Motorola Atrix 4G Android Phone (AT&T)

Motorola Atrix 4G Android Phone (AT&T)

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  • Ultra-fast, 4G-enabled smartphone running Android 2.2; capable of running full Firefox desktop browser with optional accessories
  • 4-inch qHD (Quarter High Definition) touchscreen; Wireless-N Wi-Fi networking (with optional Wi-Fi Mobile Hotspot service); GPS for navigation and location services
  • 5-MP camera; HD 720p camcorder; front-facing video chat camera; Bluetooth stereo music; 16 GB memory plus microSD expansion; corporate and personal e-mail
  • Up to 9 hours of talk time, up to 250 hours (10+ days) of standby time; released in February, 2011
  • What’s in the Box: handset, removable battery, charger, USB cable, HDMI cable, quick start guide

Enjoy the power of mobile computing in the palm of your hand with the Motorola ATRIX 4G for AT&T, which offers a 1 GHz dual-core processor and the ability to connect to AT&T’s ultra-fast 4G mobile broadband network. Powered by the Android 2.2 platform (learn more below), it also features Motorola’s webtop application, which offers a PC-like experience and runs a full Mozilla Firefox 3.6 browser with support for Adobe Flash Player (requires optional dock).

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With AT&T’s 4G network, you’ll enjoy mobile broadband speeds up to 4x faster than AT&T’s already fast mobile broadband network (learn more below). You also get the optional AT&T Mobile Hotspot service built right into the smartphone–enabling you to connect additional Wi-Fi-enabled devices to the phone’s mobile broadband signal.

The NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual-core processor (2 x 1 GHz) allows you to multi-task quickly, while the 1 GB of RAM provides PC-like power and performance. The 4-inch qHD touchscreen display offers a rich 24-bit color depth and a 960 x 540-pixel resolution for extremely sharp images.

Other features include a 5-megapixel camera/camcorder that can capture video at HD 720p resolution, ultra-fast Wireless-N Wi-Fi networking, Bluetooth for stereo music streaming and connecting to peripherals, 16 GB internal memory, microSD expansion (up to 32 GB), MOTOBLUR for integrated social networking, GPS for location-based services and navigation using Google Maps, HDMI audio/video output, and up to 9 hours of talk time.

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It’s complemented by optional accessories that include a super-thin laptop dock–for which ATRIX 4G is the “engine”–and an HD media dock that uses ATRIX 4G’s HDMI video output capabilities and processing power to enable a revolutionary browsing, application, productivity, and media experience (learn more below).

Your Digital Hub

The Motorola ATRIX 4G is the only smartphone that allows you to carry the power and performance of mobile computing inside your pocket. Motorola ATRIX 4G is built around a 1 GHz dual-core processor and 1 GB of RAM for the horsepower you need to keep pace with all aspects of your life. Web pages open twice as fast as non-dual-core smartphones and Adobe Flash Player makes it possible to view a full range of online animations and video.

PC Power from Your Smartphone

You’ll be able to create, edit, and interact with all your documents, media, and content using Motorola’s webtop application (when connected to an optional dock). The ATRIX 4G can be used to browse your favorite web sites with a full Firefox desktop browser, view social networking sites, and use HTML5 web-based applications and supported cloud computing services while running your Android applications in a window. And you’ll also be able to send instant messages and make phone calls–all at the same time. Calls continue uninterrupted even if the ATRIX 4G is removed from the dock.

To access the webtop application, with the Laptop Dock, simply dock the phone to the Laptop Dock and webtop launches automatically. Or, dock your phone in the HD Multimedia Dock and choose between webtop and Entertainment Center mode.

Empower Your Fun

The dual-core processor lets the ATRIX 4G render graphics and games faster, and everything you see on the ATRIX 4G screen is in crisp, rich 24-bit color with the world’s first qHD (Quarter High Definition) smartphone display. With the U-verse mobile app from AT&T, U-verse subscribers can browse a library of shows for streaming to the ATRIX 4G, and remotely schedule recordings on their DVRs at home.

And the ATRIX 4G offers up to 48 GB of memory–16 GB on board and an optional 32 GB microSD card–giving you space to store thousands of songs, photos, and files to keep you entertained wherever your life takes you.


MOTOBLUR is Motorola’s exclusive experience that syncs contacts, posts, messages, photos and much more–from your favorite social media sites, work and personal e-mail, and last.fm–and automatically delivers them to your home screen.

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  • Filter social networking and messages widgets: Filter by social networking account, by contact(s) or by contact group to only see the information you want.
  • Improved social networking functionality: Retweet, like Facebook comments, and more.
  • Screen customization: Move and resize preloaded widgets on up to three home screens.
  • Battery manager: Manage battery consumption by operating in one of three performance modes.
  • Personal and corporate e-mail: Pushed directly to the device.


  • Ultra-fast 4G connectivity via AT&T’s HSPA+ network (with enhanced backhaul). See more about AT&T’s 4G service below.
  • Wi-Fi networking (802.11b/g/n) for accessing home and corporate networks as well as hotspots while on the go.
  • Optional AT&T Mobile Hotspot service enabling you to connect multiple devices–from tablets to gaming devices–to the phone’s 3G/4G cellular connection via Wi-Fi.
  • Onboard GPS for navigation and location services
  • Integrated Google Maps with turn-by-turn navigation, street and satellite views
  • Optional AT&T Navigator service includes audible turn-by-turn directions, real-time traffic updates, and re-routing options.
  • Bluetooth connectivity (version 2.1) includes profiles for communication headset, hands-free car kits, A2DP audio streaming, and for connecting to peripherals like a wireless keyboard.
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OS & Software

  • Android 2.2 operating system (Froyo) (learn more below)
  • BLOCKBUSTER app enables you to discover and download the latest movie rentals on the go.
  • Quick Office 3.0 for viewing, editing, and creating Microsoft Office files right on your phone.
  • Need for Speed Shift racing game (demo version)
  • DLNA capabilities enables you to share your photo albums, videos and movies wirelessly with a compatible HDTV or other DLNA device.

Design and Hardware

  • Dual-core 1 GHz processor capable of opening web pages twice as fast as most other smartphones.
  • 4-inch qHD touchscreen display (Quarter High Definition; 960 x 540 pixels) made of ultra-durable Corning Gorilla Glass with accelerometer plus proximity and ambient light sensors.
  • Onscreen keyboard
  • Swype input system allows you to input text faster and easier by gliding your finger around the onscreen keyboard, moving from letter to letter in one continuous motion.
  • Removable battery

Communications & Internet

  • Full messaging capabilities including SMS text, MMS picture/video and IM instant messaging (via popular services including AOL, Yahoo!, Windows Live Messenger, and Google Talk).
  • Access to personal and corporate e-mail (including support for Exchange and push Gmail).
  • Easy access to social networks including Facebook, MySpace, and Twitter.
  • Photo uploading capabilities to Facebook, MySpace, Photobucket, and Picasa.
  • Full HTML web browsing via Android HTML Webkit browser; Mozilla Firefox 3.6 browser (when using optional dock).
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  • 5-megapixel rear-facing camera with LED flash and auto focus
  • HD 720p video capture capabilities at 30 frames per second (fps)
  • Front-facing camera for video chats (VGA resolution)


  • Music player compatible with MP3, WMA9, and AAC/AAC+/eAAC+
  • Video player compatible with MPEG4, H.264


  • 16 GB internal memory
  • Memory expansion via microSD card slot with support for optional cards up to 32 GB.
  • 1 GB of DDR2 RAM is twice the RAM of most smartphones and delivers effortless multi-tasking.

More Features

  • 3.5mm headphone jack
  • HDMI audio/video port enables you to output pictures, slides and videos in HD quality (720p) via included HDMI cable (future software upgrade to 1080p video output).
  • Micro USB 2.0 port with mass storage capabilities.
  • Text-to-speech capabilities including read-out of text and e-mail messages.
  • Voice commands
  • Organizer tools including calendar and alarm clock.
  • Speakerphone for hands-free communication.
  • Fingerprint sensor for added security built in on the rear of the device. Set your screen lock to Fingerprints, and you can unlock your phone by swiping your finger over that sensor.

Vital Statistics

The Motorola ATRIX 4G weighs 4.76 ounces and measures 4.64 x 2.5 x 0.43 inches. Its 1930 mAh lithium-ion battery is rated at up to 9 hours of talk time, and up to 250 hours (10+ days) of standby time. It runs on the 850/900/1800/1900 MHz GSM/GPRS/EDGE frequencies as well as AT&T’s dual-band 4G network (850/1900 MHz; HSPA+/HSDPA/UMTS).

What’s in the Box

Motorola ATRIX 4G handset, removable battery, charger, USB cable, HDMI cable, quick start guide

Accessories That Make The ATRIX Smartphone Smarter

Motorola complements the ATRIX 4G with two unique companion docks that enable you to have an enhanced and more interactive computer-like experience.

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Laptop dock (see larger).


The Motorola Laptop Dock has an incredibly thin design with an 11.6-inch screen, full keyboard, stereo speakers, 36Wh three-cell battery that delivers up to 8 hours of battery life and weighs just 2.4 pounds. Simply dock your Motorola ATRIX 4G into the back of the Laptop Dock to turn it into an active, connected machine to experience true mobility at work, home, and playing on-the-go in a form factor that’s lighter and smaller than most laptops on the market.

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Multimedia dock (see larger).


The Motorola HD Multimedia Dock has three USB ports and an HDMI port enabling connections to a keyboard, mouse, speakers, and HDMI-compatible monitor for working at your desk/office, or connecting to an HDMI-compatible television and home theater audio system for interacting with content and enjoying video, music, games, and more in your living room.

AT&T 4G Network

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This phone runs on AT&T’s dual-band 850/1900 MHz 4G network (UMTS/HSDPA/HSPA+), and with HSPA+ you’ll experience mobile data speeds up to 4x faster than ordinary mobile broadband–up to approximately 6 Mbps (download). AT&T has deployed HSPA+ to virtually 100 percent of its mobile broadband network, which enables 4G speeds when combined with enhanced backhaul (via Ethernet or fiber).

Backhaul is one of the major pieces of a telecommunications network. Think of it as the limbs connecting AT&T’s cell towers with AT&T’s backbone network that provides access to the Internet.

Coming later in 2011, AT&T will deliver a second layer of 4G network called LTE (Long Term Evolution) that is even faster than HSPA+ speeds.

In areas where either AT&T’s 3G or 4G network is not available, you’ll continue to receive service on the AT&T EDGE network, which offers availability in more than 13,000 US cities and along some 40,000 miles of major highways.

Note: AT&T’s 4G mobile broadband coverage is not available in all areas. 4G speeds delivered by HSPA+ with enhanced backhaul; availability increasing with ongoing backhaul deployment.

Android Operating System

The ATRIX 4G runs the latest Android operating system–OS 2.2 (aka, Froyo)–which provides a faster overall Android experience as well as greater multitasking capabilities. You’ll be able to receive notifications, listen to music, and even record GPS data without keeping the application open. And it features a plethora of new enhancements, including an improved onscreen QWERTY keyboard, full push corporate e-mail, and support for Adobe Flash Player 10.1 for access to the full Web. It also offers enhanced Exchange support, with Calendar syncing, Global Address Lookup, improved security, auto-discovery, and more.

With integrated Google technology, the ATRIX 4G brings one-touch access to the popular Google mobile services millions use every day, including Google Search by voice, Google Maps with Street View, GTalk instant messaging (with presence capabilities), YouTube, and Picasa. The ATRIX 4G also provides easy access to both personal and corporate e-mail, calendars, and contacts supported by Exchange Server and Gmail. And through Android Market, you’ll get access to thousands of useful applications, widgets, and fun games to download and install on your phone, with many more apps being added every day.

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  1. D. Hoelck says:
    260 of 268 people found the following review helpful:
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    You won’t ever look back., March 16, 2011
    D. Hoelck (Chico, CA USA) –

    This review is from: Motorola Atrix 4G Android Phone (AT&T) (Wireless Phone)

    A bit of context, just so you know where I’m coming from on this…

    - I upgraded from a Motorola Backflip. The best Android phone AT&T had to offer at the time, but I’d had enough of the ridiculously slow processor.

    - Rather than wait another 8 months to renew my contract, I took an exclusion renewal, so I got the Atrix for only about $100 under retail price.

    - I don’t spend much time on social networking sites, so the Motoblur features aren’t a selling point for me.

    - I’ve used iOS devices, and their UI design is excellent, but I’d never buy an Apple product (I find their walled-garden policy patronizing and their hardware restrictions unethical.)

    So when I looked into upgrading, I cross-checked the specs on a few different phones (Android’s great, but I was willing to try Windows or Blackberry if the hardware was right). The dual 1ghz processor sold me on the Atrix.

    Remember when cell phone LCDs first went from black and white to color? Within the first five minutes, this phone completely changed my paradigm for mobile phones. Everything is fluid and responsive – no more half-second delays between action and response, no more waiting for a window to load, it’s all instantaneous.

    I won’t waste your time with a glowing review (there are enough on here already), I’ll just cover the questions I had when looking into upgrading my phone. And I’ll start with the cons, because the Atrix is just that impressive:

    1. Battery life is pathetic. While we’ve come to accept that with touchscreen smart phones, it’s a shame that 8 hours of moderate use will suck down the whole battery. It’s on par with other high performance phones, so plug it in to your car adapter, PC, or outlet whenever you get the chance.

    2. Android 2.2 is almost a year old, and 2.3′s been out for a while now. It would be nice to have an ETA on when the 2.3 update will be pushed to these phones.

    3. The usual Motorola/AT&T rebranding and lockdown of the OS. It’s unnecessary restriction just to squeeze a bit of extra cash out of their customers, and they should be ashamed of themselves.

    4. No physical keyboard. People that are used to touchscreen-only devices won’t even raise an eyebrow about it, but this is the first phone I’ve owned that didn’t have a keypad of some sort.

    5. The accessories are gimmicky and overpriced. If you want a laptop, spend the $400 on a laptop. If you want to play media on your TV, use the Atrix’s built-in DLNA to run it through your Xbox, HTPC, or any of the other DLNA devices you’ve already got connected. The dock is crazy expensive, and the phone comes with an HDMI cable, which is really all you need.

    6. The battery gets a warm when charging – scary warm, like it might not be healthy for the phone. Phone also charges slowly when connected to a PC.

    7. The power button is about the same size and shape as the loudspeaker, and it’s in about the same spot (only on the opposite side of the phone). I’ve caught myself pressing the speaker to turn on the phone, rather than the power button, at least 10 times this week. That can’t be good for the speaker.


    1. FAST. Insane fast. The responsiveness of this phone is like nothing I’ve seen before – there is no noticeable delay in using any of the UI menus or features.

    2. The screen is enormous, vivid, and crisp – almost on par with a PC monitor.

    3. All the I/O ports you need: micro USB, stereo miniplug, and mini HDMI. (And it comes with a free mini HDMI to HDMI cable, so you can plug it right into your TV or home theater receiver)

    4. DLNA is fantastic – I never considered how useful it would be on a phone until I saw it in the apps menu. Access all your Windows 7 shared libraries, media on your Xbox 360, or shared media on any other DLNA-enabled device on your network. Transferring files from your computer to your phone is as easy a tapping a few icons – no cables required, and transfer speeds are quick – ballpark, I’d say it was around 1 MB/s.

    5. Voice recognition is excellent. For the first time, speaking a text message is actually faster and easier than typing it in. Accuracy is good, and my only complaint so far is that it automatically censors swear words. Which is bull****.

    6. Very light for its size.

    7. Front-facing camera and rear camera with a bright LED flash.

    8. Six input buttons: Volume up/down, menu, home, back, and search (search was a new one for me)

    9. The usual bonuses that come with buying non-Apple phones: you can take the battery out if it freezes or you keep a spare; microSD port allows you to expand your storage space up to 48GB; you can load and play DRM-free media without using any apps or programs; reasonable replacement plans for…

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  2. Flex Diaz says:
    176 of 190 people found the following review helpful:
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Best Phone I’ve Ever Had (I’ve had every iPhone Including the iPhone4), February 24, 2011

    This review is from: Motorola Atrix 4G Android Phone (AT&T) (Wireless Phone)

    I’ve been an iPhone user ever since the first iPhone and upgraded to every version of an iPhone, every other year I would upgrade at full price. What I can tell you is I’ve had the Atrix for only a few days and the customization that you can do with Android phones is Incredible.

    I’ll try and list what I like about it;
    You can customize widgets to your home screen to display a mini version of your most used programs, I use it like a preview without having to open the program.

    There is a bar across the top of the phone that has all the phone notifications.

    I use the Finger print recognition to unlock the phone which I find it to be much faster than entering a code, there is a code backup just in case something happens to the fingerprint reader or if you are wearing gloves.

    Downloading and Installing applications is faster than any phone I’ve ever used. There are a lot of Free apps on the Android Market that are paid apps on the App Store.

    The best analogy I can tell you is; This phone is like a custom race car, It will take a few days to customize, but once you do, it’s like nothing you’ve ever driven before.

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  3. Thomas M. Taylor "runman" says:
    222 of 243 people found the following review helpful:
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Nice Android device, February 26, 2011
    Thomas M. Taylor “runman” (Phoenix, AZ) –

    This review is from: Motorola Atrix 4G Android Phone (AT&T) (Wireless Phone)

    When I first saw the Atrix, I was mesmerized and had to wait a few months to get my hands on the phone. The specs of the Atrix is awesome and I have hope that the phone will live up to the promise that has been made. I have never used an Android phone before this one, but have used the Iphone since it came out and have the Iphone 4. I have used the Palm III, treo, BlackBerry ect… you get the point.

    What comes with the phone? You get the phone, USB cord, A wall plug and the HDMI cable, instruction manual and battery. Everything one need to step off into the Atrix Android world.

    One thing the iPhone user will notice that the Android software is more difficult to use. It may take a few hours just to get the basics down, but after the few hours a whole new world starts to open up. Unlike the Iphone who’s software is easy to operate, the more you learn about Android, the more powerful the phone becomes.

    Just a quick comparison Iphone 4 VS Atrix, the Iphone 4 display is way clearer and the screen is a little more responsive. The Artix has a user replaceable battery and the phone can be taken a part and fix for a lot less money than the Iphone. Now, I have never tried to take apart either phone, but the instructions and professional review of the taken down is on line.
    One thing I would like to say is that the finger print reader works very well.
    The world of Apps…
    In Apps, Apple wins. Not much else to say there. The Apps that I use mostly are iHeart Radio (does not work on Atrix), Scrabble (Not found on Android store), Farkle (Android has but quality is lacking), Bloomberg and Fox News.

    Wall Paper…
    Android leaves Apple in the dust. The active wall paper cannot be beat by apple, you can have multiple home screens with live wall paper. I love knowing the time, temperature and forcast. If you are like me, the Android system, cannot be beat.

    Ease of use…
    Apple is a lot simpler to use. Just like pen and paper is easy, but if you are in the computer world, than a pen and paper just won’t due, and this is where the Android system comes in. I cannot honestly say which system is best, Android or IOS. If you want simple, but lacking power, Iphone is the way. If you are a person who likes to play, Android is the choice.

    The display is bright and colorful, but the diplay is not nearly as nice as the iPhone 4. The lack luster display is noticed especially noticed when reading texts and PDFs.

    Camera and Flash:
    The camera takes pretty good pictures. The LED flash works really good. I was able to take a picture in a nearly dark room and the subject came out clear and in focus. The LED flash filled the entire room. As a side note, there is a forward facing camera. I have not used and more than likely won’t.

    Very loud and clear when using to make calls, talk radio and listening to music. It is a small speaker so you will not get a lot (if any) bass from this little speaker.

    Operating System:
    I have never used Android before, so I have ability to describe between the Android, the Moto Blur, and if ATT messed it up I can’t tell. The user of the Atrix must use the one app store that ATT backs, and the icon for the store comes preloaded. It would be nice to have more access to more stores, like Amazon, but if you get this phone, you are going to be stuck. The few apps that I have downloaded all seem to work fine and most of them were free. It would be nice it ATT did not pull the apple store garbage with this phone though.

    The Atrix comes loaded with lots of software, commonly known as bloatware, but you get a lot of it. The software that runs on the computer is called “Motorola Media Link”, this is kind of like “iTunes” in the sense that the Media Link software is a way for your computer to communicate with the Atrix. This nifty program will take you itunes music (Not DRM protected) and place the music on your new phone. You can also transfer your pod casts too. The Media Link is automatic and does not need to be messed with. I had no problems with the installation or use of the software. The Software is stored on your phone and will try to load on any computer that the Atrix is hooked up to.

    Some of the really things about the Atrix that I like is the Micro SD slot (32BG max) for added memory and the user can remove the battery without having to go find apple support. I was also able to keep my unlimited data package, although a lot of AT&T customers have not been so lucky. AT&T also offers their $5.00/ month warranty on the phone as compared to the Iphone, and you do not have to hook the phone up to a computer the first time you use it. You do need to sign up for a MOTO account, nut it only takes a few seconds and you are able to use you new cell phone…

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