HTC Aria or Samsung Captivate (AT&T)?

Question by jazzie_2007: HTC Aria or Samsung Captivate (AT&T)?
I’m getting another cell phone and I just wanted other peoples’ opinion on which one I should get. Which one is better? The HTC Aria or Samsung Captivate? Thanks in advance!
Here are the comparisons:

HTC:
Music, Camera & Video Features
Music Formats Supported MP3, M4A, AAC, AMR, OGG, WAV, WMA
Streaming Music Yes
Music ID Service Yes
Standard Headset Jack 3.5mm Plug
Play DVD/480p Yes
Shoot DVD/480p Yes
Songs as Ringtones Yes, no file size limitations
Play HD/720p No
FM Radio Yes
Shoot HD/720p No
Camera Resolution 5.0 Megapixel
Camera Zoom Type Digital
Camera Flash No
Camera Lens Type CCD
Video Recorder Yes
Video Formats supported H.263, H.264, MPEG-4
Video Recording Length determined by available memory
Video Playback Yes
Streaming Video Yes
Mobile TV Technology N/A

Network Technology
Technology GSM
Voice Frequencies 850/900/1800/1900
Data Technology GSM: GPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA
Data Frequencies Tri Band UMTS/HSDPA (850/1900/2100 MHz)
3G Yes
UMA No
Data Throughput Speed AT&T 3G up to 7.2 Mbps

Operating System
Operating System Release Number 2.1

Operating System (OS)
Operating System (OS) Android

Organization & Tools
Threaded Text Messaging Yes
Phone Book Capacity Shared Memory
Multiple Phone Numbers per Contact Yes
Assign separate Ringtones per Contact Yes
Contact Manager Software Yes, Software Included
Messaging Text, Picture, Video and Instant Messaging
Instant Messaging Support Yes
Email accounts supported Gmail, IMAP, Outlook
Computer Syncing Yes
USB Cable Syncing Yes
Sync with Microsoft Outlook Yes
Bluetooth Syncing Yes
Voice Recorder
Calculator Yes
Calendar Yes
Alarm Clock Yes
Notepad Yes

Captivate:
•Android 2.1 w/ Touch Wiz
•Super AMOLED display
•5.0 MP camera w/ HD video
•1 GHz Hummingbird processor
•Audience voice processor
•At 9.9 mm thick Captivate is the thinnest Android smartphone
•3D motion-gaming experience and surround sound
•6-axis motion sensor
•Social Hub – Supports integrated social networking and one stop for all your updates
•Swype input text on any screen
Music Formats Supported MP3, AAC, Real, WAV, WMA
Streaming Music Yes
Music ID Service Yes
Headset Jack Type 3.5mm Plug
Play DVD/480p Yes
Shoot DVD/480p Yes
Songs as Ringtones N/A
Play HD/720p Yes
Shoot HD/720p Yes
FM Radio No
Camera Resolution 5MP (2560×1920)
Camera Zoom Type Digital
Camera Flash No
Camera Lens Type CMOS
Video Recorder Yes
Video Formats supported 3gp (mp4), WMV (asf), AVI (divx), MKV, FLV
Video Recording Length determined by available memory
Video Playback Yes
Streaming Video Yes
Mobile TV Technology Streaming
Threaded Text Messaging Yes
Phone Book Capacity 1000 Entries
Multiple Phone Numbers per Contact Yes
Assign separate Ringtones per Contact Yes
Contact Manager Software Yes, Software Included
Messaging Instant, Picture, Text, Video
Instant Messaging Support Yes
Email accounts supported ActiveSync, POP3, IMAP4, SMTP protocol, Google mail
Computer Syncing Yes, Software Included
Sync with Microsoft Outlook Yes, software included
USB Cable Syncing Yes, Cable included
Bluetooth Syncing Yes
Wireless Contact Backup Google Sync
Voice Recorder determined by available memory
Calculator Yes
Calendar Yes
Alarm Clock Yes
Notepad Yes
Java-Enabled Yes
BREW-Enabled No
Onboard Memory 16GB
Removable Memory Card – Type Micro SD Card
Maximum Memory Card Capacity 32GB SDHC
Removable Memory Accessibility Under Cover
Hot Swappable Memory Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Push To Talk No
Speakerphone Full Duplex
External Volume Control Yes
Service / Support 1 Year Warranty
AccessibilityVoice-Activated Dialing Yes
Language Options English/Spanish
Hearing Aid Compliance M3
Adjustable Font Size No
Digital TTY/TTD No

Battery SpecificationsTalk Time Up to 5 hrs 50 min
Standby Time Up to 340 hrs
Type of Battery Standard Li-Ion 1500 mAh Battery
Connectivity3G Data Capable Yes
Wi-Fi Yes
Mobile Hotspot Yes
Web Browser Full HTML
GPS Yes
GPS Type A-GPS
Bluetooth Yes (v3.0)
Stereo Bluetooth Yes
USB Cable Yes
USB Port Type Micro-USB
IR Port No

Best answer:

Answer by marisdaman
I think you will have more fun with the captivate and it has better and newer technology but if you are leaning towards samsung i would check out the epic 4g on sprint is has a bit more for the money

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3 Responses to “HTC Aria or Samsung Captivate (AT&T)?”

  1. THE UNCOOL 1 says:

    Samsung Captivate…

  2. Thompson Family says:

    Captivate all the way for three reasons. 1. Those 1Ghz processors FLY (I have the Droid Incredible) 2. You will be getting an OTA update to Android 2.2 shortly with the Captivate. HTC has not decided yet whether or not to upgrade the Aria. 3. While Android 3.0 has not yet been released, Google has already announced it. The rumor is that they “recommend” a 1Ghz processor in order to run 3.0, which in Google speak means (possibly with the exception of the Droid because it was so popular) no phone will be able to upgrade unless it has a GHz Processor. So basically, if you get the Aria, it will be the way it is now pretty much forever unless you hack it. You will not be able to use the cool features coming out in newer versions.

  3. Pickegg.com says:

    this depends on how you use it. if you do not require many functions and you want a cheap cell phone, i sugest you go to http://www.pickegg.com/wholesale/Cell-Phones.html, they are many cell phones for your choice.


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