Excerpt: 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...
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
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
15 August 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.