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HTC Snap / HTC S522

alaTest has collected and analyzed 156 reviews of HTC Snap / HTC S522. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the price and size. The usability and performance are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some mixed opinions about the connectivity.

portability, performance, usability, size, price

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the HTC Snap / HTC S522 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for HTC Snap / HTC S522


alaTest has collected and analyzed 64 user reviews of HTC Snap / HTC S522 from The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Reviewers are impressed by the camera. The portability is also appreciated.

portability, camera

72% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Aug, 2020

Expert review by : Niall Magennis (

HTC Snap


Can the HTC Snap take on the mighty Blackberry at its own game and win? Niall finds out.

Like Holly Willoughby, its rear end is nicely curved and the edges of the cover fit so flush with the front half of the handset that at first glance we though it might not be removable. However, there's a small indent at the bottom that you can use to...

Feb, 2011

Expert review by : Richard Knight (

HTC Snap


We're starting to see more and more Windows Mobile based handsets from HTC once again, with the likes of the Touch Diamond2 and Touch Pro2 making a hit recently and now the HTC BlackBerry-esque looking device has arrived. This latest handset from them...

Super Long battery life, light, slim design to the handset, Inner Circle email function

Very basic version of Windows Mobile, not enough space between keys

HTC has certainly made a phone worthy of the budget business and consumer world, one that the likes of BlackBerry and Nokia have been trying to do for some time. It’s a inexpensive handset but at the same time its looks don't suffer. It hasn’t got the...

Aug, 2009

Expert review by (

HTC Snap review


The HTC Snap harbours an exclusive email inbox for special contacts. But will this affordable messenger be joining your clique?

A capable and affordable mobile messenger but lacks the all round guile of its rivals

Jul, 2009

Expert review by : Ross Catanzariti (

HTC Snap review


The HTC Snap is one of the more attractive non-touch-screen Windows Mobile smartphones on the market. It's one of the thinnest, too, at just 12mm thick. The matte black, rubber-style finish may not provide the gloss and glamour of other smartphones,...

The HTC 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.

Aug, 2009

Expert review by : Editorial Team (

HTC Snap Review


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?…

Aug, 2009

Expert review by : Bonnie Cha (

HTC Snap (Sprint) review


Sprint is keeping on with its busy summer of phone releases. In addition to the Palm Pre and upcoming RIM BlackBerry Tour 9630 , the carrier was the first to offer the HTC Snap. Announced at CTIA 2009 , we were glad to see the sleek QWERTY device from...

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.

Sprint's version lacks Wi-Fi and dual-mode functionality. The smartphone has a plasticky feel, and the QWERTY keyboard is cramped.

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.

Jun, 2009

Expert review by : Leigh Geary (

HTC Snap


The Snap is the return of the non-touchscreen QWERTY messaging phone. HTC last dipped it's foot into this marketplace with the HTC Excalibur and it's still a handset that's being used on BT with their Office Anywhere solution. The Snap brings WinMo ...

The Snap is really fast. It’s something I always liked about “Smartphones” (i.e. Windows Mobile Standard devices) – the OS was always optimised to be quick. It’s nippy and usable but I’d love to see more of HTC’s software flavouring added to the WinMo...

Dec, 2010

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HTC - Snap


Windows Mobile comes in two flavours, one for touch screens and one for smartphones without touch screens. We don't see a great deal of the latter these days, but it is still around, and HTC has ...

If you don't need a touchscreen but do want a good QWERTY keyboard and fancy the bells and whistles of Wi-Fi, GPS and HSDPA, then the HTC Snap is a sturdy if unexciting option.

Oct, 2009

Expert review by : Rob Kerr (

HTC Snap


Trying to snap up BlackBerry customers

Long, long battery life, the Inner Circle, a light, slim handset

Keys too close together, no frills version of Windows Phone OS

The first impression of the HTC Snap is that it's a rather lacklustre, uninspiring Quad band Windows Mobile corporate phone. After a period of time in use its features become more and more evident, such as the Inner Circle function, and it does...

Aug, 2009

Expert review by : Clare Hopping (

HTC Snap review


HTC moves away from touchscreens, with the BlackBerry-style Qwerty keyboard and trackball equipped Snap. Is it onto a winner?

The HTC Snap is a top alternative to a BlackBerry. Although the screen is small and it runs on Windows Mobile, it’s not a chore to use, especially with a responsive keyboard. A microSD card will be needed if you plan on adding lots of apps, but this is...

Aug, 2009

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