Just got back from the verizon store today - just to test the speeds on different phones vs my Nexus. I'm always paranoid I'm not getting the best reception.
Surprisingly, I got the best speeds I've ever gotten on my Nexus when I was in the store - they were on average, 5-6mbps above the Razr, Rezound, Maxx etc. I never get those high of speeds so I don't know how accurate the results were. The guy at the store did tell me that more people come in and complain about the Razr's than the Nexus though. Seems a little different story on these forums though.
However! I will say that when I was playing with the Maxx - the OS seemed so much snappier to me. Going from different apps, multi-tasking, etc - was a lot faster on the Maxx. I would test both phones at the same time, opening the same apps, etc. Maxx was definitely and highly noticeably quicker and snappier.
Is this normal?
(BTW - this isn't a complaint thread. I love the nexus for many reasons, just trying to make the best decision on a phone right now since my return period will be up in a couple weeks).