Motorola Atrix 3 Stars

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Look and feel

The Atrix is mediocre when it comes to looks – it has a black body and a pretty solid feel. However, Motorola’s new interface is more impressive and looks great on the display.

Ease of use

There are plenty of features on board – sat nav, multimedia, social networks, web – and the accessories allow you to turn it into a laptop.

Features

Intuitive and responsive – the Atrix runs Android Gingerbread. The touch display was impressive, even though we experienced some software freezes. You have to buy the accessories separately and they take a while to set up, but work pretty well.

Performance

The Atrix offers quite a fast experience – apart from the freezes we encountered. To get it started we had to turn the screen off and on. Its USP is the laptop dock – which works well, but expect some lag between inputting an action – about two seconds in our experience.

Battery life

Battery life proved pretty much average for a smartphone –a full charge gave us 13 hours of use.

Pros:
Fabulous touch-display, slick interface with social networking facilities, good email and web, HDMI out.
Cons:
Too many software freezes, very average design, accessories are dear, but build quality is cheap.
Rating:
  • Look and Feel 3 Stars
  • Ease of use 4 Stars
  • Features 5 Stars
  • Performance 3 Stars
  • Battery life 3 Stars

Final verdict: 3 Stars

We liked the idea of a laptop conversion, but it didn’t work well in practice.

Review by Mobile Choice