Scotty, how do you compare the s3 to the razr? I think this weekend is when I'm going to make my move and im still undecided
Positive: Beautiful Screen, great pictures, fast phone, and the Samsung version on top of ICS is nice. Also, my wife absolutely loves her S3, which anytime wifey is happy is a plus for me.
Negatives: Too big. (I couldn't even imagine carrying the Note.) You can't reach the top fo the display 1 handed. My wife uses both hands, so it's not a problem for her, but I like to do everything with 1 hand.
I hated the keyboard and I am NOT a fan of swype. HOwever, if youa re a fan of swype, this would probably be a positive for you. It's my understanding that Samsung's Swype is the best. Me, I hated it. Spell check wasn't great either.
Feels plasticy. Not solid at all. I was afraid to put it in my back pocket, which is where I always carry my Razr, because I was afraid my big butt would break it.
My biggest problem: it dropped from a 2 foot hight and broke the screen. 2 feet is nothing. If you do get one, put a very expensive shock proof case on it.
Maxx HD -
Positive: Everything. It feels good in the hands. The phone is all metal and is very solid. Every time I pick it up, I can't believe how good it fits in my hands and how well built it is. If you're a fan of the feel of the iPhone, you'll love the HD. The motoblur on top of ICS is really nice. Moto's done a great job of improving motoblur. I actually like the keyboard on the moto phones more than any other phone.
Negatives: Haven't really found anything negative about it. I've heard the camera is bad, but I haven't experienced any bad shots. The camera is not up to the quality of the S3, but it's good enough for me.
Comparison between the two phones is tough, because they are so different. If Verizon puts both phones beside each other, hold them both at once, you'll see what I mean about the feel of the two phones. The G3 is lighter, but bigger. The Maxx HD is heavier, but feels more solid and I can cover the screen while holding the phone with one hand.
Millions of people own and love the S3. My wife is one of them. Me personally I hated it and was very happy when I dropped it and the screen broke. THat meant that I had an excuse to get the Maxx HD
I have been reading all the replies to this thread and damn, this is tough. The replies i've read have been very helpful! Also, loved when we dug up my voyager from the grave lol(loved that phone). I am getting my phone through Costco because of their return policy(90 days). I am still torn on which to get! I love the look on the MAXX HD it's gorgeous and feels great in my hand. I could also say the same with the S3, however, the battery life and the reception issue is really throwing me off. I'm also not a big fan of the touchwiz, probably because I haven't really played around with it considering everyone is hogging it lol.
Also, I might be moving to Canada in the next couple months and as far as I can tell the Maxx hd is a Global phone. Hmm..