Android smartphones everywhere!  Aaron throws the Motorola Atrix 4G and the Google Nexus S into the ring for a battle.  The Atrix 4G is powered by a 1 GHz NVIDIA dual-core Tegra 2 processor and offers a 4-inch qHD display, 5-megapixel camera, front-facing camera for those crazy MySpace pictures, HSPA+ (4G) and Android 2.2.  The Nexus S offers a 1 GHz single-core Hummingbird processor, 4-inch Super AMOLED curved display, 5-megapixel camera, front-facing camera, and NFC (near field communication) for future wireless payments, among other things.

With a laptop and media dock available for purchase, the Motorola Atrix 4G offers an exceptional accessory ecosystem, but the Nexus S offers the vanilla Android experience and NFC support.  Which one will take home the medal?  Let the battle begin!  Part 1 of 2.

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Justin Wang
Justin Wang since the updates for the Atrix, has the performance improve like the lag situation?
Shravan Devulapally
Shravan Devulapally Nexus One with Gingerbread :D!
Skye Villanueva
Skye Villanueva U guys say atrix for the dualcore....but who wants motoblur I'd take stock Android and 1ghz processor over dualcore motoblur!!I'd like it if it had sence though
Vj Roshan
Vj Roshan Most awaited dog fight Atrix 4G Vs Galaxy S2 though - Expecting soon from Phone dog
Sarayu Phanathanate
Sarayu Phanathanate i think Nexus was pretty good, better then Atrix. but i still prefer atrix 'cause its options.
Dustin Taylor
Dustin Taylor Atrix cant believe you picked the nexus shit. 2.3 all it has. Dual core next tech ...single core yesterday. Obvious winner. Think maybe aaron had to pick nexus as winner due to free stuff and that the nexus isn't selling that well.
Prabhath Jay
Prabhath Jay Mee .. oh oh me me ..
Mahdi Parsaiyan
Mahdi Parsaiyan Artix 4G
Thomas George Graham
Thomas George Graham Nexus s when they sort the horrible bugs out
Robin Mather
Robin Mather I owned the Atrix for 2 weeks and I will say the Nexus S wins .
Win Sein
Win Sein Atrix with vanilla android.
GladisnFidel Jose
GladisnFidel Jose Atrix
Nemo Joachim Breukhoven
Nemo Joachim Breukhoven ATRIX
Hishaam Namooya
Hishaam Namooya Current Operating Systems are not really optimized for dual core processors, I think that they should create OS for dual core processors completely from scratch.
Pankaj Kumar
Pankaj Kumar NEXUS!!!!!
Lou Masumbu
Lou Masumbu I too think nexus is a big disappoint, its like a vibrant only with ginger bread. Nothing innovative or groundbreaking hardware wise for a google flagship phone!
Mason Hartley
Mason Hartley Wants
Andy Solis Banuelos
Andy Solis Banuelos atrix
Fonzy Paniagua
Fonzy Paniagua Atrix blows like seriously MotoBlur really ???? Put Stock android gingerbread a super amoled screen then it will be a beast. Nexus S
Maitreya Solanki
Maitreya Solanki Nexus one was great phone I think Google should stick with HTC
Lamar Thompson
Lamar Thompson Nexus S
Joshua Light
Joshua Light Nexus. Att blows.
Kevin Henderson
Kevin Henderson Nexus s!
Luis P Lopez
Luis P Lopez Lol.... 2014... Good one
Teron Facey
Teron Facey Nexus S. Motorola's Atrix Gingerbread update rolling out in 2014.
Everyday Jay
Everyday Jay *Evo 3D*
Everyday Jay
Everyday Jay Only thing the Atrix has over Nexus S is the dual core. Get more info Eve 3D
Anonymous Neither, ive had em both and there overrated
Alok Dixit
Alok Dixit I should definitely win it.. using hd2 for windows and android.. wanna use 2 phones for different os.. :)
Brandon Cromer
Brandon Cromer I love my Nexus S. So my vote is Nexus S.
Markus Howard
Markus Howard ATRIX
Alex Smith
Alex Smith Nexus S! Motorola =Fail
Matthew Scott
Matthew Scott You know what's funny. Its an easy way out to blame motoblur. I saw the lag pinch to zoom on the atrix 4g and for a dual core its a scary let down. Nexus s is an easy pic.
Jose Pablo Islas
Jose Pablo Islas Nexus!
Jennafer Madera
Jennafer Madera I regret getting the nexus s it freaking sucks!
Evgeni Sibirkin
Evgeni Sibirkin Atrix! It can definitely replace a pc/mac for some people (if atrix gadgets are bought).
Mason Hartley
Mason Hartley Nexus s who the heck what's motoblur
Douglas J Kmiotek
Douglas J Kmiotek Atrix!!! But, I'm waiting to upgrade from the iPhone 4 to the iPhone 5 myself,...
Christian García Denizard
Christian García Denizard Atrix hands down, if dont like motoblur just download home launcher pro for free on the android market
Rex Tippin JR
Rex Tippin JR Come on, the Atrix!!
Christopher Manic Johnson
Christopher Manic Johnson The Nexus S is the best all around Android device out right now, but, the Atrix edges it out just by potential alone. So it goes like this, the Nexus S if you like staying current, the Atrix if you're forward thinking, & the possibilities seem endless to you. Blur is Blur, if you are so adamant for having stock Android, then you're savvy enough to root your device...
Logan Walker
Logan Walker Nexus S
David Hilgendorf
David Hilgendorf Atrix
Rudy Fierro
Rudy Fierro Nexus S
Penestro Jones
Penestro Jones Nexus One with Gingerbread
Tony Myers
Tony Myers Gimmi gimmi gimmi
Alex Myers
Alex Myers Nexus easily.
Raffah Siddiqui
Raffah Siddiqui Your the phonedog. It's up to you to decide. But I think it's the atrix
Stephen M. Knipe II
Stephen M. Knipe II Atrix
Mitchell Kelman
Mitchell Kelman The nexus s was supposed to be really good but once Samsung made it and put crap in there with no dual core or anything else that fancy, the attic took it away.
Pirarre Miller
Pirarre Miller The Atrix...why even ask that question...lol..jp
Glenn Rubio Urrea
Glenn Rubio Urrea Nexus by far. Spec wise the Atrix is a beast, but it has Moto Blur so thats that. The desktop feature leaves much to be desired.
Will Hamilton
Will Hamilton Is the nexus s coming to verizon
Dave Keller
Dave Keller Nexus S. Obviously. Motoblur fails anything it's on.
Tim Miyashiro
Tim Miyashiro Atrix, better build quality. Samsung's products are cheapy.
Frank Smith Jr
Frank Smith Jr Atrix. The Nexus S is the biggest disappointment I've ever seen.
Ujjwal Chande
Ujjwal Chande Atrix!!
Leo Alexandrov
Leo Alexandrov 3rd!
Jackson Sanger
Jackson Sanger Question on my mind all month :P
Zach Tyler
Zach Tyler Atrix
Daniel C Choe
Daniel C Choe atrix 4g!!

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