The Best Phone!!! Hands Down August 13, 2011
Simply the best phone out there. No flaws. Intuitive. Fast. Really Fast. Extremely Light. Never freezes up. Nothing compares. Bottom line....make the purchase.
Atrix 4G August 11, 2011
Excellent phone, just upgraded to Gingerbread - works like a charm.
the only draw back for me is the camera picture quality - I expected much better picture quality from a such high end device.
Could topple the iphone August 2, 2011
Okay,I'm coming from an iphone 3G to the Atrix so let's go apples for apples (pun intended). Screen: rocks, qHD gives a nice clean image that is bright enough to see in bright sunlight (I work outdoors). 24 hours after I received and activated mine, I got a UI update that gave the screens a little more usable space and new ouptions (3 profiles you can customize, new menus and an overall cleaner look). I kept mine stock (MOTOBLUR enabled, but I don't use it). Camera : crisp clean pics that look great; zoom is so-so but lightyears ahead of iphone. Browser is great (Flash is COOL). Most of the apps I had on my iphone, paid and what-not, I found in the market, most are free; also the UI update allows Amazon appear so that's cool. Overall I am far more impressed with the ease of how the ATRIX integrates with my work and play. Oh yeah, battery life is just as good as with my iphone, after I ran it completely down then charged overnight. I really like this phone, so much I'm writing this review on it.
Great Advancement in Mobile Technology August 1, 2011
The M Atrix is a great phone. Had it for 2 weeks now and this is what I have to say about it.
- Very fast, You can notice the difference in gaming, probably because of the Dual Core.
- Very good clear and touch sensitive display.
- The Android OS is great and easy to use. Updated easily to the latest Android.
- The Android market is full of apps and games.
- Front and back camera with Flash. 5mp Back one.
- LED for Notifications.
- Worked for skype, mobilevoip, messenger, Pandora, ...
- Nice design, slim.
- Good loud speakers.
- WiFi. 8GB of Memory but can add SD.
Not so good,
Battery life is bad but similar to most smartphones, last around 18 hours for moderate use with internet but charges fast, may last 1-2 days for light phone only use.
Warms up when turned on for few minutes.
Can't judge durabilty, GPS or freezes issues yet.
Will update my review in a couple of months.
Overall, very good product. Recommended.
3 months update:
Going to retract some of the great things I mentioned about the Atrix.
The Power button stopped working including the fingerprint feature.
Researched this and was one of the things people complained about.
I'm using an App that let's me use the Vol button to turn on but this happened
less than 5 months from buying this phone.
Otherwise still working okay.
Great Phone July 29, 2011
Reviewer: Peter M. Kostrivas
For $50-$100, you can't go wrong with this phone. I think the price was dropped on this phone early because of it's lack of Gingerbread (Android's latest mobile operating system). Now that the Gingerbread update has been rolled out, the Atrix has gotten rid of the glitches it had when it first came out (random reboots, problems with playing WMA's). For anyone looking for a smartphone, you really can't beat this for the price. The Atrix has better specs than most higher priced Android phones, with 1ghz dual core processor and 1gb of RAM (Droid X2 only has 512mb of RAM. it's a very fast set. Also 16gb of onboard storage plus a micro SD slot that supports up to 32gb of extra storage, makes the phone a great replacement for an ipod or mp3 player. In conclusion, The Atrix is a very nice and fast phone, I would reccomend it to anyone... and with Tiny Shark (Grooveshark) on it, you have all the music you could ever want on it. (Sorry iphone users. Apple won't let you have a Grooveshark app)(:
Previous iPhone user and I would never go back! February 27, 2011
I have been an iPhone user for a few years now and I have always had a smartphone since PDAs. I have to admit that the iPhone was the best smartphone in the market in the last few years, but I saw a lot of potential for the Android to boom. I have been hesitant to switch because I didn't find any "good" Android phone in the market that competes with the iPhone until recently. With the Motorola Atrix 4G, the possibilities are endless. It has dual-core processor (which means really fast), 1GB of RAM, works on 4G networks (which is much faster than 3G networks), plays Flash (which is huge compared to other smartphones including the iPhone), the front-facing camera can interact with other smartphones and devices compared to the iPhone which only interact with other iPhones only. Because of the storage provided and the expanded SD memory card (max is 48GB), you can download and keep your music, photos, files and more!
Clearly, we have a winner here, which is the Motorola Atrix 4G :)
Im not a iSheep anymore April 9, 2011
Reviewer: Sriram Sridhar (massachusetts, USA) -
I feel ashamed to call myself a tech geek when I did not explore into the other things happening recently in Android world. I was blindfolded with Iphone for the past 3 years (had bought 5 iPhones for me and my relations) and explored in depths of cydia world until I came across this device. I read the reviews of this phone in engadget.com which gave 9/10 rating. I decided to go for this and got it from Amazon at a very reasonable price.
1. It took few minutes to create a motoblur account and after that It was a piece of cake in understanding how powerful this device is.
2. Dual core processor is awesome and amazingly fast.
3. Google is number one in GPS and navigation and this device is awesome when it comes to google maps.
4. The widgets in multiple pages is a cool idea, flip down menu listing the mail alerts and updates is cool, moto blur integration is cool.
5. Camera (video and normal) is awesome, flash is decent and my four year old son took 120 snaps in 10 minutes all around the house and this device showed them beautifully like a power point presentation.
6. I am still exploring the DLNA feature, the android app market, and I think it is personally good when compared with iPhone world. There are still tonnes of features to be explored and even tonnes of things that could be done after roooting the phone.
7. I believe iPhone is good in providing simple and attractive Graphical User Interface which attracts the general public, but, there is a point where people should step back and really think if they keep paying more and more to apple and make them even more richer when you get more from these android phones where you do not compromise on the quality of the apps that you currently use. I think people should start appreciating the android world for its pure open source concept (open source in all aspects, if people reading this can really know what I am taking about) and the quality of the phones that they started delivering recently and not be a iSheep just blindfolded and keep worshiping the iPhone.
Time has to move on from iPhone world and congraats, well done Motorola, to come up with a cool and awesome phone.
Note: The same iPhone car mount works fine with this phone because both are of the same dimensions. Simple 1 dollar mini usb charger works fine with this phone.
Good phone, but meh... March 13, 2011
Reviewer: caseyindc (Washington, DC USA) -
I really wanted to like the Atrix more than I did. I had mine for about five days. It was pretty fast, but still suffered some lags. For example, when I hit the "wake" button, I want my screen to wake up instantly. On the Atrix, it seemed to take 1-2 seconds for the screen to turn on after pressing the button. Minor, yes...annoying (for me) definitely. Another thing about that freakin' "wake" button... It's in an awkward location on the top/back of the phone, and difficult to press if you're just holding the phone with one hand. The phone has to be in the perfect position for you to be able to successfully press that button. I want to be able to wake my phone up with minimal effort, and this was just a pain almost every time. The fingerprint reader was a cool feature, but it also didn't wake the phone up fast enough for me. I found the touch sensitivity of the screen to be a little lacking. It wasn't as responsive as my Samsung Fascinate (Galaxy-S) or Focus, and I would often have to tap a couple times to get a response. I would also get some lag when I tried to launch the browser. It would have to think for a couple seconds before it opened. With all that RAM and such a fast processor, any lags I experienced were certainly a head-scratcher.
The camera was good, though not as solid as the Fascinate, and not as many photo settings or options. Most of the reviews that I read were correct in that it takes better videos than stills. But the stills are good, too. The audio recording, in particular, on the Atrix was really good when using it as a camcorder.
The construction of the phone is solid. It feels a little heavy compared to the Galaxy-S, though I'm not sure about the actual weight of either phone. It's definitely slick, so you'll want to buy a case for it so when you're struggling to push that button on top you don't accidentally launch it into the ground.
If you've had a phone with a super AMOLED display, you have been SPOILED, and it will be very hard to accept anything other than S-AMOLED. Even with the extra-high resolution of the Atrix, the screen just doesn't pop like the Galaxy-S. Sad, because the screen is the first impression you get, and when you boot up the Atrix for the first time, it's a little bit of a let-down. Don't get me wrong, the screen is very nice, but compared to the S-AMOLED, there's really no comparison.
Anyway, it's a good phone, with great specs. I was it were the other way around.
Oh yeah....what 4G???
avoiding motoblur June 16, 2011
Reviewer: Nancy Tice (merrick, ny USA) -
All of the above reviews are comprehensive
the phone is the fastest android phone i've encountered (and i've tried many)
If you don't like Motoblur you can get rid of it by downloading a home screen app. My personal favorite is launcher pro. There is a free and paid version.
hope that helps
Buggy, but at least it's not an Apple product June 2, 2011
Reviewer: M. Nehrbass (Washington, D.C.) -
I've had the Atrix for about 3 months now. Prior to this phone, I had the iPhone 3G. My main reason for switching to Android was because of my dislike and distrust of Apple. If any real competition had been available at the time, I never would have bought an iPhone.
Despite my feelings for Apple as a company, the iPhone has, by far, the most user-friendly interface. When you have an iPhone, things just work. Android phones have more options for personalizing and configuring the device, but that openness is a double-edged sword.
-Widgets: It seems like a small thing, but widgets like a notepad, weather, stocks, calendar, etc. are indispensable to me. I can't imagine how I lived without them before
-PC Interface. I no longer need the horrible POS known as iTunes. Copying songs, ringtones, images, etc are extremely simple.
-One less zombie in the Cult of Apple: The only way to vote is with your wallet.
-Market: The App Store has much better content
-Lock Screen: iPhones are able to play music easily while locked. Android phones, not so much. The only option I've found is a paid app called WidgetLocker, but it seems to be crippled by the fact that the Atrix has been locked by Motorola. Also, it sucks to have to hit an extra 'enter' button after typing in the phone's pin.
-Price: The Atrix was about half the price of an iPhone 4.
-HDMI Out: Nice for watching videos on a TV
-The fingerprint reader is buggy, and feels really cheap
Ex-Iphone user...delighted May 3, 2011
Reviewer: E. I. C. Dr (usa) -
This is an excellent phone, I have used it for a week and am amazed at all the features I was missing with the Iphone. A few things to get started correctly:
1. Under battery setting switch to battery saver, I have not notices any difference in performance and this thing lasts longer than my iphone, note: I do not play any games but do use push mail and social networking; this will make the battery last all day and still have 30% left before the end.
2. Remember, unlike the iphone, you can replace the battery in this thing and they are cheap so having a few extra around the house is no problem
3. Ridiculously fast
4. Learn how to use swipe typing method. Yes you will probably have to look at the 15 minute video but it is worth it, believe me it was hard for me, as a guy, to listen to the video but it was well worth it
5. Vlingo is great, learn to use it
6. Google apps are phenominal
7. learn to use the widgets, they will save you a good deal of time
I have had the phone for about two weeks and would not trade this thing for an iphone 4 or even 6. Specially since I got it through amazon for one hundred and twenty
Amazing. Best phone I ever had April 12, 2011
Reviewer: Wally "Wally" (Florida, USA) -
I've had all the iPhones, a Blackberry Torch and a Samsung Captivate Android phone and the Motorola Atrix will run circles around them all. I was kind of turned off on Android after the Samsung Captivate but I thought I would give it one more try. This phone is a whole different story. Faster than anything I've ever had. Video chat works great with Tango. Finger print scanner works exactly like it should. I could go on and on but I'm just going to leave it by saying Motorola really got it right. I recommend getting an Otterbox Defender case which I have. Love it.
Best phone I ever had!!! March 27, 2011
Reviewer: Charzee (Philadelphia, PA.) -
I am so happy I have the Motorola Atrix4G!!Ever since seeing it I have been wanting to get it.I was extra happy to find out that I was able to buy it from Amazonwireless.I had no idea this site was here on Amazon to purchase phones.I was looking comparing and researching with the pro and cons to decide on what phone to buy.Not too expensive.The price is reasonable and the price is cheaper than the actual company of the phone price.It arrived so fast!I ordered it March 22 and it arrived March 24.Talk about fast mail delivery service!I wanted a good phone a better phone a new and different phone for talking,texting,listening to music and taking picture and video.It does a whole lot.I really like the fact of technology for security as far as the finger print reconizing when turning on the phone.Find your phone with the help of Motoblur on line,you sign up for. If it is lost or stolen that feature helps you find it.Then everything is wiped clean for security.The phone is a computer that you can hold in your hand.You can store your contacts on line and sync with it too.I like the look of it.It looks plain,big size big screen but it is loaded with power!!It is so much you can do.It is a wonderful thing when you are able to get something you really want when you can.Thanks Amazonwireless!!
Bought and returned because of no VoIP support March 18, 2011
Reviewer: John Inverso (Cherry Hill, NJ United States) -
Others talk about the screen quality, speed, motoblur, etc. so those have been fairly well covered. I am specifically writing about it's lack of VoIP support. 99% of you may not care about VoIP so to you I say go buy the phone. The positive reviews are fairly spot on. But to those of us who use services like Skype, Tango, Fring, etc. and want those on their phone this is not the phone for you. The only VoIP app it supports is Qik. I am heavily invested in Skype and use it often to keep in touch with friends overseas. It is also my main calling program when we travel. Since this phone was marketed at more computer than phone, I thought it would be a perfect replacement for my old Nokia e71. The first Skype call I made proved me wrong. I could hear the other party fine but they only heard a mess of electronic distortion. After some trolling the web and speaking with Motorola I discovered that this isn't a Skype issue, or an Android issue (Skype works on all the other Android phones). Moto decided to hobble the phone's ability to do VoIP. Whether or not they will issue a firmware update to resolve this problem is up in the air. The tech at Moto naturally couldn't comment on it. Because of that, I needed to return this fairly decent phone.
Positively Wonderful March 16, 2011
Reviewer: Donald K
Firstly, I bought an iPod Touch 2G when it was brand new. That was my first plunge into the "smartphone" world, though it wasn't a phone. I kept up with all the updates and eventually, it just got too old for much more updating. About that time, my brother bought an LG Quantum, a Windows 7 Phone, and lastly, my Dad also won an iPad. So I've had quite the diversification when it comes to different phones, performance and operating systems.
I completely endorse my Atrix 4G one hundred percent. I did love the Windows 7 Phone interface, (I do really love my brother's phone too), but I am not disappointed with Android at all. The customization is amazing, and the selection rivals that of Apple's as far as apps go (for my personal needs anyway).
The specs on my phone are absolutely incredible. I've had no major issues with the phone, the dual core processor and Gigabyte of RAM have performed admirably, and the on board 16GB with my extra micro 16 SD card have been perfectly adequate. I've had tons of fun with the camera, the video and picture resolution is great, and the front facing camera is quite handy. The flash works well, and the screen size and resolution makes it a viewing pleasure.
I give this phone my full recommendation.
awesome phone!!!!!!!!Much better than the Iphone!!!!!!!! March 10, 2011
I have had iphone for a long time. I used to have the 2,3 3Gs phones but since i did make the switch-atrix is times better,more easy and convenient to use!!!!!!!!
Don't be afraid to go for MOTOROLA ATRIX !!!!! It is wort IT !!!!!!!!!!!
Best phone ever February 27, 2011
I recently upgraded from iphone 3gs. After using Atrix, I must say that iphone sucks. If you wanna explore and utilize the phone and its power, android is the way to go. Loving the battery life on Atrix, far better than iphone 3gs. Data over ATT is as fast as wi-fi. Motorola didn't work much on the UI part but I am customizing the phone's UI, that's the best part of Android. The phone feels really good in the hand. Love the fingerprint reader. Camera is not very impressive. Overall a good android phone that helped me dump iphone
Awesome phone! February 25, 2011
Reviewer: Saravanaraj Sathyaseelan
I recently replaced my iphone with Atrix 4G and I absolutely love it. It is super-fast & fun. I love Android user interface when compared to ios. I loved my iphone, but my Atrix 4G has definitely exceeded my expectations. This is probably the best phone in ATT now. Go and upgrade!
Disappointing for the price August 2, 2011
Reviewer: Jeffrey Cedeno (Park City, UT United States) -
I should qualify this by noting that this is my company phone and I use it mostly as a phone and for email. Its social media capabilities are designed entirely around personal rather than enterprise usage (I maintain 4 Facebook pages and 6 Twitter accounts for work) so I have not been able to easily set it up with any social media packages that meet my needs.
To be fair, this is a huge step up from my old smart phone and is extremely capable, provided you have the patience. Unfortunately, the device is plagued with design flaws, thoughtless software, and slow bug fixes that make me miss the days phones were literally just phones.
> Great screen. Bright, vibrant, and has good pixel density.
> Flexible software. Android is extremely capable, if you have the patience to figure it out.
> Size. Perfect screen size and great thickness.
> Camera quality. Unusable in low-light (even with flash), slow response, and it produces noisy images even in full daylight. The software is even worse than the hardware.
> Notification system. Respond to a text message or email only to discover that there is no way to send the message you just typed. Must navigate to specific apps to respond to everything.
> Download and update systems. Frequently disconnects from the network or wireless and stalls out for hours or days at a time.
> Poorly utilized screen real estate.
> System software is not well implemented for the hardware. Example: the original system software (2.2) eventually disabled the fingerprint scanner, the new version (2.3) still experiences slowdowns.
> Poor hardware quality. My phone's case does not 'seat' properly to the chassis, leaving a 1 mm gap in a bottom corner so it does not fit evenly to the phone body.
> No port covers. Good luck keeping the HDMI, USB, or headset ports clear of debris and lint while the phone is in your pocket. I'd hate to see what moisture would do to them.
> Bluetooth. It delivers significant interference compared to my past phones. No change from 2.2 to 2.3 software update.
> Unintuitive. It takes weeks to get used to the interface, and then it changed with software updates.
> Orientation switching. Should be listed under software, but it is so slow it deserves its own section. Pick up an iPad and watch your orientation switch quickly the way it's supposed to. Now pick this up and wait 3-4 seconds every time you want to go from landscape to horizontal. Or it will swap instantly when you put the phone down. Frustrating.
> Bundled software. Lousy music player, de-emphasized Google Maps in favor of a proprietary navigation suite, etc.
> Facebook integration. I don't want my personal account tied to a business phone, yet the phone doesn't seem to understand this.
> Telephone software. It's amazing how frustrating it can be to actually find someone to call them. Good luck if you accidentally start linking contacts or the touch screen doesn't turn off in your pocket. The lack of physical buttons contributes to the frustration.
> Speaker phone. It disables your screen once you put the phone down so you can do nothing but hang up on your conversation once the screen goes dark.
> Poor touch screen logic. I want to keep my touch-screen disabled when the phone is at my ear, yet I want to be able to use it when it's not. As long as I'm not using it as a phone this isn't a problem. Maybe the software designers only use email because this clearly didn't bother them.
> Processor. It's supposed to be an ultra-fast dual-core machine. It's responsive most of the time but not impressively so, and still gets bogged down quickly with excess usage or web browsing.
I'm a heavy technology user but I find this phone extremely middling. While it is a huge step up from Windows Phone 6.5 or Blackberry, I could not recommend it to a friend over other capacitive touch screen phones.
Excellent Upgrade with a Few Quirks May 12, 2011
Reviewer: Adriana V. (Washington, DC United States) -
For reference, I upgraded to the Motorola Atrix from a BlackBerry Curve 8900.
When I was looking at new phones, I decided on the Atrix because of its proposed 4G speeds, the dual core processor, the incredible amount of RAM, and the fact that it fits comfortably in my hands (something all HTC phones seem incapable of doing). Initially I was frustrated, but after a few days, I wound up loving this phone.
First off - 4G was not enabled when I purchased this device. This rollout was only enabled a few weeks ago and required a lengthy installation process (in time, not effort) and a phone reboot. I find the phone is about on par with 3G speeds now, but I am not sure if DC/Arlington is a 4G area anyway. It loads webpages very quickly and I am overall pretty happy with the speeds I've seen.
The onscreen keyboard is actually pretty good. As with other phones, you can type in portrait or landscape, and you get that excellent tactile vibration response. There are still errors that need to be fixed by autocorrect, but I have found the Atrix's autocorrect to be far superior to Steve Jobs' phones. I still can't type as fast as I could on my BlackBerry, so keep that in mind if you're coming from a phone with a physical keyboard.
As far as the screen itself, it is very nice, but not bleeding edge. If you're coming from an iPhone 4, you will notice that the screen is not as densely pixelated, leading to a less than gorgeous readout. I still find that video and text renders quite well on this screen, but the iPhone 4 does lead the market in terms of crispness. That said, the Atrix's screen is larger and maximizes the front real estate of the phone better than its Apple counterpart. As always, there are tradeoffs with each choice.
Having not experienced another Android phone before, I can say nothing good nor bad about the Motoblur system. What I CAN say is that, unlike Droids, this phone doesn't allow you to install non-Android Market apks, limiting you to approved apps. This is a huge slap in the face to the entire basis of Android, and something AT&T should fix . . . SOON. I haven't had much of a problem with it, but it can be irksome when you see apps on AppBrain that you cannot install on your phone.
There are ups and downs to the physical build of the phone as well. The screen itself is Gorilla Glass, a welcome addition, as I am someone who drops their phone a lot. The phone has survived a month of being thrust into pockets and dropped on the floor and the screen is none the worse for wear - good job, Motorola! The downside is that the back of the phone is a plastic snap on and it is ridiculously flimsy. If you don't get a case for this phone, and you drop it, be prepared to scramble around looking for your battery and casing. Given the high end nature of this phone, a plastic back that is so flimsy is absolutely shocking, but it was not enough to deter me from buying.
Cameras - if you're buying a phone for its camera, you're doing it wrong. The back camera on this phone is decent enough. You're never going to fool anyone into thinking you shot the photos with a Nikon DSLR, but it serves its purpose. The front facing camera is considerably worse, but given the lack of Skype on the market, I haven't had a chance to really use it anyway.
The call quality on this phone is adequate. I think its worse than the BlackBerry Curve 8900 but better than the iPhone (I have used both). I haven't dropped any calls except in the cement lined basement of my building, where everyone drops calls because there's no cell service down there. Good enough.
All in all, this phone is a pretty sweet device that delivers. If you're committed to the Apple way of life, it isn't going to convert you. But, if you're looking for an alternative to the iPhone, this phone packs decent battery life (12-14 hours of heavy use, in my experience), a pretty sweet screen, an expandable memory slot, and lots of apps to make life fun and interesting. Call quality is decent, texting is a breeze, and email pushes insanely fast. Viewing webpages on the browser is surprisingly nice, and the extra screen real estate makes a big difference. I am overall very pleased with the product, and only take off one star for the lack of access to other Android apps outside the market.