Got my Rezound today

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    I have had the Droid Incredible which I rooted for two years and loved it. I was up for an upgrade in May and got a RAZR MAXX. I basically wanted to upgrade before I lost my unlimited data. The Maxx was okay but not for me. I returned it after 12 days figuring I would just stick with my Incredible and maybe buy a couple of extras for future use off of Ebay. The deal breakers with the Maxx were it not having a removable battery (even with the large battery it had it did not last anywhere near as long as my Incredible with the extended battery. I just like the option of popping in a fresh battery when ever I want. Especially if I am out camping or something like that. It was also just two large and did not feel comfortable in my hand. There were a few small things also, but not deal breakers.

    Verizon was ending it's Grandfathering for upgrades yesterday. I had been holding out hope that the new Incredible would come out before the grandfathering ended. I had the idea in the back of my mind to get a new phone for backup in case something happened to my Incredible. I saw the Rezound (don't know why I did not consider it before) I went to the store yesterday to check it out, it felt better in my hand than the Maxx and has the removable battery. Checked the reviews and liked what I saw. Ordered it last night (79 dollars) and got it today. Set it up the way I like and it seems like a nice phone. Bigger than the Incredible, smaller than the Maxx. I am going to continue playing around with it and should get my extended battery tomorrow. If the extended battery is decent I may have a new everyday phone and be putting the Incredible away as the backup phone.

    Either way I am glad I picked up this phone. It has a lot of potential. I am looking forward to using this phone and learning from this forum.
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    Took the phone to the pool today. One of the things that I've seen asked here and other places is how's the display in sunlight. The one criticism I had about the Incredible is that it was worthless outside in the sun. The one thing I really liked about the Maxx was that it did well outside.

    The Rezound did just as well as the Maxx and is a humungous improvement over the Incredible in this area. I had no problem seeing the homescreen, wordsmith, my music aps, or gallery in the bright sun. The phone was at 100% brightness. I did not try it at a lower setting.

    Edit to add, I also took pictures in the sunlight. No problem seeing the display or what I was taking a picture of.

    I also had no problem connecting the phone to my bluetooth stereo in the car.

    This phone is growing on me.
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    Welcome to the Rezound, glad you're enjoying it.
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    Thanks.
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    Yes, you made the right choice. Like others have said the Rezound is the most underrated phone on VZ.

    Sent from my HTC Rezound infused with ice cream goodness using Droid Forums.
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    An internet friend of mine upgraded from a Rezound to a Galaxy Nexus and is badmouthing rezound on another forum. He says he wouldn't take a rezound if someone paid him to do it. He claims personality clashes among developers leaves rezound without good ROMs. He claims all the cell-radio problems in the GNexus have been fixed four months ago in a firmware change. Meanwhile I can still read recent posts of GNexus owners complaining about the poor 4G performance.

    A month ago he loved his rezound.
    Now, he says nobody should use it even if they received it for free and get paid to use it.

    It isn't a droid forum, but someone is asking about recommendations about buying his first smart phone. Sometimes it surprises me how someone can get blinded by his purchasing decision. The thinking goes like this: "I am super smart. I chose phone Z. So, all other phones are bad choices. Anyone who doesn't buy phone Z is stupid".

    Personally, IF indeed someday the Galaxy Nexus has all its 4G/LTE radio issues solved, and WHEN I have a Verizon upgrade to use, then I'd seriously consider it. I currently suspect all new Samsung phones may possibly have similar 4G/LTE problems, until I hear good news from their owners.

    I am sure, in a year and a half when it is time for me to upgrade there will be a better phone to buy, but I will still remember the good times with my rezound.

    The moral: Don't trust every review one reads.
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    Everyone has a right to be wrong including your friend.

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    The stock battery on the Rezound did not last long today. I took it off the charger around 12 and used it heavily today. Music, pictures, internet, games. The battery was under 20% by 4 oclock. Not to mention I use Launcher Pro which I imagine uses up a lot of power. Not a surprise though. Droids never seem to last long and i did expect this. I was hoping to get the extended battery today, but will not get it until tomorrow. I will also be getting a couple of other extra batteries for backup.

    For the record, I'm not trying to trash the Maxx. I can see why a lot of people like it. It wasn't until I had it that I realized what a deal breaker for me not having a removeable battery was. Plus it took real world experience for me to realize that it is possible for a phone to be to big for me.
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    I say call your friend out. Haters gonna hate, but for most intelligent people, they can see a fanboy for who they are, especially if someone calm & collected points out the obvious lies.
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    I got the RAZR since it was cheapest, but I know I would have been happy with the Nexus or the Rezound. Although I would have liked to have gotten a truly unlocked device
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    Once you get the extended battery you may find that the original battery is the only backup you need. I got a TB free standing charger for a few bucks, however I have not needed to use it or the stock battery.
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    Thanks for the feedback. If the extended battery is anywhere near as good as the ones I had for my Incredible it should meet most of my needs. Only reason I would want the others is for when I am camping and not near an outlet. Only happens a couple of times a year but comes in handy.
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    Do you drive to the campsite? Is so.... car charger.
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    There are times I go on hikes and am not near a car for a day or two. During the times I am at a campsite near the car I like to keep my phone with me 24 hours which means there are times I have to swap out the batteries so the used one can charge while using the fresh one. I have no problem using the car charger when available and convient, but I like having mutiple options.
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    I just switched to the Rezound a couple days ago and I have the extended battery.
    I quickly found that the extended battery with reasonable battery management will easily last you all day and then some.
    I am going on 17 hours (7am to midnight) and I have 28% left. Moderate use today on a 4G connection...some bluetooth streaming audio in the car, messed with some power managment toggle widgets quite a bit (downloading a few & trying them out), streamed some MLB baseball for a bit, took a few photos, a couple minutes of camcording, general facebook/google+ use, email, texting, a few phone calls, and played with the phone's settings and other things a little more than usual since I'm still playing with the new phone.

    I'd say anyone who wants to use the Rezound for anything other more than light use will need an extended battery unless they want to find a charger in the middle of the day.

    I'd be leery about buying extra batteries and switching them out all of the time. I'd imagine frequently taking the back cover off to swap out batteries would wear out the tabs on the cover. It's only a plastic cover.
    I think they sell a 3800mah battery or something like that. My extended is the 2750mah. Maybe buy the biggest extended battery you can get. QCell makes a huge one...if you don't mind a thicker phone.
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    Makes sense.
    I'd buy the biggest extended battery you can. There are a few out there.
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    I will hopefully be getting the extended battery today. It's 3000+. I liked the extended battery in the Incredibe. It made it thicker but also more comfortable to hold for me. I mainly swap batteries out on trips. Over the two years I've been using the incredible I've probably had the back open between 75-125 times. It is plastic but they are well built Still something to keep in mind though. Thanks for the feedback.
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    btw. 17 hours with 28% left is perfect. Enough to get through a whole day and is about equivelent to what I am use to from the inredible with extended battery.
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    Motorola east and razr maxx are getting there updates today, won't he long till the rezound gets some ice cream goodness. :)
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    Got my Laza Zcell 3240mh battery this morning. I am letting it charge right now. My initial impressions are that if you are a form over function person you will not like this. It does add a fair amount of bulk to phone.

    Fortunately I do not mind the look and actually like the bulk and heft extended batteries add to a phone. I found that with both the Incredible and this phone that I like the way the back shapes and conforms to my hand when holding it. More comfortable for me than an ultra thin phone. I made one call with it to make sure the antena worked well since it is part of the battery cover. Everything sounded fine. Now just waiting for it to fully charge.