This is probably one of the toughest calls smartphone lovers will have to make this year. Everyone wants to know which smartphone is better – the Motorola Atrix or the Samsung Galaxy S2? Really, it’s a tough call, and as you will see below, it will most likely come down to brand loyalty and user preference. Both are packed with high performance parts, and will be liked for different reasons.

Let’s take a peek at what makes them different, and which one is likely to be a safer bet.

Motorola Atrix Specs and Features

  • Dual-core 1GHz ARM Cortex-A9 proccessor, ULP GeForce GPU, Tegra 2 chipset
  • CrystalTalk noise-cancellation technology, which really works well in our opinion
  • Motorola is known for making phones that have excellent reception
  • A 4 Inch, 24 bit, high resolution screen with 960×540 resolution
  • Wide range of “smartdocks” to connect to screen to use it as a computer, or a unique laptop dock, among others
  • Excellent build quality
  • 1GB of PC Grade RAM
  • High capacity 1930mAh Battery, the largest of any smartphone

Samsung Galaxy S2 Specs and Features

  • Dual-Core 1.2Ghz
  • A Super AMOLED Plus capacitive touchscreen, measuring 4.27 inches with a WVGA resolution of 800×480 pixels
  • An onboard camera with 8-megapixel capacity, featuring LED flash and digital zoom, capable of 1080p HD video recording.
  • the front-facing camera is 2 megapixel
  • 16GB storage with support for a microSD card
  • WiFi b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0, A-GPS and a microUSB port.
  • 1GB of RAM
  • NFC is reported to be there as well.
  • Android 2.3 Gingerbread
  • Battery is 1650 mAh Lithium-Ion

It’s hard to say which one will reign supreme. Both are likely to be amazing devices, and we envy early adopters absolutely. Some in the blogosphere are saying that going with either the Motorola Atrix or the Samsung Galaxy S2 is a “lose-lose” situation. Motorola has been known to lock-down their bootloaders, preventing the user from putting custom ROM’s on their device, while Samsung is notorious for updating their devices incredibly slowly. It’s impossible to tell if either manufacturer will change their tune, but 2011 is looking to be the most competitive year for Smartphones yet. For the first time in history, smartphone sales have eclipsed PC sales, and with over 170 million Android devices likely to ship in 2011 alone, we are sure that each and every manufacturer will do their utmost to be as competitive as possible. Especially if this means allocating more of their resources to providing timely software updates, or to changing their policy about locking the bootloader. We are sure both changes would be well received by the world of Android Phone lovers.

Which one do you think is better and why?

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