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Old June 14th, 2010, 01:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Would it be safe to say this is still a better choice than the iphone4?

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Would it be safe to say this is still a better choice than the iphone4?
No, this is a mid level phone, basically a HTC Legend in a different case. This biggest positive thing about this phone is AT&T didn't castrate in leaving hope for the other two HTC supposedly coming this year.
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They're both horrible phones.
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No, this is a mid level phone, basically a HTC Legend in a different case. This biggest positive thing about this phone is AT&T didn't castrate in leaving hope for the other two HTC supposedly coming this year.
Is the HTC Legend that bad?
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Is the HTC Legend that bad?
To that I'd say to check out all of the happy owners' threads in the Legend forum. It's one of those down-to-personal-needs/preferences things...
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I agree with neither, but if faced with death or choosing I'd have to choose....*gasp* the Iphone because I cant stand substandard phones that they charge the same price as a high end for....$230...wtf....
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Is the HTC Legend that bad?
No, I'm not saying it's bad at all, just not a high end Android phone like a N1/Inc/EVO and isn't meant to be.

Being that it's not is perfect for some people.
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oh god.... I wouldn't feel as dirty if I rolled around in pig feces.. to give you an idea of how dirty I feel for what i'm about to say.

Your comparing an econocar like a toyota yaris to a mercedes benz when you compare these two different phones.. The htc being the yaris and the iphone being the benz..

And fyi.. i hate the "iphone is like a bmw or mercedes benz" comparisons..

And yeah.. it does make me puke that you have to pay what you have to for the aria.. its so that when priced.. the iphone will seem more "prestigeous"
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Actually which is better comes down to what you want. The Aria appears to run quite smoothly and has everything you'd want in Android. No, it may not set your pocket on fire with it's high end SoC, but it's still a solid phone. I personally would take the Aria(and Backflip for that matter) over the iPhone because I don't like the iPhone OS. If you however do like the iPhone OS then obviously the iPhone is going to be superior to the Aria. It all comes down to preference. I prefer Android, my brother-in-law prefers iPhone OS.
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It will sorta set your pocket on fire with the price...but I've been saying that...I know there is a 'rebate' but out of pocket is still ridiculous on this thing.
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Old June 15th, 2010, 01:20 PM   #14 (permalink)
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I think if you wanted to compare it to an IPhone, The Aria is more along the lines of a 3GS hardware wise... Iphone4 is just higher end phone. Its like comparing the Aria to a Nexus one.
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It will sorta set your pocket on fire with the price...but I've been saying that...I know there is a 'rebate' but out of pocket is still ridiculous on this thing.
Agreed.
I think I replied to you about this in another thread; $130 for an Aria, when $70 more you can get a powerhouse iphone4? No sir.
And I surely don't feel comfortable dishing out $230 up front, when I can walk outta the store with a spankin new iPhone4 for $30 less. ForgetAboutit!
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I picked up the Aria and am pretty pleased so far. I originally wanted an Inc or X but because of my credit I'll have to lay $400 down in a security deposit, and while that doesn't necessarily bother me as I'd get the money back in a year, I honestly just can't afford it or justify such an investment.

Since my family is already on ATT and I happen to have the "master" phone, I decided to check out the iphone and Aria. I love the droid OS so I'll probably either keep this or jump ship and bite the green bullet with Verizon within my 30 days.

Even though I could easily swap to the iphone 4 for around $100 including the restock fee on this phone, I'd still rather pony up an additional $400 to switch carriers. Which I may just very well end up doing because of ATT's 2gb limit.
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I'm perfectly happy with my Aria and don't really care about the iPhone to be honest. The iPhone doesn't have anything special enough for me to wanna pay $200+ for it when I could get an Android for FREE. I've still been playing with Aria everyday since the 18th
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I'm perfectly happy with my Aria and don't really care about the iPhone to be honest. The iPhone doesn't have anything special enough for me to wanna pay $200+ for it when I could get an Android for FREE. I've still been playing with Aria everyday since the 18th
Don't think I've seen a free Aria deal out there. But it should be lowered in price once the Captivate comes out.
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Don't think I've seen a free Aria deal out there. But it should be lowered in price once the Captivate comes out.

Is $0.01 close enough?

Amazon.com: HTC Aria Android Phone (AT&T): Cell Phones & Service

...if not:

Newegg.com Cell Phone Shop
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Nice. still not for me though. But good to see it's at a more reasonable price for the hardware.
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Nice. still not for me though. But good to see it's at a more reasonable price for the hardware.
Whats for you then?
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Seems captivate is right now. Unless HTC wows us with something that doesnt have a year and half old processor in it with a 4" screen.
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Ahh ok, I'm still undecided lol. For some reason I dont want to lose my AT&T grandfathered unlimited data and thats keeping me here, dont feel like waiting for the samsung as that doesnt seem like a wow android either. Might get the Aria, its getting ok - good reviews.
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tomorrow is Samsungs big event, perhaps we will get lucky with real news or a close to firm date.
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I know, thats what I'm looking forward to, hopefully the release date is right around the droid x release date. If they're smart it will be.
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Nice. still not for me though. But good to see it's at a more reasonable price for the hardware.

I hear ya...I'm only half-way considering it because its available "now", my girl's family is visiting from Spain this month (need Talk-To-Me again), and I'm fiending for a larger (than my Moto Q) screen for sling. However I think HTC's radio hardware is suspect, and I'd hate to waste my subsidy discount if a larger slider is coming down the pike.
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tomorrow is Samsungs big event, perhaps we will get lucky with real news or a close to firm date.
If your looking for hackability out of a Samsung phone forget about it. I don't get why so many people who love custom roms and constant upgrades and choices would switch to Samsung. They don't allow such craziness on there phones and no one has been able to get very far on trying to get around there system. I would much rather choose the smaller Aria then the Galaxy S.
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If your looking for hackability out of a Samsung phone forget about it. I don't get why so many people who love custom roms and constant upgrades and choices would switch to Samsung. They don't allow such craziness on there phones and no one has been able to get very far on trying to get around there system. I would much rather choose the smaller Aria then the Galaxy S.
mmm? what do you mean by such craziness? Some people have been trying to port Android to the Samsung Jet and it works but really laggy lol. Isn't that 'crazy' enough?
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Don't think I've seen a free Aria deal out there. But it should be lowered in price once the Captivate comes out.

I work at Best Buy, we sell it for $130, but we match Wirefly as well. They were selling it for free so we matched it. Apparently not all Best Buys match online sites, but ours do around here in NC.
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I work at Best Buy, we sell it for $130, but we match Wirefly as well. They were selling it for free so we matched it. Apparently not all Best Buys match online sites, but ours do around here in NC.

They wouldn't price match for me. I just bought it anyway. Not sure how anyone could use this phone and have anything bad to say about it. This thing is awesome!
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They wouldn't price match for me. I just bought it anyway. Not sure how anyone could use this phone and have anything bad to say about it. This thing is awesome!
I agree. However, I dont agree with your previous post about liking the backflip..That phone is cripled..still running android 1.5....they keep saying an update is coming but they couldnt even manage a motoblur update to just 1000 people without problems..the phone is big and bulky and the stupid design with the keyboard on the outside of the device is nothing short of marketing and has NOTHING to do with build quality..its like riding a motorcycle without a helmet..its just a matter of time..

As far as the iphone goes..its incredibly over rated..apple sticks everybody with having to buy all their exclusive accessories that only fit their product as opposed to the HTC device that uses universal plugs and cords..like MOST DEVICES OUT THERE.. Apple is in control of all the sheep. No question about that. Not to mention what itunes does to your computer...and music..
I got the first iphone in 2007 on iweek...it took TWO YEARS before they would allow/figure out MMS!!! Apple can kiss off in my opinion..


This phone is what Im looking for...call it a mid line device but the Aria's aura blows the iphone's nasty and offending baggage out the water..
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No, this is a mid level phone, basically a HTC Legend in a different case. This biggest positive thing about this phone is AT&T didn't castrate in leaving hope for the other two HTC supposedly coming this year.
For most specs yes.. but does it have the unbodied construction ?
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I just wanted to say that I went from an iPhone to an Aria, and I am happy.
I am getting used to the keyboard, for sure. That is my biggest (and possible ONLY) real complaint. The typing is more difficult, and I don't find the auto-correct feature quite as good as the iPhone's.

Oh, one more thing: Music app kinda sucks. I am DYING to find something that shows the lyrics I have spent hours EMBEDDING in the files, not something that searches for/downloads them AGAIN.

Other than that: MUCH better. Especially once rooted and AT&T apps are removed.
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Played with an iPhone for all of one day. After having a moto droid on vzw I just couldn't get the iPhone to do what I enjoyed. So I traded in for the aria and love it. I did enjoy the accuracy of the keyboard on the iphone But the aria is fine once it learns all my short words


Now if the network will just work in all my areas I travel in, I can say goodbye to vzw if I go back to vzw I hope the x is what it's hyped to be
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I just wanted to say that I went from an iPhone to an Aria, and I am happy.
I am getting used to the keyboard, for sure. That is my biggest (and possible ONLY) real complaint. The typing is more difficult, and I don't find the auto-correct feature quite as good as the iPhone's.

Oh, one more thing: Music app kinda sucks. I am DYING to find something that shows the lyrics I have spent hours EMBEDDING in the files, not something that searches for/downloads them AGAIN.

Other than that: MUCH better. Especially once rooted and AT&T apps are removed.
Which iphone? If you tried out a 4 and then traded it in for an Aria then your review of the switch and the phone in particular could be VERY helpful and would be VERY appreciated by pretty much everyone here.

I have a feeling you mean you came from a 3, but if you came from a 4 I'm sure we're all dying to know the following:

Reception?
Stability?
Camera?
Overall enjoyment?
Games?
Battery life?

in comparison obviously. =)
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I came across this forum while looking at new phones to trade my new iphone in for. Personally, and I know a lot of people are having the same problems, the iphone 4 is by far one of the worst phones I've ever used. The only thing it can do is take a hell of a good picture. The Reception on it.. lol. I have 5 bars everywhere, unless I hold the phone with my left hand, then I have 1. But even with these 5 bars, and me not holding the phone, I go through about 17 dropped calls a day; a bit annoying. Battery life? Hahaha. I'm having to charge my iphone4 2 times a day- and it's still dying. I plan on taking mine back and getting the Aria at some point this week when I'm not slammed busy with everything else.
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my two cents: iPhone 4 has FAR too many initial issues to even consider at this point. Even the iOS 4 is screwy. I would suggest the 3GS if you set your mind on the iPhone because it works. I know its not the "latest and greatest" from Apple right now, but the "latest and greatest", by all accounts, simply isn't. Not to mention you can get a great deal on a 3GS right now, even buy a used one from one of these unfortunate souls who bought the 4, and save your upgrade for something you know you want.
I suppose that was more like 4 cents worth...
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I'm looking forward to playing around with my aria (comes in tomorrow)
I ordered it yesterday for free from wirefly, free activation, got a free bluetooth, and $80 cashback from bing.

not too bad of a deal haha
but i've played around with it in the store, and liked it, and i've read up on rooting which will probably end up being my path
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well I just got my Aria yesterday, after spending 2 days with an i4 from a friend, and been using a 3GS for the past year... I have no regret. the i4 is not that much different than a 3GS (same software) the only gain on the i4 is the front camera and display. that it... pictures are great for a phone... but they will not replace my Lumix camera. Aria's camera is better than the one in the 3GS and pretty good for a phone.. and for the price.. .01 with new account and $49 with upgrade... is a good deal. and of course "rooted' now with live wallpapers and sideloading...wooo
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if price is not a factor, the iphone4 is obviously a higher specced phone with a more stable OS. it also has a larger app store with more support.

of course the iphone is the most expensive phone on the market.

B U T! since the aria has this lovely android OS, you can be assured you will get software updates and lots and lots of FREE stuff from google over the lifetime of your phone. so what if your CELL PHONE cant run quake 3 or real racing? its a fricken cell phone.
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if price is not a factor, the iphone4 is obviously a higher specced phone with a more stable OS. it also has a larger app store with more support.

of course the iphone is the most expensive phone on the market.

B U T! since the aria has this lovely android OS, you can be assured you will get software updates and lots and lots of FREE stuff from google over the lifetime of your phone. so what if your CELL PHONE cant run quake 3 or real racing? its a fricken cell phone.
more stable? I think thats debatable atm with IOS4's... newness. but yea it has more ram, higher res screen and 1ghz cpu
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if price is not a factor, the iphone4 is obviously a higher specced phone with a more stable OS. it also has a larger app store with more support.

of course the iphone is the most expensive phone on the market.

B U T! since the aria has this lovely android OS, you can be assured you will get software updates and lots and lots of FREE stuff from google over the lifetime of your phone. so what if your CELL PHONE cant run quake 3 or real racing? its a fricken cell phone.
About the iphone4 being more stable os- this is VERY debatable. Even if it's a 'newer' os- it's by far my least favourite.

Stoked for my Aria to come. I can't believe I'm even about to say this- but I'm stoked for this iphone to be trashed and not having to deal with the troubles from it
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I would have to say the Aria is better then the iphone 4 as of now, mainly because of the signal issue. I couldnt get service on my iPhone 3g when I'm at school, but I can get 3g service on my Aria at school. With all the problems they are having with the signal its not worth it.
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Can you make a call with the iphone if youre left handed?
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I agree, Grace. The service on the Ip4 is horrible right now.

You can totally make a call if your left handed, right handed, or both. However, I wouldn't expect the call to last. Haha. My calls are dropping left and right when I'm not even holding the phone, I'll have it on speaker phone sitting down in front of me. I do believe that says enough.
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I agree, Grace. The service on the Ip4 is horrible right now.

You can totally make a call if your left handed, right handed, or both. However, I wouldn't expect the call to last. Haha. My calls are dropping left and right when I'm not even holding the phone, I'll have it on speaker phone sitting down in front of me. I do believe that says enough.
You know there is a problem with the phone when Apple Care came out and said the software update wouldn't fix the problem. I'm expecting a huge lawsuit and recalls on the phone.
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You know there is a problem with the phone when Apple Care came out and said the software update wouldn't fix the problem. I'm expecting a huge lawsuit and recalls on the phone.


Defiantly! It's all stupid. I called Apple Care and they told me " hold the phone differently and you shouldn't have a problem ", they seem to have a problem understanding I'm not even holding my phone when I'm slammed with failed calls. Lol. Oh well. My iphone is going back today- although I'm a little upset about a 10% restocking fee. I don't see why I should have to pay that when the phone is a POS =[
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My iphone is going back today- although I'm a little upset about a 10% restocking fee. I don't see why I should have to pay that when the phone is a POS =[
You shouldn't have to.
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Apparently- if you got it via apple you don't have to pay it. But for many, like myself, who got it through ATT you still have to pay it.
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Wow... that's f'n BEAT, man. Sorry to hear it.
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