Considering I'd be coming from a Droid X, I have a decent understanding of what to expect from Motorola. That being said, my experience with Samsung is non-existent, and I didn't want to throw the Gs3 out just because it wasn't Motorola. Honestly, if it came down to the Razr Maxx and Gs3, I'd go with Samsung for its longevity. But the Razr Maxx HD is a whole different phone...and its only downside at this point is the 1 GB of RAM difference. And the camera. I'm just curious as to whether or not that extra 1 GB would make a huge difference with everyday tasks.