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

Shooting video with the Motorola Atrix 2 produced outstanding results as well. Videos looked clean and crisp in Full HD 1080p mode.

Connecting the Motorola Atrix 2 to a Sony 55-inch HD display using a docking station that enables you to connect a standard HDMI cable, the videos played smoothly. Frames per second matched what we would expect from a full camcorder, with few dropped frames.

Motorola atrix 2

One unique feature for shooting video is that you can select an audio mode, such as Everyday, Outdoors or Concert. These modes actually work, too. In an outdoor setting, the phone helped to cancel out some annoying background noise. You might not become a famous Hollywood director using the Motorola Atrix 2, but at least YouTube videos will look better.

Another unusual feature is that when you leave the camera and camcorder app on for too long without using the phone, the Motorola Atrix 2 jumps back to the home screen.

This can do more than just save battery life - it also means you can't accidentally start recording something.

In our test videos, filming a Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG, the final videos looked crisp and clear, but not exactly on par with another video we took with a Nikon D7000 DSLR camera.

Shots of an all-terrain vehicle looked colourful enough and had no stuttering. In a close-up of a bird feeder, the texture of the wood looked especially clear when viewed on an HD TV.

John Brandon

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