11-09-2011 12:31 AM
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  1. JHock08's Avatar
    Have you guys seen the review posted in the front of the site yet? Nice phone (and review) but tons of bloat and general crap loaded on there by VZW. There's no doubt there was some tussle over bloat with on the GNexus between VZW and Google.

    Another great reason why the GNexus is going to be so nice! Can't wait. This and ICS of course!
    11-07-2011 08:35 AM
  2. Hangfire79's Avatar
    Even thought the phones aren't far apart as far as thickness, and it may just be me, but all the hands-on reviews to my eyes make the RAZR look half as thick as the GNex.
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    11-07-2011 08:43 AM
  3. nemov's Avatar
    I didn't realize how wide the Razr is... It's a relatively small screen for a phone that size.
    11-07-2011 09:06 AM
  4. TheDave's Avatar
    Also noticed the bloatware Verizon pre-loaded on the RAZR.

    It has gotten competely out of control. I wouldnt use 3% of those apps.......
    11-07-2011 09:07 AM
  5. Hangfire79's Avatar
    I, like most, like the looks of the RAZR, especially the thinness. What I personally cannot stand is how freaking flat the thing is, like holding a large credit card to your face. Impossible to do the ole' shoulder hold, feels awkward, to me, holding it to the face. I have to have contour, shape, curves, just like a fine woman.
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    11-07-2011 09:26 AM
  6. qnet's Avatar
    The Razr is definitely a nice phone and, if it weren't for the GN; it would most-likely be the phone I'd get. I really like the accessories they have for it. It does however have a lot of VZW bloat on it which I hate.

    I don't understand why they put all that on there, they should just have one app, that leads you to a Verizon store. If you want to install and use VZW apps you can do it from there. I also hate the way the storage is partitioned and used. The phone comes with 32GB of combined storage (with onboard & SD) yet, a quater of it is dedicated to app storage and, there's not much left after all the VZW bloat and Motoblur. Yes you can move apps to the SD-card but, it's a pain and, some don't work correctly afterwards (from my experience with the Bionic).
    11-07-2011 09:43 AM
  7. CynicX's Avatar
    I was almost sold on the Razr until I saw the SII vs iPhone drop test. Those flimsy plastics can take some abuse without shattering and rendering the phone useless. Screen protectors are cheap. Now I just wish the damn thing would come out already.
    11-07-2011 09:52 AM
  8. VideoEngineerAJS's Avatar
    Even thought the phones aren't far apart as far as thickness, and it may just be me, but all the hands-on reviews to my eyes make the RAZR look half as thick as the GNex.
    The Razr doesn't look THAT thin to me. In all honesty I wouldn't be surprised if after the 2 humps (Razr's top and GNex's bottom) if the GNex actually ends up being thinner over all. I know that people won't hold the hump of the Razr, but you still have that hump to deal with in the pocket.
    11-07-2011 09:54 AM
  9. crzycrkr's Avatar
    Have you guys seen the review posted in the front of the site yet? Nice phone (and review) but tons of bloat and general crap loaded on there by VZW. There's no doubt there was some tussle over bloat with on the GNexus between VZW and Google.

    Another great reason why the GNexus is going to be so nice! Can't wait. This and ICS of course!
    I doubt there was any tussle over bloat on the Nexus. I don't think Google will listen to any discussion at all on the subject.
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    11-07-2011 09:56 AM
  10. Hangfire79's Avatar
    I agree. The RAZR doesn't have enough design characteristics to sway me to it's side. The GNex is sexy and appealing to the eyes. People say the contour is silly, well, it's more than alot of phones have. Some contour is better than none imo.
    11-07-2011 09:59 AM
  11. qnet's Avatar
    I agree. The RAZR doesn't have enough design characteristics to sway me to it's side. The GNex is sexy and appealing to the eyes. People say the contour is silly, well, it's more than alot of phones have. Some contour is better than none imo.
    I agree and, it comes down to personel taste. I like the look of the GN much better, it's smooth, has no logos on the front, nothing but a futuristic black screen awaiting action and, I love that.
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    11-07-2011 10:04 AM
  12. Hangfire79's Avatar
    I agree and, it comes down to personel taste. I like the look of the GN much better, it's smooth, has no logos on the front, nothing but a futuristic black screen awaiting action and, I love that.
    Spot on, couldn't have said it better.
    11-07-2011 10:07 AM
  13. reflekt2099's Avatar
    from the first time i saw pictures of the Droid RAZR, i've never liked the design. i think it looks very awkward with the odd angled tapered design at the corners (similar to the Xoom 2); not to mention the huge protruding hump at the top. and any layperson who looks at the phone for the first time in person will probably note how awkwardly wide the phone is. it just isn't a good design to me. seems like to me, all Motorola focused on was the thinness, but forgot about the overall aesthetics. in comparison, the Galaxy Nexus has a design that looks good from all angles.

    i'm very surprised that there isn't good news on the battery. i mean, the RAZR has a battery that is slightly larger than the one in the Galaxy Nexus, and yet, it still has mediocre battery life? if i remember correctly, Motorola had stated some pretty solid battery specs.

    not good news that the RAZR can get boiling lava hot even with the dual core processor.

    the review today only helped to solidify my decision to get the Galaxy Nexus. Not that I was ever wavering to any extent to begin with though, lol
    11-07-2011 10:33 AM
  14. Stang68's Avatar
    I didn't realize how hideous the front of the Razr is. Wow, there is so much bezel and just...just...


    **vomiting**


    Ugh...ewww....


    I cannot wait for the Nexus' beautiful sheet of glass. It's gonna look amazing with no buttons on it and that perfect contrast screen.
    11-07-2011 10:34 AM
  15. nemov's Avatar
    I just think it's cool we're all posting two hours into the future.
    Mr. Poppalopolis and crzycrkr like this.
    11-07-2011 10:42 AM
  16. VideoEngineerAJS's Avatar
    I just think it's cool we're all posting two hours into the future.
    Not on my end.
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    11-07-2011 10:43 AM
  17. nemov's Avatar
    Not on my end.
    Is there a way for users to set the time? It's showing 1:43pm on my end.
    11-07-2011 10:44 AM
  18. JoeUserTX's Avatar
    Is there a way for users to set the time? It's showing 1:43pm on my end.
    I thought I saw a time-zone selector in the User CP screen. Try checking that and see if it's there (and set correctly).

    BTW, my post time is correct (CST).
    11-07-2011 10:46 AM
  19. qnet's Avatar
    Is there a way for users to set the time? It's showing 1:43pm on my end.
    I think you can go into your User CP area and, adjust the time zone.
    nemov likes this.
    11-07-2011 10:47 AM
  20. nemov's Avatar
    I think you can go into your User CP area and, adjust the time zone.
    Yep, that did the trick. Some reason I was in the Atlantic Time Zone. I hate clock changes.
    11-07-2011 10:49 AM
  21. Scout_313's Avatar
    While I'm disappointed that some sites say that the RAZR's screen is terrible, I'll still check it out when it's released on Friday, but as of now I'm leaning toward the Galaxy Nexus. Regardless of which phone I choose, I think it's awesome that Verizon has so many awesome phones to choose from as of late. It's definitely a great time to be an Android fan(atic).
    11-07-2011 12:31 PM
  22. JoeUserTX's Avatar
    The fact that the battery is non-replaceable was the clincher for me. Plus, it's kinda fugly, IMO...
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    11-07-2011 12:35 PM
  23. Mr. Poppalopolis's Avatar
    I'm pretty confident that I won't like the Razr at all. The biggest reason I didn't buy a Charge a while ago was the screen, since WVGA is waaaay to low resolution for a 4.3" screen. I have also heard about and have seen some terrible Moto screens, so I don't have much confidence that the Razr will have a very good screen. The biggest reason for me is that the Razr will almost for sure have a locked bootloader (unless I missed something) and I will definitely root.
    11-07-2011 12:35 PM
  24. CynicX's Avatar
    Android central review of the Razr said it had a great screen and not to worry about specs. Pics put it in a different league then the bionic. And photos taken by it look pretty good, with very fast shutter speed but no zero shutter....

    They said battery was holding out pretty well but needed to hold a full review on it once they played with it more.

    From that review it looks like it will be a pretty damn good phone. I still think the Nexus will be a better phone for ME but I don't think I'd be unhappy with the Razr at all....I like the look of it too btw...
    11-07-2011 01:00 PM
  25. CynicX's Avatar
    I'm pretty confident that I won't like the Razr at all. The biggest reason I didn't buy a Charge a while ago was the screen, since WVGA is waaaay to low resolution for a 4.3" screen. I have also heard about and have seen some terrible Moto screens, so I don't have much confidence that the Razr will have a very good screen. The biggest reason for me is that the Razr will almost for sure have a locked bootloader (unless I missed something) and I will definitely root.
    Looks like the boot loader will be locked but it appears its already been rooted even been reading about one click methods. This is fine for me because I just want root apps, no needs for custom kernals...

    I'm still holding out for the GN but after ac's review I'm really excited Verizon is getting some awesome phones! I really don't think people that are looking into the razr will be disappointed at all.
    11-07-2011 01:05 PM
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