Motorola ATRIX 2 unboxing

Motorola ATRIX 2 unboxing
When it’s so very difficult to stand head above water in a sea of crowded high-caliber Android smartphones, there’s only one true way to make sure that you blatantly shine over the competition – and that’s simply to come at it with stellar pricing. Available right now for the 2-year contract price of only $99.99, the recently available Motorola ATRIX 2 will surely entrance many people by its killer pricing right from the start, but in addition to it, there are plenty of delicious hardware under the hood to keep hardcore fanatics drooling.

Not surprisingly, the packaging of the Motorola ATRIX 2 seemingly follows accordingly to all other smartphones for AT&T, which is of course donning those all too peculiar white, orange, and blue colors on its packaging to associate it with AT&T. On the front, there’s a tiny image of the handset in question, but in the rear, there’s an even larger photo that truly showcases the handset’s beauty from head to toe. Meanwhile, there are some tangible highlights in the rear to reel in any potential customers – like its 4G HSPA+ connectivity, 4.3” qHD display, 1GHz dual-core TI OMAP processor, 8-megapixel camera with 1080p HD video, and running Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread.





Inside, we’re only presented with the usual assortment of accessories that we come to appreciate right now – though, we’re always starving for more. Specifically, it comes along with the microUSB cable, wall charger, and the usual set of documentation.



Obviously, the device is bigger, faster, and stronger than its predecessor, which should go nicely considering that it’s priced aggressively at $99.99. Add in the fact that it’s compatible with specific docks for Motorola’s unique Webtop functionality, it’s shaping up to be a strong competitor in this never-ending landscape of high-end smartphones. Curiously, it’s touted for its supreme battery life, but we’ll be testing it out to see whether or not it can be justified to having the best battery life out of all the Android smartphones for AT&T. Expect our review soon!

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ATRIX 2
  • Display 4.3" 540 x 960 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 0.3 MP VGA front
  • Processor TI OMAP4430, Dual-core, 1000 MHz
  • Storage 8 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1785 mAh(8.50h talk time)

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26 Comments

1. willardcw4

Posts: 170; Member since: Oct 01, 2011

~$100 on contract ain't bad for this phone...

2. assasyn32

Posts: 2; Member since: Oct 04, 2011

$49 at best buy

13. ledbetterp3

Posts: 467; Member since: Aug 31, 2011

Best deal is at Walmart though...

3. Joshing4fun

Posts: 1246; Member since: Aug 13, 2010

Spec-wise, this is a great phone yet somehow it bores me. Probably the design. Looks too generic.

17. rayjones09

Posts: 149; Member since: Dec 16, 2010

Agreed. It's just too redundant. Android is a great Operating System but when phones are released so many times in one year with very incremental upgrades, it just becomes "just another Android phone".

4. gemmabba

Posts: 51; Member since: May 09, 2011

it takes 43 seconds to boot (from 3:05-3:48)....nice

5. Netolic

Posts: 152; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

i just got it today. its a total of 90.89 bucks including tax

8. ledbetterp3

Posts: 467; Member since: Aug 31, 2011

wow, what was the price without additional charges? and did you upgrade, or add a new line or start a new contract or what?

6. ledbetterp3

Posts: 467; Member since: Aug 31, 2011

rating? 8.5? It shouldn't get lower than an 8, im getting this phone, what a great price, it's only $50 at walmart, does anyone not recommend getting phones at walmart? because I usually find the lowest prices there, and this is the only retailer which sells it for $50 when upgrading in a family plan.

11. kshell1

Posts: 1143; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

go to amazon

12. ledbetterp3

Posts: 467; Member since: Aug 31, 2011

they don't sell for $50 on amazon for an upgrade on a family plan, if you would read my whole post...

7. Simba501

Posts: 28; Member since: Jul 06, 2011

This device has flown under the radar big time....

9. itsius1

Posts: 49; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

wonder if it can use the same acc as the attrix 1.... but i dont see the connection ports anywhere on the phone similar to the one as its predecessor...

10. ledbetterp3

Posts: 467; Member since: Aug 31, 2011

whats an acc?

15. Cyd07

Posts: 83; Member since: Oct 03, 2011

Accessories I suppose. Dock and hd station and so on.

16. ledbetterp3

Posts: 467; Member since: Aug 31, 2011

Ahh I see, i'm pretty sure it can't use the atrix 4g's dock because of its increased size, but im quite sure that vice-versa works because the new lapdock 100 is supposed to work with all devices that are capable of using a lapdock. As for other accessories, such as blue tooth headsets, those should work..

14. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Anyone who buys this phone will love GB 2.3.5 - I currently run KJ3 on my cappy - I get 2k Quadrant scores - it is like a new phone.

18. rayjones09

Posts: 149; Member since: Dec 16, 2010

This phone and the original Atrix sound almost the same! Besides, the original Atrix was released just earlier this year!!!

19. GrosseFatigue

Posts: 207; Member since: Jul 27, 2011

I got one yesterday It is much improved faster connection RGB screen better than the bleak screen of the Atrix 1 More responsive snappier overall experience using the keyboard and screen, less mistake It is a honey of a cell A year after #1 still one of the best phone out there (I also have an Atrix 1 for personnal use)

20. rayjones09

Posts: 149; Member since: Dec 16, 2010

What is the criteria of "much better"? Because looking at the specs alone, they're quite similar. Normally you'd expect the second iteration of a device to be vastly superior.

22. GrosseFatigue

Posts: 207; Member since: Jul 27, 2011

If specs were all there is to be Samsumg would have the best cell phones I have had only problems with Samsungs This is a terrific phone, superior to the Atrix 1 in every respect that I still have I will be using Atrix 2 for business

21. GrosseFatigue

Posts: 207; Member since: Jul 27, 2011

Sound also is much better

23. nickn

Posts: 2; Member since: Sep 19, 2011

really ledbetterp3?

24. GrosseFatigue

Posts: 207; Member since: Jul 27, 2011

As I am getting more familiar with the Atrix 2 I am asking myself: why one, right now, should spend $300.00 on a cell phone when he can get an Atrix 2 for $100.00? This phone is close to perfection. I would wait for the quad phones next year.

25. jenmonath

Posts: 2; Member since: Nov 07, 2011

I got the phone yesterday and it is great but I can't skype with it which is annoying. I can see them and hear them and they can hear me but not see me! Anyone know anything?

26. jenmonath

Posts: 2; Member since: Nov 07, 2011

How do I stop email notifications on the Atrix2? Anyone please help!!

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