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saintforlife
Jul 12, 2012, 02:23 PM
http://www.motorola.com/us/consumers/MOTOROLA-ATRIX%E2%84%A2-HD/MB886-ATRIX-HD,en_US,pd.html?selectedTab=tab-1&cgid=mobile-phones

Anybody here considering the Motorola Atrix HD coming on July 15th to AT&T? 4.5" screen, 331 ppi. UI looks almost stock ICS, with minimal changes.



LSUtigers03
Jul 12, 2012, 02:37 PM
http://www.motorola.com/us/consumers/MOTOROLA-ATRIX%E2%84%A2-HD/MB886-ATRIX-HD,en_US,pd.html?selectedTab=tab-1&cgid=mobile-phones

Anybody here considering the Motorola Atrix HD coming on July 15th to AT&T? 4.5" screen, 331 ppi. UI looks almost stock ICS, with minimal changes.

I was really hoping they would put a 3300 mAh battery in this like the RAZR MAXX. The weather/clock widget is really nice with how interactive it is. I may look at getting one used a few months after its released. For now my Gnex is more than sufficient for my wants and needs.

mattopotamus
Jul 12, 2012, 02:38 PM
if the 5 is a flop then very possible

dXTC
Jul 12, 2012, 03:34 PM
I have the Atrix 4G; I wasn't ready to pull the trigger on an iPhone just yet. It's not terrible hardware-wise (dual core, mini-HDMI out), but gets a bit warm with heavy use. Biggest negative: OS is still stuck on Gingerbread.

I think I may get the next iteration of the iPhone as its replacement, though.

lordofthereef
Jul 12, 2012, 04:32 PM
I was really hoping they would put a 3300 mAh battery in this like the RAZR MAXX.

I wouldn't put it beyond them to release the Atrix HD MAXX (or some such variant) a few months later with the upgraded battery. I too am pretty surprised they didn't go 3300 mAh. That is one of the biggest selling points of the MAXX.

cynics
Jul 12, 2012, 05:04 PM
I wouldn't put it beyond them to release the Atrix HD MAXX (or some such variant) a few months later with the upgraded battery. I too am pretty surprised they didn't go 3300 mAh. That is one of the biggest selling points of the MAXX.

I agree with this on all points.

gta50419
Jul 12, 2012, 05:32 PM
No one should buy this pos when the s3 on the market...

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if the 5 is a flop then very possible

Almost impossible. The 5 will be a huge upgrade & redesign.

Only the mid upgrades like 3Gs & 4g are disappointing.

Mac.World
Jul 12, 2012, 06:11 PM
The first thing I noticed on the homepage was this huge lie by Googlerola

"it has more vibrant colors and sports 50 percent more pixels than the leading smartphone."

Really? Specs say otherwise since the screen is 720x1280 and 330ppi at 4.5".

Big negatives for this phone:
- tiny 1800 mA battery and non-removable (probably the biggest negative)
- Camera's arestill just 8mp rear and 1.3mp front
- Only 4.7gb of user available memory on board! It can add 32gb of external memory via sd card, but many apps can't be moved to the sd card without rooting. Average joe won't know this.
- Smartactions are only smart in that it saves you an extra click or two. The features it talks about are already there. It's not like this phone has special features.

ChrisTX
Jul 12, 2012, 07:19 PM
Despite the specs, I've always disliked Motorola hardware, and this is really no different. I'd wait for the iPhone 5, or get an S3.

aneftp
Jul 12, 2012, 07:58 PM
Despite the specs, I've always disliked Motorola hardware, and this is really no different. I'd wait for the iPhone 5, or get an S3.

Say what u want to say about motorola's recent smartphones (washed out screen, subpar camera).

One thing Motorola does know how to do is design an antenna. Nokia and Motorola are still the best at antenna design. Apple is catching up. Only took them 5 versions to finally get it right.

Macman756
Jul 12, 2012, 08:00 PM
http://www.motorola.com/us/consumers/MOTOROLA-ATRIX%E2%84%A2-HD/MB886-ATRIX-HD,en_US,pd.html?selectedTab=tab-1&cgid=mobile-phones

Anybody here considering the Motorola Atrix HD coming on July 15th to AT&T? 4.5" screen, 331 ppi. UI looks almost stock ICS, with minimal changes.

Get what you want, I prefer the way the iPhone just works. You'll have issues with that thing.

Rodimus Prime
Jul 12, 2012, 08:21 PM
The first thing I noticed on the homepage was this huge lie by Googlerola

"it has more vibrant colors and sports 50 percent more pixels than the leading smartphone."

Really? Specs say otherwise since the screen is 720x1280 and 330ppi at 4.5".

Big negatives for this phone:
- tiny 1800 mA battery and non-removable (probably the biggest negative)
- Camera's arestill just 8mp rear and 1.3mp front
- Only 4.7gb of user available memory on board! It can add 32gb of external memory via sd card, but many apps can't be moved to the sd card without rooting. Average joe won't know this.
- Smartactions are only smart in that it saves you an extra click or two. The features it talks about are already there. It's not like this phone has special features.

Umm rooting is not required to move apps to the sender card and it has been in there since at least android 2.2. You are allowed to choose which card to use

sulpfiction
Jul 12, 2012, 08:35 PM
No one should buy this pos when the s3 on the market...

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Almost impossible. The 5 will be a huge upgrade & redesign.

Only the mid upgrades like 3Gs & 4g are disappointing.

Umm..very possible. At this point EVERYTHING s pointing to a stretched out 4S. Not so much a huge redesign. I'm holding out hope as well but with every rumor pretty much pointing to that played out design, hope fades ever so slightly.

cynics
Jul 12, 2012, 08:47 PM
Say what u want to say about motorola's recent smartphones (washed out screen, subpar camera).

One thing Motorola does know how to do is design an antenna. Nokia and Motorola are still the best at antenna design. Apple is catching up. Only took them 5 versions to finally get it right.

Neil Armstrong's "one small step" was via Motorola equipment. I'd hope they would have decent radios/antennas by now. Lol

rever3nce
Jul 12, 2012, 08:49 PM
IDK why, but that huge bump at the top of the phone just gets to me on some phones. for instance the razor, its such a sleek phone, then you get to the top and its bulky in one spot. Other than that, seems pretty nice.

redred
Jul 12, 2012, 09:22 PM
Umm..very possible. At this point EVERYTHING s pointing to a stretched out 4S. Not so much a huge redesign. I'm holding out hope as well but with every rumor pretty much pointing to that played out design, hope fades ever so slightly.

There is absolutely no way in hell that the next iPhone will be a flop. In fact the worst it could do is be a mediocre success and the chances of that happening are slim to none with a 4" screen and LTE. The new screen may not be enough to satisfy you but most consumers will be very happy with it. I expect it to be the best selling iPhone to date.

I like what I'm seeing from the Atrix HD and will be checking it out this Sunday at AT&T.

Technarchy
Jul 12, 2012, 09:28 PM
Even when I was into android I hated Motorola phones. They can't design a UI worth a damn, and their overall phone design language is probably the worst among the android majors.

HTC and Samsung and even LG would come light years before Motorola.

Though, I will say on Sprint, the Motorola Photon had a radio that put all other Sprint smartphones to shame.

kdarling
Jul 12, 2012, 10:00 PM
The first thing I noticed on the homepage was this huge lie by Googlerola

"it has more vibrant colors and sports 50 percent more pixels than the leading smartphone."

Really? Specs say otherwise since the screen is 720x1280 and 330ppi at 4.5".


AtrixHD= 1280 * 720 = 921,600 pixels
iPhone = 960 * 640 = 614,400 pixels

921600 / 614400 = 1.5 = 50% more pixels

sulpfiction
Jul 12, 2012, 10:09 PM
There is absolutely no way in hell that the next iPhone will be a flop. In fact the worst it could do is be a mediocre success and the chances of that happening are slim to none with a 4" screen and LTE. The new screen may not be enough to satisfy you but most consumers will be very happy with it. I expect it to be the best selling iPhone to date.

I like what I'm seeing from the Atrix HD and will be checking it out this Sunday at AT&T.

Dude...did u even read the post I was quoting??:confused:

I didn't say anything about it being a flop. He said the next iPhone was going to have a huge design change. I said that with all the rumors pointing to a phone that looks almost identical to the 4S, but stretched, it is very possible that the next iPhone will NOT have a huge design change. I for one hope that the rumored pics and mocks are incorrect because I do not want a 16:9 display. I want both wider and taller with a 4" screen. But with that being said, I will still be preordering the second it goes live regardless of what it looks like...unless it was a total flop, which it won't be. And yes, it will break all past sales records.

So next time, please read what is written before coming back with incorrect info. :rolleyes:

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IDK why, but that huge bump at the top of the phone just gets to me on some phones. for instance the razor, its such a sleek phone, then you get to the top and its bulky in one spot. Other than that, seems pretty nice.

That "bump" is for the camera.

Mac.World
Jul 12, 2012, 10:52 PM
AtrixHD= 1280 * 720 = 921,600 pixels
iPhone = 960 * 640 = 614,400 pixels

921600 / 614400 = 1.5 = 50% more pixels

Ohh, I see my mistake. I didn't realize the iPhone was the "leading smartphone" they were referencing. Why not say 50% more pixels than the iphone? Is it because it is only 50% more when you include the additional realestate? Should we also say that the ipad2 has 5 times more pixels than the iphone?

And by the way, the leading smartphone is not the iphone in many markets, including the UK.

web500sjc
Jul 12, 2012, 11:13 PM
And by the way, the leading smartphone is not the iphone in many markets, including the UK.


The iPhone is the leading phone on AT&T, who happens to be the launch carrier for this phone.

Technarchy
Jul 12, 2012, 11:59 PM
And by the way, the leading smartphone is not the iphone in many markets, including the UK.


The iPhone is the leading phone on AT&T, who happens to be the launch carrier for this phone.

Since when? With a independent industry tracker reference source as well.

Jb07
Jul 13, 2012, 12:14 AM
It's a cool looking phone with awesome specs, and that screen sounds absolutely amazing! But the whole Motorola UI is just horrendous, so much so I would not ever want to use it.

Also, I think this should be in the Apple, Industry and Internet Discussion Subforum.

ChrisTX
Jul 13, 2012, 05:13 AM
Say what u want to say about motorola's recent smartphones (washed out screen, subpar camera).

One thing Motorola does know how to do is design an antenna. Nokia and Motorola are still the best at antenna design. Apple is catching up. Only took them 5 versions to finally get it right.

While I'll agree with you there, it's becoming clearer that we call people less, and less and text people a whole lot more.

Sedrick
Jul 13, 2012, 05:42 AM
http://www.motorola.com/us/consumers/MOTOROLA-ATRIX%E2%84%A2-HD/MB886-ATRIX-HD,en_US,pd.html?selectedTab=tab-1&cgid=mobile-phones

Anybody here considering the Motorola Atrix HD coming on July 15th to AT&T? 4.5" screen, 331 ppi. UI looks almost stock ICS, with minimal changes.
That is a handsome, mature looking modern smartphone. I'm very interested. I wonder what it's Achilles heel is? (ALL androids have one, of course, that makes it a deal killer).

cynics
Jul 13, 2012, 06:16 AM
That is a handsome, mature looking modern smartphone. I'm very interested. I wonder what it's Achilles heel is? (ALL androids have one, of course, that makes it a deal killer).

A lot of people didnt like Motorola Blur UI. However that's all but gone since the og Razr. I personally think moto is going the right direction with a lighter skin and apps like moto cast and smart actions.

Be nice if it had a larger battery though.

Rodimus Prime
Jul 13, 2012, 12:19 PM
A lot of people didnt like Motorola Blur UI. However that's all but gone since the og Razr. I personally think moto is going the right direction with a lighter skin and apps like moto cast and smart actions.

Be nice if it had a larger battery though.

yeah the orginal blur UI was pretty crappy. If you follow blur's history you will see that they have been pulling stuff out of it over time and going closer to stock. Android 2.2 was the closes to stock of the skins and if you keep following it you will see they kept pulling more out of it going closer to stock.

ICS blur is almost exactly like stock ICS. Now I have been running a 3rd party launcher on my phone so for the most part I do not see anything much of blur.

B777Forevar
Jul 13, 2012, 03:38 PM
.....and Motorola continues to place a locked bootloader....

Rodimus Prime
Jul 13, 2012, 03:47 PM
.....and Motorola continues to place a locked bootloader....

Remember that is a carrier pushing that on them. The carriers are pushing for locked bootloaders.

batting1000
Jul 13, 2012, 03:55 PM
The new MotoBlur looks laggy, even with a dual-core processor.

sarcosis
Jul 13, 2012, 04:07 PM
The new Atrix is ok, but i've been burned too many times by Moto to ever trust their phones again. Their radio's are good, but everything else is kinda blah. Good specs for the price, but will they all work well. When you are stuck with a phone for 2 years, it's better to pony up the extra cash to get the GSIII or the HTC One X. Both can be found cheaper than their list price on contract from the carrier and they are better than the Moto stuff.

redred
Jul 13, 2012, 07:18 PM
Dude...did u even read the post I was quoting??:confused:

I didn't say anything about it being a flop. He said the next iPhone was going to have a huge design change. I said that with all the rumors pointing to a phone that looks almost identical to the 4S, but stretched, it is very possible that the next iPhone will NOT have a huge design change. I for one hope that the rumored pics and mocks are incorrect because I do not want a 16:9 display. I want both wider and taller with a 4" screen. But with that being said, I will still be preordering the second it goes live regardless of what it looks like...unless it was a total flop, which it won't be. And yes, it will break all past sales records.

So next time, please read what is written before coming back with incorrect info. :rolleyes:

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That "bump" is for the camera.

You're mistaken. Matto said if the iPhone 5 isn't a flop. GTA said that it was near impossible for it to flop. You said 'umm.....very possible'. You were implying that there was even a possibility that the next iPhone will be a flop, and I'm telling you yet again that that is impossible. A 4" screen and LTE will be enough to satisfy most, not all, consumers.

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Also, I think this should be in the Apple, Industry and Internet Discussion Subforum.

Can we stop with this mentality right now? Every time a serious iPhone competitor hits the market, someone tries to start a thread in the iPhone section and someone makes this point. I totally disagree. AIID isn't nearly as frequented as the iPhone section plus I feel serious iPhone competition (essentially flagship devices) should have their own dedicated thread in this section because inevitably we comparing said device with the iPhone. It's all related back to the iPhone.

So no, please don't move these discussions to AIID and please stop saying we should. I started a thread for the SIII before it's release, the mods moved it to AIID, and sure enough someone else simply wrote 'SIII vs. iPhone' or whatever and it's still active to this day.

cynics
Jul 13, 2012, 08:07 PM
The new Atrix is ok, but i've been burned too many times by Moto to ever trust their phones again. Their radio's are good, but everything else is kinda blah. Good specs for the price, but will they all work well. When you are stuck with a phone for 2 years, it's better to pony up the extra cash to get the GSIII or the HTC One X. Both can be found cheaper than their list price on contract from the carrier and they are better than the Moto stuff.

Sorry about your experience. I've always been very happy with Motorola products. I've found them to work well and be very durable to misuse. My g/f is back to her OG Droid after breaking the iPhone I bought her because she didn't know she couldn't keep it in her back pocket like her Droid...sold it on Craigslist for a substantial loss....Don't ask me how the Droid holds up but it just does. I think their products are good value too, if you look on ifixit teardowns they use a lot of brand name stuff that they don't need to even down to capacitors and such. And things like cornings gorilla glass.

Things I don't like is they are slow with updates. There phones do get updated but it seems much longer then other manufactures. And I don't like the locked boot loaders however I know that Verizon is the ones that wanted it locked...

Technarchy
Jul 13, 2012, 08:15 PM
Can we stop with this mentality right now?

No we shouldn't stop with this mentality.

This is the IPHONE!!!! section, so maybe most users come here to either discuss the iPhone or get information about the iPhone; this section's purpose is negated if perusers have to navigate around 10 troll bait threads about so-called competitors.

However, it's obvious these type of posts are about inciting reactions and having a captive audience.

lordofthereef
Jul 13, 2012, 08:26 PM
No we shouldn't stop with this mentality.

This is the IPHONE!!!! section, so maybe most users come here to either discuss the iPhone or get information about the iPhone; this section's purpose is negated if perusers have to navigate around 10 troll bait threads about so-called competitors.

However, it's obvious these type of posts are about inciting reactions and having a captive audience.

Mods have been made aware time and time again. They say it flies. But by all means, keep banging your heads against a wall.

While I agree that a lot of these threads eventually veer towards "trolling and flaming", I would beg to differ about your assertion that they are all designed in this way. The vast majority of Android and WP7 threads I have seen have been started in an incredibly neutral way and flaming and trolling is rarely perpetuated by the OP.

My opinion? If you think you see trolling on either side, report it, and don't respond to a post. Nothing kills a troll faster than lack of recognition.

sulpfiction
Jul 13, 2012, 09:18 PM
You're mistaken. Matto said if the iPhone 5 isn't a flop. GTA said that it was near impossible for it to flop. You said 'umm.....very possible'. You were implying that there was even a possibility that the next iPhone will be a flop, and I'm telling you yet again that that is impossible. A 4" screen and LTE will be enough to satisfy most, not all, consumers.

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Can we stop with this mentality right now? Every time a serious iPhone competitor hits the market, someone tries to start a thread in the iPhone section and someone makes this point. I totally disagree. AIID isn't nearly as frequented as the iPhone section plus I feel serious iPhone competition (essentially flagship devices) should have their own dedicated thread in this section because inevitably we comparing said device with the iPhone. It's all related back to the iPhone.

So no, please don't move these discussions to AIID and please stop saying we should. I started a thread for the SIII before it's release, the mods moved it to AIID, and sure enough someone else simply wrote 'SIII vs. iPhone' or whatever and it's still active to this day.


^^Please don't feed this troll.

Jb07
Jul 13, 2012, 09:32 PM
Can we stop with this mentality right now? Every time a serious iPhone competitor hits the market, someone tries to start a thread in the iPhone section and someone makes this point. I totally disagree. AIID isn't nearly as frequented as the iPhone section plus I feel serious iPhone competition (essentially flagship devices) should have their own dedicated thread in this section because inevitably we comparing said device with the iPhone. It's all related back to the iPhone.

So no, please don't move these discussions to AIID and please stop saying we should. I started a thread for the SIII before it's release, the mods moved it to AIID, and sure enough someone else simply wrote 'SIII vs. iPhone' or whatever and it's still active to this day.

I'm sorry you had a bad experience with the mods moving your thread. No need to get angry in your post.
I said "I think..." so, in my opinion, it should be in AIID because it is the Apple, Industry and Internet Discussion forum. You can think differently.

redred
Jul 13, 2012, 09:56 PM
I feel strongly that we should allow flagship devices to be discussed in the iPhone section. Any discussion about said devices will inevitably be compared to the iPhone by someone in the thread.