Atrix HD

The Motorola Atrix HD (see our review), which was officially announced last week, is now available on AT&T. If you haven't kept up-to-date on the latest iteration in the Atrix family, the Atrix HD packs:

  • Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
  • 1.5GHz dual-core processor
  • 4.5-inch 1280 x 720 HD display
  • 8GB on-board storage
  • Expandable microSD slot
  • 8MP rear-camera
  • 1.3MP front-facing camera

You can find the Atrix HD online or in AT&T stores for $99 with a new 2-year contract. It's a solid device and for $99 is a great deal if you're looking for a good specs but don't want to shell out $199. If you plan to pick one up or have thoughts about it already, we'd love to hear from you in the Motorola Atrix HD Forum

 

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Motorola Atrix HD available from AT&T today for $99

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well more like you and the stock-android die hard community don't care, but you're still a very small portion of the market...a very loud small portion, but a small portion none the less.

We Nexus owners are a proud people. And we SLAY! - Anyways, I hope this phone does great esp at this price. Sadly with the ONE X around I don't see that happening.

Is slay the latest replacement for rock in this day n' age or is that just a Nexus owner thing?
I'd pick it up over the OneX, mostly due to expandable storage and a separate SD card slot, there's really no other advantage one has over the other to me. The SD card is a biggie though, I've got way too much I use way too often on this thing.

Yeah, it's an okay phone if you don't care about NFC/Google Wallet, or Webtop, which was the Atrix line's defining and differentiating feature. And if you don't care about your phone being locked down and seeing perhaps 1 update its entire life. $99 is a great price to set it at since it's lacking in those areas.

You're just counting up features you don't even care about to downplay it aren't you? Lets be honest as long as that locked bootloader is in the mix, you still wouldn't buy it. Even if it had webtop and lapdock functionality, and they were selling it for $50 with a complementary guide to eternal youth you still wouldn't care would you?
Not even gonna touch that update comment.
Personally if I were on AT&T I'd walk right past the OneX to this for two reasons; expandable storage and the fact I wouldn't need to buy stupid dongle to output HDMI.

I love the hardware, especially when compared to the SGSIII and OneX, but this thing is locked, the camera is a fairly big downgrade from what I've seen from early users, and the amount of support for this device on Rootz/XDA will probably be awful. Also, you can already get a like-new or even NIB OneX for under $450 already. One on Swappa sold under a month ago for $365. Don't see a pull on this on release for $99/$450.

Shame, I love the design of this phone so much, I'll probably look at it again in 4-6 weeks to see current pricing and community efforts.

Well yeah the camera blows, that's a given when it's a Motorola. They put extra effort into call quality, and for some reason secretly want all your photos to look like some sort of filter experiment gone wrong. I remember when the Droid3 came out seeing pictures of my apartment looking like there was a blue filter in front of the lens when they were taken. I don't expect the subpar camera aspect to change till well after Google starts pulling strings, but who knows how well that'll go down.

On the otherhand I think it'll get all the necessary support it needs as far as I'm concerned. I've never had the urge to flash a new ROM every day of the week, but that's probably because I've only got one phone and I need it to work at all times. As long as it has the basics for root access, fast boot files etc etc I'm happy, but that's just me.

It's Samsung that only does one update. The original Atrix was upgraded plenty of times. It started with Froyo, was upgraded to Gingerbread, had a few Gingerbread builds (3 or 4 I think), and will be upgraded to ICS.

The best part of the phone is that it has HSPA+ and LTE so you're pretty sure to get data almost anywhere in the US and you can roam abroad. The 8GB sucks, but the ICS and microSD slot make up for it. It'll be interesting to see if it gets updated to JB now that it's under Google especially with the locked bootloader.

Not that it matters much, but it looks like the phone is already being discounted to $49 - http://www.all4glte.com/motorola-atrix-hd-4g-phone-att-launches-only-49/

Still only dual core no quard core? Well ok then. Gonna be rocking my galaxy s3 and one x international then. So no need to import any phone from America to Germany yet. Besides the skyrocket I took over from the US when I moved to Germany. I waiting for something cool. 99 is a better price tag for America I guess. No comparison to 1 Euro galaxy s3 and one x with 2 year contract like here on a 40 Euro plan. But Motorola phones normally always pretty good quality.

Until LTE plays nice with a quad core, yes we'll get dual core. But honestly does it matter that much? The S4 chip is more than enough, and honestly you get great battery life with it.

lol at anyone complaining about dual-core, especially the S4. I doubt that almost anyone who complains has real world experience with both and/or even know what the actual performance differences would be in everyday use. It's almost as pathetic as when people complain that their desktop has 8GB of RAM and not 16.

It's a phone, you're not running Skyrim or Crysis on the damn thing.

edit: typo

Do I hear jealousy? And now people try to play the fact of that they just don't only get dual core for overpriced few hundred dollars on 2 year contracts when u get quard core for a Euro in Europe. Lol I love it how they try to defend something that can't be with a clear mind be defended. And yes I know they differncec between the quard core and dual core. I score a 6100 on the quard core s3 on the dual core only like 4600 so yeah difference between them specially the price for being unbranded and without simlock and bloatware. 1 Euro well you go ahead pay overpriced for dual core branded simlock phone lol

I picked my white one today! I have been debating the HTC OneX and GS3 for quite some time. This phone appeared to combine the best of both worlds for me and it was lighter on my pocketbook.

Pros
1. It has great build quality. Not as sexy as the OneX but much better than the GS3.
2. It has the same S4 processor.
3. A beautiful screen. GS3 owners should be jealous. For me it's hard to tell the difference with the HTC OneX.
4. Expandable memory. I have a 32GB card in it now.
5. Benchmarks are on par if not higher than some on the OneX and GS3
6. A dedicated HDMI out port.
7. I also have to agree with Jerry about the nearly pure ICS experience. The few UI tweaks are the best I have seen so far.
8. For a limited time at&t gives you a Motorola Car Dock for free. It's built specifically for this phone and it's worth at least $40.
9. I really like the Circles app and the information it provides.
10. The rear speaker is the best I have heard on any phone period! It's a beast.
11. There is a setting for the video camera that is for concerts. I'm looking forward to trying this out. I see a lot of live music and every Android phone I have used the audio is so distorted I can't watch the video. I'm looking forward to seeing how this performs. I'll try it out this weekend.
12. Speaking of sound, calls sound great.
13. I really enjoy swiping up on some of the apps to get a quick look at calls, messages, calendar, etc..

Cons
1. Sealed battery like the OneX. I was aware and already keep chargers in the car, at home and at work.
2. It gets quite hot if you are doing a lot of work.
3. It's easy to cover the camera with your finger.
4. The camera isn't up to par with the HTC OneX, GS3, or iPhone4s.
5. There is wasted real estate around the bezel. A larger screen or smaller form factor could have been used. I'm a big guy at 6'2 so it fits me perfectly.

I'll update more if I find anything else I like or dislike.