Huawei SnapTo Review – Strictly Entry-Level Performance

The Huawei SnapTo is an unforgiving budget phone, but that’s not an actual deal-breaker. For what it’s worth, it does perform pretty decently at its price point. If you’re in a tight budget and are looking for a phone that can let you get by with the basics, and in a proper manner, then this is the phone you would want to get.

Huawei SnapTo Review - Strictly Entry-Level Performance

The Huawei SnapTo is Pleasantly Basic

When it comes to looks, the Huawei SnapTo immediately screams generic. It is a rounded rectangle that won’t turn any heads in favor of it, yet it also won’t put anyone into a state of disgust. It has a removable, textured, plastic back draped in a black color. It should be noted, however, that the plastic used for its back is a step up than what you would normally get from a low-end smartphone. As an added bonus, the battery is removable and replaceable.

It comes with dimensions of 144.5 x 72.4 x 8.4-millimeters, and weighs 150-grams. It is wider than its direct competitors, them being the Moto E and G. Still, with its size it can happily nestle in one hand unlike other budget mobile phones that meet the 5.5-inch mark.

For its 5-inch display, it provides a 1,280 x 720-pixel resolution which does get the job done properly. However, contrast ratio is a bit on the low-end, but you may not be complaining much once you get a whiff of its price. But there is a big problem with regards to the screen and that is the plastic covering is a magnet for fingerprint grease. But responsiveness is still on-point, which is okay.

One of the highlighted features about the SnapTo is its ability to connect to LTE bands. Unlike other low-end mobile phones that can only go up to a 3G connection, this one can happily be set to connect to 4G ones.

Call quality is also solid, but volume leans more towards the silent end. Voices come out soft from the other line, but the other person can hear you loud and clear. Nonetheless, there are no scratchiness and the noise cancellation found in the earpiece works well.

Just about everything else found in the Huawei SnapTo screams average, sans the 4G connection support. Battery life, built-in storage, and its 5-megapixel rear snapper all work pretty decently. Just don’t expect to do anything extreme with this one like play graphic intensive mobile games.


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