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General 14 Days Since Launch . . . Whose Keeping and Whose Returning Your Maxx?

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  1. Old Member

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    As we approach day 14, let us know if you're keeping your Maxx or it's going back for another model.

    Personally, I'm keeping my Maxx. It's everything that I'd hoped it would be. I mean it's EVERYTHING that I hoped every smartphone that I've ever had would be.
     

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    Well, it's not *everything* I'd hoped a smartphone would be, but it's a darned nice phone.

    I'll be keeping mine.
     
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    Oh I will be keeping mine, no doubt. I remember posting back when I got my GNex that I couldn't imagine a better phone. Well, I own a better phone now.
     
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    This phone may not be absolutely perfect for EVERYONE (talking about the camera here) but for ME and MY needs this things is EXCELLENT. can't imagine owning any other phone currently available and being happier (remember i had a GS4 for a month too so this really is one hell of a phone)

    i think the GREAT thing about this phone is it isn't OVER hyped. everything that is advertised is usable and works great, no gimmicky hand gestures or floating fingers or crap that never work... just features like google now that work great. i have been using google now a lot for hands free voice calls while my hands are tied up ( i also like that you can change the setting to automatically go to speaker phone if you dial a number via voice commands... very 'handy' feature)
     
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    Sticking with.

    This phone isn't perfect, but the long battery life, big screen, mostly stock Android (more to the point: unskinned Android), 32 gigs, and smooth performance make this the "Galaxy Nexus II" for me.

    Dislikes for me are camera (not horrible, just "meh..."), capacitive buttons, rear-facing speaker (it's loud, but also sound over-driven to where I'm half-expecting it to blow), and they way it holds on to insanely weak WiFi signals when there's a perfectly good 4G signal.
     
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    As it's primary role is to be my business cell workhorse, I don't see any phone currently on the market that could meet my needs better. It performed exceptionally on Bluetooth calls and with navigation on the road last week, so I'm keeping it.
     
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    Since August 20th I have tried all of the functions on this phone that I use and many I probably will not use other than playing. (Zap, which works great BTW). It has performed as close to perfect as I would possibly ask. Wireless charging and navigation work very well and the battery life is fantastic. The phone is fast and smooth. I tried LG once and was very disappointed. Samsung feels cheap and Touch Wiz is a PITA. This phone is close to pure Android and a pleasure to use. The Maxx is a keeper for sure.
     
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    Keeping. Just need root for tether backup ad blocking and other hacks. A million times better than a gnex though
     
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    It's a KEEPER.
     
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    Glad to hear of all the positive feedback about this phone... especially since I ordered mine today. :) Got the red-striped bumper case too. Verizon said it ships the 5th, so if I'm lucky I'll get it Saturday. If not, Monday is fine. I've waited this long, another few days ain't gonna kill me.

    It will be so nice to have an up-to-date phone close to launch date. I got the Droid Eris long after launch, as well as my current Razr Maxx. The last time I got a phone close to launch was the Galaxy Nexus and... well... let's just say it didn't work out well for me.
     
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    I'll keep mine. No options for different file capture size on the camera, and no hard port for HDMI out are about the only issues I have with it. But, they can be overcome with other means. It's just a matter of getting used to them. From what I am using in memory so far, it looks like I will still be able to do some light ROMing later on. I am stunned by 6.5+GB of use for the operating system. More potentially recoverable memory right there.
     
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    Keeping mine as well (though I only bought mine on Friday). Was interested in the G2 or whatever, but after a few days with this phone, I just have no interest in anything else (battery is a HUGE deal for me coming from a GNEX.
     
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    Keeping. Just got my $50 credit due to price drop, and even though the Griffin car dock doesn't work properly with the bumper, my other car dock does. This phone is fantastic. :)
     
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    Keeping mine as well. There are little annoyances, like the pre-programmed contacts, typical bloat, etc, but I have yet to find anything better. And I love being able to have a medium to heavy usage day and still have 30-40% battery left when I get home!
    I did take the VZW bumper back though. It just made the phone too bulky for my liking.
     
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    LOL... I found that post.

     
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    One out of two ain't bad.
     
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    True.

    And I didn't wish for the always-on feature at the time I posted that because I figured that way years away, until a really powerful battery pack would be invented. That one took me off guard.
     
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    Keeper, not even a question.
     
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    I tried both the Maxx and the HTC One, and settled on the Maxx. On paper, the HTC is the finer piece, but in reality I could tell little difference, so battery life settled it for me. I compared screen brightness in full sunlight, and could tell no difference. Also, I could tell no difference with processor speed, both are quicker than my laptop. So, I just turn up the screen, turn on WiFi, GPS and Bluetooth, and "let 'er burn." What good is a phone that you can't enjoy to the "Maxx?"
     
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    I'm on day two. Came from a S4 and an iPhone 5 before that. What can I say, I like the newest tech.

    Anyway, I am somewhat pleased with the Maxx. Handset volume is low on most calls and today I experienced a very annoying bluetooth issue. After streaming Pandora to my car's entertainment system, the phone connection dropped and then reengaged and continued to drop every few seconds. Almost like a pulse. I wonder if it was an issue with the moto assist / touchless control. I will experiment more tomorrow.

    Another issue I noticed is popping during voice calls. The other party seems to pop with a very electronic sounding voice. Not natural. And voicemails are very difficult to understand due to bad quality. I did not experience any of this on my S4. The S4's voice calls were just ok with a few dropped calls more than usual.

    Was hoping this was the one for a while. Anyone think they will update the firmware to fix any of these issues?
     
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    Can't say I've experienced those as issues. My Bluetooth dropped off once while I wasn't on a call, but my speakerphone unpaired/repaired. My audio quality has been strong and consistent. I'd investigate an exchange if your troubles continue.
     
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    If the issues continue I will most definitely exchange the device
     
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    Every few phones I get one I really like. I'll be keeping - really like it.
     
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    5 days with phone, paid off contact 650 to keep my unlimited plan, not sure I will keep as while a nice phone, not that big an improvement over my RAZR maxx when it was working right, unfortunately my RAZR was having some issues that were getting irritating. The battery is really not that much different than my RAZR, camera is actually not as good, the big difference is speed/smoothness which is nice and what my RAZR was like before jelly bean upgrade. So wonder same issue happens going to key lime in 6 months? OK Google now while kind of neat, is something I can easily live without as I use my new nexus 7 tablet except for calls or running errands. The screen is better than RAZR but nexus 7 tablet is much better for video, surfing, reading. Unfortunately if I take it back, then have to make a claim on insurance for replacement RAZR for 100 and 35 restocking fee and hope the replacement works like my old one did.... Unlimited plan I need as I tether so much for my laptop, around 8 to 12 gigs month, both old and new maxx work nicely with foxfi
     
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    Foxfi works for droid maxx now?
     

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