Going from a Razr Maxx HD to a Note 2, Should I??!!

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    Here is the "skinny". I bought the Razr Maxx HD the very day it launched in October 2012. I love the phone aside from the limited ram, semi poor camera and a issue that caused me to have upwards of 15+ replacements...., The ear piece will start to distort past 1/2 way up in volume levels during calls.

    So after asking VZW til I was blue in the face to swap me to the Note 2 (chose that because of the large battery and HD screen). I called today thinking since the S4 was coming out I decided to see if I could try again. They accepted and offered the Note 2. (sadly I have to buy the battery door and battery).

    However my reason for asking "should I" is...I bought a S3 before the Maxx HD and tried it, however I noticed it wasn't very loud and the sound seemed to vibrate though the phone body. Like if you put your hand on your chest and speak you can feel the sound vibrations. Same with the S3. That and the POOR battery. So I took it back and got the Maxx HD.

    See I use my phone in the following order. Music player (Rhapsody, Pandora, ETC), Phone calls, Video Recording and so on. So music loudness and quality is VERY important. The Maxx HD has the BEST speaker I've heard on a phone. Loud as can be and CLEAR with LITTLE to NO Distortions.

    So Knowing that VZW would allow me to get the Note 2, I went to the VZW store and messed around with it. Didn't notice the vibrations....However I DID notice that when the volume was up at full the speaker crackled and popped like it was distorted. So before I take the plunge and move over. I wanted to know if this is a known issue and if so....is it worth the swap?
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    I have no issues with my speaker. It's crisp and louder than any smartphone I've owned.
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    Same here.

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    My speaker rocks too! This is an amazing phone btw, I doubt you will be disappointed :happy3:
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    Galaxy Note 2 eats the maxx hd for a light snack.
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    The Note 2 is bad ass. I would love to have one.

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    DO IT!!! lol
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    just got it and I absolutely love it
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    I switched from the RAZR MAXX to the Note II. I love everything about this phablet!! ;)

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    Hell yes

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    Congrats!! Oh Yeah this phone rocks..DancingNexusdancedroid:icon_ banana:
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    Thank you!! :D

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    Does anyone have any comments regarding the signal quality of the Note II vs. the Maxx HD? Motorola radios are better from everything i've read? This issue kept me from buying a Note II. I had an S3, and the signal quality was not good.
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    I had the Razr Maxx and the Razr M. I loved both those phones and they both had excellent phone reception and 3g/4g connection. I had the same concerns before getting the note 2 but it does just as well as my Razr's. I am all over the place stretching three different counties almost everyday and I have not lost phone signal nor data yet.

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    Interesting. Thanks for the feedback.
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    I live where there are lots of iffi signal areas. I have had many Motorola phones and my Note II seems just as good with the signal as any of my Motorola phones
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    Same here!
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    Radios on Note 2 are excellent. (But I never had problem with GS3 either) Galaxy Nexus--that's another beast entirely.
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    I just jumped into a Note 2. I had the Motorola RAZR MAXX. The switch was a great. I love my Note 2. It takes a bit to get used to the huge screen but it's awesome.
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    Same here, my Maxx was a great phone but the Note 2 beats it hands down!

    from my spanking new Samsung Note 2
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