Motorola Atrix 4G Hands-On [video]

Wadup wadup! We’ve got our hands on a new toy all the way from the US of A! It’s the recently launched device from Motorola, the Atrix 4G.

Before anything else, here’s a brief look at the specs.
– Tegra 2-powered dual-core CPU
– 4-inch, 960 x 540 display
– 1GB of RAM
– 1930mAh battery
– Android 2.2

First of all, screen size comparison with the iPhone 4 and the Nokia E7. The 4″ on the Atrix definitely looks better than the other two although colour is not as vibrant as the E7 and contrast not as high as the iPhone’s Retina Display but overall the Atrix’s 960 x 540 capacitive touchscreen which is also made out of Corning’s Gorilla Glass is considered a ‘damn good’ screen for most of the users.

With the large qHD screen, more things can actually get squeezed out from the display, which is good. Browser is as good as one can expect. Fast loading, no problem even if you scroll the screen faster than a bullet train, lol cos the device is powered with a blazing 1GHz dual core CPU and 1GB of DDR2 RAM, which is by the way, the first smartphone in the world to have a dual core CPU. The browser supports Flash as well, to those interested to know.

So is the Atrix 4G thin enough to slice vegetables? No. At 117.75 x 63.5 x 10.95 mm, it is 1.65mm thicker than the iPhone 4 though it is thinner than the Nokia E7 by 2.5mm but then again the latter has a slide out keyboard. The size of the Atrix 4G is considered not too big and not too small either. Fits nicely in the pocket.

One of the ‘super powers’ of this ‘Super Hero’ is the ability to run at lightning speeds! Nah kidding. Well, it has got this fingerprint sensor at the top of the back cover which also acts as an on-off button. So if you feel like a tech savvy person whom is tired of the usual horizontal swiping of the screen to unlock the phone, you can slide your finger (the one you use to poke your friends on Facebook) across the finger print sensor and it will eventually unlock the device! Whoa.

So basically the Atrix runs well and does exactly what other Android devices do. Don’t think it will be made available here in Malaysia anytime soon but hey, you got friends staying in the States? Just curious.

Watch this video below for more awesome stuff.

  • Actually, the first smart phone to have a dual core processor is not the Motorola Atrix 4G, but it’s actually the LG Optimus 2x a.k.a LG P-990.