Review: Motorola Atrix HD for AT&T
I gave the Atrix the ultimate camera test: I used it at a heavy metal concert. Concerts are an extremely challenging environment due to swiftly changing lights and colors. During the show, the Atrix managed to get a few decent shots, which is about what I expect from any camera during a concert. With those shots, I was able to drill down and see some pretty good detail on stage, despite my distant seat.
Shooting various stills of normal stuff around my house turned up better results. I found the camera offered sharp focus, good exposure, and accurate white balance in the majority of images I captured. Pairing the camera's controls with the gallery's editing functions means you have fairly significant control over the end results. Even using the "auto" functions for taking images, I achieved laudable results.
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The default video capture mode is set to 720p HD, though the Atrix supports resolution up to 1080p HD. The video I captured looked good to my eyes. Focus was excellent, colors were accurate, and exposure was as good as could be asked for. From time to time, 1080p HD results appeared shaky, but that's only when the Atrix is moved around quickly during video capture. Owners of the Atrix will be happy to share both the images and video they've captured with all their social networks.
May 10, 2013
Documents on the Federal Communications Commission web site provide a peek at an unannounced handset from Motorola. The XT 1058 was certified with AT&T's unique LTE bands, in addition to 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.0, and NFC — all hallmarks of a high-end smartphone.
Jul 10, 2012
Motorola and AT&T today formally unveiled the Atrix HD after accidentally outing it on Motorola's web site last week. The Atrix HD will be exclusive to AT&T and joins the RAZR family in overall design and appearance.
Jul 5, 2012
Motorola revealed the Atrix HD on its web site, a follow-up to its Atrix line of devices that joins the RAZR family in overall design and appearance. The Atrix HD runs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and features a Kevlar back cover for added strength and a water resistant interior.
Dec 14, 2012
AT&T today announced that the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update is available for the Motorola Atrix HD. The update, which adds Google Now, camera improvements, and better notifications, can be downloaded and installed over Wi-Fi.
Dec 7, 2012
Motorola recently revised the customer support page that lists which smartphones will receive updated versions of Android and approximately when those updates will arrive. The RAZR M, RAZR HD, and MAXX HD have all received Jelly Bean.