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    DROID 4 or the DROID RAZR Maxx?

    Just picked up the new Droid 4 on Friday. I am impressed and pleased with the phone, but battery life has always been an issue for me--and I know problems of that nature are bound to happen eventually. I have heard conflicting reports regarding this latter issue. On one side I have heard that although a sticker on the battery of the D4 says "CANNOT BE REMOVED", you can remove it "if you really wanted to." Can anyone here offer me some clarification on this? If it is possible to remove, it provides me reason enough to remain optimistic for any potential battery packs in the future. If not, that is a problem to me considering this is a 4G phone.

    Despite how happy I am with the D4, the DRMaxx remains intriguing to me. How wonderful it must be to never have to painstakingly worry if and when your battery will die. Coming off some crappy battery life phones, this may be worth it to me. The other side of me says that this alone is reason enough to exercise my 2 week trial of the D4 and opt for the Maxx.

    The keyboard on the D4 is incredible. I'm coming over from a D2, which I got used to typing on after some practice, but this requires no "getting used to" feeling at all. It is fantastic in every way....perfect, really. So I need some help guys! Do I sacrifice an incredible keyboard and typing experience on the D4, shell out an extra $100 and return it for a DRMaxx? Will I be pissed off after a while and miss the D4's keyboard if I get the Maxx? Or will the extra battery life be worth it no matter what? Any input is appreciated. Thanks!

    *Just to note: I realize that the Razr Maxx has a better screen than the D4, but screen resolution is really not that much of an issue for me. I do not watch a lot of movies or play a lot of games on my phone.
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    I've read that they can be removed, but you will loose your warranty, and there are no batteries you can purchase to replace it. From what I understand,once you remove it you can either reinstall it or toss the phone in the trash.
    If battery life is that important, you may want to look at a phone with a removable battery. Although I hear the Max's battery is plenty large enough for the masses.
    As far as the slider goes, again you have to decide just how important the keyboard is to you. I made the jump from a slider phone to a Thunderbolt about a year ago. Contrary to what most people say, I did miss my keyboard. Enough so that I was able to trade an unused thunderbolt I had lying around for a Statosphere. I loved having the slider again but couldn't deal with the smaller screen and slow phone.So back to the thunderbolt.
    I would run out today and buy, off contract, a slider with Rezound or Razor specs. (You listening Moto,Htc,Samsung) Moto was so close with the D4, but screen size and nonremoval battery are a deal killer for me, in the summer I use navigation on a motorcycle without access to a charger for 20-30 hours, so 2 extra charged batteries are always in my pocket.
    Unfortunately,whatever you choose, you will be giving up something. But gaining a whole lot, good luck, I'm sure you will be happy with whatever you choose.


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    Was going to get a Maxx for hubby and I (because the Razrs were BOGO free at Verizon - and I was going to suffer through having a touch screen only phone just so he could get a new phone too), but since his line wasn't due for an update, we couldn't get the BOGO free deal. Which in the end, sad for him, but glad for me, haha, because I was soooo worried about not having a physical keyboard, the thought of typing on a touch screen for everything was making me sick! So I joyfully ordered the Droid 4 on Friday and will get it Tuesday.

    I think you just really have to decide, can you live without a physical keyboard? I know I didn't want to.
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    I understand how you feel on the battery. I came from a droid x with a 2600mah extended to the droid 4. The only think i can suggest is buying the seidio charging vault....( Seidio Charging Vault ) which is a extended battery its self. It might be a pain charging it all the time, but thats the only thing I can think of if you want to keep the d4
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    I'm sure in a month or two iFixit will have a video on how to safely remove the D4 battery as well as manufacturers that will have a bigger MAH internal extended battery for it.
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    Why do people think a D4 Max will come out? First off, the D4 is the red-headed stepchild of Motorola's lineup; they don't even advertise the phone. Nobody gives a hell about the D4 and it will probably be the last slider phone they ever release (sad face).

    The Razor was super popular and the physical "hump" lent itself perfectly for filling in - the MAXX.

    Get a grip people - there's no D4 "Max" coming. There's just no room for it. Maybe a "global" version or something in a few months, but that's it.

    What I'll be waiting for (and it will never happen) is the Droid 5 which hopefully will have a better screen and other upgrades. But the D5 will probably never happen (I think the D4 might be the last slider ever from Motorolla), and if it did come out it'll be 12 months from now. And I'll be rocking the D4 until then.
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    Quote Originally Posted by amishdude01 View Post
    I understand how you feel on the battery. I came from a droid x with a 2600mah extended to the droid 4. The only think i can suggest is buying the seidio charging vault....( Seidio Charging Vault ) which is a extended battery its self. It might be a pain charging it all the time, but thats the only thing I can think of if you want to keep the d4
    Thanks for the recommendation. I just went ahead and placed my order for the Seidio Charging Vault.
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    Quote Originally Posted by greenmile View Post
    Why do people think a D4 Max will come out? First off, the D4 is the red-headed stepchild of Motorola's lineup; they don't even advertise the phone. Nobody gives a hell about the D4 and it will probably be the last slider phone they ever release (sad face).

    The Razor was super popular and the physical "hump" lent itself perfectly for filling in - the MAXX.

    Get a grip people - there's no D4 "Max" coming. There's just no room for it. Maybe a "global" version or something in a few months, but that's it.

    What I'll be waiting for (and it will never happen) is the Droid 5 which hopefully will have a better screen and other upgrades. But the D5 will probably never happen (I think the D4 might be the last slider ever from Motorolla), and if it did come out it'll be 12 months from now. And I'll be rocking the D4 until then.
    I have to respectfully disagree with you. You may be correct about there never being a D4 Maxx, but I've just been so crushed by new and better phones coming out just mere months after purchasing a phone, that it wouldn't necessarily shock me. So you think the D4 will be the last ever slider from Motorola? Why? I think there will always be people who are just not buying into having a full touch screen phone, without the option of a slide-out keyboard. This holds true especially for business users who are constantly sending out text messages, editing documents, writing emails, etc. I absolutely believe that this is not the last slider phone. That's ridiculous to think. Sure, they may not be as popular as full touch screen phones, but there are still a handful of people out there (like me) who prefer having the best of both worlds. This of course comes with a price, in that the phones will undoubtedly be heavier and bulkier, but I think it's worth it when you have such an outstanding keyboard as found on the D4.
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    You make a very valid point. I've been playing around with the D4's virtual keyboard for a few hours today, and I have decided that having the option to type on a physical keypad is an absolute necessity for me. I'm sure I'd get used to the virtual one, but why should I feel frustrated and less confident typing solely on a virtual keypad if I don't have to? I think I will keep the D4 and just suck it up. Thanks for the response.
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    the only reason to keep d4 is for physical keyboard. if you can live with virtual keyboard there is no reason to keep d4.
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