For phone reception, I would go RAZR. For 4G reception...its hard to tell. The Rezound has nice 3G and 4G reception, the latest leak for the RAZR has them as equals or close to it for 3G and 4G reception. The Rezound is already nice for 3G and 4G reception with no updates tho. Phone reception is kinda iffy. The extras and eye candy of the Rezound is nice. Something better...its hard to say. Never tried LG but their screens are supposed to be nice. Have no idea about Sony either. HTC putting the antenna on the battery door of the Rezound was a smart idea IMO. The Rezound can have custom kernels so from a modding standpoint it is better than the RAZR. I have both...and it was a hard decision between the 2. Phone reception has me in the RAZR camp tho. Depends on wants n need with all these phones. About the G Nex...did you try the 4.0.3 radios? It did improve 3G reception for me.