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I need an unbiased opinion to make a wise decision. I currently have the Galaxy Nexus. It loses its data connection and locks up I’m told because (Verizon tech) I’m driving between 3G and 4G signals. No emails get through when it happens which I must have as the ones I receive are time sensitive. Also Google maps has trouble locating the GPS satellites to locate my position though I have the GPS tool box app. Verizon said to lock it in 3G which I said defeats the purpose of spending $300 on a 4g phone. So now Verizon is offering to replace the Nexus with a Motorola Razr (not the Maxx). Here’s where I need the unbiased opinion; would you take the Razr or keep the Nexus and hope a future update corrects the problem? I'm also going to post this question in the Nexus section. Thank you for your help.
 
It seems that you are having probs because "4G" isnt in "all" locations as you drive along. Since 4G also seems to be on its own network, then if you have (say, a 4g only) device, then you will have the intermitted data connection issue.

It totally depend on what you re comfortable and happy with as a replacement. Personally if i spent that much on a device i want it to work, but we cant only get out of the device what the network itself put into their availability.

If 3G is steady in your driving area...id settle for a steady 3G instead of constantly going in and out of 4G pockets and dropping connection
 
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It really depends upon how long you can wait. If you have to have a working phone now, it seems like the Razr is your best choice. Personally, I would go with the maxx simply because even as good as the Razr is with maintaining signal, it does not have very long battery life in 4g. That said, it is doing significantly better than the initial release. There have been to updates to the motorola software that has significantly improved how well it handles the 3g to 4 g hand off, and thus battery life. The main issues you described--gps, phone signal, data connectivity, are nowhere near the problem on the Razr as they are on the galaxy nexus.

Still, I would push verizon like crazy to get a maxx because you deserve a phone that is comparible in price for what you paid for your galaxy nexus.
 
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I have both devices and can say without doubt that the Razr will be significantly better for the uses you are describing. The only question is how bad you want to have Ice Cream Sandwich as your OS. We can't tell you when the Razr will get ICS but we can tell you it WILL get ICS. On the other hand the Nexus MAY never get better if what you are describing is a hardware limitation. Its not worth the $300 gamble if you ask me. Also as others have stated I would insist on the Razr Maxx. You payed $300 for the Nexus and you should get a $300 device in return.
 
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Coming from the iPhone 4 the Nexus is the 1st Android phone that I have owned so I don't know the difference between the previous ginger bread OS and the current ice cream sandwich OS.
Another thought that hit me--both of the US Razr updates have been driven by Moto/VZW, the manufacturerand carrier, pushing to make the radio and overall hardware perform better (and it was no slouch out of the box). The GNex has had updates, but (and someone correct me if wrong), I thought they were more focused on getting ICS to work better than fixing the phone (and many have said the GNex was broke out of the box concerning battery life and signal).

What I'm thinking is the Gnex is getting OS fixes becuase it is Google's OS flagship, and the Razr is getting hardware performance oriented tweaks becaues they are driven by the carrier and handset manufacturer trying to make their Droid brand flagship bullet proof. So, the GNex may not get "phone" fixes so fast if Google is focusing on bedding down ICS.

Since you are new to Android, another point. Not sure of the fruit phone world, but in Android land, a software update can do truly magical things to your phone's ability to get GPS lock, or hold a decent signal. That's why folks keep saying there is hope for the GNex--one software update that tunes the radios just right, and BAM! the thing becomes rock solid.
 
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Samsung radios are and have been subpar for a very long time. I had high hopes when the gnex was released they would fixed their issues. Nope. Typical Samsung. Terrible battery life and weak radios.

I own a razr. I'm happy with it, I never miss an email or phone call. After all, being a phone is what these phones are all about in the end ;)
 
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Another "I had the Gnex for x days and swapped it due to poor radio reception
' story from me too. I had mine for nearly a week, very poor reception where I spend most of my time. I was going to exchange for a Rezound and the guy at the store highly recommended that I try the Razr (what he personally uses). He was right, great reception in fringe areas.
 
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Along with those that had a G Nex before....I also had one to compare some things to my RAZR.

Long story short....I agree with those that say for what you want your phone to do, the RAZR is a better choice. I also say try to get the Maxx just for the massive battery.

I also have a Rezound. And all 3 can have data issues. I honestly feel all the LTE phones can have data issues. LTE is still learning how to walk. What I have noticed is how severe the issue can be can differ from phone to phone. And my RAZR is the least annoying between all 3 for data issues.

And the RAZR had the best phone reception between all 3.
 
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I understand you are in the Razr forum and the replies reflect that.:) I have a GNex and I loaded the leaked radios and the switchover problem nearly disappeared. It still takes some time, but I only really notice it if I am streaming something. Anyway, just thought you should here from a GNex user. I won't refute most of what has been said here as Moto's radios are known to be better.
 
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I understand you are in the Razr forum and the replies reflect that.:) I have a GNex and I loaded the leaked radios and the switchover problem nearly disappeared. It still takes some time, but I only really notice it if I am streaming something. Anyway, just thought you should here from a GNex user. I won't refute most of what has been said here as Moto's radios are known to be better.

That is something I forgot to mention. My experience ended at 4.0.3 with the G Nex, so I cant say from personal experience if 4.0.4 woulda helped or made it better for me.

And switching networks was never really a problem when I had the G Nex. For real...switching networks might be more annoying on my Rezound than G Nex. My Rezound gets stuck in 1x in bad reception areas at times. That never happened with my G Nex.
 
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