Huawei SnapTo Smartphone Now Available For Pre-Order
Huawei is stepping up its game with the Android-powered SnapTo smartphone. Now available for Pre-Order on Amazon.com, the Chinese-based handset company’s newest device features some pretty impressive specs with a budget-friendly price tag. So if you’re thinking about buying a new smartphone but don’t want to take a second mortgage on your home, check out the SnapTo.
With a price tag of just $179.99 (unlocked, without a contract) the Huawei SnapTo is priced somewhere in the middle. It’s not the cheapest handset on the market, but it’s certainly not the most expensive. This is welcome news for many budget-conscious consumers, as we’ve seen several overpriced devices being released (e.g. Galaxy S6 and Nexus 6).
So, what kind of specs does the Huawei SnapTo have? Featuring a beautiful 5-inch full-HD display, the SnapTo looks and feels like the right size. Under the hood, it boasts a Qualcomm MSM8926 Snapdragon 400 quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7 with Adreno 305 GPU, 1GB of random access memory (RAM), 5-megapixel primary camera, 2-megapixel secondary camera, 8GB of internal storage, and a microSD card slot for storage expansion.
There are a few disadvantages of the Huawei SnapTo, however, one of the most critical being its LTE restrictions. According to TechAeries.com, the device only supports LTE connectivity on AT&T and T-Mobile (Bands 2, 4, 5, & 12). If you intend to use the device on Verizon Wireless, Sprint or any other network, you’ll have to settle for the slower 3G connectivity. This alone is a huge disadvantage that will undoubtedly be a deal-breaker for some. Nonetheless, assuming you’ll use the device with either AT&T or T-Mobile this shouldn’t be an issue.
Another complaint some users may have with the Huawei SnapTo is its operating system. The Chinese smartphone maker opted for Android 4.4 KitKat with its latest handset. Why it didn’t use the new and improved Android 5.0 Lollipop OS remains a mystery, especially considering the fact that several other entry-to-mid range devices use it.
The Huawei SnapTo is currently only available for pre-order through Amazon, but media reports indicate it will also be sold through BestBuy.com, Brandsmart, Frys.com, Fry’s Electronic retail stores, and NewEgg.com in the weeks to come.
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