Just created an account here to comment in this thread. I've had a Droid X for 2 years and my plan just expired about a month ago. i was dead set on getting an S3 after i saw how Apple basically re-marketed the Iphone 4S as an Iphone 5 (sure there were some tweaks), but I've heard a lot of complaints about the GS3 (mostly build quality issues). I got the Maxx HD the day it came out and LOVE it. It's very fast compared to my old X (not a good comparison, I know), the video and screen quality are amazing, as is the overall build quality. Battery life seems very good so far, I've been on my phone all day, including downloading various apps and making a few 15-30 min calls and my battery is still at 89%.I do like the smart actions, however I wish I could turn off the LED indicator at night. I plan on getting an otterbox soon as well.
edit: it seems that Swype has been changed a bit since I last used it... It is registering my inputs much more accurately than my droid X did. Swype was one of the main reasons I didn't want to be a hipster and get an iphone.
I remember when I got the Droid X and the issues with loudness. Compared to that the Maxx HD is quite loud which I like...and so far people on the other end of calls comment on how clear the calls sound. They compare it to a land line...
Loving the speed on this phone, too. Its just great!!
I have mine for the past 24 hours coming from the razr maxx. I actually feel like this battery is better then the original one. LOve the features of the quick settings on the main menu. I just noticed the swype is not as accurate as my previous one. I will report more when I have more details. So far so good.
i picked up mine ( Maxx version) yesterday and I'm really loving it. I came from the samsung galaxy nexus which was a great phone, but I didn't like the cheap/plasticy build quality. This moto phone is SOOOO much nicer even though it does have some bloat. (a quick trip to the ROOT fairy took care of that!) My biggest or favorite part is that awesome battery life! It took me 8 hours to get down to the battery level that my GN would take to get to in 2 hours! ... i still can't get over how nice it's to hold this puppy. it's tough and sexy!!!! :-)