Gadgets and Gizmos (India) - - MOBILES - —TEXT BY NIDHI SIN­GAL

Not the best look­ing smart­phone from Mo­torola, the Atrix 2 looks huge and feels bulky. A 4.3-inch ca­pac­i­tive screen with crisp res­o­lu­tion dom­i­nates the front with the reg­u­lar set of four ca­pac­i­tive touch keys (as found in most An­droids). The tex­tured back has a plas­tic feel and touts an 8MP cam­era that cap­tures sharp and colour­ful im­ages dur­ing day­light and about av­er­age re­sults dur­ing low light. We checked the cam­era set­ting box and it showed Widescreen where im­ages will be cap­tured at 6MP to match the screen. The phone cap­tures full HD video, but a good memory card is a must for this.

Inside the broad body is the dual-core pro­ces­sor aimed at of­fer­ing great per­for­mance. But the pro­ces­sor clocked at 1GHz feels a bit out­dated in front of the re­cently launched Sony Xpe­ria S with 1.5GHz dual core pro­ces­sor. The over­all per­for­mance and speed to launch the app, browse to web or even ac­cess Play Store was smooth. Typ­ing was re­ally very easy over the on­screen key­pad in por­trait mode. Mo­torola has over­laid the Mo­toBlur user in­ter­face, but that doesn’t hide the out­dated OS. Yes, yet again we have a high-end smart­phone run­ning An­droid v2.3 with the prom­ise to be up­graded to Ice-Cream Sand­wich. The bat­tery backup was rel­a­tively bet­ter as com­pared to other smart­phones as it lasted a day and a half on av­er­age use.

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