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Discussion in 'Motorola Droid MAXX' started by brucebanner77, Mar 29, 2016.

  1. Mustang02

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    Disabling the app just prevents it from running. Still uses available storage space on the phone.
     
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    ^^^ +1. All of the apps I have Disabled don't take up much space though, maybe 100MB....on a 32 GB phone.

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    So, it saves RAM possibly?

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    Saves RAM, because it's not running, but the app still takes memory/storage on the device.

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    Yes and no. Android, as an os, intentionally fills ram with most used apps so they start up quicker. By disabling bloatware they won't show up in ram but something else will take its place. The good news is ,unlike Windows , if you need more ram Android will remove other stuff from the ram as needed. As an example of you are doing a ram intensive application you may notice next time you go to a popular (for you) app that is no longer at the same point it was last time you used it , maybe going back to its starting point the way Tapatalk (the app I'm using to write this post) does when Android closes it out ram.
    As far as phones, forget about screen size until you hold them in your hand. Ergonomics and bezel sizes have changed dramatically in the last 2 years so you can get a Note sized screen that doesn't feel in hand like a minutiae tablet anymore. My Note4 has a bigger screen than my Note2 but feels MUCH better in hand.
    As far as cameras go they're all better than what you've got now but the S7 is winning review after review with the newest Nexus coming in a usually close second

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    Good advice.

    I forgot all about the Nexus phones. Been researching the HTC-One-M9 and LG-G5.

    I've had a blackberry, Samsung and 2 Motorolas, think I'm going to try something different with my next phone. Unless the S7 is just that BA of a phone.

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    I had forgotten that the Nexus phones do have a lot less bloat, my GNex was pretty clean.
    Also the Nexus phones can typically be easily rooted and the remaining Bloat then removed.

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    On my S3, S5 and S7 I use Google Voice for my voice mail while using the Verizon provided phone number. Earlier discussion I had on this forum suggests this might be a Samsung thing? I am not able to disable the Verizon Voice mail app. It takes very little room.


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    I agree with iPhone 6s. Same size as the Maxx, great camera, I get the same battery life with the 6s as I had with the Droid Maxx.

    Fantastic device. It also gets updates, lots and lots of updates.
     
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    I'll never purchase an iPhone. I would say I'll never use one, but my company issued me a 4s. Phone SUCKS!

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    Update : ended up with a Nexus 5x on Project Fi. Phone is sweet!

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    Different question, is it better to buy the phone outright and be free of contract.

    Or wait andget the phone cheaper but be stuck under contract for 2 more years