in sense. I think you will see Razr HD type battery life if not better in the One. HTC gave it a decent sized battery and paired it with a good and effieicent processor. 2500mah would of been better though =p

    • joeblow

      Why would vzw have this when they have the DNA??? Larger screen and more features. Been out already for months. Wake up man

      • MichaelFranz

        simply because all other carrier will have it. The DNA didnt impress me at all. a larger screen yes, but nothign crazy with features. what wireless charging? still only 16GB. the One is better and I think it probably should of been the DNA

      • r0lct

        Because this is why HTC will never build a real brand in the USA like Samsung has which severely hinders their change at competing at Samsung’s level.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jason.bittner.56 Jason Bittner

    This phone is not being released on VZW but specs list LTE and CDMA? Is it just not available via contract, or different bands of LTE and CDMA than VZW uses?

    • baconslayer09

      Sprint uses CDMA and LTE.

      • http://www.facebook.com/jason.bittner.56 Jason Bittner

        Same frequencies as VZW?

        • baconslayer09

          I think VZW uses 700 MHz for LTE, Sprint uses 800.

          • Diablo81588

            Sprint uses 1900 mhz for LTE at the moment. This phone won’t support their future 800 mhz band.

  • nicotinic

    If Verizon drops a DNA with more storage I’m game…

    • Tyler Casilio

      It’s a great phone

      • nicotinic

        If you’re referring to the DNA, I’m sure it is. It just doesn’t have enough internal storage in my opinion. I do the whole root, ROM, nandroid backup thing and I need more space.
        It’d probably work for me if some of that internal storage wasn’t consumed before I made a single download. BTW the DNA just got a consumer friendly S-Off!!

    • chris125

      And bump up the battery a little and they would have a real winner

  • jab

    Stupid battery.

  • joeblow

    Whats all the hype with this phone??? It doesn’t even have Qi charging

    • Shane Redman

      The hype will be gone tomorrow…and fade back in when DL gets their hands on one for a review….the promptly fade away again.

    • Marc Young

      Well, it has a metal body. Of course it doesn’t have wireless charging.

      • Do She

        It is aluminum (non-ferrous), so that’s not a valid excuse.

        • elemeno

          Are you sure? Try wrapping your phone in tin foil and put it on your wireless charger.

          • TylerChappell

            Now I am curious to what actually happens when you do this…who wants to be the guinea pig? For science!

    • islandak

      People really care about this? I’m asking seriously. I can plug into my computer at work and you’ll have to take a charge with you when you travel anyway. It’s neat, but nowhere neat a deal-maker or -breaker for me.

    • nicotinic

      It has many of the modern day specs that the enthusiast demand barring a removable battery and an SD card slot.
      People have been begging HTC for “at least” 32GB of storage or more if it has to be internal and this phone has that along with front facing stereo speakers and a nice camera.
      It’s a nice device. Hate Sense or not it’s a nice device…To bad about that whole Verizon won’t carry it thing. I guess I’ll have to stick with the Rezound for a bit longer.

  • http://www.facebook.com/cush2push Geoff Wightman

    Galaxy Note 2 takes the cake IMO look at all that battery

    • baconslayer09

      Look at all that screen

      • WalkerNA

        Look at that Verizon logo on the home button

        • Jb

          LOL

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1198252656 Jeff Kerstetter

          Jesus Christ. Always with the frigging whining about a stupid logo. Get over it, already…

          • Big_EZ

            No, he’s right. That logo eats up a lot or ram and ties up a lot of the processor leaving very little power for simple tasks. The logo also eats up most of that battery, so it’s more like a 1500 mah battery.

          • MooleyBooleyTroll

            Hard to get over ugly

          • KOBALT

            Someone still got it on with your mom, though.

          • http://twitter.com/ThePhillipBee Phillip Bee

            ^^^^^ fighting words lool

          • New_Guy

            We were all thinking of a mom joke to insert there. Kudos for making it happen :).

          • MooleyBooleyTroll

            Including me.. next time I might even let you watch ;)

          • Respen

            Not really, it took me less than a week to stop noticing it.

          • r0lct

            Yeah I was sure I was going to buy something to cover it and then I didn’t even notice it any more after the second or third day.

        • http://www.ashevilletechnologyservices.com Dan Brown
    • New_Guy

      The fact that it has a removable battery and expandable storage are also winners for me. I know most people don’t, but I switch SD cards quite often.