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Motorola ATRIX 4G Hands-on

Motorola ATRIX 4G Hands-on
Think that all of the high-end Android love from Motorola is only reserved for Verizon? Well, the perception is quickly going to change now that the venerable smartphone maker has announced the Motorola ATRIX 4G which is bound for AT&T packing along some beloved high-end specs that will make you gasp with joy – especially for those AT&T customers tired of seeing nothing but mid-range devices. In reality, the ATRIX 4G is actually the long rumored Motorola Olympus which is the dual-core Tegra 2 packing beast that everyone has been yearning for.

Naturally, high-end specs are all around with the Motorola ATRIX 4G with its sizable 4” qHD display that boasts a stunning resolution of 540 x 960 pixels. Looking straight at it, there's no arguing the kind of beauty and elegance it embodies as it packs plenty of crisp visuals to make your eyes gleam with joy. Moreover, there are other admirable features that will surely make you fall in love – such as 1GB of RAM, large 1,930 mAh battery, and support for faster speeds thanks to HSPA+ connectivity.

Motorola ATRIX 4G Hands-on
Motorola ATRIX 4G Hands-on
Motorola ATRIX 4G Hands-on
Motorola ATRIX 4G Hands-on

Motorola ATRIX 4G Hands-on
Motorola ATRIX 4G Hands-on
Motorola ATRIX 4G Hands-on
Motorola ATRIX 4G Hands-on

Taking a hold of the device, it doesn't quite have that stark industrial design that made devices like the Motorola DROID and DROID X stand out. But nonetheless, you can gauge that there was a lot of love put into its construction and design to still catapult it to the status of other high-end devices on the market. In fact, it's surprising to find it come close to the same dimensions as the iPhone 4 – which is impressive when you consider that it packs a healthy sized 4” display.

Underneath all of the top notch hardware, we find the Motorola ATRIX 4G running that all too known customized MOTOBLUR skin on top of Android 2.2 Froyo. Yeah, we know what you're going to say, but we simply hope it will receive the Gingerbread treatment quickly. All in all, the dual-core Tegra 2 chipset enables the handset to fly in just about every aspect we put the device through – so literally, you won't ever have to miss a beat on anything.

Motorola ATRIX 4G Hands-on
Motorola ATRIX 4G Hands-on
Motorola ATRIX 4G Hands-on
Motorola ATRIX 4G Hands-on

Motorola ATRIX 4G Hands-on
Motorola ATRIX 4G Hands-on
Motorola ATRIX 4G Hands-on
Motorola ATRIX 4G Hands-on

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posted on 06 Jan 2011, 12:27 1

1. JVII (Posts: 17; Member since: 27 Jul 2009)

Impressive. When can we expect a Verizon version with similar specs?

posted on 06 Jan 2011, 18:25 3

11. BobbyTaba (Posts: 316; Member since: 11 Aug 2010)

Atrix has double RAM and 4 inch screen with 5mp camera
Droid tonic has 4.3 inch screen and 8mp

posted on 10 Jan 2011, 12:12 2

27. thoth (Posts: 2; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)

Better Yet when will there EVER be a sprint phone with similar Specs ???!!!

posted on 11 Jan 2011, 13:57 2

33. somepeoplearestupid (unregistered)

I see people bitching on different sites about Bionic "only" getting 512MB of memory. Do people realize that it is 512MB of DDR2? that is twice as fast as a 512MB SDRAM!!! DDRs transfer data on the rising and falling edges of the bus clock signal (i.e. why they are Double Data Rates SDRAM). So the 512MB DDR2 on the Bionic is as fast as the 1gig SDRAM on the Atrix!

good try though bobbytaba.

posted on 11 Jan 2011, 17:18

35. CobraRGuy (unregistered)

The 1GB SDRAM in the Motorola Atrix is DDR3 which is much faster and lower power than DDR2.

posted on 24 Jan 2011, 01:29

39. Cryptkeep (unregistered)

CobraRGuy sorry but you are wrong about the Atrix being DDR3, SDRAM or SINGLE Data Rates is not DDR3 or DOUBLE Data Rates memory, SDRAM is a much slower RAM then the DDR2 somepeoplearestupid (nice name very fitting) is 100% right about this. The DDR2 on the Bionic will actually in a test out preform the 1gb of SDRAM anyday of the week. Also if you read the Bionic post is specifically mentions that is it "desktop" equal ram. Plus I highly doubt that a phone could handle the heat out put 1gb of DDR3 ram. Nice try but no success sorry.

posted on 25 Jan 2011, 14:22

40. blonco (unregistered)

The atrix has 1gb of DDR2

posted on 04 Feb 2011, 19:28

44. CobraRGuy (unregistered)


OK, I thought I saw that the SDRAM in the Atrix was DDR3... my bad. It is a fact that DDR3 is both faster and lower power than DDR2. If the Atrix has 1GB of DDR2 SDRAM then it could certainly handle 1GB of DDR3 SDRAM. BTW, SDRAM stands for "Synchronous Dynamic Random Access Memory". It has nothing to do with single data rate clocking. Not all SDRAM is DDR (some older memory is single data rate), but ALL DDR/DDR2/DDR3 IS SDRAM.

posted on 27 Jan 2011, 01:41

43. Landmarkcm (Posts: 506; Member since: 11 Aug 2009)

I'll Stick with my EvoShift thanks. So glad they offered it in a slightly smaller package. Some screens are getting to big to pocket around.

posted on 06 Jan 2011, 12:51 2

2. phonefreak (unregistered)

I guess u haven't met the Droid Bionic

posted on 06 Jan 2011, 13:22 1

3. jd829 (Posts: 155; Member since: 24 Feb 2010)

Atrix has double the RAM of bionic, otherwise they're identical devices

posted on 11 Jan 2011, 14:00 3

34. somepeoplearestupid (unregistered)

Do people realize that it is 512MB of DDR2? that is twice as fast as a 512MB SDRAM

posted on 11 Jan 2011, 17:22

36. CobraRGuy (unregistered)

DDR2 is SDRAM...

posted on 06 Jan 2011, 14:31 2

4. omarc26 (Posts: 360; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)

well im gettin the atrix because it has double the ram than the bionic . And also because its gsm which will work in europe were the bionic wont work because i go to spain every year. .

posted on 06 Jan 2011, 14:44 2

5. Ryry loves phones (unregistered)

Actually they aren't identical cause the Bionic has a 4.3 inch screen while the Atrix has a 4 inch screen so in your face! I'm on Verizon but I personally think that the 4 inch screen is way morea appealing...

posted on 06 Jan 2011, 15:12 1

6. Tre-Nitty (Posts: 470; Member since: 16 Nov 2010)

I agree about the screen but i'm going with the infuse 4.5 inch screen lol. Atrix with the double ram is more appealing but basically depends on which company ya got. Both are awesome looking phones.

posted on 06 Jan 2011, 15:34

7. john smith (unregistered)

I wish they moved away from the all black plasticky look and accented it with some metal or chrome or something else to make it look a bit more aesthetically pleasing. But I guess it's whats under the hood that's the most important.

posted on 06 Jan 2011, 17:31

8. josuearisty (Posts: 148; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)

I hope to get this baby soon, when will AT&T be sellin this strong beast!

posted on 06 Jan 2011, 17:48 1

9. Dual Core (unregistered)

It would be a worthless beast if AT&T is not up to it. (signal-wise, like Verizon)

posted on 10 Jan 2011, 13:08 2

28. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)

wow, my cappy is a beast right now with AT&T....you have been reading too much about AT&T and their supposed inferior network - it really is not....

posted on 11 Jan 2011, 08:54 1

30. archangel9 (Posts: 233; Member since: 07 Feb 2010)

i have a Torch and it's a beast too.AT&T network isn't as bad ,it right there w/VZW plus the HSPA+ WE GOT now and the LTE coming in maybe Apr or June,so that's two bands running seamlessly.

See AT&T been working on what they got and improving on it,according to FCC rules.Tmo is the ones that been lying to you. And it will be better as it already is,network/customer support wise.

Don't believe everything you see on TV or read either Dual Core

posted on 28 Feb 2011, 04:14

50. asrrrr (unregistered)

yeah att has great service, lol my internet goes out every month. but okay then. and theyre coverage area is like half of verizons. i would really hate to have att for a cellular provider. plus att started in Texas and texas is evil.

posted on 18 Jan 2011, 04:23

37. Blah111123453252623623 (unregistered)

Signal-wise? Are you serious? Both at&t and verizon are pretty similar in their signal strength. Certain areas may favor certain carriers, but AT&T has been screwed by the Iphone and its horrible antenna. I have an older bold and my girlfriend has an iphone4, and while i receive 4 bars with no dropped calls, she has one bar if she's lucky. The iphone has made at&t a fortune but has also caused them a mass amount of problems as well.

posted on 06 Feb 2011, 18:00

45. Carrier's issue? (unregistered)

uh, i think the major complaint over ATT's network is due to the huge amount of iPhone user. I was in a building that's capable as a Nuclear Shelter. While both using ATT service, my friend with a blackberry had 2 bars, and I have 0 bar on my iPhone...

posted on 14 Feb 2011, 11:10

46. oneilmccord (Posts: 16; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)

You can now pre-order it! I will wait for the Galaxy SII though.

posted on 06 Jan 2011, 17:48

10. josuearisty (Posts: 148; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)

When will AT&T sell this baby??

posted on 11 Jan 2011, 08:42

29. archangel9 (Posts: 233; Member since: 07 Feb 2010)

at the end of this month J

posted on 06 Jan 2011, 19:38 2

12. idiotwind13 (Posts: 80; Member since: 29 Dec 2008)

MotoBlur? Why, Motorola, why?!?

posted on 06 Jan 2011, 21:08

13. baztah (Posts: 29; Member since: 07 Dec 2010)

FOR ME d hardware doesnt look good, they should've put style to it so it would be more appealing, i like d lg optimus 2x hardware its simple but nice.

posted on 07 Jan 2011, 13:39 1

14. maccmill (Posts: 67; Member since: 29 Oct 2010)

hahahaha@ motoblur

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