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Old August 7th, 2012, 04:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I am so tired of my Samsung Galaxy Nexus either not ever ringing and missing calls or dropping calls all the time.

MOTOROLA! Please make a larger screen smartphone...something around the size of the GNex or larger and then I'm dumping this crappy Samsung GNex. I am almost ready to just go back to my old Droid X until something comes out.

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Old August 8th, 2012, 09:33 AM   #2 (permalink)
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The crazy thing is, they were on the forefront of the trend with the X, I remember when that phone came out saying, no way people will buy a phone that big... Haha, WRONG! But yeah, now they are behind the curve. Is the HD predicted to have a larger screen?
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i have had the dx, nexus, maxx, and now back on nexus

the dx was the perfect moto phone, it was just enough phone with a nice sized screen.
the maxx is more than than anything else, and makes the screen look smaller cause the phone is so much bigger if they kept the same design concept of the DX then it would be a powerhouse. however encrypted bootloaders = no go for me. even though i do miss the quality of motorola
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I need one 1980's boombox size I can walk down the street carrying on my shoulder.
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I remember reading an excerpt from an interview of someone from Moto saying that through their research they found that most people prefer 4.3 screens. If I'm not mistaken it was at a conference earlier this year.

I'm not gonna lie. I was suffering from some screen envy before I upgraded. I couldn't understand why Motorola didn't vary screen sizes a little like other companies. It's really a shame that such great build quality is mired by Motorola's if it ain't broke don't fix it mentality. Throw some gas on the innovation fire and take a chance. You may lose your eyebrows but you'd have one heck of a flame.

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Lol, the Motorola Ghetto Blaster. Take that HTC with your wimpy Beats Audio. Personally I'd wait for the Ghetto Blaster Maxx. The first smartphone that goes to 11.
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I am so tired of my Samsung Galaxy Nexus either not ever ringing and missing calls or dropping calls all the time.

MOTOROLA! Please make a larger screen smartphone...something around the size of the GNex or larger and then I'm dumping this crappy Samsung GNex. I am almost ready to just go back to my old Droid X until something comes out.
After you take the size of the on-screen buttons on the Galaxy Nexus into account, the usable area of the screen on the Nexus is pretty much the same as Motorola's largest phones (4.3"). The only time it's really larger is when watching videos. So, if Moto is sticking with on-screen buttons, then they'll need to go up to 4.7" or larger for there to be a consistent noticeable difference compared to their current 4.3" phones.
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Well, I broke down and called VZW Tech Support and thought I would just share with them my "concerns" about my horrible reception. I got a really nice tech rep and he said to start with lets try a new sim card. He said sometimes there could be an issue with those. I said what the hey, lets try it and see. If not, he noted everything on my account and told me to call back and they would send it to the next level. Be nice if that turns out to be all it is...but not holding my breath on that one.

I just wished these smartphone manufactures would remember these are smartPHONES. Hint...hint...the word phone in smartphone. If you can't get the most basic thing right, then what's the point if you have a micro-supercomputer on your belt clip? LOL!
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I think what we all want is Google/Motorola to put out the Motorola Nexus already. Preferably cheap so I don't have to lose the unlimited if Verizon hasn't ****ed us out of it yet.
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motorolas arent any better than samsung. i have a simple old nokia bar style phone that is a bout ten years old. it has GREAT reception everywher all the time. i decided to "upgrade" (ha ha) and get a smartphone

i got a samsung smartphone on at&t. (infuse)it had horrible reception compared to the old nokia. i missed half my calls because phone never rang etc..

i read up on it and figured i would try a motorola (atrix 2), so i get it and it is the same as the samsung. no reception difference at all! missed half the calls etc...

so i switched back to my old nokia. no problems at all. perfect reception from a simple phone.

it is a damn shame, because i would love to have a smartphone, but none of them are reliable as a phone. what i do now is i have my old nokia for a phone (old reliable) And a samsung galaxy player 5.0 as my android device because i got tired of waiting for the supposedly smartphones to actually have reception.

this was over a year ago now. since then i have tried a few more smartphones from samsung, moto etc... they all suck!! reception wise.

maybe it is just on at&t (i highly doubt it) but all smartphones have crap reception compared to the simple phones from 5-10 years ago.

bottom line is, there is no difference between the moto and samsung at least none you will notice. i am almost positive of this
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motorolas arent any better than samsung. i have a simple old nokia bar style phone that is a bout ten years old. it has GREAT reception everywher all the time. i decided to "upgrade" (ha ha) and get a smartphone

i got a samsung smartphone on at&t. (infuse)it had horrible reception compared to the old nokia. i missed half my calls because phone never rang etc..

i read up on it and figured i would try a motorola (atrix 2), so i get it and it is the same as the samsung. no reception difference at all! missed half the calls etc...

so i switched back to my old nokia. no problems at all. perfect reception from a simple phone.

it is a damn shame, because i would love to have a smartphone, but none of them are reliable as a phone. what i do now is i have my old nokia for a phone (old reliable) And a samsung galaxy player 5.0 as my android device because i got tired of waiting for the supposedly smartphones to actually have reception.

this was over a year ago now. since then i have tried a few more smartphones from samsung, moto etc... they all suck!! reception wise.

maybe it is just on at&t (i highly doubt it) but all smartphones have crap reception compared to the simple phones from 5-10 years ago.

bottom line is, there is no difference between the moto and samsung at least none you will notice. i am almost positive of this
Not really. Motorola is known for having some of the best radios around. Hense why quite a few people made the jump from the gnex to the razr and razr maxx. Yea it sucks that the bootloaders are locked but reception wise motorola phones are amoung the elite. I have a razr and its the best phone I have ever owned. Especially when it comes to signal strength and call quality. Take a peek in most motorola phone sections and you'll see that is one issue that is not a problem.
Perhaps its at&t and not the device itself. Ive had a few motorola phones dating back to the og droid and reception and signal strength was never a problem and im willing to bet most other motorola owners will tell you the same.
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Not really. Motorola is known for having some of the best radios around. Hense why quite a few people made the jump from the gnex to the razr and razr maxx. Yea it sucks that the bootloaders are locked but reception wise motorola phones are amoung the elite. I have a razr and its the best phone I have ever owned. Especially when it comes to signal strength and call quality. Take a peek in most motorola phone sections and you'll see that is one issue that is not a problem.
Perhaps its at&t and not the device itself. Ive had a few motorola phones dating back to the og droid and reception and signal strength was never a problem and im willing to bet most other motorola owners will tell you the same.
First Motorola phone I ever had was the Droid X. Still have it and it is far and away the best smartphone I've ever had.

Waiting patiently/impatiently for the motorola Razr HD as I type!
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Not really. Motorola is known for having some of the best radios around. Hense why quite a few people made the jump from the gnex to the razr and razr maxx. Yea it sucks that the bootloaders are locked but reception wise motorola phones are amoung the elite. I have a razr and its the best phone I have ever owned. Especially when it comes to signal strength and call quality. Take a peek in most motorola phone sections and you'll see that is one issue that is not a problem.
Perhaps its at&t and not the device itself. Ive had a few motorola phones dating back to the og droid and reception and signal strength was never a problem and im willing to bet most other motorola owners will tell you the same.
I heard and believed the same, but there really is NO noticable difference between moto and others unfortunatly.
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I heard and believed the same, but there really is NO noticable difference between moto and others unfortunatly.
Both my wife and I have experienced the exact problems you are talking about. She used to get really **ticked off** at me because I didn't answer her calls and I used to get really PO'd when my calls to her would immediately go to her VoiceMail.

Our solution when AT&T was unresponsive was .... we switched to Verizon...problem gone. Other posts I have read on these forums also confirm that Verizon's networks often cannot handle the traffic load, resulting in dropped and calls that will not complete.

I wanted to add, while we were on AT&T, we both had iPhones and when we switched to Verizon, we got a Verizon iPhone for each of us and they were GOLDEN!

Give it a try, you can cancel your Verizon service within 2 weeks (I think) and you will be able to get out of your contract and perhaps pay a (relatively) small fee to cancel your account and return the phones to them.

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Both my wife and I have experienced the exact problems you are talking about. She used to get really **ticked off** at me because I didn't answer her calls and I used to get really PO'd when my calls to her would immediately go to her VoiceMail.

Our solution when AT&T was unresponsive was .... we switched to Verizon...problem gone. Other posts I have read on these forums also confirm that Verizon's networks often cannot handle the traffic load, resulting in dropped and calls that will not complete.

I wanted to add, while we were on AT&T, we both had iPhones and when we switched to Verizon, we got a Verizon iPhone for each of us and they were GOLDEN!

Give it a try, you can cancel your Verizon service within 2 weeks (I think) and you will be able to get out of your contract and perhaps pay a (relatively) small fee to cancel your account and return the phones to them.

Good luck !!
Yes I am thinking about that. I have heard that from others. I suspect that most of the problem is at&t!! But I still doubt there is that much difference in reception between brands maybe 5 or so dBm at best.
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