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
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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  • themossie - Wednesday, July 11, 2012 - link

    Avoided the last couple generations of Motorola phones because of their Pentile screens. Motorola used the worst implementation of an unpleasant technology (to those with sensitive eyes, at least)

    From what I can tell, this is a true 720p RGB stripe screen. This phone has 2.666 times the subpixels of their last generation phone. (1280*720*3 vs 960*540*2), giving it the potential to match any phone screen on the market.

    I liked the RAZR design visually and texturally, though it wastes bezel space. Unfortunately, this screen wastes bezel space even worse - the off-screen buttons are replaced by... an AT&T logo. Not too helpful. Removable battery is a plus, though.

    This is the first Motorola phone in a couple generations that didn't feel to be a few steps below the competition, and it's a midrange phone - excited to see their next high end device!
  • Belard - Wednesday, July 11, 2012 - link

    This Motorola phone has ICS/ Android 4.0. It doesn't have any off-screen buttons... you use the screen instead. See the bottom of the screen?

    I'll try it out in the store when it comes out in 4 days... but I still hope to see a review here about this phone.
  • bjacobson - Thursday, July 12, 2012 - link

    Disagree, Atrix 4G from >1 year ago already has 1GB RAM, dual core 1Ghz processor, larger battery. Larger screen lost on me.
  • omgimsofull - Wednesday, July 11, 2012 - link

    specifically the xperia Ion, which can be had around for $50 and has a larger battery and "more megapixels"

    I don't know android, as I've only had iPhones but the ion seems decent, granted it is somewhat dated.
  • johnf440 - Thursday, July 12, 2012 - link

    No thanks, Motorola. Locked bootloader, no physical buttons, and then the ultimate insult of 8gb nand (6 usable, I'm sure) put this off my radar.

    Remember, even adding an SD card isn't much help when most apps either cannot be moved to that external card or must install their downloaded data files to internal memory. Just watch, the internal memory will be partitioned to have something called SD or something like that. Moving to SD card will move apps to that partition. Sweet.

    I just don't see value at $100 when there are other much more compelling options on AT&T for $199. You're stuck with it for 2 years and I know plenty of unhappy Atrix 1 and 2 owners.
  • Belard - Thursday, July 12, 2012 - link

    There is a difference between a $200 price and a $100 price. Its slightly smaller than todays mammoth sized phones.

    Its resolution and feature set is pretty much the same as other top end phone.

    The HTC One is 16GB period. And personally, I prefer a smaller memory anyway... Its good to take off PHOTOS and videos... in case your phone is stolen.
  • Crazy1 - Thursday, July 12, 2012 - link

    I like the design of this phone. I wish the overall dimensions were smaller. Also, I wish Motorola would stop with the 1/8" side bezels. For the purpose of utility the bezels could be half the size (I'm not sure the panel would fit though). If there are any 720p panels out there at 4.0" or 4.3", that would be better as well. Looks like I will have to wait a little longer for a reasonably sized smart phone with the latest hardware specs.

    A friend of mine once told me that for a device to be really successful, it needs to appeal to both men and preteen girls. This is a major reason why Apple has been successful without having to come out with half a dozen phones per year. I think the max screen size should be at 4.0" (Possibly 4.3" with smaller bezels).

    If the screen size war continues, guys will have to start carrying purses just for their smartphone.
    If you want your phone to be your personal computer, that's what integrated pico-projectors and laser keyboards are for. I'm sure the integration of both into a smartphone is only a few years away.

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