Excerpt: Bundled with a pack of ten free EA games, the Motorola Atrix 2 caters to casual gamers with its multimedia-friendly hardware features like a dual-core 1GHz processor, 1GB RAM and 4.3-inch qHD screen. We bring you the verdict on its performance in this review.
Pros: Bundled with 10 free EA games, MotoCast Personal Cloud Service, Good battery life, Bright 4.3-inch qHD touchscreen
Cons: Poor camera performance, Comes with Android 2.3 (update coming in Q3 2012)
Summary: The Motorola Atrix is a powerful, compact Android smart phone that offers to take on your laptop with its innovative docks. It's an ambitious concept that will take some imagination to get your head around, and the accessories aren't cheap either.
Cons: Confusing concept, with up to three interfaces depending on how you use the phone; laptop dock is expensive; multimedia dock caused problems with our sample handset.
Conclusion: If you want the brightest, sharpest screen, and don't fancy an Apple iPhone 4, the Motorola Atrix could be worth a look. We love the range of features available for the Atrix, although it's hard to imagine that many people will opt for a full on laptop dock – especially when netbooks are available for similar prices. The Atrix also offers excellent performance, although we're not too convinced by the user interface.
Pros: As with range-topping handsets from Samsung, Sony Ericsson and others, the Motorola Atrix features a large 4-inch screen. The display on the Atrix is better than most, however, thanks to a class-leading 540 x 960-pixel resolution. It really is a gorgeous panel, and only the smaller iPhone 4 trumps it for sharpness. It's equally good when it comes to colour reproduction, with movies and photographs springing to life. The Atrix is packed with features. The 5-megapixel c...
Cons: Motorola has implemented its own skin over the top of Android – as with most of its rivals. It's quite a heavy UI, and neatly covers the operating system, however, so is unlikely to appeal to fans of Android in its purest form. The Motorola Atrix is also bland when it comes to styling, with absolutely no features to help it to stand out. When competing against the Apple iPhone 4, the Samsung Galaxy S II and Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc, this could really count against it.
Motorola Atrix 2 is finally here – brings a few minor improvements to the table – review
22 October 2011
Conclusion: The camera is now an 8 megapixels unit, which doesn’t make much of a difference in quality, and more importantly, the fingerprint reader, which was pretty good and a unique feature on the Atrix 4G is now gone – bye, bye enhanced security for those who need it. All the other specs remain pretty much the same, and the phone even runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread, which the Atrix 4G got through an upgrade – there’s really not much incentive to upgrade to the second Atrix, unlike...
Conclusion: The Motorola Atrix is a solid Android smartphone that’s easy to get to grips with and provides a great web browsing experience. The camera isn’t as amazing as those found on rival smartphones, but it does the job. A lot of what makes the Motorola Atrix really stand out from the pack is down to the extra functionality offered by the Lapdock and HD Multimedia docks - for reasons of space we’ve published separate articles on both of them here and here.
Excerpt: The Motorola Atrix touch screen phone is equipped with several features that will help make your life easier. Imagine having the ability to plug your touch phone into a special dock that will allow you to use your phone like a computer. This touch phone includes a music player, 16GB of preloaded memory and Motoblur – Motorola's own custom Android operating system.
Summary: The Atrix is a top-notch phone with a speedy processor. It handled everything we threw at it, including games, without any hesitations. With the Gingerbread operating system, the Atrix may well be the jack-of-all-trades that does many things and actually does them all well. The USD 100 price point with a two-year contract also adds to the attraction of the phone.
Motorola ATRIX HD review: Motorola finally got one right
The Boy Genius Report
19 September 2011
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: You have volume buttons on the right side and the USB and HDMI connectors on the left. The top has a 3.5mm jack along with the power/lock button that sits towards the back side right where your index finger lands making it extremely convenient to lock and unlock the device. What’s even more awesome is that this lock button is a finger-print sensor allowing you to swipe your finger to unlock the device.