DroidForums.net is the original Verizon Android Forum! Registered Users do not see these ads. Please Register - It's Free!
Page 1 of 5 123 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 48
Like Tree5Likes

Thread: Researching the Rezound . . . and Razr MAXX

  1. Junior Droid
    bawoo49's Avatar
    Member #
    280253
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    Piedmont Triad, North Carolina
    Posts
    27
    Liked
    3 times
    Phone
    Razr Maxx
    #1

    Researching the Rezound . . . and Razr MAXX

    Hello everyone! I am new to both this forum and smartphones and need your help, please.

    We are researching the purchase of our first smartphones and have narrowed the field to the HTC Rezound and the Motorola Razr MAXX. We live in a rural area with limited cell coverage and need good reception and connectivity. Many reviews I have read state that the Razr has the best reception of the current crop of smartphones and that the Rezound has some reception issues. Also, I work outside much of the time and need a phone that is reasonably durable. The Razr has documented delicate screen issues; I have not read about this problem with the Rezound, it appears to be better able to withstand outside exposure.

    Regarding the ICS upgrade available OTA, is this upgrade pre-installed in new Rezounds?

    Thanks for your help with our concerns.
  2.  
     
     
     
  3. Rescue Squad
    TisMyDroid's Avatar
    Member #
    171269
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Central New York
    Posts
    4,462
    Liked
    950 times
    Phone
    Samsung Galaxy Note 2
    #2
    Welcome to DF bawoo! Both phones are excellent phones in my opinion. I was also stuck choosing between the two. My son got the Rezound and I got the Maxx. We live in a rural area with not the best signal but both our phones do really well. You could even think about getting one of each. I do not think you would be disappointed with either phone.

    As far as durability, they both have the potential for damage but getting a case and screen protector makes a big difference.

    As you know, the Maxx has excellent battery life but the Rezound can do just as well with the extended battery. And there is actually one advantage to the extended battery. You have a removable battery and a spare if you ever need it.

    I think the Rezound takes better pics but the difference is not huge.

    I upgraded my son's Rezound to ICS yesterday and everytime I have his phone I notice things I like about it that mine does not have. The one thing I love is the notification drop down. It gives you very easy access to your most recent apps, wifi toggle, settings, etc.

    They both will probably come needing to be updated to ICS.

    Hope this helps with your decision. Feel free to ask any questions.

    Sent from my DROID RAZR Maxx using Droid Forums
  4. Master Droid
    Snoking's Avatar
    Member #
    62442
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Posts
    715
    Liked
    30 times
    Phone
    Moto X
    #3
    I would like to know where you read about radio issues with the Rezound? Hold both, for a while. The Rezound with the extended battery is an animal similar to the Maxx. Rezound has better camera, removable battery, and less issues with ICS than the Maxx. Only down sides that I have are Blue Tooth sound quality and no third party WiFi tether without rooting.

    A new Rezound will most likely get ICS as you walk out the door.
    Rezound User - Retired Techie
  5. Master Droid
    acousticshade's Avatar
    Member #
    68641
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Michigan
    Posts
    384
    Liked
    56 times
    Phone
    Rezound
    #4
    Rezound radios are top notch. The screen, processor and camera are all better than the maxx. The rezound build is also very solid. Unless you like the look/feel of the maxx or really want the battery power & a slim phone, I would recommend the rezound. There are not very many uphappy rezound users out there.
    AC Shade

    Yes my avatar is a chicken....WITH A CAMERA ON ITS HEAD!!!!
    Typed from some sort of computing device, but probably from my LG G2 which is fun to say over and over and over again...
  6. Rescue Squad
    TisMyDroid's Avatar
    Member #
    171269
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Central New York
    Posts
    4,462
    Liked
    950 times
    Phone
    Samsung Galaxy Note 2
    #5
    The one thing I forgot to mention...

    Go to the verizon store and spend lots of time playing with both phones. That will probably be what makes your decision for you. I guarantee you, that whatever you choose, you will not regret.

    I love my Maxx and even though my son's Rezound is an excellent phone, I would not trade with him. When we first got our phones, we did a lot of teasing back and forth on who's phone was better. You will find that most people love the phone they have.

    Sent from my DROID RAZR Maxx using Droid Forums
  7. Master Droid
    acejavelin's Avatar
    Member #
    264612
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    North Dakota, USA
    Posts
    753
    Liked
    31 times
    Phone
    Nexus 4 / LG G2
    #6
    Quote Originally Posted by bawoo49 View Post
    Hello everyone! I am new to both this forum and smartphones and need your help, please.

    We are researching the purchase of our first smartphones and have narrowed the field to the HTC Rezound and the Motorola Razr MAXX. We live in a rural area with limited cell coverage and need good reception and connectivity. Many reviews I have read state that the Razr has the best reception of the current crop of smartphones and that the Rezound has some reception issues. Also, I work outside much of the time and need a phone that is reasonably durable. The Razr has documented delicate screen issues; I have not read about this problem with the Rezound, it appears to be better able to withstand outside exposure.

    Regarding the ICS upgrade available OTA, is this upgrade pre-installed in new Rezounds?

    Thanks for your help with our concerns.
    I am not familiar with the radios in the Maxx, but there are no known reception issues with a properly functioning Rezound... the radios in the Rezound are some of the best I have ever seen, I travel in rural areas a lot for work and this phone pics up signal where many others can't. So as far as reception goes, this is one of the best I have ever used, ranking up there with the LG enV (one of the best cell phones for signal reception on all time)! None of my co-workers have ever complained about their Maxx signal wise.

    As far as durability, the Maxx and Rezound are probably tied here, drop an Otterbox Defender, Seidio Active, or Titan Kraken case on either one and it will take a serious pounding without any real issue. I have dropped my Rezound well over 20 feet in an Otterbox Defender to a concrete floor and it's still in flawless condition, but I think this is more case than phone itself.

    The Maxx's real strength is the battery life, unquestionably the best of any smartphone out there, the Rezound not so much but with an extended battery it is pretty close.

    I can't speak to the Rezound having ICS new, I guess it would depend when it was made and how long it has been sitting on the shelf, either way, ICS is generally available and you can update if you wish anytime.

    Too be honest, I own the Rezound and love it, I have co-workers who have the Razr Maxx and they love that phone, and you would probably be happy with either one, go try them out and see what you think, the user interfaces are the main difference, I think the Moto Blur interface is bland and unpolished but HTC Sense is very polished and fluid but this is only my opinion. Best bet is to see what you like best.

    As an IT tech, I see these and help people with them in my company all the time, our employees are allowed to pick out any phone they like from an iPhone to Android to Blackberry to Windows Phone to whatever as long as it is from Verizon and can get Exchange Email, so I have seen them all and it is pretty even across the board (although haven't seen a new BB in a couple years), and I have TWO Rezounds (work & personal), so take it for what it is worth, there are only a few mid to high-end phones I would recommend against right now, and your choices are not them.
  8. Droid
    HRod08's Avatar
    Member #
    233914
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Posts
    43
    Liked
    4 times
    Phone
    DroidX
    #7
    My Maxx sits in a drawer while my Rezound gets all the attention.
    acejavelin likes this.
  9. Junior Droid
    bawoo49's Avatar
    Member #
    280253
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    Piedmont Triad, North Carolina
    Posts
    27
    Liked
    3 times
    Phone
    Razr Maxx
    #8
    Thanks to all of you for your opinions and experiences! The best advice is to go to a Verizon store and compare the two.

    acejavelin, you said you know of more mid to high-level phones that you would recommend over either of these. I am open to all suggestions, would you share those recommendations?

    Again, thanks!
  10. Master Droid
    Snoking's Avatar
    Member #
    62442
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Posts
    715
    Liked
    30 times
    Phone
    Moto X
    #9
    Quote Originally Posted by bawoo49
    Thanks to all of you for your opinions and experiences! The best advice is to go to a Verizon store and compare the two.

    acejavelin, you said you know of more mid to high-level phones that you would recommend over either of these. I am open to all suggestions, would you share those recommendations?

    Again, thanks!
    I think you kinda turned around what he said about high end phones.

    The Rezound might be the last high end phone with a removable battery!
    Rezound User - Retired Techie
  11. Master Droid
    DroidBoardr's Avatar
    Member #
    255232
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Posts
    373
    Liked
    9 times
    Phone
    Rezound/ Galaxy S3/ Galaxy S4
    #10
    Quote Originally Posted by Snoking View Post
    The Rezound might be the last high end phone with a removable battery!
    Thankfully the Galaxy S3 still has a removable battery, but i agree, i think all manufacturers are moving towards non removable batteries, which is super lame.
Page 1 of 5 123 ... LastLast

Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Similar Threads

  1. Trade Razr Maxx for Rezound
    By HRod08 in forum HTC Rezound
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 07-08-2012, 07:58 PM
  2. Traded in my Rezound for a Razr Maxx
    By mikeg in forum Droid RAZR MAXX
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 06-09-2012, 07:07 AM
  3. Choosing Between Nexus, Razr Maxx, Rezound...
    By SWFLDroid in forum Android General Discussions
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 05-23-2012, 11:20 AM
  4. [RUMOR] ICS Coming to RAZR, Maxx And Rezound....Next Week
    By cereal killer in forum Android News
    Replies: 59
    Last Post: 04-06-2012, 03:43 AM
  5. Razr , Maxx, and Rezound expecting to get ICS update next week!
    By amishdude01 in forum Droid 4 General Discussion
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 04-01-2012, 05:31 AM

Search tags for this page

does rezound or razr maxx have best reception
,
does super live pro work on droid bionic
,

droid razr maxx vs htc rezound review

,
motorola droid razr maxx vs htc rezound
,
motorola super live pro
,
settings for razr maxx best reception
,
super live pro
,
super live pro doesn't work on razr maxx
,
super live pro forums
,

super live pro maxx

,

superlivepro for razr maxx

,
superlivepro motorola razr
,
trade rezound for razr
,
update ics reception issues razr maxx
,
ways to get better cell phone signal razr maxx
Click on a term to search our site for related topics.

Tags for this Thread

Find us on Google+