Compare Razr Maxx with Razr Maxx HD?

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    I have a chance to upgrade from the Razr Maxx to a Razr Maxx HD for not much out of pocket. Just wondering what all I would gain in the upgrade.

    HDMI video output is 1080p versus 720p.
    Jelly Bean OS vs ICS.

    Anything else?

    Thanks!
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    I had the maxx and my wife got the maxx HD we switched. HD doesn't come with jelly bean, both will get jb. I would get the HD you can sell you maxx easily.
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    Slightly faster processor, slightly bigger screen, slightly better battery life (when using lots of LTE data). It really is an evolutionary upgrade. Lots of things that are slightly better but nothing that you would consider a game changer.
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    If you log into My Verizon there is a way to compare the two phones side by side.
    There are several differences.
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    The MAXX HD still only has ICS, both the original MAXX and new MAXX HD are scheduled to receive Jelly Bean.
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    Is there a BIG difference between Maxx HD and regular Maxx?

    Hey-yo,
    I'm brand spanking new to this forum. nice place you got here. I wasn't sure which place to post this, on the Maxx thread or on the Maxx HD thread. I chose this one. I have the Maxx and i like it, a little glitchy at time, which is disapointing. My battery life is not blowing out of the water, my old X lasted just as long.

    So my question is, Amazon is selling MAXX HD for 150.00 i'm just wondering if i should ditch the regular Maxx for the HD one, what is the real difference besides the HD?

    anyone anyone?

    thanks!
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    Looking at both specs of the phones, the biggest difference is the processor. The Razr Maxx has the 1.2 GHz dual core, while the Razr Maxx HD has the top of the line 1.5 GHz dual core processor. The HD does have Near Field Communication and will be upgraded to the newest software Jelly Bean (4.1) by January of next year. Camera front and back is the same, battery life is the same, design is relatively the same too.

    It's up to you if the processing speed and software updates are big for you:happy3:
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    Not so sure if you should make the leap. The Maxx HD is definitely the better phone...better processor, display, utilizes resources better, etc. Both phones will be getting JB. Despite the differences, I am not sure if the differences are big enough for $150??

    This is coming from someone who preferred the Razr M over the og Maxx...but I won the M for free and the size of the M is what I like most (display and true ICS ui also). I wouldn't have made the trade though if it wasn't for free.
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    I bought the Maxx HD after having my Maxx since launch day. I got it yesterday. It's all metal and feels better, but really I haven't found a lot of difference between the two. I plan on making a video to demonstrate the physical differences. The UI is different and you have the new Circle widget which is cool. Also it has a quick settings to the left and the ability to add and remove the extra screens. Also, there's a favorites for your apps allowing you to only view the apps you use, instead of all of the apps. I love that addition. Obviously I haven't had it long enough to see any differences in battery life. My Maxx would last about 10-12 hours with the hotspot active and heavy use. As long as the new one can last that long I'll be happy. To be honest, I really haven't been able to tell a difference in screens.
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    I switched, but not sure it was worth the money. There's no big difference in size, but I do really love the Maxx HD. If my wife had a say, I wouldn't have been able to switch, but she dropped her Bionic and broke the screen, so I gave her my Maxx and upgraded :) The Maxx HD is all metal with the Kevlar back covering, which gives it a higher quality feeling verses the Maxx. I plan on making a video this week showing the physical differences.

    As for the screens, I haven't really been able to tell the difference in quality, but I was happy with my OG Maxx.
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    Battery life has improved
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    Well, I posted a quick review of the differences in physical appearance between the two.





    Also took some quick pictures of the Maxx HD Limited Edition tonight. I'm sure you've all seen it at other places, but here's mine.


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    Sorry. The rest are pretty blurry. My camera is only a 2MP:




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    I DO like that red/black Kevlar back! :biggrin: I want one, but can't afford the move financially right now. Maybe I'll get lucky with an off eBay purchase sometime in the coming year.
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    Folks, I've merged two threads with the same questions and duplicate content. This should keep things less confusing.
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    I was wondering why there were two. Thanks Kat
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    Huge difference!!! People are totally missing the key here. The big deal is the change in die size from 45nm on the OMAP to 28nm on the Snapdraon S4 Plus. Also the integrated 28nm LTE/cdma/evdo chipset as well. Yeah, it's faster but you'll get much better battery life under heavy use and heavy data use with the Maxx HD compared to the Maxx because of the smaller die size and integrated radio. It will not get as hot either, hence less wasted battery.

    Oh yeah, it's great having a 4.7" display too. Higher resolution may not help much but it doesn't hurt and the faster GPU makes sure it doesn't slow things down. I had it side by side with a coworkers Maxx and the phone is about the same, no bigger, maybe a little smaller. I love the design and build of the Maxx HD. The only boneheaded thing Moto did was give it MicroSDHC instead of MicroHDXC but I don't need that anyway. It would have been nice to have 2GB of RAM for future upgradeable I guess but I don't notice any problems with 1GB. Ok, one other boneheaded move...the camera should be BSI. There is no excuse for not having a BSI camera on a high-end phone. The great build and water-proof nano-coating help make up for those things. The battery life really makes up for anything else. It's just great to have a phone you can use for anything and not kill it in a day.
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    Hey guys,
    Thanks for all the input on this. I ended up pullin the trigger on it. I sold the RAZR Maxx with a desktop dock, a car dock & a Diztronic case for $320 on Ebay. Then I bought the Maxx HD with a car dock & a Diztronic case for about $245. I figured I could do it & not loose money (a perk of the job I'm being laid off of at the end of Dec). I just wanted to get it done with in case I didn't have that chance later.

    So the difference for me is big. Battery life is a bit better on the HD. The cosmetics of the phones are a bit different but not really anything big. The OS though.... JB is WAY better than ICW, BY FAR!! The 3 main buttons simplify things, the task switcher allows me to keep apps from piling up, and to truly multi-task. The Smart Start works far better on the HD.... when I put the phone in the car dock, I have it enabling BT & GPS, then starting Voice Commands & the Ulysse Speedometer. It does it all quickly & with no user interaction. Then when I remove the phone from the dock, it automatically disables BT & GPS, any calls online go to speaker, & then I use the task switcher to close the apps with a couple of quick swipes. If it keeps working like this, I'm going to have to get another dock for the bike too. :icon_ lala:

    Anyway, in hind sight, I would tell everyone to not bother with a phone with ICW on it & make the jump to JB.
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    After a week of using the Maxx HD, I have to say, it truly is the best Android phone I've ever owned. (And I've owned a ton of them including an iPhone.) For those who like the iPhone for it's feel, the Maxx HD feels as good if not better. The new Motoblur is a nice upgrade from the old Blur. The battery life seems to be the same as my OG Maxx, but I wasn't looking to improve battery life. Every time I pick this phone up, I can't put it down. It is easy to hold and easy to navigate. Well worth the $600 I dropped to begin with. Now I've got to replace 2 car docks.
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    Yes it was worth the money. I took the plunge! It only cost me 112.00$ I wrote a lengthy review on the "HD for 179.00" thread. I will say the interface, if that is the correct terminology. Is so much easier to navigate through. It just seems more intuitive and easier to find stuff here.I feel it's more user friendly. Much more so than the of maxx. I love the quick settings and the circle widgets. Chrome is a little weird, but I just have to learn it. I've only had it a day, and so far so good. Happy to have made the switch, I feel I can have a two year relationship with this phone.
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    Quick question...Is it truly talk and surf with the Maxx HD? I can talk and surf with the OG Maxx if I am on LTE but I am out of luck if I am not. That to make would make it worth the upgrade.
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