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Michael Gindi
Oct 13
Michael Gindi
Overall
3.6
Michael Gindi

"as close as there is to perfect"

I've been rotating between 3 Verizon stores comparing the LG G2, Galaxy S4, Droid Maxx and Ultra, Moto X and the HTC One. After thoroughly testing, watching and reading everything I could I came to the conclusion that the G2 is the best way to go (at least for me). My smartphone history is as follows 2 treo's BlackBerry Pearl then BB tour. Verizon Samsung fascinate, Droid Maxx, avs currently Galaxy S3. Of the current flag ships let me tell you what disqualified each for me although they are all great in their own way.
HTC One great body but I hate what they did with killing one homepage with that feed. I use taptu a lot and didn't like that I was stuck with their feed as one of my 5 homepages. Also the screen was a little small for me, camera lackluster, and I don't like only 2 capacitive buttons.Not great battery.
Moto X. Well I am very happy as a Verizon customer and not having moto maker as an option was annoying. Also 16gb memory without expansion is unacceptable. The screen was a bit small. I loved the active alerts but the cost was a less than stellar screen. Also how can Motorola make a phone with no speed dials I know there are favorits but I like setting up people with one or 2 digit direct dial. Motorola did something interesting with the X8 chip set which helped battery life but I wanted more.
Droid Ultra. See moto x take away screen size and insert resolution as a negative instead.
The remaining 3 were my finalists.
Droid Maxx. See droid ultra. But take away memory and battery issues. Loved the Kevlar and the speakers are great- but that couldn't overcome everything else.
The final 2 are really great phones. But I really liked the G2 display much more than the amoled. The stabilization of the camera is great, the customizatios are unbelievable! From having the bottom buttons in different configurations to having the keyboard skew left or right for one handed operation. Bigger battery, faster processor, and the 32 GB were enough that the lack of SD didn't bother me. The only real negative compared to the Galaxy is the lack of good cases because Verizon had to be different from the rest of the carriers. The cases and SD were the only thing the Galaxy had over the first G2 and so in my opinion the G2 is the best phone on Verizon.
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