The Motorola Atrix vs. the LG Revolution

Both the Revolution and Atrix have lots for people to both like. These are two mean machines, and it's safe to say that there isn't a bad choice here. Both companies have impeccable reputations, and they've made sure that these products have a great deal of support. LG has provided owners with an amazing selection of LG Revolution accessories. Choosing that perfect LG Revolution case or LG Revolution screen protector won't be a problem. And the same holds true for the Motorola Atrix 4G. But there are some key differences, so we're going to explore those distinctions in order to help you make the perfect choice.

The Motorola Atrix 4G runs on Android 2.2 and uses AT&T's 4G HSPA+ network. The LG Revolution also runs on Android 2.2 but instead uses Verizon's 4G LTE network. Both networks are comparable, and choosing is just a matter of deciding which carrier you prefer. Both phones come with their own user interface on top of Android 2.2. The LG Revolution comes with the Optimus UI, and the Motorola Atrix 4G comes with MotoBlur. Motorola's MotoBlur puts a focus on integration with social networks, such as Twitter, Facebook, Myspace and others. Optimus UI is slightly more business oriented and it puts the focus on gestures, a feature it calls Swype.

One of the key differences between the devices is that the LG Revolution includes a Bluetooth 3.0 implementation while the Motorola Atrix 4G only supports Bluetooth 2.1. The difference between 3.0 and 2.1 is that 3.0 supports data transfer speeds up to 24 Mbit/s. That kind of speed is what a device needs to stream high-quality video. Bluetooth 3.0 smart phones like the LG Revolution can also stream slideshows from digital cameras and stream content to televisions. So if you are a very multimedia-oriented smart phone user, then the LG Revolution has a significant advantage over the Motorola Atrix 4G. But if the extent of your Bluetooth usage is a wireless headset and file transfers to your laptop, then it won't make much of a difference.

Both of these mobile devices can serve as a mobile hotspot. They both also have a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera with autofocus and LED flash. They both have a front-facing camera as well, but the difference here is that the LG Revolution's camera is 1.3-megapixel while the Motorola Atrix 4G is only 640x480 pixels. Consumers should note that the Atrix camera is perfectly fine for video chats and the like. The most noticeable difference will be when taking self-portraits and whatnot. The LG Revolution images will be noticeably sharper.

Another key difference is that LG Revolution will use a 1GHz Snapdragon processor while the Motorola Atrix 4G use the 1GHz NVidia Tegra 2 dual-core CPU. There's little doubt that the NVidia CPU is more powerful, but for most light use, the difference in performance will be negligible. However, if you're gamer or a power user, then you'll likely take advantage of the dual-core CPU. While watching videos, playing games or running multiple apps, the single-core CPU will feel a little more sluggish.


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