Help me please! Aria or keep the Captivate


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  1. jcp741

    jcp741 Member This Topic's Starter

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    Guys here is my problem. I was eligible for an upgrade and went with the Captivate. I love the phone, love the Android OS, love Swype,etc...the first three days with the Captivate were great! No issues what so ever! Enter week two and I am experiencing random shutdowns multiple times a day and the GPS, well we know about that. I just cant have a phone that I have to constantly check to make sure its on. I am thinking of returning it and getting the Aria. Help me decide....keep the Captivate and pray for a fix or ditch it and go to the Aria? Thanks!
     

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  2. Jofaba

    Jofaba Well-Known Member

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    Have you tried the Aria out? I would have gone back if it wasn't for the camera. If you're happy with the camera on the Aria it is indeed a fantastic phone with much less problems. It also has much less ability, but your general user is going to be perfectly happy with the Aria.
     
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    jcp741 Member This Topic's Starter

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    I have not tried the Aria out at all. I just want a reliable Android phone that works! Not exactly sure what a power user is but I dont think that describes me! LOL!!
     
  4. Jofaba

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    well that's what I'm saying. Even I'm not a "power uers" (ie, rooter/unlocker/tinkerer)
     
  5. mach330

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    why don't you try to get a replacement. seriously..it's not even close. i do like the aria. if you like the size/compactness i think it's great. but captivate is sooooo much more.
     
  6. bikedogrun

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    Not sure I agree.

    The Aria is super reliable, sure! But it also performs... it is easily as fast as my Droid (1) which already has Froyo and HTC Sense is so very cool.

    If reliability, performance and clean interface are key, get the Aria!!! ;)

    /BD :cool:
     
  7. jcp741

    jcp741 Member This Topic's Starter

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    I exchanged my Captivate and the new one is no better. Going back (again) tomorrow to get the Aria. I need it to be dependable and just flat work. From what I have read the Aria is just that. Thanks guys!
     
  8. bigmike75

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    I started with the Aria, switched to the Captivate, and now I'm back to the Aria. Bottom line: the Aria just works, and WELL!! The Captivate has a bunch of issues, especially the faulty GPS and lag, whereas the Aria is probably the best phone I have ever owned. It's plenty fast for me: apps load up quickly, scrolling is nice and fast, browser works great, etc. I just wish the screen was a little bigger, but other than that it's top notch!
     
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    I'm in the same boat. Starting to wonder if I should get the aria as I'm just mostly using for email / maps. Smaller size for me would actually be a plus.
     
  10. bikedogrun

    bikedogrun Well-Known Member

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    The Aria is just a fast, smooth, trouble-free Android phone.

    I'm still surprised at how fast it is.. it IS faster than my Droid (original).

    /BD :cool:
     
  11. carmendiva

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    lol the processor is a slight bit faster

    the processor on the droid is like 528-550
    and i think the aria's is 600 haha :)

    AS far as the captivate vs aria

    I love my captivate
    however i am having trouble with signal(if i palm the phone when texting or talking it will drop bars and sometimes signal)

    I have been looking at the aria...it is so small
    having had the droid x, evo, incredible and now the captivate
    i will feel so awkward haha

    But it is a cute lil phone

    I just remember my experiences with the hero and eris and how awful the phones were and i hate HTC build quality

    I know i probably will take my captivate back due to the signal issues, the freezing, the gps, sometimes it will not download apps

    I did a factory reset and it's fine so far

    honestly

    I am looking at an aria cuz it is so cute(surprised a lot of guys have it...i know 3 who have it)

    blackberry torch(mehh)

    Iphone 3gs/4-new experience

    Palm pre plus-had it...loved it..just no appps what so ever which is a killer
     
  12. TgeekB

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    Have had the Aria for a couple of weeks now and I can say it a solid phone. No problems at all. Powerful enough to do anything I want (I know, maybe not as much as other Android phones but not necessary for me). I have it customized just the way I want. Only faults I see are typing (if it was just a little bit larger) and battery life isn't the greatest but I have a car and home charger which takes care of that.
     
  13. ls377

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    As long as you're not in to 3D gaming or watching HD movies all the time (I haven't tried either of these, so they may still work ok), and can do without the camera flash, then the Aria can do everything the Captivate (or any other android for that matter) can do. Its a great phone for its size, and its very reliable.
     
  14. Jofaba

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    Well the Captivate doesn't have a camera flash either so that's a null comparison. And while I'm sure many do, how often do you really think you're going to end up watching feature length films on your phone? And I played some 3d games on the Aria. Not sure why you don't think you can.
     
  15. ls377

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    Really? Guess that's a more common omission than I thought. And I don't do either, I've just heard in reviews that the graphics weren't quite as smooth as some of the higher-end phones. Plus I think the screen would be to small for most people who use it for that kind of thing. But like I said, I haven't tried it.
     
  16. Jofaba

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    Of course it's not on the same level as the Incredible or Droid X, but it's a very capable phone. It IS small, but not frustratingly so. It's got a nice crisp screen and handles like a champ.
     
  17. ls377

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    I agree, it surprised me how fast it ran. It's going to fly when it finally gets froyo.
     
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    Surprised to hear it's going to get it. Are you sure?
     
  19. ls377

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    I'd be surprised if it didn't. I've heard its expected in the fall (or at least by the end of the year), and I've seen a list somewhere of phones expected to get froyo, and it was on there (I don't remember how official it was, but it wasn't just some random forum poster of something like that). Besides, HTC isn't Samsung, and the Aria is going to keep selling until AT&T gets a good HTC or Motorola phone, so it doesn't make sense for them to let it die. Plus they've already done 2 phones with the same UI.

    In the end, it doesn't matter to me, since I'm impatient and just installed Cyanogen :D
     
  20. Jofaba

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    I'd honestly be surprised to see Froyo on the Aria. But I think it's fine with 2.1 for it's lifetime. Back when I had it, and you can see my comments here, I did not consider it a 2 year phone. 1 year sure, but not 2 year. I now no longer consider any at-market smartphone to be a 2 year phone. So, the Aria is just as much so as any other is. And 2.1 is fine for the Aria for 2 years. Just a few annoyances that would be saved with the update.
     
  21. bigwavesurfer4

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    i have a feeling that 2.2 is going to be like the 2.1 update i had on my eris...really god awful! if we do get an update im definitely going to keep 2.1 until i hear positive reviews about it.
     
  22. ls377

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    I agree, the Aria is just fine on 2.1 and I'd be able to use it for at least a year on that. I still think it will get 2.2, because I haven't heard of any HTC phones that haven't gotten at least one update, especially when released around the same time as the update. It may be awhile, but I'm sure it will come.
     
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    I got the Aria first, shortly after the Captivate was announced and I have attempted to return the Aria. Was turned down by Dell.

    Now I am glad I was turned down.

    HTC Sense is super sweet. No HTC Sense on the Captivate.

    Also, the Aria is super slim and light. Fits in a pocket and it doesn't drag my pants down.
     
  24. jmreed97

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    And your GPS works. :D
     

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