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Is Droid Razr Maxx HD Still Relevent?

Discussion in 'Droid RAZR MAXX HD' started by bmwmc, Aug 18, 2013.

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    I am looking for my first smartphone. The new Droids have lost me due to physical size increase. Is the Razr Maxx still worth considering? The battery life really appeals to me. I hope Verizon drops the price again when the new Droids hit the shelves.
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    i have heard nothing bad about the Maxx but haven't used it myself. Have you checked it out in the store?
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    I have had my RAZR Maxx HD for about 3 months (previous phone was the Droid X). It has been a great phone. Always have good signal strength & usually get 2 days battery life. The only down side to this phone is the camera, which works fine in the daylight, but low light & indoors not the best. The camera was not the reason I bought the phone, it was because of the good signal strength (like the Droid X), long battery life, & closest to vanilla Android.

    There also had been reports on the forums of the S3 having poor signal strength in rural areas & areas with weaker signal.

    I would choose the RAZR Maxx HD again.
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    Yep its still an awesome phone with incredible battery life. Very much a contender when comparing other phones.

    I've had mine for a almost a year and I still love it.
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    I have. My quandary is whether or not the Razr Maxx holds up well enough to the newest cell phones to still warrant buying.

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    Good to hear. I live in a rural area so ability to work with a weal signal is important. If I really want good photographs, I will grab a camera, not a phone. I think I will get a Razr Maxx HD in the next few days. If the price drops when the new Droids come out, well that would seal the deal.

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    Yes. If you compare specs...it sure does hold up against the newest phones imo. And the camera isn't that bad either.
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    I agree with all the positive comments mentioned above. One advantage I think the Maxx HD has over most other competitors is the great build quality. It is sold, attractive and does not have that "plastic" touch or appearance as many of the competitors do. You can't beat the Motorola radios and antenna configurations...they're the best in the business.
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    Also, if you like running different ROMs, there is still plenty of support in the development community. But stock on the phone is good as well.
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    I had the GS3 but wanted to go back to Motorola. My GS3's signal wasn't all that great. And I missed the "Concert" mode while recording video as I go to a lot of concerts.

    Anywho, I purchased the MAXX HD off of craigslist for $225.00 then activated it on my account. Since I had insurance on my GS3 it transferred over. The phone was slightly damaged so I called Verizon the next day and they sent me out a refurbished MAXX HD. All is good and I didn't have to use my upgrade nor lose my unlimited data. WOO!.
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    The other factor is that the HD's bootloader can be unlocked (some limitations,) and it can be rooted -- not likely for the new generation Droid Mini/Ultra/Maxx and Moto X
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    If you're just now getting a HD then it will most likely come with the new update which blocks the boot loader exploit.

    Sent from my Droid Razr HD using Tapatalk 4
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    Good point -- and another good reason to buy a used one
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    I bought my max HD off craigslist for $200. Already came with an unlocked boot loader! Woot!
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    Make sure you try Team OSE unofficial Carbon roms, mine loves it

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk 2
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    Haha shameless plug. :p ROMs are preference but with so many to choose from its hard to go wrong.

    Sent from my Droid Razr HD using Tapatalk 4
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    Sweeter then sweet for me the phone works excellent to me at least the camera and especially video is excellent , incredible when you plug it into a big flat screen
    there are a couple of faster processors out there now but not that much faster, you will love it fantastic phone
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    I'm back with this phone now, after using a Note 2 for three months. I loved the bigger screen, but I simply do not like Samsung phones.
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    Ordered a RAZR Maxx HD the day the new Droids came out. All the local stores were out of the phone but Amazon was selling for $99. Very pleased so far. Battery life really is awesome
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    I have a Maxx HD and my co-worker a Galaxy S4. He absolutely hates his phone particularly because my Maxx's battery life far outlives his S4. I tried to help him optimize, but there's still no comparison in my experience. After tweaking to my liking, I'll be satisfied for the next 2-3 years just as I was with the Dx if it lives that long and I get to keep unlimited data :)

    Seriously, although the S4 is a nice phone, I surely would not trade for any reason.
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