Motorola Atrix HD: Slimmer, Stronger, Smarter

The Motorola Atrix HD is the first Android phone from Motorola after it has been become a Google subsidiary. This smartphone is not that much different from other phones that Motorola released before its acquisition by Google. This phone is unbelievably thin and made with KEVLAR, a component that is strong enough and ensures the splash resistance. The ATRIX HD is coupled with SMARTACTIONS, a app that can help you a lot by reminding you to charge the phone, adjusting the power usage based on your confirmation and many more user-defined actions which are triggered by time or location information. The measurements of this phone are as follows – 5.26 inches tall by 2.75 inches wide and only 0.43 inch thick. Thus it stays effortlessly in a pocket or small parse.

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What is KEVLAR?

According to Motorola, Kevlar is a name of material that is found in high-end speedboats, bulletproof jackets, and bicycle tires etc. This material is five times stronger than steel. Using Kevlar on a phone seems a bit surprising but you will like its soft-touch surface. The remaining part of the phone’s body is plastic, which is a slight downgrade from the Droid Razr’s high-quality feel.

The Motorola Atrix HD comes with two colors, one is ‘Modern White’ and another is ‘Titanium’. As current Android phones lack any physical buttons, the Atrix HD too follows the trend. Instead of buttons you will get three virtual buttons namely back, home, and recent apps.


Check the specification below:


OS Android 4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
Chipset Qualcomm MSM8960 Snapdragon
CPU Dual-core 1.5 GHz Krait
GPU Adreno 225
  • Type: TFT capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
  • Size: 720 x 1280 pixels, 4.5 inches (~326 ppi pixel density)
  • Multitouch: Yes
  • Protection:
    • Touch sensitive controls
    • MOTOBLUR UI with Live Widgets
    • Color-boost
  • Primary: 8 MP, 3264×2448 pixels, autofocus, LED flash
  • Secondary: 1.3 MP with 720p HD video capture
  • Features: Geo-tagging, image stabilization
  • Video: 1080p@30fps
  • Music player: Google Play Music
  • Supported formats: AAC, AAC+, AAC+ Enhanced,
    AMR NB, AMR WB, MIDI, MP3, WAV, WMA v10, WMA v9
  • Create music playlists: Yes
  • Alert types: Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • 3.5mm jack: Yes
  • Internal memory storage: Up to 8GB
  • Expandable memory storage: Up to 32GB
  • Memory format: microSD
  • RAM: 1GB
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot
Java Yes, via Java MIDP emulator
Bluetooth Yes, v4.0 with A2DP, LE, EDR
Data Port Yes, microUSB v2.0
  • Capacity: 1780 mAh (embedded)
  • Talk time: Up to 9 hours
  • Standby Time: Up to 8.5 days
Color Modern White, Titanium
Sensors Accelerometer, proximity, compass
Dimension 133.5 x 69.9 x 8.4 mm
Weight 140 g


The 1.5GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor is the heart of Atrix HD. Previously, we have seen that this processor had been used in HTC One X and the Samsung Galaxy S 3. Both were top rated devices as per our benchmark. Android games such as World of Goo and Osmos HD run smoothly in Motorola Atrix HD as expected. Motorola has used 1780 mAh battery which ensures the delivery of up to 9 hours of talk time. Needless to mention that in this phone brighter display or apps or games are not going to make the phone switched off sooner due to low power.

Buy Link & Price Comparison:


AT&T $449.99 (No Commitment price)
Amazon $243.95
BestBuy $49.99 (new 2-year contract)


  • Fast Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor.
  • Excellent, high-resolution display.
  • Surprisingly strong spec sheet.
  • Affordable, but not cheaply made.


  • Encouragement design.
  • Camera is below average.
  • Battery drains quickly.

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Source: Motorola

Courtesy: PCworld

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Forman Forhad is a Staff Writer at TheTechJournal. He is a Physics Graduate. Forhad covers tech products and industry news. Follow him on Twitter And Google+.

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