HTC One X+ vs Droid DNA: Conflict Between the Quad Core Kins

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HTC seems to be aggressive in launching new smartphones into the market in order to secure a significant share of the global smartphone market. The company has come up with Android and Windows Phone based smartphones recently.

When speaking of the Android offerings of the Taiwanese tech giant, the company unveiled and released One X+ - the upgraded variant of One X and hence, the smartphone has four major improvements such as faster processor, increased internal storage capacity, bigger battery and 4G support.

Further, HTC launched J Butterfly in Japan and Droid DNA in USA along with Verizon Wireless. However, the global version HTC Deluxe is reported to be in the pipeline.

Moreover, both One X+ and Droid DNA are Android 4.1 Jelly Bean based devices. Hence, for those who are planning to upgrade to a device with solid specs, below is a comparison between the two HTC offerings.

Dimensions & Weight: HTC One X+ boasts a dimension of 134.36 x 69.9 x 8.9 mm and weighs in at 135 grams while Droid DNA carries a dimension of 141 x 70.5 x 9.73 mm and weighs around 138 grams.

Display:When it comes to display, One X+ packs a 4.7 inch Super LCD 2 capacitive touchscreen display with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels, whereas, Droid DNA has a 5 inch high definition Super LCD 3 display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

Further, both the devices have the Corning Gorilla Glass 2 display protection.

Processor: In this segment, One X+ is powered by a quad core 1.7GHz Nvidia Tegra 3 AP37 processor delivers excellent multi-tasking capability, high quality HD video performance, brilliant graphics and more.

On the other other hand, Droid DNA has a 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 quad-core processor offering better battery backup, faster browsing experience and more.

Operating System: Speaking of the OS, both the devices are based on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS and hence, they have all the new features including Project Butter for faster, smoother and responsive performance, on-screen navigation buttons, expandable and contractible Android notifications, resizable App Widgets functionality, high resolution contact photos, Android Beam app and more.

Camera: Both the smartphones have an 8MP rear camera with autofocus, LED flash and BSI sensor for low light imaging. When it comes to front camera, One X+ has a 1.6MP front camera, whereas Droid DNA has a better 2.1MP front camera for video calling purposes.

Storage: On the storage front, One X+ has 64GB internal storage accompanied with 1GB RAM. In comparison, Droid DNA has 16GB onboard storage and 2GB RAM. However, both the device lack a micro SD card slot for expandable memory support.

Connectivity:On the connectivity front, One X+ and Droid DNA have micro USB 2.0, Wi-Fi, NFC, 4G LTE and Bluetooth connectivity features.

Battery: One X+ is loaded with a 2,100 mAh Li-Po battery delivering 6 hours of talk time while Droid DNA has a 2,020 mAh battery of undisclosed backup.

Price: In terms of pricing, One X+ is available for Rs 40,190 and Droid DNA is priced at $199 (approx. Rs 11,000) with a new two-year agreement from Verizon.

Verdict

Both One X+ and Droid DNA have some outstanding features including Beats Audio integration for excellent audio quality, 25GB (One X+) and 50GB (Droid DNA) free Dropbox storage for two years and BSI sensor for low-light photography.

When it comes the availability in the Indian market, One X+ is released in the country with a price tag of Rs 40,190, whereas, Droid DNA's global variant – Deluxe is yet to be release by the company in the market.

If the concern is on faster processor, increased internal storage options and size and usability of the handset, One X+ could be the right option.

However, if the concern is on a larger display real estate and better front camera performance, Droid DNA should be the better choice.

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