Motorola ATRIX 4G Hands-on
posted by John V. / Jan 06, 2011, 11:04 AM
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.
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.
- Display 4.0" 540 x 960 pixels
- Camera 5 MP / 0.3 MP VGA front
- Processor NVIDIA Tegra 2, Dual-core, 1000 MHz
- Storage 16 GB + microSDHC
- Battery 1930 mAh(9.00h 3G talk time)
Posts: 17; Member since: Jul 27, 2009
Impressive. When can we expect a Verizon version with similar specs?
posted on Jan 06, 2011, 12:27 PM 1
Posts: 2; Member since: Dec 22, 2010
Better Yet when will there EVER be a sprint phone with similar Specs ???!!!
posted on Jan 10, 2011, 12:12 PM 2
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 Jan 11, 2011, 1:57 PM 2
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 Jan 24, 2011, 1:29 AM 0
Hello, 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 Feb 04, 2011, 7:28 PM 0
Posts: 155; Member since: Feb 24, 2010
Atrix has double the RAM of bionic, otherwise they're identical devices
posted on Jan 06, 2011, 1:22 PM 1
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 Jan 06, 2011, 2:44 PM 2
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 Jan 06, 2011, 3:34 PM 0
Posts: 148; Member since: Sep 30, 2009
I hope to get this baby soon, when will AT&T be sellin this strong beast!
posted on Jan 06, 2011, 5:31 PM 0
It would be a worthless beast if AT&T is not up to it. (signal-wise, like Verizon)
posted on Jan 06, 2011, 5:48 PM 1
Posts: 233; Member since: Feb 07, 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 Jan 11, 2011, 8:54 AM 1
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 Feb 28, 2011, 4:14 AM 0
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 Jan 18, 2011, 4:23 AM 0
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 Feb 06, 2011, 6:00 PM 0
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