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    Quote Originally Posted by CMRobinson View Post
    What do you do that battery life is such a concern? You don't watch movies, are sacrificing your love of audio, and giving up Sense for battery life? To do what, play Angry Birds on the toilet for 20 hours? Are you going to compare quadrant scores with your friends? What is so important about battery life that you're willing to give up all the rest?
    Why do you need more reasons? 20 hours of playing angry birds on the crapper isn't enough of a reason to ditch the Rezound, for you. He sounds like a man who has lifes priorities in good order if you ask me.
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    I think the main thing I wouldn't like about the MAXX is the camera. I use my phone as my digital camera (which is why I have a 4S for the time being). I've been debating on a Rezound or MAXX but the battery life of the Rezound and the camera of the MAXX are keeping me away. I had a Razr for about a month. I absolutely LOVED it - more so than the Nexus - but the battery was awful and the camera sucked. Now the battery issue is fixed but I don't know about the camera. It was so bloody slow.
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    I think the main thing I wouldn't like about the MAXX is the camera. I use my phone as my digital camera (which is why I have a 4S for the time being). I've been debating on a Rezound or MAXX but the battery life of the Rezound and the camera of the MAXX are keeping me away. I had a Razr for about a month. I absolutely LOVED it - more so than the Nexus - but the battery was awful and the camera sucked. Now the battery issue is fixed but I don't know about the camera. It was so bloody slow.
    It's their achilles heel, the most consistent and poorest feature of Moto phones, Maxx is no exception. Even the cameras on the Razr variants in Asia are abyssmal.
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    It's their achilles heel, the most consistent and poorest feature of Moto phones, Maxx is no exception. Even the cameras on the Razr variants in Asia are abyssmal.
    Yeah, that's kind of what I figured about it. That's the main reason I haven't gone back. That phone was a monster, but I don't have a camera and use my phone for it, and that camera was about as bad as one of my old flip phones it was so slow. If it was a stationary object, it was awesome. But kids, animals, etc., all move before that thing could take a picture. My DInc 2 was light years better. That's kind of why if I'm going to switch, I'm leaning more towards the Rezound with a spare battery.
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    the camera is the dealbreaker for me too. i have a great dslr but what do i have on me all the time? my phone. so it came time for it to take good pictures. best android camera is on the rezound.
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    I'm only curious because for a moment I considered the Razr. I have an upgrade and was seriously looking at something other than the Rezound. I just can't put the Razr over the Rezound if all you can say is, " I can watch my lesser screen, listen to Ho-hum music, and take poorer quality pictures longer than you because my battery is bigger." Let us know how it goes, best of luck?
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    Quote Originally Posted by CMRobinson View Post
    I'm only curious because for a moment I considered the Razr. I have an upgrade and was seriously looking at something other than the Rezound. I just can't put the Razr over the Rezound if all you can say is, " I can watch my lesser screen, listen to Ho-hum music, and take poorer quality pictures longer than you because my battery is bigger." Let us know how it goes, best of luck?
    Well, next time you're one a plane and you go to watch an HD movie on your awesome screen, and your battery dies 1/4 of the way through, or you try to snap a picture of a butterfly but it flew away while Sense hindered your camera app from opening quick enough, report back to us, mmmk?

    And listen to ho-hum music? You evidently have no idea what beats is and does. It's not the end-all to good sound quality.

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    Buy a portable battery. Good luck with the Razr. You were the one who said the Rezound was superior in audio quality, not me. My wife has a Bionic, so the Razr needs to be a pretty big step up from that.
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    Well, next time you're one a plane and you go to watch an HD movie on your awesome screen, and your battery dies 1/4 of the way through, or you try to snap a picture of a butterfly but it flew away while Sense hindered your camera app from opening quick enough, report back to us, mmmk?

    And listen to ho-hum music? You evidently have no idea what beats is and does. It's not the end-all to good sound quality.
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    Uggghhh.....pentile screen at it's worst. When I visited a Verizon B&M to make a decision between the gnex, rezound and razr, the razr was eliminated in about 30 seconds. Decision made.
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    Well, next time you're one a plane and you go to watch an HD movie on your awesome screen, and your battery dies 1/4 of the way through
    if on a plane or say a camping trip, i'll bring a New Trent with me. Or a spare battery.

    In those situations it's not really a problem to have average battery life because it's easy to plan ahead.
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    if on a plane or say a camping trip, i'll bring a New Trent with me. Or a spare battery.

    In those situations it's not really a problem to have average battery life because it's easy to plan ahead.
    So now, you have to bring your phone and an external/spare battery (as long as they're charged as well and you remember them, so more time needed to 'plan ahead'). Then you have a spare battery hanging off your phone by a cord, which will be fun to also hold if you make a phone call.

    But you're right, that's better/more convenient than a slim phone with a battery that will last the better part of two days.

    And CM, my comment was partially about beats, but included the lack of beats headphones. The beats EQ on the phone is a nice feature, but a good EQ from the market will be a suitable replacement.

    I understand the hate due to a post on the Rezound forums, saying I've decided on the MAXX, but I had been on here for a while with plans to get the Rezound and then debating the Rezound and the MAXX.

    Battery life is important to me. I am on Wifi a lot of the time, but when I'm not, I'm streaming music, playing games, listening to music, making calls, sending texts, email, some TV/movies, etc. With HTC's history of sh*t battery life (experienced first hand on my DInc, even though I was always able to be the exception, not the rule), I don't want to deal with that on a 4G power guzzler. I don't want a massive, extended battery jutting out of my pocket and I don't want to have to worry about carrying an extra battery of any type either.

    Again, to some, the MAXX screen may look like absolute crap, but to me it doesn't look that bad. As nice as the Rezound? No. But good enough? Yes.

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    Absolutely no hate from me, I'm just examining all angles in case you found something I missed. I'm an old hat at battery conservation having gone through an Incredible and a Thunderbolt. I will say that if the Rezound takes as big a step forward from the TB as the TB did from the Dinc as far as battery life is concerned, you will have made a mistake in choosing the Razr. My rooted TB could probably handle 14+ hours of moderate to heavy Facebook, text, and music for my workout without needing a charge. I expect the developers will work the same magic with the Rezound, given time. Will it last two days? Not just no, but NO. Why would you need it to? I wish you the best, hope you enjoy your phone, and if your feathers are ruffled, straighten them out, its just a Damn phone.
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    I love when people complain about the size of the phone.

    The 1980s are calling, they say suck it up:



    When did a candy bar phone become too big to fit in a pocket? I suppose complaining about the size of a cartoon of cigarettes is prudent now as well. Or the packs of chewing gum these days!

    I suppose it's in the name of consumerism and fashion. Can't understand that stuff myself, I purchased the phone on it's technical merits knowing that a smart phone will not have the kind of battery life the dumb phones of yesteryear had until there is significant improvement in battery technology. Then again, a few tweaks and I get a full 24 hours use out of the Rezound. In the end, I guess the OP has made their decision and we can let the thread die.
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    I love when people complain about the size of the phone.

    The 1980s are calling, they say suck it up:



    When did a candy bar phone become too big to fit in a pocket? I suppose complaining about the size of a cartoon of cigarettes is prudent now as well. Or the packs of chewing gum these days!

    I suppose it's in the name of consumerism and fashion. Can't understand that stuff myself, I purchased the phone on it's technical merits knowing that a smart phone will not have the kind of battery life the dumb phones of yesteryear had until there is significant improvement in battery technology. Then again, a few tweaks and I get a full 24 hours use out of the Rezound. In the end, I guess the OP has made their decision and we can let the thread die.
    Am I to assume that any phone that has to be transported in it's own 3 lbs. briefcase will have poor battery life.
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    Haha imagine if they made an extended battery for those phones! :P
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    Quote Originally Posted by xxfallacyxx View Post
    I love when people complain about the size of the phone.

    The 1980s are calling, they say suck it up:



    When did a candy bar phone become too big to fit in a pocket? I suppose complaining about the size of a cartoon of cigarettes is prudent now as well. Or the packs of chewing gum these days!

    I suppose it's in the name of consumerism and fashion. Can't understand that stuff myself, I purchased the phone on it's technical merits knowing that a smart phone will not have the kind of battery life the dumb phones of yesteryear had until there is significant improvement in battery technology. Then again, a few tweaks and I get a full 24 hours use out of the Rezound. In the end, I guess the OP has made their decision and we can let the thread die.
    A phone with that kind of battery life in a small form factor has come along, and it's not the one you bought. But, what you're saying is that as long as the features were better, you'd buy a phone that's this size (it will fit in your pocket, and isn't as big as those early 80's phones):



    And don't say, "We're talking about minor differences, not a major weight/size difference," as some of you are nit-picking over 'minor' differences in screen resolution and camera performance, which you claim are 'major' differences.

    And you can argue all you want, but phone weight and size does matter. Even HTC in their quarterly report noted that they are falling behind on form-factor and battery life of their cell phones, thus why they're creating that new 'task force' to improve on that. So you can argue til you're blue in the face that phone size doesn't matter, but it doesn't mean you're right.

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    You're right man, what can I say. I have no argument against the 25 gram (0.89oz) difference in weight between the RAZR MAXX and the Rezound. What can I say, it's probably only because I go to the gym that such a difference doesn't matter to me.

    If you've made your decision, why are you still here trying to justify it? Go buy and enjoy the phone and the RAZR MAXX forum.

    Also upon second thought I realize that the sarcasm in the beginning of my post probably carried on into the second half of my post, in which I was being serious. I do hope you enjoy the phone, and the RAZR MAXX forum. I see no reason for this discussion to continue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MA2GA28 View Post
    And don't say, "We're talking about minor differences, not a major weight/size difference," as some of you are nit-picking over 'minor' differences in screen resolution and camera performance, which you claim are 'major' differences.
    Whoa, whoa, whoa. Screen resolution is a minor difference?
    Yeah, nah. People don't buy new TVs for no reason, or see movies in the theater/Imax screens for no reason. Even Moto, as pathetic as their screens may be, are increasing their resolution into "qhd" territory.
    I understand you want to defend your choice, but you're not turning anyone's opinion by denying HD greatness.
    As for size, who really, honestly, actually cares about millimeters in difference? I mean, seriously, we're not measuring our wieners, here.
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    And you can argue all you want, but phone weight and size does matter.
    Correct, but only in the eyes and hand of an individual. You think your talking a size and weight issue when the real issue is battery form factor. That's the only upside for the Maxx battery wise.

    Quote Originally Posted by MA2GA28 View Post
    Even HTC in their quarterly report noted that they are falling behind on form-factor and battery life of their cell phones, thus why they're creating that new 'task force' to improve on that.
    User complaints prompted the "task force" statement. They continue releasing guzzlers w/ undersized batteries on LTE, knowing similiar battery mah sucked on 4g presdcessors. Then force the usage of extended batts. aftermarket, costing users more $$. When they should just incorporate more mah on the stock battery.

    Quote Originally Posted by MA2GA28 View Post
    So you can argue til you're blue in the face that phone size doesn't matter, but it doesn't mean you're right.
    It doesn't male you wrong, either.

    BTW, If you think the stock Maxx and it's 3300 mah battery is going to blow a debloated, Sense free UI, Rezound running a stock ICS ROM, a 2650mah battery, w/ conservative battery settings, clean out of the water. You're in for a wtf? moment. Enjoy your Maxx, aside from an abyssmal camera, it's a great Moto offering.
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    Whoa, whoa, whoa. Screen resolution is a minor difference?
    Yeah, nah. People don't buy new TVs for no reason, or see movies in the theater/Imax screens for no reason. Even Moto, as pathetic as their screens may be, are increasing their resolution into "qhd" territory.
    I understand you want to defend your choice, but you're not turning anyone's opinion by denying HD greatness.
    As for size, who really, honestly, actually cares about millimeters in difference? I mean, seriously, we're not measuring our wieners, here.
    I didn't mean in general. I meant small differences, like between the MAXX and Rezound. With a screen so small, and assuming you won't be holding it closer than a foot from your face, you'd be hard-pressed to notice much of a difference in resolution between the two screens. It'd be like trying to compare a 32 inch TV with 720p v. 1080p. Unless you are looking/viewing at a distance a lot closer than most people watch TV, the difference is negligible. Is one better than the other? Yes. But, at that screen size and normal viewing difference does it matter? No. Any expert in the field would not argue that point. The same goes with phones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MA2GA28 View Post
    I didn't mean in general. I meant small differences, like between the MAXX and Rezound. With a screen so small, and assuming you won't be holding it closer than a foot from your face, you'd be hard-pressed to notice much of a difference in resolution between the two screens. It'd be like trying to compare a 32 inch TV with 720p v. 1080p. Unless you are looking/viewing at a distance a lot closer than most people watch TV, the difference is negligible. Is one better than the other? Yes. But, at that screen size and normal viewing difference does it matter? No. Any expert in the field would not argue that point. The same goes with phones.
    We're not just talking resolution. We're talking ppi as well.
    I understand where you're coming from, trust me. But if you take a video you recorded or downloaded and watch it on the Rezound and on the RAZR, you're gonna notice the difference, without a doubt.
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    I didn't mean in general. I meant small differences, like between the MAXX and Rezound. With a screen so small, and assuming you won't be holding it closer than a foot from your face, you'd be hard-pressed to notice much of a difference in resolution between the two screens. It'd be like trying to compare a 32 inch TV with 720p v. 1080p. Unless you are looking/viewing at a distance a lot closer than most people watch TV, the difference is negligible. Is one better than the other? Yes. But, at that screen size and normal viewing difference does it matter? No. Any expert in the field would not argue that point. The same goes with phones.
    I have used the droid bionic which has a qHD screen, and i can tell you, I personally can easily tell the difference between qHD and HD. Of course, resolution depends on each person, some don't care, some think that it is important. I have a 26" higher than full hd monitor at home and the screen isn't as sharp as my Rezound.
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    We're not just talking resolution. We're talking ppi as well.
    I understand where you're coming from, trust me. But if you take a video you recorded or downloaded and watch it on the Rezound and on the RAZR, you're gonna notice the difference, without a doubt.
    Maybe the op is one of those people who does not care too much about resolution and sharpness. I know people who use lcd monitors at less than optimal resolution, and the text looks so blurry to me, but they seem happy and didn't want me to change the resolution.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dpham00 View Post
    Maybe the op is one of those people who does not care too much about resolution and sharpness. I know people who use lcd monitors at less than optimal resolution, and the text looks so blurry to me, but they seem happy and didn't want me to change the resolution.
    It's absolutely true, but personal opinion/tolerance doesn't change the fact that the Rezound's screen has a ppi rating of 342, vs the RAZR MAXX's rating of 256. The Rezound produces visibly clearer images and video than the RAZR.

    This is of course all dependent upon the source video file, which if not up to HD snuff you're not really going to notice a difference at that point. The biggest impact the screen differences will have is most likely going to be in captured picture and video viewing, if you use your phone for that regularly.
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