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The motorola atrx is THE WORST cell i ever owned. Can't wait till my eligibility is available. The cell keeps NO charge, the ad is fasle. The screen freezes, the programs freeze. And issues with syncing & losing contacts. Rite now me typing my curser and pointer are in different locations...be warned.

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  • 2012-10-13 14:54
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I have a motorola atrix for a little over a year and I am on my 4th one. I do not drop my phone or rough house with it but it has turned into a nightmare. The first one I had I lost but had no problems. When I got my replacement it has been one non stop problem after the next. I am ready to throw it somewhere. Now as far as for the power of the phone and all the features it is great. Running multiple applications and doing multiple things the phone is great. But now I am up to my 4th replacement phone (three were warranty replacements) for this reason. After the after a few weeks to a month the phone starts shutting off and shutting back on by itself. This cycle has repeated for up to six hours and drove me crazy. I thought is might have been something I downloaded so I did a virus scan and came up clean. I did a factory reset and erased everything in the phone and it did not help.

Then I got my next Atrix. It started out good for two months and then the problem started again. I just got my 3rd warranty replacement and here we go again. Me At&t are going to have a problem if they send me this phone again. I have been a customer for 13 years I think I deserve better than them sending me the same phone with software issues that they have not worked out. Oh by the way the second warranty replacement kept having modem failure. That message would come up on the motorola screen when emblem came up when you powered the phone on. Which I was told was a problem that came up from time to time. When it did come all the way on, it would cycle on and off. When the phone works it is great, but when these problems start to arise it's horrible. I spoke to an at&t employee and he told me the first Atrix was not a good product. He said the second one was much better. Here's hoping at&t finally makes right with me and sends the Atrix 2.

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  • 2012-09-27 22:54
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I have had this phone for about a year, it started off well but began to crash and freeze at least twice a week after a couple of months. Also a 1cm strip of the touchscreen has recently decided to become unresponsive! And as far as the battery life goes, you should not have to buy other batteries to boost the life of a phone, and if you dont thisne will last for about a day tops without another charge if you want it to still be on the next morning! I bought this phone with a two year contract and its lasted half of that, not good enough!! Buy something from sony or rim, better design

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  • 2012-09-23 03:45
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After owning a Motorola years ago and thinking that the hardware was nice but the software let it down too much I gave in a bought a Defy. The Defy is a great little phone from a hardware perspective(bar a few problems with dodgy earpieces), but again, not good software... I then for some reason bought an Atrix hearing it was going to get ICS. Yet again. Good, but not great, phone hardware a buggy installation of Android. Should have learned... Still no ICS.. And now I'm hearing bad things about other Motorola ICS updates, I don't have high expectations.. Google really needs to whip Motorola's development team into shape. It'll continue to be a waste of innovative hardware if they don't. Having said that, I'm just about to take apart my Atrix to see if I can fix the defective headphone jack...

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  • 2012-09-22 21:34
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Battery sucks hard!!! That is all!! Love the phone!!

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  • 2012-09-21 14:41
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> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-09-19 17:05 from p3Lt - click to readprobably never.

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  • 2012-09-20 10:16
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ICS when?

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  • 2012-09-19 17:05
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> In reply to Reid @ 2012-09-11 13:14 from qJXe - click to readhi. where did you buy the battery from; can you post the link;

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  • 2012-09-17 08:26
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> In reply to asante @ 2012-08-26 23:09 from fsWr - click to readatrix2 is zero it cannot switch automatically from wifi to internet u cannot find the contact easily it takes time

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  • 2012-09-12 11:46
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Great phone, great specs, but not so easy on the eyes with all the bulk.

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  • 2012-09-12 04:01
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This phone is great, I've had it for almost a year and it's still going strong. It's about as powerful as the iPhone 4 processor-wise, and it has a better camera with the trade-off of a less dense screen. The durability of this phone is astounding. I've dropped it at LEAST 30 times, and the only sign of dropping it is a few scratches here and there. I'm actually pretty sure the cheap case I bought at the mall put more damage to my phone than dropping/normal use has. It's a pretty great phone, and the battery life is awesome too. I plan on getting the HD when my contract expires instead of the iPhone 4S or 5, because having the freedom of the Android OS just makes everything easier with customization, and I really do love the Swype function, it makes one-handed typing so much easier. The only thing you need to make sure you do is get a large SD card, I think it supports up to 16GB, because the delete game isn't very much fun, and the phone won't operate very efficiently when it has low memory...it actually gets really annoying with its pop-ups. The LED light on the front is a neat feature too, but I guess most Android phones have those; same with blackberry's. Overall, love the phone, wouldn't want anything else, it's perfect.

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  • 2012-09-11 13:14
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great reviw ..thank u man..

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  • 2012-09-08 21:42
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Ive owned this phone since it came out in Feb 2011. It is a very powerful phone packed with tons of features. The battery life on the standard battery is pretty good, but what I did was purchase 3 super extended batteries on ebay for $15 with charger. So now I get 26 hours of battery life per super battery, or 78 hours in total. Thats over 3 days of battery life at full brightness with GPS, WIFI, cell data, and location data all enabled! If I shut the phone off while sleeping, the battery loses almost no charge at all, so in an emergency, I could get over a week and a few days of battery life with those 3 super batteries and shutting down the phone while sleeping. The dual core CPU is very good, especially with the nice Tegra2 GPU from nvidia. Certain THD games take advantage of that special GPU to add awesome effects to the games that couldnt have them otherwise like nice water effects, reflections, chrome, particle effects and advanced physics. The phone has an external memory card slot, so I was able to stick in a 32GB memory stick for added storage. The camera is good enough to take pics of important documents, locations, names, etc, but as a photographer I would never use it for serious phototography needs.. never use a cellphone camers for real photography, just get a nice DSLR and your good. But with that assumption in place, and knowing that the image quality is not great, the live preview updates at nearly 60fps on screen. what that means is there is no hand-eye-focus lag that even the iphone 4s suffers from. That traditional lag is an annoyance where your hand and eyes are ready to take a picture but your cellphone is still adjusting the screen and moving around slowly like its trying to run through a pool of molasses. This Atrix cellphone camera does not suffer from that lag, so you have the freedom to move and take a photo instantly. It feels good even though the photo quality in the end is not that great. So what else is that good for? Some apps and games use the camera to project 3D objects and elements ontop of the live footage on screen. For those games and apps, the Atrix will feel very smooth and fluid where other phones including the iphone 4s feel very sluggish.

The HDMI output is near useless. I can use it to view photos or video on TV. It cannot show the phone, apps or games on TV (no mirror mode). You can purchase a laptop dock (or hack your phone into pretending its inside the dock) and then the phone runs 1 CPU to control a full laptop mode and at the same time the other CPU runs the rest of the phone. So you have access to a full Firefox browser with full Flash player, but only half the CPU resources, so it starts to lag. A better approach would have been to just go with a full mirror mode.

The fingerprint reader is awesome but its only easy to use it with the regular battery and regular battery case.

This phone has 1GB of RAM, so it can run many apps at once without crashing and without slowing down. I can seamlessly be playing a game, then goto the browser, then goto another app and then a different game and back to the original game with no problem at all. I think any phone today with problems crashing probably just needs more RAM.

I was able to easily unlock and root this phone so I could remove any of the default APPs and widgets that Motorola and ATT tried to lock in. With those apps removed, my phone boots faster, shuts down in 2 seconds and the battery life is a little longer.

Back to the battery life...
For years now many people have been trying to blame battery life on various things like background data, WIFI, Flash player, apps that wont close.. Well for the past year and a half I have monitored the Android battery details and the #1 use of the phone's battery is the display screen itself! roughly 40% of a cellphone's battery will be spent powering on the screen. So if you want more battery time on an existing battery, lower your brightness and see how much longer you get. The next battery hog is Cell Standby at 38%! So if you really need to make your battery last longer, put it in airplane mode and lower the brightness... thats almost 80% of the battery life saved! My games use up a mere 6% of battery life. The OS and music take up 4% combined. Wifi takes up 4% battery. And remember Mr Jobs saying that Flash is a battery hog?? Flash and my Android browser used up exactly 3% of my battery! Wow! He was way off on that lie, since he thought it would kill a phone's battery.

Anyway, this phone is great! Things I wish it had? HDMI mirror, physical keyboard, game pad controls, Quad core CPU, Tegra3 or Tegra4 GPU, USB compatability with keyboards and mice (without needing to use the dock).

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  • 2012-09-07 19:00
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> In reply to hossam abdalla @ 2012-08-30 15:44 from fv{I - click to readthe phone is very good ,. i used it for around 1 year . and battery life is great

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  • 2012-09-06 21:15
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Does that phone has any known issues ?! And what about the battery stands for long time or not !?

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  • 2012-08-30 15:44
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Does that mobile has any known issues ?!
And what about the battery stands for a long time or sucks !?

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  • 2012-08-30 02:28
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Maybe we should wait until they use that extra space to bump up the battery......again.

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  • 2012-08-28 06:33
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what is the difference between atrix and atrix 2

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  • 2012-08-26 23:09
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> In reply to Bullet @ 2012-08-05 12:39 from fXcK - click to readRoot and flash a custom rom :)

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  • 2012-08-06 03:16
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How do you upgrade your version of android the spesifications for the phones says it's possible to upgrade from 2.2 to 2.3 ( Gingerbread)

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  • 2012-08-05 12:39
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