Despite being scaled down, the Aria remains snappy and usable, thanks in part to Android 2.1 with Sense UI – in fact, I think it represents the first decent Android phone on AT&T.
On the other hand, while the 5 megapixel camera (with autofocus but no flash) is quite nice, video recording (VGA) is rather poor. The 3G radio is only dual band (850/1900 MHz), which is unfortunate.
But the most significant problem with the Aria is that AT&T continues to block side-loading on its Android devices for no good reason.
Ultimately, none of this matters – after seeing the Aria in person you will be so completely mesmerized by its cuteness, especially the yellow innards, that you will just want one. Trust me :)
Thanks to the lovely folks at AT&T for supplying this review unit.