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    Default Opinions on HTC DNA and DROID RAZR MAXX HD?

    Im currently in the last days of owning my HTC Thunderbolt. Ive been a loyal HTC fan since I bought my first Incredible in April 2010. 2 HTC's later and its time for a upgrade. I LOVE my TB. Especially after the Gingerbread update in Sept 2011. Its been just about the perfect phone BUT I'm starting to get the new phone bug. My wife suggested I keep the TB for another year and buy a Tablet instead. To be honest, we have 3 tablets in a household of 3 and tablet #3 gets ZERO love from me. I dont really see the purpose of having one. I'd prefer a new phone.

    I am with Verizon and have narrowed down my new phone choices to two, The Droid DNA by HTC ($199 w/2 yr plan extension) and the Droid Razr Maxx HD by Motorola ($299 w/2 yr plan extension). $$$ isnt going to drive my decision so im open to either.

    Both have non-removable batteries which sucks because I ALWAYS buy larger batteries. I have a 3700mAh batt in my TB that keeps that thing rocking for 2.5 days in stand by and 1.25 days under a heavy display load. The Maxx HD has a much larger Batt/mAh @ 3300 w/1920 min usage whereas the DNA is 2020mAh w/768 min usage. I do quite a bit of driving so the phone would sit in a cradle and charge most of the time.

    Only the Maxx HD has a SD card slot (32gig max with a 32gig internal) which I use to store tunage from Amazon MP3. If I go with the HTC (no SD support and 16gig internal), I'll have to store some stuff on the Amazon cloud. Which isnt a huge deal.

    Many reviews of the HTC say it has the BEST display on the market right now which is a plus because I do use Netflix, Amazon Instant Vid, Navigator pretty often...daily in fact.

    Both phones are highly regarded and are well seated in the 4.5-5 star rating everywhere. So I possibly couldnt go wrong with either. So I need a boot-on-ground type review from a owner or someone that has dealt with either.

    Anyone have any input on either device? End User problems? Support, Hardware/Software issues? Pros and Cons?

    At this point, I'm on the fence BUT leaning towards the HTC because I have had a good run with them and know the setup. One thing that makes me leery with the Motorola is my wife's work phone is a Motorola Droid 3 AND IT SUCKS BALLS! its heavy, clunky and poorly constructed. I know its a 1.75 year old phone but it was a piece of crap out of the box and has gotten worse over the year she's owned it. But like I said, I could realistically swing either way if

    I'm not a Phone whore that needs to change phones every 3 months so I'm looking for something that will give me at minimum, 2 years of service with proper (Seidio) protection.

    Also, What should I do with my old smartphones and PDA's? I have 4 old, but new condition Nokia's, Palm Treo, Pre, T|X, Pilot III, Incredible (1st gen), Incredible 2 and soon-to-be Thunderbolt as well as my wife's 4 old SPs. All are in working order so someone could possibly use them somewhere. I dont want to sell them. I'd rather just donated them so the poor, Poor, oh so tragically POOR people can afford to make payments on their $5k rims this month.

    Thanks guys. Looking forward to personal reviews and opinions so don't pull any punches...except the inevitable "Get a iphone" short bus post. Aint happen'n so save your keyboard.

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    since you are an HTC fan I would go with the DNA its is the best device they have ever made, IMO. While I HATE that they dont have expandable memory personally Its not as big a deal for most.

    That being said HTC will officially announce a new even better handset at MWC in Spain next month. Along with several other new handsets. If you are not in a hurry I would and see whats announced.

    he Moto is getting a bit old now and is also do for a refresh at MWC.

    Gazelle.com is one place to sell your old handsets as wella s ebay. There are also kiosks in the mall that will now buy back you old stuff as long as they arent too old. TREOs are definitely too old
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    Quote Originally Posted by SuxBeingU View Post
    since you are an HTC fan I would go with the DNA its is the best device they have ever made, IMO. While I HATE that they dont have expandable memory personally Its not as big a deal for most.
    Thanks Dude.

    Are you still in the biz? Have you held the DNA in your hand yet? How is that display? I havent had a chance to get to the local Verizon store yet because I've been nursing a house full of family members with the Flu (get your Flu Shots peeps. I'm a perfect example that the DO work!) for 2 weeks now but as soon as I can break away, I will.

    I to hate not having external storage also...HATE. Just means I'll need to pick and choose what I deem to be most important to store on the phone.

    Thanks again for the feedback.

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    Just went and picked up my new DNA. Absolutely STUNNING Display. Thanks for the reply SBU.

    And a BIG "FU" to the 117 others that read but didnt post.


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    I read it... FU too. I have an iPhone and I love it.

    There, you've got another responce.

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    Sorry was going to reply but I guess Im too late. IMHO the battery in the Razr Maxx can't be beat. I have had it since it came out and I am very happy with it. I was a little leery about a non removable battery but I haven't looked back. Sure the display is not the best but what can U say, I'm a Motorola fanboy.
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    Moto has a new MOTO X being announced soon supposed be a great device. Should b announced at MWC next month
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    Quote Originally Posted by C. Marshall View Post
    I read it... FU too. I have an iPhone and I love it.

    There, you've got another responce.
    Thanks dude. Not only that, you fulfilled my prophecy. So again, thanks!
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    Meh... I read it too, but I'm on Sprint and have no experience with either phone. Although I love htc, and was REALLY tempted to grab the GS III, but the wifey surprised me with the evo lte for Fathers Day. Not disappointed. Give us your review of the DNA once you've played with it for a bit.
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