Excerpt: made its debut with a display of unrivaled clarity. The Retina display’s pixel density of 326 pixels per inch gave it a sharpness that no Android phone could match.
Pros: One of the best smartphone displays right now, blows away the screens of other 0 phones. 1.5GHz Snapdragon CPU and 1GB of RAM offer tons of speed. So long Webtop, so long heavy, bloated MotoBlur. Minimalist Android skin is the best implementation outside of stock ICS.
Cons: Battery life is disappointing — keep a charger on you at all times. AT&T exclusivity is a bummer for non-AT&T customers.
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.
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
Conclusion: Oh Motorola! We were expecting so much more out of this one, especially when AT&T customers have been waiting an extensive amount of time for something other than the ATRIX 2 from last year. Aside from the larger and higher resolution display, there isn’t anything particularly compelling that we haven’t seen before on an Android driven smartphone from Motorola’s camp. However, we can’t count out the lovely $99.99 on-contract price that it’s flaunting.
Summary: — but that's not at all the case with the Atrix HD. Its a homely device and the camera disappoints, but Motorola didn't spend time making the Atrix HD pretty — it spent time making it work. It's still an Android 4.0 phone with LTE, a 720p LCD display, and fast performance.
Pros: Near-stock Android 4.0, 720p LCD display, Fast AT&T LTE
Cons: Non-removable battery, Uninspiring design, Only 8GB onboard storage
Summary: The Motorola Atix HD for AT&T proves that you don't have to spend a bundle to get a high-quality Android phone. This handset's screen is brighter than the Galaxy S III's and you get comparable performance and a sturdier design for $100 less. However, this phone's short battery life is a definite turnoff; Atrix HD owners will definitely want to tweak the settings to squeeze out more juice.
Excerpt: The Motorola Atrix HD belongs to a new breed of smartphones with large high-definition screens, 4G LTE networking technology, and superbly long battery life. It runs the latest version of Android software for smartphones and packs a lot of great hardware in a sleek and mostly ergonomic package. And best of all, it comes with a variety of modern wireless features that will allow any user to easily enjoy the best of what the Internet has to offer.