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Need to switch from the Bionic.. Nexus? Razr?

Discussion in 'Verizon' started by DatacomGuy, Sep 23, 2012.

  1. DatacomGuy

    DatacomGuy Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    I will not be taking the subsidized phones through verizon, as i dont want to get off my unlimited plan. I'll be buying off of CL.

    I have a Bionic that needs to be replaced. Shattered screen, etc.

    Want some input.. Razr/Razr Max? Nexus? Any others in that price range i should look at? $200-250 is my goal.

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  2. badrsj

    badrsj Well-Known Member

    Razr Maxx
    The galaxy nexus signal is atrocious. It also does not support an external SD card.

    The Galaxy nexus otoh just got update to jelly bean. However the soft button on galaxy nexus subtract from the screen so it really is not bigger than the maxx
  3. GandalfTehGray

    GandalfTehGray Android Expert

    Love my Nexus, to me the main things to the Nexus over the Razr is whether you live in a city with good 4g signal and if you need the battery to last 10 hours with moderate usage.

    I can deal with the less signal where I am at 90% of the time, and bought a spare battery/charging kit to make it though long days while using my phone heavily.

    Also, if you like to root/rom the nexus if far easier to do so.
  4. badrsj

    badrsj Well-Known Member

    That's true the nexus has far more roms than the maxx, however if you'll not be flashing them the battery life and signal reception is superior on the maxx.
  5. AntimonyER


    The screen is also far superior on the GNex.
  6. DatacomGuy

    DatacomGuy Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Looks like the maxx is out of the budget...roughly 350.. So, it'd be regular maxx versus nexus..

    How does that change your opinion guys?

    I'm in Atlanta, 4g is pretty solid. I keep the phone plugged in every change i get..so battery life isn't TOO big of a deal.

    I've not heard about the signal issues on the nexus. I may need to research this. I feel like i always have issues with my bionic.
  7. badrsj

    badrsj Well-Known Member

    If the battery charge is not a problem then regular razr is just the sane :)
  8. badrsj

    badrsj Well-Known Member

    I for one couldn't catch 4G on the nexus in areas my spectrum caught 4G just fine, as I run my laptop of that was a big deal for me the difference between 3 and 4G so I went back to the spectrum.
  9. nomarsgirl

    nomarsgirl Android Enthusiast

    I love my Nexus and it just got Jelly Bean.
  10. dmunz

    dmunz Well-Known Member

    Erm, how about a Rezound? Great screen and connection. Not really that old. Has a micro SD slot. Super easy root.

    Might even be had without costing you an upgrade or an extension.

    Just a thought.

  11. GandalfTehGray

    GandalfTehGray Android Expert

    I'd go to the galaxy nexus/ razr boards and ask about reception.
  12. badrsj

    badrsj Well-Known Member

    The only thing I didn't like about Rezound was the overheating. I had to send it back.
    Then again not all people had that problem.
    There's also a ton of development work on the Rezound.:)
  13. DatacomGuy

    DatacomGuy Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Never really thought of the rezound. I'll research. I'm ready to buy.

    Thanks for all the input guys!
  14. x026092

    x026092 Android Enthusiast

    The razr is just another moto phone....they'll throw you under the bus sooner than later.
  15. GandalfTehGray

    GandalfTehGray Android Expert

    Old Moto yes, we have yet to see what Googola does.
  16. SEMIJim

    SEMIJim Android Enthusiast

  17. GandalfTehGray

    GandalfTehGray Android Expert

    I imagine low update support.
  18. SEMIJim

    SEMIJim Android Enthusiast

  19. GandalfTehGray

    GandalfTehGray Android Expert

    Best radios I've had for sure, and the Dx was built like a tank.
  20. rivera02

    rivera02 Android Enthusiast

    Tell that to the poor bastards with an atrix 4g or photon 4g...
  21. SEMIJim

    SEMIJim Android Enthusiast

  22. x026092

    x026092 Android Enthusiast

    MotoFail has great engineering & product development capabilities. But once the product is released, they focus on the next best product. Within 9-12 months they forget you exist. Couple that with p1$$ poor customer service. Example, try to find accessories for the Bionic via VZW or MotoFail site.... it is just what they have in stock... Yet we are stuck with this phone for 18-24 months.
  23. x026092

    x026092 Android Enthusiast

    I heard that google will split Motorola Mobile, keep the patents & sell the hardware company off to Huawei....
  24. SEMIJim

    SEMIJim Android Enthusiast

  25. x026092

    x026092 Android Enthusiast

    I lump all the providers together, much like the cable companies. As far as motofail, they could support their products for at least the life of the contract, about 2 years.
    AS far as google, what other choices are there.

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