Am I the only one who thinks the RAZR will be better than the GNex?

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    Perfect it on your stuff then I'll give you my Bionic and Nexus to create the Motorola Droid BioNexus for me :wink:

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    It really is a matter of preference. I'd rather have a removable battery, 720p screen, an unlocked bootloader, and updates in a reasonable amount of time. Lately Moto's phones have had too many problems for me (random loss of reception and gps issues with my Droid 3) and although Blur isn't as bad as it used to be, I see absolutely no need for it with ICS. By time these phones get ICS the Nexus will probably have already gotten a few small updates and it won't be long until Jelly Bean is announced at Google I/O. I just don't want to be constantly behind. The Razr looks nice, but looks aren't everything and if battery life isn't that great there's no way to carry an extra battery. I'm probably going to pay full retail for the Nexus.
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    I thought this as well. Once it gets ICS I really don't see how the Galaxy Nexus can really compete. It's just cause it got it first. I wonder if both released with ICS what would have happened? Food for thought
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    If they were both released with stock ICS or just ICS? Would they both also be getting upgraded at the same time in the future?
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    I agree it would be alot differentvif both were launched with ICS but as it is only the gn, and it will probly be 3rd 4th quarter 2012 before razr gets ics. I just read a post saying what phones sammy would release ics on but said it would be 2nd quarter 2012, isnt sammy known for getting early releases? I could be wrong? But there are still phones with no official gb... So i cant see getting a razr n saying , o but when ot gets ics.... While it may be better.. (then...and not saying it will.... Who knows) the fact is iy could be a year before it gets it, who knows what new toys will be out by then. Im not saying dont get razr, but dont get it on the bank that it will have ics within a month r so

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    galaxy note is better

    lolll

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    This will probably change if Google's buyout of Motorola goes through. There is no way they would not update their phones as quickly.

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    3rd 4th quarter? U forget moto is alwats the first to send out phone updates? The nexus will be better for rom whores, the razr will be better for the avg civilian. Hence one being a "developer" phone and one coming with a custom UI.

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    My X has had three OS updates in the last year and a half. I believe Moto will update to ICS on the Razr and soon. I'm going Razr and a big reason is from the great experience I have had with my X.

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    didn't the nexus s always get upgrades before the motos

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    After some research it makes sense why the battery is not removable on the razr. They are using a lithium polymer battery instead of an ion battery. It is used in all the apple products and probably a lot of slim tablets. It is a gel pack battery instead of solid like we have known in all our other droid phones. Hence the stainless frame and kevlar back. The batteries swell a bit more and can get warmer that the ions. However they can be molded much thinner. Apparently they are a bit more volatile than ions as well and can explode easier. That would make sense why they don't want customers tampering with them.

    I had not seen this mentioned and wanted to throw it out here.

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    That's interesting

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    nice work.... I'm sure more are worried how many hours they can get out of them .. iphones get decent battery w them... unless ur gaming

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    Had HTC, motorola, soon a nexus.

    Don't really wanna go back to motorola despite my problems with my HTC. So that puts motorola lower.

    Very doubtful that it'll be a better phone
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    I think the razr is looking really good. I just hate that moto lets vzw lock their phones, i think this is complete garbage and my sole reason i dont want the razr, i think it will have some sort of hard reset, and i have never had to carry around 2 batteries so not woried about not being able to swap em out.... Its just vzw screwing us over and moto letting them! :-[

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    Well the G Nex will have the the RAZR out-specced except in the ruggedness department but the general consensus is that Samsung phones feel cheaply made (which is my opinion as well). The call quality on Samsung phones tend to be lacking and not to mention they've been plagued with GPS issues to the point that a barometer had to be include in the G Nex to assist it. Motorola phones in general have superior call quality, which is likely due to one of their patented ideas, compared to Samsung phones. There is also a huge preference factor that will decide who wants which phone. The G Nex lacks a removable sd card card; this is a deal-breaker to many. A lot of people had their sights set on it until they heard about that. The RAZR lacks a removable battery; this is a deal breaker to people who to keep spare batteries. Motorola included in the RAZR software a program called Smart Actions, which when turned on tweaks the phones settings to optimize battery life (e.g. dims brightness, turns wifi off when not in use for a while, lowers clock speed, etc.). Also I speculate that they have new longer lasting battery tech in the RAZR that couldn't have been done with a removable battery during the time that it was developed; I don't think that they're gonna just make a phone with a nonremovable battery and a juice-chugging LTE chip and not have something to directly compensate for it.

    I won't be getting either phone because I'm one of the people who simply will not pay for a phone that doesn't have a slide-out keyboard, but I can say that there will be many proud owners of both of these phones in the months to come.

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    I don't think its out pected at all I actually think they're very similar in terms of technology wise. I think your major differences are going to be software such as user interface, or battery, also nexus being unlocked.... personally I think the inner guts are just a lil too similar to call either way

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    I was waiting for Nexus and found out about the new Razr. I compared both and there are certainly some pro's to ea (noted in previous posts throughout). A quick pt of full disclosure: This will be my first smartphone-Droid or otherwise. I am however a semi- techie (IT Director by trade) just a slow adopter and kinda cheap. My current piece of LG junk is dying a slow death and I have a $30 discount for any phone from Verizon until the end of Oct. So just like I always do I have been comparing these beasts up one side and down the other obviously weighing what's best for me. The answer in short: I pre ordered a RAZR w/30 bucks off. As part of my job I have telecom under me and was actually involved in the first deployments of cell phones in my organization (be nice yes I am old as dirt but still in the game!). We started w/the true bricks costing $900 ea. (most of u guys are probably too young to even know what they were). Over the yrs we have had, at one time or another, every brand made in some significant qtys. It has been my experience over many yrs that there are many good phones but for me Moto has displayed the best, most consistent build quality/performance out there. Next, there's me. I am tough on stuff in general and the usual build quality of MOTO plus the "hardened" nature of this phone in particular is a perfect fit. Can't wait to get it!!!
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    Well the Droid RAZR has an OMAP4 4430 vs the Galaxy Nexus' OMAP4 4460, which can outperform the 4430 and be clocked higher. The Droid RAZR's GPU (304 Mhz) is clocked slower than the Galaxy Nexus' GPU (384 MHz). The Droid RAZR has a qHD screen vs the the Galaxy Nexus' HD screen.

    When you look at the entire package that both phones offer it comes down to a matter of personal preference. Do you want to be one of the cool kids on the block with phone that has a stainless steel core and kevlar backing? Do you want to be the first to taste the latest version of Android?

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    I remember those things. I was 8 years old when they came out. Actually I remember them starting off at more like 3000 dollars. The only people who could afford them were celebrities and athletes.

    Edit: Maybe I'm thinking of carphones.

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