Monday, January 9, 2012

Motorola Atrix 2: Review and a Comparison with the Galaxy SII

Through this article, The Moto Atrix 2 will be represented as A, and the Galaxy SII as G.

       This weekend I went to San Jose, I hopes of picking up my first Dual- Core phone. One sleeper-phone that caught my eye was the Motorola Atrix 2.

It was very modestly priced, at $19.99 with a 2-year contract on ATT. Stealing all the attention from the Atrix 2, was the Samsung Galaxy S2. I compared the specifications, the only advantage was the Galaxy S2's faster processor, only by .2 Gigahertz. I thought to myself, is .2 Ghz worth my extra $179.99?
Price had become a main selling point with the Atrix 2.

Score: A-1 G-0

The Atrix 2 has a Texas Instruments Dual Core processor clocked at 1.0 GHz. The Samsung Galaxy S2 has a nVidia Tegra 2 Chipset running at 1.2~1.5 GHz (depends on which carrier.

Score: A-1 G-1

Operating System:
They also seemed to be running the same version of Android OS, 2.3.5. 

Score: A-1 G-1

Form Factor:
The Galaxy SII is thinner, but feels unnatural to the hand. The rubberized and curved contours on the Atrix 2 make for a much more ergonomic using experience.

Score: A-2 G-1

Both phones have similar camera specs, but the Galaxy SII takes better pictures at night.

Score: A-2 G-2

Motorola has upped it's game with the redesigned Motoblur UI. In my opinion, this beats Samsung's Fisherprice UI.

Score: A-2 G-2

Altough the Galaxy SII uses a Super Amoled Plus display, which has a very nice contrast, the Atrix 2 is no slacker. The Atrix 2 is using a qHD display which has a 20% resolution advantage on the Galaxy SII.

Galaxy SII (Left) Atrix (Right)

Score: A-3 G-2

Winner: Motorola Atrix 2
Both phones were a hair away from being superior, but the Atrix 2 delivers the most potent formula for it's price point.

3 comments: said...

i wish bionic have unlock bootloader like the atrix

Feathers said...

I love the Atrix 2 but it has that Google spyware stuff in it 0_o.

Birdman said...

Wow the Atrix 2 was only 20 bucks?!

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