Motorola Atrix 4G Smartphone Performance BenchmarksTue, Feb 22, 2011 - 12:00 PM
The Motorola Atrix 4G Smartphone Gets Benchmarked
This morning AT&T began selling the Motorola ATRIX and since they are marketing it as the world’s most powerful smartphone we had to buy one and take a look at the performance of this new smartphone. It also happens to be the first dual-core smartphone thanks to the NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual-core processor, with each core running at 1 GHz. The ATRIX also has 1GB of memory with 16GB of storage space that is expandable up to 48GB if you wanted to buy and insert a 32GB micro-SD memory card. With specifications like this we had to run some benchmarks, which will be a first for Legit Reviews as we have never ever benchmarked and compared smartphones.
The Motorola Atrix is a very interesting device as it can do something most other smartphones can’t do, turn into a computer thanks to an optional docking station. It looks likes your phone is destined to become your personal computer and the Atrix is the first smartphone that can do this. If you look at the specifications of the phone you can clearly see why this is true.
Motorola Atrix Specifications and Features:
- Processor: NVIDIA Tegra 2 Dual-Core 1GHz
- RAM: 1GB
- Storage: 16GB
- Screen: 4-inch w/ 960 x 560 resolution
- Battery: 1930mAh
- Camera: 5MP Stills, 720p video (LED Flash on rear and 640×480 front cam)
- Extras: Fingerprint Scanner
- Operating System: Android 2.2.1
One of the other areas of interest is rooting your Android powered phone and the Motorola Atrix was hacked by the community before it was released! This is mainly due to the fact that the Android 2.2 ‘Froyo’ OS has been around for many months. The one negative to the phone for now is that the bootloader has been locked down and that no custom ROMs can be installed yet. We are sure that XDA Developers will figure out something to unlock/fix this though, but not everything can be done on launch day!
So, the Motorola Atrix 4G can be rooted and is said to be fast, but how fast is it really? We gathered up four Android 2.2 powered phones to answer that question. Thanks to local friends I managed to get my hands on the following devices.
- HTC Droid Incredible – Qualcomm 8650 Snapdragon Processor at 1GHz
- Samsung Epic 4G – ARM Cortex A8 Hummingbird at 1GHz
- Motorola Droid X – Texas Instruments OMAP 3630 @ 1GHz
- Motorola Atrix – NVIDIA Tegra 2 Dual-Core @ 1GHz
Let’s see what happens when we benchmark these four phones to see which of these processors comes out on top using popular performance tests like Quadrant v1.1.7, Linpack For Android 1.2.3 and NenaMark v1.5! We aren’t going crazy in-depth here, but rather giving you a quick look at how this smartphone performs on the day it was launched!