Motorola Atrix (Model: MB860) Specifications and information
|Motorola Atrix alternatives |
|Very powerful smartphone with interesting docking capabilities. Motorola is offering an "HD" dock that has HDMI, 3 USB ports, and audio-output to allow the Atrix to be connect to any HDMI screen as well as a mouse and keyboard. Connecting the Atrix to the HD dock, or Laptop style dock (with it's own screen and keyboard) allows the users to access a Linux environment and full Firefox browser. The potential for convergence here is interesting as the device will not only be able to record and play 1080p video, but also function as a makeshift desktop computing device. This is definitely a phone to keep your eye on.|
Motorola Atrix Specifications
|CPU||Nvidia Tegra2 (Dual Cortex A9)|
|CPU speed||1000 Mhz|
|Graphics||Nvidia ULP GeForce|
|Display Size||4.0" 640 X 960|
||Soft (Finger) Touch|
|Weight (Minimum)||135gm / 0.3 pounds|
Line-out / Headphone (3.5mm)|
SDHC slot (Micro)
|Wireless Interfaces||802.11 b/g/n|
HSPA (7.2/5.1 Mb/s)
|Additional||A-GPS (Internet Assisted)|
Ambient light sensor
Camera 5.0MP Auto-Focus
Front and rear cameras
Google Play Store access
Voice (Cellular) Capability
|Optional Specs and Accessories (can vary)|
|Docking station||*Specifications can vary|
Motorola Atrix alternatives
|Samsung Galaxy Nexus, 4.7 inch, 135 grams (0.3 lbs)|
The Samsung Galaxy Nexus is similar in form to the Samsung Nexus S. Both phones have curved Super AMOLED displays, but the Galaxy Nexus uses a substantially higher resolution (800x480 vs. 1280x720) and a larger display (4.0" vs. 4.65"). The dual-core 1.2GHz processor ought to run very well with Ice Cream Sandwich which has been built to take advantage of dual-core processors. Connectivity and camera are somewhat underwhelming. The 5MP resolution on the rear-facing camera could be found in smartphones at least two years ago, and the current expected standard for high-end phones is 8MP. There are no port-based connectivity options on the Samsung Galaxy Nexus beyond the MicroSD port. Samsung and Google would probably like to think that they've made up for this lack of ports with the inclusion of NFC and Bluetooth 3.0, but in reality it will be some time before those technologies get utilized in a widespread way.
|Apple iPhone 4S, 3.5 inch, 136 grams (0.3 lbs)|
|Samsung T-Mobile Sidekick 4G, 3.5 inch, 159 grams (0.35 lbs)|
|Fusion Garage Grid 4, 4.0 inch, 137 grams (0.3 lbs)|
The Grid 4 runs Fusion Garage's own 'Grid' OS which is based on the Android Kernel. It will be able to run Android apps but does not have access to the Android Market. The Amazon App Store will be pre-installed on the device as well as Fusion Garage's own app store. It's unlikely that Fusion Garage's Grid is going to be able to compete with Apple or Google's mobile operating system offerings.
|Motorola Photon 4G, 4.3 inch, 158 grams (0.35 lbs)|
|Nokia N9, 3.9 inch, 135 grams (0.3 lbs)|
As an advanced phone the N9 could be missing some things that early adopters were looking for. Micro-SD expansion, HDMI-output, FM radio, stereo speakers seem to be missing but there appears to be a better focus on usability compared to the N900 'developer' phone. Near-Field Communications, Bluetooth 4.0 and a rich user interface are to be considered though for advanced users. Some may worry about the lack of Xenon flash too but with wide-angle, a wide-aperture and a dual-LED flash, most situations will be covered in the highest quality. Video fans should note that there is continuous auto-focus and stereo audio recording. The user interface doesn't use any buttons and includes double-tap-to-unlock and three different homescreen views. Price, battery life, ease of use and applications will be a big factor in this devices success but whichever way you look at it, it's the most interesting and exciting Meego product to date and should do a lot for the brand.
|HTC Droid Incredible 2, 4.0 inch, 135 grams (0.3 lbs)|
|HTC Sensation, 4.3 inch, 148 grams (0.33 lbs)|
|Motorola Droid Bionic (XT865), 4.3 inch, 158 grams (0.35 lbs)|
Fairly similar to the Motorola Atrix except the Bionic lacks the desktop docking functionality of the Atrix and has half the RAM (1GB vs. 512MB). The Droid Bionic has a better rear camera than the Atrix (8MP vs. 5MP). Other than this and the carriers on which they operate, both are quite similar with 960x540 screens and running 1GHz Nvidia Tegra 2 CPUs (Dual-Core ARM A9 @ 1GHz). It'll definitely be a powerful phone, but may be bogged down with Motorola's Motoblur interface which has been seen to be sluggish on other phones (fortunately on Android that's easy to fix). It's surprising and disspointing that the Droid Bionic doesn't have the latest version of Android (2.3 AKA Gingerbread).
|Samsung Nexus S, 4.0 inch, 129 grams (0.28 lbs)|
The Nexus S doesn't feel like a big jump forward from the original Nexus One. The only additions are an improved (and concave) AMOLED screen and NFC hardware. The MicroSD slot and trackball have been removed which will be seen as a downgrade for some.
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