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Motorola Atrix TV (2012)

Android OS v4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
Qualcomm Snapdragon S1 MSM7227A
Adreno 200
512 MB / 512 MB
4 inch (480 x 854 px)
8 MP, 3264 x 2448 px, autofocus

This phone comes equipped with a 4 inch TFT display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon S1 MSM7227A chipset, and 512 MB of RAM.

Is this phone worth its price? Hopefully, it will become clear by the end of my review.

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This article shares our personal experiences and thoughts about using the Motorola Atrix TV smartphone. We hope to offer helpful insights to others interested in this device.

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Motorola Atrix TV specifications

BrandMotorola
NameAtrix TV
ModelXT687
Release date2012

Weight, dimensions, colors

Weight4.55 oz
Dimensions4.72 x 2.38 x 0.39 inch
Colorsdark grey
SIM typeMini SIM

The weight of Motorola Atrix TV is about 4.55 oz with battery. This is average for smartphones of the same size.

System, chipset, performance

OS versionAndroid OS v4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
SoCQualcomm Snapdragon S1 MSM7227A
CPU1 GHz Cortex-A5
GPUAdreno 200

The Motorola Atrix TV comes with Android OS v4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) out of the box. The Android operating system uses the Linux kernel as its foundation. It includes a user interface, middleware, and many pre-installed applications. The Qualcomm Snapdragon S1 MSM7227A CPU can be fast enough for basic phone operations. Qualcomm's Snapdragon processors work with Adreno GPUs. The processors are designed for the GPUs.

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Display type, size, resolution

Display typeTFT
Screen size4 inch
Resolution480 x 854 px
Multitouch supportyes

The 4 inch phone comes with TFT display. A thin-film transistor (TFT) features a thin-film transistor for each individual pixel. Smaller smartphones are generally more compact and easier to handle. The size of the screen is measured diagonally, from corner to corner.

Memory, storage

RAM512 MB
Internal storage512 MB
Memory card slotmicroSD

512 MB of RAM is not typically considered to be enough for a smartphone. The needed RAM amount for good performance depends on factors. These include the OS, the apps, and the services we use. Most people think a smartphone needs at least 32 GB of storage. The Atrix TV has only 512 MB. We can expand the internal storage (512 MB) with a compatible microSD card.

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Cameras, flash

Main camera8 MP, 3264 x 2448 px, autofocus
FlashLED
Selfie cameraVGA

This single camera can be enough for many smartphone users, it depends on their photography needs and preferences. The Atrix TV comes with a basic camera setup and lacks any advanced features.

Connectivity, network, wireless

GSM 2G bands850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
Network coverage2G / 3G
Wi-FiWi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetoothv3.0, A2DP
GPSA-GPS
NFCno
FM radioyes, with RDS
USBmicroUSB 2.0
Headphone3.5 mm jack

The 3G is obsolete now, because most phones can use 4G and 5G networks. The phone is capable of connecting to Wi-Fi networks. The Atrix TV smartphone is capable of connecting to Bluetooth devices. The GPS allows this smartphone to find their exact location. It provides accurate navigation and mapping. The phone isn't NFC (Near Field Communication) capable. NFC is not essential for basic phone functionality, but it can be useful. The 3.5 mm headphone jack allows us to connect wired headphones or earphones to the device.

Battery type, capacity, charger

TypeLi-Ion 1700 mAh

The Li-Ion 1700 mAh battery gives the smartphone a good battery backup. The Li-ion is a low maintenance battery. It does not need periodic full discharge. We can simply buy a new battery from the open market and interchange it by ourselves.

Features, sensors, specials

Sensorsaccelerometer, compass, proximity
SpecialsDual SIM, Mobile TV

Today, smartphones come with many sensors. They help make the user experience better. The Atrix TV smartphone has an accelerometer. Dual SIM is great for businesses. They want to give staff a device with separate numbers and bills for personal and business use.

Verdict, pros and cons

Every phone has its strengths and weaknesses, and this Motorola phone is no exception. As with any device, there are aspects that shine and others that fall short. By examining both sides, we can paint a complete picture of what this phone has to offer. Let's explore its standout features and areas for improvement. Remember, this is just my opinion, and yours might be different.

Pros

  • microSD slot
  • Dual SIM support

Cons

  • TFT display
  • limited-size screen
  • insufficient memory
  • insufficient internal storage
  • single camera setup
  • no OIS function
  • no 4G support
  • no 5G support
  • no NFC feature
  • no Type-C USB port
  • low-capacity battery
  • no fingerprint reader
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Updated: June 17, 2024

Lucas Bradley I'm Lucas Bradley, the founder of the Phone42.com site. I love technology, especially smartphones, and I've been working with tech stuff for more than 20 years. This means I've seen a lot of changes and have learned a bunch about what makes a good phone. On Phone42.com, I look at all kinds of phones. They can be from big, well-known companies or new ones trying to make their mark. I want to help people understand what's new and cool in the world of smartphones, in a way that's easy to get.
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