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HTC Snap / HTC S522

alaTest has collected and analyzed 187 reviews of HTC Snap / HTC S522. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People are impressed by the design and usability. The size and performance also get good views, but some have doubts about the connectivity.

portability, performance, size, usability, design


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 84/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 66 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 People really like the camera and portability.

performance, portability, camera

73% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HTC Snap S520 with Windows Mobile, 2 MP Camera, QWERTY Keyboard, Wi-Fi, and MicroSD Slot-Unlocked Phone-US Warranty-BlackHTC Snap S520 with Windows Mobile, 2 MP Camera, QWERTY Keyboard, Wi-Fi, and MicroSD Slot-Unlocked Phone-US Warranty-Black

Apr, 2017

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: 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: 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: (

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: 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: (

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

Expert review by: Mike Joubert (

HTC Snap


HTC\'s new entry level Windows smartphone offers a range of connectivity options including HSDPA and Wi-Fi. It looks great too but could have done with more memory and its Windows Mobile 6.1 OS is frustrating.

Good battery life, nice design, Wi-Fi and HSDPA

Windows Mobile never gets easier to swallow, no navigational software, paltry memory

Aug, 2009

Expert review by: Joe Minihane (

HTC Snap review


Forget, for a tiny moment, all those sleek sexy smartphones currently enticing gadget candy fans everywhere. Because sometimes, it pays to keep things simple. Hence the rather neat HTC Snap. There's no touchscreen here, no unique, Apple–bashing design....

Top keyboard, Inner Circle, lengthy battery life

Pokey screen, average camera, no 3.5mm jack

A good, all–round work phone, but lacks full multimedia skills

Jul, 2009

Product Specifications


Battery Capacity:1500
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Standby time (2G):380
Standby time (3G):480
Talk time (2G):8.5
Talk time (3G):5


Built-in Camera: Yes


Colour of product:Black
Form factor:Bar


Display diagonal:6.1
Display number of colours:65536 colours
Display Resolution:320 x 240
Display Type:TFT
Touchscreen: No


Keyboard layout:AZERTY


E-mail: Yes
Instant messaging (IM): Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes


Audio formats supported:AAC, MP3, WAV, WMA
FM radio: No


GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite): Yes
Position location:Y


3G: Yes
3G standards:HSDPA, WCDMA
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:2.0+EDR
Data network:WCDMA
SIM card capability:Single SIM

Other features

Music player: Yes
Ringer type:Polyphonic


Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes, To-do list
Video call: No

Ports & interfaces

USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


Processor frequency:0.528


Internal Memory:192 / 256


Video call: No

Weight & Dimensions

Height :11.7 / 6.15
Width:11.7 / 6.15
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