It might be a slightly older device because it has been on the market a while but it is still a very capable product and has a lot to offer.
We put it to one of our seasoned reviewers and here is what they had to say:
The Motorola Atrix is a well specified smartphone when you consider its current pricing. At under £300 it includes a five megapixel camera, 1 GB of RAM and a dual-core processor. Throw in a front facing VGA camera, 16 GB of internal storage, 720p video recording and a huge battery and it is hard to believe that it is priced at its current level. Truth be told, it doesn’t look like a high-end phone until you start to use it. When you do, you really start to notice the speed and how well everything has been put together.
The phone doesn’t feel large despite having a 4 inch screen and at only 10.1 mm deep, it does feel good in the hand. Indeed, the design is almost unnoticeable. There are no unnecessary curves and even the buttons below the screen are virtual. It is a slab of Android goodness that simply works. It may look too industrial for some and makes no pretence at being one of the fashionable set, but that doesn’t mean that it won’t grow on you overtime. By far the most important aspect of any smartphone is what is going on inside and fancy curves and nice colours on the outside don’t change that. This is a fine phone for the individual who doesn’t worry too much about what others think.
In our tests, we found that we could run many apps at the same time and experienced no slowdowns whatsoever. It flies along at a pace that few other Android smartphones can match. The battery provided more than two days of heavy use and thus gave us the confidence that we could take this phone anywhere and not have to be concerned with finding a charging point. The screen coped well in all, but the brightest conditions and this completes a set of features that are practical on almost every level. It is rare for a smartphone to be so practical these days, but it is also pleasing to know that care has been taken to ensure that this will be a reliable workhorse.
So the Atrix is an excellent quality phone with a decent price, but what sets it apart from the competition?
The Lapdock sets it apart, that’s what.
The Lapdock represents the culmination of an idea that many companies have strived towards over the past decade. It is the idea of your phone becoming your main computer. You would use your phone during the day and when you get home, or back to the office, simply slide it into the dock and carry on with what you were doing before. Your phone becomes your laptop because your phone now has a full-sized screen and a full-sized keyboard. The quality of the Lapdock is exceptional, with a keyboard that works just as well as many high-end Apple laptops.
Besides acting as a dock for the phone, it will also charge the phone when it is in place. It can manage seven hours on one full charge and also includes many desktop features such as a complete Firefox browsing experience. The one concern we have about the laptop is the price which some may see as high for an accessory that does little more than act as an interface for the phone. It does, however, completely change the way you will use the Atrix and in many ways offers a huge advantage over all competing smartphones. If you have a need for this kind of solution, it will be worth every penny. And for many people, this could completely change the way they work.
The Atrix is a fantastic smartphone with an unusual twist as an optional extra. If you decide to go for the Lapdock or not, the Atrix is still one of the very best Android smartphones available today in our opinion. Whether it succeeds in blazing a path for a whole new way of working will depend on the individual, but if you buy in to the theory you will likely gain an awful lot from what is available here. And whether you buy just the phone or the combination, you should be happy with either. This is possibly the most underrated Android smartphone available today.
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