Summary: The HTC Aria is a solid, midrange Android smartphone, but it's a shame AT&T restricts it by blocking Android's capability to install third-party apps.
Pros: The HTC Aria is compact, feature rich smartphone that runs on Android version 2.1 with HTC's Sense user interface. It has a 5-megapixel camera, GPS, Bluetooth, and supports Wi-Fi and 3G networks.
Cons: The Aria's smaller display makes for a cramped onscreen keyboard. Its camera doesn't have a flash and you can't install non-Market apps.
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) for the usual male geek consumer. But Aria is perfect for distaff cellphone buyers looking for basic cell functionality in a clutch purse perfect size.
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. As for AT&T, the HTC Aria offers customers one of the better experiences out there as it presents them a wonderful user interface that strategically can play to the specific needs of each person.
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. While other smartphones are chasing the ”big is beautiful” trope, the compact Aria is constructed to fit comfortably in your pocket.
Summary: The HTC Aria is a pocket-friendly Android phone that offers better performance than what its small screen might suggest. You might even call it cute. But this handset would have fared better if AT&T didn'tprevent installation of non-marketplace apps. Imposing restrictions that block functionality whichother service providers allow is a head scratcher.
HTC Aria review: The HTC Aria aims to bring the full Android experience to a smartphone that is small and compact
Good Gear Guide.au
12 October 2010
Summary: The HTC Aria is ideal for those who want an Android smartphone, but don't want one of the bigger Android devices on the market. The Aria's downsizing has had a minimal cost when it comes to features.
Pros: Has a compact design but its features are still comparable to larger smartphones, good build quality, HTC Sense UI
Cons: Glossy body is slippery and hard to keep clean, rear cover creaks slightly when pressed, no camera flash
Excerpt: Nálunk járt a HTC Aria modellje, amely egyértelműen mondható, hogy egy HTC HD Mini, csak épp Windows helyett Android fut rajta. De úgy is mondhatnám, hogy a Legendet kissé átalakították külsőleg és egy-két apróságot lebutítottak. A fenti a megállapításhoz elég összehasonlítani a két készülék tudását és máris egyértelmű lesz az egyezőség. Mind méretben, mind hardveresen közel ugyanazt tudja a két telefon, nagyon minimális különbségekkel, a rendszerről persze nem szólva.