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  1. acole10000's Avatar
    If I could figure out how to get the Motoemail.apk on the Turbo, that would solve me email issue and Nova Launcher would solve the home screen all the way to the left issue and then I just have to get over the size difference. I really want to like the Turbo...
    DROID Turbo vs DROID Maxx - Upgrade or Stay?-2014-11-04-14.53.06.png
    11-04-2014 08:42 AM
  2. Firedogee's Avatar
    I really want to like the Turbo...
    Says this guy for the 20th time. It is what it is. It is not what it is not. I want you to like it too, but come on already?

    Sent Turbo-fast from my bulletproof 64GB Droid Turbo
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    11-04-2014 09:48 AM
  3. markymark's Avatar
    Personally the reason I have liked Moto phones is they do the basic things well. Sturdy build, best radios, great battery life, close to stock android. From what I am reading the Turbo is lacking in some basic areas. Weak wifi and LTE signals, bad call volume, no voice & data yet, questions around VoLTE dropping calls if you lose your 4g signal. What good are all the bells & whistles if the basic functions of the phone don't work well? I'm holding out to see if these things can be fixed with software upgrades. Otherwise the Turbo seems like a pass to me. Really disappointing because I have been looking forward to this phone for months and was planning to jump on it right away.
    11-04-2014 10:04 AM
  4. Firedogee's Avatar
    Personally the reason I have liked Moto phones is they do the basic things well. Sturdy build, best radios, great battery life, close to stock android. From what I am reading the Turbo is lacking in some basic areas. Weak wifi and LTE signals, bad call volume, no voice & data yet, questions around VoLTE dropping calls if you lose your 4g signal. What good are all the bells & whistles if the basic functions of the phone don't work well? I'm holding out to see if these things can be fixed with software upgrades. Otherwise the Turbo seems like a pass to me. Really disappointing because I have been looking forward to this phone for months and was planning to jump on it right away.
    I don't have any of these problems on my Turbo. The system update and apps updates fixed it. And the VOLTE voice/data issues are for all the newer phones on Verizon, not just the Turbo.

    It's not a perfect phone, but it's far better than some haters would have the world believe.

    Sent Turbo-fast from my bulletproof 64GB Droid Turbo
    11-04-2014 10:26 AM
  5. doogald's Avatar
    If I could figure out how to get the Motoemail.apk on the Turbo, that would solve me email issue and Nova Launcher would solve the home screen all the way to the left issue and then I just have to get over the size difference. I really want to like the Turbo...
    Have you tried K9 mail? I can't remember for sure, but I thought it allowed per-account notifications.

    Google updated the Gmail app yesterday and one of the changes is that it will allow you to fetch IMAP, POP and Exchange accounts from other services within Gmail. It's rolling out slowly over the next few weeks - maybe this will solve your problem?

    I'm not sure what you mean about Nova. Open the Nova settings app, tap desktop, tap Home screens, and it will show the home screens. The default home has a green check next to it and should be in the center. You can tap and drag the screens to be in whatever order you want, add home screens, etc. I'm not sure why they put some on top and bottom rather than just a linear layout, though.
    11-04-2014 10:49 AM
  6. doogald's Avatar
    The Turbo doesn't even have VoLTE yet, does it, so it's shouldn't be dropping calls from that.
    11-04-2014 10:50 AM
  7. Firedogee's Avatar
    The Turbo doesn't even have VoLTE yet, does it, so it's shouldn't be dropping calls from that.
    No it doesn't. These prospective buyers are all fired up on hearsay and rumors. Blame it all on the iTrash 6 and Verizon dragging their feet on VOLTE!

    Sent Turbo-fast from my bulletproof 64GB Droid Turbo
    11-04-2014 11:21 AM
  8. markymark's Avatar
    I don't have any of these problems on my Turbo. The system update and apps updates fixed it. And the VOLTE voice/data issues are for all the newer phones on Verizon, not just the Turbo.

    It's not a perfect phone, but it's far better than some haters would have the world believe.

    Sent Turbo-fast from my bulletproof 64GB Droid Turbo
    Others are widely reporting the issues still exist, even after the system update. I, for one, am grateful that people are willing to honestly post about issues with the phone. It's what these boards are all about and why people come here. I wouldn't call them "haters" just because they may happen to disagree with you.
    11-04-2014 11:35 AM
  9. benjamminh's Avatar
    I spent some time at a Verizon corporate store today. My Maxx has horrible sound during video recording so I was looking to compare the Maxx and the Turbo. I wasn't "wowed" by the Turbo compared to the Maxx. The screen was somewhat better and of course bigger. I'm sure the camera is better. I couldn't really compare the speed of the processors because my Maxx has so much more stuff on it. If they would have given me some incentive to early edge up I would have considered it, but it looks like there are 32gb Droid Maxx(s) available for warranty replacement and I'll go that route and then wait until next year to see what it brings. Unless I change my mind and edge up...nah, probably not.
    11-04-2014 01:09 PM
  10. borgunit's Avatar
    Like the gestures (Jedi mind trick) that the new Turbo does. Love the high res screen. Is faster. Love the look of the ballistic back but the Maxx was "grippier". Charger is nice. I do use Nova launcher to get that familiar feel as my old Maxx. I think I am glad I updated, especially when I got $100 off trading in my Droid X. My 2 cents.

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    11-04-2014 01:31 PM
  11. PowrDroid's Avatar
    I am glad I updated, especially when I got $100 off trading in my Droid X. My 2 cents.

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    Did you get $100 off your phone purchase or did they give you a $100 gift card?
    11-04-2014 01:51 PM
  12. Firedogee's Avatar
    Others are widely reporting the issues still exist, even after the system update. I, for one, am grateful that people are willing to honestly post about issues with the phone. It's what these boards are all about and why people come here. I wouldn't call them "haters" just because they may happen to disagree with you.
    I agree with you, but I'm referring to the people who don't even own the Turbo and continue to bash it.

    Sent Turbo-fast from my bulletproof 64GB Droid Turbo
    11-04-2014 02:50 PM
  13. benjamminh's Avatar
    Now going from the HTC Rezound to the Droid Maxx last year was a big upgrade. Although the Rezound was very underrated, and a better phone overall than the Droid Razr or the Galaxy Nexus.
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    11-04-2014 03:12 PM
  14. heyeaglefn's Avatar
    I upgraded today with the BB method to keep my unlimited. Not sure how long that loophole will last so I took advantage of it.
    11-04-2014 03:37 PM
  15. borgunit's Avatar
    Gave me $100 off the phone. Ended up paying $166 I believe for a 64GB Turbo.

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    11-04-2014 04:14 PM
  16. PowrDroid's Avatar
    Gave me $100 off the phone. Ended up paying $166 I believe for a 64GB Turbo.

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    Nice!
    11-04-2014 05:19 PM
  17. robertopod1968's Avatar
    Personally the reason I have liked Moto phones is they do the basic things well. Sturdy build, best radios, great battery life, close to stock android. From what I am reading the Turbo is lacking in some basic areas. Weak wifi and LTE signals, bad call volume, no voice & data yet, questions around VoLTE dropping calls if you lose your 4g signal. What good are all the bells & whistles if the basic functions of the phone don't work well? I'm holding out to see if these things can be fixed with software upgrades. Otherwise the Turbo seems like a pass to me. Really disappointing because I have been looking forward to this phone for months and was planning to jump on it right away.
    Yeah. I really hope there is a version that will work on AT&T. I think the battery life will be even better. (My opinion of course) and the voice and data thing won't be a problem. I know VoLTE is coming but that won't work without LTE I assume and Verizon has a lot of holes in lte where I am and where I travel.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-N910A using Tapatalk
    11-04-2014 05:49 PM
  18. hal1's Avatar
    Best described this way - my upgrade last year from the S3 to the Maxx was a huge smile. Going from the Maxx to the Turbo is just a little grin.
    benjamminh and dmark44 like this.
    11-04-2014 07:37 PM
  19. Firedogee's Avatar
    Best described this way - my upgrade last year from the S3 to the Maxx was a huge smile. Going from the Maxx to the Turbo is just a little grin.
    Having this many bright beautiful pixels on screen for over 8 hours makes me dance like Taylor Swift. Shake it off!

    Sent Turbo-fast from my bulletproof 64GB Droid Turbo
    11-04-2014 10:39 PM
  20. Mike Dee's Avatar
    Arrrgghh....I did not know that. Sorry for the post. I guess I'll be looking forward to these features. acole10000, not so much. Apologies.
    Sounds like you are referring to theDROID RAZR MAXXX not the DROID MAXX
    01-19-2015 08:19 AM
  21. TechCaptain's Avatar
    I have the Maxx, and I debated whether to go to the Turbo or not, then I decided not to. The Maxx is still a powerhouse of a phone, and it can still do everything I want it to with ease. The only things that bug me are the faster processor and better camera on the Turbo, but the Maxx's camera is still fairly good, and it is still very fast, considering it doesn't have nearly as many pixels to push and it has 8 cores for different tasks, it still has the specs in my opinion to run with the current flagships.

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    01-19-2015 10:46 AM
  22. rxgadget's Avatar
    IMHO I would wait till it is ready to throw out a window. I bought the Turbo 64GB because my Samsung SGS3 was wading away and even with an extended battery it would not last 6 hours..
    Personally, I might switch to Edge to buy out my Turbo and upgrade to either the LG G4 or The newest HTC newest flagship.



    Sent using my Verizon Turbo charged 64GB Ballistic Nylon phone unfortunately with a case on back
    01-19-2015 02:14 PM
  23. reddingb's Avatar
    This has been one of the best threads I've seen in a long time. I agree with almost every point made. I had the Maxx, then went with the Turbo, Like another post stated, I had to have the newest greatest out there, so went with the Turbo, Due to some medical expenses I sold my turbo and went back to the Maxx and to be honest I like it better, has mentioned the feel is a lot better than the Turbo, but the ballistic on the Turbo is pretty sweet. The size is quite different, one post said not much of a difference however when in hand you will feel the difference, battery life was no different at all between the two, My opinion is to stay with the Maxx, Both are incredible phones but the Turbo is not worth the added cost.
    06-18-2015 11:12 AM
  24. jamielov's Avatar
    I had the MAXX. Went to the Turbo. Hated the camera. Might have been more mp, and better at landscapes, but that was it. Out of frustration went back to the MAXX. Didnt find one point of regret or missing anything when giving up the Turbo. Ive since given up motorola completely, as they offered me nothing but a good battery, but if picking between the two, im 100% with the MAXX.
    06-20-2015 12:13 PM
  25. TechCaptain's Avatar
    The lack of colored email notifications is a major drawback

    I do like this on my Maxx HD. Green light is text message. Blue light is K9 mail, white is Gmail, red is comcast mail, etc. However the Turbo's notification comes up with icons indicating if it's Gmail, other email, text messages, voicemails, etc. Pull your phone out of your pocket and you see the time and the notification icons. Hey, you have a Gmail. You can then tap on the Gmail icon and it will give you a preview of the email message, if you want to read it you swipe up. With the Maxx HD (and I presume the Maxx) you have to power up the screen, pull down the window shade to see the notification then tap on it to see what it is. Furthermore, if you like, you can hand wave over the display of the Turbo and it will show you the notifications.

    Here's some other stuff I'm looking forward to doing:

    [Droid Turbo is sitting on the table, asleep] "OK Google, How old is Demi Moore?"
    [Maxx is sitting on the table, asleep] Pick up phone. Power on the screen. Swipe up from the app drawer icon. "OK Google, how old is Demi Moore?"
    ----
    [Droid Turbo is in your pocket, you want to take a picture] Pull Turbo out of pocket, quickly twist wrist, pull phone up so you can look at screen. Take picture. Looks pretty good.
    [Maxx is in your pocket, you want to take a picture] Pull Maxx out of your pocket. Power on screen. Tap on the camera icon. Pull phone up so you can look at screen. Take picture. Looks OK.
    ----
    [Droid Turbo is in the other room, you are working on your PC] Text message comes in. Window pops up on your PC alerting you to the text. You read the text and respond using your PC's keyboard. You don't touch your Droid Turbo.
    [Maxx is in the other room, you are working on your PC] Text message comes in. LED notification light starts winking green. You don't even know you have a text message until you go into the other room and look at your phone. When you discover you have a text, you power up the phone, pull the window shade down, tap on the notification, read the text message, then respond using phone keyboard.
    The Droid Maxx can do all of that too ya know


    Sent from my (still relevant) Droid Maxx
    06-21-2015 10:31 AM
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