Originally Posted by dreadnatty08
If you are new to Android, not a huge tech geek and need the battery life, I'd steer you towards the Razr Maxx. I absolutely love my Nexus, and would never buy the Maxx, but it's for very different reasons.
The Maxx can be rooted in order to use wifi tether, but it still has a locked bootloader. It's battery life is stellar, and if coming from a BB, you're probably used to that.
Like Voided Saint said, handle all of them in store and see which feels the best for you. They're all very capable devices with differences in OS skins, cameras, and battery life.
I agree that you might like the RAZR Maxx for battery, but that I still love my GNex and wouldn't want anything else on the market right now. I'm running stock and as long as I don't use make too many calls, have the screen on for a long time for FB or browser or games (I'm talking about like a half hour to hour long straight), or use any apps that use a lot of processing power (which would probably also have the screen on for a while any way), I can easily make it through 12 hours. So a typical work day when I don't have free time to goof around, but still use the browser, FB, SMS, calls, etc. a bit-- I can get through 12 hours. Then again, I can do 5 or 6 if I'm watching Netflix, playing Angry Birds, and using a remote desktop app.
As far as the RAZR Maxx goes, do you have to root in order to use FoxFi for wifi hotspot? Most phones don't.