The Motorola Atrix 4G, looks like a solid beast which seems impossible to conquer. But Samsung plans to introduce the Samsung Galaxy S2 and Samsung Infuse 4G. These two smartphones from Samsung pack features that can match the Motorola Atrix.
The Samsung Infuse 4G and Motorola Atrix 4G will go to AT&T while Samsung's Galaxy S2 is expected to be featured on T-Mobile's network.
Here is a look at the comparisons of Atrix, Galaxy S2 and Infuse 4G:
Samsung’s smartphones takes the first and second position in terms of display with the Infuse and Galaxy S2 featuring Super AMOLED Plus capacitive touchscreen displays of 4.5-inch and 4.3-inches, respectively. Resolution is 480 x 800 pixels in both. The Atrix has a 4-inch 540 x 960 pixel TFT capacitive touchscreen display.
The Infuse 4G and Galaxy S2 have common input features like Gorilla Glass display, multi-touch input, accelerometer sensor for UI auto-rotate, touch-sensitive controls, a proximity sensor for auto turn-off and Swype text input. But Infuse uses the TouchWiz 3.0 UI compared to Galaxy S2’s TouchWiz UI 4.0 along with a gyroscope sensor. Atrix on the other hand brings a biometric fingerprint reader, Gorilla Glass display, touch sensitive controls, MOTOBLUR UI with Live Widgets, multi-touch input, accelerometer sensor for UI auto-rotate and proximity sensor for auto turn-off.
For sometime it looked like Atrix featured the biggest memory with 1 GB of RAM but with the introduction of Infuse 4G and Galaxy S2, which also feature 1 GB RAM, Atrix stands tied. And the internal storage to feature in Atrix 4G and Infuse 4G is 16 GB, while the Galaxy S2 will have 16GB and 32GB storage. All three smartphones will get microSD support up to 32 GB.
As Samsung’s Infuse and Motorola’s Atrix are going to AT&T, both these smartphones will end up with 14.4 Mbps HSDPA and 5.76 Mbps HSUPA as against T-Mobile Galaxy S2’s 21 Mbps HSDPA and 5.76 Mbps HSUPA.
All of them have Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n with DLNA but Galaxy S2 has an added Wi-Fi Direct feature. The Atrix has Bluetooth version 2.1 with A2DP EDR, Infuse 4G with version 3.0 with A2DP and Galaxy S2 with version 3.0 plus HS. Also all of them have microUSB version 2.0 but the Galaxy S2 has microUSB (MHL).
Both the Samsung smartphones have an 8-megapixel 3264x2448 camera with autofocus, LED flash, geo-tagging, touch focus, face and smile detection but Galaxy S2’s camera has image stabilization feature. Motorola Atrix 4G has 5-megapixel 2592?1944 pixels camera with autofocus, LED flash, geo-tagging and image stabilization. The videos can be captured at 1080p-30 fps in Samsung smartphones compared to Atrix’s 720p at 30fps but 1080p is expected via a future update. And Atrix has a secondary VGA camera against Galaxy S2’s 2-megapixel camera and Infuse 4G’s 1.3-megapixel camera.
Motorola’s Atrix and Infuse 4G will have Android version 2.2 (Froyo) OS whereas Galaxy S2 will feature Android version 2.3 (Gingerbread).
Although Infuse 4G has the fastest ARM Cortex A8 1.2 GHz processor it is still dwarfed by the dual-core 1GHz ARM Cortex-A9 ULP GeForce GPU Tegra 2 chipset processor of Atrix 4G and Galaxy S2’s dual-core 1GHz ARM Cortex-A9 Mali-400MP GPU Orion chipset proccessor.
Surprisingly, the latest development on Galaxy S2 processor shows that the smarpthone is expected to feature the dual-core Tegra 2 chip for its processing in some of their Galaxy S2 handsets. According Engadget, “The decision as to which part you'll get in your next Samsung smartphone will depend on which territory you're in, with Americans and Brits likely to get first bite at the Exynos cherry.”
Motorola's smartphone has a huge Lithium 1930 mAh battery as against Infuse 4G's 1750 mAh and Galaxy S2's Li-Ion 1650 mAh battery. And Atrix gives up to 9 hours of talk time on 3G which is the most for any smartphone to date whereas Samsung smartphones are yet to be tested.
The common features showcased in three smartphones are SMS threaded view, MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM, HTML browser, A-GPS support, Java via third party applications, digital compass, organizer, Google Search, Google Maps, Gmail, YouTube, Google Talk, Adobe Flash 10.1 support, voice memo-dial-commands and predictive text input.
And the Infuse 4G, along with Galaxy S2 is expected to have Image and video editor, MP4/DivX/WMV/H.264/H.263 player, MP3/WAV/eAAC+/AC3/FLAC player, Calendar, Picasa integration and social networking integration. Moreover Galaxy S2 will also have support for XviD player along with NFC support and TV-out via MHL A/V link.
The Atrix has additional features like active noise cancellation with dedicated mic, HDMI port, MP3/WAV/WMA/eAAC+ player, 1080p MP4/H.263/H.264.WMV/Xvid/DivX at 30 fps playback, Facebook, Twitter, MySpace integration, photo viewer and editor. Also it has Document Editor, similar to the Galaxy S2.
The Atrix 4G comes with HDMI support, while the Motorola HD Multimedia Dock has three USB ports and an HDMI port enabling connections to a keyboard, mouse, speakers and HDMI-compatible monitor or television.
Amazon has lowered the price of AT&T’s Motorola Atrix 4G once again, as it now offers the smartphone for only $129.99 with a new 2-year contract agreement. The previous price was $149.99. Meanwhile Galaxy S2 seems to be getting cheaper as it is going to Switzerland with a price tag of €548 ($760) compared to previous showing at UK retail stores of £612 ($988) for the 16GB.