We have so many choices for top ties smartphones, that it’s virtually impossible to decide, which is the best option, especially when we are short on money. Motorola is not shy of competing against Apple, HTC or Samsung and Atrix 2 aims to capitalize on the success recorded by Atrix 4G at CES 2011. It is slightly wider than the prequel, but that’s simply because the display has been enhanced from the standard 4 inch to a 4.3 one. In terms of quality, we will enjoy the same qHD screen that makes videos and images a pleasure to watch, although the 960 x 540 resolution doesn’t offer a better pixel density.
Surprising enough Atrix 2 doesn’t have the 1.2 GHz dual-core processor of Droid RAZR and instead will stick to the 1GHz model that used to power the prequel. Even though it is still a pleasant experience to navigate the web and run applications on it, Atrix 2 falls behind the latest smartphones, which it tries to outmatch. The camera has been upgraded to a massive 8 megapixel one, capable of shooting videos in 1080p HD, while the images it captures is crisp and vibrant. In terms of battery life, Atrix 2 is on par with most smartphones and if you need a device that will last the entire day, you’ve got it.
Motorola chose a more conservative design for its latest release, which is not necessarily bad, just a bit surprising if we are to consider their former gadgets. Given the fact that Atrix 2 is not a massive upgrade, it would be silly to recommend it as a replacement for those who own an Atrix 4G. On the other hand, if you have a less powerful device and your contract is about to end, consider it as your next smartphone, because at $100 it is a very good investment.