Summary: AT&T launched the Motorola Atrix 2 with very little fanfare, slotting it in with a set of low-end Android smartphones on October 11th. However, the Atrix 2 is the successor to the venerable Atrix 4G and as such at least bears the name of a top-of-the-line Android phone. That name is belied by middle-of-the-road specs and a price point — $99 on-contract — that implies that neither Motorola nor AT&T think of the phone as a hero device.
Pros: Only $99 on-contract, Great qHD LCD display, Understated, professional design
Cons: 4G in name only, Small amount of storage, Motorola skin
Excerpt: Motorola is working hard to retain their footing in the smartphone segment and so far, they’ve been faring quite well. Their recent attempt at a Galaxy S II competitor in the form the RAZR XT910 proved to be quite fruitful. Their latest device is in the form of the Motoroal Atrix 2 that’s designed to offer users premium features at a reasonable price. We’re here to tell you if they made good on those deliverables. Take a closer look.
Conclusion: The Motorola Atrix 2 is a great phone at a price considerably less than its competitors. At $100 with a two-year contract, the Atrix 2 a great buy for anyone on AT&T’s network. Motorola’s NinjaBlur interface isn’t fantastic, but the screen is a step up from previous phones and for 4.3 inches, it feels relatively comfortable in your hand. If you don’t have $100, then see if you can’t get the original Atrix 4G as it should be free by now.
Pros: Dual-core processor, High quality screen, Comfortable design, Affordable
Cons: Poor volume toggle, NinjaBlur UI is ugly, Limited by AT&T’s network, Poor camera quality
Motorola ATRIX 2 (AT&T) review - a solid and affordable Android smartphone
10 November 2011
Summary: The Motorola ATRIX 2 is the successor to the ATRIX 4G from earlier this year, which broke the dual-core smartphone world wide open in the U.S. The ATRIX 2 improves upon the original ATRIX 4G in a number of ways, though it does lack some of the personality characteristics that the original had - for better or worse. AT&T quietly introduced the ATRIX 2 at a very competitive price-point, and it certainly has not received the same marketing push as its forebear.