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Old 06-04-2013, 09:44 AM
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T Mobile will have it Wednesday.

If you're committed to staying with Blackberry, it makes sense to wait two more days rather than buying a phone running an outdated, dead-end OS with absolutely no future.

Oh ok, had no idea they were getting it in the stores on Wednesday. Thanks
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Old 06-04-2013, 12:44 PM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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Disagree. Boss has the Maxx and he has been RAVING about battery life. Of course he only uses it as a phone and an email device. Cretin.
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Old 06-04-2013, 06:52 PM
 
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Disagree. Boss has the Maxx and he has been RAVING about battery life. Of course he only uses it as a phone and an email device. Cretin.
Dismal to the dismal pile of awfulness many other devices manage, sure, it's good. Compared to what other devices running non-piggish software get, it's really nothing special. It also takes roughly eternity to charge.
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Old 06-04-2013, 08:42 PM
 
Location: Wappingers Falls, NY
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Oh my, having to plug one's phone in at night, what an arduous requirement to impose on someone! How horrible!

Now, seriously, if you are not plugging your phone in before you sleep, so that it can charge while you aren't using it, you need your head examined. I don't care if you have a first gen Treo that goes for a week on battery, (which I had by the way), as long as you're just going to be laying there next to an outlet snoring, why not take advantage of the outlet? Just to prove to the world that your superior Blackberry can go until the next afternoon without needing juice?

Oh, so far my Optimus G Pro is acting remarkably similarly. This thing could go several days without charging I'd I decide to be careful about it. Which I don't bother doing since I can usually find an outlet when I need it.

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Old 06-04-2013, 08:55 PM
 
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You're probably thinking of the RAZR HD Maxx.

I had it. It still needs to be recharged every day if you actually use it. I suppose it's better than other Android devices, but it still eats batteries and you can still drain it in a couple hours simply by walking into a room with really bad reception (incidentally, it also gets uncomfortably hot if you do this). In real world usage, I would put it about on par with an iPhone or HTC 8x, despite those having much smaller batteries. Android (and all the widgets) tends to be quite the battery-sucking pig.
No.
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Old 06-04-2013, 09:35 PM
 
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No.
Yes.

I had the thing. Used it every day since it came out. It ate batteries. The disappointing battery life combined with the ever-glitchy battery life made the whole thing a miserable experience.

At best, it managed to take the dismal, embarassing battery life many phones suffer from (HTC 8X - I'm looking at you) and bring it up to something halfway acceptable and on par with other devices that aren't burdened by out of control widgets and draining the battery at an alarming rate when signal isn't great. It needed to be charged just as often as my old iPhone 4 or my HTC 8X (assuming no out of control process brought the RAZR down even more quickly than usual), with the added downside of taking hours and hours to charge.

In principle, the Smart Actions (automatically turning radios on and off) should also help, but they're so flaky and fail so often that I ended up abandoning the whole idea.
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Old 06-04-2013, 09:48 PM
 
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Yes.

I had the thing. Used it every day since it came out. It ate batteries. The disappointing battery life combined with the ever-glitchy battery life made the whole thing a miserable experience.

At best, it managed to take the dismal, embarassing battery life many phones suffer from (HTC 8X - I'm looking at you) and bring it up to something halfway acceptable and on par with other devices that aren't burdened by out of control widgets and draining the battery at an alarming rate when signal isn't great. It needed to be charged just as often as my old iPhone 4 or my HTC 8X (assuming no out of control process brought the RAZR down even more quickly than usual), with the added downside of taking hours and hours to charge.

In principle, the Smart Actions (automatically turning radios on and off) should also help, but they're so flaky and fail so often that I ended up abandoning the whole idea.
No. You're wrong about the phone. I was talking about the Razr M.
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