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HTC Snap (Sprint)
4 September 2014
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.
Excerpt: This article will tell you the good and the bad bits about HTC's smartphone 'Ozone'. The phone will surprise you in some areas but is utterly predictable in others. This phone has been the first in a long time to really catch my eye.
Excerpt: The HTC Snap is a lightweight phone with a good set of messaging features. It comes with a 2 megapixel camera, Bluetooth and GPS support. Be aware of the pros and cons of owning this particular device.
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. Although the handset is wide, so it can fit in a full QWERTY keyboard, it is incredibly thin.
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 the Touch Diamond , but still want basic smartphone features.
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