The HTC Aria packs a lot of function into a very small device; the real question is whether it is too small to be usable. That is a decision that each person must make on their own; I personally really enjoy using it.
I have small hands, and I tend to prefer small devices because they’re more comfortable to hold and to carry around, since I tend to carry my phone in a pocket instead of in a purse or gear bag.
I did have to make some adjustments, such as typing in landscape mode instead of portrait, and holding the phone with two hands when taking photos. There are some tradeoffs with the Aria due to its petite size, but if you’re looking for a very small, yet very capable device, the Aria is worthy of your consideration.
- Small and pocketable device
- Sharp, clear display
- Responsive performance
- Good battery life
- Speaker distortion at higher volumes
- Some call quality concerns, though I suspect this is the network more than anything related to this particular device
- Disappointing camera zoom