Not long ago, AT&T phone lovers had only one way to go– iPhone. Then, the release of the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 and Samsung Captivate changed everything by bringing modern Android into full swing at the big blue network. Today, the dream of AT&T customers is alive and well with a brand new slate of four 4G devices: Motorola’s Atrix 4G, Samsung’s Galaxy S II (AT&T 3G Bands) and Infuse 4G, and HTC’s Inspire 4G.
We’re going to compare the two most well-specced devices below, and hopefully it helps you decide on one or the other. Of course, we’ve got the Motorola Atrix 4G on the left. This phone shocked the world at CES 2011 with it’s beastly Tegra 2 processor on top of 1 GB of RAM and a massive battery. It’s also got a nice high resolution screen and a fingerprint reader, too. Then, on the right side we’ve got the Galaxy S II. This exciting continuation of Samsung’s Galaxy line has the world’s fastest mobile dual-core processor, a 4.3″ Super AMOLED Plus screen, and Android 2.3 Gingerbread built-in.
We think the Samsung Galaxy S II is a bit stronger on the specifications sheet, but that won’t turn us away from the Atrix 4G. The Atrix has some compelling distinct features such as a plethora of docking accessories to give it the edge. Plus, users can expect more timely software upgrades with Motorola. Samsung’s been known for lagging behind the crowd in terms of their OS updates.
For those of you who are looking for a good hackable device, the Atrix 4G may have a locked bootloader holding you back. Samsung on the other hand leaves their devices fairly easy to custom modify. But, who knows what these two will look like in development.
Both of these phones are excellent choices. We’ll be reviewing them further on BriefMobile, so stay tuned and follow us on Twitter.
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