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    Default Anyone coming from an iphone?

    I've bounced back and forth between the iphone and android devices for the last couple years. Just can't make up my mind. I always end up buying/trying Android but then go back to the iphone. So it's time again I suppose. I have had my eye on the Maxx HD. Had the OG Droid and other Moto phones so Moto has always been my Android choice. Anyone else out there coming from an iphone and if so what are your thoughts on the Maxx HD? Thanks for reading!
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    I had an iPhone 4s prior to moving on to the maxx series phones. First I had the maxx and now on the maxx HD.
    I believe the ONLY thing I miss about the iPhone is the camera. Android itself is much more diverse and customizable. You won't be disappointed in the features and the battery is second to none.

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    I switched from a iPhone 4 and I will agree the camera sucks on the Maxx HD. Its not a deal breaker because I am
    not a photo enthusiast. I grew used to SMS in iOS and still getting used to android. I had an android before. I will say jellybean is a
    Step in the right direction. I wish for a better camera and better SMS navigation. I'm very happy with this device and won't be switching to anything in the foreseeable future. So many things I feel this phone has yet to do
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    I switched from an Iphone to the Razr HD,

    my personal experince has been, the flexability of android tends to make things that were insanely simple in ios a little more complex sometimes. but if you can force your self to actually dig in i dont think you will find your self missing ios,
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    Quote Originally Posted by jammocaz View Post
    I switched from a iPhone 4 and I will agree the camera sucks on the Maxx HD. Its not a deal breaker because I am
    not a photo enthusiast. I grew used to SMS in iOS and still getting used to android. I had an android before. I will say jellybean is a
    Step in the right direction. I wish for a better camera and better SMS navigation. I'm very happy with this device and won't be switching to anything in the foreseeable future. So many things I feel this phone has yet to do
    The camera is that bad? Could be a deal breaker for me with 3 kids I don't carry around a separate camera.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bgl321 View Post
    The camera is that bad? Could be a deal breaker for me with 3 kids I don't carry around a separate camera.
    It's not that bad. It just isn't as good as other high-end devices. Although it does take decent daytime shots, those lacking light tend to be slightly grainy.
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    Before the HD I had a 4S and was skeptical on changing to android, So I got my wife the iPhone 5 and myself the HD
    After the first week my wife was about to change her mind and ask for an android phone, I like the customization and the only thing I miss about the iPhone is that I could plug it into my car's USB port and listen and control my music(I use a nano for that now) , but other than that I love this phone I'm getting two days worth of battery were before I would barely get a day with the 4S
    Also the camera is not that bad,but it could be better
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    I had a iPhone 4. It was I nice phone. Great camera. Short battery life. Keyboard is OK. Thin factor was nice.

    RAZR Maxx HD
    Voice is bad as hell!!! Love it.
    Swiftkey is amazing.
    Voice typing is unbelievable
    Camera isn't to bad
    Battery is simply outstanding

    Fun phone blazing fast


    Second shot is what I mean by low light shots are eh.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bgl321 View Post
    The camera is that bad? Could be a deal breaker for me with 3 kids I don't carry around a separate camera.
    It's not that bad. People make it sound worse than it is. Go take some text shots in your local store and you'll see that your family memories will be just fine:-)

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    First off, we may be related because I have waffled the last couple years myself. I drive my wife nuts buying and selling phones. I recently sold my Samsung GS3 and bought the Maxx HD. I returned the Maxx HD for an iPhone 4S, which I had before the GS3. My job just started allowing us to use our own device, however the app is $15 per month with an Android phone and nothing extra on an iPhone. Since I was within my return period I thought I would take "one" for the team and opt for the 4s at $99, saving $165. Plus now I save $180 per year by having an iPhone.

    Whew . . . I have resigned myself to this iPhone and I am not happy about it at all. There is nothing wrong with it, but it doesn't even come close to the Maxx HD. If I could have a do over I would eat the $15 per month and call it good. Others have listed the attributes of the phone so I won't do it again, but I will say it is a great device. Even better than the formidable GS3, IMO.

    I have a line upgrade eligible in January. Unless there is something significantly better than the Maxx HD I will be going back to it and paying an extra $15 per month. The good news at least is that the iPhone has high resale value, which will pay for the HD. Hopefully the price will be lowered by then as well.

    As an FYI, the app we are using for work is Good for Enterprise.


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    Quote Originally Posted by jneusch View Post
    First off, we may be related because I have waffled the last couple years myself. I drive my wife nuts buying and selling phones. I recently sold my Samsung GS3 and bought the Maxx HD. I returned the Maxx HD for an iPhone 4S, which I had before the GS3. My job just started allowing us to use our own device, however the app is $15 per month with an Android phone and nothing extra on an iPhone. Since I was within my return period I thought I would take "one" for the team and opt for the 4s at $99, saving $165. Plus now I save $180 per year by having an iPhone.

    Whew . . . I have resigned myself to this iPhone and I am not happy about it at all. There is nothing wrong with it, but it doesn't even come close to the Maxx HD. If I could have a do over I would eat the $15 per month and call it good. Others have listed the attributes of the phone so I won't do it again, but I will say it is a great device. Even better than the formidable GS3, IMO.

    I have a line upgrade eligible in January. Unless there is something significantly better than the Maxx HD I will be going back to it and paying an extra $15 per month. The good news at least is that the iPhone has high resale value, which will pay for the HD. Hopefully the price will be lowered by then as well.

    As an FYI, the app we are using for work is Good for Enterprise.


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    Wow! That is crazy... my long lost brother :-) Sounds just like me. My wife gets so aggrevated at me as well! She says "why don't you just stay with the iphone, you always go back to it." She's right but I just can't help myself! I started with the OG Droid, then traded that for a BB, traded that for the DINC, traded that for the X2, bought the iphone 4. I had that the 4 the longest (16 months). I then used my upgrade in July to get the Maxx, exchanged that 2 weeks later for the S3. A month later traded on craigslist for the 4S. I thougt I learned my lesson after that... apparently not becasue here I am three months later thinking of doing it all over again!

    We are going to give my daughter my 4S for Christmas and so now I need to decide on the iphone 5 or an Android device and I am leaning towards the Maxx HD. I buy my devices now through Best Buy and figure I can try the Maxx HD and if I miss the iphone I can exchange it for the 5 and be on my merry way... at least for a few months :-)

    Thanks for the input. Glad to see I'm not the only crazy one, lol!!
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    You ain't any crazier than the rest of us. Lmao

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    Quote Originally Posted by bgl321 View Post
    Wow! That is crazy... my long lost brother :-) Sounds just like me. My wife gets so aggrevated at me as well! She says "why don't you just stay with the iphone, you always go back to it." She's right but I just can't help myself! I started with the OG Droid, then traded that for a BB, traded that for the DINC, traded that for the X2, bought the iphone 4. I had that the 4 the longest (16 months). I then used my upgrade in July to get the Maxx, exchanged that 2 weeks later for the S3. A month later traded on craigslist for the 4S. I thougt I learned my lesson after that... apparently not becasue here I am three months later thinking of doing it all over again!

    We are going to give my daughter my 4S for Christmas and so now I need to decide on the iphone 5 or an Android device and I am leaning towards the Maxx HD. I buy my devices now through Best Buy and figure I can try the Maxx HD and if I miss the iphone I can exchange it for the 5 and be on my merry way... at least for a few months :-)

    Thanks for the input. Glad to see I'm not the only crazy one, lol!!
    HaHa - I gave you the short version. Last summer, (2011) we switch from AT&T to VZW. Only with ATT for a year. iPhone 3gs - iPhone 4 on VZ. Bought at Best Buy with 45 day exchange policy. Returned iPhone 4 for Droid Charge, returned for LG Revolution, Returned for iPhone 4, returned for Droid Charge. TIME IS UP!!! Fast forward to 10/14/11 - stand in line for iPhone 4s. Kept it until the GS3 this May. I gave my 4s to my wife and her 4 to my daughter.

    Before AT&T we were with Sprint where I did the BB thing, several Palm Treos, etc. If I had only half the money I have blown on phones, computers, etc, I could take a month long vacation to the South Pacific!!!
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    Odd question but does the Maxx HD come with headphones?
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    Nope lol I was like uh were they at?
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    I will making to jump once again back to Android for the Maxx HD! It will be my Christmas present from my kids So I have to wait another month but it will make it that much sweeter!! Thanks for the input!
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    I've had several android phones before but have been using the iPhone 4s for the last several months until getting the Maxx HD.

    What's better about the Razr:
    -call quality and reception
    -maps/navigation - *tons* better on android. This was one of the main reasons I switched back. iOS6 maps/nav just sucks.
    -open OS/more customizable
    -screen resolution
    -battery life is awesome

    Better on my 4s:
    -camera is noticeably better
    -IPS screen
    -iOS - consistent rock solid stability. I've always had more little quirks/hang ups with android. Android can take a bit more effort to get set up "just right."
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    Quote Originally Posted by bgl321 View Post
    I've bounced back and forth between the iphone and android devices for the last couple years. Just can't make up my mind. I always end up buying/trying Android but then go back to the iphone. So it's time again I suppose. I have had my eye on the Maxx HD. Had the OG Droid and other Moto phones so Moto has always been my Android choice. Anyone else out there coming from an iphone and if so what are your thoughts on the Maxx HD? Thanks for reading!

    i came from iphone 4 and 5, to the s3 and now the the razr maxx HD. In my opinion, I think the s3 has a slight edge over the maxx HD in terms of user experience. However the HD is touted to have excellent battery life (which is what matters most to me).

    iOS is optimized for the hardware in which it runs on so "it just works" and is "polished". However, with hardware specs advancing, android os has finally caught up to iOS. I think the next iphone will be deciding factor in apple's fate.

    im currently using the razr HD maxx.
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    My 2 cents; I'm not a "jumper" like some of you, lol, my wife and I have had iPhones starting with the 3g and recently the 4s. For me at least I knew Android was out there but never bothered to look into it content with the iPhone. We're each going to have different reasons, mine started with Apple being thugs against Gawker/Gizmodo in 2009 and then last years awful keynote speech and then this years absolutely atrocious keynote speech. I think also early adopters Android wasn't quit there and now with ICS and JB Android has taken huge steps forward.

    Now that I'm with Android I question why I didn't switch sooner, my wife and I will never look back. Picked up my friends 4s yesterday and it felt tiny, I was trying to find the back button and the settings/menu button. In fact I was trying everything you can't do on an iPhone, lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zapfrog View Post
    Now that I'm with Android I question why I didn't switch sooner, my wife and I will never look back. Picked up my friends 4s yesterday and it felt tiny, I was trying to find the back button and the settings/menu button. In fact I was trying everything you can't do on an iPhone, lol.
    I agree with the last part you wrote about iphone feeling tiny and trying to find the buttons.

    However in regards to your first comment about not going back to iphone- I thought the same thing initially, but don't count apple out just yet! They made changes to their senior management that should benefit them alot. They have one more chance to get it right, otherwise their finished....
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    Quote Originally Posted by rbess1965 View Post
    It's not that bad. People make it sound worse than it is. Go take some text shots in your local store and you'll see that your family memories will be just fine:-)


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    Quote Originally Posted by diegoesk View Post
    I agree with the last part you wrote about iphone feeling tiny and trying to find the buttons.

    However in regards to your first comment about not going back to iphone- I thought the same thing initially, but don't count apple out just yet! They made changes to their senior management that should benefit them alot. They have one more chance to get it right, otherwise their finished....
    You can never count Apple out but they've always been about style over substance. There Macs have always contained hardware that was either dated or off the shelf from Tiger Direct/Newegg, etc yet they charged a premium. Sure they pushed smart phones and mp3 players to the masses with their styling but you can only ride a tired horse for so long. Tim Cook and company keep making blunder after blunder, they lose their cases over seas and bits and pieces of the case here in the US keep getting over turned. On December 7th we'll see if the whole case against Samsung gets over turned as it should. Jury tampering, patent abuse, and now Samsung wants to present evidence that they held the ideas and patents first before Apple. Here in the US Apple has lost against Motorola Mobility, Google, Cisco Systems, and VirnetX to name a few and more losses are coming.

    And why on earth would you go against Samsung who make about 80-85% of the parts in your phone?!?! Samsung has already pulled the plug for the display components for the iPhone with more to follow I'm sure. What ever Tim Cook is smoking he needs to stop, and stop now.
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    Just got my Maxx HD. Loving it so
    far! Thanks for all the input.

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