What is the Best Droid Smartphone on the Market TODAY!

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  1. papat912

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    Just shopping around and may upgrade very soon.

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    For which carrier? If Verizon, as they own the Droid name, you can't really go wrong with any of the top tier phones. I would also throw the Galaxy s3 into the mix.
     
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    Yes, Verizon and any smartphone with the android OS (ICS and above).
     
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    Well like I said, you can't really go wrong with any of the top tier phones. Have you checked any of them out in person?
     
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    As of now only the Galaxy Nexus and Razr have ICS officially....i believe. The Bionic will probably have it very soon and the Rezound either just got it our us getting it in the near future.

    All are great devices with their own features that stand out. Gnex is great for rooting and modding. Rezound has a greet screen and camera from what i have read. And if course the Razr Maxx had the battery.

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    the "big 3" of Verizon right now are all great phones, but I would actually wait a little until the s3 arrives just to add another phone to compare to in the mix. From the reviews I've seen and read, the s3 supposedly takes the top spot, but of course choosing a phone is completely subjective
     
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    Yeah depends on what your looking for. I have the Rezound and I love it. The screen and camera are very very nice, but that screen also comes at a price, It kinda eats batteries and its pretty hard to read while in direct sunlight. Still Im not sure its that much worse over the other LTE phones. Its as fast or faster then anything else out there, especially if you ROM it. It also has a really good radio. I get pretty good signal with it and I get 4g in places at work where other people usually don't get it at all anywhere in the building.

    Batter life the MAZZ for sure, cant beat ti and the Razrs are nice if you not too into rooting and roming.

    Honestly I never really liked the Gnex. The radio issues really pushed me off of it, the rest aside from the modding it was basically tied with the Rezound. The Rezound was much cheaper then the GNex when I bought it so that made the choice easy. Its main advantage was ICS and that will be gone soon, but then again soon it will be JellyBean. Its only real advantage is the dizzying amount of ROMS there are for it and the fact that everything comes so fast. I think there was a JellyBean rom for it within hours of it being announced at google.
     
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    Thanks for the replies, and yes Loki993, I too have the Rezound since Nov. of last year. My wife is due a phone soon and I was looking around for her or swap with and get a new phone for myself. I agree with most everything you said in the first paragraph. I purchased the extended battery (2700 mAH) but in the past few weeks I keep getting a verbal message, at least twice a day from the phone, that the battery is over heated. I live in a small town and we have 4G but it's a battery hog. I also changed out my mini SB 16 GB card for a 32 GB so I have plenty on memory. The radio is good as you said, being in Amateur Radio for over 35 years that was a very good selling point. And the bright sun light does make it very hard to see on about 30% brightness, but it has to be to save the battery to make it through the day. I noticed that the processor in the Rezound was a 1.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 MSM8660 and the Samsung Galaxy S III is 1.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4, what is the difference between the S3 and the S4? Probably not enough to notice.

    And I might add that I'm looking forward to the ICS upgrade and hope it's soon.

    Back to the original post, the latest rumor is that the Rezound is being discontinued, so what is the next best Smartphone?

    Thanks again.

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    IMO if you have the money I would probably take a hard look at the GS3 if you like the form factor, I haven't seen or held one yet so I cant really comment on that. I also think the difference between the s3 and the s4 is pretty big actually. There are multiple tests out there with the s4 actually beating out the quads...its fast. Then again honestly my Rezound is pretty fast too, fast enough for me Id say, how much more do you need before its just bragging rights...it is just a phone after all. I really wish they would concentrate on more "important" and tangible things like battery life which seems to get left by the wayside. Make me a phone that isn't as big as a brick and gets 2 days on the battery and you'll have my attention, but 2 days of battery life wont sell as many phones as a 1.5gig quad core will.

    I've heard different things about Samsung radios being squirly though, even though I haven't heard a ton of complaints about the GS2 but that's also not on Verizon so I haven't looked into it a ton and its not a direct comparison anyway. So who really knows about the GS3, we will have to wait and see.

    I have the extended battery for mine too but honestly Ive never used it, I hate how big it makes the phone, it ruins the lines of it IMO. Ive never overheated my battery, but hot battery issues have been reported by a lot of people. Maybe see if you can swap it out could be a bad battery. Dont know if your rooted or s-offed but people have had good luck reducing heat with different firmwares, bases and kernals too. Im on ICS firmware with the newset base I think and I dont have any issues, but I never did either. So the ICS update may help when it finally does come out.

    I dont know whats on the horizon really, but if they truly are discontinuing the Rezound I would assume there would be a new HTC coming soon but who knows.

    If rooting is not your thing the Droids are really good. They have good screens, solid radios and are built like tanks. They're Verizons babys too so I think they will get the most support for the longest time too. You can root them too, its just a little harder and there arent as many ROMs for them. Even still though Im sure there are good options, as long as you don't expect to flash something new every week.

    I would wait it out for a bit though if you can, I would imagine any top end phone coming from here on out will have either the S4 or a quad in it and on paper at least should be a fair bit faster then the Rezound. I have no idea whats coming though, but there is always something better coming. Just expect to pay 299+ for it probably.
     
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    From what I understand the S4 chip is manufactured using a smaller process (I believe 28 nanometer) while the S3 is 40 nanometer. Therefore, given the same clock speed, the S4 chip will run faster, cooler, and more efficient. The last means that the battery will last longer.

    From my experience, the Rezound with the S3 processor and the extended 2750 mAH battery pretty much lasts me an entire day. The GSIII with the S4 processor and the standard 2200 mAH battery lasts about the same amount of time.
     
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    I am upgrading soon aswell, and I'm very interested in battery life(coming off a Droid 2 Global, mine has always been the shortest I've heard of in a phone...)
    Mainly, I noted the RAZR MAXX for this, but I have read some places that it's advantage became quite slim when put on ICS, is this so?
    And what is the difference between it and the Galaxy S III? Who knows the better deal here?
    Battery is important to me, but I love the sound of the S III, and if the battery life difference between it and the RAZR MAXX isn't that significant, I would more likely go for it.

    I have also considered that any phone's battery might be better than mine, and that's really what I'm looking for, just a noticeable improvement.
    I've not heard much on the Rezound, what reviews do we have on it?
     
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    Everything is a matter of personal preference. I was happy with my rezound with the regular battery. But I did buy the extended and it's awesome. I have the ICS leak and the phone is flawless. Me personally I wouldn't take a Razr or a Maxx if you gave it to me. I don't like the way the Maxx feels in my hand. Also too many issues. Moto's ICS update really has been giving the Moto owners a lot of problems. The first ICS leak that the Rezound got had less issues than the final OTA for the Razr. As for the Nexus, the weak radios kill the deal for me. I've tried all the phones and I like the Rezound. If your into rooting the Nexus and Rezound's bootloader can be unlocked. The Razr's can't. That don't mean much to me but it does to some. Like I said it's personal preference. The things I don't like about the other phones other people will like. I've had three HTC's in a row (Dinc, Dinc2, & Rezound) and all three have been great. Build quality has been first class, every one of them. The best advice is go into the store yourself and try them all and see what you think.
     
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