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.

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.

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  • 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?

11. BobbyTaba

Posts: 316; Member since: Aug 11, 2010

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

27. thoth

Posts: 2; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

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

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.

35. CobraRGuy unregistered

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

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.

40. blonco unregistered

The atrix has 1gb of DDR2

44. CobraRGuy unregistered

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.

43. Landmarkcm

Posts: 507; Member since: Aug 11, 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.

2. phonefreak unregistered

I guess u haven't met the Droid Bionic

3. jd829

Posts: 155; Member since: Feb 24, 2010

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

34. somepeoplearestupid unregistered

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

36. CobraRGuy unregistered

DDR2 is SDRAM...

4. omarc26

Posts: 360; Member since: Dec 05, 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. .

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...

6. Tre-Nitty

Posts: 470; Member since: Nov 16, 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.

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.

8. josuearisty

Posts: 148; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

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

9. Dual Core unregistered

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

28. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

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

30. archangel9

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

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.

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.

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...

46. oneilmccord

Posts: 16; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

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

10. josuearisty

Posts: 148; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

When will AT&T sell this baby??

29. archangel9

Posts: 233; Member since: Feb 07, 2010

at the end of this month J

12. idiotwind13

Posts: 80; Member since: Dec 29, 2008

MotoBlur? Why, Motorola, why?!?

13. baztah

Posts: 29; Member since: Dec 07, 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.

14. maccmill

Posts: 67; Member since: Oct 29, 2010

hahahaha@ motoblur

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