Motorola has released another Atrix phone this time being the Atrix HD. It has given the phone an amazing screen which is usually sported by top phones like the iPhone and the HTC One X. That is not all – the Atrix HD is available at an unbelievably modest price of $100 on-contract from AT&T. So, where does the new Atrix HD stand? Can it steal some of the One X’s thunder? Here is a comparison between the two devices.
Ergonomics & Design:
The Atrix HD measures 133.5 mm lengthwise, 69.9 mm breadthwise and 8.4 mm in thickness and weighs 140 g. The One X measures 134.4 mm in length, 69.9 mm in breadth and 8.9 mm in thickness. It weighs 130 g. Motorola should be commended for its excellent display that it has called the Color Boost screen following Apple’s Retina display, Sony’s Reality screens, Nokia’s Clear Black, etc. The Atrix HD screen is a 4.5 inch TFT non-Pen tile panel with a high resolution of 1280 * 720 pixels and a pixel density of 326 ppi. The display is excellent in all aspects except its oversaturated colors. The One X has a stunning 4.7 inch Super LCD 2 display packing a high resolution of 1280 * 720 pixels and a pixel density of 312 ppi. The phone screens are protected by Corning Gorilla Glass. The One X screen is perfect – text is crisp and clear, images are sharp and videos play well without any ghosting. Both screens are great and can be considered at equals.
The phones run on Android operating system. The version in both phones is Ice Cream Sandwich (v4.0). The One X’s OS can be upgraded to v4.1. The Atrix HD runs on a dual core Krait processor clocked at 1.5 GHz which comes with an Adreno 225 GPU. The One X has a quad core processor clocked at 1.5 GHz packed with an Nvidia Tegra chipset. However, the phone shipped by AT&T is powered by a dual core processor.
The Atrix HD has 8 GB of internal storage which comes with 1 GB of RAM. The One X owns 32 GB of internal space available with 1 GB RAM. The Atrix HD has a micro SD slot that can house up to 32 GB while the One X does not possess a micro SD slot.
The phones are equipped with stunning 8 MP shooters in the rear. They have features such as LED flash, geo tagging, auto focus, etc. The One X camera also has the facility of simultaneous HD video and image recording. The phone cameras can shoot 1080p video at frame rates of 30 fps and 24 fps in cases of the Atrix HD and One X respectively. The phones have 1.3 MP front cameras too. The One X secondary camera can shoot 720p video.
The phones support GSM and HSDPA frequency bands in 2G and 3G networks respectively. The Atrix HD has a LTE 700 connection for 4G network too. They have EDGE and GPRS features too. Wireless connection is enabled via Wi-Fi 802.11, Wi-Fi hotspot, etc. Bluetooth v4.0 and micro USB v2.0 enable local area connectivity. The One X possesses a NFC chip unlike the Atrix HD.
The Atrix HD has a Li-Ion battery rated at 1780 mAh. The One X has a Li-Po battery rated at 1800 mAh.
The Atrix HD costs around $100 on-contract from AT&T. The One X is available at $199.99 from AT&T on contract.
The Atrix HD is a great phone with amazing specs available at a much lower price. However, the One X is a superior phone with a larger screen, lots of internal storage, etc. The Atrix HD will make a good sale but cannot give HTC a run for its money.