Conclusion: The Gratia has already existed for half a year already (albeit in the US, under the moniker of the HTC Aria) and its performance may look very sluggish compared to newer forthcoming mid-price smartphones. That shouldn’t detract from the solid design and the Sense interface, which makes the HTC phones so easy to use.
Excerpt: We know the world is getting smaller and smaller day by day, be it in literal sense or the figurative sense. With enormous amount of information being transmitted and received simultaneously in the…
Summary: HTC Gratia has Qualcomm 600 Mhz CPU which has same performance as the iPhone 3G, which is certainly respectable. The same can be said for the amount of 384 MB of RAM which is impressive for a phone in the price range and suited very well for multitasking. The phone is equipped with the Android 2.2 and loaded with HTC’s Sense-user interface, responding as it should, and it is rare that it works slow.
Cons: 3G, Wi-Fi, up to 32 GB memory support, 5 MP camera, 3.2 inches touch screen display, Mediocre sunlight visibility of the display, Pictures come out with soft, unfocused spots, Lack of Adobe Flash 10.1 support in the browser
Summary: While the lack of a camera flash and a dedicated camera button prevent this phone from being the "ideal" phone for me personally, it comes pretty damn close (of course, AT&T is a deal breaker too). Overall HTC Aria is a great phone if this is what you need – a small touchscreen smartphone, fast, with the full set of wireless interfaces, etc, plus it effectively replaces the Personal Navigation Device like Garmin or TomTom at least in the US.
Excerpt: The US's slimline, Android-running HTC Aria was due to arrive on UK and European shores back in November, albeit rebranded as the less-musical-sounding Gratia and boasting Android 2.2 (Froyo), rather than 2.1 (Eclair).