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HTC Snap CDMA Review

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The HTC Snap performed good but not great on the phone end.  Callers sounded loud and clear to us, but they said we only sounded so-so, rating us a 7 out of 10.  Their biggest complaint was that we sounded distant and a bit tinny.  The battery is a major selling point of the Snap, and HTC claims 4.6 hours of talk time and nearly two weeks of standby.  In our tests we were able to get a beastly 5h51m of talk time, well above the stated time and downright fantastic for a Windows Mobile device.


We have a hard time figuring out where the Snap fits in Sprint’s lineup.  Palm’s Treo Pro is a fairly recent device, and for $50 more offers both a better keypad and a touchscreen.  The Samsung Ace has a similar form factor and feature set, while offering global roaming for $100 less.  Had the Snap been global like the Ozone we could see it succeeding the Ace, but it’s not.  Inner Circle is nice, but it’s not really a huge selling point.  Combine all of this with a less than stellar feel and we have to say we don’t see the Snap doing too well. 

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HTC Snap CDMA Review


  • Great battery life
  • Windows Mobile makes the phone versatile, and HTC has added some nice touches to it


  • Too expensive, especially since it’s not a world phone
  • Cheap materials
  • Poor keyboard
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OS: Windows Mobile Standard 6.1
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Display2.4 inches, 320 x 240 pixels (167 ppi) TFT
Camera2 megapixels
Qualcomm Snapdragon S1 MSM7625, Single core, 528 MHz
192 MB RAM
Size4.50 x 2.50 x 0.50 inches
(114 x 64 x 13 mm)
4.20 oz  (119 g)
Battery1500 mAh, 4.6 hours talk time

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