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  1. Dreamliner330's Avatar
    MAXX: Huge battery, crappy 720 NONRGB AMOLED display...GRAINY IMAGE. Better signal strength, most likely.

    HTC ONE: AMAZING 1080 SLCD display, loud sound. Notification LED. Not so hot battery.

    I am deciding between a HTC One with a Mophie Juice Pack or a Droid MAXX.

    Even though the HTC One will be big with the Mophie, it will outlast the MAXX...plus, I can load the Google Edition ROM onto it...so, there's that too.

    I'd had phones with really crappy screens for a long time. In my book, anything NONRGB sucks (Galaxy S3, S4, RAZR HD, MAXX HD, etc). The Droid MAXX will be equivalent, unfortunately, to the S3:
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    07-24-2013 12:34 PM
  2. tpdtopcop's Avatar
    MAXX: Huge battery, crappy 720 NONRGB AMOLED display...GRAINY IMAGE. Better signal strength, most likely.

    HTC ONE: AMAZING 1080 SLCD display, loud sound. Notification LED. Not so hot battery.

    I am deciding between a HTC One with a Mophie Juice Pack or a Droid MAXX.

    Even though the HTC One will be big with the Mophie, it will outlast the MAXX...plus, I can load the Google Edition ROM onto it...so, there's that too.

    I'd had phones with really crappy screens for a long time. In my book, anything NONRGB sucks (Galaxy S3, S4, RAZR HD, MAXX HD, etc). The Droid MAXX will be equivalent, unfortunately, to the S3:
    http://i-cdn.phonearena.com/images/r...-galaxy-s4.jpg
    I think I am in agreement with you as it looks like the HTC One for me...
    07-24-2013 02:11 PM
  3. Mr.Willie's Avatar
    When was the Motorola X phone revealed?
    It was revealed next week.

    But based on spec leaks, it doesn't look that great, especially compared to my One.


    HTC ONE: AMAZING 1080 SLCD display, loud sound. Notification LED. Not so hot battery.
    Not so hot battery ? Just because one device's battery last an hour longer than another's, it doesn't make the latter's battery not so hot. I get an excess of a day and a half with my use (HTC One) anything giving excess of 18 hours is great in my book.
    07-24-2013 05:45 PM
  4. Dreamliner330's Avatar
    Not so hot battery ? Just because one device's battery last an hour longer than another's, it doesn't make the latter's battery not so hot. I get an excess of a day and a half with my use (HTC One) anything giving excess of 18 hours is great in my book.
    Battery life is extremely dependent on usage. With my usage, the HTC One won't make it through a full work day. The MAXX HD I had was usually low when I went to sleep.
    07-24-2013 05:59 PM
  5. Eclipse2K's Avatar
    It was revealed next week.

    But based on spec leaks, it doesn't look that great, especially compared to my One.



    Not so hot battery ? Just because one device's battery last an hour longer than another's, it doesn't make the latter's battery not so hot. I get an excess of a day and a half with my use (HTC One) anything giving excess of 18 hours is great in my book.
    Rated at 19 hours on CDMA according to HTC. I believe the Note II is rated at 22 hours. A slight difference but still not a huge difference. I may be going with the HTC One this time around.

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    07-24-2013 06:52 PM
  6. Snareman's Avatar
    OK, but this pic is blown up about 100x from real life so the difference isn't going to be anywhere near what it appears there.
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    07-24-2013 07:11 PM
  7. Dreamliner330's Avatar
    OK, but this pic is blown up about 100x from real life so the difference isn't going to be anywhere near what it appears there.
    Obviously its enlarged to show detail, but it is noticeable at arms length.

    I remember when people defended qHD PenTile...

    Nothing beats uniform subpixels...nothing.
    07-24-2013 07:17 PM
  8. benhmadison's Avatar
    As a ONE user I can say it's close to being the perfect phone. If it had a larger battery it would be the perfect phone. The Maxx looks like a nice device but the display will be nowhere near as good as it is on the ONE. If I was on Verizon, I wouldn't even think about giving up my ONE for any of the new Droid's.
    07-24-2013 10:24 PM
  9. Snareman's Avatar
    As a ONE user I can say it's close to being the perfect phone. If it had a larger battery it would be the perfect phone. The Maxx looks like a nice device but the display will be nowhere near as good as it is on the ONE. If I was on Verizon, I wouldn't even think about giving up my ONE for any of the new Droid's.
    I guess its all about what people find important in a phone. I'd consider the One, but I refuse to give up battery size/life.
    07-24-2013 10:32 PM
  10. karn101's Avatar
    No it is not. The new droid phones have better specs and a different design.
    Actually, they share the same processor and pretty much everything else except design, battery, and screen size.

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    07-25-2013 12:17 AM
  11. Fields3212's Avatar
    This is a very tough decision. I'm looking to buy myself and my girlfriend a new phone because I just landed a new job which pays way more than my current but not enough to spend 700 on a phone outright. My girlfriend and I signed up on Verizon at the beginning of the year and I got a s3 and my girlfriend is almost done with her at&t contract that she is in. Anyways I'm probably going to buy the X phone, it has the same proprietary chip set that the new Droids have which are awesome. I don't care if it only has 720,my s3 to me has a beautiful screen. I have a friend that has an htc one and to be honest the screen is better, but not $300 better. From what I have seen on the benchmark scores the X phone is barely behind the htc one and s4. I believe it scored almost 19000 and the htc one scored 23000. Not enough of a difference to make up for double the price so I would recommend the X phone over the new Droids or htc one. If I could get any of them for free, it would be a much tougher decision. The Droid maxx is a beautiful phone, and the one is too. The extreme battery difference definitely makes up for the resolution. 720 is still hi Def, so in the end I'd say go with one of the new Droids. Also just to put this out there, I am almost certain since Motorola is google owned they will push out the newer versions of android way faster than htc which has a terrible rep for almost never updating their phones. I know Motorola had a problem in the past but that was before google paid billions for the company so it's almost common sense. They will get timely updates, comparable to nexus devices.

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    07-25-2013 03:13 AM
  12. dr.w's Avatar
    Its not an eight core CPU. Its a dual core Snapdragon S4 pro with quadcore graphics. Basically saying its an eight core processor is an attempt at confusion so people don't realize what kind of CPU they're really using. I'm not saying it won't be smooth or fluid, but the eight core thing is strictly marketing speak.
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    07-25-2013 10:08 AM
  13. Ry's Avatar
    Its not an eight core CPU. Its a dual core Snapdragon S4 pro with quadcore graphics. Basically saying its an eight core processor is an attempt at confusion so people don't realize what kind of CPU they're really using. I'm not saying it won't be smooth or fluid, but the eight core thing is strictly marketing speak.
    I agree. The marketing of the X8 system is meant to confuse.
    07-25-2013 12:10 PM
  14. Eclipse2K's Avatar
    I agree. The marketing X8 system is meant to confuse.
    I haven't had the chance to read into the technical aspects of the Droid yet. Is this going to be more powerful than the Note II performance wise?

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    07-25-2013 12:33 PM
  15. tech_head's Avatar
    My next phone will probably be HTC.
    I usually upgrade for major improvements in connectivity speed, screen, overall performance, etc.
    I typically move from one high end device to another. I have bought Motorola devices since I have owned Android.
    Droid X, Bionic, Droid Razr, Droid Razr Maxx, Droid HD. I can't see trading a Razr HD for an Ultra. Smaller battery, marginal upgrade in speed, less PPI on a larger display.

    Too many "don't haves". It is not a high end device. I just may not be the demographic they are trying to sell to anymore. The majority of people don't buy the high end phone. They should, because if you have to keep it for a couple of years, you want something that will not be outdated. I tell people to buy the baddest phone available, when you are ready to buy.

    That being said, I'll be jumping ship from Motorola on the next round to an HTC One (most likely) and I really don't like the build quality of the S4. The SD card is not removable. but the HTC at least comes in a 64GB version, hopefully on Verizon.
    Anyway... Bye, bye, Moto........
    07-25-2013 02:21 PM
  16. Dreamliner330's Avatar
    I can't see trading a Razr HD for an Ultra. Smaller battery, marginal upgrade in speed, less PPI on a larger display.
    I was pretty surprised to hear it wasn't 1080, I was certain it would have been.
    The majority of people don't buy the high end phone. They should, because if you have to keep it for a couple of years, you want something that will not be outdated. I tell people to buy the baddest phone available, when you are ready to buy.
    I know people that just get "whatever the free one is" and wonder why they hate it. I know someone who just got an iPhone 4 (not 4s) on Verizon for free. I mean, holy crap, not even LTE...why would you do that to yourself. Plus, cheap/old phones are unlikely to get updated so certain apps will start to not work. tisk tisk.

    That being said, I'll be jumping ship from Motorola on the next round to an HTC One (most likely)
    I feel the same way...right up until I'm looking at both devices in the store and see stronger signal on the DROID MAXX.
    07-25-2013 03:40 PM
  17. Honestabebread's Avatar
    Its not an eight core CPU. Its a dual core Snapdragon S4 pro with quadcore graphics. Basically saying its an eight core processor is an attempt at confusion so people don't realize what kind of CPU they're really using. I'm not saying it won't be smooth or fluid, but the eight core thing is strictly marketing speak.
    I didn't see anyone call it 8 core in this thread. And the Ultra benchmarked higher than the One during Engadgets hands on

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    07-26-2013 07:46 AM
  18. tpdtopcop's Avatar
    I didn't see anyone call it 8 core in this thread. And the Ultra benchmarked higher than the One during Engadgets hands on

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    It only beat it in one category and the one spanked it in all the others. But some say that the benchmarking tool is not optimized for the new x8 technology tho.
    07-26-2013 03:24 PM
  19. Dreamliner330's Avatar
    It only beat it in one category and the one spanked it in all the others. But some say that the benchmarking tool is not optimized for the new x8 technology tho.
    Hopefully the software is optimized well, unlike the RMHD. Benchmarks are one thing, but if they cram in that stupid 'Motorola Power Saving Script' that bungled up the RMHD, its going to be one heck of a stuttering nightmare as it deactivates all the "extra, unneeded" cores to save power.

    Hopefully they've learned their 'optimizations' aren't helping user experience.

    At the very least, offer a 'performance mode' that disables that crap.
    07-26-2013 11:52 PM
  20. Eclipse2K's Avatar
    Hopefully the software is optimized well, unlike the RMHD. Benchmarks are one thing, but if they cram in that stupid 'Motorola Power Saving Script' that bungled up the RMHD, its going to be one heck of a stuttering nightmare as it deactivates all the "extra, unneeded" cores to save power.

    Hopefully they've learned their 'optimizations' aren't helping user experience.

    At the very least, offer a 'performance mode' that disables that crap.
    Agreed.

    I would like to see the screen before I purchase though. I'm over the high end specs already. I want something comfortable that looks decent. Priority #1 is a phone. The only other things I do is text, web surf and some Netflix/Hulu/YouTube. And what makes a phone? Great signal and a battery that's nearly impossible to kill in a day.

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    07-27-2013 01:02 AM
  21. KWKSLVR's Avatar
    Does anyone realize that there is more to screen quality than resolution? "1080p" is a gimmick. The screen on the S4 is better, but claiming it's all because it's "1080p" is silly. I can't tell a difference between 720p and 1080p on my 40" HDTV, but I'm suppose to be able to tell the difference on a friggin 5" phone? Come on people.
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    07-27-2013 09:46 AM
  22. Shub_sayz's Avatar
    I'm contemplating pre ordering droid ultra maxx and not going for S4. I 've had droid razr for past 20 months and just feel comfortable with Motorola droid brand.
    Is 1080 p really that much different than 720p?
    07-27-2013 11:11 AM
  23. tpdtopcop's Avatar
    Does anyone realize that there is more to screen quality than resolution? "1080p" is a gimmick. The screen on the S4 is better, but claiming it's all because it's "1080p" is silly. I can't tell a difference between 720p and 1080p on my 40" HDTV, but I'm suppose to be able to tell the difference on a friggin 5" phone? Come on people.
    I am saying that the Droid Maxx (720x1280, 5" Super AMOLED) is not even going to be close as the HTC One's (1920 pixels, 4.7 inches (Super LCD3 capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors Size 1080 x 1920 pixels, 4.7 inches (~469 ppi pixel density)..
    07-27-2013 11:19 AM
  24. KWKSLVR's Avatar
    I am saying that the Droid Maxx (720x1280, 5" Super AMOLED) is not even going to be close as the HTC One's (1920 pixels, 4.7 inches (Super LCD3 capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors Size 1080 x 1920 pixels, 4.7 inches (~469 ppi pixel density)..
    All I'm saying is:Tech's New Most Meaningless Spec: PPI

    Does increased smartphone resolution help for watching high-def movies? Not really. To really reap the benefit of 1080p video, you need no smaller than a 40-inch display (and ideally one above 50-inches) to notice anything awesome while sitting at a comfortable distance. In fact, to theoretically reap any benefits of 1080p video on your phone, you'd need to be holding it 6-8 inches from your face. No one holds their phone 6-8 inches from their face.

    Sure, you can get yourself some added digital real estate with a 1080p smartphone display, but you run the risk of making everything too small to easily view. In fact, the only tangible benefit of a 1080p is that a phone's chipset doesn't then have to waste horsepower scaling down the resolution of high-def content. That's a minor reward, though, one offset by all that pixel-pushing gobbling up hardware resources and battery life.
    We're talking about meaningless specs instead off talking about how Samsung's display is probably going to have better contrast and a larger viewing angle. Pixel Density isn't the only thing that determines screen quality, not by a long shot.
    07-27-2013 11:45 AM
  25. KWKSLVR's Avatar
    A good example is the gamma adjustments I've made to my GNex. A buddy of mine picked up my phone the other day and we compared it to his Nexus 4. He told me, "Man, it looks washed out compared to yours. Maybe I should give CM10 a try just so I can mess with my screen settings". But on paper, the N4 certainly has a "better" screen than the GNex. It's all in what you make it and all in what your priorities were. It's just like several years ago when I was comparing my SGS1 with another friend's Motorola Droid X. His screen was AWESOME for battery life and he liked it just fine. But when you put our phones side by side, it was like night and day.
    07-27-2013 11:50 AM
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