Motorola ATRIX HD Smartphone Review

Posted: August 17, 2012
Motorola ATRIX HD Smartphone Review

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.


  • $99 with a AT&T contract.


  • 3 Seals of Approval out of 5. (How do we rate gadgets?)
  • This is a very good phone for the $99 price.
  • It's thin, light and quite fast.
  • We're rating this 3 because it just doesn't stack up to the top tier Android phone right now, like the Galaxy S III and the HTC One X.

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