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    Default Crud, rescue me from my waffling . . . :(

    bradenfontaine, et al, I need an intervention . . I have wanted and waited for a razr maxx black friday deal to come along and now all of a sudden I actually get to go in a store (I live in the boonies) and I'm thinking "heck, this galaxy nexus is nice and feels good in my hand and its only $29." . . . I know you guys are big fans, somebody talk me off the ledge, I'm pretty sure I'd rather have battery life and smart actions etc, but . . . arrrgggghhh

    Thanks for letting me get this off my chest =)
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    Default Re: Crud, rescue me from my waffling . . . :(

    Wirefly is offering the maxx with the bedside/media dock . . anybody have one that can comment on it?
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    Default Re: Crud, rescue me from my waffling . . . :(

    Can't believe I am going to say this.... I love my Nexus but there are times during the work week where I wish I had the MAXX. Wish I had both. But for work reasons I need my phone to last all day. I see the battery life my father in law gets on his MAXX that he bought based on my recommendation.

    If battery is mission critical go with the MAXX. Or carry two extra batteries with you like I do now. With my two extra batteries I can make it all day even when going straight to my sons practice after work.

    Plus my Verizon Nexus feels like a Nexus stepchild. I was running custom Roms. Due to needing my phone for work now my customization has stopped. I will say some of the kernels/ ROMS did have better battery life.

    Hope that helps. Enjoy whatever you get.


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    Maxx =maximum RF signal. You said you live in boonies right? Unless your under a tower. Love my Maxx and feel its still relevant after near a year and on into 2013. That said, the DNA trip your trigger at all? If I broke my Maxx I'd at least consider DNA.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cbreze View Post
    Maxx =maximum RF signal. You said you live in boonies right? Unless your under a tower. Love my Maxx and feel its still relevant after near a year and on into 2013. That said, the DNA trip your trigger at all? If I broke my Maxx I'd at least consider DNA.
    I like the dna but not sure about battery life, only 11 gb, costs much more than maxx, and I don't know if the htc sense would bug me I kinda like what moto has done with its light skin.
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    Quote Originally Posted by revtech View Post
    I like the dna but not sure about battery life, only 11 gb, costs much more than maxx, and I don't know if the htc sense would bug me I kinda like what moto has done with its light skin.
    I've never liked moto's oem UI. I've always used a custom, currently using TSF shell, awesome UI and launcher. In any case a third party launcher would over ride the sense BS. That sense is so old, can't understand why it hasn't been updated. Never did care for that giant clock and weather combo. When the DNA becomes root able then we'll really have something.
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    Oh man. Anything but the nexus. I had a nexus, horrible. If you live in the boonies don't expect to get ANY signal with the nexus, I live in a major metro and I still got no 4G and 2 bars of 3g where I not get full 4g with the maxx.

    The build quality is also way better on the razr, it's not all cheap and plastic-y feeling like Samsung is known for

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    Thanks . . All replys are welcome but I like hearing from you and braden and other fans i see regularly . . Do you have that dock thingy or know anyone that does? The maxx is 45 on amazon and 70 on wirefly but that comes with the dock.

    Btw you're almost up to 1000 posts =)
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    Default Re: Crud, rescue me from my waffling . . . :(

    I know this doesn't count, but I had the Nexus S (Sprint), the baby sibling to the Galaxy Nexus, and loved the screen, loved the feel of it, but compared to my Maxx, the speaker sucked, the earpiece volume sucked, the thing rebooted randomly at least once a week (stock), and the wifi antenna was weak! I'm assuming that because they are both Samsung-based, that you might run into some of the same things I ran into with my Nexus S, with the Galaxy Nexus.
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    Personally, id shoot for the Maxx HD. If that is out of the price range, stick with the Maxx. I hear everyday on many forums complaints about battery life. That is the selling factor for the maxx. The build quality is superb, radios are strong, and the custom roming is still going strong. Heck they have Jelly Bean roms out right now for our phones! Granted I would call them beta, it is still better than some who will never come off ICS. Now, if you care about timely updates straight from Google, and dont mind not being on Verizon, get a nexus from Google Play, not Verizon. But youll regret it. Timely updates are not the almighty. Go with the Maxx, or Maxx HD. Dont settle for less brother.


    Everyone gets the itch to try something different. New phones are announced regularly, with bigger and brighter screens, faster processors, more ram, more memory, and new features. You will never be on top of the game for long. That is the tech industry. Read up. Read reviews. Not paid reviews, but user reviews. Find something that has the qualities that you need right now, not what is promised in an update.

    I personally believe I have found the phone that will last me my 2 year contract. Will I get an itch? Sure, everyone does. But I am happy with this. Anytime I get bored, I flash a different rom. And there are plenty to choose from. Re arrange your home screen. Look through our sticky for screen shots to get some ideas. The possibilities are endless. The radios are the best in any phone Ive owned, and Ive owned many. It is the lightest, thinnest, and biggest battery phone Ive ever touched. I believe Motorola is on to something with this line and I think they know it too. Like I said, if you have the $$$ get the Maxx HD, if not, go with the Maxx. I considered getting the HD, but then I reminded myself what I just told you. Head up, and read read read
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    Motorola did very well with ics and motoblur, it's just about as stock Android as you can get from any brand besides a true nexus, which the Verizon galaxy nexus isn't technically a true nexus, it's still loaded with bloat, and Verizon controls all updates just the same as they would for the maxx.

    I agree that if you can afford the maxx hd, then go for that, but if it's too much then the maxx is a very good phone and it has been confirmed to be getting jelly bean hopefully soon.

    I don't think you will be disappointed at all :beer:

    As for the dock, are you speaking of the lap dock? Personally I don't know anyone who has it, but I do know that after Motorola has stopped making them, so if that's something you want then you will have to get the maxx as the hd or anything after won't be compatible with it.
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    The Master has spoken. :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by carracerz14 View Post
    As for the dock, are you speaking of the lap dock?
    No, its just a dock that charges your phone and holds it at an angle for use as an alarm clock; also has ports for hdmi out and ext speakers. I found a place to read up on it and doesn't seem to be that big of a deal, I don't plan to stream hdmi from my phone to my tv and I don't need it at a special angle on my bedside . . I guess to me it seems just as easy to just plug it in =).

    Quote Originally Posted by bradenfontaine View Post
    Head up, and read read read
    Yeah, I've done that, sometimes I just don't trust myself and helps me to hear others with real-world experience echo what I'm thinking.

    Ok . . I didn't want to look stupid by asking . . but what does :beer: mean?
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    i am but a humble man, who has made many mistakes, and learned from them

    i wouldn't waste any money on the dock, does nothing special IMO.
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    It's a beer! Cheers! Lmao

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    One more post to go carracerz14 . . . how will you use it?
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    I will use it to spread the word of my people!


    Well shoot. There goes that... Never mind

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    Congratulations! :beer: =)
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    Default Re: Crud, rescue me from my waffling . . . :(

    braden. . . so I read your articles on rooting etc, if I were to get the maxx hd I'm guessing that some of the stuff you get by custom rom'ing would then be stock for the hd? And if I wanted to be rooted for other reasons the process would be different, right?
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    Well, it depends what rom you use. In the thread we made we used arctic hd (which will soon be updated as arctic is looking dead) as the base rom, which uses the maxx hd launcher and circle widget, so yes that would be stock on the hd. But rooting is far more powerful that just roming, so if you like the stock look you can still root and keep it stock without flashing a rom and still reap the benefits of being rooted such as using root apps like sd maid pro, titanium backup, and using safestrap to create backups of your rom.

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    So I can root, then get rid of the vzw garbage, and still run it as though it were stock if I wanted and nothing would seem different?
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    Default Re: Crud, rescue me from my waffling . . . :(

    Yes. You could use titanium to get rid of the bloat but if you do that you won't be able to take ota updates (actually I don't know if you can even if you're just rooted).

    But in ics and jb there's a feature to disable the bloatware, so you don't even have to root your can disable it and it hides it from the app drawer and doesn't use any resources.

    OR you can root and flash a debloated rom(my favorite choice) which is why we used arctic hd in our thread. A lot of times developers will create a stock rom that has every bit of bloat removed and then they add their own features that make it even better and faster than stock.

    So you have a couple options you can use

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    check this out for some ideas, im thinking of replacing Arctic HD in the write up to this, as long as i have a general consensus.

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    I looked at that Braden. Looks good i haven't got a chance to flash it yet as my hd just went in my laptop. In putting a new in in tonight so I'll flash tomorrow afternoon

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