Motorola ATRIX 4G vs Apple iPhone 4
calling quality on both handsets are marred with some prominent static noise evident in the background. When using the speakerphone, the two handsets are able to produce audible tones, but there is some distortion with the iPhone 4’s output, while static is once again prevalent with the ATRIX 4G.
Unlike the iPhone 4’s death grip issue, there is no major fluctuations problems with the Motorola ATRIX 4G’s signal strength. However, when both are sitting idle and not touched, signal strength appears to be the same in high coverage areas.
Finally, we’re blown away by the amount of battery life exhibited by the two always connected smartphones. In our testing, we managed to get by 1 ½ days on normal usage with the two handsets – which is up there in terms of today’s standards. Though, it’s nice knowing that you can easily and quickly replace the removable battery of the ATRIX 4G – rather than sending it back to Apple or somewhere else with the iPhone 4.
Whichever way you view it, these are unanimously the best two smartphones that are currently gracing AT&T’s lineup. Overlooking the two completely different platform experiences you’ll be greeted with, there are actually tons of commonalities in their performance. For starters, they have above average battery life, shoot stunning looking photos and videos, are enabled for video chat, and feature brilliant looking high-resolution displays. However, it always comes down to whether your prefer the easy to learn and simplistic experience with iOS, or the personalized functionality with Android 2.2 Froyo. Of course, it helps that the Motorola ATRIX 4G boasts some innovative functionality with its optional docks, but at the cellular level, these two titans are equal in providing the best performance on any mobile device out there – especially when they’re priced at $199.99 with a contract.
Motorola ATRIX 4G vs Apple iPhone 4:
1. Kakarotto (Posts: 253; Member since: 07 Dec 2010)
It's obvious that Atrix is better so I'm asking - Why do you make that stupid comparisons to iPhone? Every new smarthone is compared to an old iPhone - WHY? Do you want to make free advertisements for Apple? I don't get it, why old and totally different iPhone again? iPhone is out of Atrix/Optimus2x/SGS2 league so just let it go!
Just make comparison to another smartphone - there are plenty of them, NOT ALWAYS TO THE FU$KING iPhone!
9. superpooburger (Posts: 31; Member since: 17 Feb 2011)
adn here is person who wanted to buy PDA but is looking at phones...
Atrix is CRAP AS PHONE. good only as PDA.
iPhone is good as bouth phone adn PDA!
15. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
so wait.. your saying that the phone that is NOTORIOUS for dropping calls is the better "phone" phone?? LOL. Stupid comment of the day maybe.
10. Darthmaul (unregistered)
Man I couldnt agree more. You said it! I dont understand why obviously waaay better smartphones are always compaired to that piece of crap. All the newer phones that are out there now get to be compaired to tha famous ish.t !! People, get over it! Unless jailbreak didnt exist, this phone couldnt even do basic stuff, like a sms delivery report, or many other functions not there from the box. It is obvious that someone is paying to get always these comparisons. Shame!
27. Lucas777 (Posts: 2137; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)
just saying but they said the phone lags while moving around the interface and that the iphone doesnt... i would never buy a phone that lags...
30. Fred (unregistered)
THE FU$KING iPhone that you can't afford..
2. Prices India (unregistered)
it didn’t back down in bringing forth an experience that delivers strongly in many aspects thanks to its high-end specs and innovative functionality...
3. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
The comparisons are made to the iPhone because on a phone-for-phone basis, the iPhone is where the bar is being set. You can deny that the iPhone should be the standard for comparison, but that is your opinion. The market is buying iPhones left and right.
If Apple/Steve come out with the rumored CPU and GPU upgrades in the iPhone 5 in the July timeframe, the Atrix will fall behind and will have only been competitive for maybe 4 months. I wonder how the Atrix will compare when iOS v. 4.3 goes into production? The slip may start even sooner.
4. p0rkguy (Posts: 685; Member since: 23 Nov 2010)
Why do you guys even do comparisons when you can't even put the iPhone as the loser in the battle?
Every single damn comparison with the iPhone in it ends with the same conclusion.
"However, it always comes down to whether your prefer the easy to learn and simplistic experience with iOS, or the personalized functionality with Android 2.2 Froyo."
You guys are so biased to the point where you have to make it seem like you're trying to be unbiased.
12. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)
They added the wrong link thats the review for the dock
here is the review
14. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)
lol quoted wrong -_-"
this comment was for @ziving
5. ziving (unregistered)
I do not understand why in the spec of the ATRIX it says that the editor gave it 8, and at the end of the ATRIX review it says that he gave 9.5!!! Why because they didnt want to compare it to the Iphone.
and i saw it (the review) a while ago and it showed 9.5!
6. p0rkguy (Posts: 685; Member since: 23 Nov 2010)
Oh my god, it gets even worse when you actually look through all the comparisons.
How is it that a .5" increase in screen size and 100x960 can cause such choppy/grainy screen shots for the Atrix?
18. roldefol (Posts: 4312; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)
I blame the PenTile screen of the ATRIX. It may be 540x960, but there are fewer subpixels than in the 640x960 iPhone display. This is the same reason the 4" S-AMOLED screen on the Galaxy S looks grainier than the 4.3" screen on the Droid X. It seems Apple has cornered the market on super-high-density LCD displays for now - not even its supplier LG can match it.
Of course, that's all at a microscopic level - I compared the iPhone 4 and Atrix side by side, and while the iPhone looked slightly better, both handled fine details very well.
36. megamrambo (Posts: 37; Member since: 19 Jul 2010)
In actuality the Atrix 4g has a screen resolution of 443x722 if it has the same pixel matrix of an original super amoled possessed by the Galaxy S line.
7. loolcom (Posts: 13; Member since: 15 Feb 2011)
Why always there is an iPhone and an android haters on this website , just pick what u r convinced in and stop this stupid arguments ,,,, it's better to write ur own experience like the old days .
8. superpooburger (Posts: 31; Member since: 17 Feb 2011)
in conclusion is writen: "these are unanimously the best two smartphones that are currently gracing AT&T’s lineup.".
If we look back in motorollas review we can find this: "Calling quality is average at best".
I do not see how these 2 sentencis can go togeder? if fact how these 2 review fit togeder!
iphone provides best quality. That one i agree, but after we see complains about static in voice calls, then phone is already marked as CRAP. So please change teh review to tell the truth, Iphone is way better then atric 4g, just becosue it has no static in voice calls!!!!!!!!
21. jbash (Posts: 345; Member since: 07 Feb 2011)
Learn how to type so we can understand your trolling superpooburger.
11. Po0yAn (Posts: 2; Member since: 11 Jan 2011)
you guys at iphonearena are yet to learn how to take snapshots from the display on an android device.
those pictures are pathetic for a mobile site which does comparisons and reviews a lot.
Google it, it's pretty easy thing through SDK and doesn't need root or anything and it's the same for all android devices. I recommend it, it's good for your reputation!
28. Lucas777 (Posts: 2137; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)
well google needs to make it easy... on iphone, u just press to buttons... i still dont see why android cant just copy one more thing and do that
13. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)
Didn't i just asked not to compare with iPhone 4? why not compare with the 2X?
or you guys like the drama?
17. luis_lopez_351 (Posts: 951; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)
Have you guys seen that new Toyota Camery commercial? they talk about why do all other car manufacture compare it to that car. they say they do it because it popular. Same thing goes with the iphone. They compare it to the iphone because its the most popular phone(Popular not best) and when they're using it to show how much different phones Contrast to it.
19. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)
cars are compared among other cars non Toyota branded, but they compare only with the iPhone.... you cant always compare a SUV, or a truck from others with a Toyota car...
for example witch keyboard should be considered more comfortable for the use? the G2 or the Click 2,or the Droid 2? camera performance of the Optmus 2X versus the Droid X VS evo 4G... when this kind of comparisons are done I don't mind they compare the iP4 with the Atrix 2(Invented that name)
20. superpooburger (Posts: 31; Member since: 17 Feb 2011)
Please, do not complaing about everything being compered to iPhone. I jsut watched the newly added video. And there we can werry well see, that ihpne is better then atrix. On scrooling sooming and other stuff atrix lagged a lot, while iphone did not. So realy guys, you are so damn stupid taht need device with better spec, which preforms worse?
so you know... i am not iPhone fan, i do not have iPhone, i will not buy iPhone...
23. roldefol (Posts: 4312; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)
This guy can't be for real. "togeder", "werry"... perhaps he'd like to see de nuclear wessels.
24. ZayZay (Posts: 571; Member since: 26 Feb 2011)
Once again a review of a phone vs. an Apple product. I save myself the trouble of reading the review and assumed phonearena said the Iphone was better. Good Job phone arena another pointless review!
25. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
ok, so now let us compare a Toyota car with the IPHONE 4....who will in??
26. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
So, has the ATRIX 4G received the best review of phones, so far, when being compared to the iphone 4.
Does the iphone 4 do widgets?? No, right...the review lack depth, as usual.
Honestly, if you take an ANDROID phone and root it and go to XDA.com, and then review it with the iphone 4, the iphone 4 will lose almost everytime....lol