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LG Optimus 2X comes out on top of the Motorola ATRIX 4G in benchmarks

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LG Optimus 2X comes out on top of the Motorola ATRIX 4G in benchmarks
We don't know if this is due to the fact that the retail Motorola ATRIX 4G doesn't have its Full HD 1080p video capabilities unlocked yet, but the LG Optimus 2X seems to come on top judging from several benchmark tests, including ours, especially in the graphics department, although both phones run the NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual-core chipset.

Moto said that a firmware update will come further down the road that will unlock Full HD 1080p video recording and HDMI playback for the Motorola ATRIX 4G, which our review showed it is not able to do now. Rumors pegged the reason to be power-management issues Motorola had with the Tegra 2 chipset, not only on the ATRIX 4G, but also on the DROID BIONIC, so it is probably ironing it out with NVIDIA. This is the companies' first effort with a dual-core chipset, so we can cut them some slack, but still LG has nailed it from the first try, and it shows in the benchmark results.

In the graphics department the LG Optimus 2X clearly comes on top both in older and newer benchmark tests:

LG Optimus 2X comes out on top of the Motorola ATRIX 4G in benchmarks
LG Optimus 2X comes out on top of the Motorola ATRIX 4G in benchmarks

LG Optimus 2X comes out on top of the Motorola ATRIX 4G in benchmarks
LG Optimus 2X comes out on top of the Motorola ATRIX 4G in benchmarks


As for productivity and browser performance, the LG Optimus 2X and the Motorola ATRIX 4G have a negligible difference from one another, which is again a bit odd since the ATRIX 4G has double the RAM at 1GB vs the 512MB on the Optimus 2X. It is worth noting, however, that both dual-core phones are roughly three times ahead of the single core chipsets in these browser and general productivity measurements.

LG Optimus 2X comes out on top of the Motorola ATRIX 4G in benchmarks
LG Optimus 2X comes out on top of the Motorola ATRIX 4G in benchmarks

LG Optimus 2X comes out on top of the Motorola ATRIX 4G in benchmarks
LG Optimus 2X comes out on top of the Motorola ATRIX 4G in benchmarks


Whatever causes Motorola's problems figuring out the performance of the Tegra 2 chipset on it handsets, hopefully the promised firmware update will remedy that. Granted, the ATRIX 4G has a screen with larger 540x960 resolution to fill in with pixels than the 480x800 resolution on the LG Optimus 2X, but it also has twice the RAM, so what gives, Moto?

source: AndroidandMe

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posted on 05 Mar 2011, 08:12 4

1. Philip Cat (unregistered)


Meow that optimus 2x purrrs into the lead

posted on 05 Mar 2011, 09:06 4

2. DJLegacy2k5 (Posts: 212; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


Most of Moto's problems stem from running MotoBlur over everything. LG's products always seem to do well in stripped down tests but then never translate into real world use, as most LG smartphone wind up with other issues 6 months into use.

So these results will most likely wash once you put real world use on them. I also like how the "ratings" on the phones on this site always change randomly...one day 9.5 one day 8, next day 8.5.

Higher Resolution, Motoblur, and not completely finalized enhancement of the full capabilities of the phone...Luckily the Atrix is already planned to be an evolving phone, where as LG isnt exactly the greatest when it comes to tweaking things with its phones after launch.

Im not a big MOTO fan, but they do tend to offer good support for their phones after release.

posted on 05 Mar 2011, 11:08 3

10. remixfa (Posts: 14163; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


moto offers good support? really? they offer good support of their VZW phones.. well, as long as it says DROID in it. Ask any owner of anything non "Droid" about how they fell about motorola's support. It sucks baaaalls... especially if it had motoblur on it.

posted on 05 Mar 2011, 11:53 1

11. DJLegacy2k5 (Posts: 212; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


Motorola offers a shit ton more support for their MAIN phones like android...its a waste to support phones that wre/are failing outside of their smartphone line up.

Obviously they are MUCH better than Samsung....and they dont normally brick older versions like Apple :-)

posted on 06 Mar 2011, 19:27

29. remixfa (Posts: 14163; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


no company is great at support. Moto only supports DROID line products after launch, Samsung updates some but not others, HTC has also left plenty in the dust, and Apple likes to have updates reduce performance on older sets (which im sure is on purpose to try to get extra upgrades).

Your waisting your breath defending moto. They are right down there by samsung. id actually say LOWER than samsung because samsung is slow but they do eventually do it, unlike moto who just says "we are no longer supporting this device" to about a half dozen devices a year.

posted on 06 Mar 2011, 19:27

30. remixfa (Posts: 14163; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


and dont forget Moto is the only major android manufacturer that openly tells the development community to F off and go somewhere else if they want to be able to root/mod the phone.

posted on 05 Mar 2011, 14:55 4

13. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)


Let me guess why you are saying these things and making these excuses for the Atrix. You own the Atrix, not the LG phone, right? Hahaha. But, you cannot be too harsh on the LG phone either because they're both android phones, and you're an android fanboy :)

posted on 05 Mar 2011, 16:23 3

17. DJLegacy2k5 (Posts: 212; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


No wrong, I own an LG Quantum WP7 phone, so I first hand know about the companies im talking about. I would still take both over the iPhone.

So far today I have sold 15 android and ZERO iPhones....BUT, I have had 4 customers with Iphone problems and I switched 4 Verizon customers over to ATT today while I was at it :-)

Thank, its a good day! :-)

posted on 06 Mar 2011, 06:04 2

24. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)


Liar. You claimed on your other posts that you have the Atrix, and now you're denying it.

So you know first hand about these phones and the author of this article doesn't? You're so full of it.

And why bring the iphone into this? Oh that's right, you're an iphone hater. Hmmm, I wondr why? Oh because you are insecure of the iphone because it sells more than your phone, but of course your store is the only one where the iphone does not sell well, lol. Liar :)

posted on 05 Mar 2011, 16:30 2

18. DJLegacy2k5 (Posts: 212; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


Im not making excuses for it, the Atrix is still the best phone Ive used in 10 years without being optimized yet for 1080p and whatnot. I dont care about the benchmarks, i care about the actual performance during daily use.

posted on 05 Mar 2011, 16:55 2

20. DJLegacy2k5 (Posts: 212; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


Also why would I be HARSH on the LG phone, the specs look amazing, if it translates into a good phone to use daily, then it will be a great device, with many more options and features over certain fruity products.

posted on 05 Mar 2011, 09:08 2

3. Preetam (unregistered)


Nexus S beats dual core Atrix 4G??

These benchies are friggin wrong

posted on 05 Mar 2011, 15:42

16. calamazoo (unregistered)


The only benchmark that takes into account multiple cores is Smartbench, if they used the latest update. All the rest measure single core performance. As far as why Nexus S came ahead in graphs before the Atrix - because the the SGX540 GPU there is as powerful as Tegra 2's GPU, and Moto has obviously crippled it in the Atrix for some reason, power management or not...

posted on 05 Mar 2011, 21:39

21. Preetam (unregistered)


Er no, it's running at the same speed as Nexus S

posted on 05 Mar 2011, 09:44 1

4. cyborg (unregistered)


Benchmarks are just for hype. It's the day-to-day performance that matters.

posted on 05 Mar 2011, 09:58 5

5. AndroidTroll (Posts: 359; Member since: 05 Mar 2011)


Nice title. "LG Optimus 2X comes on top of the Motorola Atrix 4G." lololol!!!

posted on 07 Mar 2011, 11:22 1

34. AndroidTroll (Posts: 359; Member since: 05 Mar 2011)


Well...at least it used to say that until they corrected themselves...lolololol!

posted on 05 Mar 2011, 10:05 1

7. cobjones (unregistered)


Those benchmarks are effected by the screen resolution. Check the same benchmarks for the iphone 4 and 3gs.... the 3gs wins in every category, that is because of screen resolution. The Atrix is a faster phone...

PS... moto'crap' needs to go.

posted on 05 Mar 2011, 11:01 1

8. DJLegacy2k5 (Posts: 212; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


MotoBlur takes NOTHING away from the Atrix as far as use and doesnt freeze and lag the phone up on the 600mhz crap phones they have put it in.

The Atrix is the ONLY phone though that I honestly dont mind it on....I think it eats up allot which is why it blows on phones that cant handle it...The Atrix though works fine even with blur and the resizing option on the widgets is actually a nice touch for some of them.

posted on 05 Mar 2011, 11:03 2

9. DJLegacy2k5 (Posts: 212; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


Again, this is ANOTHER thread that proves the people writing for Phone Arena not only use terrible grammar when making a title, but also that they honestly do not know ANYTHING about phones!

posted on 05 Mar 2011, 14:09 2

12. snowgator (Posts: 3291; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)


I only post my questions and comments on Phone Arena. It is not because of their articles (often behind Phone dog and phone scoop in news and just real quick snap shots of articles, they never go into detail). It really isn't for the phone reviews, which are not really bad, just predictable. Seems like if they post one review of HTC phone, you can pretty much cut and paste the review on every other HTC phone review, and the same can be said for a lot of the higher end Motorola phones. (Bet everyone could write their own guess at the review for the iPhone 5 will be right now and get pretty close to what Phone Arena will rate it.) It certainly isn't because they proof read anything. I only post on here because the bloggers set this site apart from others. I learn more useful crap from the discussion boards here then these other sites. There are about 10-12 posters on this site that I will read whatever they post on, and it is usually very insightful, even if I do not agree with it. Phone Arena should start cutting everyone on these threads checks in my opinion. MOST of those checks might even clear....

posted on 05 Mar 2011, 15:06 3

14. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)


I'm an iphone4 user, therefore I would not be biased with my judgement with these two phones based on several reviews that I have read and seen.

Both very snappy phones. Optimus looks better than the Atrix since it copied the iphone4, and good for them since the ip4 is the sleekest looking smartphone around. As for speed and performance, Optimus takes the crown over the Atrix, but I don't think by much, because like I said, both are snappy phones. Overall, optimus would be the better buy, but I don't think that getting the Atrix would make anyone sad either. But if I were to choose, since their performance is pretty much on par, I'd choose the better looking Optimus.

posted on 05 Mar 2011, 23:16 1

22. AndroidTroll (Posts: 359; Member since: 05 Mar 2011)


You don't use iphone 4, iphone 4 uses you. It's like a leech. Sleek you say? I guess so...if you like a small screen. Atrix is about the same size only with a bigger screen...now thats sleek. Android phones have form an d function.

posted on 06 Mar 2011, 13:53 1

25. jbash (Posts: 342; Member since: 07 Feb 2011)


watch out! Here comes the apple fanboys to chastise you. lol

posted on 06 Mar 2011, 14:36 1

27. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)


And how exactly can the iphone use us? It's a device. Are you on drugs? 3.5 screen is not small at all. Other phones pretty much have bigger screens to attract users like you who goes for bigger numbers on a phone's specs. Thinking that bigger means better. Sad really. I won't be surprised to see you use the xoom as a phone :)

posted on 06 Mar 2011, 14:49

28. remixfa (Posts: 14163; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


screen size is not simply a "spec", especially if its an all touch device. The keyboards are bigger on bigger screens (obviously) so they are easier to type on. I would not use an all touch 3.5 (or less) device again, my big fat man hands arent accurate at that small. 4+ inch screen size is where its at for me.
Pixel density is worthless if you cant do the basics without trouble.

You can always tell an iphone owner. "you think bigger means better.. features are important.. lalala" lol

posted on 06 Mar 2011, 21:27 1

32. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)


It's very easy to type on the iphone's display, unless of course you have gigantic fingers. And if you do have gigantic fingers, it would still be hard to type on a 4.0 or 4.3 display. Also, iphone's predictive, auto-correction features works like a charm.

What I am saying is the truth. Bigger numbers on specs does not mean better all the time. There are other factors that come into play. Why do you think iphone's 5mp camera outperforms those with 8mp's? Look at the BMW, it competed with an Audi w/ a few more horsepowers, yet the BMW finished faster than the Audi.

posted on 07 Mar 2011, 00:09

33. remixfa (Posts: 14163; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


lol. ill take swype over tap tap taping every letter any day of the week. thats the only thing that keeps my uncordinated hands off a keyboard phone.

the iphones camera only outperforms (and only slightly) when HDR is used as a touch up effect. Without HDR its about the same as every other crap phone camera out there.
it doesnt matter what MPX the phone camera is. The bulk of them use the same needle tip sized lens, and thats what makes the pictures crappy. That and supbar software compared to a real camera.

And yea, I'd totally use the Xoom as a phone (for my 20 mins of calls a month.. lol). It does video calling and VOIP calling through skype and such. They made this wonderful thing called a blutooth so its not like imma put the thing up to my ear.. lol.

Actually im looking forward to the LG Slate but thats a diff story. Dont hate because android tablets can actually make phone calls anywhere it gets a data signal. :)

posted on 05 Mar 2011, 15:41 2

15. John C. (unregistered)


I have the Moto Atrix and I don't have any issues with Blur. I especially like the 'Corporate Sync' module which pushes Exchange email, contacts, and calendar along with my Gmail stuff and integrates them both into Blur messaging and calendaring. I'm not sure if Sense does that...

posted on 05 Mar 2011, 16:33 1

19. DJLegacy2k5 (Posts: 212; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


Exactly, This is the FIRST phone that MotoBlur actually works and works well on.

Comparing Blur on a 600mhz low end phone compared to on the Atrix is completely night and day,

posted on 06 Mar 2011, 19:33

31. remixfa (Posts: 14163; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


DJ, you keep making references to "600" mhz phones. You forgot, its also on the DroidX, Droid 2, Cliq2, and other "non 600mhz" phones.

Does motoblur give some really good enhancements like real exchange support? Yes.

Does motoblur bog down the system? Very much so.

If your defending motoblur because it takes a DUAL CORE phone to run right and you dont see the flaw in that logic... well, i cant help ya there.

posted on 06 Mar 2011, 00:38

23. Sniggly (Posts: 7182; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Trouble is that LG phones brick...and brick... and brick. When I was in Verizon's warranty department their phones had the most issues, bar none. I don't trust their products, no matter how exciting their specs are.

I'm starting work for AT&T on Monday. I'm excited to check out the Atrix (though I was originally looking forward to the Bionic). I'm happy to see that AT&T is finally embracing Android.

posted on 06 Mar 2011, 13:55 1

26. jbash (Posts: 342; Member since: 07 Feb 2011)


they dont have a choice. they need something else to sell now that they aren't iphone exclusive

posted on 01 Jun 2011, 09:50

35. Bert (unregistered)


no doubt i prefer the Ui on LG optimmus 2X, the Motorblur is just horrible, Still i would say atrix is the winner here, it might no win over LG optimus 2x from benchmark aspect but benchmark just something that try to estimate the real time performance, for me, ram is much better, what the use of dual core when there is less than 512 ram to run program. It is just horrible.

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