ARia vs Captivate...Which one?

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by luclin999, Sep 22, 2010.

  1. luclin999

    luclin999 Member
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    I'm looking for my first Android phone and so far it seems to be a choice between these two. Ignoring price differences as a consideration, which do you think is the better phone?

    So far my list of considerations are:

    Both Phones: Currently running 2.1 and expected to go to Froyo soon.

    Aria:

    Pros
    : Working GPS, Some Adobe flash functionality
    Cons: Slower Processor, Smaller, lower res Screen, Does not meet proposed requirements for Gingerbread

    Captivate:

    Pros: Larger hi-res Screen, faster processor, meets proposed specs for Gingerbread

    Cons
    : Faulty GPS, no current adobe flash functionality


    Are there any other serious problems/benefits about either phone that I am missing and should consider?

    Thanks.
     

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  2. mikeymop

    mikeymop Well-Known Member
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    Captivate, the GPS was fixed. It's getting froyo around halloween
     
  3. Segfault

    Segfault Well-Known Member
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    The GPS "fix" from today's package doesn't seem to fix anything. Neither Samsung nor At&T have promised Froyo by Halloween. Samsung did say that international Galaxy S would get it by Haloween, but thats a different phone
     
  4. jdposhkus

    jdposhkus Active Member
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    Neither...They are both hobbled by AT&T
     
  5. TgeekB

    TgeekB Well-Known Member
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    The best thing is to go to ATT and try them both out. Otherwise you'll just get opinions back and forth that won't really help you.
     
  6. GodFlow

    GodFlow Active Member
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    Do this.

    Though, if you still want an opinion, personally, the one thing that stopped me from getting the aria was the phone size, that and the reduced specs.
     
  7. marefin

    marefin Well-Known Member
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    This is exactly what I did. And it is the best thing to do. Because no matter what opinions people give you, you probably should get the phone that best fits your needs and one that you feel comfortable with. But as far as considering specs go I'd say Captivate is the better phone overall.
     
  8. luclin999

    luclin999 Member
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    Well, I made my decision.. The Samsung Vibrant on T-Mobile.

    ;)

    Basically the benefits of the Captivate without the ATT block on 3rd party apps.
     
  9. TgeekB

    TgeekB Well-Known Member
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    Haha! Threw us a curve ball. Enjoy your new phone!!
     
  10. telemike

    telemike Well-Known Member
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    I have the same decision but I would have to change out other phone lines in my family plan to jump carriers.

    I am kinda leaning this way:

    Aria - 60%
    Captivate - 40%

    Waiting to see if Captivate has official lag/gps fixes without rooting.

    The Moto Bravo coming soon looks good too.
     

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