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Rezound vs. Razr Maxx vs. Wait
Currently I have a rooted Droid X (with stock blur, did try some roms in the past) and had been really wanting a new phone. My phone would just eat through the battery and was laggy.
Anyways, I've been eyeing up the phones on Verizon and it seems like the 2 best phones out right now are the Rezound and the Razr Maxx. (I thought about the Gnex but given it's bugs with ICS around the corner for both the rezound and maxx it doesn't make sense to me). When I last checked a week and a 1/2 ago I could get the Rezound for 170 and the Razr Maxx for like 230 or so (corporate pricing). When I called our corporate rep and told him my situation he was like don't get the rezound the Maxx is the best out there and that's what I and most of us who work at verizon have. I think he was thinking from a "business" standpoint. For me the non-businessy stuff (i.e. screen, music, feel, rootability, etc) are important as well.
I played with the phones at the store and really liked the UI of the rezound. I guess the Sense seemed a nice change from blur. The maxx was familiar since it had the blur but the screen did not look as nice when I really looked close. The maxx was brighter but the rezound seemed richer (probably from the increased dpi). The Maxx seemed to be less laggy than the rezound as well but I'm not sure if that was just the 2 phones I had.
Also all these Droid Fighter rumors are coming up which makes it seem like the best of both worlds (high def screen like rezound, form factor and battery of Razr maxx, possibly quad core).
Anyways, I tried to install a rom on my Dx and got into a bootloop. I did an SBF flash (was amazed how easy this is to do over linux) and now have a phone that seems to work better w/o the battery life and lagging issues (I think by wiping everything and starting from scratch i probably killed a few hogging apps) so I don't feel as pressed to get a new phone.
So my dilemma right now is:
a) go for the Rezound (which would need me to get extra batteries and charger. I sometimes work 24 hours at a stretch so I need a phone that will last that long).
b) Get the Maxx
c) wait for the fighter
I've been waffling all over three options since I figured the fighter would come in at $250-$300 and the other 2 phones were around 200. I just called verizon and I was told that the Razr Maxx is 150 and the Rezound is 200? I thought the rezound was 50? They said the 50 dollar price is for new customers online only??? Perhaps I need a different rep. Even if I could get the rezound for 50 an extra battery and charger are about 70 bucks combined so for all that the Maxx looks like a good deal.