Motorola ATRIX 2 - ATRIX: Part 2

6/14/2012 11:29:53 AM

It's more of the same, but Motorola's upgrade to the ATRIX does smoothen out the edges

It wasn't too long after the Motorola ATRIX was launched that the American phone maker announced the imminent arrival of its successor, the ATRIX 2. It may be similar in terms of looks, perhaps, but the ATRIX 2 brings a few other things to the table than just cosmetic changes to the dockable phone.

The first change you'll notice, if you're familiar with the ATRIX, is that the screen has grown another 0.3 inches from the original 4.0 inch form factor. Despite this however, the ATRIX 2 packs the same 960x540 qHD resolution of its predecessor. Even so, the display quality is crisp as the ATRIX 2 features a non-Pentile display, which helps the phone stay bright and sharp even under direct sunlight.

Description: Motorola ATRIX 2

The other notable change for the ATRIX 2 is Motorola's decision to use a Tl OMAP 4430 1GHz dual core processor instead of NVIDIA's 1GHz Tegra 2 offering that was in the original ATRIX. We're not sure about the reason behind the company's choice in switching one 1GHz dual core processor to another, but we can safely say that the difference between the two is almost negligible.

The ports on the ATRIX 2 are similar to that of the Atrix, with volume rockers at the side, a camera shutter button beside them, a power button and 3.5mm audio jack up top, and also a microUSB and microHDMI for the webtop dock, which we should add, comes separately.

The camera at the back is an 8-megapixels shooter, which is a somewhat sizeable improvement compared to the 5-megapixels sensor on the ATRIX. Despite this however the newer camera isn't exactly the sharpest shooter around, and this is compounded by the fact that the camera doesn't have a 2-stage focusing feature.

That said however the camera is capable of recording 1080p videos, and has little to no problems playing them back.

Description: Motorola ATRIX 2

Motorola ATRIX 2

Price $433.69



Operating System: Android 2.3.6 (Upgradeable to Android 4.0)

Processor: 1GHz Dual Core, Dual Channel RAM

Frequency: HSDPA 2100 / 900 EDGE / GPRS / GSM 850/900/1800/1900

Screen: 4.3-inch qHD touchscreen (960 x 540)

Connectivity: Bluetooth, USB2.0, Wi-Fi, 3.5mm audio, LapDock compativle

Others: 8-megapixels camera

Dimensions: 66.0 x 125.9 x 10.4 mm

Weight: 147g




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(+) Solid built

Decent performance

Neat display

Free EA games

(-)Camera doesn't shoot that well

Doesn't go further than a simple upgrade

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