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Motorola ATRIX HD revealed on Motorola's website with 4.5 inch screen

0. phoneArena posted on 05 Jul 2012, 01:00

Looking like the Motorola DROID RAZR with its thin lines, Motorola's website showed off pictures of the Motorola ATRIX HD with a 4.5 inch ColorBoost display, backside made from Kevlar and water resistant innards...

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posted on 05 Jul 2012, 02:28 2

14. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)

I think Moto only used the S4 because it was the best option for releasing a flagship in a timely matter, considering the OMAP 5 won't go into devices until late 2012 or early 2013. The OMAP5 release kind of fits together with the Nexus release time-frame, the last 2 Nexus have released in November and December. I'm making speculation based on rumors and release dates, and so far the rumors say there will be 4 Nexus this year made by HTC, Samsung, Motorola, and LG (maybe Sony). They will most likely be released around November. I haven't seen any news that dispells that rumor, but if I am wrong please correct me

posted on 05 Jul 2012, 13:47

35. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5713; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)

Motorola has used OMAP since Android became popular. the original Droid had a 800MHz OMAP3. what Motorola will do is use the best SoC that's available to them until the next gen OMAP comes out.

posted on 05 Jul 2012, 02:53 1

15. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)

Goddammit, they went the Atrix 2 route with the internal storage. The battery I don't mind so much; I don't know how AT&T figured it out, but LTE isn't the battery drain for their phones that it is for Verizon. The only other thing I don't dig about it is the bezel; there's way too much wasted real estate on the top and bottom. Other than that it looks like a great successor to the Atrix line. If they price it right (I'd aim for 100 bucks off the bat) it'll sell well.

posted on 05 Jul 2012, 13:49

36. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5713; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)

what on earth makes you think that LTE is less power draining on AT&T devices than Verizon devices? if that were the case it would be because the AT&T devices can't hold on to an LTE signal.

posted on 05 Jul 2012, 16:57

42. ObjectivismFTW (Posts: 211; Member since: 03 Jul 2012)


posted on 05 Jul 2012, 20:42

45. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5713; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)

it's an interesting article but if there is increased battery usage it's not apparent, LTE is generally a power sucking technology, same goes for AT&T devices using the technology.

if you look at reviews for the Spectrum and the Nitro HD which share the same specs and battery you'll find that they're very similar in terms of battery life.

if there is a difference it's really too paltry to feel that you have to point out and then of course there's my point in tandem.

posted on 05 Jul 2012, 05:55

17. kanagadeepan (Posts: 981; Member since: 24 Jan 2012)

I got Razr MAXX (International) yesterday... I don't miss the HD screen on this phone as it comes with small ;p battery (in MAXX standards)...

But if MOTO releases MAXX version of this phone after 2 months, then surely people will get mad at Moto...

posted on 05 Jul 2012, 07:43

20. michael95gt (Posts: 44; Member since: 19 Jul 2009)

It's the same thickness as the the Razr MAXX so Moto upgrading the battery later wouldn't be a surprise, or else they would have made it as thin as the regular Razr.

posted on 05 Jul 2012, 08:39

21. fervid (Posts: 183; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)

Nothing about this phone screams Atrix. Might as well have called it Razr HD. Same battery as Razr which is actually smaller than Atrix 2 that needed the Extended Battery to last well. I shall wait for the Atrix Maxx HD they will release 31 days later.

posted on 05 Jul 2012, 08:45

22. MorePhonesThanNeeded (Posts: 645; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)

Nice phone, I think the Maxx battery is Motorolas exclusive battery for the Droid Razr only for the time being. Might be only found on a Droid on Verizon's network, remember Droid line is supposed to be special, so I doubt Motorola will put that battery in any other US carrier phone for a while.

Loving that massive screen though, is that ips or rgb screen? If its the same as the SGS 3 then that is all good, that is on sharp screen. This phone is the definite replacement of the Xtreme. This looks like a solid device, but what are the detailed specs on it?

posted on 05 Jul 2012, 14:55

39. SonyFTW2020 (Posts: 311; Member since: 03 May 2012)

All I can say is how does moto expect to WOW us with a LOWER battery?? I mean the 8mp cam we can live with cause even the galaxy S3 has that, but come on!! Think about it, the original atrix had a 1900 mAh battery, the atrix 2 had a 1785 mAh battery, now they make this So-called Atrix 3 with a 1780 battery????? Is moto's goal to decrease each phone they make? wow all i can say is, this HAS to be just "ATRIX HD" and not the "Atrix 3"!!! sad sad sad :(

posted on 05 Jul 2012, 17:05

43. ObjectivismFTW (Posts: 211; Member since: 03 Jul 2012)

Well remember, the original Atrix used a lesser capable processor than these new-gen phones, one less capable of dividing up tasks, which extends battery life. So naturally they needed a bigger battery.

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