For those who like a larger screen with their smartphone, Verizon Wireless now offers both of the best options available on the market. Well, all three if you consider the LG Intuition. Yesterday Samsung’s popular Galaxy Note II finally arrived at Verizon stores nationwide and online so today we’ve decided to compare it to the impressive HTC DROID DNA. Below you’ll find a quick hands-on with the Note II, followed by a DROID DNA comparison and a few pictures for fun.

Both of these new smartphones are nearly as high end as it gets. We have HD displays, quad-core processors, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and more so lets run down the specs so you know what we’re working with, then let you enjoy the video. The Galaxy Note II features Samsung’s 5.5-inch 720p HD Super AMOLED display, a 1.6 GHz quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, and an 8 megapixel camera. The HTC DROID DNA is only 5-inches and increases that resolution to 1920 x 1080p — making it the highest to date with 441 pixels-per-inch — and it’s gorgeous. It rocks a 1.5 GHz quad-core from Qualcomm, 2GB of RAM, as well as its own impressive 8 megapixel camera too.

Both new flagship smartphones run on the nearly latest version of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, but have their own respective skins over the top. Sense 4+ for HTC and TouchWiz for Samsung, but you guys probably already knew that. The important difference here between these two phones comes down to 3 things. The Galaxy Note II has a massive 3,100 mAh battery that lasts plenty long, while the DNA only has a measly 2,020 mAh battery. No matter how you spin in, the Note II wins. Then the Note II has a replaceable battery and micro-SD slot for expanding storage. The DROID DNA offers neither of those things. Enjoy the quick Note II unboxing and comparison video below.

Above I mentioned there was three main differences with these two phones. The battery and removable storage, but the other biggie is price. The DROID DNA will be $199 with a new 2-year contract, while the Galaxy Note II will run you $299. That extra hundred gets you tons of additional features, a bigger display, better battery life, and a Samsung. While everyone is different the winner here probably should go to Samsung and their Note II, but it is pretty big. Most likely you’ll want to run into your nearest Verizon store and try them both out in your own hands. See if you can handle the size of these phones. Which would you rather have? Let us know in the comments!

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