10-31-2011 12:14 PM
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  1. CynicX's Avatar
    Does anyone care about gorilla glass?

    I've had gorilla glass before and it is amazing.

    I hope Prime has it because that will seal the deal with me
    Yep, I have a sheet of it in front of me on my tablet and its great.

    Has there ever been curved gorilla glass?
    10-18-2011 04:11 PM
  2. sstephen17's Avatar
    My upgrade is due in two days and I'm debating between the RAZR and Prime. Couple of questions if anyone knows the answer:

    1. Availability - I have an OG Droid, which I bought several months after it came out. I've never pre-ordered a phone before (my gf did for her iPhone 4) so I want to know if it's necessary to do so. I mean, would they sell out? I really would like to go into a store and compare the two devices, particularily the camera.

    2. Camera - Really the only thing I did not like about my OG Droid. Painfully slow to load, focus, and actually shoot a picture. I've read good things about Samsung's camera, was wondering if Motorola has improved. It's pretty much the only thing on an iPhone that I envy. The camera is fast and produces decent pictures. I want to be able to take out my phone and take a picture fairly quickly if I need to. It takes about 7 seconds for my OG Droid (rooted) to turn on the phone, click the camera app (I use Camera Zoom), ready to take the picture. Then the camera takes another 1.5 - 2 secs to focus and shoot.

    3. Armband - Probably not a big deal to some people, but I'm a runner and run five times a week. For anyone who owns a Droid X, how did the armband work with that bump at the end of the phone? I don't want part of my phone hanging out of an armband when I'm running because the bump won't fit. And I don't like running with a phone in my pocket either.

    4. Where to buy - Will both phones be available at multiple retailers, like Best Buy, Target, Costco, etc? I talked to someone at Target (they sell Verizon phones) and he said that the 5% Red Card discount applies to phone purchases.
    10-18-2011 04:38 PM
  3. qnet's Avatar
    I returned my Bionic today. Today was my last day to return it and, I couldn't help it when I heard about the Razr. I'm leaning toward the Nexus prime but, I'll have to wait until tonight to be sure. The Razr comes with some nice accessories, which is important to me. If the prime comes with these same accessories then it's a no-brainer, I'm getting it. You just can't beat pure Google IMO.
    10-18-2011 05:42 PM
  4. matthew2109's Avatar
    3) I use to run with a DX and had that in an armband and that was ok back in the day. But it was a covered armband and worked well. I use Cardio Trainer for GPS but then got use to the route and eventually got a nano

    Sent from my TBolt using Tapatalk
    10-18-2011 05:48 PM
  5. zhawks's Avatar
    I read somewhere that the locked bootloader was per the request of Verizon and not Motorola's decision. Considering that, what are the chances that the the G-Nex will have to have a locked bootloader to be on Verizon? I personally don't care about this, but the question popped into my head and I felt the need to share.

    Right now I'm just waiting for some solid images and first impressions on the G-Nex tonight so I can finally decide which one to upgrade my OG Droid for. If the G-Nex has anywhere near the same build quality as the Razr, then I'll get the G-Nex for ICS. If not, I'll go with the Razr which looks pretty sweet. I have no problems waiting for an ICS phone next year with the 2nd gen LTE chips and quad core. Just need something to replace my OG with before it dies on me and the Razr will suit me just fine.
    10-18-2011 06:38 PM
  6. Live2ride883's Avatar
    With the information and pics we have seen so far on the Razr I will admit I am interested, but I am still leaning toward the Galaxy nexus.
    10-18-2011 07:10 PM
  7. Jeff43's Avatar
    One of the interesting "nuggets" mentioned, was an updated LTE modem in the G-Nex. And I've not see/heard this mentioned so far on the Razr.

    Be interesting to see some speed test results between the two on VZW's 4G LTE network.
    10-18-2011 07:16 PM
  8. Lakhota's Avatar
    All I have to say about the Razr is wow...THAT is how you make phone hardware. Easily the best looking phone to date imo. I will seriously consider this phone along side the Galaxy Nexus. If the screen looks just as good and some sort of time table for ICS update is announced, I may opt for it over the Nexus.
    10-18-2011 07:25 PM
  9. Poopai's Avatar
    Honestly the biggest thing keeping me from the Razr is the Nexus's NFC. I know I'm never going to use it once, but I want it just to have the potential.
    10-18-2011 07:45 PM
  10. Stein357's Avatar
    Wish there was stock ICS in the RAZR, but there isn't, so I'll go with the Nexus.
    Masheen likes this.
    10-18-2011 07:49 PM
  11. xoomer1's Avatar
    the bionic does not have a pixelated screen, I have the Bionic and its a rock solid and right now, is the fastest phone around

    This google experience, straight google, no carrier overlay, is pretty hyped up, I have the Xoom, its the "google experience, pure google" and yes it came with bloatware, and no its nothing special. Its a good tablet, but I have not compared it to any new ones like the samsung galaxy 10.1

    the samsung tab (original one) gave me a bad taste in my mouth for samsung products, it was total crap. So I am iffy on another samsung product, but I am looking at either the prime or razor for my wife, what will decide for me will be the specs of the products, love moto phones, rock solid, hateed the samsung tablet, but am willing to look at the prime because maybe they its better then the tablet quality.


    .. the bionic apparently has a pixelated screen, the thunderbolt has a ton of issues.. etc.

    .
    10-18-2011 11:51 PM
  12. orion.2ktc's Avatar
    The heck with motorola. I've had the original droid and then the Droid X. Their hardware is going downhill in my opinion. Galaxy Nexus is the perfect platform to swap to.
    10-19-2011 12:41 AM
  13. Poopai's Avatar
    I'm pretty sure I'm getting this over the Razr given its Nexus status, NFC, ICS, OMAP 4460, 720p screen, and superior camera, but damn, it just looks bad imo, and the Razr just looks so good. It's bothering me more than I'd like, and so I thus vent unto you.
    10-19-2011 01:22 AM
  14. SpaceHippie's Avatar
    Razr going for the hard sturdy feel. While the Nexus is going for light and comfortable. It's made with plastic but has metal reinforcements inside for better stability and durability. Not a cheap phone by any means.
    10-19-2011 01:24 AM
  15. EnigmaticPsychotic's Avatar
    Let's not all have short memories of just how f**kin fragile and shoddy the original razor was.
    10-19-2011 01:25 AM
  16. jamesbrown33's Avatar
    The nexus looks like it will feel much nicer in the hand than the razr. That is more important to me, however I actually like the look of it. the body is a cross between the nexus s and the gs2, but the color scheme and notification light centered below the screen and overall styling remind me of the nexus one.
    10-19-2011 01:26 AM
  17. Poopai's Avatar
    Razr going for the hard sturdy feel. While the Nexus is going for light and comfortable. It's made with plastic but has metal reinforcements inside for better stability and durability. Not a cheap phone by any means.
    I don't doubt it will be sturdy. When I say cheap I mean moreso aesthetically.
    10-19-2011 01:27 AM
  18. SpaceHippie's Avatar
    I don't doubt it will be sturdy. When I say cheap I mean moreso aesthetically.
    What do you mean? The plastic will look like the nexus s and GSII those don't look cheap imp. It's not as solid as the iPhone because it isn't metal and glass.

    But i can say ive never seen or heard of someone cracking or breaking the samsung phone after a few drops. One drop can end the iPhone.
    10-19-2011 01:30 AM
  19. Poopai's Avatar
    What do you mean? The plastic will look like the nexus s and GSII those don't look cheap imp.
    Yeah and I find those phones to be the cheapest looking amongst the most notable phones. But it's a subjective thing.
    10-19-2011 01:31 AM
  20. SpaceHippie's Avatar
    It seems you just arent a fan of plastic my friend lol. if that's the case, the Razr would probably serve you well.
    10-19-2011 01:48 AM
  21. Poopai's Avatar
    It seems you just arent a fan of plastic my friend lol. if that's the case, the Razr would probably serve you well.
    I'm fine with plastic if it's done right, like with most HTC phones. I found the Nexus One to look better than the OG Droid, which was basically metal.

    It's just something about Samung's designs which makes them look cheap to me.
    10-19-2011 01:58 AM
  22. dbermanmd's Avatar
    Well its going to be a droid, that is my next phone when i say goodbye to my BB Storm 1. Completely put off by the lack of an iPhone 5 announcement the other week. Additionally my oldest son got the Bionic and has it decked out with amazing apps including vlingo.

    So here i am in search of expert opinions as to which droid i should get. I have it narrowed down to either the Razr or the Galaxy Prime.

    Here are some givens:

    1. i am more interested in its functionality in terms of it being a communications device rather than its form.

    2. i tend to hold onto my devices for at least two years

    3. i need the phone to last the entire day on one charge.

    Here are some initial thoughts/questions:

    1. i am intrigued by the NFC capability in the Galaxy Prime - if the Razr does not have it initially, can it be added with a software upgrade?

    2. the battery management software in the Razr seems impressive, does the Prime have the same capabilities and if not will it make a big difference

    thank you in advance for your time and insight

    david
    10-19-2011 05:58 AM
  23. mikestorm's Avatar
    More food for thought:

    I came across an interesting article that says the RAZR will ship with TI OMAP 4430 dual core chip. For those of you paying attention at home, that chip is rated up to 1.0 Ghz. The Galaxy Nexus will ship with a TI OMAP 4460 dual core chip. That chip is rated up to 1.5 Ghz.

    Yet both phones tout a 1.2 Ghz chip. Assuming the above is correct, the stock RAZR will come overclocked, while the stock Galaxy Nexus will come underclocked. Not all 1.2 Ghz phones are created equal apparently.
    10-19-2011 07:30 AM
  24. northbanker's Avatar
    I find it curious that most of the recent comments on this thread are about the ergonomics of the 2 phones. Sure that's important (I'm one who thinks that the Nexus is just too damn big). But to me an equally if not more important factor is MotoBlur. I hear so many negatives about Blur, that stock Android on the Nexus just has to win out, no?

    My ideal phone would have stock Android OS within a smaller, more solid hardware. E.g. a RAZR without Blur and without having to root the phone and get a custom ROM.
    10-19-2011 09:44 AM
  25. nuchdog's Avatar
    I find it curious that most of the recent comments on this thread are about the ergonomics of the 2 phones. Sure that's important (I'm one who thinks that the Nexus is just too damn big). But to me an equally if not more important factor is MotoBlur. I hear so many negatives about Blur, that stock Android on the Nexus just has to win out, no?

    My ideal phone would have stock Android OS within a smaller, more solid hardware. E.g. a RAZR without Blur and without having to root the phone and get a custom ROM.
    Keep in mind that the nexus has no buttons and the razor does. Size wise, they are very similar. This also applies to most other phones that have a smaller screensize but also need room for capacitive/hard buttons. From the shots I've seen and comparisons, it looks about as wide as a standard phone, and less wide then most. It looks taller then the average phone, but thats because its comes in 16x9 from factor.

    RAZR: Size/Dimensions: 130.70mm (x) 68.90mm (y) 7.1mm (z)
    Nexus:Size/Dimensions: 135.50mm (x) 67.94mm (x) 8.94mm

    For comparison to other phones:

    Samsung Galaxy Nexus vs. Galaxy S II, Nexus One and Nexus S (macro hands-on) -- Engadget
    10-19-2011 10:20 AM
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