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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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"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

 
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Average user Score
 
80
rocknroll
04.24.12
I have it about 4 months and I should say It's Prefect.Cons:- did not support Any call recording app at all, due to Motorola hardware modifications as Developers saying in googlecodes or other forums. - Not compatible with too many apps. - and really Poor WiFi reception compared to other smartphones I've tested myself. (for example many HTC and samsung phones). getting away about 2 meters from routers causing loss of signal strength.- Very simple and weak blur Media Center when connecting HDMI. playing only 1 type of movie extension and too many file types not supported, not supporting screen mirroring (displaying the mobile interface over HDMI) unless rooting and using special apps made for this.Pros:- It has a very great feature "Fingerprint sensor" Enable unlocking it just by sliding finger over sensor this feature is still very unique and useful. - beauty blur GUI design but it's noting compared to sense by HTC. - useful 16GB internal storage also supporting external, I added a 32 GB ext.- Great screen quality, great design.- having noise cancellation, but I can't feel the difference myself compared to others that did not :)
 
30
Disspacebar
03.18.12
This phone was my first experience with Android. I was excited to try it out after having an iPhone for the longest time. I am sad to say that my thought on Android devices are negative now.The phone has progressively gotten worse over the past year. The responsiveness and fluidity of the apps and OS were in question from day one and now there is no question about them. They lag and are awful to deal with because of it. I'm not sure how many times apps force close when opened. The phone reboots weekly now, if not more. It usually decides to do so when my alarm goes off in the morning, when I am playing music, navigating the menu........hmmm....just realized I am describing "anytime it wants to".I liked the idea of having a phone that would allow me to do anything and everything I want as supposed to being "locked down" by the iPhone like some people I know have described the difference between iPhones and Android phones. Now I don't care if I am "locked down" because I know my phone will be reliable.
 
80
techfreaksol
01.07.12
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - Engadget
 
90
lycanthrope7
12.29.11
When I first read a review of this phone from the US, I couldn't wait until it was released in Australia. I went and got it as soon as it was available and I'm still 100% happy with my choice. Now I make all my iPhone owning friends jealous with what my phone can do that theirs can't. My only complaint is the battery life, but I invested in a portable rechargeable battery that I can plug into my phone via the USB port and charge it on the go. Under normal circumstances, I get about 6 hours out of the battery, provided I'm not using it too much. With the portable charger, I can double that.
 
90
NoNameAtAll
12.27.11
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
 
70
zcommander
12.26.11
android still needs to mature.. on a dual core device, it should at least run smoothly, if not fly, but i still find myself rebooting the device, taking the battery off, often.
 
100
Mazhh
12.23.11
A gadget unicorn - Engadget
 
90
Lizarddean
11.24.11
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
 
80
fechy
11.16.11
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - Engadget
 
70
mthomas1262
10.20.11
A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition. - Engadget