TechSpot

Droid Razr Maxx trumps the iPhone as Verizon's best-selling handset

By Shawn Knight
Jun 14, 2012
Post New Reply
  1. Apple's iPhone has been overtaken as the best-selling smartphone among the top three wireless carriers in the US, according to analyst Anil Doradla from William Blair & Company. In a note to investors this week, Doradla says that the Droid…

    Read more
     
  2. MilwaukeeMike

    MilwaukeeMike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,129   +731

    What I think is surprising is that it's the RAZR Maxx. That extra battery in the Maxx costs an additional $100 last I checked. There are many phones with 4G, but this goes to show how much people value battery life.

    (tip, save yourself the $100 and download JuiceDefender)
     
  3. foycur

    foycur TS Rookie Posts: 160

    Mike, thanks very much for the tip. I just got a Samsung Galaxy Nexus a couple of days ago. This is my first smartphone and I was shocked at how much juice was used with the phone in 'normal' mode. As a new user, do you have any other suggestions for apps that might help me determine what I can 'turn off' with respect to my data? I am finding that my 2 GB a month ain't gonna cut it.
     
  4. MilwaukeeMike

    MilwaukeeMike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,129   +731

    Nothing general (that I know of), no. Each app kinda does it's own thing. The Pro version ( think) of JuiceDefender allows you to block internet access to any app individually, either when the screen is on or off. Works great for game apps that only use your connection to download ads. Otherwise you'll have to config each app on it's own. Like Pulse (best news app I've seen) will drain your battery really fast if you allow auto-updating (especially if you have a slow connection *cough* SPRINT). There's a setting to make it auto-update only over wi-fi. You can also set JD to enable wifi based on your location.

    I used to use an extended battery with my EVO 4G until I got juice defender and noticed I was going to bed with 80% battery left. The most I'll ever use in a month is 500MB (on pace for about 150MB this month) but Sprint's 3g network is so slow that I don't do much online with my phone away from home. But... I don't see a difference in usage when I look at my history from before or after I started using JD.
     
  5. Panda218

    Panda218 TS Enthusiast Posts: 101   +16

    Foycur

    I would also recommend fine tuning the data usage options within settings. Since the galaxy nexus is running android 4.0 ICS you can set limits to how much data a specific app uses in a month. I have found this feature to be the best for monitoring your mobile data usage. Other then that I would recommend connecting your phone to wifi networks as much as possible.

    hope this helps :)

    The best video I could find:
     
  6. Not surprising. The Razr Maxx is better in so many important ways. And once it finally gets ICS it'll be a truly unstoppable phone.
     


Add New Comment

TechSpot Members
Login or sign up for free,
it takes about 30 seconds.
You may also...
Get complete access to the TechSpot community. Join thousands of technology enthusiasts that contribute and share knowledge in our forum. Get a private inbox, upload your own photo gallery and more.