Before you get the Atrix....
Coming from a long line of android devices, including (Droid, Inc. , Galaxy s, inspire , and Atrix) I have found the Atrix to be the worst of the bunch.
This thing is laggy. (now before the Tegra fanboys come out and cry and scream and say its the fastest phone ever, let me explain)
I feel Motoblur kills this phone. Also, The HTC devices are proven to have a more responsive touchscreen ( ) Try doing this on the Atrix.
Until the Atrix can get loaded with stock android it will be laggy.
(Alright fanboys, your turn....)
- 02-24-2011, 09:33 AM #2
- 02-24-2011, 09:40 AM #3
Im not a fanboy at all. In fact I might even be going to the Thunderbolt if verizon ever decides they want to sell it. However my experience is completely opposite of yours. Mine is extremely fast. I've removed all the blur widgets from my home screen and added launcher pro and my experience has been great. I've had the nexus one, Dinc, Evo and X and this one is faster than all of them.
My disappointment is at&t marketing it as 4g when it doesn't get any better data speeds than the iPhone. Slightly disappointed in the appearance of the screen after all the hype of qHD. Colors appear more vibrant on the inspire and even my old Droid x. That said it is an excellent device at an excellent price. Especially if you can grab one at costco, walmart or radio shack
- 02-24-2011, 09:43 AM #4
Just so I can try and understand what you are saying, you believe the Atrix to be "Laggy" meaning slow to respond. Especially when you compare it to other Android phones such as Droid Inc, Galaxy S and Inspire just to name a few?
As for the video on multi-touch, I suggest you open up Google Maps on the Atrix while touching the screen with 2 fingers then rotate the phone.
I will agree HTC Sense Widgets are eye candy and this is an area Motorola can and should invest more effort in creating a better out of the box experience. Other than the Widgets I don't see a problem with Blur, with the exception of delay's that are caused by any phone with custom launchers of receiving timely updates/upgrades once Google releases them. But then again most non-rooted Android phones will have this same problem.
I would guess you will be returning your Atrix since you are not happy with it at all, what device will you be getting next?
- 02-24-2011, 09:49 AM #5
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- 02-24-2011, 10:26 AM #8
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Verizon's "4G" is already showing speeds of 5mbs up/down and even faster in some areas on test phones so I will probably be following Aggie99's lead and go to big red after 10 years with ATT.
- 02-24-2011, 10:28 AM #9
- 02-24-2011, 10:31 AM #10
Let's not turn this thread into a 4g debate. My point in my original post was im in a HSPA+ area in the middle of dallas and my iphone 4 which is not a hspa+ device gets better upload and download. The fact that at&t is restricting HSUPA is a joke.
The phone is amazing. Best android device I've used. AT&T sucks though.
Also, I am attributing the slowness to respond aka "laggyness" to Motoblur and perhaps the Motorola screen. I am by no way saying the Tegra 2 is slow. But when you couple terrible software with this speedy phone, IN MY EXPIRIENCE its laggy.
I own the phone, I have had the phone since tuesday, and I will be returning the phone. I will probably stick with HTC because it is my preference.
- 02-24-2011, 10:38 AM #12
Sadly I like the Atrix hardware better and wont want to give it up. This is one amazing device. Unfortunatley I lost my grandfathered unlimited at&t data plan when I left for vzw in nov. Opened this line up to test the Atrix. Ill blow thru 2gb easily while I still have unlimited on vzw. Gonna be a tough decision. Really like the Atrix
- 02-24-2011, 10:41 AM #13
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Yep I love the atrix hardware, the bionic is the closest thing coming to verizon. I really like the tbolt but love the dual processors too. I may take the atrix back, stick with my Nexus One on ATT and wait it out for the Bionic. Give me some time to save up for the ETF on the wifes iPhone 4.
I know the Android Central base is very picky, and very particular. Therefore I am pointing out something very picky and particular. After looking at the phone again, perhaps Motoblur slows their screen animations a little more than lets say HTC Sense. This could be the issue.
All in all, once this phone gets modded, it will scream.
- 02-24-2011, 10:51 AM #16
- 02-24-2011, 11:10 AM #18
I ran a test last night on my Inspire and my Atrix, using SpeedTest.Net.
I have to say, I'm not at all impressed with the download\upload speeds of the Atrix. And, I tested both on WIFI and AT&T's network.
The Inspire beat the Atrix to a pulp.
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I'm not gonna waste my time explaining or proving otherwise when the OP seems so convinced the phone is the worst already.