Verizon Officially Launches New Motorola Droid Mini, Droid Ultra & Droid Maxx

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  1. tryest

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    Junk junk junk in the trunk

    It's got a duel core processor @1.7Ghz my HTZ Rezound duel core is overclocked to 1.8Ghz. Why would anyone pay $299 this phone? :blink::blink::blink::blink:
     
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    I haven't checked all the phones, but it doesn't look like the Maxx has an external sd card slot. So 32g internal memory (formatted memory may be less) is all you get?
    When I first started reading this post I wanted to kick myself in the pants for allowing my daughter to upgrade so soon, thinking we should have waited for this. But that's okay Verizon, my family will happily keep what we have. There's nothing to snivel about, especially when looking at the cost. Everything they're offering with the Maxx I already have and I paid $150 less.
     
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    agreed - the droid 5 is conspicuously absent. if my d4 had a removable battery so i could put in a larger one and actually go an entire work day (yes, my d4 is usually stone dead by about 3pm after an overnight charge), it'd be a great phone. screw "thin and shiny!" and give me a phone i can actually USE without being tied down. that's the whole purpose of a MOBILE device.

    but they figure that since apple has been so obscenely profitable with their iphones (which have neither removable batteries nor expandable storage), they might as well do it too.

    too bad; chances are next to nil that my next phone will be a motorola.
     
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    I can get 48 hours with my Maxx HD... If I'm barely using it (I've done it multiple times). I'm currently at 48% battery with just over 36 hours off the charger. I also have just shy of 4 hours of screen time
     
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    Except you can get IPhones with 64gigs of internal storage, and I'm guessing the next gen will offer a 128gig option.

    But in order to subsidize your cost, Google NEEDS your info in the cloud so they can mine the data and make more money off advertising.
     
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    I'm not likely to be happy with any phone that doesn't support external storage as long as data is limited. If/When they decide to give us back unlimited data, then maybe I won't care so much.
     
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    For the most part 48 hours of battery life would be nice but not necessary. With the note 2 i can get about 17-31 hours depending on usage. I just want a phone that will give me a full day with an extra 3-4 hours of reserve. I do not need to have my phone on full brightness watching movies all day. For the most part i do not need my phone to watch movies on. Evey now and then ill watch one when im trying to do a long cardio work out or stuck at the airport. For the latter i would invest in a battery pack or spare battery.

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    I got 52 hours out of my bionic with moderate use using the 2750mah battery; mid upper 40s on average . 48 hours out of a 3500mah battery shouldn't be an issue. I think it is very necessary if you are a power user or go camping with it. If you think that it is unnecessary then just get the regular razr.
     
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    I think the ability to get 20 hours with moderate/heavy use is sufficient. It's not a problem to plug in overnight. I'd offer one caveat - I'd like to get that leaving the display on all day - I hate pressing the power button to turn it on every time I pick it up to use. Been awhile since I tried, but maybe now Tasker/Locale or some other program does that efficiently.

    If you go camping or do a lot of tethering away from a power source, then maybe it's a different story...but not a big enough market for the OEM's to really care about.
     
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    My daughter has the Maxx HD. Actually, both of us were suppose to have the Maxx, but when my daughter was able to upgrade the local store didn't have any in stock and she didn't want to wait. I gave her my barely used my Maxx HD that I had only had a month, because I wanted to make sure she had a good solid phone that wouldn't be dead when coming home from work at night. My point in telling you all this is that I'm a heavier user than my daughter and I thought maybe, when I had the phone, the reason I wasn't even coming close to the advertised 32 hours of battery life that it was my fault. But, my daughter doesn't come close either. While the Maxx battery is stronger than the S4 I have now and my daughter is able to get through the day with some life left over, she still needs to charge at night. So, it's safe to assume that if they're advertising the new Droid Maxx as having a 48 hour battery life, while it'll most likely be better than the current Maxx, it will still be significantly less than what's advertised.

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    How do they determine the 48 hour life? It certainly isn't 48 hours of continuous screen on use. I assume that it is 48 hours of what Moto considers normal use. Since I have access to a computer all day (retired), I can get days out of a charge from my Inc2. I have the extended battery, but I often get 4 or 5 days between charges. If we're on vacation then I often only get 1 full day out of a charge. So what is normal use. Some might get 4 days out of a MAXX charge, while some might barely get one day. It's relative, but I would think that a phone advertised as having a 48 hour battery life would still get 2X the use compared to a phone that is advertised as having a 24 hour life. Therefore I would still expect that the new MAXX has the longest battery life of any smartphone, at least with a standard battery and not an extended battery.
     
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    It is all on where you are at. I have found that signal and screen time are the biggest factors. With the same bionic that I got 52 hours out of in Virginia (constant 3g or 4g), I could get through a full day and then maybe a little more when I'm in Massachusetts (constantly switching between 3g/4g. My Nexus is the same way. I get much better battery life if I'm in an area that doesn't have my 3g/4g switching back and forth.
     
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