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    Thin may be IN, but......

    I'll take the Rezound's thickness any day.
    Look at the Razr. The claim is that it is the thinnest 4G LTE smartphone at 0.28 inches. But what about the bulge at the top? My OG Droid is thinner than that, if you only measure the lip at the bottom. Lay the Razr on its back on a table. It's only supported in two places, along the bulge on the back and along the bottom edge. Then sit on it. Can it withstand the pressure? There are early reports of the Razr cracking. This may be one of the reasons. Kevlar backing and Gorilla glass aside, I don't think the Razr can withstand that much flexing.
    Look at the Nexus. Curved face, at 0.37 inches along the thinnest part, not counting the bulge at the bottom. Lay the Nexus face down on a table. It is curved, so it is only supported along the top edge and bottom edge. Sit on it. Can it withstand the pressure? Who wants to try it? Or put the Nexus on its back. The bulge on the bottom still keeps the phone from lying flat, so it is supported along the bulge and near the top. Can it withstand flexing in that position?
    Look at the Rezound. Put it face down on the table and it is supported all the way around. Put it on its back and it is supported by about 75% of the back. Who cares that it is 0.54 inches. I put a silicone case on mine, and it is now about 0.68 inches. If it was over an inch thick, it might feel like a brick, but the difference in the feel of 0.28 inches vs. 0.68 inches in the hand is insignificant. (Does holding a 3 x 5 index card vs. a 3 x 5 notepad make that much difference in your hand?) Structurally, the thickness makes a big difference.
    I would hope that those who are contemplating the Rezound vs. the Razr vs. the Nexus would give some serious thought about the structural integrity of the phones.
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    First time I've seen someone consider whether they can sit on a phone part of the decsion. I'm thinking it's not good to sit on any of them
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    That's the reason I didn't even consider the Razr, I haven't got my Nexus yet to compare myself but the Rezound will be my day to day phone and the Nexus just for fun. I don't have a case yet for the Rezound, but I've been thinking about it.
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    ya know, sometimes I like to put things in my back pocket. Can't do that with the razr. thats to dangerous....to the phone that is. The Nexus, maybe you can get away with it. this is only a factor for people who put phones in their back pockets. But there are always accidents and the rezound feels like it would be less prone to breaking.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cp24eva View Post
    ya know, sometimes I like to put things in my back pocket. Can't do that with the razr. thats to dangerous....to the phone that is. The Nexus, maybe you can get away with it. this is only a factor for people who put phones in their back pockets. But there are always accidents and the rezound feels like it would be less prone to breaking.
    LOL.
    I put my RAZR in the back pocket of my jeans with no problems at all. Must be that steel core.
    Also, the hump gives me something to grab on to.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SANhacker View Post
    LOL.
    I put my RAZR in the back pocket of my jeans with no problems at all. Must be that steel core.
    Also, the hump gives me something to grab on to.
    Well you might only weigh like 120 or something I'm kidding. Thats good that you can do that though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by droidtom View Post
    First time I've seen someone consider whether they can sit on a phone part of the decsion. I'm thinking it's not good to sit on any of them
    Me too, but my daughter and a lot of women tend to stick their phones in their back pocket(Can't figure that one out) and then sit on them. Like all day...I personally consider that phone abuse but I wear carpenters and cargos so I have a pocket just for my phone.
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    Thin phone but a fat bezel. The thinness of the Razr is a marketing scam imo. Same size screen as the Bionic for example, but a much larger footprint.

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    Quote Originally Posted by t35rk View Post
    Thin phone but a fat bezel. The thinness of the Razr is a marketing scam imo. Same size screen as the Bionic for example, but a much larger footprint.

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    +1 to that. I actually prefer the bionic over the razr (minus the bugs though)
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    Let me say this.....I am a Razr owner and yes....it gets a decent amount of attention...and thin apparently is in....but I find the curve of the GN sexy.
    Go to work, send your kids to school, follow fashion, act normal, walk on the pavement, watch t.v., save for your old age, obey the law, don't ask questions, and repeat after me.....I am free.
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