12-13-2013 10:52 AM
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  1. Umass021's Avatar
    I just decided to return my lg g2 and I think I'm going to order a droid maxx. Was that a dumb decision? I heard the maxx is super smooth since its basically running stock android. Any others use the maxx and the g2 that can compare? I am coming from a gnex originally.

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    10-02-2013 05:05 PM
  2. doggy2965's Avatar
    I've had both. Both very good phones but I'm sticking with maxx basic stock android with active notifications and always on Google now which works amazingly well. Huge battery and silky smooth.

    Posted via Android Central App
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    10-02-2013 05:23 PM
  3. Umass021's Avatar
    How would you compare the screens

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    10-02-2013 05:25 PM
  4. mikemeek's Avatar
    Why? You heard?
    10-02-2013 06:22 PM
  5. benhmadison's Avatar
    I've had both. Both very good phones but I'm sticking with maxx basic stock android with active notifications and always on Google now which works amazingly well. Huge battery and silky smooth.

    Posted via Android Central App
    These are the reasons I'd recommend the Maxx as well.

    Sent from my White Moto X
    10-02-2013 06:25 PM
  6. jfriend33's Avatar
    Make sure you use verizon30 as a coupon code and order online.

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    10-02-2013 06:36 PM
  7. adamjeeps's Avatar
    I think the screen looks very good. Blacks are very deep. I came from a Droid DNA and I really can't tell much of a difference. Just because it is only 720P does not mean it looks different in normal, everyday use.
    10-02-2013 06:48 PM
  8. Umass021's Avatar
    Does the device ever lag?

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    10-02-2013 07:33 PM
  9. JimBen73's Avatar
    Does the device ever lag?

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    It has not lagged on me

    Posted via my awesome, longer lasting phone than yours aka droid MAXX
    10-02-2013 07:40 PM
  10. doggy2965's Avatar
    Screen not quite as sharp on the maxx but is brighter. I think since Maxx is near stock there is a better chance the it will see more updates.

    Posted via Android Central App
    10-02-2013 07:44 PM
  11. Umass021's Avatar
    I also think it will get more updates since the g2 doesn't seem as popular on Verizon because of the small rear buttons.

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    10-02-2013 07:52 PM
  12. Snareman's Avatar
    I got the G2 and then returned it and came to the Maxx. I really wanted to like the G2 better as I do think its better in a lot of ways, but the huge battery and active notifications won me over, along with the fact that I couldn't get the LED to work reliably. I posted my comparison thoughts of the 2 on each of the forums.
    10-02-2013 09:37 PM
  13. Umass021's Avatar
    I wanted to like it also but was not feeling it. I debated back and fourth and sent it out today. I have a few days to decide what I want.

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    10-02-2013 10:16 PM
  14. Snareman's Avatar
    10-02-2013 10:23 PM
  15. Umass021's Avatar
    Thanks its a great review. I also didn't mind the buttons in back. Which device felt better in the hand?

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    10-02-2013 10:50 PM
  16. Snareman's Avatar
    Thanks its a great review. I also didn't mind the buttons in back. Which device felt better in the hand?

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    I liked the G2 better everytime I picked it up. It was thinner, lighter and I thought just felt better. And that screen....!!! Alas, it went back. I think the biggest draw for me was the huge battery on the Maxx. I came from a RMHD and told myself I'd never go to a phone with a smaller battery. I know I would have always kept thinking. What it?... what if I got that Maxx with the huge battery...
    10-02-2013 11:02 PM
  17. NickA's Avatar
    I returned my G2 for a Maxx last night. I originally had the HTC One (and still do), then I got the Moto X. I really liked the Moto X, but for me the display was too small. Enter the G2. I loved this phone from the start, and couldn't wait to get it. I won't trash the LG skin because I like some of the UX features. I'm one who likes some of the things thrown in by Sense and LG's skin.

    It's a really nice phone, but two things made me return it: camera shutter lag. It's painfully slow and near impossible to take an indoor picture unless you take the time to compose a shot. The other thing is the screen has tiny scratches already, and it's supposed to be Gorilla Glass 3. I've never had scratches on any of my phones, and I don't use cases or screen protectors.

    I never got used to the buttons on the back either, and Verizon made them smaller and that makes it harder to even feel which button you're hitting without looking.

    I love this Maxx so far, and happy to have Active Notifications back. Even the ability to text using Chrome/Motorola Connect is great. The phone feels good, the buttons are where they are supposed to be, and oh the battery life (although the G2 was pretty good in that regards).

    All in all I think it was a good swap, even at the higher price.
    10-03-2013 09:03 AM
  18. doogald's Avatar
    The other thing is the screen has tiny scratches already, and it's supposed to be Gorilla Glass 3. I've never had scratches on any of my phones, and I don't use cases or screen protectors.
    You may want to start using a screen protector. Look around here; plenty of people are reporting scratches on their Maxxes, plenty doubting that it has gorilla glass (which is scratch resistant, not scratch proof, by the way.)
    10-03-2013 10:10 AM
  19. jfriend33's Avatar
    You may want to start using a screen protector. Look around here; plenty of people are reporting scratches on their Maxxes, plenty doubting that it has gorilla glass (which is scratch resistant, not scratch proof, by the way.)
    Screen protector is a no brainer for me. And I know how easily dust can scratch a screen over time with a defender.

    I like the feel of my anti glare one. It rarely gets smudged.

    Sent from my XT1080m using AC Forums mobile app.
    10-03-2013 10:43 AM
  20. Eclipse2K's Avatar
    You may want to start using a screen protector. Look around here; plenty of people are reporting scratches on their Maxxes, plenty doubting that it has gorilla glass (which is scratch resistant, not scratch proof, by the way.)
    They can doubt it all they want because it does indeed have Gorilla Glass. Corning, the maker of Gorilla Glass, even says the Droid Maxx has it on their website. It will scratch because there are things such as pocket sand that has a harder rating. Too many people replace the term RESISTANT with PROOF.

    Sent from my Motorola Droid Maxx using Tapatalk 4
    10-03-2013 11:15 AM
  21. Snareman's Avatar
    But boy, you watch vids like this one (which made me cringe many times) and you'd think its invincible. Although he did end up with some light scratches at the end.

    10-03-2013 11:32 AM
  22. Eclipse2K's Avatar
    But boy, you watch vids like this one (which made me cringe many times) and you'd think its invincible. Although he did end up with some light scratches at the end.

    Its funny to watch but he actually scratches it during his first test. But that's fine I don't trust those videos because its not a good example of real world hazards.

    Reminder - if you want to keep your display in mint condition use a screen protector. Leaving it naked even in an empty pocket leaves your phone at risk.

    Sent from my Motorola Droid Maxx using Tapatalk 4
    10-03-2013 11:41 AM
  23. NickA's Avatar
    You may want to start using a screen protector. Look around here; plenty of people are reporting scratches on their Maxxes, plenty doubting that it has gorilla glass (which is scratch resistant, not scratch proof, by the way.)
    Never used one and never will, but appreciate the advice. I've used probably a half dozen phones so far in 2013, and not one has a single scratch. And I'm not careful by any means, but I do take obvious precautions.
    10-03-2013 01:28 PM
  24. ulnek's Avatar
    so does this mean the orignal razr maxx has a stronger screen? mine doesn't have a protector and been in my pocket accidentally with keys, landed on pavement with screen down and not a single scratch on it. i hope pocket lint wouldn't be enough to damage the screen on this because screen protectors are a ***** to put on evenly. it bothers me to no end when it's not even. plus it's not as smooth to swipe through.
    10-20-2013 07:24 PM
  25. BlueLions81's Avatar
    I never really thought to look at this phone. I probably should've of looked at, but after reading the reception isn't as good on it then it probably would've been a bad choice for me. I have a poor very signal at work. I barely get 4G on my Maxx, but I've been getting it the last couple days. Not sure why I didn't pick up 4G the first couple times I tried it, but I'm getting it now. I don't think my signal at home is the best either. Also, I need the bigger battery in the Maxx.
    10-24-2013 06:17 AM
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