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Most Android phones by default are more open than a jailbroken iPhone. I say most though, because the Atrix is locked down. There are plenty of free apps and games, but you are unable to install anything not in the marketplace thanks to AT&T's restrictions.

The screen is 960x540, which you would think would stack up pretty well against the iPhone, except that it uses a pentile matrix. Pentile was acceptable on AMOLED displays because you had the advantages of AMOLED. The Atrix uses an IPS display, the same as the iPhone, but since it only displays 2/3 of the pixels it claims the supposed "quarter HD" screen is really only half the resolution of the iPhone. Compare it side by side with a normal 4" IPS phone like the Incredible S and you'll see that the supposedly lower resolution screen ****s all over the Atrix.


The Atrix also has a dual core Tegra 2 SoC, which makes it fast right? Go try one out in the store and see what Motoblur has done to it. It lags, it stutters, and in general feels like an Android 2.1 device running on a 600MHz single core.


Don't bother with the Atrix. There are much better Android phones, like the LG Optimus 2X, or you could always wait for the Galaxy S II.
    
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Most Android phones by default are more open than a jailbroken iPhone. I say most though, because the Atrix is locked down. There are plenty of free apps and games, but you are unable to install anything not in the marketplace thanks to AT&T's restrictions.

The screen is 960x540, which you would think would stack up pretty well against the iPhone, except that it uses a pentile matrix. Pentile was acceptable on AMOLED displays because you had the advantages of AMOLED. The Atrix uses an IPS display, the same as the iPhone, but since it only displays 2/3 of the pixels it claims the supposed "quarter HD" screen is really only half the resolution of the iPhone. Compare it side by side with a normal 4" IPS phone like the Incredible S and you'll see that the supposedly lower resolution screen ****s all over the Atrix.


The Atrix also has a dual core Tegra 2 SoC, which makes it fast right? Go try one out in the store and see what Motoblur has done to it. It lags, it stutters, and in general feels like an Android 2.1 device running on a 600MHz single core.


Don't bother with the Atrix. There are much better Android phones, like the LG Optimus 2X, or you could always wait for the Galaxy S II.
I have a 1 ghz single core, and blur is fine. ( Droid pro)

Even if you don't like blur, the atrix has been rooted, so you could always install your own Rom.

Maybe there were some games or something running in the background?
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you only need to root if you want to put on custom roms or use root only things like screen capture (shootme) or adfree (removes ads on games etc) but other than that you dont need to root

and i should add rooting is completely painless and will not break your phone. do it through unrevoked method if you feel uncomfortable doing it.
 
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I have a 1 ghz single core, and blur is fine. ( Droid pro)

Even if you don't like blur, the atrix has been rooted, so you could always install your own Rom.

Maybe there were some games or something running in the background?
Not everyone wants to void their warranty, and there is only one stock rom available for the Atrix right now.

And from what I've seen the UI lag is common, not just on the display phones. People probably don't notice it because they've never experienced a stock rom or iOS.
    
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Imho w8ing for iphone 5 is the best choice BUT if u cant ATM android > iphone.
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I believe he is talking about sideloading apps. You do (on most AT&T phones) have to root the phone to sideload pirated apps.
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That being said, when I went into the AT&T store, I ended up liking the Inspire 4G much better than the Atrix. The screen real estate makes a big difference, even though it's a 0.3" difference. I read that people tended to like HTC Sense UI over Motoblur UI, and I found to be in that group as well. The Inspire also feels like there is something to it as well, whereas the Atrix feels like a mid-range quality Android phone in the hand. The laptop dock is neat, sure, but it seems like something that 90% of the users won't ever use/want.
Felt the same way...had the phones sitting side by side at the store, the Atrix screen seemed so much smaller and not as impressive as the Inspire even though it was only .3 inches.
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