Summary: The HTC Aria was fairly quietly released by AT&T. A silent contender in the heavily competitive U.S. market, the HTC Aria still packs quite a punch. Though it may not have the full power that other Android powered devices have, it's still powerful enough to fit in with AT&T's desired audience.
Conclusion: If you like having the world in your pocket this phone is for you. Stay connected to people at all times, dig the web, watch Youtube. This stylish little toy might not have the biggest screen but is light and pocket-sized and with tens of thousands of apps available from the market you will always...
Conclusion: Such a great phone – shame it runs Windows. Did anyone think that about the HTC HD mini? Not only did they think it, someone must’ve said it too – and HTC listened in. Now, this most likely isn’t how the story goes.
Pros: 3.2" 256K-color HVGA capacitive touchscreen with multi-touch input, Compact body and bold industrial design, Android 2.1 Eclair with Sense UI, Qualcomm MSM7227 600 MHz CPU and 384MB RAM, Quad-band GSM support with dual-band HSDPA 7.2Mbps and HSUPA 2 Mbps, Wi-Fi b/g connectivity, Built-in GPS rece...
Cons: Poor display sunlight legibility, Patchy Flash support in the browser, Card slot under the battery cover, No DivX/XviD video support out-of-the-box, No secondary video-call camera, No voice dialing, No dedicated camera key, no lens cover and no camera flash
Excerpt: We had high hopes for the HTC Aria. And, HTC for a moment rewarded them. Alas, all good things must come to an end. Read more for the debrief. HTC’s Aria is a compact Android phone. In fact, it’s one of the most compact on the market today.
Pros: Compact size, very affordable Android phone.
Conclusion: We can’t imagine a tech dude choosing an Aria over a more amply endowed Android model. Aria is too small, too cute (although its industrial design could use a Queer Eye for the Straight Guy makeover) and missing too many new normal attributes (camera flash, HD video recorder, high-resolution screen)...
Excerpt: With all of the current buzz over Android phones with ~4″ screens like the Incredible, Xperia X10, Galaxy, Desire, and EVO 4G, it’s easy to forget that sometimes less can be more; sometimes less is actually more desirable. Take the HTC Aria for instance.
Pros: : Solidly built; looks great and feels good in hand; zippy performance; functions as a great phone as well as PDA
Cons: : AT&T needs to loosen the reigns and allow the installation of non AT&T Market apps
Conclusion: The HTC Aria is a great choice if looking for an Android phone on AT&T. Its small size will be a plus for many customers in a time when big phones are taking over the market. Those looking for a huge screen may want to avoid this one, but its small size is great for carrying around in the pocket.
Conclusion: Not everyone will want to lug around an Android smartphone that offers a screen size larger than 4”, but thankfully the HTC Aria fits perfectly for those individuals that want a great Android experience that's wrapped up in a compact body.
Pros: Compact size, Feels durable, Swift speeds, Smooth looking video playback
Excerpt: Let’s get down to brass tacks: The much-hyped HTC Aria is worth singing about. Maybe not loudly (or in the shower), but it manages to nail most of the basics that some of AT&T’s other Android phones have fumbled. The Aria’s biggest asset is the fact that it’s small.
Pros: Surprisingly handsome, well-balanced design despite wee size. Deftly handles a number of tasks (email, multimedia, web browsing) in speedy stride. 5-MP Camera supports both VGA video recording and autofocus.
Cons: Included 2-GB memory card puts it woefully behind its competitors. AT&T left its controlling stamp: Downloading non-Marketplace apps and loading them onto the memory card is verboten. Speakerphone is on the back of the phone, rendering audio fuzzy. Optical trackpad is no replacement for a proper ...