The Motorola Atrix 2 was the highlight of yesterday’s AT&T announcement. But the successor to one of AT&T‘s most successful Android devices was not at the CTIA show floor. (The same applies for the other 4 devices). The day was not all bad news, though, since we managed to get a hold of one at the Pepcom Mobile Focus event.
The device does look and feel better than the Atrix 4G, especially aesthetically. The Atrix 2 is sleeker and has a much better build quality than its predecessor. Overall, though, it’s not as impressive as we expected.
The device performs a bit better than the Atrix 4G, but the difference is not astounding. Most of our readers are not great fans of PenTile displays and will be glad to know Motorola has decided to get rid of it. The improvement in the display is very noticeable.
Motorola also decided to drop the Tegra 2 processor and switched to a Texas Instruments OMAP dual-core processor, clocked at 1 GHz. Gamers might not like this, since Tegra devices have a great variety of games available. The phone does feel a bit smoother, though, and should be a good option for AT&T customers that don’t care for Tegra games.
When testing the Webtop capabilities, the interface still seemed a bit slow. It is very convenient, but it’s simply not as fun as we would have liked it to be.
The Atrix 2 is good, overall, and is a solid option for AT&T users. But the Samsung Galaxy S II is also around, and it may be a much better option for many of you. Take a look at the video posted below and let us know what you think about the Motorola Atrix 2. Is anyone signing up for it? Would you rather go for another device? Which one?