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HTC Snap Review: In Depth
15 January 2010
Excerpt: Do you like BlackBerries? Not the fruit, the world renowned email-centric mobile phones. If you do then you may well be interested in the HTC Snap. Does the Snap stand up to its famous rivals though? Read on to find out. What we like The first thing that surprised us about the HTC Snap is its size.
Summary: The HTC Snap for Sprint offers snappy performance and good messaging features, but the smartphone's plastic build and lack of Wi-Fi don't justify the price.
Pros: The HTC Snap for Sprint offers robust e-mail support, including HTC's Inner Circle feature for prioritizing messages. The Windows Mobile smartphone also has EV-DO Rev. A support, Bluetooth, GPS, and a 2-megapixel camera.
Cons: Sprint's version lacks Wi-Fi and dual-mode functionality. The smartphone has a plasticky feel, and the QWERTY keyboard is cramped.
Conclusion: Verizon one-ups Sprint with its superior version of the HTC Snap (called the Ozone), adding world phone capability, better battery life, and classier styling, all for $100 less than Sprint's price.
Pros: True world phone at a bargain price. Includes 3G and Wi-Fi radios. Classier look and better keyboard than the Sprint version. Excellent battery life. Snappy performance.
Cons: Creaky OS. No standard-size headphone jack. Weak software bundle.
Conclusion: The HTC Snap is a solid, capable Windows Mobile business device, but at $149, there's not much about it that will steer Sprint customers away from the cutting-edge Palm Pre or the upcoming BlackBerry Tour.
Pros: Fast performance. Good voice quality. Slim.
Cons: Tired OS. No Wi-Fi. Lacks a standard-size 3.5mm headphone jack.
Conclusion: For the price, the HTC Ozone XV6175 is an impressive device, despite the less-than-stellar call quality and cramped QWERTY keyboard. We feel the Ozone is best for people who are coming from the Motorola Q9m or are new to the world of smartphones and don’t want to make a large investment, like on...
Pros: Slim and attractive form factor, Windows Mobile 6.1, EVDO Rev A and Wi-Fi connectivity, Dual-band CDMA and quad-band GSM for international roaming, Excellent battery life, Costs less than the HTC Snap on Sprint
Cons: Call Quality isn’t as good as the HTC Touch Diamond, QWERTY keyboard is small and cramped, Doesn’t have a high quality feel
Conclusion: As a whole, we are more pleased than displeased with the HTC Snap. Its keyboard is OK and even if not the best on the market, it does a good stroke of business. The device itself is suitable for being carried around in your pocket, its Windows Mobile operating system delivers good organizer and...
Pros: Thin and comfy to carry about, Extremely robust battery, Good organizer and email functionality, Very good in-call quality
Cons: The Inner Circle menu loads slowly, QWERTY keyboard with keys that are not prominent enough, Trackball is not sensitive enough
HTC's Snap smartphone possesses one of the best QWERTY keyboards we've seen on a mobile
Good Gear Guide.au
18 February 2010
Summary: HTC's Snap is small, light and functional, and it has one of the best physical keyboards we've seen on a smartphone. The Snap doesn't offer anything revolutionary but what it does, it does very well.
Pros: Fantastic keyboard, thin, matte black finish, Inner Circle feature, HTC Home Screen, fast
Cons: Trackball is small and sunken, no 3.5mm headphone jack