It's an epic dogfight between two flagship devices!  Aaron throws the Motorola Atrix 4G and the Apple iPhone 4 into the ring, two awesome devices available on AT&T (though the test model is the Verizon version).  The Motorola Atrix rocks a 1 GHz NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual-core processor, 4-inch qHD display, 5-megapixel camera, front-facing camera, biometric fingerprint scanner, and Android 2.2 with MOTOBLUR.  The Apple iPhone 4 offers the A4 CPU (rumored to be 1 GHz), a 3.5-inch Retina Display, 5-megapixel camera, and a front-facing camera for FaceTime.

The Motorola Atrix suffers from some lag as a result of MOTOBLUR, but the iPhone 4 is reaching the end of its product life cycle.  Who will win?  Part 1 of 2.

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"Dogfight - Motorola Atrix 4G or Apple iPhone 4G?"

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Nagesh Bhupal
Nagesh Bhupal Atrix
Jacob Lee
Jacob Lee I dont think4g network is worth it so ill still stick with my iphone 4
Joeana Marie Bush
Joeana Marie Bush I think that the atrix 4g was made for the more business aspect, and older generation who are always on the go and for the multitasker while the iphone appeals to the younger generation who want music and apps and play games. I have an iphone 3gs and i love it ( thats my personal opinion) i have a bunch of children and baby apps for my son and he knows how to work it. I guess it just all depends on what you want your phone to do. Since im on the go all the time i love the calander and how you can set up two reminders instead of just one. But if people want an over all faster phone id agree on the atrix and i totally agreee on that stupid annoying box that pops on the iphone telling you someones posted on your wall or sent you a text!
Perez Thomas
Perez Thomas The iPhone is NOT 4G! Figured a tech blog wouldn't make that mistake.
Jonathan Gutierrez
Jonathan Gutierrez Steve jobs should try n hook up wit Google for android lol
Darvin Bowen
Darvin Bowen I'd take the Motorola Atrix 4G hands down, also being a PC man.
Tony Ward
Tony Ward Android is on too many devices now to fail, IPhone is just a phone and a very boring one too, what do you think will happen when the android market will overtake the apple app store? With a phone that depends souly on it's application store to make it popular it will be doomed when android has more apps. Face it Steve jobs, your phone is doomed lol
Nathaniel Hull
Nathaniel Hull Atrix, just sucks its on ATT
Trevor Wigelsworth
Trevor Wigelsworth Went to a launch party here in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. The Atrix ROCKS! I want one!
Bill Gillespie
Bill Gillespie dont forget you have to be on wifi to use face time,my biggest problem with iphones is the lack of expandable storage and removable battery.... Android FTW :)
Chris Kimak
Chris Kimak When did iphone go 4g, oh it didnt!
Jonathan Gutierrez
Jonathan Gutierrez @Brian Russel I couldn't agree more android is getting better
Kamil M Abdullah
Kamil M Abdullah I don't even take Phonedog's dog fights seriously anymore. They're all iZombies over there so whatever they match up against the iPhone, even if its blatantly superior like the Atrix is, Phonedog staff will say the iPhone wins. These guys really have their heads stuck up Steve Jobs' ass.
Tito Rodriguez
Tito Rodriguez I'm loving my new work phone Tmobile Comet with android 2.2 & my iTouch for home entertainment. Wished iPhone/iPod had swype!
Garrett Wilfong
Garrett Wilfong atrix deffinetly :P
Darryl Mouzone
Darryl Mouzone And I typed the word also twice in one sentence. I suck.
Darryl Mouzone
Darryl Mouzone Atrix. And this is coming from someone who also has an iPhone 4 also.
Lucas Dias
Lucas Dias Atrix is 150% better.
Conrad Kovash
Conrad Kovash Motorola Atrix 4G Hands down.
Jonathan Gutierrez
Jonathan Gutierrez Well that's the phones its up against right now. The iPhones don't even support flash like android 2.2
Mimoun Tu Rigoleras
Mimoun Tu Rigoleras Optimus 2x better
Ai Nguyen
Ai Nguyen iPhones owns!!!
Jon Jerico Calanio
Jon Jerico Calanio Atrix despite the encrypted bootloader = basically a power limiter to this otherwise superpowered smartphone.
Nick Koval
Nick Koval What 4g in iphone????
Nirav Insomniac
Nirav Insomniac Buy iPhone and remain under the strict rules of big daddy Jobs.... Android =freedom...... IPhone users r still @ school level Android users r in college:-)
Arnel J Pascua
Arnel J Pascua Android is customizable, Apple iPhone is NOT. Would you rather have a phone where you can make it as yours? Or a phone that looks the same? Android just
Nirav Insomniac
Nirav Insomniac IPhone is not comparable to the mighty atrix anyway.... readout the specs and STEVE will piss in his pants.... :-) :-)
Cheng Guan Hao ???
Cheng Guan Hao ??? ATRIX
Michael Skrabacz
Michael Skrabacz Yo mama
Shirley Mercado
Shirley Mercado I'd choose the Apple iPhone 4...Apple iPhone 4..... APPLE IPHONE 4!!! =D (*AWESOME!!!*)
Enis Fazliu
Enis Fazliu Say not see
Enis Fazliu
Enis Fazliu I see best phone out there is the Htc inspire unless u have a jailbroken phone otherwise the iPhone is garbage.
Mychael Rendón
Mychael Rendón Epic fight? Really?
Gene Walker
Gene Walker The atrix is a better phone hands down. The things that make it better are the dual core tegra 2 processor the larger screen 4g and the accessories from a hardware stand point. From a software Stand point iOS and android are great platforms and they both have the ups and downs but the notification system still sucks on iOS and they have yet to make a change in the ui department at all and the openess of android is great.
David Hilgendorf
David Hilgendorf LoL... come on now. U know this is not a dogfight because the Atrix will turn that into applesauce
DeMonte Greene
DeMonte Greene iphone 4 isnt 4g its jus iphone 4
Douglas J Kmiotek
Douglas J Kmiotek I'll check this out later, since I want the info on how the atrix compares to my iPhone 4.
Landon Empey
Landon Empey Atrix
David McNeill
David McNeill Nothing more tiring that reading the term 'apple fanboy', I have an HTC but I reckon we've reached point where androids fans are crazier and more blinkered than Apple fans. They are sooo angry.
Brain Roopull
Brain Roopull Not surprised everyone caught the (un)intentional mistake on the iPhone 4's name. Why people keep trying to compare the iPhone to the top of the line Androids is beyond me... must be a fanboy thing. It was barely competitive when it was launched, and is less-so, now. As far as I can tell, the only area it excelled in was screen resolution. We were told this was super important by Apple, but I guess since they didn't bump the abysmal resolution in the new iPad, that was a lie or a mistake. I'm not saying the iPhone 4 is a bad phone. It's not... but it certainly isn't cutting edge & wasn't cutting edge when it was introduced. The one thing the iPhone 4 taught me is that the cell phone market moves faster than Apple can manage. I think they're fairing better in the tablet market, but I doubt they'll be able to keep up in the coming year.
Casey Cunningham
Casey Cunningham It all comes down to apple vs android. Android no limitations and apple is all about not letting you customize your phone. Apple phones all look the same on the outside and the inside. Android has personality.
Levi G. Calderon
Levi G. Calderon Uh, it's not iPhone "4G" just "4", the i{hone is NOT a 4G device.
Tanner Carone
Tanner Carone Good question supposedly I heard they're both good but iPhone isn't 4G so I would choose the atrix since it is actually 4G
Gabriel Fernandez
Gabriel Fernandez Aaron is a big Apple fan boy. He shouldn't even be allowed to do dog fights if he's going to be biased.
Jackson Sanger
Jackson Sanger funny joke aaron, but seriously the motorola atrix puts apple to shame...even with its locked bootloader
Sam Platz
Sam Platz Thunderbolt..whenever the hell it comes out.
Frank Pagel
Frank Pagel I have an HTC evo and I am switching to iPhone 4! Longer battery, better UI, no lagg, iPod and phone in one, apple stands behind phone! I have had alot of android phones and also iPhone 3gs and for some reason I go back to iPhone all the time, I am very tech Savy just prefer iPhone over the rest!
Rex Tippin JR
Rex Tippin JR Dude what kind of question is that?!?!?! iPhone 4 baby!!
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?????? ????? ........................Might be a iPhone 4G on the way guys ya know................iPhone......iPhone 3G....iPhone 3GS......iPhone 4...........dooppppdedoooh
Matt Hansen
Matt Hansen Hey if you guys like Noah, check out technobuffalo dot com
Hendue Vidal
Hendue Vidal I hope to God you put IPhone 4G on purpose as an inside joke ... I think Aaron is great but what horrible proofreading if it was a mistake.
Harrison Hughes
Harrison Hughes Atrix sux inspire rules
Benjamin Padilla
Benjamin Padilla Oh yeah, I hate when people say"da" for "the".
Randy Galvan
Randy Galvan tmobile G2 :p
Mikie Siharath
Mikie Siharath iPhone blows. Stupid locked down piece of trash
Benjamin Padilla
Benjamin Padilla neither
Jorge Perez
Jorge Perez I have both so who cares :-)
Charles Phillips
Charles Phillips If you speaking of FASTER then let's bring in the DROID X.
Ryan Etzel
Ryan Etzel iphone4 all the way i cant wait till i get my iphone5 or iphone6 i hate android ughh
George Millhouse
George Millhouse wow jonathan do you know english?
Gabriel Fernandez
Gabriel Fernandez @Jonathan: I'm no iPhone fan boy but I wouldn't agree with that. The entire line is not faster and the iPhone is certainly no slouch when it comes to speed. It sports the same processor Samsung devices have and they're pretty fast. And you can't really compare newer HTC devices to an older iPhone. Just isn't fair. Compare dual-core vs. dual-core and single core vs. single core and then you have an argument. And besides.. these phones having HTC Sense on top of the Android OS isn't really helping the case.
James Kersey
James Kersey IPhone
Burk Manson
Burk Manson Atrix!
Jonathan Gutierrez
Jonathan Gutierrez @Gabriel yea datz true but the whole HTC line is way faster Dan da iPhone like da evo da inspire da thunderbolt
Fernando Gonzalez
Fernando Gonzalez iPhone = Overrated garbage
Lanh Nguyen
Lanh Nguyen enjoy your tiny 3.5 inch screen lamer
Melvin Mejia
Melvin Mejia Iphone shits on errrrything!!!
Ernesto Moreno
Ernesto Moreno both are AT&T so none
Tony Dear III
Tony Dear III Not 4g aarron? What up with that?
Victor Rios
Victor Rios Atrix 4G
Rohan Shah
Rohan Shah *iPhone 4, not 4g GOD
Gabriel Fernandez
Gabriel Fernandez @Jonathan: I wouldn't say a phone that has only 2-3 hours of battery life is better.
Andrew Thoren
Andrew Thoren iPhone 4 vs inspire
Marius Vranceanu
Marius Vranceanu Blackberry dude
Ayo Q Sipho
Ayo Q Sipho Bring back the days when u could enjoy a new phone before another damn phone comes out with just a few tweak....smh
Jon Martin
Jon Martin Stupid mistakes by Phonedog its NOT 4G
Justin Ibarra
Justin Ibarra Actually as I think of it there both pretty tight but now iPhone 4G
Jonathan Gutierrez
Jonathan Gutierrez Ipone 4g but da HTC thunderbolt is better
Issa Hirsi
Issa Hirsi Atrix, even though it has disgusting Motoblur. iPhone is not a contender.
Gerard Talamo
Gerard Talamo iPhone puts all other phones to shame
Justin Ibarra
Justin Ibarra Motorola Atrix!!!!!!!!
Josh Lazenby
Josh Lazenby The Atrix squishes everything current. The only thing on the same level as it is the Optimus 3D.
Jordan Nguyen
Jordan Nguyen iPhone 4G?! cmon now
Mikie Siharath
Mikie Siharath iPhone 4*
Gabriel Fernandez
Gabriel Fernandez Bring back Noah!
Khaled Shunnar
Khaled Shunnar iphone is no 4g !

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