Specs summary


The Motorola ATRIX 2's screen is 4.3 inches with 540 x 960 pixels resolution.


There is a ARM Dual-core Cortex-A9 1 GHz processor (CPU).


The phone runs on the Android 2.3 operating system (OS).

8+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 8+ megapixel camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera useful for video chat and self portraits.

8 GB

Internal memory is 8 GB. An external, MicroSD (up to 32 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.


The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 1785 mAh battery. Motorola's performance ratings are 16 days standby time, 510 minutes (2G).

It feels weird to call them budget phones since their specs are anything but budget.

- Lisa Gade , Mobile Tech Review 

Reviews (8.1/10 Avg. rating)

Fone Arena

Good performance, especially in gaming and video recording

from Fone Arena
This is a pretty good phones with good specs with good performance, especially in gaming and video recording. The 1785 mAh battery is pretty good which last though out the day with an hour of browsing via 3G, few calls, messaging and 2 to 3 hours of music and images. At an affordable price point with Android 4.0 update expected really soon, this is a definitely a good phone... Full review

Very good battery life, large LCD excellent for viewing webpages but has poor viewing angles

from Mobile88
If you're an Android fan who intends to play loads of 3D games, or to do loads of web browsing and social networking, the Atrix 2 is just the phone for you. However, the poor performance of the camera might be a turn off for some but it's highly subjective and most may not even notice the deficiencies... Full review
Good Housekeeping

Comfortable and easy to use

from Good Housekeeping

The Motorola Atrix 2 is a marked improvement over its predecessor: It’s a solid Android device at an affordable price. Consumer testers found it extremely intuitive to navigate, comfortable to use, and easy to type on. The touch screen is very responsive, and the display is quite brilliant and readable (it’s a 4.3-inch qHD display, with durable Gorilla Glass). Picture and video quality are top notch, thanks to the 8-megapixel camera, that includes color effects and a special shots mode. And even though the phone is quite large, it keeps a slim profile. Like other Motorola smartp... Full review


It's a solid smartphone available at a cheaper price than one might expect

from MobileBurn

The Motorola ATRIX 2 is a mild improvement over the ATRIX 4G that preceded it. An improved screen, potentially faster data speeds, and a better camera - overlooking the camera software issues, of course - add up to a better overall smartphone experience. Unfortunately, the only reason many consumers will look at the ATRIX 2 is likely because of its price, which, at $99.99 on-contract, is significantly less than the other dual-core smartphones that clutter the shelves of most mobile phone retailers. The ATRIX 2 is not as good as the Samsung Galaxy S II or the Apple iPhone 4S, both of which a... Full review


An attractive and comfortable phone with a great screen and solid camera

from TechCrunch
If you’re on AT&T and not an iPhone user, I’d say that this is a bargain for $99. It beats out the competition from HTC in a number of ways, and feels to me like a solid phone plain and simple. As long as you can get around that stupid flashlight effect... Full review

The phone runs fast, has a bright screen and lasts all day

from TechRadar
The Motorola Atrix 2 falls a bit short of the best Android phones, but is in the same league. The phone runs fast, has a bright screen and lasts all day. But if we had to pick an Android phone, we'd either choose the Samsung Galaxy S2 or wait for the Galaxy Nexus - and the Motorola Razr is probably the superior device coming from the Moto brand... Full review

The Atrix 2 brings dual-core 4G performance to a new affordable price point

from GottaBeMobile

At $99, the Atrix can be seen as the more affordable iteration of Verizon’s Motorola and is an excellent value proposition. With improved network performance, a redesigned form factor, gorgeous and vibrant display, the Atrix 2 brings dual-core 4G performance to a new affordable price point and will help AT&T reach out to customers who may want performance but don’t want to pay the price.

Additionally, as Motorola has corrected some of the early problems with the original Atrix 4G, the Atrix 2 lands out of the box with a much better user experience and is a more po... Full review

PC Magazine

If you're the geeky type, you can have plenty of fun with this 4G phone that, with the right accessories, transforms into other devices

from PC Magazine
All told, the Atrix 2 is improved, but still faithful to the original. It doesn't reach the performance stratosphere the Samsung Galaxy S II and the Apple iPhone 4S occupy, and the Atrix 2's accessories and various software complexities position it decidedly out of the mainstream. But the Lapdock 100 and Webtop Application transform this phone like no other. Even if none of the accessories appeal to you, the Atrix 2 is still a dual-core Android phone with 4G data speeds, 1080p video recording, and a very sharp screen for just 99 bucks. It's tough to argue with that kind of value... Full review

The hardware is solid, the call quality was excellent and the data speeds were satisfactory

from BGR

The ATRIX 2 is a no brainer for $99 with a new AT&T contract. That said, it isn’t nearly as revolutionary or as exciting as the ATRIX 4G, which launched as one of the first dual-core smartphones and introduced Motorola’s unique Webtop experience.

The camera on the ATRIX 2, though updated, still leaves a lot to be desired. But otherwise, the hardware is solid, the call quality was excellent and the data speeds were satisfactory. I find the Lapdock accessy unnecessary but would probably splurge for the media center dock. And even though I didn’t find much use... Full review

Laptop Magazine

The Atrix 2 delivers a bigger and brighter display than the original

from Laptop Magazine
For $99, you're getting a lot in the Motorola Atrix 2: A brilliant qHD display, sharp 8-MP camera, and strong dual-core performance. No, the 4G speeds aren't blazing, but this smartphone offered faster downloads and uploads than its predecessor. If you're in the market for an Android smartphone in this price range, the $99 LG Thrill 4G for AT&T offers a unique 3D display, but it has a bulkier design. Bottom line: AT&T customers looking for a powerful Android phone at a great price should not hesitate to pick up the Atrix 2... Full review

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Full Specs

Release date October 16, 2011
Regions available USA
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
850/1900/2100 MHz
SIM Card Yes
Dual SIM No
Operating System Android 2.3

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Processor ARM Dual-core Cortex-A9 1 GHz
Internal Flash Memory
8 GB
ROM Unknown
Digital compass Yes
FlightMode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 1.01 W/kg
Body: 1.15 W/kg
Languages English, French, Spanish
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & Battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 1785 mAh
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging Unknown
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Wi-Fi Surfing Time Unknown
3G Surfing Time Unknown
4G Surfing Time Unknown
Talk Time Up to:
510 minutes (2G)
Standby Time Up to: 16 days
Physical Characteristics
Design Type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Unknown
Colors Black
Dimensions [H x W x D] 6.6 x 12.6 x 10.4 cm
(2.6 x 5 x 4.1 in)
Weight 147 grams
(5.2 ounces)
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged Design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 540 x 960 pixels
Pixel Density Unknown
Size 4.3 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer
Graphics Yes
Themes No
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Unknown
Multi Touch Unknown
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating Unknown
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen, Mulch-touch input method, Corning Gorilla Glass
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Unknown
Home Key Unknown
Mute Key Unknown
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Swype
Physical Keyboard Unknown
Voicemail Key Yes
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad / Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Unknown
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Unknown
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Unknown
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browsing Type HTML
Browser Google Android
Javascript Yes
Flash Yes
Email Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging Services SMS, MMS, IM (AIM, Yahoo, Windows Live, Google Talk)
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 2.1
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, DUN, OPP/FTP, HID, HFP, HSP
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot Yes
Expansion Slots Yes
Expansion Slots Info MicroSD (up to 32 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
DLNA Support Yes
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications Yes
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Main Camera  
Aperture Unknown
Resolution 8+ megapixels
Dual Lens No
Zoom Yes
Flash Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info Auto focus
Video Recording Formats 3GP / 3GPP, MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels), 30 fps
Front Camera  
Zoom Unknown
Additional Front Camera Info VGA
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MIDI, MP3, eAAC+, AAC+, AAC, AMR-WB, WMA, WAV, AMR-NB
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Mobile TV Yes
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Yes
Speakerphone Yes
To-Do / Task List No
Calendar Yes
World Clock No
Alarm Yes
Stopwatch No
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Document Viewer Yes
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps Yes
Notepad No
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps No
Additional Comments Other Names (AKA): Motorola MB865, Motorola Atrix Refresh, Motorola Edison

2GB microSD card included
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