Samsung Galaxy Nexus vs Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX: Which Is Better?

If you are one Verizon Wireless, you will no doubt have a tough decision trying to pick a smartphone to go with for the next two years of your contract. Today, one of our readers posted this interesting question. He is up for an upgrade and wants to go with either the Samsung Galaxy Nexus or Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX. Both have decent reviews and customer satisfaction so which is better?

Samsung Galaxy Nexus vs Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX

In short, the Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX is ideal if long battery life is a priority, while the Samsung Galaxy Nexus stands a top if an unlocked bootloader and fast software upgrades is what you’re after.

Aside from the obvious differences, you have to ask yourself. Does a locked bootloader really bother you? How about MOTOBLUR? Can you live with both of these? There are of course a lot more merits the Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX has other than its battery life. Take for instance the better camera and also its display. Sure, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus has a beautiful display but once that Pentile display is dimmed, it loses its appeal very quickly.

With the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update for the Motorola DROID RAZR promised to be rolled out sometime in the next few months, it will soon be sitting on the latest Android version just like the Galaxy Nexus. And with the disappointingly slow rollout of Android 4.0 for the Nexus S (still on hiatus while the Galaxy S2, HTC Vivid and Sensation have already gotten it), and the Nexus One already confirmed to be out of the update cycle, the ‘Nexus’ name which was once synonymous with getting the latest updates has lost some credibility.

Which smartphone would you recommend for a Verizon user? The Samsung Galaxy Nexus or Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX? Sound off in the comments below and tell us why.