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Motorola Atrix 4G (AT&T)
29 May 2011
Conclusion: Motorola's Atrix 4G, the unique bleeding-edge superphone that can transform itself into a PC, shows how we'll likely be using our mobile devices in the year 2020. But to get a taste of the future, you'll have to pay, and deal with some bugs along the way.
Pros: Very fast and powerful. Gorgeous screen. Optional docks turn the phone into a desktop or laptop PC.
the Motorola Atrix 4G
Motorola Atrix 4G
is one of the finest phones ever created. It’s well-designed, with a sleek form factor and smooth metal backing. The hardware inside is cutting edge, with performance so fast you’ll find yourself using your phone more and more - and your notebook less and less. That’s one unforseen aspect of having such a fast device: it’s so nice to use that you simply use it more.
Conclusion: While it’s powerful and secure, the Motorola Atrix 4G won’t blow you away as a smartphone. It’s certainly as good as any other Android devices on the market, if not a tad better in most departments – but it’s what you can do with it that makes it stand out from the crowd. That is, the accessories make the phone a lot more compelling.
Pros: Fast dual-core processor, Bright, high-resolution display, Unique laptop dock and other accessories, Solid reception and voice quality, Built-in fingerprint reader
Cons: Overpriced accessories, Overly glossy screen, Not all apps leverage dual-core speed, So-so battery life
Conclusion: The Motorola Atrix 4G is one of the best phones on AT&T. It’s the first dual core 1GHz Tegra 2 phone and it’s very fast. The resolution is quite high, though it may be too high for those with poor eyes. It has a large 1930 mAh battery, dual cameras (video chat finally moves beyond the iPhone 4 on AT&T) and plenty of storage. But the real kicker is the Lapdock and HD Multimedia Dock.
Pros: Fast 1GHz dual core smartphone, innovative docking accessories., Pro: Fast, high resolution display, fingerprint scanner, works with innovative accessories like the Lapdock.
Cons: Lapdock is terribly expensive, cameras are just OK., Con: Motoblur still isn't our favorite manufacturer enhancement of Android. Rear camera takes just OK photos.
Summary: On its own, the $199 Motorola Atrix 4G is among the top phones in AT&T's lineup. Its bright and crisp screen, powerful processor, and fingerprint reader mark it as a remarkable Android phone. Likewise, the $499 Laptop Dock shows real innovation on the part of Motorola, even if its keys are on the small side. Also, the $189 Entertainment Dock, when coupled with the Bluetooth keyboard and mouse, makes for a compelling 10-foot experience.
Pros: Fast dual-core performance, Innovative laptop dock, Bright, crisp screen, Fingerprint reader offers extra security, Entertainment Dock fun to use
Cons: AT&, T's HSPA+ network not fast enough yet, Laptop Dock keys are small, Must sign up for tethering plan to use dock
Excerpt: The Motorola Atrix 4G is a genuine powerhouse candybar smartphone with specs that set some new highs for the industry. The Atrix features a 4-inch capacitive touchscreen generating a dense 540 x 960 pixel resolution. Add a monster dual-core Tegra 2 processor (that's two 1GB processors!), enormous 1930mAh battery, and a full GB of RAM, and this device quickly begins to look less like a phone and more like a true mobile computer.