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Would you trade your MAXX?

Discussion in 'Droid RAZR MAXX' started by adrenalinemotion, Sep 24, 2012.

  1. adrenalinemotion
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    I have an opportunity to trade my maxx for an sgs3.

    My question is, would you take this trade? Why or why not?

    My biggest gripe right now is the battery life, it would be difficult to go back to charging a phone daily.

    Another gripe i have is the touch whiz ui. I like the darker colors and feel that come with blur, and simplex ROM on top of that is great. I still don't know how i feel about all the bright colors that touch whiz uses.

    I have zero complaints with my maxx running simplex ROM, i guess I'm just getting bored with it. (not the ROM, just the phone in general) I've always been this way, constantly switching phones.
    Last edited: Sep 24, 2012
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    Tough call. I love the Maxx for the battery life and "accident resistant" construction, but at the same time, the way SGIII's software is ALMOST makes me want to switch.
    Good Luck.
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    I wouldn't switch to any samsung product, but I also wouldn't leave the Maxx yet as it is still doing just what I need in all regards. It's hard to find a phone that satisfies me 100%. I used to be like you and would get bored and want something newer and different. I ended up with a drawer full of phones and an empty wallet. My Maxx will continue to serve me well for quite awhile yet so no need to switch. Be very wary of poorer RF with any sammy device. Moto RF is stellar.
    btw, I have no problem charging daily. I charge my Maxx daily no matter where it's at. Never could understand the supposed bliss of non daily charging.
    My .02
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    HECK NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    my reason....
    my have the simplex rom. i don't do much with my phone but this rom gives me the best phone ever.....
    my wifi tether works for EVERYTHING! (ps3, wii, ipad, laptop, and pc). it's worth that alone.
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    Pre ICS I would have said no way, but now The Samsung GS III is looking very nice.
    MY GF has a GS II and I like it, don't see the problem that people have with Touchwiz.

    Maybe when I get my replacement Maxx I'll feel different again?
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    Seems to me there was a previous thread asking the same question and if my memory serves me, there was a poster who did switch and switched back due to a weaker radio.....
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    I have heard a few things about the radios. I'll have to research this a little more before i accept the trade.

    The sgs3 will get rooted and rom'd right away none of these stock systems shenanigans
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    no!

    Weaker radios
    Plastic construction
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    Nope, don't like the Samsung plastic phones.
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    I love Samsung phones but my maxx has done something that hasn't happened in a long time....I'm content with this phone

    Return of the Android
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    No way. The battery life has spoiled me


    Sent from my Unrooted Droid Razr Maxx Using Tapatalk
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    I bought the Maxx four days ago out right after carefully weighing what the S III vs Maxx could do for me. What can I say? I'm a MOTO girl. Plus, I hate that stupid whistle...
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    Outside of boredom it doesn't sound like you have any problems with your Maxx. You like it. Keep it.

    If it ain't don't, don't break it.

    I suffer from upgradeitis too but I am holding on to my Maxx for a while. To date the longest I have owned a smartphone at almost 8 months. Just remember you will eventually get bored with the SIII too.
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    Hey, I just thought of a great idea for people that suffer from upgradeitus. Join a swap-your-phone community where people can trade their phones with others for free. The original owner of the phone always has the option of reversing his trade to get his phone back. The trade transaction can involve a simple contract that details the trade. If it involves a trade of phones with different $ values, then it can involve trade the phone plus the difference in the value. When the trade is reversed, the difference in value gets reversed (ie. I trade my Maxx valued at $200 for a Razr M at $100. The person who trades to get my Maxx also pays an additional $100 for the trade. When I want my Maxx back, I return his Razr M plus the $100). There would also have to be an agreement that if a person ruins your phone beyond repair that their phone is now owned by you.

    Ok, so there might be some loop holes to be ironed out but it could work...maybe? Or is it just a crazy idea?

    Sent from my DROID RAZR Maxx using Droid Forums
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    The main problem I have is the fact the 4G takes up so much battery life. I don't have Wi-Fi at my job so I always have to remember to bring my charger with me.
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    Do you need data on the whole time? You can setup a smart action to turn off data when your display is off. It saves battery and data usage. You can turn the display on once in a while to check for new emails, etc. Or you could even setup smart actions to do that too at certain intervals if you choose. You'll still get calls and texts with data off.
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    Quite frankly in today's world I just don't trust anyone with such a valueable thing with or with out a contract in place lol.

    As far as trade my Razr Maxx for any phone on the market right now?....not a chance. The battery alone on this phone will keep this phone in my pocket over any phone out there right now. Sure there are better phones with some better more spectacular hardware, but while those people are stuck to a charger plugged into the wall by lunch, I'm out and about with out having to worry about my phone not having enough power.
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    I'm happy with my Maxx but I'm always shopping for they next best thing :) I think the Razr M looks nice, except for the battery. I would not however trade for anything that's out right now.
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    Sorry but I would never trade anything for a Samsung phone. First and foremost my phone needs to be a phone. Samsung radios are horrible in my experience. They feel like a plastic toy. I hate their UI. Battery life is a major step backwards.

    So the short answer is...No :biggrin:
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    My Maxx is the first phone Ive owned that I will NOT trade or sell.
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