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The Verizon Android dogfights continue!  Aaron compares the Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX and the Samsung Galaxy Nexus.  The MAXX rocks a 1.2 GHz dual-core TI OMAP processor, 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Advanced display, 8-megapixel camera with 1080p HD video recording, a front-facing camera, gigantic 3,300 mAh battery, and Android 2.3 with Motorola's UI.  The Galaxy Nexus comes with a 1.2 GHz dual-core TI OMAP processor, 4.65-inch Super AMOLED HD (720p) display, a 5-megapixel camera with 1080p HD video recording, a front-facing shooter, 1,850 mAh battery, and Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich).  Both pack 4G LTE connectivity, so you'll be surfing the web and downloading apps without trouble.

The DROID RAZR MAXX blows the competition away in battery life (Motorola estimates 21.5 hours of talk time on a single charge, and they're not far off), but the Galaxy Nexus has Ice Cream Sandwich.  Which one is the must-have phone?  Part 1 of 2.


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Ashley Nicole Lurker DROID RAZR. Amazing phone,and reliable.
Jon Polen buy a portable battery for the nexus, and its game over
Michael Myers Neither! Epic 4G touch baby!
Jose Santiago Gonzalez I would go with the nexus for the simple fact that Motorolas UI is plain and simply boring. The icons and widgets look cartoonish. The best phone on verizons network by far is the HTC rezound. I currently own it after trying out the nexus for a week,the charge,Droid razr and iPhone 4s.
Tommy Searle you can't base base everything on how good the battery life is!!! look at the phone. screw the battery. galaxy nexus all the way.
Tim Davis Galaxy Nexus. Gotta have an unlockable bootloader.
Rick Sievers HTC phones suck. Not one had good signal. Motorola has the best phones. razr maxx will be the one.
Jesse Snider Samsung Galaxy Nexus~
Jim Walker Love my 29.99 CPO Bionic
Kirk Ngo Droid razr maxx
Jose Santiago Gonzalez Best phone hands down ,and ive had them all on Verizon.....HTC rezound!!!
Brandon Paul Nexus FTW easy.
Everardo Diaz Nexusall the way fuck iphone fuck droids samsung is the best
ArtMorris Aaron, how does the cell/data reception compare between the two? Moto has traditionally had better radio.
Matthew D. Lyons UrbanArt ByRod - I think you might want to check this out.
Justin Yacob Razr maxx fo sho
Ricardo Lopez galaxy nexus ..wish it would come to tmo! like the other nexus phones did :/
Brett Shankles Definitely the iPhone 4S
Pablo Echevarria I like the Motorola Razr MAXX MAXX cause it came out a week after.
Jason Bain nexus!
Gerardo Jerry Garza Galaxy Nexus!!!!! :D Even tho, I don't have Verizon! Lol! #Sprint iPhone 4S!:)
George Greenoe Love the Gnex. Fantastic battery life, ICS is beautiful and such a step above the other versions of the Android OS.
David Hilgendorf Don't have the issue with battery on Gnex I can get over 13+ hours with using the phone lol
Jason Dickman Can't stand either manufacturer. Got my rezound and never been happier with a phone. Its fast, reliable, and everything else. I'm surprised it doesn't get as much attention. I'm not hating though! All good phones. Just comes down to user preference and i love HTC/sense, battery swapping instead of charging, external memory, good signal, etc. (Had to! )
JaythanHolly Cannistraci Nexus, Razor maxx, Razor, Rezound, no iPhone for me, to plain....Windows phone isn't there yet..almost though.
Norris Washington Galaxy Nexus. I carry a spare battery in my wallet.
Joseph Garcia Galaxy nexus! Amazing phone
Joel Cordova Monroy Rezound all the way best HTC phone on Verizon
Henry Murillo Never get an android.
Keenan Ochoa galaxy nexus stock or razr maxx with the 4.0.4 rom and no bloatware. Basically Razr maxx outside and battery with ICS 4.0!
Stephen Wagner ...nexus
Jayson King Galaxy s 3 quad core
Eduardo Ordaz Getting and iPhone is like selling your soul. And its like going to jail. In Android world its freedom! All Android phones are the best.
Rick Sievers iphone can't compete with these DROIDs
Natasha Szabo neither, I prefer Crackberry! <3
Raul Salas Give me a couple of tin cans and some string.
Ryan Gardner That Moto skin on their phones ruin the phone. Why is the resolution so small?
Shawn Sedha iphone all the f******* way.
Michael Langley Attempting to be objective, I have the Nexus & like it, but I'd like it a whole lot more if it could/would last through the day. Regardless of what system skin is present, having an LTE that can last me the day would be great!
Kalob Martinez Rezound! :)
Rick Sievers I love hearing people switching from iphone to Android. You RARELY hear Android to iphone.
Joey Statham Razr!! I got the Droid 3 tho!
Jordon Haye droid razar maxx. Its hott
Austin Flynn The iPhone one.
Stephan A. Williamson I've always considered MOTOBlur and all its variants a sin against humanity, so the Nexus. And I'm used to the Nexus freedom
Frankie Paz Gotta say....had the iPhone 4.....switched to the razr maxx. Great phone!
Eric Hook Galaxy Nexus, cept for the battery, Moto makes terrible phones. UI is NOT goodlk
Humberto Cortes Nexus! Love the freedom of it and the sexy 4.65" display :)
Jr Miron Razer
Max Larrieux droid razr maxx
Veen Oui Who needs Phones, when you got Campbell soup.
Joe Czo iPhone!! But if Verizon gets the galaxy note I'll switch in a heartbeat!
Flako Ramirez None give us windows phone already
Kevin Bowles Yeah Dustin, Motorolla phones are absolutely awful
Judd Helms Started with Razr. Switched to Nexus. Love it.
George Millhouse and keep dreaming that moto will unlock their bootloaders
Jay Wang galaxy nexus is overrated and sucks
George Millhouse what good will ICS be on the maxx when its made to work with the "moto experience" crap they put on their phones
George Majao A android that is actually reliable
Rich Hernandez im not an android guy, iPhone baby!
Dustin Homer Cook MAXX hands down, especially once we get ICS :D, samsung is done if moto unlocks our bootloaders :)
Kevin Bowles Im not a Verizon guy, but Nexus all the way.




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