Originally Posted by mrw1986
Oh and to address this issue, IMO the Atrix is a better phone than the Atrix 2. The Atrix has more storage space (16gb vs 8gb) and a slightly smaller screen (4" vs 4.3") and bigger battery (1930mah vs 1785mah) which results in better battery life. The Atrix 2 also gets rid of the Fingerprint scanner, which might not be a huge deal to some. However, the Atrix 2 does add FM Radio and an 8mp camera, but keep in mind more megapixels does not equal more quality, but rather allows the picture to be blown up larger, for lack of better terms. Also, the Atrix 2 natively supports 1080p video recording, but CM7 and numerous other ROMs on the Atrix allow it as well.
Anyway, that's just my take on the phones. Here's a straight-up comparison:
The battery difference doesn't matter as much, because the Tegra 2 was a power hog. It NEEDED the battery. I'm speaking as an Atrix owner (not going to buy the Atrix 2, even though it's only 470usd on Amazon).
Originally Posted by theonedub
In RG-BG pentile screens (as in the original Galaxy S) there are 'shared' subpixels, in the RGBW pentile screen (as in the Atrix) there is no sharing, just the addition of a white subpixel. There is a difference.
Actually, the Pixels are indeed square on the Atrix and Photon. HOWEVER... they are still counted by each subpixel pair. It's not true RGB stripe (it's roughly 1/3rd lower true subpixel count vs RGB stripe - not that it matters on Android, since it desn't support subpixel rendering like iOS does (even WP7 doesn't, despite MS' Cleartype experience on the desktop)), and Pentile's reputed "battery life savings" by going Pentile were wiped out by the Tegra 2 SoC. This sucker gets hot in the lower right if I use it for a while. Hotter than Galaxy S hot.
Of course, my Atrix has the most HORRID black crush I have ever whitnessed out of a LCD TFT panel