Yeah another which phone should I get

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  1. jayg84

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    I'm up for a upgrade. Looking at Razr Maxx, GNEX, and Rezound but mainly the first two as the Rezound is frekin huge. Anyways, was planning on getting the gnex all along but now that I've done research I can't decide.

    Razr Maxx - Better Sound, signal, camera, and huge battery.

    GNEX - Better Screen, cooler looking to me, first to get support.

    Here is where I'm stuck, with the Razr Maxx I can root it, rom it, overclock it, use live wallpapers, run 4g, full graphics, and install all the widgets I want while having a battery all day long. I keep seeing on forums that peeps with the GNEX have to use black wallpapers, no widgets, turn 4g off, etc. to get through a day. Someone please persuade me with proof to get the GNEX as I think its looks cooler has a better screen, but if it can't make it through the day running everything I want, whats the reason. Seriously, my OG runs 3g all day, live wall paper, widgets (beautiful widgets, facebook, twitter, espn, bookmarks, beautiful weather), custom rom, overclocked to 1ghz and does not studder very often yet if I get the GNEX it won't be able to do half that and make it 5 hours.
     
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    "Huge" is relative...the Rezound is thinner and lighter than my Droid 1. And the GNex is 4.65"...that is not a small phone.

    The general consensus is that it also has the best CPU. It can use 64-gig SD cards. Not rootable yet, and you can expect Motorola to be assholes about rooting...its what they do. The Droid 1 is NOT the norm for Motorola...they do not like it when people root their phones.

    Also is the only phone to have embedded NFC. No SD slot =(. Easily the most rootable of the 3. No hardware buttons (all nav controls are software only).

    Rezound has the best pixel density (better than the Retina Display) and color reproduction. The best camera. The best GPS (and IMO, the best 4G). Battery is removable and it has an SD slot. As with the Razr, 64-gig SD cards have been confirmed to work with it. HTC now allows you to unlock the bootloader.

    And if you run 3G, you can do that on all of these phones as well. You can use apps to turn off 4G if you want.

    If I had to choose between the two, I would go with the razr probably. I cannot have a phone without SD. The Razr is also faster and has better battery life.
     
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    razr is rooted using bootstrap, can even get ics roms. I like the rezound but its thickness and small battery hurts
     
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    Having an x2 that I absolutely love and comparing those 3 phones as well as I am looking to upgrade, I would have to go with the razr I'm not a big fan of moto by any means, however I do t care for Sammy's build quality and never really liked HTC all that much which only leave LG and Moto, so the razr it will be.

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    First I will admit I am a moto guy all the way and so my opinion is biased since I probably will never buy anything but Motorola. With that said, my wife and I have gone from D1 to Dx to D3(her) and RAZR(me) with never an issue.

    Obviously all phones have their pros and cons but the only downside to the RAZR is the locked boot loader. Of course, it still has plenty of support out there with Roms so that really isn't an issue. I had my Dx forever with a locked boot loader and it never slowed me down from flashing roms.

    However, I will say that for the three months I have had the RAZR, I have flashed every available Rom out and always go back to stock. I really do believe moto designed this thing as close to perfect as you can get. Non removable battery means nothing to me and the battery life is more than adequate. I personally would not pay $100 just for extra battery but that is because I have never been in a position where my RAZR ran out too soon.

    I really can't say anything about rezound or GNex because I have only played with them or experimented and I just was not impressed.

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    Also, not that my wife's opinion means much to strangers but when she saw my RAZR for the first time she was jealous and kept picking it up to play with it herself.

    The first time she saw the GNex, she said, "eh, I don't like the look of it."

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    Also, curious why no-one it's throwing the Spectrum into the discussion. The only true HD screen available.

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    Um...what makes it more "true" HD than the Rezound?

    Generally people poo poo the Spectrum because it is LG, and LG is not known for high quality stuff. They also have a reputation for crappy support. The Spectrum might change that, but they have some proving to do. The Fugly UI probably doesnt help.

    It has a mediocre camera and only 4 gigs internal storage. Other than the IPS display, I cant really think of anything about it that is all that special.
     
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    The spectrum suits not the OP.

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    Quality over quantity for me. Someone can give me the razr maxx for a free upgrade and I would keep the nexus. Despite the problems the nexus may have, I still wouldn't trade it for a razr or a rezound. And ive had phones from both of these companies.

    This nexus will not be old news until the next one comes out on Verizon. We can talk about the razr in two months when the Droid terminator or something like that comes out.

    The nexus is just so beautiful and feels perfect in your hand.

    Resound is bulky. And the razr feels like I ripped a tile out of the kitchen, put an antenna in it and use it as a phone. 720p screen all the way wouldn't give it up for better battery. Besides I've always wanted to own a true Google phone...nexus for me.
     
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