HTC Phones?

Hi all. I am looking at buying one of these as my iphone 3G is dying and I am not shelling out for another iphone as I think they cost to much and I am broke :) I have between $200-300. I am open to suggestions on other brands of Android phones. Please don't suggest things like the Galaxy s2 etc as they are clearly to much dosh OK. Cheers I like the look of these arias but feel free to let me know why I should not buy one aye. http://www.trademe.co.nz/mobile-phones/telecom-xt/htc/auction-443658364.htm

geek_vitaminh, Jan 30, 5:26 pm

Personally I can't stand Sense (the HTC skin) and think that processor is too slow. I don't consider that model an upgrade over an iPhone 3G at all.

IMO hold out a little longer and get a Galaxy S (original) or better a Nexus S

Also make sure you know which network it will support, that advert suggests its an model suitable for XT but confirm.

geek_vtecintegra, Jan 30, 5:34 pm

HTC make brilliant high-end phones, but a lot of cheaper Android phones are average.

I do like Sense though, it does have a slightly negative impact on performance but it is feature-rich and extremely nice to look at.

As vtecintegra said, it's best to hold out for a while and get something decent like the Galaxy S, Nexus S, HTC Desire S or something similar.

geek_suicidemonkey, Jan 30, 5:41 pm

Yeah Sense is love it or loathe it.

A Desire S has a processor that is at least twice as fast as the Aria, a screen with more than double the resolution double the RAM and the internal storage is partitioned far more sensibly. Bigger battery too.

geek_vtecintegra, Jan 30, 5:46 pm

And if you don't like Sense you can ditch it with a new rom :)

geek_spacies_nz, Jan 30, 6:35 pm

geek_vitaminh, Jan 30, 7:23 pm

Thats a bit misleading as Android generally requires beefier hardware to get the same performance as iOS

geek_vtecintegra, Jan 30, 7:26 pm

Ahhh I see. Cheers.

geek_vitaminh, Jan 30, 7:27 pm