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    Maxx HD from Thunderbolt?

    Hey all,

    Have the thunderbolt; its been working well. Got my upgrade and the Maxx HD looks tempting. Not as big as the S3 or Note II and huge battery (my fav selling point). So, is this phone anything special or just a nice android phone with big battery? Would welcome all opinions.

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    IMO It's just a nice android phone with a big battery. When compared to the DNA or Note 2, the MAXX HD has a worse looking screen, smaller screen (pro for some), larger bezel, on screen buttons which makes the display effectively 4.3" instead of 4.7", horrible camera, 1GB of RAM vs 2GB, dual core vs quad core, and currently only runs ICS.

    The only real pro IMO is that it had a fantastic battery, durable, and had a micro HDMI port.
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    Re: Maxx HD from Thunderbolt?

    That's what I was afraid of. I have not held one yet, but looking at it online made me flash back to my OG Droid. If I'm going to spend $250-300 and lock into another contract, I want to find that "significant" upgrade to a thunderbolt. Thanks

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    IMO the maxx hd is the best android phone on the market right now, all things considered. With the possible exception of the camera, which I couldn't care less about. I rarely if ever use it.

    The screen on the maxx is gorgeous. 1080p is nothing but a marketing gimmick and a battery hog. WIth the naked eye you can't tell the difference. 11g of usable storage on the DNA? It's a joke. 1g of ram vs 2g, again you won't notice the difference. The DNA needs the extra horsepower to run Sense. And that 2020 mah battery will be eaten up in a hurry with that big screen.

    Get the Maxx. You won't be sorry.
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    Yea, HTC can't get of their own way. Something so good, and then put physical limits onto it. Ahhhhh!
    I like a good camera, I'll need to see how "bad" it is. I love the camera on my thunderbolt so I have a good reference level.

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    I came from the tbolt and chose the maxx hd. As already said, the specs aren't there compared to the others, but since it is basically stock android, it seems to run as quick as the others. I don't think you need quad core or 2gb ram yet with stock.

    Yes the DNA screen is better for the most part, but I notice the maxx hd screen has brighter whites and darker blacks.

    Since I felt that while on paper the DNA and note are better, the experience won't be any different. And you get the monster battery and sd slot. The note is to big so that was out.

    Overall I am happy with my decision as not being tethered to a wall is nice. And the radio is stronger than the tbolt and from what I read the strongest of the 3.
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    From what I have been reading, the radio is a feature like you say. I hope your right. I spend 25% of my year on job sites in limited reception areas. Anything worth worth than the thunderbolt does me no good. Thanks for the feedback, you guys are hitting on my key interest areas.

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    Ya I go to terrible reception areas frequently and am often in thick walled buildings. Where I have been the last month, the tbolt was in and out of reception in one room. But the max hd gets perfect connection. The bars are down to 1 or 2 like the tbolt but it connects just fine.

    I haven't tested it yet in sketchy 3g areas yet, but will soon enough.
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    How about widgets and stupid stuff like that? I think HTC may have spoiled me. I love widgets over basic icons.

    Thoughts on screen size? I saw a S3 and it looked like a phone for people with bad eye sight. Resolution was the same, just enlarged.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pctdavis View Post
    That's what I was afraid of. I have not held one yet, but looking at it online made me flash back to my OG Droid. If I'm going to spend $250-300 and lock into another contract, I want to find that "significant" upgrade to a thunderbolt. Thanks

    Red meat is not bad for you; green fuzzy meat is bad for you.
    I finally got rid of my thunderbolt for the maxx HD and I couldn't be happier. Only paid $149 after $50 giftcard from target. Batter life is awesome!! The best thing is to not listen to everyone here and just go to the store and see what feels best for you and see what phone fits your needs the best. For me this was a no brainer .. I love the feel of the phone in my hand, it's just the right size for me and feels very solid. I originally went out to get the S3 but that thing feels like a toy and way too much plastic. The DNA and Note II are way too big for me and I couldn't see using those things as an everyday phone.
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