Display: The Samsung Captivate has a large and gorgeous 4-inch display with 480 x 800 pixels. Because o-f its large display, the Captivate is an ideal mobile device for movie-watching and web browsing. The HTC Aria, on the other hand, has a smaller, lower resolution display (3.2-inch, 320x480 pixels). The Captivate is equipped with an ultra-thin Super AMOLED (active-matrix organic light-emitting diode) screen. The AMOLED screen will provide a number of advantages, including a brighter screen, less sunlight reflection, and reduced power consumption.
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4", 480 x 800 Pixels, AMOLED
3.2", 320 x 480 Pixels
HD; Up to 720p
Adobe Flash Support
Adobe Flash Lite
Adobe Flash Lite
16GB on-board; Support for up to 32GB microSD card
2GB microSD card pre-installed (support for up to 32GB microSD card)
Up to 5.83 hours talk time; up to 340 hours standby
Up to 6 hours talk time; up to 360 hours standby
ARM Cortex-A8 Hummingbird, 1000 MHz
600 MHz Qualcomm MSM7227
RAM: 256MB ROM: 512MB
Microsoft Outlook Support
View Word Docs
2.53" x 4.82" x 0.39"
2.3" x 4.1" x 0.46"
User Interface: Although both devices are powered by Android version 2.1, the Samsung Captivate is running Samsung's TouchWiz 3.0 user interface while the Aria is running HTC's Sense user interface. TouchWiz and Sense differ in a number of ways, including the home-screen widgets available, appearance and some Android enhancements characteristic of each respective interface. Overall, however, the core functionality of Android remains the same on both devices, and the choice between the two interfaces is one of personal preference.
Power: The Captivate is equipped with an ultra-fast fast 1 GHz Hummingbird processor and 512MB of RAM. Although still a very snappy device, the Aria has only a 600MHz processor and 256MB of RAM. In day-to-day activities such as web browsing or checking email, the difference in power between the two devices won't be significantly noticeable, but may make a difference for power users.
Camera: Both devices are equipped with an advanced 5-megapixel camera with autofocus. The Samsung Captivate, however, has the ability to record HD video at 720P while the Aria is only capable of recording VGA-quality video. Unfortunately, both the devices lack a camera flash.
Storage space: Right out of the box, the Samsung Captivate offers 16GB of on-board storage space and also will support up to a 32GB microSD card, making for a possible total of 48 gigabytes of storage. The Aria comes pre-installed with a 2GB microSD card, and can support up to a 32GB microSD card. Of course, this means that the Captivate has 8x the available storage space of the Aria without purchase of a microSD card.
Battery life: Although not definitively confirmed, the Samsung Captivate offers a whopping 13 hours of talk time and an incredible 750 hours (more than a month!) of standby time. Though still impressive, the Aria offers up to 6 hours of talk time and 360 hours of standby time.
Size: Because of the Captivate's impressively large display, it is in turn a relatively large device overall -- although still pocketable. As one of the smallest Android-powered phones on the market, the Aria is extremely compact, and will fit easily into any pocket or purse.
Samsung All Share: Featuring DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance) technology, the Captivate will be able to wirelessly send user-generated video content to other DLNA-enabled devices, such as TV’s, monitors and laptops.
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