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General Note 3 vs Motorola Razr Maxx

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Rockdog, Jan 21, 2014.

  1. Rockdog

    Rockdog Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Hello,

    I am currently rocking the first Razr Maxx, and am on the verge of upgrading. I am leaning towards the Note 3, but I did like the Razr and I am a little concerned about the size of the Note. I would love some input from some Note owners.

    Thanks everyone,

    Rocky
     

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  2. Keegen

    Keegen Lurker

    When I bought my Note 2, the first time the guy at the store set it down on the counter, I said wow that thing is huge! I've had the N2 for nearly a year now and have seriously not though twice about the size since maybe the second day. It just seems like a normal phone. If size is your only concern, personally, I wouldn't worry about. After a few days you will wonder how others manage with little screens. :)
     
  3. jed_eye01

    jed_eye01 Newbie

    i think you should read reviews and features of the note first before you get one,. this phone is not only for its size but its performance and capacity to do things you cant on other phones.. i owned a note 2 and now a 3 ,. i never thought it was too big a phone because thats what i wanted :D cheers!!
     
  4. tntlassiter

    tntlassiter Newbie

    I agree with Keegen. When I first got the Note 3 I thought "What a huge phone" and I had those thoughts for about a week now it just seems like a normal phone to me. Other people make comments about how big it is but it just seems normal to me. I think it will for anybody once you get used to it. If size is your only concern then I'd say get it. The size issue diminishes and it is a GREAT phone!
     
  5. picord

    picord Well-Known Member

    I think we all thought the same thing, after a few days of having the N3 you realize that it really not that big a phone.
     
  6. recDNA

    recDNA Android Enthusiast

    I'll tell you what I really miss from DROID maxx. It automatically Drew a red line under spelling errors in emails etc. This feature is absent in the Note 3. Very important in my job to avoid spelling errors but I use too much technical jargon to use auto spell check.
     
  7. dan330

    dan330 Extreme Android User

    Rockdog.. I am guessin you a guy.

    so size of phone will only be an issue for a few days.
    after 3 weeks.. even with a case on it.. it feels normal. don't even look big any more.

    unless you put it next to an iphone :p
    and frankly size matters!!! :p
     
  8. SFWB

    SFWB Android Enthusiast

    I upgraded from a Droid Bionic to the Note 3. My wife and son still have Bionics. I feel like I am playing with a kids' toy whenever I have to "fix" something on my wife's phone.

    As so many others have said, after about a week it's not so big anymore.
     
  9. Methos1979

    Methos1979 Android Enthusiast

    I had the Razr Maxx HD as my last phone. I had it for a whole year and really liked it. It was (and is) a great phone. I still have it as my backup phone.

    Now, listen very carefully... RUN to your nearest dealer and get a Note 3. The Note 3 blows away the Razr Maxx HD (and therefore totally blows away the plain old Razr Maxx) in EVERY category.

    I'm not kidding. Not even a little bit. Oh, and as for size, I noticed it was larger than my RMHD for about 10 minutes. Now, when I pull out my RMHD, it seems like a pathetic little iPhone in size!

    Do it.
     
  10. bigredsfan83

    bigredsfan83 Member

    don't even bat an eyelash, go out and buy it if you can, simple...
     
  11. Rockdog

    Rockdog Newbie
    Thread Starter


    Do you think the same is true for the new Droid Razr Maxx?
     
  12. Rockdog

    Rockdog Newbie
    Thread Starter

    anyone use the note 3 for GPS in the car? How does it work, what mount/cradle do you use if any?
     
  13. dan330

    dan330 Extreme Android User

    I use it in my car.. GPS.. just use some plain car mount.

    there is one issue..i can not seem to get fixed.
    using map app...
    the compass... is messed up! it spins.
    tried to calibrate it with other apps.
    as I drive down the road.. my car can be doing 60mph backwards!

    it is fine when in navigation mode.
    I think the software.. forces the car to face forward down the road.
     
  14. ScandaLeX

    ScandaLeX Wasn't Me

    Coming from the Note 2, the only thought I had regarding size was I wish it were bigger.
     
  15. steelpastor

    steelpastor Newbie

    .

    Rockdog,

    I upgraded from the RAZR MAXX (original) to the Note 3 in December. I really dig this phone (an understatement). I will admit that when I first looked at it, I was apprehensive concerning the size. However, after just a few days that issue became a non-issue. I wear dockers or slacks almost everywhere and very seldom wear jeans out... because of this, I have zero issues with the size. If I wore jeans a lot, it might color my perspective (I cannot stand using a holster). I always keep my phone in my front right pocket.

    I find that I now do things with the Note 3 that I seldom did with my MAXX. I use it often for web searches and the like. I seldom watched Netflix on my MAXX. However, the screen on the Note 3 is amazing for watching video.

    One thing I do miss about the MAXX is the battery life... the MAXX was unrivaled. I hope that once I get the Note 3 dialed-in, I can get closer to the battery life that I have been spoiled with.

    IMHO... you will not regret making the change.

    .
     
  16. dan330

    dan330 Extreme Android User

    Steelpastor.. Keep in mind.. You are doing a lot more on the Note 3. More searches and video consumption.. And bigger screen.

    About the same size battery
     
  17. drexappeal

    drexappeal Extreme Android User

    Every day Waze user. Getting any potential traffic warnings is extremely important for my daily needs. I've used Nav, since I first joined the Android Family with my HTC Evo (original one, not LTE version).
     
  18. bigredsfan83

    bigredsfan83 Member

    I use it in place of my garmin to have a different and nicer layout, and have zero issues with anything. I use a local Traffic App and use the stock app and it is accurate to the bone, and no issues.

    I just bought the ExoMount CD mount for my Jeep and it works wonders. Rotates 360 perfectly so I can get maps in portrait or landscape..
     
  19. recDNA

    recDNA Android Enthusiast

    The new DROID maxx has an old slow processor and no led.
     
  20. recDNA

    recDNA Android Enthusiast

    Bigger, brighter screen on note 3 and a much faster processor means older maxx phones will always have better battery life.
     
  21. Methos1979

    Methos1979 Android Enthusiast

    I find I am getting easily just as much battery life from my GN3 as I did from my RMHD. I used both almost exactly the same amount - meaning a LOT. I reboot daily which helps with battery life but did the same with the RMHD. I go all day with both, calls, texting, social medial, streaming music to Bluetooth for hours and still usually have 25% battery life when I get home after a 16-hour day.
     

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