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Old January 22nd, 2013, 10:44 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Thinking of coming back to Android, specifically the Razer Maxx HD ... help!

So, I had one of the first generation Verizon Android Phones (HTC Eris). It was plagued by many problems. Half the time, it was so laggy I couldn't even answer the phone. Needless to say it left a bad taste in my mouth.

Once the iPhone came to Verizon, I was so fed up with my HTC Eris, I jumped ship.

I like the iPhone but the battery life is killing me. I can get about 18 hours between charges with light usage and about 12 hours with normal usage (6 hours of surfing, texting and a few 5 minute calls on 3G). I work long hours and can be away from a wall outlet for 24 hours or more. Plus, I miss the "tweakability" of the Android OS.

With that said I have been looking at the MAXX HD. I need a stable stock OS along with a good battery life on 4G. Are you guys happy with the stability and battery life?

TLDR: sucky iPhone battery life is making me want to get a MAXX HD. Is this the right phone for me?

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Old January 22nd, 2013, 11:27 PM   #2 (permalink)
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So, I had one of the first generation Verizon Android Phones (HTC Eris). It was plagued by many problems. Half the time, it was so laggy I couldn't even answer the phone. Needless to say it left a bad taste in my mouth.

Once the iPhone came to Verizon, I was so fed up with my HTC Eris, I jumped ship.

I like the iPhone but the battery life is killing me. I can get about 18 hours between charges with light usage and about 12 hours with normal usage (6 hours of surfing, texting and a few 5 minute calls on 3G). I work long hours and can be away from a wall outlet for 24 hours or more. Plus, I miss the "tweakability" of the Android OS.

With that said I have been looking at the MAXX HD. I need a stable stock OS along with a good battery life on 4G. Are you guys happy with the stability and battery life?

TLDR: sucky iPhone battery life is making me want to get a MAXX HD. Is this the right phone for me?

Well, a couple of things. I noticed that you said iPhone and 3g in reference. If you decided on getting an iPhone again (most likely iPhone 5), you will be running on a 4g network. Therefore that iPhone in question will have a faster battery drain than what you are used to.

As far as Android in current day, its come a long way since the Eros definitely spanking and giving ios a run for the money and for good reason. If battery life is your main concern, then the maxx is what you are looking for. Otherwise, its best to really think about what you really want out of a phone when it comes down to it and make the best opinion for yourself that way....its all about what choice is best for you.
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Based on what you've said, absolutely get the RMHD. With normal usage, I get 36 hours. If I'm somewhat conservative, 48. Phone is stable, call quality is like wired and tweakability is of course wonderful. For example, alternative input methods... Using SwiftKey Flow to enter text. Amazing. I love my iPad but oh, this phone... Would not trade it for an iPhone at all.
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i take mine off charger in the morning and charge it the following night. So basically 1 day 16 hours or so. that said, I could probably go 2 full days, but then would have to charge in the morning and i can't do that.
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I've only had it a few days now but if you tweak it right with using Smart Actions, the battery life can be stellar
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FYI, I am getting similar battery life (18-24 hours) from my RAZR HD (not MAXX). Costco was running a sale, and I got it for $99. The MAXX HD was $269 and the little extra battery size wasn't worth the extra $170 for me.
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I pretty much went through the same thing as you. Except I started out on the original Moto Droid and my father had the HTC Eris. I feel your pain because my Droid was blazing fast compared to his Eris. Back then Android had a LOT more bugs and force quits in the system.

I switched to an iPhone for about a year and a half. It was a great phone and had better battery life than most Android phones at the time. I missed not having a notification light on the iPhone and being able to tweak it. I also hated iTunes and not being able to drag/drop files. I switched back to Android after almost 2 years and this Droid Maxx HD is simply awesome. I get easily 2 days of light-medium use out of it. I used to be a big fan of rooting and installing custom AOSP roms. However now that Moto is under Google, this thing is pretty close to stock AOSP. Especially when using Nova launcher.

The only things I wish would get fixed is the HDMI output. I got this phone and it automatically updated to JB whenever I turned the phone on for the first time.
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The only things I wish would get fixed is the HDMI output. I got this phone and it automatically updated to JB whenever I turned the phone on for the first time.[/QUOTE]

Interesting! I too love this phone now that most issues have a workaround...except...the HDMI output! I can't watch more than 5mins or so before CRASH! Then the phone reboots. Do you have the same problem? This is not acceptable and I hope there is a fix soon.
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Motorola knows about it but whether they will fix it is another issue. I honestly don't think any manufacturer cares about phones that are more than 6 months old.
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I am very happy. The phone just works and works very well. Its fast. Jelly Bean has a lot of nice features and my best battery life so far is 2 days, 11 hours with 35% left. Thats with gps always on, I change between wi-fi and 4g depending on where I'm at. I'm always checking out facebook. I stream video's from you tube. Oh and I read ebooks on it. I just love my razr maxx hd..
P.S. I also make phone calls, lol.
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Default from 4s to MAXX HD

I just the other day traded in my iPad Retina and my 4S and after only spending $20 I got the HD MAXX.

I have never been happier in my life.

I was an Apple fanboy for years, but no more.

What I give Apple props for is they make their OS as backwards compatible to their older devices until its no longer an option.

Also, I love the iPhone camera, sorry, it kicks ass.

What I scold Apple for that in spite of their great hardware, the UI SUCKS! Its the same polished crap since 2007.

My 2007 iMac finally bit the dust, so now for 1/3 the cost I have an HP AMD Quad Core A8-5500 Accelerated Processor, 16GB RAM, 1 TB drive, AMD Radeon HD 7560D graphics card and a 27' Samsung digital monitor.

Now, would it still be a IMHO a great machine if it was running a UI that looked like Windows 95? Hardware...YES. UI....no. Oh, but it has a beautiful retina display and look how great the icons on Windows 95 look, so crisp and clear.

I love the Android UI, I LOVE WIDGETS! I love Google Go. I ditched Apple because I know that with the WWDC in June, all Apple will be doing is proving you can polish a UI turd.

Get the MAXX HD, you'll love it.
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