After jumping the gun the other day, Motorola made the Atrix HD official today, announcing the 4.5" HD LTE device for $99 and available on July 15th at your local AT&T retailer. Like we saw in the leak, the phone has a decidedly RAZR-esque design, complete with the Kevlar back. Internally, though, this is a step away from the RAZR's internals. After singing NVIDIA and TI's praises all last year, Motorola will be humming a Qualcomm tune for a bit. Which one? We're not sure, yet. Nor do we know what this means for Motorola's Wrigley LTE baseband. We do know the phone will run Android 4.0 with the latest version of non-Blur, and come with a micro SD slot, despite its sleem physique. Rest of the specs, PR images and a comparison table are below. 

Physical Comparison
  Motorola Atrix HD Apple iPhone 4S HTC One X Samsung Galaxy S 3 (USA)
Height 133.5 mm (5.26") 115.2 mm (4.5") 134.8 mm (5.31") 136.6 mm (5.38" )
Width 69.9 mm (2.75") 58.6 mm (2.31") 69.9 mm (2.75") 70.6 mm (2.78")
Depth 8.4 mm (0.33") 9.3 mm ( 0.37") 8.9 mm (0.35") 8.6 mm (0.34")
Weight 140 g (4.9 oz) 140 g (4.9 oz) 129 g (4.60 oz) 133g (4.7 oz)
CPU 1.5 GHz Dual Core Qualcomm Snapdragon S? Apple A5 @ ~800MHz Dual Core Cortex A9 1.5 GHz Dual Core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 1.5 GHz Dual Core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4
GPU Adreno 2?? PowerVR SGX 543MP2 Adreno 225 Adreno 225
RAM 1 GB RAM 512MB LPDDR2-800 1 GB LPDDR2 2 GB LPDDR2
NAND 8 GB NAND with up to 32GB microSD 16GB, 32GB or 64GB integrated 16 GB NAND 16/32 GB NAND with up to 64 GB microSDXC
Camera 8 MP with AF/LED Flash, 1080p30 video recording, 720p front facing 8 MP with LED Flash + Front Facing Camera 8 MP AF/LED flash, 1.3 MP front facing 8 MP with LED Flash + 1.9 MP front facing
Screen 4.5" 1280x720 HD ClearBoost LCD-TFT 3.5" 640 x 960 LED backlit LCD 4.7" 1280x720 LCD-TFT 4.8" 1280x720 HD SAMOLED
Battery Removable 6.76 Whr Internal 5.3 Whr Internal 6.48 Whr Removable 7.98 Whr

 

Source: Motorola

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  • MadMan007 - Tuesday, July 10, 2012 - link

    I look forward to the typical detailed review on this one, it checks a lot of the right boxes.

    Questions:

    1) Now that Motorola Mobile is owned by Google, are they likely to get faster OS updates? Or, can I dream, stock Android, effectively making the whole Moto lineup the 'Nexus' phones going forward?

    2) A good overview of non-Blur please.

    3) It might be useful going forward to test with 64GB SDXC cards. So far only Samsung supports them officially in the SGS3 but I've used a 64GB SD in other android devices, even with Gingerbread, by just formatting the card within the device itself. Flash keeps getting cheaper, and although 64GB is expensive in $/GB having all that storage expansion in one card is nice for media. Especially in the US where streaming data is held back by bandwidth caps.
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  • Belard - Tuesday, July 10, 2012 - link

    Can't wait for a FULL review from Anandtech on this one.

    Notice the pricing?

    Its not a flagship phone for at&t. But if it meets the stats of the HTC One at almost half the price... I think I'll get it. $100... very good deal. Both the Galaxy S3 and HTC One X are are $200~230 locally.
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  • MadMan007 - Thursday, July 12, 2012 - link

    $100 over a two-year contract isn't that big of a deal imo. It's the features that matter. As a One S competitor (since it's not top of the line?) it has some good specs, especaiily SD expansion. It really makes me sad that HTC left SD expansion out of both the One X and One S. The only decent mid-range or high-end phone that isn't from last year with SD expansion is the SGS3 :( Reply
  • extide - Tuesday, July 10, 2012 - link

    Atrix line has always been a good value. I have the 2 and my wife the OG, and this would be a great upgrade, I love the $99 price point. I wish it had 2GB RAM instead of 1 but otherwise it's great. Reply
  • Belard - Tuesday, July 10, 2012 - link

    Because this version of ICS has the basic buttons onscreen, how does it (and other Android phones of the same setup) work with Launcher 7?

    Its a very nice looking phone. I was looking at the HTC ONE X.
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  • Patflute - Wednesday, July 11, 2012 - link

    Why would you use Launcher 7??????????????????????????

    Why wouldn't you get a Windows Phone if you wanted the WIndows Phone OS...

    DEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEERP
    Reply
  • geniekid - Wednesday, July 11, 2012 - link

    Because you want to use Android apps??????????????????????? Reply
  • Belard - Wednesday, July 11, 2012 - link

    1 - Because I like the interface.
    2 - Its a bit more advance in some ways over WP7 and WP8 = It rotates with your phone orientation, custom tile colors for individual tiles.
    3 - GS3 and other Android phones have better and newer hardware.
    4 - Microsoft does a bad job supporting mobile tech... they murdered Kin/WP6.5 quickly. WP8 and its apps will never run on todays WP7 hardware, etc, etc.
    5 - WP7 launcher is free

    6 - The best looking WP7 is the Lumia900, but I want the 800...
    7 - limited multitasking abilities.

    I need to see how ICS interacts with Launcher7 thou... Some phones have a dedicated Task-switching button.

    I do like the physical HOME button on the SGs3 phone. But I like this motorola design in that I can quickly tell which way is up. But it has a stupid rubber cover over the USB port which could be a problem for me.... I HATE those. I tried out the SONY phone today, I can't open the damn thing. Older Samsungs had a sliding plastic door (YES!) but now forgo anything like that.
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  • LumbergTech - Tuesday, July 10, 2012 - link

    I don't like the look of it. I have the "Atrix 4G" and it just looks slicker. They made htis one look more like a cheap phone. I dont like the bump on one side. Reply
  • Belard - Wednesday, July 11, 2012 - link

    I do like the bump on the top rear side. That is its selling point. On the HTC ONE and SGS3, the cameras are still raised.

    I like the HTC One over the SGS3 in every way except it has the ON button on top, rather than the side.... which is easier for me to use. Only Sony has a a dedicated camera button.... but that stupid plastic cover is a bitch to take off and when it comes to modern phones, daily charging is a must.
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