Motorola Atrix 4G vs Apple iPhone 4 | Full Specs Compared | Atrix 4G vs iPhone 4 Performance, Speed and Features
Motorola Atrix 4G and Apple iPhone 4 are two closely competing smartphones. Motorola Atrix 4G is an Android phone that runs on Android 2.2.1 (Froyo) with a promised upgrade to Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) while iPhone 4 runs iOS 4.2.1 which can be upgraded to the latest iOS 4.3. Motorola has emulated many iPhone features with its Motoblur in Atrix 4G. But when it comes to UX, Apple UI is better than Motoblur. However on the hardware side Motorola Atrix 4G is much superior to iPhone 4 and delivers faster and better performance. It’s packed with 4 inch display, 1GHz dual core processor, 1GB RAM and support Adobe Flash Player and compatible with high speed HSPA+ network. Apple iPhone features 3.5 inch display, 1GHz (850Mhz) A4 processor, 512MB RAM and no support for Adobe Flash Player.
Motorola Atrix 4G
The powerful Android smartphone from Motorola Atrix 4G is packed with excellent features and gives a benchmark performance. The 4″ QHD capacitive touch screen display that supports 960x 540 pixels resolution and 24-bit color depth produces a real sharp and bright pictures on the screen.
The Nvidia Tegra 2 chip-set (built with 1 GHz dual core ARM Cortex A9 CPU and GeForce ULV GPU) with 1 GB RAM and a very responsive display makes multitasking smooth and gives a better browsing and gaming experience. Motorola Atrix 4G runs Android 2.2 with Motoblur for UI and the Android WebKit browser supports full Adobe flash player 10.1 to allow all the graphics, text and animations on the web. The unique feature of Atrix 4G is the webtop technology and the fingerprint scanner. The fingerprint scanner combined with the power button at the top center back of the gadget gives an added security, you can enable the feature by going in to the set up and input your finger print with pin number.
Motorola introduced the Webtop technology with Atrix 4G that replaces a laptop. All you need to enjoy the power of mobile computing is the laptop dock and the software (which you have to purchase separately). The 11.5 inch laptop dock with full physical keyboard is built in with Mozila firefox browser and adobe flash player that allows a fast, seamless browsing in a large screen. It will also mirror your phone content on the large screen. You can connect to internet with Wi-Fi or the high speed HSPA+ network.
The other features include 5 megapixel rear camera with dual LED flash and capability of HD video recording at [email protected], front VGA camera (640×480 pixels) for video calling, internal memory of 16GB that can be expanded to 32GB using a memory card, HDMI port, microUSB port (HDMI cable and USB cable are included to the package). Video recording and play can increase to 1080p with OS upgrade to Android 2.3 or more. The battery life is impressive with a 1930 mAh Li-ion battery in place and the talk time is rated as 9 hours (3G).
Apple iPhone 4
The iPhone 4 is one of the slimmest smartphone (Galaxy S II has beaten iPhone’s record). It boasts about its 3.5 inches LED backlit Retina display with higher resolution of 960×640 pixels, 512 MB eDRAM, internal memory options of 16 or 32 GB and dual camera, 5 megapixel 5x digital zoom rear camera with LED flash and 0.3 megapixel camera for video calling.
The remarkable feature of the iPhone devices is the operating system iOS 4.2.1 and the Safari web browser. It is now upgradeable to iOS 4.3 that has included many new features, one such is the hotspot capability (depends on carriers). The new iOS will be a big boost to iPhones.
The very fact that new smartphones are being compared with Apple iPhone 4 that was launched in the middle of 2010 speaks volumes of the abilities of this amazing smartphone by Apple. It is a tribute to the innovative designing and outstanding features of iPhone 4. The 3.5 inches display in iPhone4 is not huge but comfortable enough to read everything because it is extremely bright with a resolution of 960 x 640 pixels. The touchscreen is highly sensitive and scratch resistant. The phone works very smoothly with a fast processor that is 1GHz Apple A4.
The operating system is iOS 4 that is considered to be the best in the business. Web browsing on Safari is a pleasant experience and the user has the liberty to download thousands of apps from Apple’s app store. Emailing is fun with this smartphone as there is a full QWERTY virtual keyboard for fast typing. iPhone 4 is Facebook compatible to stay connected with friends with a single touch. The smartphone is available in black and white colors in candy bar form. It has dimensions of 15.2 x 48.6 x 9.3 mm and weighs just 137g. For connectivity, there is Bluetooth v2.1+EDR and the phone has Wi-Fi 802.1b/g/n at 2.4 GHz.
iPhone 4s front and back glass design though acclaimed for its beauty had criticism of cracking when dropped. To overcome the criticism of display fragility, Apple has given a solution with vibrant color bumpers. It comes in six colors: white, black, blue, green, orange or pink.
|Difference between Motorola Atrix 4G and iPhone 4
1. Display – iPhone has Retina display with a resolution of 960 x640 and Atrix 4G has qHD PenTile LCD display with a resolution of 960 x 540. The resolutions are almost same but the Atrix 4G’s display is larger than iPhone, 4 inch and 3.5 inch respectively, so the ppi is better for Retina. Retina scores better than the PenTile LCD in Atrix 4G.
2. Performance – Atrix performs better with 1GHz dual core Tegra 2 chipset with GeForce ULV GPU and 1GB RAM compared to iPhone 4’s 850 MHz A4 chipset with SGX 535 GPU and 512MB RAM. Multitasking is smoother on Atrix 4G while iPhone 4 has limitations.
3. Browsing – Atrix 4G gives a better browsing experience than iPhone 4. Also it supports Adobe Flash Player enabling seamless surfing.
4. UI – Apple UI is more clean and professional than the Motoblur in Atrix 4G. However Motoblur virtual keyboard with haptic feedback and swype is impressive. Also the Social hub is well designed with the facility to view contacts by groups.
5. Network connectivity – iPhone 4 is a 3G device that’s compatible with HSUPA while Atrix 4G is compatible with HSPA+ network, it’s one of the fastest Android phone supported by high speed HSPA+ network
|Comparison of Specifications
Motorola Atrix 4G vs iPhone 4
|Design||Motorola Atrix 4G||iPhone 4|
|Form Factor||Candy Bar||Candy bar|
|Keyboard||Virtual full QWERTY with Swype||Virtual Full QWERTY|
|Dimension||117.75x63.5x10.95 mm||115.2 x 58.6 x 9.3 mm|
|Weight||135 g||137 g|
|Body Color||Black||White, Black|
|Display||Motorola Atrix 4G||iPhone 4|
|Size||4 inch||3.5 inches|
|Resolution||QHD 960 x 540 pixels||960 x 640|
|Features||Corning Gorilla Glass, Light responsive||16M color, Oleophobic coated, scratch resistance|
|Sensors||Three axis gyro, Accelerometor, Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor|
|Operating System||Motorola Atrix 4G||iPhone 4|
|Platform||Android 2.2.1 (Froyo)||Apple iOS 4.2.1 (upgradeable to iOS 5)|
|UI||Motoblur, Fingerprint smart sensor security||Apple|
|Browser||Android WebKit (on Phone), Mozilla Firefox 3.6 (Webtop mode)||Safari|
|Processor||Motorola Atrix 4G||iPhone 4|
|Model||Nvidia Tegra 2 AP20H dual core (ARM Cortex A9 CPU & GeForce GT GPU)||Apple A4|
|Speed||1 GHz Dual Core||1 GHz|
|Memory||Motorola Atrix 4G||iPhone 4|
|RAM||1 GB||512 MB|
|Included||16 GB NAND memory||16 GB/32 GB|
|Expansion||Up to 32 GB with microSD card||No card Slot|
|Camera||Motorola Atrix 4G||iPhone 4|
|Resolution||5.0 megapixel||5.0 mega pixels|
|Focus, Zoom||Auto focus, digital zoom||Auto, Digital, tap focus|
|Video Capture||HD [email protected]||720p HD|
|Features||Double microphones||Double microphones, Geo tagging, Image stabilization|
|Secondary camera||Yes||Three axis gyro, Accelerometor, Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor|
|Entertainment||Motorola Atrix 4G||iPhone 4|
|Audio||AAC, MP3, WMA9, eAAC+, AMR NB, AAC+||AAC, Protected AAC (from iTunes Store), HE-AAC, MP3, MP3 VBR, Apple Lossless, AIFF, WAV|
|Video||H.264, MPEG-4,||H.264, MPEG-4, M-JPEG|
|FM Radio||No but Tunein Internet Radio App|
|Battery||Motorola Atrix 4G||iPhone 4|
|Type Capacity||Li-ion Polymer, 1930 mAh||Li-ion non-removable battery; 1420 mAh|
|Talktime||Up to 530 min (2G), 540 min (3G)||up to 14 hrs (2G), up to 7 hrs (3G)|
|Standby||Up to 400 hours (2G), up to 350 hours (3G)||max 500 hrs|
|Mail and Messaging||Motorola Atrix 4G||iPhone 4|
|POP3/IMAP, Gmail, Email, SMS, MMS, IM - Google talk, AOL, Yahoo Messenger, Windows Live||Gmail, Email|
|Messaging||Corporate Mail Sync,||MMS, SMS, IM (GoogleTalk)|
|Connectivity||Motorola Atrix 4G||iPhone 4|
|Wi-Fi||802.11b/g/n||802.11 b/g/n. n at 2.4 kHz only|
|Wi-Fi Hotspot||GSM model with upgrade to iOS 4.3, CDMA model|
|USB||2.0 High Speed||Yes, connect via 30 pin dock adapter|
|Location Service||Motorola Atrix 4G||iPhone 4|
|Maps||Google Map, eCompass||Google Maps|
|Lost-Theft Protection||Yes with 3rd party application like Lookout||Find my Phone|
|Network Support||Motorola Atrix 4G||iPhone 4|
|2G/3G||GSM, GPRS, EDGE/WCDMA, HSPA+||GSM/UMTS or CDMA|
|Applications||Motorola Atrix 4G||iPhone 4|
|Apps||Android Market, Google Mobile Serice||Apple Apps Store, iTunes|
|Social Networks||Facebook, Twitter, Google talk, MySpace, PhotoBucket, Picasa,||Facebook, Twitter, SNS|
|Voice Calling||Skype, Viber, Vonage||Skype, Viber|
|Video Calling||Skype, Qik , Tango||Skype, Tango, QiK|
|Featured||QuickOffice 3.0, Vlingo Voice, Blockbuster, MobiTV, Need for Speed||AirPrint, AirPlay, Find my iPhone|
|Business Mobility||Motorola Atrix 4G||iPhone 4|
|Remote VPN||Yes||Yes , CISCO Anyconnect, Juniper JunOS Pulse|
|Corporate Mail||Yes , Active Sync||Yes, Active Sync|
|Corporate Directory||Yes with CISCO Jabber||Yes|
|Video Conferencing||Yes with CISCO WebEx||Yes with CISCO WebEx|
|Other Features||Join.Me, Goto Meeting|
|Security||Motorola Atrix 4G||iPhone 4|
|Yes with 3rd party application like Lookout||MobileMe, Password Protected home screen|
|Additional Features||Motorola Atrix 4G||iPhone 4|
|Mobile hotspot - connect up to 5 Wi-Fi enabled devices, Mobile computing with Webtop technology - in Webtop mode you can connect to docking station and surf internet with full Mozilla Firefox 3.6, 7 Home screens||iBook, iMovie, FaceTime, Multiple language support, Mobile hotspot - no support in GSM model, connects up to 5 devices in CDMA model|