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REITdude

Aug 21, 2013, 2:11 PM
Mad Just tried it out at the Verizon store. Same as the prior model, loaded with bloatware (92 apps pre-installed, many were bloat) and goes for $299 on contract. Def pass on it
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SForsyth01

Aug 22, 2013, 11:42 AM
I must disagree. The bloatware can be disabled - and I only have about 10 apps of bloat on mine. Someone must have downloaded some garbage on the demo model that doesn't actually come on the phone.

And for $299, with 32GB of storage and the amazing battery, this is well worth the money. Best Android phone on Verizon currently in my humble opinion.
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Cellular Phone

Aug 22, 2013, 1:06 PM
Hello SForsyth01,

I have the Razr Maxx HD and I like it but it is buggy and freezes a lot. My upgrade date is in October. When you handled this phone, was it very responsive? Did it lag at all in data?

I disabled a lot of apps on my current phone and cleared the cache, but it still has problems.
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condony

Aug 22, 2013, 1:14 PM
U can get it for just $200 via wirefly or go to bestbuy and they'll price match
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SForsyth01

Aug 22, 2013, 1:41 PM
I didn't just handle it. I bought it. It is amazing. No lag at all (other than loading the Droid control widget). Handles app switching and multitasking like a breeze.

I attribute much of the issues from the Droid Bionic up to now to Blur being embedded in android. That is not the case now that Google owns Moto. Blur is gone and it is pure fast android.
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sdgmcdon

Aug 31, 2013, 2:20 PM
I have it and so far its the best moto droid yet, by a long shot.

As for the android install on it, it's as close to pure android as you can get without going with a nexus or "google experience device" neither one of which is offered on Verizon (at least, no "new'ish" ones anyway, still the OG nexus, but if you prefer 2-3 year old hardware, be my guest).

The bloat is on everything on all carriers that's not a nexus/GE device and this one has very little of it from what I see. A couple items disabled was all that was needed.

I'm guessing you just hate moto?
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REITdude

Sep 2, 2013, 9:19 AM
Not a Moto hater at all! Very Happy Since my first post I've been able to spend some time with a friend's Maxx, untethered, outside of Verizon store. It's a powerhouse, and given the importance of battery life I'd seriously reconsider!

I know you can disable apps, but I still find it insulting even having to look at "City ID" and "Verizon Tones" every time I go into the app drawer. Keep in mind I'm coming from a Gnex, so I'm really biased agst bloat.

In any case sdgmcdon PLEASE follow-up shortly and lemme know of any shortcomings Cool
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sdgmcdon

Sep 8, 2013, 4:42 PM
I have yet to find any issues with it at this point, other than not being able to get an otterbox for it that HAS an otter box screen protector in it...Verizon sells ones without and OB doesn't offer on their site yet.

Battery life has been outstanding though I am still able to easily drain it by 3-4 pm on a busy day (for me though, that's GOOD, I've had phones in the past that would be dead by 10am, starting at 7:00am). On not so busy days it gets through the day until it hits the charger at bedtime.

My only real gripe is it seems either moto or Verizon (not sure which) broke "portable wifi hotspot" on the device. Worked on my razr maxx hd and note 2, so I'm assuming they killed it on the new droid line (it basically enabled the hots...
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REITdude

Sep 9, 2013, 1:06 PM
sdgmcdon: Only thing stopping me is the $650 off contract price (for 3 phones) to keep my unlimited data. Hesitant to shell out 2 grand knowing Androids don't hold their value like iPhones -- my 20 month old pristine Gnex is prob worth ~$50-$75. Maybe I'll pull the trigger if they drop the price to $199
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