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Motorola ATRIX HD Review

0. phoneArena posted on 16 Jul 2012, 07:45

It’s not that AT&T doesn’t get its fair share of equally compelling devices, as the carrier nabbed the ATRIX 4G and ATRIX 2 last year, but AT&T customers are starving for something that’s similar to what Verizon is blessed with. Thankfully, they’re heeding the call now that the Motorola ATRIX HD is finally here, which is sporting a drool worthy $99.99 on-contract price. After seeing so many stellar devices for AT&T, the ATRIX HD has a tough battle ahead of itself in an attempt to stay relevant amongst the pack...

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posted on 24 Jul 2012, 11:24

31. stuartfit (Posts: 1; Member since: 24 Jul 2012)

For this price, it is a value for your money, never mind the little disadvantages over SIII and One X which the comparisons were done.
I have been a Motorola fan since early 2000, used many of its phones and currently using the Atrix 4G, ROKR E8 and the Command One bluetooth (just bought another Elite Flip bluetooth recently). I was thinking of upgrading to either RAZR XT910, RAZR Maxx or the Atrix HD but only one thing held me back - the non-removable battery. I was truly disappointed with this design but it's their designer's call, so now I just have to hold on to my Atrix 4G a bit longer and since I bought the whole lot of Atrix 4G's accessories. it doesn't hurt so much to wait. Bought the Lapdock, the Multimedia Dock, bluetooth keyboard, bluetooth mouse, remote multimedia controller, one wall/USB charger, 2 additional batteries, car charger, 2 silicone covers and crazy me, another original battery cover. (God knows what was I thinking!)
Anyway, I really wanted to support Motorola but if they continue to produce smartphones with non-removable batteries, I might have to look elsewhere for my upgrade in the future until they come up with a removable battery model. Their crystaltalk technology is one of the best in the world and that's what made me stay with their brand and I hate to start looking for another option, that is only if I really need to.
Battery is one aspect we owners has to be careful of, handles it right, it can probably serve you well between 2 to 3 years and the last 4 to 6 months will usually be the most painful experience, it requires frequent charges on daily basis. On the other hand, ignorant and high volume users might encounter shorter battery lifespan and the buyer of their used smartphones will be left to deal with the battery replacements which require Motorola's know how technicians. Bear in mind that not many locations have these kinds of "specialists" resulting in more complaints and long term brand deterioration of Motorola. So if any guys reading here happen to work for Motorola (or GooGle), kindly take note of this or else you might risk losing more supporters in the future. That's one reason why I don't even want to look at Iphone besides other contributing reasons. So here I am, a concerned supporter providing my point of view, the rest will be up to you - Motorola.

posted on 01 Aug 2012, 19:34 1

32. Thullraven (Posts: 26; Member since: 14 Nov 2011)

I have the Atrix HD. One co-worker has a Samsung GS3, another the HTC One X. They are remarkable phones that do amazing things. That said, we work in an area where it is hard to get a good cell signal. It's somewhat amusing that those high dollar phones can't keep their signal while mine is fine and I can check the web, check e-mails, and make calls the whole time while they can't. Motorola makes the best anntenas in the game. no one seems to realize how important that is, especially in a tough situation.

posted on 02 Jun 2013, 19:05

33. mdwsmith (Posts: 1; Member since: 02 Jun 2013)

I have had this phone since november 12... and i love it and still love it! for the price and the specs it punches isnt bad... especially when compared next to the s3... this phone hasnt failed me yet and havent had one problem.

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