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HTC Aria Review

HTC Aria

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HTC Aria Review
Even though there was some static sounds which could be heard on our end when the volume was set to its loudest, setting it down a few notches removes that problem. Our callers did say that our voice sounded hissy on their end, but luckily there was no evidence of any background noise. When switching to the speaker phone, voices were also hissy with some sharp tones accompanying them. It's neither a good or bad experience seeing that we were still able to comprehend our conversations without much repetition needed.

The HTC Aria managed to retain a good connection to the network and didn't experience any dropped calls while we tested it out in the greater Philadelphia area.

Battery life manages to meet the expectation of lasting a solid day during our testing as we set it to automatic brightness and used the handset heavily for various functions. The manufacturer has it rated for 6 hours of talk and 372 hours of standby time.


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. Even though it may look small and puny versus some of the recent high-end Android offerings of late, the HTC Aria is still able to offer an intuitive experience – plus there's barely any evidence of choppiness or lag when navigating about the platform. Priced at $129.99 with a 2-year contract, it's price point may be justified with its respectable performance while still retaining a compact form factor that will surely attract people.


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Pros

  • Compact size
  • Feels durable
  • Swift speeds
  • Smooth looking video playback

Cons

  • Average calling quality
  • Cramped QWERTY
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HTC Aria

HTC Aria

OS: Android 2.2 2.1
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PhoneArena rating:
8Good
Display3.2 inches, 320 x 480 pixels (180 ppi) TFT
Camera5 megapixels
Hardware
Qualcomm Snapdragon S1, Single core, 600 MHz, ARM11 processor
0.25 GB RAM
Size4.10 x 2.30 x 0.46 inches
(104 x 58 x 12 mm)
3.80 oz  (108 g)
Battery1200 mAh, 6 hours talk time

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