Motorola Atrix 4G: Not Just an Ordinary Smartphone

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September 6, 2011

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Often mistaken as a smartphone, the Motorola Atrix 4G, which serves as a laptop, a set top box, a desktop computer and a smartphone, is not “just” a smartphone. Its dual-core-CPU-sporting device carries the load of not only coordinating these four devices as one but also endorses support for a 4-inch, 960 x 540 display, HPSA +data and an array of other sensational specs. This is what renders the Motorola Atrix 4G as “a whole new kind of device”. A device projected to take the place of netbook, or perhaps even more through its Webtop environment. The question however is, will it prove proficient enough to take over as your replaced home theater? Does this device possess the potential to be a game changer or will it fade away like other trivial devices, without leaving a mark? Here is a review to help you decide.


The hardware of Motorola Atrix 4G is not among its many tempting factors. The 2.5 inches width, 4.63 inches length and 0.43 inch thickness (making it approximately as thick as the iPad 4) is all enveloped in plastic. The not-so-appealing look of plastic is swept away by compacting the plastic with such efficacy and firmness that it exhibits a much classy finish. It weighs 135 grams (around 4.8 ounces), a bit thug of a feature which probably strengthens the phone.

Internals/ display/ battery life

With 1GHz dual core CPU and an onboard storage capacity of 16GB, which can be extended to 32GB using microSD card), Motorola sure intended to create an impact with Motorola Atrix 4G. Apart from the solid internal muscle the device is crammed with one spec after another. The 960 x 540 capacitive touch screen, that Motorola is calling qHD is shielded with Corning’s Gorilla Glass, is one of its impressive features. The mandatory radios include WiFi 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1+EDR, and of course that HSPA+ GSM number, which permits AT&T to distinguish this phone as a 4G device. The phone also has proximity and light sensors, in built accelerometer and compass that makes this phone a class apart. Massive internal power is the factor which makes its exterior shortcomings seem infinitesimal.


The Motorola Atrix 4G has been designed to leave no loopholes in performance or specs. The camera is no exception. The 5 megapixel shooter at the backside of the camera captures distinctive images in both low and high light density. The easily interchangeable settings can be customized to adjust to various settings. The camera could also be used for filming 720p video with startlingly sharp results.

The Motorola Atrix 4G is the Android device that takes a fair and square lead over other smart phones, as its quadruple core technology ranks it ahead to others. Although Motorola’s skinning could be a draw back factor to many and it is not a phone with completely no limiting factors but it is a power packed solid device along a slim package. Motorola’s Atrix 4G is open to customizing which gives the user the discretion to integrate it with their preferences. While spending away an enormous amount of money on a smartphone, a rational and worthwhile decision must be made. And Atrix 4G is a Smart Choice.

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