Snappgrip for iPhone Review
Every smartphone has a camera, but not all of them take the time to emulate the feel, performance, and looks of an ordinary digital camera. High-end smartphones, for example, offer exceptional quality that makes them perfect for being point & shoot replacements. However, unlike them, they don’t have the same feel in the hand. Generally speaking, we normally have to hold them around the edges and on the tips of our fingers – so they’re just not as comfortable.
Apple’s iPhone has always been a top contender when it comes to camera quality, so it doesn’t surprise us that one accessories company, BiteMyApple, is turning the beloved thing into a point-and-shoot camera of some sorts. Looking into the Snappgrip, it delivers that camera-like feel to the iPhone 5/5S – where it features some handy tools that can attract serious enthusiasts.
The package contains:
- Quick start guide
- microUSB cable
- Travel bag
The grip is ideal for one-handed operation.
Consisting of two main components, a traditional looking snap-on case and a grip attachment, the Snappgrip does a decent job in giving us that camera-like feel in the hand. Sure, its design is rather boxy and straightforward looking, but it’s the in-the-hand feel that’s most profound here. Rather than holding the phone around its edges with two hands, the Snappgrip enables us to grasp the entire thing one-handed. Naturally, our middle and ring fingers wrap around the plastic textured grip – while our index finger appropriately rests on top of the two-level shutter key.
Graceful isn’t what we’d describe its design, seeing that it can only do so much to try and mask the iPhone’s overall “flat” shape. Even though we’re not inclined to shove the entire thing into our pocket, especially with the massive bulge we’d see in our pocket due to the grip, it’s comforting to know that we can remove the grip portion of the unit, and just rely on the snap-on case.
The case itself is as ordinary and plain as it can get. Despite the straightforward approach, all of the iPhone’s ports and buttons are easily accessible with the case on – including the 3.5mm headset jack. That’s because the top and bottom sides of the case have cutouts to make the various ports and buttons on them exposed, so there’s no need for a special adapter to get access to the headphone jack. Additionally, it’s worth mentioning that a cutout around the camera lens allows the case to accommodate some of the optional lens attachments that BiteMyApple sells.
As for the grip component of the package, it can be dislodged from the case by simply pressing the large button on its side. Around the top, though, it features a mode dial, digital zoom buttons, and a two-level shutter key. Rounding things out, there’s a handy tripod mount, microUSB port, and on/off switch on the bottom on the grip.
1. iamoa (Posts: 75; Member since: 06 Feb 2014)
isn't dual-flash a bit kind of covered with the case/cover from left?
3. elitewolverine (Posts: 1903; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)
1020 camera case, with battery shutter and pod mount, not to mention 41mp....dslr like features...need we say more? z2 and 1020
4. malakas87 (Posts: 8; Member since: 25 Jun 2014)
For crying out loud....... GO AND BUY A DSLR...... YOU JUST CRITICIZE EVERY CAMERA ON A PHONE AND I'M SURE YOU CANT EVEN WORK PHOTOSHOP OR ANY OTHER PHOTO EDITOR...... You might know how to use instagram, retarded trolls, if you don't like a phone just don't bother to even read an article about it.......
6. malakas87 (Posts: 8; Member since: 25 Jun 2014)
Not upset..... Just tired of reading Hillsborough comments.......
9. Deaconclgi (Posts: 316; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)
Then don't read them. Also, why would you tell him to buy a DSLR when he is happy with the 1020's performance and camera grip accessory?
10. hipnotika (Posts: 305; Member since: 06 Mar 2013)
s5 far better than z2 in all web sites.
are u dreamer ?
in here who own a mobile phone, it's the best in market for him/her. no one is not fair including editors.
11. iushnt (Posts: 724; Member since: 06 Feb 2013)
I don't say far better for s5 but still slightly better over z2. If u find z2 better then that's completely fine with me. We have right for personal preference right?.
12. Busyboy (Posts: 388; Member since: 19 Jun 2014)
There is a large difference between the Z2 and S5. Not really fair to compare one another. The Z2 image sensor size is 30% larger which that in itself explains alot and photos don't look processed compared to the S5. It's much easier and better to edit photos via the Z2 so to the true photographer, the Z2 wins all the way