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.


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.

HTC Aria Video Review:


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


  • Average calling quality
  • Cramped QWERTY

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9 Reviews



1. MarcMaiden

Posts: 25; Member since: Nov 24, 2009

Ive been using the HTC Aria for a couple of weeks now and I love it. However, the call quality I get is better than I have gotten on my other phones I've had (Moto Droid, Iphone, Storm) The biggest cons I have: Mediocre speaker volume (personally) the keyboard can be a bit small, but I have gotten fast using, but I know some people out there will not like it other than that I would recommend this phone to anyone who is looking for a great pocketable android device on AT&T. That being said, now that the captivate is released, If you dont mind lugging around a bigger phone, the captivate will satisfy your geeky, anti-iphone needs on AT&T.

2. ace1122

Posts: 237; Member since: Mar 23, 2009

I wish Verizon would get a phone like this. Small, but good.

3. Sharky

Posts: 259; Member since: Jun 24, 2008

Yeah, it'd be great if they ever did.

4. SladeNoctis

Posts: 5; Member since: Apr 30, 2010

You guys could get the Droid Eris which is exactly like this expect a bit bigger but better overall.

11. ace1122

Posts: 237; Member since: Mar 23, 2009

That phone is discontinued and pretty ugly compared to this.

5. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

PHONEARENA, you need to stop rating call quality - obviously, you are not in a good reception area. In my house, for the month I owned the phone, where I normally get 0-1 bars of service, the phone was great and had great quality for voice. Speakerphone is not as bad as it is made out to be. SLade, DROID ERIS is RIP now as the ARIA will rock on 2.2. Marc, I bought the captivate as my exchange - that is one SUHHHHHHHHHHWWWWWWWWWWWWEEEEEEET phone.

6. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

PhoneArena is also showing its bias by not reviewing the phone when it first arrived - on 6/20/10. The phone has a 600 Mhz that is actually really fast. The Sense UI is great - I did not like the friends stream. Found the TOUCH WIZ ui better for that, esp. for FACEBOOK.

7. frustyak

Posts: 248; Member since: Mar 08, 2010

"Removing the back cover, you might be fascinated by its internal yellow paint job" Who cares what color the inside of the phone is?

10. ace1122

Posts: 237; Member since: Mar 23, 2009

I know right. I wish they would add some color to phones where it matters. I'm so sick of the black, grey, or white phones.

8. frustyak

Posts: 248; Member since: Mar 08, 2010

Am I the only one that searched for the Cubic music player that you recommended on the Android Market and couldn't find it?

9. frustyak

Posts: 248; Member since: Mar 08, 2010

Found it - it's not Cubic, it's Cubed.

12. emephone. unregistered

I do not like the HTC aria I have gone through 6 phones each time my phone drops called called people when it wants and turns it self in airplane mode would not recommend any one to get this ohon

13. benjamin86 unregistered

My new unlocked phones is the best. Without it I would be lost. My HTC Aria is amazing. Being an unlocked at&t phones I can take it overseas and my kids absolutely love the touchscreen, apps, and games. I'm definitely surprising my wife with one for her birthday. I got my htc unlock codes from, they are amazing and fast to get cell phone unlock codes. If you ever need any at&t unlock codes be sure to check them out. Even so the HTC Aria is sick and I would definitely recommend this to anyone who asks!

14. gfdgj unregistered

yea only sucky thing is that its only available in USA, dunno when i will come to Europe

15. dude unregistered

in europe its known as HTC Gratia. hope this helps man

16. LXH unregistered

I don't know why Phonearena say it can handle a whole day ?? It goes out of battery after 3-3.5 hours using wifi and surf the webs and with MINIMUM brightness


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  • Display 3.2" 320 x 480 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S1, Single core, 600 MHz
  • Battery 1200 mAh(6.00h talk time)

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