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    New HTC Droid DNA Smokes the LG Nexus 4 in Benchmarks Despite Nearly Identical Specs


    Some Benchmarks pitting the new HTC Droid DNA up against the LG-made Google Nexus 4 phone are available to satiate your curiosity. Oddly, even though the two phones have the exact same processor and RAM specifications, the new Droid DNA absolutely crushes the Nexus 4. Obviously, the user experience is not really affected by these benchmarks because both phones are so fast. Still, it's interesting to see the disparity between the two. Normally you would think the "pure" Android experience would be the better of the two. Here's a breakdown of the results (with pics of the results at the source link below):

    • In Quadrant the Nexus 4 scored 4870 while the Droid DNA scored 8142.
    • In Smartbench the Nexus 4 scored 3171 while the Droid DNA scored 4588.
    • In Vellamo the Nexus 4 scored 954 while the Droid DNA scored 1751.
    • In AnTuTu the Nexus 4 scored 10048 while the Droid DNA scored 14537.

    Could this be because HTC has done a remarkable job at optimizing Sense UI? What other reason could cause some a large difference in raw performance numbers?

    Obviously, the other telling thing about this benchmark is that the new HTC Droid DNA is as fast or faster than just about any other smartphone out there, at least in static, number-crunching testing.

    Does this affect your purchasing decision?

    To discuss more about the new HTC Droid DNA, please check out our dedicated sister-site over at DroidDNAForum!

    Source: Droid-Life
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    I bet it started at 100% battery life before the benchmark (only 30% left in the screenshot) lol

    Plenty of reports of horrible battery life already with the DNA (as we all figured was going to happen)
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    HTC could tweak the OS to push better benchmark scores. But as stated they are so fast that the user won't notice any difference in regular usage.

    That battery in the DNA just kills me and is a major turn off.
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    Yeah, it doesn't seem technically feasible to me that you could do a UI overlay and somehow get better performance than stock. As another poster said, they've jiggered the OS to game the benchmarks.
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    It seems that the nexus scores are low due to thermal issues. Anandteck re-ran the GLbenchmark test after putting the Nexus 4 in a freezer the scores showed major improvements across the board.

    Link: New Nexus 4 Benchmarks from Anandtech show huge improvement! - xda-developers
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    I was going to say, it appears that the N4 is either throttling, or only running one core.

    Not much of a confidence builder for the N4 though, unless this was an isolated incident.
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    16gig of space, only 11gb useable... this thing could put up 20k in quadrant I still wouldnt get it...
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    All the while pushing more pixels and running cooler. Definitely my next phone, don't care about battery or space. I can live with those two issues. Plus its already been unlocked.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigaliensexmachine3000 View Post
    All the while pushing more pixels and running cooler. Definitely my next phone, don't care about battery or space. I can live with those two issues. Plus its already been unlocked.
    I can't make that fly. I work 12+ hour shifts, and I'm a supervisor. I need my phone to last, and I can't tether to electricity all day. Battery and connectivity are priorities for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Barkleyfan View Post
    I can't make that fly. I work 12+ hour shifts, and I'm a supervisor. I need my phone to last, and I can't tether to electricity all day. Battery and connectivity are priorities for me.
    spare battery?
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