288 of 296 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars You won't ever look back.
A bit of context, just so you know where I'm coming from on this...
- I upgraded from a Motorola Backflip. The best Android phone AT&T had to offer at the time, but I'd had enough of the ridiculously slow processor.
- Rather than wait another 8 months to renew my contract, I took an exclusion renewal, so I got the Atrix for only about $100 under...
Published on March 16, 2011 by D. Hoelck
149 of 175 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Some Cautions
This is a wonderful phone with great specs. There is one thing that may not be apparent based on the description:
Although it is a 4G phone, AT&T currently limits the upload speed to 300Kbs. This actually limits the download speed to 1.5Mbs or so. What has angered the community is that the same limit is not applied to the IPhone 4 (which gets 5X faster...
Published on March 1, 2011 by David A. Guth
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Best Phone!!! Hands Down,
This review is from: Motorola Atrix 4G Android Phone (AT&T) (Electronics)Simply the best phone out there. No flaws. Intuitive. Fast. Really Fast. Extremely Light. Never freezes up. Nothing compares. Bottom line....make the purchase.
4.0 out of 5 stars Atrix 4G,
This review is from: Motorola Atrix 4G Android Phone (AT&T) (Electronics)Excellent phone, just upgraded to Gingerbread - works like a charm.
the only draw back for me is the camera picture quality - I expected much better picture quality from a such high end device.
4.0 out of 5 stars Could topple the iphone,
This review is from: Motorola Atrix 4G Android Phone (AT&T) (Electronics)Okay,I'm coming from an iphone 3G to the Atrix so let's go apples for apples (pun intended). Screen: rocks, qHD gives a nice clean image that is bright enough to see in bright sunlight (I work outdoors). 24 hours after I received and activated mine, I got a UI update that gave the screens a little more usable space and new ouptions (3 profiles you can customize, new menus and an overall cleaner look). I kept mine stock (MOTOBLUR enabled, but I don't use it). Camera : crisp clean pics that look great; zoom is so-so but lightyears ahead of iphone. Browser is great (Flash is COOL). Most of the apps I had on my iphone, paid and what-not, I found in the market, most are free; also the UI update allows Amazon appear so that's cool. Overall I am far more impressed with the ease of how the ATRIX integrates with my work and play. Oh yeah, battery life is just as good as with my iphone, after I ran it completely down then charged overnight. I really like this phone, so much I'm writing this review on it.
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Advancement in Mobile Technology,
This review is from: Motorola Atrix 4G Android Phone (AT&T) (Electronics)The M Atrix is a great phone. Had it for 2 weeks now and this is what I have to say about it.
- Very fast, You can notice the difference in gaming, probably because of the Dual Core.
- Very good clear and touch sensitive display.
- The Android OS is great and easy to use. Updated easily to the latest Android.
- The Android market is full of apps and games.
- Front and back camera with Flash. 5mp Back one.
- LED for Notifications.
- Worked for skype, mobilevoip, messenger, Pandora, ...
- Nice design, slim.
- Good loud speakers.
- WiFi. 8GB of Memory but can add SD.
Not so good,
Battery life is bad but similar to most smartphones, last around 18 hours for moderate use with internet but charges fast, may last 1-2 days for light phone only use.
Warms up when turned on for few minutes.
Can't judge durabilty, GPS or freezes issues yet.
Will update my review in a couple of months.
Overall, very good product. Recommended.
3 months update:
Going to retract some of the great things I mentioned about the Atrix.
The Power button stopped working including the fingerprint feature.
Researched this and was one of the things people complained about.
I'm using an App that let's me use the Vol button to turn on but this happened
less than 5 months from buying this phone.
Otherwise still working okay.
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Phone,
This review is from: Motorola Atrix 4G Android Phone (AT&T) (Electronics)For $50-$100, you can't go wrong with this phone. I think the price was dropped on this phone early because of it's lack of Gingerbread (Android's latest mobile operating system). Now that the Gingerbread update has been rolled out, the Atrix has gotten rid of the glitches it had when it first came out (random reboots, problems with playing WMA's). For anyone looking for a smartphone, you really can't beat this for the price. The Atrix has better specs than most higher priced Android phones, with 1ghz dual core processor and 1gb of RAM (Droid X2 only has 512mb of RAM. it's a very fast set. Also 16gb of onboard storage plus a micro SD slot that supports up to 32gb of extra storage, makes the phone a great replacement for an ipod or mp3 player. In conclusion, The Atrix is a very nice and fast phone, I would reccomend it to anyone... and with Tiny Shark (Grooveshark) on it, you have all the music you could ever want on it. (Sorry iphone users. Apple won't let you have a Grooveshark app)(:
5 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Previous iPhone user and I would never go back!,
This review is from: Motorola Atrix 4G Android Phone (AT&T) (Electronics)I have been an iPhone user for a few years now and I have always had a smartphone since PDAs. I have to admit that the iPhone was the best smartphone in the market in the last few years, but I saw a lot of potential for the Android to boom. I have been hesitant to switch because I didn't find any "good" Android phone in the market that competes with the iPhone until recently. With the Motorola Atrix 4G, the possibilities are endless. It has dual-core processor (which means really fast), 1GB of RAM, works on 4G networks (which is much faster than 3G networks), plays Flash (which is huge compared to other smartphones including the iPhone), the front-facing camera can interact with other smartphones and devices compared to the iPhone which only interact with other iPhones only. Because of the storage provided and the expanded SD memory card (max is 48GB), you can download and keep your music, photos, files and more!
Clearly, we have a winner here, which is the Motorola Atrix 4G :)
3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Im not a iSheep anymore,
This review is from: Motorola Atrix 4G Android Phone (AT&T) (Electronics)I feel ashamed to call myself a tech geek when I did not explore into the other things happening recently in Android world. I was blindfolded with Iphone for the past 3 years (had bought 5 iPhones for me and my relations) and explored in depths of cydia world until I came across this device. I read the reviews of this phone in engadget.com which gave 9/10 rating. I decided to go for this and got it from Amazon at a very reasonable price.
1. It took few minutes to create a motoblur account and after that It was a piece of cake in understanding how powerful this device is.
2. Dual core processor is awesome and amazingly fast.
3. Google is number one in GPS and navigation and this device is awesome when it comes to google maps.
4. The widgets in multiple pages is a cool idea, flip down menu listing the mail alerts and updates is cool, moto blur integration is cool.
5. Camera (video and normal) is awesome, flash is decent and my four year old son took 120 snaps in 10 minutes all around the house and this device showed them beautifully like a power point presentation.
6. I am still exploring the DLNA feature, the android app market, and I think it is personally good when compared with iPhone world. There are still tonnes of features to be explored and even tonnes of things that could be done after roooting the phone.
7. I believe iPhone is good in providing simple and attractive Graphical User Interface which attracts the general public, but, there is a point where people should step back and really think if they keep paying more and more to apple and make them even more richer when you get more from these android phones where you do not compromise on the quality of the apps that you currently use. I think people should start appreciating the android world for its pure open source concept (open source in all aspects, if people reading this can really know what I am taking about) and the quality of the phones that they started delivering recently and not be a iSheep just blindfolded and keep worshiping the iPhone.
Time has to move on from iPhone world and congraats, well done Motorola, to come up with a cool and awesome phone.
Note: The same iPhone car mount works fine with this phone because both are of the same dimensions. Simple 1 dollar mini usb charger works fine with this phone.
3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good phone, but meh...,
This review is from: Motorola Atrix 4G Android Phone (AT&T) (Electronics)I really wanted to like the Atrix more than I did. I had mine for about five days. It was pretty fast, but still suffered some lags. For example, when I hit the "wake" button, I want my screen to wake up instantly. On the Atrix, it seemed to take 1-2 seconds for the screen to turn on after pressing the button. Minor, yes...annoying (for me) definitely. Another thing about that freakin' "wake" button... It's in an awkward location on the top/back of the phone, and difficult to press if you're just holding the phone with one hand. The phone has to be in the perfect position for you to be able to successfully press that button. I want to be able to wake my phone up with minimal effort, and this was just a pain almost every time. The fingerprint reader was a cool feature, but it also didn't wake the phone up fast enough for me. I found the touch sensitivity of the screen to be a little lacking. It wasn't as responsive as my Samsung Fascinate (Galaxy-S) or Focus, and I would often have to tap a couple times to get a response. I would also get some lag when I tried to launch the browser. It would have to think for a couple seconds before it opened. With all that RAM and such a fast processor, any lags I experienced were certainly a head-scratcher.
The camera was good, though not as solid as the Fascinate, and not as many photo settings or options. Most of the reviews that I read were correct in that it takes better videos than stills. But the stills are good, too. The audio recording, in particular, on the Atrix was really good when using it as a camcorder.
The construction of the phone is solid. It feels a little heavy compared to the Galaxy-S, though I'm not sure about the actual weight of either phone. It's definitely slick, so you'll want to buy a case for it so when you're struggling to push that button on top you don't accidentally launch it into the ground.
If you've had a phone with a super AMOLED display, you have been SPOILED, and it will be very hard to accept anything other than S-AMOLED. Even with the extra-high resolution of the Atrix, the screen just doesn't pop like the Galaxy-S. Sad, because the screen is the first impression you get, and when you boot up the Atrix for the first time, it's a little bit of a let-down. Don't get me wrong, the screen is very nice, but compared to the S-AMOLED, there's really no comparison.
Anyway, it's a good phone, with great specs. I was it were the other way around.
Oh yeah....what 4G???
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars avoiding motoblur,
This review is from: Motorola Atrix 4G Android Phone (AT&T) (Electronics)All of the above reviews are comprehensive
the phone is the fastest android phone i've encountered (and i've tried many)
If you don't like Motoblur you can get rid of it by downloading a home screen app. My personal favorite is launcher pro. There is a free and paid version.
hope that helps
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Buggy, but at least it's not an Apple product,
This review is from: Motorola Atrix 4G Android Phone (AT&T) (Electronics)I've had the Atrix for about 3 months now. Prior to this phone, I had the iPhone 3G. My main reason for switching to Android was because of my dislike and distrust of Apple. If any real competition had been available at the time, I never would have bought an iPhone.
Despite my feelings for Apple as a company, the iPhone has, by far, the most user-friendly interface. When you have an iPhone, things just work. Android phones have more options for personalizing and configuring the device, but that openness is a double-edged sword.
-Widgets: It seems like a small thing, but widgets like a notepad, weather, stocks, calendar, etc. are indispensable to me. I can't imagine how I lived without them before
-PC Interface. I no longer need the horrible POS known as iTunes. Copying songs, ringtones, images, etc are extremely simple.
-One less zombie in the Cult of Apple: The only way to vote is with your wallet.
-Market: The App Store has much better content
-Lock Screen: iPhones are able to play music easily while locked. Android phones, not so much. The only option I've found is a paid app called WidgetLocker, but it seems to be crippled by the fact that the Atrix has been locked by Motorola. Also, it sucks to have to hit an extra 'enter' button after typing in the phone's pin.
-Price: The Atrix was about half the price of an iPhone 4.
-HDMI Out: Nice for watching videos on a TV
-The fingerprint reader is buggy, and feels really cheap
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