The Atrix 2 is definitely a case of less is more. At $99, it’s one of the most affordable dual-core Android phones around, and it’s also refreshingly pocket friendly. We took the 4.7-ounce Gingerbread device for a quick spin at CTIA and loved the larger 4.3-inch qHD display, which also looks sharper than its predecessor. The Atrix 2 also packs an 8-MP camera that records 1080p video, an HDMI port, and 21 Mbps HSPA+ data.
Want to turn your phone into a mini laptop? The Atrix 2 plugs into the new Lapdock A100, which looks to offer a much more comfortable layout than the original dock. When connected you can use Motorola’s webtop software to surf the full web using Firefox. The bundled ZumoCast app lets you access files and media from your PC remotely, just like the Droid Bionic.
The biggest difference between the Bionic and the Atrix 2 is that this sequel is more pocket friendly. We also like the textured back, which makes for an easier grip. No, you don’t get the original Atrix’ nifty fingerprint reader, but we’re not complaining at this price. In fact, assuming the data speeds are good, the Atrix 2 should be able to give the $99 iPhone 4 a run for its money. Stay tuned for a full review of this sleek Android handset, but in the meantime check out our hands-on video and photos below.