Bionic Today or Razror Nexus in a few weeks?

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    Should I get the bionic today? Or wait? Also, how easy is it to root Bionic?
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    Rooting the bionic is very easy actually. I love my bionic, but if you browse around you'll find other people who either love it ir hate it, so its really personal preference. I myself don't like the look of the razr, and ill be damned if I ever lay my hands on a samsung device again. But again, this is my opinion.

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    Do you want a Razr Nexus, or the Razr, or the Nexus? ;)

    I'm not impressed with either to be honest, but, that is my opinion. Any new phone with a dual core is an IMPRESSIVE upgrade from the D1 (RIP).
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    ^^^good point. The Bionic has had some issues, but it's pretty much on par with the RAZR and Nexus, although they both had a bit better screen and the Nexus at least will have a much better camera.

    If you care about the camera, the Bionic is supposedly terrible. Otherwise it's very competitive.

    I would add, however, that my feeling is the RAZR is going to be Moto's baby and it will be better supported than the Bionic. The RAZR brand might prop-up resale value a bit if that matters.
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    The camera on the bionic isn't bad per se, it just takes forever to focus in on things. With the Roms foe the bionic out now, they replace the default bionic camera app with others that worm faster, but still retain the quality.

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    root took no lie 5 mins

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    If you're into rooting and flashing, go pick up a Bionic today. There's a great team of Devs already backing the Bionic, and their ROMs seem to fix a lot of issues that the Bionic had right out of the gate. Plus with the leaked .893 files you've got most the annoying problems dealt with (connectivity issues, camera, etc). Add to that the fact that both the Nexus and Razr will probably have a slew of problems at first, just like all smartphones. So it really comes down to: Do you want a phone that's supposed to have it's major problems fixed by around mid-November, or do you want to wait for a new phone that may have worse issues when released and silently curse it for a month or so while the kinks are being worked out?

    As to everything else, it comes down to personal preference. Is a removable battery important to you? If so, the Razr is out. What about using SD cards? That rules out the Nexus. The slight jump in clock speed for the Razr/Nexus will barely be noticeable, if at all. And honestly, I like being able to use my phone in direct sunlight...something that the Bionic does astronomically well.

    But, that's all just my opinions and beliefs. I dig my Bionic, and nothing slated to release in the next few months Wow's me as much as it did. Mostly because those phones are not doing anything new or revolutionary beyond ICS, and the Bionic will end up getting that.
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    That's a great point I keep trying to forget about the Bionic: visibility outdoors. If you think about it, outside is often when you really NEED to use your phone when you need to use your phone. But I'm interested to hear more about real world tests with the RAZR and Nexus, because I have a feeling at least the Nexus will perform pretty well in direct sunlight, as well.
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    Only have to wait a couple more weeks for at least the Razr to come out too. No official release date of the Nexus yet, unless I missed something the past 2 days I haven't really been on the board...

    Real world tests and comparisons are, in my opinion, the second best way to look at a phone other than getting your hands on one to demo.
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    go get the Bionic it at Best Buy - they'll do an exchange within 30 days, despite Verizon's 14 day rule... can't return and go back, but can exchange
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    But they don't honor the NE2 discount, correct?
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    True, but without buying the phone you can't test it yourself in direct sunlight. Plus, I'd rather not incur the restocking fees.

    I played with the Bionic in the store for about 5 minutes. I became very frustrated and agitated over the demo junk loaded onto it that kept interrupting my exploring the features.
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    forgive my ignorance... NE2?
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    New every 2. A discount program that verizon has unfortunately done away with now. Most of us have used our final ones for this next round of purchases: bionic, nexus, razr, etc. It's a $50 off program for resigning for two years that you once got every 20 months? I do believe.

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    Ah ok - I doubt BB does that... but their buyback program is pretty nice for the newer phones.
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    Ok well I went out and got the bionic. Diggin it so far thanks for all the replies everyone. One last question is rooting and unrooting really as easy as it says it is in the bionic forum? Im tempted but once I rooted my d1 I never had to unroot or anything so I'm unfamiliar w that... Thanks again everyone!
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    Webtop hack = win for Bionic. 200MHz aint no thang!