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Re: HTC One (M8) vs Droid Maxx
Let's take these one at a time:
Originally Posted by doogan123
1. I was an HTC guy before becoming a Moto guy. I love the ability to change the Moto phones without having to go through S this and Lock that crap. It's much more difficult to root an HTC phone than a Moto phone, so keep that in mind, but if it's just a business phone, you probably don't want to root it, so you won't find that annoying. I came from the Maxx HD and one thing I noticed off the bat is that the lagging is not there with the M8. My Maxx HD was laggy and froze constantly. I had to reboot it daily to get rid of the freezing. It hasn't been a problem with the M8.
2. Battery Life is sub Razr Maxx. As I said, I had the Maxx HD, but I'm assuming that you could go all-day and then some with the Droid Maxx. I'm finding that I can just squeeze out a day before the phone battery reaches the magical 15%. That's where I stop using it and plug it in. With the Maxx HD, I'd normally have 25-30% left over after a days use.
3. It'll roam anywhere your current phone roams.
4. As for Hotspot, are you still on unlimited data? If so, you'll have to pony up $30 per month for hotspot, or look for a way around it by hacking the M8. If you're not unlimited and you're on a tiered plan, then no, you don't pay extra for the hotspot in the states.
5. I routinely move from one open app to another with 0 issues. It's ready for whatever multitasking you put it through, but then again, so are most of the newer phones. Remember the Maxx is an older phone and the newer phones have the newer processors, so multitasking hurts the Maxx.
6. More Bloatware? Yes. YES!! By far, way more bloatware. There's now a Verizon and HTC apps that are preloaded on the M8. Your Maxx only had some of the VZW crud, but the M8 has a lot of it. One thing that works to HTC's advantage is they let you hide that stuff and it doesn't impact the performance any. So, this isn't a deal breaker, but be advised, there's a lot of setup time getting all the bloatware hidden.
7. Samsung sucks. Stay away from all things Samsung
I had the HTC Droid Incredible years ago. It's still my number 1 favorite phone of all time. I love that phone. The HTC One M8 is a nice phone, but I'm not in love. I really enjoyed the Maxx HD until they went to 4.1. Then it became a piece of poo. Laggy, constant rebooting trying to fix freezing etc.
I had a G2 since last year and I have to say, it's a really great phone. So much of a great phone, that I was almost in love with it as I was with the Dinc. Why don't I still use it? Because the hotspot is so great that it's now our house phone and we run our Home Internet off it. And wifey said it stays home. I liked that phone so much, I almost got another one to replace my Maxx HD. However, I just couldn't see dropping $550 for a new LG G2, when I could have a M8 for $600. But, I'll be taking a really hard look at the G3 when it comes out in a few months. I might just have to make another change then.
So, from one Moto guy to another, do I tell you to get the M8? Probably not. I'd tell you to hold off until the G3 comes out, then make a call. You're problem is that you have to have a phone now. For that reason, I'd say the M8 is better than your Droid Maxx. I can assure you of that. But, don't count the G2 out. It's a great little phone and comparable to your Maxx. And it has great battery life too. If I were in your shoes, I'd probably move to the G2, just because I have a lust for that phone and not so much for my M8.