4G Recommendations? Help
Spacechic
Newbie

I am about to upgrade to a 4G phone.  Do you have any recommendations or things you don't like about certain phones?  Thanks!

Labels (1)
0 Likes
10 Replies
jscrawley
Enthusiast - Level 3

I love my Galaxy Nexus, havent had any issues with it at all. The new OS is very nice, super fast phone. I'd highly recommend it anyone. I've heard great things about the Razr Maxx and its long battery life. Either one would be a good choice. My vote is for the nexus, but I am a little biased I think

0 Likes
mortb
Specialist - Level 3

I have an LG Spectrum. Haven't had a lick of trouble and love it.

0 Likes
demmo86rt
Champion - Level 3

I'll go ahead and put in a vote for the Rezound.  It's the thickest of the 4G phones but, IMHO has the best hardware and an Android 4.0 upgrade is in the works (no word on any sort of release date).  My suggestion would be to go to a store and try out all of them to see which one you like (you may have to ask for the Rezound, from what I've heard most stores don't have them out front for some reason).  Good luck, and enjoy your new phone, whichever one you choose.

0 Likes
B33
Legend

My Suggestion would be the same as   If you haven't already Visit the Local Store Do so an get a Hands on with all of the Phones Ask Question's. Asking Questions on Here as you have already is good too..an we'll try to help as much as We can. But if your ready an the 4G bug is Biting Ya then go for it. An for a 4G phone i have what i would say is one the most popular of the Handset out there right now in the Razr Maxx. I have had good luck so far with my Razr Maxx an it's Battery! Up to 16 Hours straight of streaming Music an slightly over 2 days on battery when i use it lightly an it has 2 Very Good Camera's on board .

An i like the fact that there is no Battery Cover to Move back N fourth an as for Cases you don't have to worry about putting it into a Case an when getting a bigger Battery it will not fit as it already has one. An the Last thing that made me love this phone all over again Was when i Got the HD Station that included a HDMI Cable i can Take my Phone put it in the Station Hook the HDMI Cable to Our HD Tv Use the USB's to Connect my Microsoft Keyboard an My Kensington Mouse an Basically see the Internet Via my Maxx on the Tv or Watch HD Movies i make or Movies from the Google Play Store. An the last thing that makes this phone a keeper for me is the Gorilla Glass. Good Luck on your Find B33

0 Likes
Wildman
Legend

All the 4G devices have its positive and negatives but I agree that demmo86rt has the best suggestion when he reported to go to the store and try all the devices of intrest for yourself because not all deveices are for everyone, some users perfer one feature over another... I am still a Thunderbolt user and happy with the device because it seems all bugs has been ironed out now compared to other still experiancing growing pains..

Its best to try them out for yourself..

0 Likes
Dave-in-Decatur
Specialist - Level 2

One thing to consider is whether or not you need a physical keyboard. If you can type OK on the onscreen keyboard, you have a lot of choices. If (like me) you feel way more comfortable with a physical keyboard, then your choices are more limited. Back in November when I made my purchase, the Samsung Stratosphere was Verizon's only 4G LTE phone with a physical keyboard. That may have changed by now, but the selection of physical-keyboard phones will probably always be fewer. I've been happy with the Stratosphere, though.

0 Likes
DaisyP_VZW
Verizon Employee

Thanks to all of our community members for your suggestions.

Hello Spacechic,

I'm glad to learn you'll be upgrading to one our great 4G LTE devices.  I would recommend you visit this link to compare up to five devices at a time. You'll be able to view capabilities and features available on each. Thanks for continuing to Rule the Air with Verizon Wireless.

DaisyP_VZW

Follow us on Twitter @VZWSupport

0 Likes
Spacechic
Newbie

Thanks.  I have already done that.  Part of the problem is that on specs they are very similar.  All look like good phones.

0 Likes
AZSALUKI
Legend

play with them all at the store. you'll be surprised at how different every "4g android" really is. motorolla, samsung, and htc, all have their own "skins" on top of the OS so they look and function a bit different from each other. i prefer htc's myself. and, as dave-in-decatur mentioned, your choices are limited if you want a slide out qwerty. however, i recently played around with my buddy's motorolla Droid4 and REALLY liked it. i'm not a fan of slide out qwertys or motorolla, but i have to say, the phone is nice and i couldn't believe how nice the qwerty was (full rom of numbers on top....nearly just like using a pc keyboard).

0 Likes
Spacechic
Newbie

Thank you all so much for your suggestions!  Unfortunately, you weren't any help.  haha    I was hoping one or 2 phones would have way more recommendations than others.  Oh, well.  Like many of you said, the phones are as different as our personalities and preferences.  I have plans to get to a nearby store to play with the phones this weekend, and hopefully, decide on the one I want.  I have researched and read online reviews for several of the 4G phones.  They all seem like very good phones, and I can't even narrow it to a couple to focus on.  I currently have a droid 2, and I really like it.  Originally I was drawn to the droid razr.  I went to our local store(it is only a Verizon Authorized Dealer, no phones to "play" with) and felt the Razr was a bit awkward.  I like the Razr Maxx, but that extra $100 probably puts it out of my price range.  Based on how much I use the physical keyboard on my droid 2(none!), I don't need a keyboard.  I have read good things about the Spectrum.  Too many decisions.  lol

0 Likes