Hands on Review of the Motorola Atrix 2

by: AlexanderOctober 17, 2011
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Motorola and AT&T have just released the successor to the original Atrix. While the differences aren’t quite as substantial as from, say the Samsung Galaxy S to the Galaxy S II, there are some fairly significant differences between the two Android powered phones. Of them, perhaps biggest differences are the fact that it’s faster, will have a bigger display, will have significantly faster connectivity, and that Motorola decided to get rid of the finger print reader, a personal favorite of mine.

Atrix 2 specs:

  • 4.3″ qHD Touch Screen
  • 8MP Camera; 1080p Recording
  • 8GB Internal Memory: Comes with 2GB SD Card, supports up to 32GB SD Card
  • 1GB of RAM
  • 1Ghz dual core OMAP processor (similar to Droid 3)
  • 21mbps on AT&T’s HSPA+ Network

Atrix 1 Specs:

  • 4″ qHD Touch Screen
  • 5MP Camera; 720p Recording
  • 16GB Internal Memory; Optional 32GB External SD Card
  • 14mbps on AT&T’s HSPA+ Network

It’s important to point out that just because “4G” isn’t in the name this time that it isn’t 4G/HSPA+ compatible. Look at the specs above again, and you will see that it is 7mbps faster then the original Atrix. Now that’s what I call awesome.

Engadget was at CTIA Enterprise & Applications and did a quick hands-on review of the Atrix 2, which you can find below.


Will you be picking up the Atrix 2? Perhaps the Galaxy Nexus?
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  • PPP

    How is the battery life of the new Atrix?

  • Polishrifle

    A little bit too much of the regional accent without much substance about the phone

  • Mrotg1

    I have the ATRIX 2. Left from the infuse and I love it. No hang ups no force closes, heavy usage tweetdeck, maps, and 15 other apps. Battery life is great I brought it home about 10 this morning and charged it. Played around on full charge. Watched some vids, texts, tweeted, connected to wifi and I just now reached 40% . I love it. And am thoroughly happy with it.

  • Aaronbowling87

    I’m typing this on my new ATrix right now and I have to say, it is pretty awesome. I tried the lg thrill and the battery life was horrible on it. But this phone is just now at 30 percent and I’m on hour 7. Coming from an iPhone 4, I was a little spoiled on battery life but this beats by iPhone by far. Its a great phone and the best part is it is only $50 at best buy. This totally destroys my last phone. There aren’t very many user reviews online so take it from me. Absolutely impressed with it. Everyone tries to compare it with the galaxy sII but it is also $150 more.great job motorola and keep them coming.

  • Meandbhb

    Coming from a HTC Inspire this phone Atrix 2 rocks…Its much faster browsing the net and the ability to remove stock apps is a big plus. Its screen is so much brighter in sunlight than Inspire or Infuse. The battery life is much better than I thought played on it all day and didnt have to charge it.

  • kamendra singh

    Motorola Atrix 2 smartphone have a dual-core processor and 8-megapixel camera with 1080p full HD video recording. It has front facing camera for video calling and video chat with 4.5 inch display that supports qHD pixel resolution. You can other features here: