Should I buy RAZR over RAZR Maxx if cheap?

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    The manager at our local Verizon store has offered us what I think is a really good deal on 2 RAZR phones. He says he can give us 2 RAZRs for $185 with a $100 MIR (so 2 for $85 after MIR). If we wanted RAZR Maxx instead it would be $295 (for 2 phones with no MIR).

    What do you guys think? I know the RAZR and the RAZR Maxx are basically identical except for the battery and form factor. Is the battery in the RAZR sufficient that we should just go for it since its such a good deal? Or should we consider something else completely like the Nexus?
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    Depends on what kind of user u are. If u get good battery life that lasts all day out of your previous phones I'd say get the RAZR as it will have better battery than previous smart phones. If u have wished for more battery life put of your previous phones just go with the maxx. Personally I regret getting the RAZR I wish I would have got a maxx
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    Sounds like a great deal to me...i opted for the Razr myself...i don't have a problem charging my phone everyday!
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    I have a fascinate now and I just plug in every time i am near an outlet/computer. It's not particularly fun but not a total dealbreaker. Granted its also a 2+ year phone so I'm sure the battery isn't at peak potential anymore. How long does the battery on the RAZR last? I typically use my phone off and on all day for web browsing/facebook/calendar/task list. I don't do much video watching or music.
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    There is another difference in the razr and the maxx. In hand feel. The razr feels sharper if you will. Also its battery life is better, and so is its resale value, trade in value as well. But two razrs for 85$ is a good offer. They're clearing em out it seems.

    That hopefully means something new is on the way :)

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    How about support? Since the RAZR and the RAZR Maxx are basically the same...will the RAZR get updates at the same time the Maxx does? Or do you think Verizon is just going to screw over RAZR users?
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    They update at the same time. At least they have been.

    DROID RAZR MAXXIMIZED!!!! PREPARE TO BE VANQUISHED!!!
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    I'd say this about battery life.....depending on the person IF you get to the end of the day with a Razr and have 20% battery left -vs- the Maxx at day end with 40% what does it matter because you are going to charge both anyway.
    My DX2 got to day end and so does the Maxx. Maxx takes 4 hours to charge, the X2 took 1 1/2 hr.
    Both great phones as 94lt1 said (about the Razr) the tactile feel in the hand is a factor as well.
    Factor in a possible case and that can be negated as well.
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    I'm just trying to sort out if all the hype about the RAZR Maxx is solely because of the battery life or if the phone itself is worthwhile. In other words, if the Maxx were not on the market, would the RAZR be the top dog?
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    Yes/ no don't rule out the nexus. Its coming into its own. The ota they just released, fixed the radios (i think).

    The razr is a great device, so it would definitely be running with the pack of top dogs.

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    If you want to use a case & car dock, the Razr car dock supports standard size cases, that Maxx car dock only supports naked. Also if you spend a lot of time driving & use a car dock you phone can be charging so even as a heavy using you may not need to use a wall charger until bedtime with the Razr.

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    2 Razrs for $85 is a hard to beat deal...period. The difference is the battery. I would just buy a $40 external battery charger to go with them and then you don't have to worry about the difference in battery life between the Razr and Razr Maxx.
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    42.50 per phone... is a good deal

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    In a way I wish I would've gotten the Maxx, but this phone charges so slowly anyway, the Maxx would take forever! Thats my only complaint. I wouldn't see where you couldn't make it at least a full day on a regular Razr
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    if you can get two maxxs for 300 , that's one heck of a deal.

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    I understand the convenience of extended battery on the Maxx, but I have never had an issue with the battery on my Razr. A typical day, my phone is off the charger at 8AM (when I get to school or work) and it lasts until 9:30-10PM with anywhere from 5% to 40% battery depending on my day. I would guess my usage is pretty average. Heavy on facebook, browsing, and checking emails. I don't take a lot of pictures, and sporadically play puzzle games. I am also pretty evenly mixed between 4G and wifi. I received an external battery pack with my phone, and I keep it on me in case of emergencies, but have yet to need it.

    Both prices are great, so I would think about your usage and decide if the standard battery will be sufficient (Razr) or if you will need more (Maxx).
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    2 Razr for $85 or 2 Maxx for $300. That's over a $200 difference. If it was me, I would make the decision based on how convenient it was for me to charge my phone at any given time. I already have a car charger and already have a compatible spare charger that I can keep at work. Very seldom, if at all, would I ever be where I can't charge my phone...so I would definitely be jumping on the Razr. But if I had to go out and buy the car charger or if I was in a situation where it was too difficult to charge my phone (in classes all day, etc), then I might go for the Maxx.

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    Right. The two phones appear identical to the Verizon & Motorola servers.

    Sent from my DROID RAZR MAXX using Xparent ICS Tapatalk 2 with Google voice to text translation. Please excuse any minor spelling, punctuation, capitalization or grammatical errors.
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    Are you charging off factory 110v charger or aftermarket usb or off a computer? My Razr goes from 10% to full charge in about one hour.
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    The Razrs are a good price, 2 Maxx's for 300 is a good deal too. What it would come down to for me is the feel of the phone in my hand. There is a different feeling as the maxx is thicker it felt stronger to me. Also if you keep your phone in your pocket I think the maxx is less bendy. It would be hard to pass up the price of the Razr's but you also need to be happy with your choice, with that in mind I would hold them and go from there.
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