Motorola Atrix 2 vs Samsung Galaxy S2

Motorola Atrix 2 vs Samsung Galaxy S2

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I have been debating for a week whether to get the Atrix 2 or the SG2.
After having used both phones I would honestly pick the Atrix 2 hands down. Friday I decided to bite the bullet and purchase the Atrix 2 and after using it all weekend couldn’t be happier with my decision.
Here are a few points for the Atrix 2.

1. Build. Just the pure feel of the Atrix 2 is nicer.
The sg2 never felt very solid to me. It just seems too cheap plastic feeling. Also, if you twist the phone from corner to corner (lightly) you can feel a lot of play in the sg2 whereas the Atrix 2 feels rock solid.
I personaly just like having a phone that feels like its built rugged.

The Atrix 2 is also alot more comfortable to hold in the hand and operate.
As mentioned before, single handed operations are much easier on this phone.

The SG2 just feels like a big soft brick to me.

2. Screen. While the sg2 arguably has a more superior screen, I am not a fan of the high gloss. There was a lot of glare using this phone in daylight, and it was also not very bright. THe Atrix 2 had little glare and was extremely bright. Also, the Atrix2 has a much better resolution than the SG2. There have also been a lot of complaints and returns of the SG2 based on screen issues.

3. Speed. Although the SG2 apparently has better benchmarks, I did not notice any speed difference between the two devices. The Atrix 2 really seems to fly when loading apps, switching apps ectd. When i finally asked an ATT rep why the Atrix 2 seemed just as fast, he claimed that SG2 does not utilize dual channel processing where the Atrix 2 does. So even though the processor is a little weaker on the Atrix 2, it is optimized by the dual channel processing. Now whether or not this is true i have yet to research. What I can tell you is that I thought the SG2 was going to outperform the Atrix 2 but I could not notice any difference in speed. To me the Atrix 2 seemed to be just as fast if not more responsive than the sg2, although this could just be because I feel the UI is much better on motorola than samsung.

4. UI. I felt the overall UI and operator experience was much nicer on the Atrix 2. The SG2 wasn’t bad, but the Atrix 2 just seems quite a bit smoother. (keep in mind the UI is new, not the old “blur”)

5. Battery. The Atrix 2 has a larger capacity battery than the SG2. I haven’t compared the battery usage on both devices but what I can tell you is that the Atrix 2 seems to go a long way with heavy use. ATT also offers an extended battery (double the battery life) for $50. This comes with a new battery door but only adds a few mm to the thickness of the phone.
Not a bad option if battery life is a major concern.

6. Price. Lets be honest, Atrix 2 price is 6000-10000 less than the price of SG2. So even if the SG2 is a little bit faster and the screen slightly better (though not in my opinion), is it worth double the pricetag? No to me.

Overall the Atrix 2 seems like it is better built. The battery life is also great. The UI is nice and smooth. So far the atrix 2 has handled anything i throw at it.

I have no regrets with my decision and would probably still opt to buy the Atrix 2.

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6. Price. Lets be honest, Atrix 2 is 50% of the price as SG2. So even if the SG2 is a little bit faster and the screen slightly better (though not in my opinion), is it worth double the pricetag? No to me.


The price thing is misleading kindly edit and correct.
FYI
http://www.desidime.com/forums/hot-deals-online…
http://www.desidime.com/premium_deals/samung-ga…

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thanks for the quick review. How does atrix 2 fair on modding front, any idea? Like rooting and using custom roms etc? I got to know that it has TI OMAP processor so are there any compatibity issues with apps or anything? Becoz SGS2 ‘G’ version with TI processor has some compatibility issues i guess.

Thanks again for your time so type all this.

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harshk wrote:

6. Price. Lets be honest, Atrix 2 is 50% of the price as SG2. So even if the SG2 is a little bit faster and the screen slightly better (though not in my opinion), is it worth double the pricetag? No to me.


The price thing is misleading kindly edit and correct.
FYI
http://www.desidime.com/forums/hot-deals-online…
http://www.desidime.com/premium_deals/samung-ga…


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Question for thread OP:
Why HTC Sensation (with same price) was not an option for you?

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DealSaint wrote:

Question for thread OP:
Why HTC Sensation (with same price) was not an option for you?


HTC Sensation

Only 1GB of free internal storage

Weak rear speaker

Rounded

screen can reflect light weirdly

New Sense 3.0 unlock screen is sometimes difficult to use

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onlyrocky wrote:
DealSaint wrote:
Question for thread OP:
Why HTC Sensation (with same price) was not an option for you?

HTC Sensation
Only 1GB of free internal storage
Weak rear speaker
Rounded
screen can reflect light weirdly
New Sense 3.0 unlock screen is sometimes difficult to use


lol..pretty good reasons therebiggrin
Though i do not agree to most of those… there is no point talking as u have already made your choice.
There was no point me asking either.. actually.
Any way… thanks for the reply.