Thoughts of trading in Bionic for Razr

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    Thinking about getting the Razr. And trading in my Bionic. But still seEMS that Moto is still having problems with there phones. I an reading alot of people are having problems with Razrs freezing up and stuff. Any thoughts?

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    I think you just hit the nail on the head...razrs are freezing up and having issues that the bionic has. That should answer your question.
     
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    Traded in my Bionic for the RAZR about 4 hours ago. Extremely happy so far. Thinner, lighter, much improved screen, better 4G connectivity, higher quadrant score (around 2700) meaning improved speed and gaming... shall I go on? lol

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    Do it!

    Even if my phone had all the same problems that my razr had,I would still be happier. It just feels so right! The screen feels incredibly strong yet glides under my finger. It slips right into my Jeans pocket without any hesitation. I love it.

    If I contribute to have problems,I will try and replace it with another razr, not another phone. I did not feel that way about the bionic.

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    Thanks guys. I just feel that others are having more problems than good. My Bionic is working great. Just lose data a little bit. Other than that its great. Decisions...
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    Im guessing here but it seems to me that both phones will have the same issues, both are good phones that need the OTA fix to clear things up. I played with the Razr today and liked how snappy it was but it felt kinda odd in my hand ,if I did not have the Bionic already I would buy one but I would not trade for it because I like the way the Bionic feels better .
     
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    I wouldnt trade the ability to swap out batteries.
    Considering each device has pros and cons you just have to weight which are most important to you.
     
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    I have both, I prefer my Bionic. Just my opinion... like how it feels and love the extended battery.
     
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    I just love phones with a good screen. After seeingmy brothers Charge with the amoled display , I'm very jealous now and want a better screen. I could wait for the Rezound coming out on Monday, I think..
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    If the screen is your #1 consideration then wait for the Nexus.
     
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    Yeah if screen is #1 Nexus will be the best. With the Rezound you have an underpowered battery with an overpowered phone. Be prepared to carry 2 spare batteries.
     
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    I exchanged my excellent (but somewhat problematic) Bionic for the RAZR on day one, at Costco. I felt like crap doing so, mostly because the Bionic (like DX and OG) is an amazing device! It was a little heavier and thicker than I'd like, but felt great in the hand. The pentile screen made me question the purchase in the beginning, but it grew on me and after a couple of weeks, I didn't even notice the pentile effects. I ended up loving the screen, imagine that lol.

    My Bionic lost data like crazy though, something I cannot tolerate due to my past experiences with Motorola's excellent reception reliability (They really spoiled me!). That, and the creaky plastic back reminded me often how the Bionic was not as solid as every other Moto smartphone I've had in the past.

    With that idea planted in my head, I decided to do the exchange (despite losing the incredible accessory package that came with the Bionic). The first thing I noticed was not the size or weight, but the screen... After getting used to the Bionic's screen and appreciating its functionality, the RAZR's screen scared the crap out of me. I noticed immediately a greenish tint (to white/gray) at low brightness, and the bluish tint (entire screen) when viewed on any angle. The colors are also over-saturated. These are far more noticeable than the pentile effects IMO. I feel the Bionic's screen is superior and if I could drop it in the RAZR's body, I would. I am getting used to the RAZR's screen though, and it doesn't take much away from the amazing product that it is. The data has been good so far, but this seems to be an issue that can surface in any random amount of time.

    I wanted a phone that would keep me happy for at least two years, and I believe this is the only phone that could. I've considered the Nexus and HTC, but build quality, voice reliability and quality, and battery life matter most to me, and I feel Motorola focuses on these attributes.

    I'm glad I made the exchange, but if I couldn't get the RAZR, a little hidden electrical tape to end the creaking back cover on the Bionic, and a patch to fix the data issues, would certainly keep me happy for as long as I expect.

    Good luck on your decision, it is a tough one!
     
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    Feel free to use that sentence as you'd like...
     
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    lol!
     
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    Was at verizon store today and spent a few minutes checking out the razr. It is better then Bionic screen quality wise. Could barely see the pixels(looking at the screen 4 inches away from my face). The biggest problem with this phone is LAG while surfing the web. I think its motos problem with their drivers. The web surfing and pinch to zoom was barely working. With 1 gig ram and dual 1.2 processor u would think this phone would fly threw web pages. Sad to say but iphone has 100 times smoother web browsing the razr. If both Rezound and Nexus will expirience the same web lag I will have to just go with the iphone.