The Motorola ATRIX HD smartphone features a 4.5" LCD screen, a dual-core processor, 1 GB of RAM and more for only $99 with a contract. So how do the new features play out? Matt Mira and Michael Kosta take a look on Gadget Pr0n.
What You Need To Know
The Motorola ATRIX HD is basically Verizon's Droid RAZR but for AT&T.
The design is a little different with rounded corners and a white border.
It does have the Kevlar back and the Gorilla Glass on the front.
Like the RAZR, the ATRIX is very thin and very light, weighing 5 ounces to be exact.
There is a micro SD slot on here and a micro HDMI out for mirroring to your TV.
There's nothing amazing to say about the design, but nothing bad either.
The LCD screen (not AMOLED) measure 4.5" which is a nice size and looks pretty good at a 1280x720 resolution.
It's pretty sharp and the pixel density is really good.
The screen is definitely better than the Droid RAZR, which surprised me because everything else is almost identical.
The ATRIX HD is a fast phone for its price, which is the best we can say about it.
This is running on Ice Cream Sandwich, which probably wouldn't need to be pointed out if the majority of Android phones actually ran the latest software.
One thing we love is the skin and how it's not irritating.
We thought most of the software features that Motorola put in were quite good.
From the simple circles on the home screen that can be flipped to show more info to Motorola's Smart Actions feature, which allows you to set-up automated actions like adjusting the screen brightness.
Basically, it utilizes your GPS location, calendar info and other data to automate actions.
The ATRIX HD also snaps photos and video in high definition.
The photos aren't bad with the 8 megapixel sensor, but the quality didn't blow us away.
Photos lacked contrast and were generally washed out.
The video was a little better; it records at 1080p so video is sharp but has stabilization issues.
You can expect about 6 hours on heavy usage, which is pretty decent considering the hardware that's running.
Even running the 4G LTE all day didn't drain the battery too badly.