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    Default Still debating...

    I had the original razr maxx and loved it. I went to the note 2 back in january. I love the note 2, but ive always liked motorola.. with the moto x and the new droid maxx coming out im leaning back towards one of those two. The maxx of course having an even bigger battery is a big point, as I have been spoiled to phones that last all day and half the night. (My note 2's battery actually does great)
    The problem I have now is if the droid maxx has most of the same features as the moto x, or if the new tech in the moto x actually makes the battery last all day.
    Choices choices! Either way I hope motorola does well with the new phones! I just cant decide which of the two I want!

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    The first official review ive seen on the Moto X was through CNET and put it's battery life on a par with the Galaxy S4 and HTC One. Very good, but not on a par with the much larger capacity of the Droid Maxx.
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    Yeah, and I dont really have user experiance withe s4 or the one. I have to go by what im used to, which is the razr maxx and my note2, both of which do great.
    I have a feeling whichever one I decide I will kind of want the other one too! Shame there isnt a moto x maxx lol

    Thanks for posting the review, very good. Ive gotten over the arguments about the phones cores, moto just took a different approach.. I hope it works for them

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    Last edited by russel5150; 08-04-2013 at 09:59 AM.
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    In the end its all about battery life. If your phone battery dies you can't use the phone for anything. That's the only reason I don't plan to get the S4 even though I prefer Samsung devices. I'm leaning towards then Droid Maxx because I want a smaller device but it must last all day with no questions asked.

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    I'm in the same boat. I have the Note 2 but would like something smaller and am up for an upgrade now. I loved the Note 2 at first but after 6 months the size is wearing on me.

    I am thinking I will get the Maxx. I want something easier to use with one hand, has great battery life, but also has a great display. I need 32gb (on Verizon) so that rules out the x for now.

    I wish reviews were out for the maxx. That would make the decision easier.
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    Im on Verizon, I have a whike to go before an upgrade, so ill have to save up n hope I find a go9d machine at the casino I guess lol. Im kind of the same way with my note2.. I love it and inlove the size.. but its size is starting to wear on me a bit. I still love getting ribbed about carrying a tablet for a phone tho lol

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    Im leaning towards the Maxx as well. Have a Rezound now, and I'm not interested in the HTC One, tired of Sense. Considering the S4 because I do have a Note 10.1 and love the multi screen aspect of it, though I'm not sure it will beas good on a small screen.

    Excited to try the maxx live. A few good videos on Youtube, but really need to play with it.
    As many have pointed out, for me some of the points and against each.
    S4...
    Pro: removable micro sd, removable battery, 1080p, multi screen, quick access settings (only pro to touchwiz?)
    Cons: Laggy ui, touchwiz (prefer nova even on both Rezound and 10.1), battery life, build

    Maxx
    Pro: Battery, wireless charging, ui (specifically the always on gn), build
    Cons: 720p, no sd slot, possibly the fact that battery isn't removable...but maybe with the 3300...that is just not a factor anymore.

    Thoughts?


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    Last edited by GPilot650; 08-04-2013 at 12:32 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GPilot650 View Post
    Im leaning towards the maxx as well. Have a rezound now, and I'm not interested in the HTC One, tired of Sense. Considering the S4 because I do have a Note 10.1 and love the multi screen aspect of it, though I'm not sure it will beas good on a small screen.

    Excited to try the maxx live. A few good videos on Youtube, but really need to play with it.
    As many have pointed out, for me some of the points and against each.
    S4...
    Pro: removable micro sd, removable battery, 1080p, multi screen, quick access settings (only pro to touchwiz?)
    Cons: Laggy ui, touchwiz (prefer nova even on both Rezound and 10.1), battery life

    Maxx
    Pro: Battery, wireless charging, ui?
    Cons: 720p, no sd slot, possibly the fact that battery isn't removable...but maybe with the 3300...that is just not a factor anymore.

    Thoughts?


    -g-
    The Droid Maxx actually has a 3500 mah battery. The old Maxx phones had a 3300. A removable battery is completely unnecessary with a battery that size. The lack of SD at first bothered me but at this point I don't care.

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    Personally I'm not concerned about the 720p screen, as compared to 1080p screens. My eyes can't tell that much difference, and the savings in battery life are more important to me.

    I'd like to see how it feels in the hand. Coming from the Note 2 I'd like it to be something I can comfortably use with one hand.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eclipse2K View Post
    The Droid Maxx actually has a 3500 mah battery. The old Maxx phones had a 3300. A removable battery is completely unnecessary with a battery that size. The lack of SD at first bothered me but at this point I don't care.

    Sent from my Samsung Galaxy Note II
    Compared to my Rezound...I'm ecstatic about either, but 3500 is awesome!

    -g-
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    Quote Originally Posted by GPilot650 View Post
    Compared to my Rezound...I'm ecstatic about either, but 3500 is awesome!

    -g-
    You should be. I was getting somewhere around 6 hours of screen time on 4G with the original Maxx and still had 30% battery. The HD Maxx was even better. And this should be even better then that.

    // Battery life varies in the type of usage. Screen time will vary based on other things. Still love the idea of all day battery with no worries.

    Sent from my Samsung Galaxy Note II
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    The 720 screen doesnt bother me.. my screen on my note2 is awesome.. except in sunlight. . But ive never had a phone that did well in brigjt sunlight

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    Quote Originally Posted by russel5150 View Post
    The 720 screen doesnt bother me.. my screen on my note2 is awesome.. except in sunlight. . But ive never had a phone that did well in brigjt sunlight

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    The Note II screen is probably going to look better then the Droid Maxx.

    Sent from my Samsung Galaxy Note II
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    Quote Originally Posted by russel5150 View Post
    The problem I have now is if the droid maxx has most of the same features as the moto x, or if the new tech in the moto x actually makes the battery last all day.
    Choices choices! Either way I hope motorola does well with the new phones! I just cant decide which of the two I want!

    Sent from my SCH-I605 using AC Forums mobile app
    Well, even with the technology, the 2 phones are still rated by Moto as I think 28 and 48h battery life. So the technology can't compete with the much larger battery.
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    How about this deal??
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    Quote Originally Posted by still1 View Post
    How about this deal??
    That's a sweet deal for the Maxx. Only thing giving me pause is giving up my unlimited data, but with my corp discount going to a 5gb plan would only add about $12 a month to my bill and I might be able to get by with just 2Gb since I only go over that once and a while. Very tempted to grab this deal.

    Has anybody pre-ordered from wirefly before? Do you get the phone on release day like when ordering from Verizon or is their a delay?
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    They Fedex the phone to you so figure 2 days after the release day.
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    I went online and canceled my pre-order through verizon and signed up with wirefly this afternoon. Painless.
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    Me, too. Still1 gets a free beer when I meet him/her. Thank you thank you thank you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zorro1 View Post
    Me, too. Still1 gets a free beer when I meet him/her. Thank you thank you thank you.
    Thanks for the beer :-) Glad I could help.
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    Quote Originally Posted by still1 View Post
    Thanks for the beer :-) Glad I could help.
    Nice find! Holy cow this just makes the decision that much harder

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    I've pre-ordered the Droid Maxx after reading a lot of early reviews of the Moto X and Droid Maxx. At first, I was aimed at the Moto X, but it was said to be a mid-range smartphone, not the "flagship" that the Droid Maxx is supposed to be. The deal breaker for the Moto X was a poor review of it's camera abilities. Granted 3rd party camera apps abound, but if quality isn't there to start with - no thanks. So far, I'm comfortable with the decision. Also, I like Motorola and was very happy with the Droid X, which has been in use ever since being released waaaay back when. I passed it to family members and it still does well, as does the Bionic that replaced it.

    Another negative for the Moto X is the operating system being released with it - not the latest Jelly Bean. That may change after release, but who wants to wait longer for the best and latest OS?

    Interesting that there are already cases available for the Moto X, but not the Droid Maxx. If you do a Google search for Droid Maxx, all you get is Razr Maxx and Razr Maxx HD. Going to be messy with the naming situation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Arelunde View Post
    I've pre-ordered the Droid Maxx after reading a lot of early reviews of the Moto X and Droid Maxx. At first, I was aimed at the Moto X, but it was said to be a mid-range smartphone, not the "flagship" that the Droid Maxx is supposed to be. The deal breaker for the Moto X was a poor review of it's camera abilities. Granted 3rd party camera apps abound, but if quality isn't there to start with - no thanks. So far, I'm comfortable with the decision. Also, I like Motorola and was very happy with the Droid X, which has been in use ever since being released waaaay back when. I passed it to family members and it still does well, as does the Bionic that replaced it.
    Just to be clear, the MAXX camera is the same as the Moto X camera. I agree with getting the MAXX, but not on the basis of the camera.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eclipse2K View Post
    The Note II screen is probably going to look better then the Droid Maxx.

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    They're both RGB so probably not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Honestabebread View Post
    They're both RGB so probably not.

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    I said that when I was hearing it was non-RGB. I keep going back and fourth with the idea of switching back to Motorola and it's driving me nuts. I think I need to wait for the Note 3 reveal before I make my final decision.

    Sent from my Samsung Galaxy Note II
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