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Motorola ATRIX HD unboxing and hands-on

0. phoneArena 12 Jul 2012, 14:58 posted on

No doubt, Motorola is late to the game with a high-end Android offering for AT&T’s lineup, but nevertheless, the time is finally here for its flagship to shine. After seeing quality devices like the HTC One X, Samsung Galaxy S III, and Sony Xperia ion, AT&T’s lineup is continuing...

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posted on 12 Jul 2012, 15:09 1

1. Fayeznoor (Posts: 71; Member since: 15 Nov 2011)


da faq, This video is PRIVATE, cant watch it

fine now

posted on 12 Jul 2012, 15:14

2. SonyFTW2020 (Posts: 311; Member since: 03 May 2012)


Love the phone and thinking seriously about getting it, BUUTT lets hope their will be an actual "Atrix 3" and not just an HD version..... keep up the good work moto

posted on 12 Jul 2012, 15:50

12. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3725; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


A rose by any other name smells just as sweet. Does it matter what they call it? This is obviously the Atrix 3, even if not by name.

posted on 12 Jul 2012, 16:04

19. SonyFTW2020 (Posts: 311; Member since: 03 May 2012)


HD in the name, design of the razr maxx, with lower battery?

Just hope they will make, once again, an actual "atrix 3"

posted on 12 Jul 2012, 16:03

18. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3725; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


To sum it up, saying this phone isn't the Atrix 3 would be like saying the new iPad isn't the iPad 3 simply because they didn't name it as such. Names don't really mean much.

posted on 12 Jul 2012, 16:09

21. SonyFTW2020 (Posts: 311; Member since: 03 May 2012)


good phone but if they're going to mix it with the razr then you have got to go all the wayyy (3,300 mAh battery)

posted on 12 Jul 2012, 15:25 1

3. Commentator (Posts: 3709; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


Recently I've been skeptical of Motorola's screens and UI, but It looks like they got both right this time. I'm looking forward to the full review.

posted on 12 Jul 2012, 15:25 2

4. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3109; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


lol I hope they don't release a ATRIX HD MAXX in 2-3 months from now.

Anyway, AT&T is really good about their prices and now selection.

Samsung Galaxy S3
One X
ATRIX HD

You really can't go wrong with any of these devices and the 99 price tag from the start is very appealing for such a high end, well built device. Motorola might also have the best display type around now. Looks really sharp and beautiful with great viewing angles. I just wish it had a bigger battery but for it's price, it's a steal.

posted on 12 Jul 2012, 15:37 2

5. Commentator (Posts: 3709; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


They also have the Sony Xperia ion, which I guess is Sony's "high-end" device. Now AT&T just needs to land the LG Optimus 4X and they'll have the five-fecta of high-end phones from the major Android manufacturers. They've come a long way from two years ago, when their only Android phones were the HTC Aria and the Motorola Backflip.

posted on 12 Jul 2012, 15:46 1

8. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3109; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


True but its running on GB and has last years S3 processor. That's why I didn't include it but it isn't a bad device tho.

posted on 12 Jul 2012, 15:51 1

13. Commentator (Posts: 3709; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


That's why I put "high-end" in quotations. The way I see it, it's not much more than a Rezound with a lighter skin and a better camera. But it still is one of Sony's highest-end phones, for better or worse (worse).

posted on 12 Jul 2012, 15:59

16. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3109; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


Hahaha very well played!

posted on 12 Jul 2012, 16:16

23. bigdawg23 (Posts: 455; Member since: 25 May 2011)


There is also the Galaxy Note.

posted on 12 Jul 2012, 16:31

25. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3109; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


Again that is last year's device when the Note 2 is just about to be released in the next couple months.

RIGHT NOW IMHO AT&T has the best line of devices. Verizon is just getting the GS3 but has no One X line and the RAZR 2/MAXX 2 hasnt been released just yet.

Sprint does have the GS3 and the EVO LTE but no new Motorola just yet.

Hopefully they will release them soon, really looking forward to the end of 2012 as there are great devices from all brands.

posted on 12 Jul 2012, 18:28 1

31. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


all Verizon is really missing is a true to home One series device (although the Droid Incredible 4G LTE does still give you the meat and bread) and a plethora of WP devices but i'd rather them wait until they can get WP8 handsets (which they will, probably starting with Nokia) so there's not any legacy handsets for them to have to support but when the new wave of Droid RAZRs hit (hopefully soon), forget about it. the Droid RAZR HD will probably be the only one for a bit that can actually trade serious blows with the SIII.

posted on 12 Jul 2012, 18:19

30. DechyX (Posts: 132; Member since: 16 May 2011)


lol, I had both of those and I want this

posted on 12 Jul 2012, 15:39

6. bobfreking55 (Posts: 866; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)


i think it's awesome. just sad because it's not a flagship.

posted on 12 Jul 2012, 15:49 1

11. Commentator (Posts: 3709; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


It is sad because this is far and away the best smartphone Motorola's ever released, and easily holds its own against the GSIII and One X, but AT&T treats it like it's no big deal.

I bet all the average consumer will see of it will be at the end of some typical AT&T commercial, with some narrator quickly stating "right now, get the Motorola Atrix HD for only $99 with a new contract" and that's it.

posted on 12 Jul 2012, 15:56 1

14. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


yeah, imagine what their flagship is going to be like with this being only a Benjamin. i'm getting chills from the Droid RAZR HD. ;)

posted on 12 Jul 2012, 15:45 1

7. eDiesel (Posts: 142; Member since: 17 Mar 2012)


Did anybody else see that he tapped on the att logo thinking it was the home button?

posted on 12 Jul 2012, 15:47

9. mike91t (Posts: 3; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)


I imagine this has the new ics webtop interface when used with a lapdock or connected via hdmi like the Razr?

posted on 12 Jul 2012, 15:49 3

10. sena7 (Posts: 29; Member since: 12 Jul 2012)


On paper this phone really shines. The specifications are right up there with the HTC One X and the Samsung Galaxy S III. By the looks of things, it is also probably running the best iteration of Ice Cream Sandwich of the three (less is more) at half the price!

Unfortunately (like it's Atrix siblings before it) the hardware design appears uninspired. I would love to buy this phone but as a consumer, design is important to me. This phone could have done without the unsightly AT&T logo front and center as well as the cheap looking white frame.

posted on 12 Jul 2012, 15:59

17. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


i actually kind of like the AT&T logo now. i was skeptical about it at first but it has a real minimal charm to it. see one in person then make up your mind about it.

posted on 12 Jul 2012, 16:13

22. sena7 (Posts: 29; Member since: 12 Jul 2012)


I typically don't like any carrier branding on the front of my phone. I'd rather see a physicaly home key or more screen real estate.

posted on 12 Jul 2012, 15:58 1

15. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


this is a beautiful handset and another good thing is that the interface on the Atrix actually addresses the minor concerns i have with the Razr's ICS update so very nice and today a new lower end Razr leaked for Verizon and that might be their equivalent to this as perhaps a Razr 2 and then there will be the supreme Razr HD!

posted on 12 Jul 2012, 16:08

20. Commentator (Posts: 3709; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


The new "lower end Razr" (XT907) you're referring to is listed to have a qHD screen, not an HD screen like the Atrix HD, so I doubt it will be the Verizon equivalent of this, although it could very well be the Droid 5, as it's rumored to have a physical keyboard.

posted on 12 Jul 2012, 16:26 1

24. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


ah yes, you're right, didn't think about that.
it's actually not the Droid 5 though. it was put online today.

http://www.droiddog.com/android-blog/2012/07/possible-budget-razr-inbound-to-verizon/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=facebook

posted on 12 Jul 2012, 17:21 2

26. Carlitos (Posts: 520; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


For half the price, your getting ab HD display, better than the one in the One X (due to higher pixel density, that is the same as the iphone 4/s, add to that a colorboost 720p HD display) your also getting not an awesome design, but the material is better than the one in the S3 and One X. And the UI is much cleaner then touchwiz and sense, but that changes on other people's likes. This is a great device, up there with the One X and S3.

posted on 12 Jul 2012, 17:33 2

27. Commentator (Posts: 3709; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


Don't be too quick to declare this display better than the One X's based on pixel density. Sure it has higher pixel density, but by doing so sacrifices valuable screen real-estate. By your logic, a 1" 720p screen would be even better, because the pixel density would be 1468.6 PPI, which is much higher than the iPhone's 329.65, the Atrix HD's 326.36, and the One X's 312.47.

I'll save my judgment on ColorBoost vs. S-LCD2 until I see a comparison, although it does look beautiful in the video.

posted on 12 Jul 2012, 17:48

28. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


really the trade-offs for the smaller display would come in when you factor in the ppi and the more manageable size of the phone (if it's bezeled right.) the ppi by itself is kind of negligible at this magnitude but if the phone benefited by being more comfortable in the hand because of it then it's a more valid trade-off. whether or not that's the case we'll learn soon enough.

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