I made the switch from iphone 4 to Atrix
I have owned every iphone version from the 2 all the way to the 4. I decided recently time for a change and I am loving the Atrix.
No doubt the iphone 4 is a nice phone but I really wanted to make the jump to Android. My expectations for build quality are quite high having owned so many iphones especially the iphone 4.
Atrix has not disappointed. The build quality of the phone is great. Even though I believe it may be about the same weight as iphone 4. The form factor makes it feel much lighter at least to me. I do not miss the iphone retina screen at all. In fact I prefer the screen on the Atrix. I am finding android is so much better than iOS.
Could go on and on as the Atrix has so many features but bottom line I am glad I made the switch.
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I found that the signal matches that of my iPhone 4 and the call quality to be higher on the Atrix. I've yet to run into call quality issues everything to me sounds clearer and crisper and no one has said otherwise for the way I come across. As far as pictures go I don't really know. I hardly ever used the cameras on the iPhone 4 because I'm just not big into cell phone pictures regardless of their quality. I have a DSLR for pictures I care about. I only use my phone camera to take random shots of stuff that isn't very important to me.
Overall I havent missed my iPhone once since making the switch.
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I'm checking out the Atrix, as I'm interested in this powerhouse of a phone. I have an iPhone 4 as well. Surprisingly, I tested the music quality (no eq or effects through Bose in-ear headphones) against an Evo, Droid X, Droid 2, Captivate, and my 8 year old Creative mp3 player...and found the iPhone 4 has the worst sound out of all of them. I was shocked, as this was supposed to be Apple's thing.
- 03-16-2011, 04:59 PM #13
I returned the Atrix yesterday. I couldn't get over the ugliness of the screen. I don't see how everybody thinks it's that great.? I'll miss some of the things of android, like the notification system, the openness, swype, and widgets, but other than that, not much else. Maybe I'll go back to android when there is a screen on par with the retina display.
- 03-16-2011, 07:56 PM #14
I like the Samsung AMOLED screens as much as the Retina Display. The Retinina seems to be a little better than AMOLED when surfing the net (the words look a little sharper), but watching movies, or games with a lot of vivid colors looks better on the AMOLED.
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Blur e-mail, along with other WebView based views support cut & paste via the keyboard at least. Hold shift and a d-pad direction, a small arrow cursor should appear, release shift and manuever cursor with d-pad and use the OK button to select and copy.
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Thanks for the welcome!
So far I like Android quite a bit and I can do more than on the iPhone. But I see it like this: the iPhone can do about 70% of what I want to do on a daily basis, but it does it exceedingly well. It gets out of the way and it just feels right.
Android does 95% of my daily needs but that first 70%? It can be quite a hassle sometimes! Especially the copy/paste functionality and how inconsistent it is compared to iOS. And the occasional jumpy scrolling even on a device as fast as the Atrix. What's that about? The jumpy scrolling really gives a bad first impression. And don't get me started on the default Mail app. (Did Google handicap it to make the GMail app look so much better?)
On the other hand, the other day I was comparison shopping between Amazon MP3 store and eMusic and downloaded from eMusic. Then downloaded another 200mb zip file of music from Spin and was scrobbling it to last.fm about 15 min later. That'll never happen on iOS. And neither will Apple let me read my Sony ebooks which they famously put the kibosh on. So I'm a happy camper overall.
As for the Atrix screen, consider me disappointed for picture quality. Text is great but images can be pretty horrible.
- 03-18-2011, 02:05 AM #23
Honeycomb finally has some GPU accelerated UI but I'm not really sure how much. I run the preview build on my Nook Color and it is somewhat smoother but I would like to see what an optimized build does once they release the full source.
One thing I do on my devices is I root them and run CPU Tuner so that I can set the up-threshold lower. I usually don't overclock but setting the up-threshold to 15 or so makes the clock scale up quicker in response to load. I don't know if CPU Tuner etc would work on the Atrix. I use it on my Eris and Droid 2, but you can find the threshold setting in many "overclocking" apps.
- 03-18-2011, 08:42 AM #24
Thanks for the welcome. I am a techy but never considered Droid because was always to busy to take a look. iOS was just so easy that I stayed with it. However, as Apple gets more and more restrictive with it's policies I decided I did not want to keep on investing in Apps etc only to be forced to switch later. So I took the plunge sold my iPad and bought a Xoom. I was so impressed with Honeycomb that it got me to looking at selling my iphone 4. Sold it bought the Atrix and do not miss the iPhone at all. I am loving the freedom on Android and really prefer it to iOS on so many levels.