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Motorola Atrix review

Can this be the phone that brings back Moto's Razr effect?

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The back of the Motorola Atrix boasts of the camera's capabilities with a not-too-subtle 'HD Video' badge.

When it comes to shooting video, it doesn't disappoint either. The quality – either playing back on the Atrix or blown up on a large HD TV – is equally as stunning. In good light, it looks brilliant. Lower light is passable, though susceptible to a little noise.

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Helpfully, you can enable the LED flash to help you in darker conditions, but the illumination only works if you're filming something that's close up. If you're filming, say, a large room, the light doesn't stretch more than a few inches, so you'll still have some lighting issues.

As with the still camera, there are some scene modes that you can use to assist in your shooting (Everyday, Outdoors and Concert) and again, you can use effects to change the video to black and white if you wish.

You can also shoot video on various modes from QVGA right up to 720p (which is set by default).

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One nice touch is that when you select a video, if you'd like to send it by MMS, the Atrix asks if you'd like to resize it so it will fit within the size limit, and then fires up some video editing software.

This is helpful because the HD videos are huge compared to the 300KB or so limit that mobile networks impose, so it's a necessary feature that's sometimes overlooked.

Tech Specs

Product TypeSmartphone
Network BandQuad Band
Input MethodTouchscreen
TouchscreenYes
BluetoothYes
Wireless LANYes
USBYes
Contract TypeSIM-free
Maximum Memory Card Size Supported32 GB
Built-in Memory16 GB
Built-in FlashYes
Memory Card SlotYes
Cellular Data Connectivity TechnologyGPRS, EDGE, HSDPA, HSUPA
GPS ReceiverYes
Multi-SIM SupportedNo
Near Field CommunicationNo
Integrated TV TunerNo
Cellular Generation3.5G
Cellular Network SupportedGSM 850, GSM 900, GSM 1800, GSM 1900, WCDMA 850, WCDMA 900, WCDMA 1900, WCDMA 2100
Rear Camera Resolution5 Megapixel
Number of SIM Card Supported1
Front CameraYes
Memory Card SupportedmicroSD
Phone StyleBar
ColourBlack
Operating SystemAndroid
Brand NameMotorola
Battery Talk Time8.83 Hour
Product ModelAtrix
Screen Size10.2 cm (4")
Screen Resolution540 x 960
Touchscreen TypeCapacitive
Weight (Approximate)135 g
Maximum Video Resolution1920 x 1080
Processor ManufacturerARM
Bluetooth StandardBluetooth 2.1
Operating System VersionAndroid 2.2 Froyo
Messaging TypeSMS (Short Message Service), MMS (Multi-media Messaging Service), Email, Instant Messaging
USB StandardUSB 2.0
Height117.8 mm
Width63.5 mm
Depth11 mm
Radio TunerNo
Battery Standby Time400 Hour
ManufacturerMotorola, Inc
Product NameAtrix Smartphone
Processor Speed1 GHz
Processor TypeCortex
Screen TypeLCD
Sensor TypeDigital Compass, Accelerometer, Proximity Sensor, Ambient Light Sensor
Manufacturer Part NumberSM3013AW2R8
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.motorola.com/uk
Marketing Information

MOTOROLA ATRIX 4G gives you dual-core processing power and the revolutionary webtop application. With webtop and a compatible Motorola docking station, sold separately, you can surf the Internet with a full Firefox browser, create and edit docs, or access multimedia on a large screen almost anywhere.