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#79544 18-Mar-2011 23:25
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Does anyone have a motorola Atrix?

I have one coming over from the US - should be due next week.

Just wanting to know what peoples experiences where like with the devices?

I have got myself a lock code and plan on using it on 2degrees :)


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  #449796 19-Mar-2011 07:26
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I thought about it, will be interested to know how you find it.

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  #452055 26-Mar-2011 13:57
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Well i got this phone on Thursday - So far so good.

My previous phone was a desire HD and before that galaxy S

Built Quality - heaps better than the desire HD and Galaxy s. It has a metal frame with a high quality plastic back cover. Feels great in the hand. 

Call quality - best i have had since the nexus one. 

Battery life - Coming from both the galaxy and the desire HD which would given me a day tops, normally failing between 6pm-11pm which included a full day of exchange email (via data) and 3-5 phone calls maybe taking 30min total.  So the first couple of days with the Atrix - im going to bed with at least 20% of battery left - this includes some gaming - Dungeon defenders, tegra games etc. Very happy!

Screen - after reading all the fuss about pentile matrix, i have to say i am little disappointed. The extra pixels are nice but you can clearly see issues with the Greens and yellows - colors don't seem right but maybe i am to use  to the galaxy S in that respect.

Motoblur/interface - again, reading all the issues people have with motoblur i was a little worried.... but i have to say its not that bad! its only been a few days but at this stage i have no urges to change to a clear stock android ROM e.g. Gingerblur (see XDA). 

Speed/performance - This thing is fast - Samurai II: Vengeance looks amazing and so does Dungeon Defenders! Flash performance in the browser is the best i have seen so far - i expect this to improve even more with 2.3 / updated flash. 

feel free to ask me any questions 



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  #452094 26-Mar-2011 15:38
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i am so jealous. do you have the lapdock? its still running froyo right? can you run webtop app via bluetooth?

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  #452100 26-Mar-2011 15:49
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Call quality - best i have had since the nexus one.

So no call quality issues like those reported overseas, which Motorola has acknowledged & investigating?

Is yours the US version with support for 3G 850 (XT) or European version (Voda/2D)? Or does it support quadband 3G?

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  #452119 26-Mar-2011 17:08
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Don't have the laptop dock - There seems to a hack out there which lets you access the webtop operating system via HDMI without the dock. I haven't given this ago yet. 

its the US version - The Uk/Asia version isn't out yet.  so this supports 850Mhz 3G telecom ready. i am currently using it on 2degrees. 

few things i forgot to add. 

Music quality - via headphones - The desire HD had terrible output via headphoens - too quiet/ quality was average. the headphones i am using (grado SR225) required a good output. I am happy to say the atrix powers them with ease and sounds great too =)  I would rate it up there with the galaxy s + voodoo sound mod.

Camera quality (5mp) - Its not bad - but by no means amazing. i would rate it on par with the Galaxy S which i thought was good. heaps better than the desire HD (8mp). 

Call quality - No issues. The issues overseas are only for a small % of users and i think its relates to the receiving call quality at the other end, which i have had no complaints.

yes it runs Froyo 2.2.1  - Gingerbread update is meant to be coming. 


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