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I know that phone discussion are a lot like religious debates, but I'd really like to hear any opinions that you guys/girls might have. My current phone is a Motorola Droid X2. It was my first "smart" phone. I have no choice but to use Verizon, as they are the only one that services my area. But I have no loyalty to any particular phone OS.

Here are the three I need to choose from: (1) iPhone 5 (2) Droid Razr MAXX HD (3) HTC 8X

Given that I'm a big fan of Google services (email, calendar, contacts, etc.), I'm leaning toward the Droid. Plus I would love to have a battery that I didn't have to charge every day. The rest of my family has iPhones. Apple's consistent interface is appealing, and Facetime is pretty cool. On the other hand Windows 8 sure looks slick, and it seems to be very fast.

It's quite the dilemma! I'd love to hear any comments you might have.
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I was going to ask you to list what things were most important to you but based on the fact you are a fan of google services and you want strong battery life the easy answer based on the 3 choices is the Droid Maxx HD.

 

Bonus is that the migration would be simple and most all your apps that you may have purchased will still be available to ya.
 

    
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I guess I should have mentioned what I use my phone for ...

Other than the standard things, email, calendar, messaging, etc. I really don't much else. I've only bought two apps, wolfram alpha, and a scientific calculator. I don't really care for mobile games. I'd much rather play on my gaming rig. I do use the Blizzard Authenticator app, and a fantasy football app, but that's about it.
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I'm currently using a HTC one X and one S that replaced a iphone 4s. The only thing I miss is how buttery smooth downloading podcasts off itunes was.
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Why not the nexus?
    
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post #6 of 26
Nexus 4 or Samsung GS3

Both great phones. smile.gif
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Sounds like you could get away with the 8gb Nexus 4. Great price for an off contract unlocked phone.
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post #8 of 26
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I didn't know that the Nexus 4 was available on Verizon. And the Galaxy S3 certainly is nice, but I really like the large battery on the Razr Maxx. Is there really that much of a difference between the Razr and GS3 to warrant one over the other?
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post #9 of 26
Nexus 4 is NOT available on Verizon, and it doesn't look like it will be any time soon. Apparently people don't read OP anymore.

Your best two options on Verizon will be the Droid Maxx or Galaxy S3. Right now, and probably for the rest of time, the Galaxy S3 has more third party support, which includes custom ROMs/modifications as well as accessories. Other than that, I really don't think there's any substantial difference between the two; both will be buttery smooth and have some killer performance; either of them will blow your Droid X2 out of the water, partly because of ICS/JB.

Personally, I would go with the Galaxy S3 mainly because of the third party ROM support... I just can't live without my AOKP anymore biggrin.gif
post #10 of 26
I like the HTC 8X because of the huge screen.
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