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Cell Phone Comparisons
HTC Aria vs. Apple iPhone 4

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June 16th, 2010



The HTC Aria is the second Android-powered smartphone to make its way to AT&T’s network, and will undoubtedly be a favorite among consumers deciding between the iPhone 4 and another smartphone from AT&T’s lineup. Of course, the Apple iPhone 4 is a high-end smartphone (with a high-end price tag to match) that offers a number of improvements over previous iPhone models including a higher resolution display, longer battery life, a front-facing camera for video chat, and a faster processor.

The HTC Aria sports the powerful and highly customizable Android operating system along with HTC’s chic Sense user interface built on top. The Aria is an impressively compact device, although its compactness means a smaller and lower resolution display than the iPhone 4. While there are certainly no shortage of fans of Apple’s minimalistic iOS, many users prefer the advanced customization options and Widgets characteristic of Android. Although a powerful device in its own right, the iPhone 4 has a faster processor than the Aria, and (depending on the iPhone 4 model) at least twice the storage space of the Aria right out of the box.

On contract, the iPhone 4 will be $199 for the 16GB model and $299 for the 32GB model. When it hits Wirefly, the Aria will be a fraction of the cost of the iPhone 4 for new and upgrading customers.

Side-By-Side Comparison

DROID Incredible by HTC Apple iPhone 4
HTC Aria Apple iPhone 4
Wirefly’s Price (as of publish date) FREE Not available at Wirefly
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Carrier AT&T AT&T
Operating System Android iOS 4
Interface HTC Sense
Display 3.2″, 320 x 480Pixels 3.5″, 960 x 640 Pixels
Data Speed 3G 3G
Global Roaming Yes Yes
WiFi 802.11 b/g 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth Bluetooth 2.1 Bluetooth 2.1
Mobile Hotspot Yes No
Camera 5-megapixel, autofocus 5-megapixel, LED flash and autofocus
Front-facing Camera No VGA
Video Capture ? HD; Up to 720p
Apps Android Market Apple App Store
Adobe Flash Support Adobe Flash Lite No
Storage Space 2GB microSD card pre-installed (expandable up to 32GB) 16GB or 32GB on-board flash drive
Keyboard Virtual QWERTY Virtual QWERTY
Battery Up to 6 hours talk time; up to 360 hours standby Up to 6 hours talk time; up to 300 hours standby
Processor 600 MHz Qualcomm MSM7227 Apple A4
Memory RAM:256MB; ROM: 512MB
Microsoft Outlook Support Yes Yes
View Word Docs Yes Yes
Weight 4.05 oz 4.8 oz
Dimensions 2.3″ x 4.1″ x 0.46″ 2.31″ x 4.5″ x 0.37″

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14 Responses to “HTC Aria vs. Apple iPhone 4”

  • My mother has an iphone and I have an HTC aria

  • iphone 5 release
    June 7, 2011

    When is actually the new iphone five ( or the successor of the iphone4) likely to be released? I personally lost my iPhone 3GS a couple of months ago, and I was thinking about if I should just get the iPhone 4 now or maybe wait for the iPhone five… Also, I been told the iPhone 4′s display shatters easily in case you drop it w/o a case. Can be that true?

    • Jeremy, only Apple knows for sure when the iPhone 5 will be released. Wirefly does not sell tthe iPhone, so we get no official information about it. According to the blogs I read, the iPhone 5 may be released in September 2011.

      Bob at Wirefly

  • Guys..
    if you were in Mexico the Iphone is 800usd on a prepaid plan, yes, no kidding…
    60usd a month for 2 years mandatory!on top of 299usd for the phone, unlimited internet yes, but very restricted time for calls and text.

    I just Pay 300usd for the htc aria ,(i only spent 20us a month prepaid) not available in mexico (BTW)it seems like real cool phone…

    So, at the end, wich one is better?…
    ill guess depends on were you live, the use you want to give to the phone and your budget!
    rwegards all

  • thinking about buying the aria phone at costco for $30. is it worth it ? i currently own a samsung flip phone.

  • This was a biased comparison. Because you sell the HTC Aria and not the iPhone, you made the Aria look better. When I went to th Apple website and put it side by with the HTC website, I found that the iPhone is a much better phone overall. This review was biased, and unhelpful. It’s obviously supposed to make the HTC Aria look nice so people will buy it. Contact me when you have a fair comparison. I will be getting the iPhone.

    • This was not a biased comparison! They did not tout one over the other. When talking about the iPhone; they mentioned it’s new features compared to previous models, not the Aria. They did not mention that the Aria did not possess those features, but the Side-By-Side Comparison was more than enough. They didn’t sugar coat the specs. Yes, they did use one adjective that can be decieving in describing the Aria. Calling it “impressively compact” when “compact” would have sufficed; but they also said the resolution is lower as a result. If anything, it is really when they talked about the OS that they were presumptuous. The price is something they can talk about because they are selling the Aria for less and Apple has strict control over the price of the iPhone; even if they don’t sell it. It was fair, you just didn’t pay attention. Enjoy your iPhone.

    • jordan (aria and iphone owner)
      January 11, 2011

      accually, i have owned both of these phones. im sticking with the aria. i agree it might have been biased, but the andriod powered phone can fo quite more includng mutitasking

  • Love my Aria. I’ve had it for about a month. Chose it over the iPhone 4 and have had no regrets. It’s a little smaller and lighter than the iPhone 4. The Droid OS is extremely easy to navigate around. It’s perfect for my smaller hands.

  • I got this for $50 with my AT&T phone upgrade. I didn’t need to extend my contract.

  • I go this for $50 with my AT&T phone upgrade. I didn’t need to extend my contract.

  • Adrian
    July 31, 2010

    do you have to have a new account for att to get the htc aria for free or can it be my courent one

    • I’ve just been told I’m eligible to receive either of these phones free with an $18 upgrade to my current account with a two year contract.

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