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May 17th 2012 12:46 pm

Which Verizon andriod phone should I buy?

Since the rumors about Verizon no longer grandfathering in unlimited data for people who are moving from a 3g phone to a 4g LTE phone I am looking to upgrade from my HTC Incredible now rather than wait and hope for Verizon to get the HTC One X.

The main contenders are in order of my current top pick down are:

Samsung Galaxy Nexus
-Highest rated and least expensive (I don't mind spending money but I don't know if there is currently a Verizon phone that is worth it)
-Only downsides are the camera which I can live with and battery life which I can fix with a spare battery

HTC Rezond
-I really like HTC
-Downsides bad battery life and is it worth the price

Motorola Droid Razr MAXX
-Good battery
-Downside to big and bulky

All in all I think I have it figured out but please feel free to chime in if you have anything to add or think that it is worth taking a risk and waiting.
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I would go with the Nexus, but that is mainly because I prefer the stock Android experience and it does have the latest OS. The other phones on your list are still waiting for their updates and realistically, the Nexus could get the next version of Android before those other two even get the current version.

Disclaimer: I have the GSM Galaxy Nexus.
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My friend said the battery life on his Verizon Galaxy Nexus is questionable, and he has to carry around two batteries. Battery life is usually my primary concern - so I would go with the Droid RAZR MAXX (despite its lower screen resolution) compared to the GNex. I hear Motoblur has been toned down a lot, and it closer to looking like stock than Sense is.
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If you haven't picked a phone yet, I'd wait to see how the Galaxy SIII performs. I'd personally only go with stock Android if given the choice (I have the Nexus), but I respect the Galaxy line as well. The RAZR MAXX would be my next choice because of the battery.
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