I'm not getting either phone. I like a physical KB, but I do have an opinion on the looks of the phones:
The Nexus looks like a hunk of junk compared to the RAZR. It just looks...chubby, like a 4 year old old Palm Treo without a keyboard. Here is the video that made me think this, especially when he takes off the cheap-looking plastic back around 3:20 http://www.droidforums.net/forum/gal...xing-gnex.html
Then there's the RAZR. The thing looks like space aliens dropped it off on Earth to save us. This thing is like the obelisk in 2001: A Space Odyssey and I feel like an ape dancing around and screaming at it when I see it. This is the picture that made me think this Motorola RAZR hands on & review - Insider Blog - Expansys.com UK
Wow I looked at the 3:20 mark taking off the back - I don't think I've ever seen a back BEND before. It's as thin as a piece of paper... it looked like it was going to snap.
As far as the RAZR I like the look.
I'm still undecided but watching him take the back off really was a turn off.
My X has also had three OS updates and been screwed royally by all three...each one screwing up something different. The first messed up 3G and streaming, the second messed up my kindle application (it would auto force close when I tried to bookmark the page), and the third screwed up my camera function. At which point I gave up and performed a hard factory reset.
But my gut says that Moto just makes the best phone hardware, period. The RAZR looks like it was hewn from Carbonite. The Nexus...not so much. In the end we'll just have to wait to see how the phones function. Hopefully, they'll both be great phones! I won't be recommending either to anyone until I see them hands on and read people's reactions on these forums.
One thing that does worry me about Motorola is how they have pushed out less than stellar updates. With the original Droid, their final update pushed out a home launcher that lagged like a snail. The Droid 2 Global sat with terrible software for many many months. The recent Droid X Gingerbread updates have really screwed things up for people that were content on Froyo. There are workarounds when it comes to software, but the situation is still disconcerting.
Last edited by NoBloatware; 11-04-2011 at 01:33 PM.
Moto's complete lack of response to their awful camera's they put in phones is also a little disconcerting as well. Even in the new phones they still have the same awful sensors and complete lack of lowlight ability. You can make a camera 7 million megapixels, but if you don't have the right sensors it's worthless.
I understand you can make moto's camera's better by downloading a camera app, adjusting the settings, standing on your head and shooting the photo at exactly 7:47pm. But who wants to do all that?
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