Summary: a decent phone from HTC, the screen is kinda small, unless you have small hands/fingers you will want to text in landscape mode. The wifi antenna is rather weak, the battery life was very good for a smart phone, its small and thin, would be an excellent kids phone for a teenager.
Excerpt: I have had the HTC Aria cell phone for just over 6 months. I am not overly pleased with it, but it's not awful either. It does many things, the touch screen is awesome, and it has a lot of space. I do wish the camera had a flash and an easier way to snap photos. Downloading apps is easy, and usually quick. The phone does automatic updates regularly and stays charged for a long time. I don't like texting with a touch screen, and this phone's auto predict is terrible.
HTC Aria is a good for the beginning smartphone user.
9 September 2012
Excerpt: I just switched from the iPhone 3G to the HTC Aria. All in all, this is a decent Android phone. I wanted to test the difference in user interface between iOS and Android and I can see that Android has definitely created a threat for Apple. The apps are plentiful with any useful app you'd need already on the Android Marketplace(and adding). As far as games, there are some decent games for android but no where as abundant as on the iPhone.
Excerpt: HTC Aria is a great phone for anyone who loves to download applications and browse the internet. It has the same kind of applications that you can download as the iphone. I was able to download every single application I had on my Iphone on to the HTC Aria with the Android network. One down side to this phone is with all the apllications the phone does die very fast.
Excerpt: The HTC Aria is my current phone and I was a previous Iphone user. My honest opinion is that I miss my iphone 3g. I found the texting on the iphone superior. i found the apple market superior. I found the OS far more superior and user friendly. Also since I own an apple laptop, I find it more compatible. Plus the available accessory that is available for iphone is more diverse than the HTC.
If you can get it cheap GO FOR IT, otherwise dont waste your money.
18 August 2012
Summary: While outdated and unable to play flash, it's 600MHZ cpu is capable of overclocking to 800mhz with CM7 and Set CPU, making it a very worthy pocketable Android phone. Not powerful enough to run PSX emulators, it can still handle GBA and SNES but don't expect much beyond that. This is a great phone for browsing and texting, though sadly swype is not supported. It's not a 4G phone, but It's quick enough to do the job.
Summary: The aria has a nice little screen but for a smartphone it really lags behind the others it makes a great beginners phone, if you have never had a smartphone its agood place to start, but thats it if surf the web alot you may want the inspire or the atrix which is what i went the aria is slow loading and leaves alot to be desired, the camera is medeocre and video is poor with that said if youve never had a smartphone go for it but if you want the next best thing the aria...
Summary: After my samsung captivate broke down after 2 years, i needed another phone to hold me down till the release of the new iphone. Going from the Captivate to the Aria is like going from a Playstation 3 to the Playstation. Keyboard is quite difficult to adjust to and navigating doesn't have a fluid feel to it. The smaller screen also lowers the score on this phone. However for an economical smartphone, i really can't complain. It does give you some bang for the buck.