RAZR dropped, then Galaxy Neuxus, Then RAZR Agian:)

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    Long story short I dropped me new RAZR and 31 days of ownership, I purchased the Best Buy protection plan, so I returned the phone to them and it was mailed off for repair or replacement. Best Buy use STAR insurance and the phone was "junked out" I was issued a gift card and decided to try out the new Nexus I was hearing so much about. Waste of time, I returned the Nexus today after 6 days of a really bad ass camera with ZERO shutter lag and cool panoramic shots.
    If you are considering the Nexus and have a RAZR, READ the Nexus forums here, there is a reason they have so many threads, all the issues are very real. Lots of disappointed buyers out there, that have already returned. Definitely not the Cell phone Savior it was cracked up to be. When RAZR gets ICS it will be a slaughter against the nexus. lol
    Galaxy Nexus Cons
    1. Horrible reception for voice and data.
    2. Samsung stock music player doesn't recognize .wma's
    3. Low volume for external speaker.
    4. Super SLOW SLOW tranfer and copy rate transfering files to/from pc. ( 40 plus minutes for 2 gig of music)
    5. Music player volume faded in and out.
    6.Horrible battery life with minimal use. Down to 39% in 4 hours of LIGHT use.


    Phone was just very buggy in general, I realize ICS is new I just feel this phone wasnt ready to be relased yet. Since I never had any of theses with my RAZR, I am now thrilled to have one Back. My only concern with the RAZR is the screens are definitively fragile. Have to highly recommend insurance to anyone who is purchasing one.
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    Glad you have a phone that you like now. Thank goodness we get a choice.

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    Thanks, No offense meant to you or anyone else with a Nexus, Just posting my personal story and experinces. I hope I had a dud Nexus bc there is a lot of good points I didn't go into as far as user customization things. I just knew the RAZR was for me. Always had good luck with MOTO's
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    Just waiting for the GNex trolls to show up and start flaming your post but both phones are good choices but I prefer my Kevlar coated Razr over a plastic phone any day. I feel that the Razr is more overall great phone over the nexus. Another satisfied Razr owner if you ask me :)

    Sent from my Boeing approved Moto DROID Razr
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    I love the nexus but I respect people's choices. Get the phone that works best for you.
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    I prefer a true Google phone over a wannabe bulletproof phone.

    Thank god for options.
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    I hate moto's and after getting the bionic, i couldn't sell it fast enough. I thought it would be different but it wasn't. Now I'm either going to get myself a Nexus, Rezound, or keep my i4 until the i5 comes and see what thats about. The good thing for us is we always have a choice and multiple ones at that.:D
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    Threads like this are making me consider refusing the G Nex delivery on Wed...:frown: Not replacing my RAZR, very nice reception and battery life....very close to or a lil better than my DX1...which was great for both. I think the DX1 might be what I compare other phones to for both. I said I was gonna switch to a family plan to have more than 1 phone. Will see how it goes over the next few months.

    Reception and battery life are my biggest wants n needs. If I cant get what I want out the box...I dont think one should have to run custom ROMs just to get decent battery life with it being 2012. Not when other recent phones are tested and have alot higher overall battery life. Just the fact that the RAZR and Bionic have a higher talk time battery life based on tests vs the Droid X1, the more advanced tech doesnt necessarily mean battery drain. LTE is another story...:frown:

    Coulda been a dud. Who knows. But in all my years I have yet to have to exchange a phone for battery life and reception. Guess I'm just extremely lucky. And after 2 exchanges or 2 bad experiences I'm on to another manufacture. I usually do alot of research before buying. Although....me doing extensive research started after my experience with the Omnia 1...lol. After the Omnia 1 its been Motorola ever since.

    Yes choice is good. We all have different wants n needs. Man.... threads like this are making my decision on Wed hard...cuz I did wanna compare it to my RAZR.
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    Honestly, if i were you id take the GN, the Gnex is a better device for a true Android experience, and the fact the phone was built for ICS (having soft touch buttons and all).
    Moto's have never been my cup of tea.
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    I've read all kinds of posts on how horrible the battery life/reception is on the GNex and even though I only test drove the GNex at the Verizon store a few weeks back and just wasn't pleased with with anything about it at all. Glad I got my Razr when I did. Nothing against Samsung or the GNex just my personal opinions and what hands on I did.

    Sent from my Boeing approved Moto DROID Razr
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    True Android experience and being built for ICS doesnt help me...based on my wants n needs. See, for me its been the opposite. For my wants n needs...Motorola has yet to let me down. Cant say the same for Samsung...But I still give them the benefit of the doubt. Wants n needs are the key factors. And we all dont share the same. But I may get it and do some comparisons. Will know on Wed.

    And when I said after 2 exchanges or to bad experiences....I mean that for any manufacture. I see ppl go thru mutiple exchanges with Moto phones...and I scratch me head...lol. I woulda been tried another manufacture.
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    Really? Do you realize that kevlar is a fabric and quite floppy? Check out the videos of the back being removed, what protection does it really do?

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    Doubtful

    Many of your points are bogus. I took mine off the charger at 6:30 this morning and I still have maybe 40% battery left to name just one. That's almost 12 hours with no app like JuiceDefender or anything. And I would say it was with medium use - majority of that on WiFi so the phone trying to connect to 4G didn't kill the battery.. Yes, it runs ICS and there will be bugs - and there are some. But that is to be expected when yours is the first to run an new major version of an OS. Throw in the LTE and you have a possible cause for even more issues - which some consider major while most consider them minor.
    More important is, why do the RAZR people feel the need to have to attack the GNex like a bunch of iSheep fanboys would? That tells me something.
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    My gnex took 40 min to copy 7gigs of music. Just thought I'd throw that out there.
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    Go back and look through some of the early Droid X threads. That baby was a mess until it finally got 2.2.1. Every phone that comes out has a bunch of owners posting about problems. One advantage the Razr did have was cousin Bionic was released two months earlier and I'm sure Moto was able to tweak a couple of things!
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    My points aren't bogus to me. I am just posting my experiences so that others might benefit with the same dilemma.
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    I must admit I get great battery life. I take it off the charger at about 6:30 and I went until 9 with 30% battery life left. The phone flies. And so far all lte devices seems to be dealing with their own form of issues on the network and requiring updates to fix it with the exception of the rezound (Htc learned from the tbolt). What you have to ask is what you want. Most people who buy the nexus wanted it for roms and development so they dont mind getting their fixes from roms. If you decide that is not your cup of tea then motorola may be your best bet. Motorola makes great hardware and they have solid radios.
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    First mistake was saying "the RAZR ppl" I'm pretty sure no one person, no RAZR fanboy speaks for every RAZR owner. And what about G Nex people feeling the need to have to defend their phone.....in a thread thats not in the G Nex section. I could see if this was in the G nex section...unless this thread was moved... Or how about G Nex folks feeling its the best phone ever created....and nothing compares...doesnt that remind you of iSheep fanboys.... And cmon...I see G Nex users bash the RAZR too. Its happens on both sides. Every phone, device has fanboys.

    See what I did there...:happy3: I guess its ok to bash the iPhone huh...FWIW...some ppl just act like fanboys period, bashing or defending. I really feel part of the problem is some folks expected it to be alot smoother experience with the G Nex, and it hasnt been that way yet. Remember...some of these are ppl that actually had or tried the G Nex and switched to, wanted something else. Bad experiences happen. With every phone. Ppl are fanboys for/against HTC, Moto phones too. Why does the G Nex have to be different? Cuz its the first Pure Android Phone on Verizon? It gets treated like.....every ...other....phone.....

    For reception and battery life? I dont remember alot of threads about that. There probably was. I remember some threads about reception and battery life. Some were bad phones, so I still give Samsung the benefit of the doubt. Wants n needs......

    And how many updates has the G Nex had...before it even came out? Yea its a new OS n all, understand that. But my wants n needs outweigh everything else, like I'm sure everyone's does. If I had reception and battery life issues with the DX1 it woulda went back. Like some ppl did that switched to something else. First thing I noticed was the better reception than my Droid 1. Some ppl had the opposite experience. Maybe I had a bad Droid 1.

    Its all a crap shoot for a good working phone. I will see how good my luck is if I keep it Wed.
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    Nothing will ever beat the absolute blood bath that went on in the Bionic section during the first month it was out. Brutal!
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