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    Has anyone heard anything other than that the build quality is superb? In other words, details? I've been told the Maxx and RAZR both had great build qualities but I disagree. Panels move and creak like crazy and while it's manageable, that's my idea of a bad build. I'm hoping this doesn't suffer from the same issues as after holding the iPhone 5, I expect Motorola to step it up this time.
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    My Maxx doesn't creak at all? I would expect the regular razr to creak a little bit. It is so thin that there isn't a lot of structural support. I think the battery may be helping the maxx stay so rigid. Something you may wanna keep in mind though, is the Kevlar. The material properties for Kevlar indicate a level of flex, more so than say, aluminum, or carbon fiber. This flex makes the phone more durable, less brittle and more impact resistant than Aluminum, or CF.

    Sorry I went off on a bit of a tangent. Back to your original statement... If your phone has moving panels or creaking parts, maybe you should exchange. The 3 Razr Maxx phones I have dealt with (mine, my wifes, and my cousins) have all been quite solid. I would hope most are like ours but maybe we just lucked out. Also, my wife owned a Droid X2 before the maxx and that thing was rock solid as well. So I guess speaking from my own personal experiences with Moto products, I do feel like they are superb. I am yet to own anything bad from Moto.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rizz1-2 View Post
    My Maxx doesn't creak at all? I would expect the regular razr to creak a little bit. It is so thin that there isn't a lot of structural support. I think the battery may be helping the maxx stay so rigid. Something you may wanna keep in mind though, is the Kevlar. The material properties for Kevlar indicate a level of flex, more so than say, aluminum, or carbon fiber. This flex makes the phone more durable, less brittle and more impact resistant than Aluminum, or CF.

    Sorry I went off on a bit of a tangent. Back to your original statement... If your phone has moving panels or creaking parts, maybe you should exchange. The 3 Razr Maxx phones I have dealt with (mine, my wifes, and my cousins) have all been quite solid. I would hope most are like ours but maybe we just lucked out. Also, my wife owned a Droid X2 before the maxx and that thing was rock solid as well. So I guess speaking from my own personal experiences with Moto products, I do feel like they are superb. I am yet to own anything bad from Moto.
    The refurbished units creak badly. Not just me but all my friends too. The new original ones were fine. Motorola overall makes great phones but the RAZR doesnt seem as stable build wise. I know about the Kevlar giving but in no way should all of the plastic panels creak loudly and push in. Oh well, I want the HD anyways.



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    Pretty much all the Motorola's have creaking problems, dating back to Nextels.
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    Quote Originally Posted by boatman11 View Post
    Pretty much all the Motorola's have creaking problems, dating back to Nextels.
    Really? My original Droid and Droid 2 had no such creaks ever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eclipse2K View Post
    Really? My original Droid and Droid 2 had no such creaks ever.

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    Maybe it was those few models I've ever owned.... I'd like to think they've improved.
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    Quote Originally Posted by boatman11 View Post
    Maybe it was those few models I've ever owned.... I'd like to think they've improved.
    As I said in other threads - my RAZR Maxx was great out of the box. The replacement(s) have all sucked.

    Oh well. I hope the HD is an improvement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eclipse2K View Post
    As I said in other threads - my RAZR Maxx was great out of the box. The replacement(s) have all sucked.

    Oh well. I hope the HD is an improvement.

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    And that may be the only issue then, the replacement phones which one would assume are probably refurbished.
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    Maxx HD is built like a tank. Most durable phone I have ever used!
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    techgeek32, I agree! I have not heard one creak or felt a moving part yet. After surveying the phone a little bit I realize why. It's heavier than the Maxx and I'm assuming because of the better materials. The top corners are covered but the bottom are not and you can see it's screwed together. I would like to believe the top is also the same way and this would be why it's so well built. Just like cars and their dashboards now, the original Droid RAZR was held in by clips thus causing creaks and rattles.
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    Quote Originally Posted by techgeek32 View Post
    Maxx HD is built like a tank. Most durable phone I have ever used!
    It's excellent, light and superbly built. It's like a NASA version of the iphone.
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    Had it for about 8 hours, feels as solid as a brick to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HES View Post
    Had it for about 8 hours, feels as solid as a brick to me.
    You getting a case for yours?

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    Quote Originally Posted by blakke39 View Post
    You getting a case for yours?

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    No, not a case that stays on anyways. I do want a sleeve pouch though and I'm waiting for Sena to make one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eclipse2K View Post
    No, not a case that stays on anyways. I do want a sleeve pouch though and I'm waiting for Sena to make one.

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    I'll be waiting for a thin Incipio it looks like.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blakke39 View Post
    You getting a case for yours?

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    Yes but for my needs it will either be an Otterbox Defender, Seidio Active, or Seidio OBEX if they make one for the MAXX HD
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    What about the lock/power button. Is it loose like the maxx? Or a nice firm button?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sicario666 View Post
    What about the lock/power button. Is it loose like the maxx? Or a nice firm button?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sicario666 View Post
    What about the lock/power button. Is it loose like the maxx? Or a nice firm button?

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    Firm. The buttons are firm. There is not anything sloppy about this phones construction.
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    This Maxx HD forum makes it difficult for me to be patient and wait for a nexus phone!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rizz1-2 View Post
    This Maxx HD forum makes it difficult for me to be patient and wait for a nexus phone!
    Why wait? The Maxx HD is very Vanilla like. You can't even remove the Google search bar on the home screen. Not much Blur is built into this phone.

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    The build quality of these two devices are easily the best of any current android device. Solid, well-built, and feel very premium. The metal power and volume switches are an especially nice touch. (They feel great) VERY impressed, especially since these aren't the 'new' Motorola devices yet. Also heads and shoulders above the original Razr and maxx.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eclipse2K View Post
    Why wait? The Maxx HD is very Vanilla like. You can't even remove the Google search bar on the home screen. Not much Blur is built into this phone.

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    Really? Didn't know you could do that without a 3rd party launcher. Where is that setting? Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by redhawk View Post
    Really? Didn't know you could do that without a 3rd party launcher. Where is that setting? Thanks!

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    Do what? All I said is the HD is very Vanilla like and that the Google bar can't be removed. Its not a Nexus replica but very close. Difference is a TINY bit of Blur mixed with the best battery in the industry, best build quality ever and superb cellular signal. This is the luxury car of phones.

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