Conclusion: Around last Fall I was thinking about biting on an upgrade. My contract was nearly up, and I wanted to feel good about extending it. I'd had an OG Droid and a few other phones in between; I'd even drifted to WebOS and BlackBerry. I looked over the options, and felt good about none of them. What did feel good was the possibility of getting a Krait-based phone in the Spring.
Conclusion: Powerful internals, gorgeous screen, solidly built body, and a stock Android experience with just the right amount of modification -that's the Motorola Atrix HD in a nutshell. Motorola has addressed the issues of the smartphone's predecessors, thus creating one of the most complete Android packages currently on the US market. There's really quite a lot to love about the Motorola Atrix HD and very few things to frown at.
Pros: Quad-band GSM and 3G support, Class 17 LTE network support, 21 Mbps HSDPA and 5.76 Mbps HSUPA, 4.5" 16M-color LCD capacitive touchscreen with HD resolution (720 x 1280 pixels); Gorilla Glass; ColorBoost technology, Superb build quality; Kevlar coated, splash resistant body, Lightly customized Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich, 1.5 GHz dual-core Krait CPU; Adreno 225 GPU; Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8960 chipset, 1 GB of RAM and 8GB of storage; microSD card slot, 8 MP autofo...
Cons: No dedicated camera button, 1780mAh battery and comparably short battery life, No FM radio, Dubious design - the AT&T logo at the bottom looks like a button, but it isn't, Non-user-replaceable battery
Excerpt: Motorola has been in the Android game since very near the beginning. Their products have been on every carrier, in various shapes and sizes. Their last runaway success, the Motorola Droid , was the result of intensive marketing and an opening in the smartphone ecosystem that needed to be filled. But, at the end of the day, it really wasn’t a very good phone. Motorola’s designs are far too often more mechanical than usable and this one was no different.
AT&T Motorola Atrix HD user review – has the sleeping giant awakened?
30 July 2012
Conclusion: Motorola Atrix HD is no gem but on the bright side, AT&T only sells it for $99.99 on a two-year contract. It’s a bargain at this price but you’ll have to put up with its pitfalls like poor battery life and bland camera. In any case, Motorola hasn’t awakened from its deep slumber. It’s still in a coma if you ask me and there are better-valued phones on the market .
Excerpt: The Motorola Atrix HD is the follow-up to last year's Atrix 4G and Atrix 2 smartphones for AT&T. This year, the Atrix gains a much improved display, a faster processor, and better build over the older phones.
Conclusion: We're really impressed by Motorola's first Android 4 handset for AT&T. It has the stylish good looks of the Droid RAZR with the price tag of a bargain smartphone. The 720p display is very sharp and colorful with good viewing angles and outdoor visibility, and the speaker is above average. Call quality is tops as are data speeds and the phone is fast thanks to ICS and the Qualcomm S4 CPU.
Excerpt: Years from now when people reflect on Android and its meteoric rise to the top, Google’s ( GOOG ) Motorola Mobility will absolutely be among the companies credited with pushing the Android platform to the next level during its early days. HTC ( TPE:2498 ) lays claim to the first Android smartphone — the T-Mobile G1 , or the HTC Dream as it was known internationally — but Motorola and Verizon Wireless ( VZ ) had the first Android-powered smash hit when they launched the...
Conclusion: If you’re looking for the absolute best phone on AT&T, it is not the Atrix HD. The camera isn’t fantastic, the battery life isn’t revolutionary, the screen is a tad washed out, and it’s constructed out of plastic. But if you’re looking for the best deal on AT&T, this could be it. For $100 with a two-year contract, the Atrix HD is almost as good as the iPhone 4S, Galaxy S3, and HTC One X. And in this case, “almost” isn’t a bad tradeoff for an extra $100 in your pocket.
Pros: Android 4.0, 4.5-inch HD screen, Easy-to-hold pleasant design, Decent camera
Cons: Weak battery life (one day), Screen is slightly washed out, Camera can't compete with S3 or One X, Plastic construction