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Old August 26th, 2013, 01:30 PM   #1 (permalink)
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OK...for those of you who have upgraded, how does the RAZR Maxx HD compare to the new Maxx? I went to Verizon and compared the two but didn't see much difference in the phones. Any advantage to upgrading?

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Battery life is a little better and the screen is nicer. Not really worth the upgrade if you already have the HD in my opinion. I miss the added space of the SD card and liked the HDMI out in the HD.
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How does the camera compare? I ditched my Razr Maxx HD because of the camera.
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With the Droid Maxx with GPS always on I measured 2d 16h 7m.

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With the Droid Maxx with GPS always on I measured 2d 16h 7m.

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I was getting about 36 hours with the Maxx HD and closer to 45 hours on the Maxx before the battery is below 10%. Either one is great after spending any time with my old Galaxy Nexus.
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How does the camera compare? I ditched my Razr Maxx HD because of the camera.
I haven't had much chance to use it yet but probably will this weekend. I will post an update then. I never had a problem with the camera on my HD though.
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Hey RadYO! Trying to decide if I want any of the new Moto phones, or possibly the HTC One. Even though it's months old, it's still a very nice phone. Love Moto radios and build, but just haven't been able to accept the crappy cameras. Waiting for some more user feedback before I decide.
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I haven't had much chance to use it yet but probably will this weekend. I will post an update then. I never had a problem with the camera on my HD though.
I will look for your updates. Just to clarify, I never had a problem using the camera, or the camera software, but the pics only came out sharp and clear if the lighting was perfect. Flash pics and low light pics were terrible. My reference point is the iPhone 5. No reason not to include a camera that is at least that good. I haven't used the SG4 or the HTC One yet, but from what I've heard, it sounds like the cameras on those devices are very capable.
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Just to clarify, I never had a problem using the camera, or the camera software, but the pics only came out sharp and clear if the lighting was perfect. Flash pics and low light pics were terrible.
Have you tried using HDR mode? I'm quite satisfied with the camera on the Maxx HD.
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I've had better luck with the camera by turning on tap to focus in the settings. It's tap to focus and take the picture at once (that would be a better name), but at least it controls what the camera focuses on.
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I've had better luck with the camera by turning on tap to focus in the settings. It's tap to focus and take the picture at once (that would be a better name), but at least it controls what the camera focuses on.
My only issue with the tap to focus is wherever you tap it does not really focus. It focuses right above your finger. I'm not sure if it's something that can be fixed in settings but if it is I can't find it.
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Hi JK,

I'm like you, wanting to try on of the new Moto phones or the HTC One.

I've owned several Moto phones (Original Droid, X, Pro, Droid 4, Razr, Razr M) and the camera on all of them have been sub par. I don't expect any different from these new phones and some of the early reviews confirms that. People thinking that a software update need to realize Motorola phones have always had these problems and a software update will unlikely fix their problems. Having a 5 and 3 year old, I take a lot of pictures and the camera is important.

With that said, I like Motorola's build quality and reception and will try one of these when the price is right. I have an S4 for now that I could fall back to.

I really like the way the HTC One looks. Looks so high end. I just can't pay high end pricing for a phone that is essentially a few months old already.

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Well, remember that hardware-wise (from the point of view of CPU, GPU, display, etc.) that the Maxx, though newer, specs lower or the same as the HTC One.

The battery, though...
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After taking a few pictures with the Maxx this last weekend I really don't see any huge improvement over the Maxx HD. If anything I preferred the settings menus better on the HD, they were much more intuitive.
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Hi JK,

I'm like you, wanting to try on of the new Moto phones or the HTC One.

I've owned several Moto phones (Original Droid, X, Pro, Droid 4, Razr, Razr M) and the camera on all of them have been sub par. I don't expect any different from these new phones and some of the early reviews confirms that. People thinking that a software update need to realize Motorola phones have always had these problems and a software update will unlikely fix their problems. Having a 5 and 3 year old, I take a lot of pictures and the camera is important.

With that said, I like Motorola's build quality and reception and will try one of these when the price is right. I have an S4 for now that I could fall back to.

I really like the way the HTC One looks. Looks so high end. I just can't pay high end pricing for a phone that is essentially a few months old already.
Did you ever decide? I'm still on the fence.... The S4 is not an option for me, because I need really strong radios to get service when I am in West Virginia on the weekends. My iPhone can do it, my Razr Maxx HD could do it, but my Galaxy S3 couldn't get a signal strong enough to make a call. My next priority, I think, is the camera. I like to be able to use my smart phone camera instead of a point and shoot most of the time. I have a DSLR for major events, but for snapshots, I want to use my smartphone. My iphone can do it, but no Motorola I've ever had could. (I've use the Droid, Droid 2, Droid X, Droid Pro, Razr Maxx and Razr Maxx HDO) My friend has the HTC One and the camera seems great. If Motorola could make a decent camera, I would snap up a Droid Maxx or a Moto X - no question.
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I actually was able to find an S4 at very good price and I like it a lot. I think Samsung provides the best combination of features, camera, sd card, hardware, screen, etc where the other manufacturers don't. I live in an area where my cell/4G signal is pretty good no matter what part of town so I don't notice that the Samsung's radios are weaker but from previous experience, the Moto phones are tops.

With that said, I really want one of the new Droid Maxx's. I might give the S4 to my wife and keep her S3 as a backup. Not sure yet as I don't want to get stuck with the Maxx if the camera is that bad.

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Did you ever decide? I'm still on the fence.... The S4 is not an option for me, because I need really strong radios to get service when I am in West Virginia on the weekends. My iPhone can do it, my Razr Maxx HD could do it, but my Galaxy S3 couldn't get a signal strong enough to make a call. My next priority, I think, is the camera. I like to be able to use my smart phone camera instead of a point and shoot most of the time. I have a DSLR for major events, but for snapshots, I want to use my smartphone. My iphone can do it, but no Motorola I've ever had could. (I've use the Droid, Droid 2, Droid X, Droid Pro, Razr Maxx and Razr Maxx HDO) My friend has the HTC One and the camera seems great. If Motorola could make a decent camera, I would snap up a Droid Maxx or a Moto X - no question.
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Well I couldn't resist and picked up a Droid Maxx. I'll have it this weekend, hopefully it arrives early enough for me to go to Verizon to get a new Nano sim. After I have a little bit of time on it, I'll report back.

Someone said the camera wasn't the issue, it's the software. I will try a 3rd party app to see if that makes a difference.
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Well I couldn't resist and picked up a Droid Maxx. I'll have it this weekend, hopefully it arrives early enough for me to go to Verizon to get a new Nano sim. After I have a little bit of time on it, I'll report back.

Someone said the camera wasn't the issue, it's the software. I will try a 3rd party app to see if that makes a difference.
I saw you got a pretty good deal ; ) I'll be interested in your feedback. I am still looking at the Maxx vs. the HTC One.
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I hate to admit but I picked up a Razr HD just before the Maxx, both should be here around the same time, i should be able to make a pretty fair comparison in place of the MAXX HD.
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My initial impressions after having the Maxx for a few days.

1. The camera is still very slow making it hard to take pics of my kids. It was faster when i used the Camera Zoom FX app but the picture quality wasn't very good.

2. The active notifications is more hype. Maybe I am not as important as I think I am but it seems the LED is more noticeable than your phone screen slowly blinking. Also, the notification will only allow the user to see the most recent notification. Other unread are shown towards the bottom of the screen and you have to unlock the phone to see them. It's not any more difficult pulling down the notification and seeing all of your notifications in one place.

3. No speed dials, I'm guessing Motorola wants you to use the voice commands, which I hardly use on any previous phone.

4. Build quality is very nice and of course the battery is awesome.

5. The X8 OS is very smooth and fluid. It does not work any slower that I've noticed compared to my S4.

6. The screen is also very nice. The S4 is more vibrant probably because of the AMOLED screen but isn't that much better. I guess my old eyes can't differentiate the PPI.

7. More of a gripe than a review but no SD card slot sucks. At least this comes with 32GB standard.

Comparing to the Razr Maxx HD, i'm not sure I see any reason to upgrade. If youre Maxx HD works fine, you have a great phone with an SD card slot. I think some of the stuff they loaded in the OS is gimmicky/hype. The camera isn't an upgrade that I could tell.

I'm sure I have more to add but trying to get this in at work!
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My initial impressions after having the Maxx for a few days.

1. The camera is still very slow making it hard to take pics of my kids. It was faster when i used the Camera Zoom FX app but the picture quality wasn't very good.
Try ProCapture. It can take full resolution photos. That said, I'm still using the stock camera app. It definitely needs work (and Motorola has said that an update with improved camera is in the works.)

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FWIW, the Maxx is also AMOLED.
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(and Motorola has said that an update with improved camera is in the works.)
Really? Where did you see this, because if it's true, none of the usual Android blogs I look at have mentioned this (not that they capture EVERYTHING Android related). It would be great news to share on a more widespread basis!
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Really? Where did you see this, because if it's true, none of the usual Android blogs I look at have mentioned this (not that they capture EVERYTHING Android related). It would be great news to share on a more widespread basis!
See the Motorola.com forums, this thread, https://forums.motorola.com/posts/71d0e8a28e?commentId=727476#727476

See also the comments on this post here on Google+; this is for the Moto X, but I'm sure that the Maxx/Ultra/Mini is also being worked on: https://plus.google.com/105667393149694710389/posts/AKKNTNdLeYF
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I meant to say the AMOLED that Samsung uses. Their screens are more vibrant.

Thanks for the info on the app and the update. I can live with a lot of the flaws but having kids, the camera is the deal breaker.

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I can live with a lot of the flaws but having kids, the camera is the deal breaker.
I hope the update for the camera improves the quality and consistency of the photos. I sure do not understand why Moto can't seem to make a decent camera for their top phones. I stopped at the VZW store to check our the Maxx and it's a nice piece of hardware, but if it doesn't take decent shots in a wide variety of conditions... it's not equal to the competition. I picked up an HTC One on Swappa this weekend, so I'll be trying that out in a few days.

Are you going to sell your Maxx? Let me know ; )
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I'm thinking about it but this hope of an update might make me change my mind. It's almost 10pm and the battery is still at 73% with average use and has been off the charger since 7am.

I was thinking of selling and getting the One. It is such a nice looking phone. I'd like to hear your feedback, if you post anywhere, please PM the the link or shoot me an email, PM me for my email if don't have it.

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I hope the update for the camera improves the quality and consistency of the photos. I sure do not understand why Moto can't seem to make a decent camera for their top phones. I stopped at the VZW store to check our the Maxx and it's a nice piece of hardware, but if it doesn't take decent shots in a wide variety of conditions... it's not equal to the competition. I picked up an HTC One on Swappa this weekend, so I'll be trying that out in a few days.

Are you going to sell your Maxx? Let me know ; )
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I'm thinking about it but this hope of an update might make me change my mind. It's almost 10pm and the battery is still at 73% with average use and has been off the charger since 7am.
This is just how my RAZR MAXX was I first got it.. Of f the charger at 6am 73% at 10 pm..

Now it is at 54% at 10 pm. So the battery has degraded somewhat in the last year..
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I'm thinking about it but this hope of an update might make me change my mind. It's almost 10pm and the battery is still at 73% with average use and has been off the charger since 7am.

I was thinking of selling and getting the One. It is such a nice looking phone. I'd like to hear your feedback, if you post anywhere, please PM the the link or shoot me an email, PM me for my email if don't have it.
I will definitely let you know my impressions of the One. It should arrive in the next day or so, and then I need to find time pick up a new SIM. I'm pretty excited to get it set up as I've been using an iPhone since I sold my Razr Maxx HD. It works great, has a good camera, but it sure has a tiny screen... Not to mention, it's a tad boring. The only plus is both of my kids (grown) have iPhones and I really like iMessage. Not sure why it really matters.

Anyway, to get back OT, if I don't love the One, I think the Maxx will be my next choice so I hope they can improve the camera.
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If you don't like the One then maybe we can work something out for my Maxx!

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I will definitely let you know my impressions of the One. It should arrive in the next day or so, and then I need to find time pick up a new SIM. I'm pretty excited to get it set up as I've been using an iPhone since I sold my Razr Maxx HD. It works great, has a good camera, but it sure has a tiny screen... Not to mention, it's a tad boring. The only plus is both of my kids (grown) have iPhones and I really like iMessage. Not sure why it really matters.

Anyway, to get back OT, if I don't love the One, I think the Maxx will be my next choice so I hope they can improve the camera.
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Yes, definitely! I think I am more of a Motorola fan anyway. Just had to try the One. I'll let you know how it goes via PM. Just got it set up last night.
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i regret doing the upgrade.

besides the camera being better on the newer model which is not a big deal for me, the razr maxx HD is a better overall phone.

i still miss the LED light,
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Having had both Maxx HD and Maxx, yes I miss SD and LED a bit but the 2 things that make me love the MAXX MOST EVER are:

1. Better camera that you can take a picture with in a hurry by twisting quickly in your hand and

2. 2Gb ram. Makes a huge difference in overall functionality, responsiveness, generally just a more cooperative device, which is what we all want anyway, right?

Upgrade well, all.

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i regret doing the upgrade.

besides the camera being better on the newer model which is not a big deal for me, the razr maxx HD is a better overall phone.

i still miss the LED light,
I has the OG RAZR maxx, and I do miss the led light. I almost went with the droid mini to keep it, but with lots of negative reviews on the battery, I kept with the maxx.

I'm just moderately impressed by the battery... only because I keep forgetting I had a RAZR maxx which lasts almost as long. I keep thinking this new maxx should blow it out of the water, but I'm not being realistic. Still love it though. I might be at 50-60% at end of a day instead of 30-40% on the RAZR.

I also like the camera twist and overall better camera. The panoramic option is nice. I just used it to get nice shots of Niagara falls this weekend. I have yet to check the shots on a computer though, and I have a feeling they won't blow up well. But in phone they look pretty awesome.
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I'm currently doing nothing, and bored, so I'll add to this.

For me, I'm never going back to the Maxx. I hate it. I will always love the HD over the Maxx. Why though? Well, the Maxx is a:

1 Much larger phone...
2 With essentially the SAME battery life ...
3 With an OS that, as of now, really can't be rooted...
4 That uses a wireless charging system that absolutely sucks balls (12 hours on QI vs. 4 on USB - tested on 2 different QI chargers)

So, I say the increase in battery is diminished by the larger screen it has to support and more powerful this and that and this and that. I know that with my HD rooted & cp tuned, I'm lasting much longer than the Maxx.

For me, I love the Maxx. It is the best Smartphone phone Motorola has ever made.

Peace.
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I'm never going back to the Maxx. I hate it.
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For me, I love the Maxx. It is the best Smartphone phone Motorola has ever made.
Wait... what?

And since we're resurrecting a long dead thread, I find your reasoning to be pretty subjective:
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1 Much larger phone...
Doesn't necessarily seem like a negative. Personally, I think the Droid Maxx is about the perfect size. It's big, but not so big that it can't be operated with one hand for 95% of tasks (at least one of my hands- mileage may vary for small handed people), but it's still thin enough that it rides nicely in the front pocket of my jeans and I don't feel like I'm hauling around a brick.

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2 With essentially the SAME battery life ...
Well that seems like a draw... Battery lasts be a fully day under heavy usage, so I really don't see much to complain about here. "It's not as good because it's the same" just doesn't seem like a valid argument...

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3 With an OS that, as of now, really can't be rooted...
I'll give you that one. However, this is my 4th Android phone, and the first one where I didn't necessarily feel like I needed to root it. The only real exception is the removal of USB OTG support in 4.4+. That was a bummer. But for everything else I usually root for, I just didn't feel like it was necessary this time. (Though now that I think about it, a Reboot option in the shutdown menu would be nice, but that is a really nit-picky thing)

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4 That uses a wireless charging system that absolutely sucks balls (12 hours on QI vs. 4 on USB - tested on 2 different QI chargers)
You tested multiple chargers, but how many phones did you test? 12 hours makes me think there might be a problem with your Droid Maxx. I used a Nokia QI charger (the ones that were on clearance at the AT&T stores a few months back), and while it is definitely slower than USB, it was nowhere near 12 hours- more like 5-6 hours to go from 20% to full, in my experience. That said, wireless charging always struck me as kind of flaky- the phone would randomly disconnect from the charger and then reconnect immediately, but it would always play that stupid charging sound, which sucks when it's 4:00am and the phone is on your nightstand. Plus there were a couple times where I'd put it on the charger and wake up the next morning to find that the phone didn't actually charge. In the end, I decided it was worth the extra few seconds it took to physically plug it in in order to guarantee that I woke up with a full charge.

So all in all, the Droid Maxx is the best Android phone I've used to date. The only thing that would make it better, for me, would be the inclusion of a micro sd slot, but Google seems to be doing everything they can to make those go away
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Bro I'm not asking for you to approve my opinion, I could care less..... and I find your counter-opinion of my opinion to be utterly useless. You have an opinion different to mine.... congrats on that buddy.

You said, on 4 different points:
"Doesn't seem like a negative....."
"Well that seems like a draw......"
"I'll give you that one......"
And questioned the accuracy and speed of TWO chargers. Don't like it? YOU TEST IT BUDDY

Do you literally have nothing better to do than to give your unwanted approval and critiqing of someone elses opinion on their own opinion??? You are the type of person that can be summed up in one word - douche. Now go waste oxygen somewhere else.
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Actually the battery life for me has been roughly the same comparing my droid maxx to my razr maxx hd.

I don't use wireless charging because the excessive heat, especially building up in a case, is not good for a batteries overall health. My charging time was only 3 hrs. I use the fonas verizon branded 2.1a charger. I charge my phone to 90-95 every other day and only plug in between 20-30%.

I'm getting 6-9 hrs screen on time, brightness set to auto. Leave wifi gps high accuracy, on. And I have all apps greenified plus use one power guard by onexuan to combat idle excess drain. Basically the same as the maxx hd except I had to keep wifi and GPS off.

The phone is root able. It's difficult to do. You can use rsd lite to revert to a rootable version. I had too many issues earlier this year with keeping root and updating so I paid to have my bootloader unlocked.

We added a second droid maxx that was upgraded from an original razr maxx. I was able to root using jcase pie exploit. Apply the tethering hack. But had no luck in turning write protection off. Probably going to pay the $43 to unlock this phone too.

Yes the new version had half the storage but micro usb flash drives exist. Paired with the fact the phone was free, ordered thru comcast, received $150 visa rebate, and got $100 verizon credit for trading in an old phone of mine. Minus the $30 upgrade fee we basically got a $400 phone for free plus $270. It was a no brainer.

I can't wait for the q4 droid revision. It's got a pretty crazy code name I can't remember what it was.
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I don't use wireless charging because the excessive heat, especially building up in a case, is not good for a batteries overall health. My charging time was only 3 hrs. I use the fonas verizon branded 2.1a charger. I charge my phone to 90-95 every other day and only plug in between 20-30%.
I use a Tylt Qi charger every once in a while. It charges maybe 10% longer than a USB wall charger (so, if a wall charger takes 4 hours, a Tylt might ne 4 and a half hours or so) and heat is only about 6F higher than plugging, FWIW.


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The phone is root able. It's difficult to do. You can use rsd lite to revert to a rootable version. I had too many issues earlier this year with keeping root and updating so I paid to have my bootloader unlocked.
Just a quick warning that a phone that has taken the 4.4.4 update (21.11.21) cannot be downgraded to 4.4 (19.5.3) to root.
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Bro I'm not asking for you to approve my opinion, I could care less..... and I find your counter-opinion of my opinion to be utterly useless. You have an opinion different to mine.... congrats on that buddy.

You said, on 4 different points:
"Doesn't seem like a negative....."
"Well that seems like a draw......"
"I'll give you that one......"
And questioned the accuracy and speed of TWO chargers. Don't like it? YOU TEST IT BUDDY

Do you literally have nothing better to do than to give your unwanted approval and critiqing of someone elses opinion on their own opinion??? You are the type of person that can be summed up in one word - douche. Now go waste oxygen somewhere else.
Whoa- relax man. I'm not saying that you're wrong- you are entitled to like whatever the hell you want. I was just questioning some of the reasons you backed your opinion up with.

The first pair of quotes were simply highlighting where you said you hate the Maxx in one place and then said that you love it another. I'll give you the benefit of the doubt and assume one was a typo, but it still reads rather strangely.

The size thing was a matter of opinion. If you like the RAZR MAXX HD (which I will refer to as simply the RAZR from here out for simplicity) because it's smaller, that's just fine. I was merely pointing out that I feel the opposite way- the RAZR is a little small for my liking, and I think the MAXX is a good size.

For battery life- do we really need to argue about this? You are literally saying that they're effectively the same and that because they're the same that the RAZR is better. I'm afraid that just makes no sense.


And for wireless charging- I'm sorry, but this is clearly where reading comprehension has failed you. I did not question "the accuracy and speed of TWO chargers"- I questioned the wireless charging capability of your phone! Want me to test it myself? Good news- I DID! I even posted my results in the very response you're over-reacting to! See if this sounds familiar:
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I used a Nokia QI charger (the ones that were on clearance at the AT&T stores a few months back), and while it is definitely slower than USB, it was nowhere near 12 hours- more like 5-6 hours to go from 20% to full, in my experience.
The point is, if you only test with one phone and that particular phone happens to have a fault in the wireless charging hardware, it would get crappy performance on a thousand different chargers.
Since multiple people have reported wireless charging times that are far less than what you experienced, that clearly implies that what you experienced is outside the norm. That said, is it more likely that the 2 separate chargers that you tried would both be bad, or that there might be a problem with the particular phone you tested with?

And correct me if I'm wrong, but the RAZR doesn't even have wireless charging, does it? So since both phones can be plugged in to charge, but the Maxx also has the additional option of being charged wirelessly, should you choose, I don't understand how one could realistically state that not having the wireless option is better than having it, even if it doesn't work perfectly. If one phone used wireless charging only, you'd have a good point. However, having more options is rarely a bad thing, and I really don't understand how this could be construed as an advantage for the phone that doesn't offer it at all.

That said, I'm not attacking you for preferring the RAZR. It's a fine phone and you can like whatever you want. My argument was that the reasons you posted to justify liking the RAZR didn't make much sense to me.
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I find it hilarious robersml that you are chastising tweak4 for expressing an opinion about a phone when it was you that resurrected a 5 month old thread to express an opinion about a phone...
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Okay, hold up everyone - From now on we're ALL running our own reasons by tweak4. He needs to see if they're good enough.
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Find it funny. If someone likes a phone for a certain reason, I don't tell them they shouldn't for their own reasons. Call me crazy.
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Looking kinda like everything that needs to be said already has been said. Along with some things that probably didn't need to be said. Thread closed.
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