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  1. jmanches42's Avatar
    I currently have a Droid maxx and am trying to convince myself that the Turbo 2 will be worth the upgrade. The problem I'm having is that I have nothing bad to say about the maxx I'm currently using. So...whoever made this jump, does it feel like a huge upgrade?

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    11-17-2015 12:01 PM
  2. viper8315's Avatar
    I currently have a Droid maxx and am trying to convince myself that the Turbo 2 will be worth the upgrade. The problem I'm having is that I have nothing bad to say about the maxx I'm currently using. So...whoever made this jump, does it feel like a huge upgrade?

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    YES! Well worth it, this thing is awesome. Maxx is so slow compared to it. Now, maybe the Maxx was due for an FDR, but it's like night and day.
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    11-17-2015 12:24 PM
  3. CharlieL3's Avatar
    I went from a Maxx to a Maxx HD to a Turbo, and now I have the Turbo 2. All were worth it.
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    11-17-2015 12:38 PM
  4. doovid184's Avatar
    I came from a Maxx to the T2 and the T2 is a huge. Once I got past the size difference (the T2 actually felt lighter though) this phone has been great. It is much faster and better at multi-tasking and JB is a great upgrade. The Verizon $200 trade in offer also made it much easier to justify the cost.
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    11-17-2015 09:12 PM
  5. russel5150's Avatar
    I went from a Maxx to a Maxx HD to a Turbo, and now I have the Turbo 2. All were worth it.
    I think the op meant the droid maxx, not the razr maxx phones lol.

    Ive had the droid maxx and the turbo and turbo2 were a good leap forward. My daighter just went from the droid maxx to the maxx2 because it was cheaper than the turbo2 amd she says even the maxx2 is a lot better.

    Moto Droid Turbo 2
    11-17-2015 10:00 PM
  6. jmanches42's Avatar
    I think the op meant the droid maxx, not the razr maxx phones lol.

    Ive had the droid maxx and the turbo and turbo2 were a good leap forward. My daighter just went from the droid maxx to the maxx2 because it was cheaper than the turbo2 amd she says even the maxx2 is a lot better.

    Moto Droid Turbo 2
    Right on with the Droid Maxx but either way I appreciate the feedback. I think it will be a good upgrade. I just need to decide which back and pull the trigger. I'm leaning towards the soft plastic one but I'll probably throw a thin case on it so it won't really matter

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    11-17-2015 10:17 PM
  7. russel5150's Avatar
    Well i went with the soft back and most people will agree it is slick. While at the store i messed with nylon back and a leather back and they were all too slick for me so i got a case. Since your getting a case it won't matter.

    To me the part of the phone that really needs grip is the slides, and the moto is crazy slick on the sides.

    I put a tech 21 slim case on mine. It adds grip but i have to clean it every other day because oil from my hands builds up on the slick surface. As far as protection its great.

    Moto Droid Turbo 2
    11-18-2015 05:03 AM
  8. GMasonDragonDad's Avatar
    Droid Maxx -> LG G4.

    Saw too many complaints about the Turbo v1 having wifi issues and dropped calls. Maxx would drop 1%/hour over night with most things turned off.

    My wife's G2 was stable and had less idle drain. I appreciate the TV remote functionality and ability for a expandable memory card.
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    11-18-2015 10:38 AM
  9. missmotta's Avatar
    I just switched to T-Mobile yesterday and also switched out my Maxx for a brand new LG G4. It's running on 5.1which is awesome, and it's looks and feels great. Glad to see the "latest" os is smooth. However I feel like I might accidentally break Andy phone that's not made out of Kevlar as my last two phones were a Maxx and a Razr. So, I do miss the Maxx since it worked wonderfully but the no update thing was getting to me, also Verizon in general. I encourage you to jump ship and get a new phone. It may just cost you less than you're paying now, with a new phone and twice the GB per month for the same cost.

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    11-18-2015 02:47 PM
  10. Robin Hebert's Avatar
    I just switched to T-Mobile yesterday and also switched out my Maxx for a brand new LG G4. It's running on 5.1which is awesome, and it's looks and feels great. Glad to see the "latest" os is smooth. However I feel like I might accidentally break Andy phone that's not made out of Kevlar as my last two phones were a Maxx and a Razr. So, I do miss the Maxx since it worked wonderfully but the no update thing was getting to me, also Verizon in general. I encourage you to jump ship and get a new phone. It may just cost you less than you're paying now, with a new phone and twice the GB per month for the same cost.

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    Just depends if T-mobile is a good carrier where you are.

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    11-18-2015 02:51 PM
  11. jmanches42's Avatar
    I just switched to T-Mobile yesterday and also switched out my Maxx for a brand new LG G4. It's running on 5.1which is awesome, and it's looks and feels great. Glad to see the "latest" os is smooth. However I feel like I might accidentally break Andy phone that's not made out of Kevlar as my last two phones were a Maxx and a Razr. So, I do miss the Maxx since it worked wonderfully but the no update thing was getting to me, also Verizon in general. I encourage you to jump ship and get a new phone. It may just cost you less than you're paying now, with a new phone and twice the GB per month for the same cost.

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    I have to stay on the ship due to my location and T-Mobile's lack of service here. I just realized I'm a moto fanboy lol which is another reason for me to stay. They arent the coolest phones but they just work! They are like the Honda of the phone world. I actually tried to get the Turbo 2 today but due to my UDP, I am not able to use promotions until my billing cycle starts over. I am going to miss this current promo but Verizon "assured" me their best deals always come between black Friday and Christmas.

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    11-18-2015 04:03 PM
  12. CharlieL3's Avatar
    I think the op meant the droid maxx, not the razr maxx phones lol.
    Each of those were droid phones, "lol".
    11-18-2015 04:25 PM
  13. Moto0685's Avatar
    I have to stay on the ship due to my location and T-Mobile's lack of service here. I just realized I'm a moto fanboy lol which is another reason for me to stay. They arent the coolest phones but they just work! They are like the Honda of the phone world. I actually tried to get the Turbo 2 today but due to my UDP, I am not able to use promotions until my billing cycle starts over. I am going to miss this current promo but Verizon "assured" me their best deals always come between black Friday and Christmas.

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    I have to agree with you there, my LG G2 worked great until Verizon updated to lollipop 5.1.0 and that was the end of that, but the turbo is hands down the best working phone out of the box I have ever owned, and the best battery life even the G2 which had good battery life when I first got it cannot compete with this phone.

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    11-19-2015 03:09 AM
  14. YAYTech's Avatar
    Each of those were droid phones, "lol".
    He's making the point that the Droid RAZR Maxx is not the same phone as the Droid Maxx that the OP is referring to.
    11-19-2015 12:43 PM
  15. SwerveU's Avatar
    I currently have a Droid maxx and am trying to convince myself that the Turbo 2 will be worth the upgrade. The problem I'm having is that I have nothing bad to say about the maxx I'm currently using. So...whoever made this jump, does it feel like a huge upgrade?

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    I did, and it does. Do it.
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    11-20-2015 01:04 PM
  16. Cauhauna's Avatar
    I also have a droid maxx, and it is still a good phone - except my battery has deteriorated significantly since I purchased it in December 2013. It doesn't get me through a day anymore. That is the only reason i'm considering upgrading.

    The Turbo 2 would be mine already if it were anywhere near the $500 mark - but it's north of $800 after taxes, and to me, that is crazy.
    I like the Droid Maxx 2 as well - much better price point and would probably serve my needs (i chat/text/talk/maps/browse web - no gaming)

    decisions, decisions.
    11-22-2015 09:17 AM
  17. jmanches42's Avatar
    I also have a droid maxx, and it is still a good phone - except my battery has deteriorated significantly since I purchased it in December 2013. It doesn't get me through a day anymore. That is the only reason i'm considering upgrading.

    The Turbo 2 would be mine already if it were anywhere near the $500 mark - but it's north of $800 after taxes, and to me, that is crazy.
    I like the Droid Maxx 2 as well - much better price point and would probably serve my needs (i chat/text/talk/maps/browse web - no gaming)

    decisions, decisions.
    Have you done a factory reset? I did it to mine and it brought my battery back to life and made it run a lot better

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    11-22-2015 10:18 AM
  18. Cauhauna's Avatar
    I haven't, but i will give that a shot.
    11-22-2015 11:30 AM
  19. KeithLa's Avatar
    FWIW, I was feeling battery & performance degradation on my 2yr old Maxx as well. Factory reset it a month or two ago, and that definitely helped with performance, not so much with battery. I'm reasonably sure that daily wireless charging 700+ times now has physically degraded the battery, from heat.

    I was hoping to see substantially better battery life from a brand new DT2, but alas, not so much in my first couple days with it so far, about 12-13 hours. Now, that's probably a couple hours better than my Droid Maxx in its current state, plus I'm probably using the DT2 more than usual since it's new and interesting. But I had higher hopes for ~30% battery left by early evening, that hasn't happened. To it's credit though, I'm a pretty heavy user, with Pebble smartwatch and lots of screen on time (SOT), 1 hr 44 min in past 7.5 hrs today. And, turbo charging is a huge help.
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    11-22-2015 10:20 PM
  20. beeare's Avatar
    FWIW, I was feeling battery & performance degradation on my 2yr old Maxx as well. Factory reset it a month or two ago, and that definitely helped with performance, not so much with battery. I'm reasonably sure that daily wireless charging 700+ times now has physically degraded the battery, from heat.

    I was hoping to see substantially better battery life from a brand new DT2, but alas, not so much in my first couple days with it so far, about 12-13 hours. Now, that's probably a couple hours better than my Droid Maxx in its current state, plus I'm probably using the DT2 more than usual since it's new and interesting. But I had higher hopes for ~30% battery left by early evening, that hasn't happened. To it's credit though, I'm a pretty heavy user, with Pebble smartwatch and lots of screen on time (SOT), 1 hr 44 min in past 7.5 hrs today. And, turbo charging is a huge help.
    I've had the Maxx, the Turbo 1 and now the Turbo 2. The Maxx before it received its first software update was the best battery on any phone I've ever had. 6 hrs- 7hrs of SOT over 24 hours was definitely doable on the Maxx. The Turbo 1 was excellent but by 5 hours SOT, I was always pushing it to the bottom in about 16-17 hours. I think the Turbo 2 is a little better than the Turbo 1, but close. I think the idle drain on the Turbo 2 is amazing. This is what I got over the weekend. Didn't use a ton, but I haven't charged in basically 2 days of use.
    Attached Thumbnails Who came from a MAXX-1448257057602.jpg  
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    11-22-2015 11:39 PM
  21. jmanches42's Avatar
    Personally I'm not worried about the 48 hour battery life, I don't mind plugging my phone in before I go to sleep. As long as it gets me through the day I'm good with it, I have no doubt the T2 will accomplish that. My main reason for wanting it is just to get some new tech, I've had my MAXX for over two years and it still runs great... I just want something new to play with. I've been waiting for Motorola to release something new and it has arrived. I looked at the note 5 and 6p but can't give up the reliability of the droid line, they are built to last IMHO. I'm going to throw a screen protector on it and a thin case and try to make it last the next 3 years. Now I just need Verizon to let me buy the damn thing, they keep telling me different dates. I think now is the final answer and that is when my billing cycle resets. ( I'm on the unlimited data plan still)

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    11-23-2015 12:25 AM
  22. CharlieL3's Avatar
    He's making the point that the Droid RAZR Maxx is not the same phone as the Droid Maxx that the OP is referring to.
    Yes, I know, and as I stated, the Maxx I referred to was a Droid phone.
    11-23-2015 05:14 PM
  23. 18t's Avatar
    I had the maxx for about a year, but gave up after having dead microphones on two devices. I liked the maxx form factor better and the kevlar back.

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    11-27-2015 11:55 AM
  24. bigrobi24's Avatar
    I currently have a Droid maxx and am trying to convince myself that the Turbo 2 will be worth the upgrade. The problem I'm having is that I have nothing bad to say about the maxx I'm currently using. So...whoever made this jump, does it feel like a huge upgrade?

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    I went from the Razr Maxx, to the Droid Maxx, and now the Droid Turbo 2. To me, it does not feel like a HUGE upgrade, but it does feel like a pretty good upgrade. I haven't fiddled much with it yet, but here are the first things I noticed with it:

    The phone processor is hella quicker.
    The screen looks nicer.
    The camera is better.
    More buying options let you choose a phone that feels comfortable to you (leather, nylon or soft shell).
    I like having a stock flashlight come with the phone (I haven't tried the motion controls yet to open it)

    As you can see, I only have a short list since I have barely gotten into it.

    I can't vouch for the battery yet. My Maxx seems to have lost its edge, and I actually had to plug it in after only half a day yesterday. Admittedly, I was heavily researching what phone I wanted to upgrade to, so I may have had hours of screen time, but the battery just didn't seem to last as long after almost 2 years. I remember using it easily for 2 days and 1 night (~40 hours) back then. I'm reserving my judgement of the new battery right now, but I received it around 3pm today with 53% battery and I'm now at 22% about 10 hours later. To its credit, I did drive 120 miles, so it may have lost some on the trip while looking for signals, but I wasn't using it at all in the car. I'm gonna let it drain down and then give it a full charge tomorrow and test it out the longevity. We all know we can't judge the first charge or 2.

    I was worried that I wouldn't like the feel of the new shatterproof screen. I never have shattered a phone, and the shatterproof screen wasn't a selling point for me; I only wanted the battery. I never use screen protectors or cases, so I am used to the feel of stock glass under my fingers. Knowing this came with a screen protector on it, and knowing that I shouldn't remove it, I fiddled with the one at the store, and had no more worries about it. The new one out of the box felt even better than the "dirty" store one. Since I have both of the phones in front of me, I CAN feel a slight difference between the Maxx and the Turbo 2 when sliding across the screen, but it is small enough to not worry about.

    When I got the Droid Maxx, I told myself that it was as big of a phone as I ever could use. I almost didn't want to get the Turbo 2, since it was even larger, but I have been too spoiled by battery life with these lines of phones. I just couldn't see myself in an S6 or M9 (which were about the size of the Droid Maxx) and having to charge it midday or when I get home from work. I can just barely use this Turbo 2 one-handed.

    Overall though, no complaints and zero buyer's remorse. As long as you are willing to deal with a larger phone, I feel like it is a worthy upgrade.
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    11-28-2015 12:07 AM
  25. jmanches42's Avatar
    I went from the Razr Maxx, to the Droid Maxx, and now the Droid Turbo 2. To me, it does not feel like a HUGE upgrade, but it does feel like a pretty good upgrade. I haven't fiddled much with it yet, but here are the first things I noticed with it:

    The phone processor is hella quicker.
    The screen looks nicer.
    The camera is better.
    More buying options let you choose a phone that feels comfortable to you (leather, nylon or soft shell).
    I like having a stock flashlight come with the phone (I haven't tried the motion controls yet to open it)

    As you can see, I only have a short list since I have barely gotten into it.

    I can't vouch for the battery yet. My Maxx seems to have lost its edge, and I actually had to plug it in after only half a day yesterday. Admittedly, I was heavily researching what phone I wanted to upgrade to, so I may have had hours of screen time, but the battery just didn't seem to last as long after almost 2 years. I remember using it easily for 2 days and 1 night (~40 hours) back then. I'm reserving my judgement of the new battery right now, but I received it around 3pm today with 53% battery and I'm now at 22% about 10 hours later. To its credit, I did drive 120 miles, so it may have lost some on the trip while looking for signals, but I wasn't using it at all in the car. I'm gonna let it drain down and then give it a full charge tomorrow and test it out the longevity. We all know we can't judge the first charge or 2.

    I was worried that I wouldn't like the feel of the new shatterproof screen. I never have shattered a phone, and the shatterproof screen wasn't a selling point for me; I only wanted the battery. I never use screen protectors or cases, so I am used to the feel of stock glass under my fingers. Knowing this came with a screen protector on it, and knowing that I shouldn't remove it, I fiddled with the one at the store, and had no more worries about it. The new one out of the box felt even better than the "dirty" store one. Since I have both of the phones in front of me, I CAN feel a slight difference between the Maxx and the Turbo 2 when sliding across the screen, but it is small enough to not worry about.

    When I got the Droid Maxx, I told myself that it was as big of a phone as I ever could use. I almost didn't want to get the Turbo 2, since it was even larger, but I have been too spoiled by battery life with these lines of phones. I just couldn't see myself in an S6 or M9 (which were about the size of the Droid Maxx) and having to charge it midday or when I get home from work. I can just barely use this Turbo 2 one-handed.

    Overall though, no complaints and zero buyer's remorse. As long as you are willing to deal with a larger phone, I feel like it is a worthy upgrade.
    Thanks for the write up, it's about the same thing I have been thinking. I've made up my mind to get it, I just have to wait until December 3rd to buy it. Some Verizon red tape is holding me back

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    11-28-2015 01:42 AM
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