But that's because I've got a Samsung Galaxy Nexus, which doesn't have GSM capabilities, or EU CDMA. The Motorola DROID RAZR, however, does have GSM. So I borrowed one (thanks Alan!) and off I jet to Germany next week.
So I've had a little more than a day to play with the RAZR. I spent most of yesterday reloading apps (why didn't they download automatically? I understand the sideloaded ones, but the Google Play stuff should have just appeared, right?), and found some things I do and don't like about the RAZR versus the GalNex.
Galaxy Nexus Wins
- Jelly Bean. Hands down, this is the deciding factor. I really like the Google Search Cards, voice activation, better gesture controls in the browser. At least the RAZR has Ice Cream Sandwich.
- Buttons. I like the soft buttons on the screen, and their arrangement. having to long-press home to switch tasks is a pain.
- Skin/Launcher. Having 16 buttons plus the search bar on each screen is a bonus (although the hard search button on the RAZR offsets this a bit)
- Lack of cruft. Moto and Verizon both pack this thing with a lot of useless apps
- Feel. This might be just a matter of getting used to it, but the RAZR has harder edges, and the bulge at the top makes for an unbalanced grip
- Battery. If I had the MAXX version, the RAZR would win. But the Nexus is removable, and I have the regular one and an extended one (only about 10% better, but beats a poke in the head with a sharp stick). I haven't used it enough to know what real battery life is going to be like, though.
DROID RAZR Wins
- Weight. Noticeably lighter and thinner.
- SD Card slot. Shameful that there isn't one of these in the GalNex.
- Speaker. More powerful - the Nexus is rather quiet
- Camera. Better resolution and with the one shot I've taken so far, better light sensitivity.