HTC Droid DNA vs LG Optimus G: Similar Technical Specs, Different Displays

HTC Droid DNA vs LG Optimus G

The guys at Pocketnow have took the time to compare two of the most powerful Android smartphones of the moment. We are talking about HTC Droid DNA, world’s first 5-inch smartphone with Full HD display and LG Optimus G, one of the first smartphones based on the quad-core processor manufactured by Qualcomm. You should know that both models have similar technical specifications, the display being the one that makes the difference.

The HTC Droid DNA vs LG Optimus G battle begun with a series of benchmark tests where HTC Droid DNA outscored its LG rival. Droid DNA got a Quadrant score of 7,844 points, compared to LG Optimus G’s 5,669 poits, while in AnTuTu Optimus G got 11,206 points, compared to HTC Droid DNA which managed 14,000 points.

It’s worth mentioning that the LG Optimus G is running on Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich, while Droid DNA comes with Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean and HTC Sense 4+. The LG smartphone is thinner (8.45 mm), 1.28 mm thinner than the HTC Droid DNA, which as a profile of 9.73 mm.

When it comes to screen resolution the HTC flagship boasts a 5-inch display with S LCD 3 technology and 1,920 x 1,080 pixels, while LG Optimus G sports a 4.7-inch display with a resolution of 1,280 x 768 pixels. The battery units of the two smartphones are pretty close, 2,020 mAh on the Droid DNA and 2,100 mAh on LG Optimus G.

On the inside, both terminals come with Snapdragon S4 Pro chipsets based on four Krait cores clocked at 1.5 GHz. HTC Droid DNA and LG Optimus G come with 2 GB of RAM, Adreno 32 GPU and 15 GB of internal storage and 32 GB, respectively. The LG smartphone tested by Pocketnow also comes with a better camera, 13 megapixels, compared to the 8 megapixel sensor fitted on the back of the HTC Droid DNA.

More details about the HTC Droid DNA vs LG Optimus G showdown you will find in the video below, and even tough it seems that Droid DNA preforms slightly better, the Optimus G is good as well. Moreover, the South Korean flagship even runs faster in some apps.

  • James allen

    What the hell r u guys talking about, my optimus g got a 7800 on quadrant bench, the reason why it got 5699 was because there was only 2 cores running, there is an option to cut half the cores in the phone for the battery to last longer and I actually got a score of over 8000 on quadrant bench one time on optimus g

    • Eddjz

      Exactly!!! I always get a score over 7400 and when I optimized the cores to save battery I get a 5600 score….why do they let people give reviews without knowing what there doing? I honestly think that if the lg Optimus G was running jelly bean and was set to use all 4 cores it would kill that htc DNA!!!

      • Dan

        I absolutely agree! !

  • Andrew

    Confirmed, 7885 with the eco mode off, 5880 eco mode on. Big difference! They must have turned the setting on because it’s off by default on my device. The camera, albeit with the 13MP sensor, is nothing groundbreaking but still looks great…

  • Anestis

    Dna Droid is an amazing piece of technology that has been CASTRATED by Verizon in the effort to push everything to the cloud! The phone has 11Gigs of usable stock storage left!! And you can’t even remove the ton of Verizon crapware!! ELEVEN! My tom tom gps app alone in my S2 takes 2.8Gigs! Verison had to go out of their way with HTC again to make sure that the microSD slot would not make it in the US version! J butterfly aka the internation DNA does have a microSD slot!! If DNA had one too, it would be the PERFECT phone… I just despise Verison!!