Droid Razr Maxx HD vs Droid Turbo

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    Is the only difference between Droid Razr Maxx HD and the Droid Turbo the battery usage or are there more heavy duty differences as well? I am thinking about trading in my Maxx HD for a Turbo. I got three contracts up in my family and three upgrades with contracts. I haven't been on this site for a while and have had problems with my logon. I'm up and running and need some professional advice on the differences. I also use my droid for surfing the internet more than in the past as well as the camera. My Droid Razr Maxx HD has been outstanding. But if there are some serious advantages for a change, please let me know. Thank you most gratefully for your time and effort! :D
     
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    I have the same dilemma. Although I'm torn on which to upgrade to. My choices are the Droid Turbo, or Iphone 6.

    The only reason I'm thinking of the Iphone 6 is because everybody else in my family are on Iphones and Ipads.


    Help!
     
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    Since I didn't experience the RAZR Maxx HD specifically I can't give you a direct comparison. I did own the RAZR Maxx a while ago, and then the Droid Maxx just prior to getting the Turbo. Given the significant upgrade from the RAZR Maxx that the Droid Maxx was, and then the substantial upgrade that the Turbo was from the Droid Maxx I'd say in all likelihood you'll find the Droid Turbo to be a major to monumental improvement in performance, responsiveness image quality, battery longevity, speed of recharge, and with Active Display an impressive overall increase in the user experience.

    I've only played with the iPhone 6 briefly and although it is beautiful and performance was flawless and responsiveness immediate, it was virtually no improvement in user experience for me from the 5 and 4. The major differences between the two would have to be the incredible flexibility in customization that you've grown to know with Android, or perhaps better said the limited and regimented GUI that iPhone provides.

    This alone is enough for me to not want an iPhone, but add to that the lack of need to use iTunes and there is no comparison. ITunes feels to me like being in solitary confinement. The Apple app store is another major difference. That portal is designed with one primary purpose in mind...revenue. The Google Play Store, although also a retail app portal is however far less about revenue and far more about freedom to develop. There is nearly every possible software app you could ask for in both free and paid variations. Free being my first choice makes the Play Store a far more inviting portal that the Apple App Store.

    I'm sure others will have an opinion here but if only between the iPhone 6 and Droid Turbo, IMHO there is no battle. The Turbo can do anything the iPhone can do at least as good, plus has another completely exclusive realm when compared to iPhone... Individual choice. My Turbo is MY Turbo, completely different from every other Turbo out there and I can make it a new phone any time if I want to. The iPhone 6 in his hand is the same iPhone 6 in hers and his and his and hers and theirs, etc.

    Sent from my Droid Turbo on Tapatalk.
     
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    The only reason I've considered the iPhone 6 is because the rest of my family use I phones, and like to use face time all the time. Face time is like Skype but better.

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    @turbodave , I hear you and that is an unfortunate shortfall of the entire genre of Apple...engineered exclusivity. I'm sure that if facetime were available for Android it would carve out a significant portion of the Apple iPhone marketplace. Same holds true ironically if iTunes could run on Android. In fact, if Android could run iOS as a shell or at least a runtime it would have IMHO a dramatic impact on the iPhone market share.

    It is this engineered exclusivity that I despise the most. I can't stand the fact that you have countless tens of thousands of accessories for iPhone that are engineered to work only with iPhone simply because iPhone used and still uses a custom interface where the entire rest of the cellular world and tablet world (except for book store tablets), use the industry standard MicroUSB.

    Sent from my Droid Turbo on Tapatalk.
     
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    My iTunes work just fine on my turbo as it did on the RAZR maxx. The music and the graphics. No issues.
     
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    I have looked and yes, there are android apps that will play nicely with itunes, but I don't see Apple's very own iTunes app in the Google Play Store. Perhaps I'm just not seeing it. Can you provide a link?
     
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    All I do is copy all my iTunes and load them on phone. Play them with google music. But all the album info and graphics ate displayed
    Have never tried to buy through phone but have on my laptop win 7 premium.
     
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    Thanks for the clarification. I didn't say that Turbo couldn't play MP3s or AAC files from iTunes, but what I was saying is that Apple's entire genre and architecture is designed to be exclusive to all other forms. Apple doesn't have an iTunes app for Android. In other words, they could care less if Android phones can communicate nicely with Apple - the issue with FaceTime being the case in point but iTunes was another angle I was drawing comparison with.
     
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    Remember when Sony had that same old "we don't play well with others attitude" ?
    The are eager to play with any and everyone now.
     
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    Yeah, Betamax is gone, even though it was actually the better format. It did hang on for quite a while among the professional videographers but eventually succumbed to the pressures. On the other hand, I think that Apple has such a stronghold on the cellphone/tablet market that they're being allowed to continue down that path simply because they're held in such high regard by so many. In other words, I don't see Apple going the way of Sony any time soon.
     
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