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Motorola Atrix 4G

Motorola Atrix 4G

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78 Global Score
A good product that falls short of greatness.
78

A good product that falls short of greatness.

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The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

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"On its own, the $199 Motorola Atrix 4G is among the top phones in AT&T's lineup. Its bright and crisp screen, powerful processor, and fingerprint reader mark it as a remarkable Android phone. Likewise, the $499 Laptop Dock shows real innovation on the part of Motorola."
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78 Global Score
A good product that falls short of greatness.
78

A good product that falls short of greatness.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

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User Reviews

70
Alastair
A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition. - Engadget
90
pwalilko
It's got everything I could ask for in a phone.
90
DrewNL
Rooted with CyanogenMOD this phone really came to life. cm-7-20130201-NIGHTLY-olympusAll...read more
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Score Breakdown

 
80
Average Critic Score
 
80
Engadget
The Atrix 4G might be our favorite Android device that we've tested. It's got specs that run laps around most other devices. We're not saying the phone doesn't have its issues -- and we're really not big fans of Motorola's skinning -- but this is a powerhouse of a device in a sleek package.
 
80
CNET
The laptop dock is a decidedly cool (and pricey) feature, but the dual-core Motorola Atrix 4G has plenty to offer on its own. The smartphone packs speed and high-end features into a sleek package and earns its place at the top of AT&T's Android lineup.
 
80
Android Central
Until then [Ice Cream Sandwich] you'll have to be willing to put up with some random slowdowns and general weirdness every once in a while if you pick up the Atrix. Only you can decide if that's worth it.
 
70
Laptop Magazine
On its own, the $199 Motorola Atrix 4G is among the top phones in AT&T's lineup. Its bright and crisp screen, powerful processor, and fingerprint reader mark it as a remarkable Android phone. Likewise, the $499 Laptop Dock shows real innovation on the part of Motorola.
 
90
BGR
The ... ATRIX 4G is a very impressive product that brings an impressive set of accessories and peripherals to market. Looking at the phone specifically, it’s a feature-packed Android 2.2 device that has a vivid ... screen, and a screaming fast ... CPU making it the fastest phone in the market.
 
80
PC Mag
The Motorola Atrix could be the start of a revolution ... Hopefully, it isn't the end. The Atrix's bugs and frustrations, still numerous even with the latest OS update, mean it isn't a smartphone for beginners. But for the adventurous, the Atrix simply does what no other smartphone does.