Atrix vs iphone 4 video review

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by infidel69, Feb 28, 2011.

  1. infidel69, Feb 28, 2011
    Last edited: Feb 28, 2011
  2. lsvtecjohn3 macrumors 6502a

    May 8, 2008
    Every Android phone that Jon4Lakers reviews against the iPhone 4 he always says the Android phone is the winner.

    He also says he uses a iPhone 4 as his main phone.
  3. infidel69 thread starter macrumors regular

    Feb 25, 2011
    Everbody has some bias, it's human nature. That's why you should come to your own conclusion after seeing them in action side by side. The devices are so close that it's really user preference at this point. You have to admit the Flash performance of the Atrix was very impressive.
  4. ap3604 macrumors 68000

    Jan 11, 2011
    Thanks for posting these infidel :)

    I've had a 3gs before I got my Nexus One that I've had for the last year so I know a bit about both platforms. While the Atrix is the absolute BEST android phone available I am still looking to get the iPhone for the following reasons:

    1. Netflix app

    Android is eventually going to get this but it will only come in the future with next gen processors that have the necessary DRM protection built into the processor that Netflix requires.

    2. Bluetooth HID keyboard support

    Android only has a single option for bluetooth keyboard support: The freedom pro SPP bluetooth keyboard. Most bluetooth keyboards are HID in nature (like my foldable palm 3245ww HID keyboard) so Android gives a big middle finger to bluetooth keyboard support.

    3. TV Mirroring

    While the Atrix has webtop I don't believe it has true mirroring where you plug the phone into the TV and it will show EXACTLY what is displayed on the screen (correct me if I am wrong). The iPhone can currently do this with the component AV cable and with a bluetooth keyboard turns the iPhone into a full on computer experience :)

    If the Atrix had these 3 features though I would def get it instead of the iPhone due to its bigger screen, 1930mAh battery(!!!),and google maps navigation but I can deal with the iPhones smaller screen, the iPhone has great battery life, and the Navigon app can help replace google maps navigation.

    Just my 2 cents.
  5. LIVEFRMNYC macrumors 604

    Oct 27, 2009
    Not to be a downer as I'm very interested in the Atrix, but nearly all vids I've seen make me laugh when they review flash on the browser. I've searched around and have yet to find any reviewer actually try to zoom in & out of flash vids, try to go to a heavy or full flash site, and try to use the controls within flash like the play/pause/forward buttons. Etc: Etc:

    I can get the same results as shown in the first vid on a WM 6.5 phone & iPhone(using frash) as long as I don't try to zoom in and out, and etc: too much. Notice how quick the reviewer showed flash and didn't even attempt to mess around with it. ;)

    I impressed with the Atrix, but not impressed with what I seen with any mobile browser flash so far until I see a review/vid dedicated to showing it off. I would love someone too prove my doubts wrong.
  6. wordoflife macrumors 604


    Jul 6, 2009
    Interesting. There's just too much to debate though - on what you think is better. If you really want to know, you have to try it for yourself.

    I think I like the Inspire more though :p
  7. Jack105 macrumors member

    Jan 23, 2011
    I can't believe I just sat through that whole video. That was pretty stupid. The scrolling on the Atrix looked very choppy compared to the iphone. I'm a very aesthetic driven person and all the phones running the android OS just look like garbage compared to the iphone, although the iphone in the video looked like garbage too, I'm not sure how he was able to make it look bad.
  8. infidel69, Feb 28, 2011
    Last edited: Feb 28, 2011

    infidel69 thread starter macrumors regular

    Feb 25, 2011
    Ya that guy definately showed his colors when comparing operating systems. I mean everybody knows IOS is better than Froyo, especially when you take the app market into account. I thought the iphone 4 more than held it's own against the dual core with 1GB ram Atrix. That's impessive for a phone that's been out for nine months going up against the competitions latest and greatest.
  9. MultiMediaWill macrumors 68000

    Aug 1, 2010
    Do not trust Jon Rettinger from jon4lakers because he gets the phones for free and in some cases is payed to review them. In almost all his comparisons it is a tie. Can you believe he compared the blackberry torch to the iphone 4 and said they TIED!!! The torch SUCKS!!
  10. lsvtecjohn3 macrumors 6502a

    May 8, 2008
    To be completely honest I thought this video was going to be a land side victory for the Atrix. In other videos he's pointed out that even though the iPhone 4 screen is crisper with the retina display he said whatever Android phone he was using at the time screen was the winner because it was a larger display. All in all the Atrix is a solid phone and I'm happy that it came out it's only going to push Apple to come out with a better phone for use, spec wise.
  11. mshanno macrumors newbie

    Mar 1, 2011
    I was going to wait until the next iphone came out to get a new phone, but my 3g got wet so I was forced to purchase one. I originally went with the atrix, and ending up returning it after 30 minutes and got an iphone 4. Nothing I did with the atrix worked...

    The internet was choppy when scrolling, the address book wasn't compatible with my cars bluetooth, Pandora skipped every second, and a few other things.

    Iphone 4 has not had a single problem since i purchased it
  12. LIVEFRMNYC macrumors 604

    Oct 27, 2009
    That's not good at all :(

    With the exception of flash, I had high hopes for the Atrix.
  13. mshanno macrumors newbie

    Mar 1, 2011

    I think the attic does have tv mirroring. It canes with a mini hdmi output. I may be wrong though.

    On a side note, I was getting kick watching the att guy try an sell me on the atrix laptop accessory. He kept talking it up, and when he actually started using it, it was SO slow.
  14. Lava Lamp Freak macrumors 65816

    Jun 1, 2006
    I played around with one for a couple days and wasn't happy with the screen. They used a PenTile Matrix LCD display that has the pixelation problems of the AMOLED screens, plus the colors are washed out and don't look as good as the iPhone. Otherwise it was a nice phone. If it had the same quality screen as the iPhone it would be a true contendor, but I'll never accept a PenTile display on a phone.
  15. rjohnstone, Mar 1, 2011
    Last edited: Mar 1, 2011

    rjohnstone macrumors 68040


    Dec 28, 2007
    PHX, AZ.
    I own an Atrix...
    #1 Netflix is coming... not sure when, but I keep hearing soon.

    #2, the Atrix can use any Bluetooth keyboard and mouse.
    I've yet to find one that doesn't work.
    Ok.. the combo keyboard with trackpad units do not work.

    #3 it does mirroring if you use the multimedia dock.
    The whole phone screen is displayed and functional on the Webtop desktop. You can't go full screen with it, but then why would you want too? The Webtop OS provides access to all your media content plus a Firefox browser.

    My favorite part is streaming video via DLNA over WiFi from my phone to my TV or PC.

    Does it scroll as smoothly as an iPhone... depends on how much crap you have running.
    I have brought the phone to a slow crawl once. And that took a lot of trying to do it.

    The phone can already be rooted (was rooted on day one) and custom ROM's are coming.

    As for the claims of the color being washed out... not really.
    People are used to over saturated displays like Samsung's SAMOLED displays. I'll admit, I loved the color on my Focus, but it was almost cartoonish.
    The Atrix display has more of a natural tone to it.
  16. Lava Lamp Freak macrumors 65816

    Jun 1, 2006
    I don't like the color on AMOLED displays because of how over saturated they are. However, the color on the Atrix was too washed out compared to the iPhone 4. To me, the iPhone 4 screen is perfect. Colors appear exactly as they do on my Cinema Display. That is what I prefer.
  17. JCCL macrumors 6502a

    Apr 3, 2010
    TV Mirroring??? Correct me if I am wrong but I think you need a jailbroken app to do that. I have the component cable, but the only thing that will output video to the TV is when you play a Movie or video from certain apps. How do you mimick the whole screen?
  18. rjohnstone macrumors 68040


    Dec 28, 2007
    PHX, AZ.
    You need the multimedia dock for that. No hack required.
    The phone's screen is displayed on the TV via the built in Webtop OS.

    The HDMI cable only method requires a hack.
  19. rjohnstone macrumors 68040


    Dec 28, 2007
    PHX, AZ.
    I agree.. the iPhone 4 screen has good color representation, just to much contrast for my old eyes.

    It's all a matter of personal preference.
    Get what you like.
    I happen to like the more natural tone the Atrix display has.
    Easier on my eyes.
  20. UCLAKoolman macrumors 6502a

    Jun 21, 2010
  21. chris975d macrumors 68000


    Sep 21, 2008
    Georgia, USA
    I've got the Atrix as well as the iPhone 4 (and a Samsung Captivate, Palm Pre Plus, Nexus One, Samsung Focus, Droid 2...too many phones!), and funny enough, this is the ONLY thing that keeps me throwing my SIM card back into my iPhone 4...Netflix. I actually prefer the Atrix for everything else. It's an amazingly fast phone, which for some reason, doesn't seem accurately reflected in the video link above.

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