Mtorola and AT&T have teamed up to bring the new Motorola Atrix HD. Its an Android phone which AT&T attempts to gain the market with its price and performance aspect. At just $99.99 on the contract the Atrix HD have arisen again with 720p screen resolution, improving the software with Android 4.0 and increasing the data speed to 4G LTE.
Its rounded on the edges with a large battery hump on the top it looks simple and a good looking phone. It has the power and volume buttons on the right, along with the Micro USB, Micro HDMI a headphone port at the top. While on the left there is a door for the Micro SIM and the MicroSD card, there is no capacitive buttons. The back is made of dark patterned Kevlar with a 8 megapixel camera. LED flash and a loudspeaker. It contains 1GB of RAM and 8GB of storage which can be expanded via a microSD card. It has a 4.5 inch screen which is set behind the Gorilla glass, at 8.4mm Atrix HD is very thin but the hump at the back is very out of the blue. its may be due to the 1,780 mAh battery sitting on the back. The phone is nice looking but still lacks that elegance as most of the recent smart phones have.
It’s 4.5 inch, 720 p LCD display is worth the consideration,which works around to 326ppi. It doesn’t match the HTC One X‘s screen as most of the mobiles phones do not but still it’s quite good. It has high pixel density along with this being a LCD rather then AMOLED it has sharp and readable text. The large bezel that surround it is the drawback of the screen but compromises are to be made at $99.99 contract price.
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The Atrix is running on Android 4.0.4 with a Motorola skin on the top, the skin is not just as a stock Ice cream sandwich but really means a brand new look. The homepage is on the far left, you can add more pages up to 7 on the right side. Its kind of for the differentiation sake, its identical to the stock except it takes around six swipes to get to the last page while others take three. Motorola has added a new thing, some stock icons have two small arrows next to them to indicate that you can swipe up or down on them to launch the widget in the pop up window. There’s also a new widget by the name of Circles which combines clock, weather and a neat little informational widget which looks elegant and useful. Motorola has added Smart Actions app which lets you automate your phone based on contexts like time and location. There the standard AT&T bloatware which you can not un install such as the AT&T Smart Wi-Fi.
PERFORMANCE/ BATTERY LIFE AND CAMERA
Atrix is powered by dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor, its cloacked at 1.5 GHz and comes with 1 GB of RAM all which is a great deal at $99.99. Atrix is fast and impressive except that the Chrome browser stutters alot when browsing. Multi tasking on Atrix is just amazing most say better than HTC One X as it had some problems regarding this. Reception and call quality is excellent along with that battery life the Atrix HD last around 4 hours and 52 minutes at high usage which is quite fair.
The camera is dissappointing as some shots come out flat others come out over exposed. Looks like motorola lacked the attention over to the camera section but the 1080p video looks sharp. The camera app is simple and not that appealing. Customers who need LTE and all the Android features , not all but most of the good parts, they should go for Atrix HD otherwise go with S3 or HTC One X.