Gone But Not Forgotten...

Discussion in 'Droid RAZR MAXX' started by YellowJacket, Dec 6, 2013.

  1. YellowJacket

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    Well, I retired my trusty Razr Maxx today and moved on to the fast and sleek LG G2. Unbelievably responsive with similar battery life to my Maxx but worlds faster.

    I'll still be checking in from time to time though and still helping out with questions.

    David
     
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    Very cool...keep us posted on your new device....rooting and such.

    I'll have yo upgrade soon myself.

    On another note... I'm running cm11. ..which is kitkatt 4.4...seems to work but no MMS...must be my phone?
     
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    We sure do miss you around here! Hope you do keep coming in and "stinging" us from time to time! LOL! :biggrin:
     
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    For me it was between the LG G2 and the Moto X. I got the X based on my cousins experience, and love it.
     
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    Got the MAXX, not as "pretty" as the X, but what I DO like about it over the X are larger screen, much larger battery, and the all Kevlar case. I'm sure I'd love the X, but battery life was my primary goal after suffering half-day run-outs with the S4.
     
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    Yea, I only get 3 days without a charge on my puny Moto X. :( Turns out the technology that only lights up the pixels needed is too efficient. :p
     
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    D'oh, and I actually found an app on Saturday that I've been really digging, called AutoKill Memory Optimizer. I got both free and paid version (although I don't know the difference). It has so far given my MAXX new hope, until I decide to throw down the money for a new phone. My only gripe is that it still takes a long time to load a list of apps and it's still slow when scrolling through my apps. Prior to trying AutoKill Memory Opimizer, just to give you an example, I would plug my phone into my Car Dock. It would take at least 3 minutes (ok that's a rough guess but basically enough time to drive out of the parking lot and down a block) to load up CarHome Ultra and Pandora. Now, the time is much less. I might try overclocking it using a YouTube video I saw which includes BusyBox, Motomizer Expert and setCPU to see if that does anything. The video I saw allows overclocking up to 1400MHz. Supposedly, I've heard the max speed you can safely do on the max is 1325Mhz.

    Let me also say that I'm using the NEXT Launcher and, well, NOW it works pretty well on my MAXX. NEXT is very resource intensive. I'm wondering how the other launchers would work, now.

    Thanks for everything around here, David.
     
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    Please keep us informed. This is a phone I may choose in march when my RAZR MAXX is ready for the ole upgrade.

    =^ .". ^=
     
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    For MMS on CM11, are you using Hangouts as your SMS app or the stock app? I had issues with MMS on Hangouts and switched back, but I don't know if it's a Hangouts or a CM problem.

    Sent from my KFTT using Tapatalk
     
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    I REALLY like the G2 so far. Had it for a few weeks now and so far it has either met or exceeded my expectations.

    The battery life has been at least as good as my Razr Maxx. Call quality sounds much better and it seems to get a better 4G signal than my Maxx did, especially in some places at work. Also seems to switch from 3g and 4 g more fluidly.

    I have not had any of the "GPS issues" (nor has my wife) that seem to be a popular topic of discussion on many forums.

    The screen is crisp and gorgeous. Knock on/knock off seems to work well for me and the placement of the power/volume buttons is a non-issue for me. Unfortunately, I do have one small scratch from a pen clip on my screen. Got it the first day. Thought Gorilla Glass was supposed to be more durable???

    The UI is a bit different from stock android but after a day of use it makes a lot of sense and works quite well... in fact, I kind of like it.

    Speed and performance is UNMATCHED. Apps open quickly and run without any lag at all. I know my Maxx was fast when I got it but I just recently did a FDR on it and compared it side by side and there is no comparison. Go Kart vs Bugatti Veyron (with better gas mileage)

    The only thing I seem to miss from my Maxx was smart actions. I made pretty good use of it for turning my WiFi on and off, saving battery, screen brightness etc. I know there are other similar apps, I just haven't tried them yet.

    Now the clincher... I have several co-workers that have Galaxy S-4's that are suffering a severe case of phone envy. One in particular switched from an iPhone to the S4 and now wishes he had gone with the G2. At the end of the day, their batteries are in the 20% range while I am still in the 70's. :)

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    I hear the LG G2 has Gorilla Glass 2, not 3. That might've made the difference. The Nexus 5 has Gorilla Glass 3. I hear it still isn't drop-proof, though. I think the Samsung Galaxy S4 has Gorilla Glass 3.

    One thing I'm curious about is a speed test between the LG G2 and the iPhone 5s. I would assume due to the 64-bit SoC in the iPhone5s, it would smoke the LG G2. At the same time, though, are these differences noticeable in normal day-to-day operation or not? I'm going to look that up.

    I just did a quick comparison between S4, LG G2 and iPhone 4S. The LG G2's battery is the highest capacity, followed by the S4, and then the iPhone5S (3000 mAh, 1900 mAh and 1570 mAh). I'm curious as to which phone does last longer: the S4 or iPhone5s, considering we're talking about Android vs iOS and I would assume battery consumption is different for both devices. Something else for me to look up. For me, though, what i comes down to is which phone will survive a good drop test from 2-3 feet onto concrete, or survive me running over it with my wheelchair. My Maxx has endured those quite well. That, and the battery life, which is why I got the MAXX in the first place over the plain RAZR. I have a few coworkers that just got the S4 for Christmas. I was a bit jealous, until I just looked up this information on battery life in comparison to the LG G2 a few minutes ago.