Razr/Razr Maxx v. iphone

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I just became eligible for renewal and currently have an original Droid.

Anyone have any input? I have had no problem with the droid but i wanted to hear from people who had each one to make an informed decision.

Also if anyone has the Razr can you use the charger from the original droid? I hear the Maxx is coming out tomorrow with ridiculous battery life but for the $100 price difference i might deal with charging a little more often, as long as i don't have to buy all new chargers.

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Congrats sir! Always great when the phones company honors you with the opportunity to give them more of your money.


Sorry, obligatory cunty post from me. With that being said I know nothing about Droid phones so carry on.
 

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I just became eligible for renewal and currently have an original Droid.

Anyone have any input? I have had no problem with the droid but i wanted to hear from people who had each one to make an informed decision.

Also if anyone has the Razr can you use the charger from the original droid? I hear the Maxx is coming out tomorrow with ridiculous battery life but for the $100 price difference i might deal with charging a little more often, as long as i don't have to buy all new chargers.

Thanks
All android phones use the same micro-usb charger.

If you have purchased ANY apps then they will transfer right over to your new phone when you register your google account, so no having to re-purchase which is nice.

I don't like the Iphone for a number of reasons, the simplest being that the screen is too fucking small in my opinion.

I honestly would recommend going into the Verizon store and messing with a few different phones to see which one you like best.

HOWEVER, do NOT purchase the phone at the actual store, you will mos likely get a much better deal purchasing the phone either through wirefly or amazon wireless.

Both offer 1 or 2 day shipping for free so it is worth the saved cost.


If you still have a NE2 discount I don't think you can use it at the sites, but I don't think you can use it on the Iphone regardless.



One more thing : Do you use your physical keyboard? If you do, you may want to wait for the Droid 4 LTE to be released.
 

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All android phones use the same micro-usb charger.

If you have purchased ANY apps then they will transfer right over to your new phone when you register your google account, so no having to re-purchase which is nice.

I don't like the Iphone for a number of reasons, the simplest being that the screen is too fucking small in my opinion.

I honestly would recommend going into the Verizon store and messing with a few different phones to see which one you like best.

HOWEVER, do NOT purchase the phone at the actual store, you will mos likely get a much better deal purchasing the phone either through wirefly or amazon wireless.

Both offer 1 or 2 day shipping for free so it is worth the saved cost.


If you still have a NE2 discount I don't think you can use it at the sites, but I don't think you can use it on the Iphone regardless.



One more thing : Do you use your physical keyboard? If you do, you may want to wait for the Droid 4 LTE to be released.
I'll check wirefly but amazon wireless was giving me the same price on the Razr, 199.99. I haven't purchased any apps but have a bunch of free ones on there. Am i going to have to re-install them or will they transfer?

It's funny you mention the keyboard that was the reason i got the droid over the other phones that were out at the time because i wanted the keyboard....since getting the phone though i think i have used the keyboard only a handful of times and now prefer the touch screen.
 

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Also anyone know of any apps free or pay that can be used by both the droid and iphone for facetime-like video chatting? The wife has an iphone and i like that feature, but not enough to make me choose one over the other.
 

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Also anyone know of any apps free or pay that can be used by both the droid and iphone for facetime-like video chatting? The wife has an iphone and i like that feature, but not enough to make me choose one over the other.
Skype
 

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I have one major issue with the Razr (and iPhone), and that's no removable battery. There is nothing more awesome than having a second battery and an external charger... you rarely have to plug your phone into an outlet if you have those.

Unless something came out very recently, the best new Android phones on Verizon are the Galaxy Nexus (which I own), the Razr, and the HTC Rezound. What features are most important to you? The Nexus has the newest OS, but the Rezound and maybe Razr have better cameras. All are 4G and all have dual-processors (with the Razr's being the fastest I believe).
 

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I have one major issue with the Razr (and iPhone), and that's no removable battery. There is nothing more awesome than having a second battery and an external charger... you rarely have to plug your phone into an outlet if you have those.

Unless something came out very recently, the best new Android phones on Verizon are the Galaxy Nexus (which I own), the Razr, and the HTC Rezound. What features are most important to you? The Nexus has the newest OS, but the Rezound and maybe Razr have better cameras. All are 4G and all have dual-processors (with the Razr's being the fastest I believe).
I read about the battery, but the iphone is the same way, looks like that is the way they are going with it.

I use the phone mostly for texting, phone calls, email, sports scores/news, facebook, twitter & a few games. so i'm not doing anything too advance just normal everyday shit
 

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I read about the battery, but the iphone is the same way, looks like that is the way they are going with it.

I use the phone mostly for texting, phone calls, email, sports scores/news, facebook, twitter & a few games. so i'm not doing anything too advance just normal everyday shit
Like I said,

Go to the store and mess with all the different phones. Figure out which one feels the best to you and go for it.

There are a ton of really good phones out right now.
 

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Like I said,

Go to the store and mess with all the different phones. Figure out which one feels the best to you and go for it.

There are a ton of really good phones out right now.
Thanks I plan on doing that just wanted some additional input from anyone who already had one....things always look great in the store, but you don't usually find the bad things until you start to use them.
 

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I have had the Razr since it came out. I love the thing. The only thing I hate is the battery but 90% of the day Im near somewhere to plug it in so I'm never really worried its going to die. Don't know the size difference btwn the Maxx and the Original but this thing is light as fuck and half the time I forget its in my pocket. I don't use a case and have really no damage or scratches on the screen. Dropped it once but it held up.

Everyone I know has an iPhone but I just don't care for it. I hate that you can't make it your own and I hate that everyone who has them thinks they're superior to everyone else. The one thing I like better is the typing. For some reason Android can't compare. I did recently get the ICS Keyboard from the app store and its a lot better and the talk-to-text is dead on. Plus Ive spent so much money in the Market that it was just smarter to stick with droid.

Tango can make Droid to iPhone calls.
 

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Also anyone know of any apps free or pay that can be used by both the droid and iphone for facetime-like video chatting? The wife has an iphone and i like that feature, but not enough to make me choose one over the other.
Sometimes Skype doesn't play well with Android. Qik (which I think was bought by Skype) definitely works and so does Oovoo. I've used both of those with people with iPhones and Qik is a lot better, especially on wifi.

Don't know the size difference btwn the Maxx and the Original
Actually, there's a HUGE difference...:action-sm



The one thing I like better is the typing. For some reason Android can't compare.
Once you've gotten used to Swype, everything else doesn't compare. I never thought I'd miss my physical keyboard, but Swype is quicker than even that. The new version has even better features to make things more accurate and smoother, and the voice recognition part now incorporates Dragon Naturally Speaking technology.
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1371351
 

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Sometimes Skype doesn't play well with Android. Qik (which I think was bought by Skype) definitely works and so does Oovoo. I've used both of those with people with iPhones and Qik is a lot better, especially on wifi.


Actually, there's a HUGE difference...:action-sm





Once you've gotten used to Swype, everything else doesn't compare. I never thought I'd miss my physical keyboard, but Swype is quicker than even that. The new version has even better features to make things more accurate and smoother, and the voice recognition part now incorporates Dragon Naturally Speaking technology.
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1371351
I have tried swype a few times.

I hate it.

I like just tapping the the screen keyboard, I use Swiftkey X.
 

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I read about the battery, but the iphone is the same way, looks like that is the way they are going with it.

I use the phone mostly for texting, phone calls, email, sports scores/news, facebook, twitter & a few games. so i'm not doing anything too advance just normal everyday shit
One thing I really like about the Nexus is it's size. The screen is fucking huge which makes reading stuff on it very easy. I was worried it would be too large, and you do find yourself using two hands more, but I don't even notice anymore.

ICS is great but both the Rezound and Razr will be getting it at some point, so I would probably focus on which hardware you like best, and if you like either the Rezound/Razr's UI.

One downfall is no SD card for the Nexus, but it comes with 32 GB of storage. If you use a mac, I've heard there are some issues with transferring files and you have to download a special program.

Once you've gotten used to Swype, everything else doesn't compare. I never thought I'd miss my physical keyboard, but Swype is quicker than even that. The new version has even better features to make things more accurate and smoother, and the voice recognition part now incorporates Dragon Naturally Speaking technology.
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1371351
The ICS keyboard is so great I haven't even checked recently to see if Skype is available for the Nexus, although eventually I will return to it.
 
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I have an iPhone, and if the RAZR was available for AT&T I'd be all over it. It's my absolute phone of choice of what's out there right now.

With that said it's not on AT&T, so I'm still waiting on one to make me jump.
 

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I had the original droid as well. It was getting to the point where I was running out of space frequently (large exchange mailbox, etc). I went to the droid 3 (no 4g here at the moment) because I prefer the slide out keyboard. I love the droid3. I have absolutely no complaints about it yet, I've had it for a little over a month.
 

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I had the original droid as well. It was getting to the point where I was running out of space frequently (large exchange mailbox, etc). I went to the droid 3 (no 4g here at the moment) because I prefer the slide out keyboard. I love the droid3. I have absolutely no complaints about it yet, I've had it for a little over a month.
My wife has a droid 3, she loves it.

I still love my Thunderbolt, but I am rooted and running a rom.
 

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HTC traditionally has a better record of updating the OS, and the Rezound has a removable battery. I usually carry an extra battery (battery & external charger are about 10 bucks on Amazon) and it's nice to never have to connect to a wall.
Also, the 720p screen on the Rezound is unbelievable. The RAZR is good as well though, and I'm sure there will be some better deals once the Maxx is out.

Don't forget to check out Costco Wireless. You don't need to be a member.