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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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> In reply to Juan @ 2012-08-02 22:59 from QXbj - click to readWhen it well come.

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  • 2012-08-03 13:50
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> In reply to shashi @ 2012-08-02 14:11 from YTJL - click to readYes ir is just wait for ir to be released.

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  • 2012-08-02 22:59
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> In reply to MattyP @ 2012-05-09 18:15 from S6%F - click to readHey it's a great bargain, be happy mate. I've had mine since last year and it's the best phone in the world in my opinion for the total specs and cost.

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  • 2012-08-02 21:48
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If you totally power down your Atrix it will recharge faster, mine takes a little over an hour to fully charge from 0 .

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  • 2012-08-02 21:41
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is this upgradebal to ics ?

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  • 2012-08-02 14:11
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> In reply to Usman Ghani @ 2012-04-20 11:32 from y@@E - click to readyup you can. motorola mentioned q3 in their release.

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  • 2012-07-28 05:22
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is this phone is available in india? Thanks

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  • 2012-07-27 12:26
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> In reply to Newbie @ 2012-06-02 10:30 from 3Edb - click to readchange The automatic display brightness to manual,because it drains your battery.

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  • 2012-07-13 11:45
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nice phone makes blackberry look like a entry level nokia

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  • 2012-07-03 15:43
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> In reply to sani @ 2012-06-29 12:24 from PDTa - click to readi use this phone about 1 year
atrix is very fast and run heavy game very well

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  • 2012-06-29 20:07
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> In reply to Yuvaraj @ 2012-06-28 11:56 from NH$j - click to readgood news but still very slow

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  • 2012-06-29 12:24
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