Bionic, Razr Maxx, or Gnex?

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i currently have a bionic and i pretty unhappy with the screen and it likes to freeze up a lot. i REALLY want to get the Gnex but ive been reading all the horror stories about the dropped service and problems alike. the razr seems like a solid phone but it doesnt have a removable battery and i know how android devices always need a battery pull... so im relly caught in the middle. if someone could please just give me a good solid answer it would be MUCH appreciated.
 

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I went from a droid x to the gnex and haven't regretted it for 1 second. No problems with this unit. The good luck with your choice

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How long ago did you get it? I've also heard that its only the ones from when they first came out that were having the problems

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i went from a droid x to the bionic last september - what a waste of an upgrade that was... it wasn't until the february update (6 months after release) that the bionic was even usable.

i ended up buying a gnex at full retail last december and am 101% satisfied (my bionic is in the junk drawer), and i will not purchase another motorola phone unless it is AOSP.
 

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I always encourage people to try different android phones. Since you have had moto, try the gnex with stock 4.0.x. I have the gnex on Verizon. Its great . I was lucky to get a good one. I rooted in the second week. But its well worth it.

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How long ago did you get it? I've also heard that its only the ones from when they first came out that were having the problems

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Got mine on launch day, never had an issue. :)

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i currently have a bionic and i pretty unhappy with the screen and it likes to freeze up a lot. i REALLY want to get the Gnex but ive been reading all the horror stories about the dropped service and problems alike. the razr seems like a solid phone but it doesnt have a removable battery and i know how android devices always need a battery pull... so im relly caught in the middle. if someone could please just give me a good solid answer it would be MUCH appreciated.

I would go with the Nexus. I've never owned a Bionic but it doesn't seem all that impressive.

The Droid Razr MAXX has great signal and battery but I don't like the way Motorola does business (Droid Razr HD or Fighter is coming down the pipeline soon)

I'd pick the Nexus or the S3
 

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My best friends wife has the bionic and she hates it. My wife has the RAZR and I can't stand it. My gnex has been the cats meow since I got it on release day. GNex all the way

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If you're not going to root/rom, i'd say Razr. My friend has one and the battery blows mine to !! He streams music for hours and hardly loses any battery... mine would have been dead by then.
 

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I have tried most of the VZW devices. I usually buy them on launch day at full retail and return if I don't like. I have been really happy with the GNex. Never had any issues cept for the battery life. I got the slimmer (compared to the Seidio) extended 2100m and swap if needed, which works great. I am sure the Sammy GSIII will be great. If you wait for that, you can try it or get the GNex at a likely discounted price; Or There will probably be a bunch on Ebay. I know I will unload mine then.
 

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As you can see....its gonna be hard to get a good solid answer. Post this in all 3 forums sections and all 3 would favor that forum section.

With the GS3 out now or coming soon, I really wouldnt look at the G Nex unless you are really into stock ICS, stock Android. And into custom ROMs.

Bionic I have read had lots of issues. As of its latest update it should be a better phone. I have a RAZR, had a G Nex. For my wants n needs the RAZR was a better fit. Mainly reception in weaker areas. Battery life on the RAZR is fine, but nothing compares to the Maxx out the box. I can show detailed battery life tests that would favor the RAZR and Bionic overall vs the G Nex.

Spec wise....it all depends on what you see, dont see, prefer, like, dont like. I never had a Bionic, but did see one in person at the store. Some will say the screen on the Bionic and RAZR isnt as good as the G Nex. I like the G Nex screen better...but the Bionic and RAZR screen isnt gonna be as bad as some make it. Especially the RAZR...as I compared it to the G Nex and Rezound for over 2 weeks...I have a Rezound now too. And prefer my RAZR screen alot more.

Best advice I can give is try them all in the store and see which one you like more. I dont have a Maxx...but I am assuming it cant be that different than my RAZR. Price might make a difference too. With all 3 phones...find a decent working one and you are good to go. And there are alot of happy Bionic owners out there. Like there are alot of happy G Nex owners out there.

Just realized you have a Bionic...lol. Try exchanging it, updating it. If that doesnt help....go to another phone. At this point n time...I would look at the Maxx or GS3. Just for the better battery life of the Maxx and potential better battery life on the GS3.
 
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i currently have a bionic and i pretty unhappy with the screen and it likes to freeze up a lot. i REALLY want to get the Gnex but ive been reading all the horror stories about the dropped service and problems alike. the razr seems like a solid phone but it doesnt have a removable battery and i know how android devices always need a battery pull... so im relly caught in the middle. if someone could please just give me a good solid answer it would be MUCH appreciated.
I hate my Bionic. Especially the switch between 3G and 4G.
 

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I upgraded to the GNex a few months ago, my first experience with 4G. Battery life is really sucky, but as I'm an over the road trucker, I just leave it plugged in all day.
I'm really happy that mine doesn't seem to have a lot of bugs, and even before the update, I've had great reception, which in my job is kinda important.
I'm running stock right now, but I'd consider a rom that helped out with battery life, and I just picked up a OEM 2100 battery, so we'll see if that helps a bit.
Overall, I'm really happy with Sammy, and I love the stock Android experience.

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I upgraded to the GNex a few months ago, my first experience with 4G. Battery life is really sucky, but as I'm an over the road trucker, I just leave it plugged in all day.
I'm really happy that mine doesn't seem to have a lot of bugs, and even before the update, I've had great reception, which in my job is kinda important.
I'm running stock right now, but I'd consider a rom that helped out with battery life, and I just picked up a OEM 2100 battery, so we'll see if that helps a bit.
Overall, I'm really happy with Sammy, and I love the stock Android experience.

Sent from my (pretty awesome) SCH-i515

I keep mine plugged in much of the time while I'm driving too.
 

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Wait for the Droid Razr HD. It is going to be lightly skinned by Motorola, run ICS and have a 3300 mah battery (non removable). But with a battery that large you may not need it to be removable. I have the GNex, only thing I'm disappointed with now is the battery is draining overnight.
 

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