HTC One X 5 vs. Samsung Galaxy Note II: Wars Within the Android Family

comparing HTC and Samsung smartphonesAt first glance on the headline, you might almost be tempted to say that we’re trying to compare apples with oranges here. Apart from the fact that both these devices run on Android, it’s quite hard to find any other common ground for competition. But you could say that that’s precisely why we’re pitting the HTC One X 5 or HTC Droid Incredible against the Samsung Galaxy Note II.

The Samsung Galaxy Note II is one of the latest offerings from the Samsung stable, and it features the best of the best on pretty much every aspect. From an incredibly powerful quad-core 1.6 GHz processor and 2GB RAM for absolute heavy performance, to a gigantic 5.5-inch touchscreen and a 3100 mAh battery for ample power, this device is meant for extensive usage – it’s almost like a mini computer in your palms.

The HTC Droid Incredible, on the other hand, is designed to be a compact smartphone that can fit snugly in your hands or your pockets. Powered by a dual-core 1.2GHz processor and 1GB of RAM, this phone has a screen size of 4-inch and runs on Android 4.0 or the ICS version. It’s also got a correspondingly smaller battery of 1700 mAh, and is considerably lighter and smaller than the Galaxy Note II.

Now, if it’s raw power that you’re looking for and you don’t mind splurging on technology, the Galaxy Note II is an ideal fit for you. But if you’re looking for something more compact to be used more like a phone and less like a computing device, the HTC Droid Incredible is definitely something you can consider. The only downside – we wish it also ran on Android 4.1 like the Galaxy Note II. Both these devices can connect to 4G networks, letting you browse the net and download stuff at lightning fast speed as well.… Read the rest

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