Wait or switch?


  1. rdc

    rdc New Member

    Hello all, new to the forums here and I am just trying to get as many opinions as possible.

    I have had an upgrade from Verizon to get a new phone for quite a long time now. The Droid X I have has been giving me more and more problems each day, and I am really thinking about making a switch. However, I can't decide if I want to switch now and get the Razr Maxx (first choice) or wait until more phones come out.

    If you were in my shoes, where you had an upgrade and a barely working phone, would you..

    -Switch now to a Razr Maxx or other 4G phone?
    -Wait it out for a newer phone to release/wait for the iPhone 5?
    -other idea?

    Thank you

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  2. Yeahha

    Yeahha Usually off topic VIP Member

    Welcome to AF rdc! :D

    Given my opinion is bias and many you get here may be I would not suggest waiting for the iPhone 5 ;) unless you want to try iOS, if you want to stick with Android the Maxx, Gnex, and Rezound are all still viable options IMO. You could wait to see what VZW will be releasing soon...I believe they will have a response to the Note with a larger screen than they currently offer.
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  3. RagingSamster

    RagingSamster Well-Known Member

    +1 for waiting - I really want a 4.7 or larger screen, I would get a note in a heartbeat if verizon offered it.
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  4. rdc

    rdc New Member

    Have there been any promising rumors regarding a VZW Note release?
  5. dirkbonn

    dirkbonn Well-Known Member

    Personally, I would wait, but my "X" is doing just fine. But..... if I were in your shoes, I would go with the Maxx, mostly because of the battery and 4G. However, if you can milk your "X" along just a little, we may hear something soon regarding a new phone, seeing as how they just dropped the price $100 on the Maxx. My theory being they may be trying to reduce invertory to make room for the next big thing. Then again, only you can make that decision because only you know if you can put up with a phone that's acting up.

    Good luck, whatever you do,
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  6. Yeahha

    Yeahha Usually off topic VIP Member

    Last I heard VZW was not going to get the Journal like the rumor was but a response to it from HTC...There may be newer info out there however.
  7. ylexot

    ylexot Well-Known Member

    Also, what problems are you having with the X? Maybe we can help.

    Sent from my Transformer Prime TF201 using Tapatalk
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  8. viebroccoli

    viebroccoli Well-Known Member

  9. Switch to Sprint!
  10. viebroccoli

    viebroccoli Well-Known Member

    Yeah, but who knows how long their unlimited data will last? Sprint is just starting to tap into 4G, and once 4G becomes a larger network for Sprint, we may just seem them take away unlimited data too. Having said that, I'll probably be moving to Sprint after my contract with Verizon is up.
  11. dirkbonn

    dirkbonn Well-Known Member

    I think the handwriting is on the wall. Eventually no carrier will have unlimited data plans. It's just a matter of time now.
  12. Yeahha

    Yeahha Usually off topic VIP Member


    Yep...unlimited data is a relic of the past...I think sprint will try to ride it out as long as they can but the iPhone hurt them when they got it too
  13. red66charger

    red66charger Well-Known Member

    If you're willing to gamble a little you can pick up a used Rezound fairly inexpensively and use it until the next wave of new devices comes out (summer/fall?). Then you can use your upgrade on the latest and hopefully greatest. You might even do okay selling the Rezound.

    I don't recommend the Galaxy Nexus but many love it. I am looking to replace mine with Moto's next release which will hopefully come with an HD screen and ICS of course!
  14. 91Firebirder

    91Firebirder Well-Known Member

    Personally I would wait for the S III. However, you said getting the MAXX is your first choice so if that's the phone you want, go grab one. The only even rumored phones coming up for VZW are the Incredible 4G (well that one's official), the S III, the Droid Fighter (a MAXX variation) and one hint of a Note. If any of those interest you, maybe wait but if they don't u might as well get the MAXX.

    And like someone in here said, you won't get many suggestions for the iPhone 5... Android is much better!
  15. MooN

    MooN Well-Known Member

    Man, how long out you guys think the Fighter/S3 is? I want a new phone badly...
  16. Yeahha

    Yeahha Usually off topic VIP Member


    I didn't think the S3 was confirmed on VZW yet
  17. AntimonyER

    AntimonyER AF Addict VIP Member

    Not officially confirmed, but there was a leaked roadmap showing the S3, and a user agent profile from VZW's website which showed the S4 processor on the VZW version.
  18. Yeahha

    Yeahha Usually off topic VIP Member

    Okay...yeah I don't pay too much attention to rumors...would be nice if VZW got the S3
  19. Thechidz

    Thechidz Well-Known Member

    Im in the same boat as op. getting tired of my tbolt and like the battery of razr maxx. Id also like a stronger 4g connection but from what ive heard the maxx's reception isnt great on 4g? Im also thinkung if i waited a month the price might drop again or maybe an amazing new android phone? On the other hand losing unlimited data is NOT an option for me
  20. Yeahha

    Yeahha Usually off topic VIP Member

    I firmly believe we will know when any policy change will take effect prior to as VZW has confirmed they will make an announcement before the fact so you should be safe waiting for now, just pay attention to your favorite Android news outlet...like www.phandroid.com

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