Motorola ATRIX 2 MB865 - user opinions and reviews

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For those of you having problems with lag due to the ICS update, I highly recommend flashing the available cyanogenmod rom for this phone. You get the latest Android version available, and the phone runs a lot better.

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  • 2014-10-18 22:31
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It has been a solid phone for over 3 years. It has noticeable lag and hangs/crashes now, probably due to ICS upgrade, age, or AVG. The ICS upgrade with AT&T tools is a likely cause. It had very competitive cpu/features/functions at the time I bought it, and most importantly had no significant weak points. I am having a hard time finding a modern replacement with a similar competitive placement. My priorities are : stability, phone, wifi, speed, flexible storage (e.g. sd card), flexible connectivity (e.g. transfer, usb, hdmi), music, camera, compass, removable battery, and FM radio. It has really fulfilled these priorities, but it is getting a little twitchy and is missing some recent frequencies and protocols. Battery life has been okay, but not great. I have liked the fairly clean desktop design. The new phones (10/2014) seem to always have something important missing (sd card, removable battery, FM radio), or one of the components is poor (camera, phone reception, desktop design).
I am looking to upgrade to get more memory, storage, speed, and new sensors (barometer/altimeter, NFC, ...), but I don't want to lose one of the basic features that this phone has provided so well.

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  • 2014-10-13 20:34
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I'm using the Asian version. ICS 4.0.4. My phone lags a lot. it's been lagging for months ( i think it might be from the point i updated it to ICS, though I'm not sure). I thought it was normal for it to lag as I've been using it since 2 years. But reading everyone else' opinion i think its only me facing the problem. Any help would be appreciated! Thanks!

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  • 2014-10-11 22:06
  • wiRN
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This beast just refuses to die. Dropped it from the first floor, dropped it from a moving bus. Dunked in a pipe water attached to a 1HP motor and the Atrix 2 just wont die and the screen isnt even scratched. The sound got a wee bit distorted. But I rooted and managed to upgrade it to 4.4.4 KitKat and Dual booting JB.
Wow what a beast. 2 1/2 years and running strong with upto 36-40 hrs of battery life. Iphones and Samsungs just cant beat it. The body case looks dull but I can live with that. More then delighted with the specs and the build.

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  • 2014-10-06 12:24
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Same here. A solid build. Have been using it for over 2 years now.

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  • 2014-09-29 09:22
  • tUaH
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Its been 2½ years and its still my favourite phone. Truly built to last.

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  • 2014-09-25 11:32
  • vbM8
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I have the problem with charging the phone.When i charge the phone with a cable than is max 10-20%..
Direct charge batery with wall charger is o.k. 10%.
Where in E.U. i can repair a phone in a under waranty..?

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  • 2014-09-24 21:35
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> In reply to Atrix2 @ 2014-08-02 08:59 from uuCc - click to readYes it rocks....indeed......I have been using it for 2 years now...awesome phone!

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  • 2014-09-06 10:57
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> In reply to jeypi121984 @ 2014-08-27 16:23 from v0qx - click to readit can be done manually but u need to get the code from the service provider the phone is locked to for free or u can buy the code online.Without the code,u won't be able to unlock it.Good luck,but remember,if u try to unlock it with the wrong code for numerous attempts it will lock and it will make it to be more difficult to unlock it.

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  • 2014-09-05 17:56
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> In reply to Emmakibs @ 2014-08-24 13:22 from NwIH - click to readYou can use PDA.Net App for USB Tethering, see more at: http://pdanet.co/

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  • 2014-09-03 23:16
  • LT69
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im having problems in simlock.. any way to unlock it manually?

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  • 2014-08-27 16:23
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> In reply to val @ 2014-08-24 03:42 from 7Xut - click to readYes,it has smart actions :)

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  • 2014-08-25 23:03
  • Nr7S
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i cant connect to mobile hotspot and usb tethering help me please,

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  • 2014-08-24 13:22
  • NwIH
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i cant connect to mobile hotspot and usb tethering help me please,

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  • 2014-08-24 13:19
  • NwIH
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my razr is just dead! just dead! huhu..
i would like to know if this phone has smartactions? i really love it!

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  • 2014-08-24 03:42
  • 7Xut
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> In reply to Anonymous @ 2014-07-30 16:58 from t7Xh - click to readOpen setting than data usage in that you will see data connection

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  • 2014-08-18 08:50
  • fCxi
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> In reply to ATrix2 @ 2014-06-15 06:32 from IEix - click to readHello...

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  • 2014-08-11 23:23
  • YQPs
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Highly underrated phone, capable of a lot more then it was meant for. Go ahead and root it as advised on XDA website.
Mine has undergone a lot of stress test and now running ParanoidAndroid 4.4 [ROM][4.4.4] SMOOTH
Just remember to take backup as soon as you root it and install BMM 0.3.4 Boot Menu Manager for dual booting options

Atrix 2 ROCKS!

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  • 2014-08-02 08:59
  • uuCc
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Samsung S2 2years then been using Atrix 2, 3 years.
A2 is more solid in built for out door activities such as hiking. Less worry if fall down.
High end product with mid range cost.
Best is that, at certain altitude or cold temperature camera use will be difficult due to unresponsive screen, A2 has button to click.
Dead pixel (annoying) happened when temperature change. KEEP IN THE FREEZER .
Drama crazy like me, A2 best. Its less hot and not freezing.
At certain stage, audio lost (irritating). Switch off and turn on again. Hope there is a way ...
LOVE MOTO!

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  • 2014-07-31 11:50
  • IVNk
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how can i turn on the data connect to atrix 2 mqb865? dis is the 1st time i use motorola,pls help

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  • 2014-07-30 16:58
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