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    Default Concensus - MAXX HD or SIII

    Hey All - had an HTC TBOLT forever but went 64GB iPHone 5 on VZW when it was released in the fall. Overall the migration experience is pretty good. Apps are great, Apple Maps not so much; but the google stack is pretty good on IOS. Personal hot spot is trash when compared to android MHS - much more stupid on iOS; no tuning options. Also lost sumultaneous voice/data. Bought my wife an S3 recently and am missing some screensize. Considering selling my iP5 and picking up a cheap MAXX HD ot S3 but stil have concerns about lack of updates from Google/VZW. Won't buy another HTC after the TBOLT debacle and NoteII is just too giant. VZW GNEX I'd consider but still not supported by VZW w lagging updates; signal issues and crap camera. TIA for any feedback on these 2 handsets.
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    I had both and I liked the Maxx HD better. It had a better radio, battery life, no BT issues, and the Moto launcher is much better than Touchwiz. In the end I ended up with a Note2, but I would go back to the Maxx HD if I wanted a smaller screen.


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    i must have done research for 2 months straight, SIII actually didnt end up in my top 3. it ended up being between note 2, DNA, and Maxx HD. DNA has poor internal storage and comparatively weak battery. Note 2 is definately a viable option, and perhaps better for the right person, too big for me. I couldnt be happier with my Maxx HD, ive had it for 2 months now, i have push notifications for everything, leave gps, wifi, and 4g on all day long, and i havent been able to run the battery below 25 percent in a 24 hour day no matter how heavy i use it, solid, dependable, and plenty fast (although im not a gamer)
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    Anything but samsung!

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    I use them both. I like the screen on the S3 better than the Maxx HD. It's just better. Call clarity and so forth is a tossup, both are excellent. The native SMS app on the Maxx is better. Touchwiz vs whatever Moto uses doesn't matter. I use Nova launcher. Performance of the S3 is better. Battery of the MaxxHD is awesome and often overrules the performance and screen of the S3, although I do have an extended battery for the S3 which puts it on par with the Maxx, but it sure isn't as pocketable. I can't wait for the Samsung extended batter to hit the US. So I guess in terms of fun to use, it's the S3. In terms of ability as a communication device to carry all day, it's the Maxx. When I'm not traveling and have constant access to charging I carry the S3. If I didn't have the Maxx I'd use the extended battery on the S3 and be happy.
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    Personally I think it comes down to how much you use your phone and how much you want to use the features. There's no disputing the fact that the Mass has the better battery.
    Smart phones now have so many features and settings that make life easier. Why not have a phone that gives you the battery life to use them all? What good is feature X, Y, or Z if you have to disable it just to make it through a full day?
    That's why I went with the Maxx HD. I can use all the features all the time and not have to worry about plugging my phone in before bed (sometimes not plugging it in for a couple days).
    Yes, the SIII has slight edge in performance and screen, but the Maxx gives peace of mind knowing you will always have enough battery. Processing power or pixels per inch mean nothing if your phone is dead.
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    i had the razr maxx and moved to the s3 whenever it came out and i was worried about battery life . but for me it was a total non issue i never had a problem making through the day with the s3 . and the power save feature thats built in the s3 really does make a difference with battery life and doesnt hurt performance in a noticible way . for me i will never go back to any moto phone .
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    Thanks for the feedback on these 2. Is there any list of NFC interop between these anywhere? SBEAM for photo sharing seems nice - wife has done a bunch recently
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    YOu can't beat the battery life on the Maxx!
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    Like many I have both. If I was forced to keep one it would be the S3 hands down. If the S3 packed a super sized battery out the gate then, it wouldn't be close. The S3's performance and screen are distinctively better. And i feel the fun factor is much higher. Do not get me wrong i like the Maxx HD but that's primarily due to its exceptional battery life. The quality feel is exceptionally high as well.

    Again, based on my daily experiences with both, the S3 gets the nod for me.

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    Wife has S3, I have maxx hd. In using both I've not really seen the performance to be better on either. I like the feel of maxx in my hand, screen is more than ample and battery kicks ****. Nothing with S3 really wows me. In fact I've considered buying wife a maxx hd and sell her S3.

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    To add to my previous - One thing I really like about the S3 over the MaxxHD, besides the screen, is the GLASS on the screen. It's just much slicker and less draggy than the HD. It's like a waxed vs unwaxed car. You don't really notice how much better it is to use until you go back to the S3 from the HD.
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    Updates really don't matter. Many, including me, we're happier with ICS on their Maxx HD than with JB.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Adawg1203 View Post
    Like many I have both. If I was forced to keep one it would be the S3 hands down. If the S3 packed a super sized battery out the gate then, it wouldn't be close. The S3's performance and screen are distinctively better. And i feel the fun factor is much higher. Do not get me wrong i like the Maxx HD but that's primarily due to its exceptional battery life. The quality feel is exceptionally high as well.

    Again, based on my daily experiences with both, the S3 gets the nod for me.
    When I was researching what I was going to upgrade to and after reading about the quadcore processor, i went into best buy and saw my 1st quadcore on the note 2 and i guess i was expecting the phone to jump out of my hands and fly around the room or something, but after a while of flipping through the screens and opening anything that would, i had the thought: i mean its fast but comparing quad vs dual core felt like testing driving... say a ferrari vs a lexus both 10 miles over the speed limit, sure the ferrari is faster but i have no access to an autobahn.
    i guess what im saying is, extra processors and RAM don't seem tangible to me, the way battery life does. For the SIII fans or people saying other phones are faster or more fun, could you provide a tangible example of how this extra speed shows up (serious question, not rhetorical or trying to be a smartass). Does this difference only pertain to serious gamers? I still have til the end up this month if i want to exchange my maxx hd and just want to make sure I'm not missing anything. TIA for any advice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeLip View Post
    To add to my previous - One thing I really like about the S3 over the MaxxHD, besides the screen, is the GLASS on the screen. It's just much slicker and less draggy than the HD. It's like a waxed vs unwaxed car. You don't really notice how much better it is to use until you go back to the S3 from the HD.
    I have compared both and honestly don't see a real difference. Glass on my Maxx HD is really smooth, not sure difference being any smoother would make in real use.


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    Quote Originally Posted by edneum2 View Post
    i guess what im saying is, extra processors and RAM don't seem tangible to me, the way battery life does.
    Well said.... Theoretical vs practical vs actual.... 99.9% of users wouldn't notice the difference.

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    What are you doing with the phone? Do you like to root? Do you like aosp? How about camera?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob61 View Post
    I have compared both and honestly don't see a real difference. Glass on my Maxx HD is really smooth, not sure difference being any smoother would make in real use.


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    Try living with them both a while. It does make a difference.
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    Which screen feels smoother doesn't matter if the owner is using a screen protector.
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    Quote Originally Posted by piizzadude View Post
    What are you doing with the phone? Do you like to root? Do you like aosp? How about camera?
    my first smartphone was a droid X w/ contract 2yrs ago (surprise christmas present from my wife). this past september approaching upgrade was gonna be the first cell phone purchase on my buck so i started researching, prior to, had never seen a forum, didn't knew what rooting was, still no personal experience with rooting, just what i've read. definately not a developer, just got highly invested in researching my first smartphone purchase. camera is important but i use my SLR more, so phone camera is not crucial. i guess what i want from the phone is to 'get things done' ; not strictly business but not overly concerned for graphics-heavy games. important things: things like, maps/navigation, social media, news, email, all setup just how i like them. wish i could be more concise, but hope that conveys the gist of what i'm looking to do with the phone. thanks so much for any input
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    Perfect.

    Either phone will do what you want to do then. So it comes down to newer hardware and the likely hood of getting that one extra upgrade in vs the extras that come from the manufacturer.

    Battery life does play into this a little I will give maxx users that. They get great life out of that monster. Negating that though is the fact that with the sgs3, you can carry a spare and replace it if needed (or if the battery dies totally, which is rare). For a single charge, maxx is the winner. Overall on battery it is a push. I do get great life out of my sgs3, 14 hours or so.

    I have to say that I am not all that well versed with moto blur but I am sure that the sgs3 has more features baked it. Yes it is ugly but I use apex launcher.

    The Multi window function, smart stay, camera extras all make it more worth more to be than the moto. I know moto tries to stay close to stock, and smart actions are nice and very useful, but I will still take the sgs3

    Next up is the hardware. The maxx HD has newer hardware, but it isn't that big a leap. Still the edge has to go to moto.

    Samsung has proven that updates really aren't their thing. A few of their phone have missed out on updates they should have gotten. Yes I am looking at you atrix. They also have a bit of history screwing the consumer. Yes I am referring to the original RAZR, that got trumped by the maxx what a month after release? They should have been at the same time.

    Samsung is getting much better at updates, though both phones will suffer at Verizon's hands, and keep supporting the older phones. The sgs2 is getting jb if I remember right.

    I am giving the edge to samsung in the software and support department.

    If you do decide to root and rom, the samsung is easier and there is a larger dev community.

    Overall if I am given these two choices, I would take the sgs3. They both do what you need and do it well. The sgs3 has more going for it now and in the long run.

    What I would do overall is wait. If your phone is doing what you need for now, see what is coming at the end of next month and when the sgs4 is announced and decide from there.

    The battery life and features on the next gen are going to be out of this world.


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    The thought that battery life is a push is ludicrous. Complete loss of credibility to the author of that statement.
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    Like you I was torn between the two. I came from the iPhone 4. I did all the research, read reviews, asked questions, but what it really came down to was how they each felt and functioned in MY hands. I personally felt the Maxx had a more solid build to it. It really came down to the keyboard. I text a lot and could simply reach all the letters better and type faster on the Maxx. Yes the screen difference is only .1 inches, but the Maxx has the on screen buttons next to the keyboard which essentially shorten the keyboard up a bit. I'm not sure if that has since changed in the SIII with the update to JB.
    I'd really recommend holding both, texting or typing a fake email, whatever before making your choice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by whatwhat View Post
    The thought that battery life is a push is ludicrous. Complete loss of credibility to the author of that statement.
    BS I explained why. On a single charge the maxx wins, but I can carry two batteries and swap them out if I need to.

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    That involves cost and awareness of your charge. Being able to do anything without worrying about the battery or buying and carrying one around is priceless
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