I'm eligible to upgrade from my Droid X and am presently considering both the Razr Maxx and Galaxy Nexus. I've found a bunch of other threads and have perused those but I have seen no comments about either of these subjects, both of which relate to issues with my Droid X.
When taking pictures out of doors in bright light, the screen on my Droid X is all but invisible. Actually it's not just when taking pictures, but those get recorded and taunt me forever with "can't you frame a decent picture!" Is visibility in bright ambient light different for either of these (and will I find it better than the Droid X?)
Both my wife and I have Droid Xs and we both have difficulty with the GPS. I find that when I go to google navigation the phone will literally sit there forever "waiting for location." (OK, I haven't waited forever, but I have waited for ten or fifteen minutes.) OTOH my wife's phone doesn't have this problem. Instead hers seems incapable of recording a track and proper distance when running and using Cardio Trainer. (Mine does this fine.) I suppose we're both due for a factory reset. Is there any difference in GPS performence between these two phones?
Are there any phones on the horizon that are likely to be significantly different beyond what these offer?
I'm otherwise conflicted because I like the idea that the Google Nexus is going to be more modifiable and will likely be more up to date WRT official upgrades. I'm not thrilled that after 18 months of owning the DX I'm not going to see ICS from Moto/VZ. (And the locked boot loader makes it more difficult for third parties to provide this.) That steers me toward the GNex. OTOH, the better radio, call quality and HUGE battery make the Maxx attractive. No clear winner for me but scren visibility and GPS performance could sway me.