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HTC Aria or Samsung Captivate?
I am new to these forums, and for that matter a new Android user, or a soon to be new Android user.
I have AT&T and I am in the market for a new phone. I have looked at them all of the phones and I have decided that I want either the HTC Aria or the Samsung Captivate. If anyone can give me some logical input on these two and which one is most likely my better choice, please reply.
- 07-19-2010, 01:49 AM #2
Well I have finally played with both and I bought the Captivate today. I love the phone and now that I have mine rooted and can load non Market Apps it is even better now. I would recommend not getting the aria unless you are going to buy it out right because the Aria is not going to get Froyo and that is why I got the Captivate.
- 07-27-2010, 05:57 PM #3
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- 07-29-2010, 09:59 PM #8
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I have a couple of guys at work, one got the Aria, one waited for Captivate. Both are awesome phones, but there will be infinitely more support, apps, ROMs whatever for the Captivate since it is such a huge platform.
The Aria is nice, I would have stayed with ATT if it were a 1ghz with a 3.7 or 4 inch screen, but the Captivate is a superior piece of hardware.
- 07-30-2010, 09:20 AM #9
- 07-30-2010, 01:58 PM #10
Not sure about the FM radio as some have said the Captivate does have it built in but it is disabled for some reason. The Captivate does support Tethering, has a faster cpu, better gpu, more Ram and more ROM space *16 GB* total with roughly 2 GBs to the OS and Apps, and 14 for user storage along with a microsd that will support up too 32 GB. Which personally liked the bigger screen of the Captivate and it is an awesome phone.
- 08-07-2010, 03:21 PM #11
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I break with the crowd in that I think the Aria is much, much better. It is small, but I think that makes it more comfortable for most people. The Sense UI is way better than Touch Wiz, but the optimization for the phone is even more impressive. It absolutely flies. Don't be swayed by specs that don't compare real-world performance.
- 08-20-2010, 10:53 AM #12
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- 12-09-2010, 02:30 PM #14
Aria is an excellent phone if you don't need large screen
If you "need" a large screen the Captivate is the obvious choice, otherwise the Aria is an excellent phone. Specs aside the Aria is super fast and responsive, unless you are into intensive games the processor should not be an issue (and should give longer battery life). The Aria has a great feel in the hand and is small enough for any pocket. My wife and I both have Aria's and they are great, can't wait for a Froyo or Gingerbread update though!
I will be getting a Captivate through work and look forward to comparing more closely, but not being into games or watching tv/videos much I have a hard time imagining trading the Aria for the Captivate.
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