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  1. Thom

    Thom Guides Guide

    I bet the bad Maxx will be returned for repair and will be repaired if possible and if it is it will be made available as a refurbished unit to someone else.

    If it was me and if the Maxx was purchased within the last 10 days I would demand a new replacement. It was purchased more than 10 days ago I would accept the refurbished unit.

    ... Thom

  2. skewts

    skewts New Member

    I got the 16gb and got a 16gb sd card. I don't think they had a 32gb ....at least they didn't offer a choice. I was in that store for almost 3 hours. I was done arguing.
  3. 330D

    330D From My Cold Dead Hands VIP Member

    I think you might be in the wrong forum... which phone do you have? The droid Maxx has no expandable memory...
  4. Cincybearcatfan

    Cincybearcatfan Well-Known Member

    He got the Galaxy S4
  5. LeoBloom

    LeoBloom Active Member


    In the first instance, there are two seperate light-gray lines dividing the dark-gray 4th and 5th signal bar. Also, the light-gray line dividing the 3rd and 4th signal bar seems to be one pixel too thick in width compared to the others.


    In this instance, the light-gray line between the 3rd and the 4th signal bar is still a pixel thicker (easy to see in this comparison and unfortunately very prominent when checking the signal).
  6. Outatime

    Outatime Well-Known Member Contributor

    If you're still getting this bug, I have figured out a work around until it's fixed. Settings > Apps > Google Search > Uninstall Updates. It will ask you if you want to revert to the factory version. Tell it yes. Works perfectly.

    I haven't seen anything negative happen from doing this.
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  7. LeoBloom

    LeoBloom Active Member

    What is expected and is usually the case: pressing the recent apps button minimizes the app you are currently in, placing it at the bottom of the list, which is sorted in ascending order of last use.

    What occurs occasionally:

    1. you may press the recent apps button, and the current app seemingly minimizes to the bottom of the list, but ultimately ends up in the 2nd or 3rd position from the bottom - a bit jarring, and definitely not expected behavior.

    2. sometimes an app you were just using a little while back ends up far upstream on the recent apps list and sometimes it just won't be present at all.

    I've found a few apps that demonstrate this behavior fairly consistently - would you all be willing to test this out?

    Speedtest app by ookla

    Official Facebook app

    Transit App (the green one with the squiggly)

    Most times the first two are fine but you could really see the effect with the last one. I've tried the same test on the MotoX and I couldn't reproduce it.
  8. speede541

    speede541 Well-Known Member

    Same observation here. I've also noticed if I back out then select it again, it often (possibly always?) works itself out. But regardless, a bug needing fixing.
  9. LeoBloom

    LeoBloom Active Member

  10. prestonmadoc

    prestonmadoc New Member

    A couple of times my screen has been unresponsive -- once when the phone was ringing, and it wouldn't respond to repeated swipes, and the other when it wouldn't respond to my swiping down the new mail in active notifications. The phone is only a week old so i'm wondering whether this will become a bigger issue.
  11. mcadam

    mcadam Well-Known Member

    I have some light leakage below and to the left of the back button. Only noticeable in the dark, but I use my phone a lot at night in bed. I'll be returning to the store tomorrow to swap it out.
  12. Rumma

    Rumma Active Member

    I once had a Blackberry that would get pocket lint under the glass. Could it be dust particles?
  13. alank67

    alank67 New Member

    When I make/receive a call the screen goes blank. Pressing the power button does nothing. So I cannot use the dialer pad for automated prompts and I cannot even hang up at the end of a call.
  14. Outatime

    Outatime Well-Known Member Contributor

    The first thing I would try is a reboot. Hold down the power and volume up buttons simultaneously for ~10 seconds.

    If the problem persists, I would take the device back to VZW.
  15. alank67

    alank67 New Member

    The reboot fixed it, weird. Hopefully it does not crop up again. Thanks for the (what should have been obvious to me :) ) tip!
  16. alank67

    alank67 New Member

    Happening again. I've read this can be a problem if the proximity detector is covered up by a screen protector. Which is very likely because I cut my own from a generic protector. Where is the detector located on this phone?
  17. speede541

    speede541 Well-Known Member

    There is a zone to the left of the speaker. You can't see it, but it's about as long as the speaker. Make a phone call them run your finger or a pen near here and it'll be obvious.
  18. lewwill

    lewwill Well-Known Member

    I believe you are correct. My screen protector is a VZ one that I had put on in my favourite corporate store, I never get them on without bubbles, has a large notch cutout on top for the speaker and camera lens but also extends to the left of the speaker an equal distance.
  19. Trooper

    Trooper Well-Known Member

    The only two major things that I've noticed and have bothered me are this. When using the okay Google now feature to send a text. Sometimes the person gets the text 2 times. Secondly is active notifications. When I am driving it shows on the status bar that I am driving. However sometimes it just shuts itself off even though I have GPS on. Has anyone else had this happen to them?
  20. Outatime

    Outatime Well-Known Member Contributor

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  21. alank67

    alank67 New Member

    I notched out the area to the left of the speaker and it solved the problem. If you look really closely in the right light, you can see two small circular areas. Not sure which one is the proximity sensor so I just uncovered them both. Works perfect now.
  22. Casen

    Casen Member

    How the hell do they already have returns? Lol
  23. cmcconkey

    cmcconkey New Member

    I have noticed with mine that my volume will just "turn off". For instance, I will receive a call/text but it will only vibrate but my ringer is all the way up.

    Another volume issue I have noticed is with the speaker phone. One time that I use it, I use it a lot on the Assist driving mode, it will be nice and loud the next time I almost have to put the phone up to my ear (but backwards) to hear it.

    Other than that I have only noticed one of the bugs that has been brought up here, 1 of my couple thousand pic messages caused my messaging to crash.
    I am moving this phone! I am reliably getting 40 hrs before I put it on charge, and I don't really need to then. I have also had some days where I would have 50% screen on time by the time I get ready for bed (up for 16-18hrs) and I still have some charge left. I LOVED my GNEX but it would have died 3+ times before I could have made it that long.
  24. doogald

    doogald Guides Guide

    Yes, that happened to me, once. I had to delete the conversation with that person; it would force close messaging if I tried to open the conversation at all.
  25. guyinlaca

    guyinlaca Member

    I'm on MAXX #2, waiting on #3.

    MAXX #1: Earpeice speaker too low, Kevlar creaked on the edges, big gap on the sides. Screen was perfectly clear.

    MAXX #2: Solid in every way, louder earpeice, BUT solid images, especially white and gray have a subtle pinstripe effect which appears/fades/reappears. Subtle but very annoying.

    The screen and clear phone calls are the primary reasons I'd use a phone like this, so needless to say, I'm disappointed. If number 3 is a dud, I may just give up on the phone completely.

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