Motorola ATRIX HD Review
After the launch of Motorola ATRIX and ATRIX 4G, but to no avail, Motorola and AT&T have come up with another android phone. Motorola ATRIX HD with its 4.5-inch HD display is at par with Motorola DROID RAZR.
With the cost price half the latest android phone SAMSUNG SIII in market, ATRIX HD is a compelling new device. Users, apart from enjoying the latest Ice Cream Sandwich software and 720p display, get an abiding exterior with KEVLAR and Gorilla Glass. The device is very imposing. Anywise, there is a lot that could have been better. What all? Check it out!
Motorola ATRIX HD Design
Motorola ATRIX HD, with its not-so-industrial looks, fits easily in hand. The back employed with Kevlar and the front almost the same as original ATRIX with gorilla glass, to prevent it from scratches, makes the phone worthwhile. It has a solid built with sturdy plastic body.
The big lump on the back, housing an autofocus 8-megapixel camera, flash and loudspeaker, however, does not make a good impression.
This 8.4 mm thick device, with 4.5-inch screen and HD (720 x 1280) Color Boost TFT display, is available in 2 colours: black and white.
With a small earpiece, green LED notification light, front camera, this Smartphone upholds a flap on left for microSIM and microSD slots. It is available with wide bezels, 3.5mm headset jack, and has no capacitive physical buttons.
Motorola ATRIX HD Battery
Although, Motorola ATRIX HD’s 1,780 mAh battery is very light and thin, it is non-removable.
If you demand a long battery life, this device might disappoint you. It is offering a 9 hours 39 minutes talk time. As a result, night charging is required.
Hence, its battery life acts as an impediment to it.
Motorola ATRIX HD Camera
The Atrix HD having 8 megapixels camera has f stop of f/2.4 that makes its performance better than Galaxy S III. You get to capture good images even when you are in a moving car.
In addition to it, the image processing is quite impressive.
You can use volume control buttons on the right to zoom in and out. Also, a separate button is given for all those who do not like on-screen button.
To capture 1080p HD video, Motorola ATRIX HD phone is a tidbit. Nevertheless, there could have been more stabilization.
Lacking some deep custom options, the images captured do not have bright borders and corners.
Pros and Cons
The provided colorboost HD display is better than the iPhone 4 retina display. However, you get a frail battery life and less stabilization in camera.
AT&T’s fast 4G LTE makes web browsing and watching YouTube videos very speedy.
Apart from this, as a result of first-rate call quality and no obstruction in signals, you will able to hear a noise-free and pellucid voice. HDMI connector for TV-out (Micro HDMI (Type D) vs via microUSB) provided with Motorola ATRIX HD is another advantage.
Different viewing angles provided in the phone are beyond the need.
The device provides you with 1GB RAM and 8GB of internal memory. Launched on July 15th 2012, nothing was mentioned regarding the Motorola’s WebTop experience in press release.
Price and availability
Six months after the launch of ATRIX 2 in November 2011, Motorola came up with this lovely device.
Demanding a fair $99.99 contract-price, Motorola ATRIX HD is a great deal. Android 4.0.4 ICS and general UI experience in this affordable price makes it more sapid.
Though, Smartphones like HTC one X and Samsung galaxy SIII are far more expensive, they offer a better design and larger screens.
Though it cannot be designated as the best phone developed by AT&T, a major domestic carrier, it is a solid Smartphone. Stealing the spotlight from other ICS android phones, Motorola ATRIX HD offers a lot to the customers.
However, battery friendly Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX is an equally compelling device. No new feature popped out of the Motorola camp, this year. Offering pre-loaded applications like SMARTACTIONS™, Google+, Google Mobile Services including Google Talk™, Facebook, YouTube, Quick office, and more, this phone is not a letdown.
A better RAM would have been icing on the cake!
On the scale of 10, it deserves a fair 8.