Motorola Atrix 2 review

A sleek and dockable Android smartphone

Motorola Atrix 2
An 8MP camera and lapdock are big draws for this Android smartphone

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Motorola atrix 2 review

We expected blazing speed from the Motorola Atrix 2, but were somewhat disappointed.

We tested the now discontinued HP Veer not too long ago, which is also a 4G smartphone that uses AT&T in the US, and managed to get a consistently good 6Mbps connection. In the same home office setting, the Motorola Atrix 2 barely cracked a 4Mbps barrier in most cases.

As expected, the Motorola Atrix 2 includes the standard Android web browser. Sites such as generally pulled up fast and with proper formatting.

Zooming in on pages was smooth and easy. The bright 4-inch TFT screen made sites pop and text highly readable.

Text reflowed perfectly on the screen, resizing for the device without any glitches. Flash animations played smoothly, although load times were a bit slower than we noticed on the Samsung Galaxy S2, which has a faster, more graphics-intensive processor.

There's a satisfying "click" that you hear when you tap on links, and pages load up without hesitation. The bookmarking system, like other Android phones, works well with a large and rather obvious bookmark icon just to the right of the URL bar.

John Brandon

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