- The first Dolby surround sound pop-up speakers
- Windows Phone 7-with Xbox Live and Zune integration
- Pop-out kickstand and 3.8" touch display
- 5MP camera with auto focus and flash
- Fast 3G connectivity via AT&T's HSPA/UMTS network (850/1900 MHz bands; 3.6/7.2 Mbps speeds with network availability)
- GPS navigation capabilities via AT&T Navigator service includes audible turn-by-turn directions, real-time traffic updates, and re-routing options.
- Lithium-ion battery rated at up to 4 hours of talk time and up to 264 hours (11 days) of standby time
- FM radio
- 16 GB internal memory
After all of those bad things, let me get to some good ones. I really like the calendar on the phone. That is actually probably my favorite part. It is super easy to add to your calendar, and activities for the day show up on the main screen. It is very easy to send text messages (after you get used to the virtual keyboard); however, my phone has issues and won't let me send picture messages. The surround takes great pictures and video (a little better than the Aria), and has AMAZING sound! The Surround doesn't seem to have the same amount of Apps as the Aria because of the different operating systems, but the Surround does have some great Apps (like Netflix) that the Aria doesn't have. The Surround is a little bigger than the Aria, but not by much. When you hear how much better the sound is on the Surround - it won't matter that it's a little larger!
I don't love the Surround, but I don't hate it either. I think that HTC should make some changes to it in order to make it better (mainly the important aspects mentioned earlier), but in general it is a good phone. I would definitely give it back to have my trusty old LG Neon back, though. Call me crazy, but I like it simple!