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need some quick help re VZ Gnex vs Droid Maxx
Sorry for the cross-post from the new member forum, but I've only got 4 hours to decide whether to swap my VZ Gnex for a Maxx. Here's the cross-post.
Been lurking heavily since I got my Verizon Galaxy Nexus 14 days ago (thanks for all the helpful advice).
I thought I'd talked the salesman into dropping $100 off the $299 price by telling him I was probably going to buy the $149 Nexus through Amazon. Two days later, VZ cut the price to $199, so my deal wasn't such a deal after all, and the salesman knew it - he gave me some run-around about needing to bring new inventory in and tried to get me to let them mail me a $199 phone that would arrive three days later. Instead, I said I had to walk with the phone, and a manager made it happen by scanning in a newly-priced unit.
While that sorta irked me (it shouldn't have - I know salespeople can't tell customers not to buy devices because the price is going to drop), what irks me is the device itself. Terrible lag time when I switch signals, intermittent 3G (much less 4G) signal at my house, when other VZ devices get a strong signal, and even the WiFi signal from my E4200 Dual-band router drops off more quickly (on both the 5 and 2.5 WiFi bands) than other devices which are the same distance and location. Lastly, after some practice, maybe I could get my battery to last longer, but right now it's awful (heavy user here). I have not rooted and am running stock 4.02 that came with my device.
I have 4 hours before my restock 14-day period ends.
I've done lots of reading on the Droid Maxx, which is allegedly scheduled for a 5/21 ICS update (based on my HTC Incredible Froyo>Gingerbread experience, I take all VZ schedules with a grain of salt). So - if you've read this far, should I pay the $35 restock fee and get a Maxx, even with rumors that a Gnex ICS update is imminent?
Thanks for any advice.
PS - I freaking love the Nexus - so much fun to play around with - it's just the signal and battery issues that are pushing me towards a swap.