- Analysis by KJ David
The Coolpad Snap is a senior-friendly phone that was initially carried by T-Mobile and Sprint. Starting off with its cons, it offers a highly-dated 2-megapixel fixed focus camera that does not even come with an accompanying LED flash. In comparison, some of its rivals in the basic phone category come with higher-resolution and flash-rigged cameras.
Display-wise, it comes with a standard (within this category) 2.8-inch 320 x 240 QVGA screen, which is accompanied by a tiny 1.7-inch monochrome LCD external screen that displays the time and other notifications. Its biggest pro, however, is its 4G-LTE network connectivity , which, as of this specs-based review, was not a very common facet among basic clamshell phones. By the way, don't forget to check out Phonerated's gallery of the newest 4G phones here. The Snap also offers the VoLTE (voice over LTE networks) call audio technology, promising to deliver high-quality call audio when standard cellular reception is not accessible.
Looking into its pros and cons under the hood, this Coolpad model comes with a relatively strong processor for a flip phone of its caliber, in the form of Qualcomm's Snapdragon 210 quad-core 1.1GHz chip . That being said, it could certainly have done better than a measly 512MB RAM capacity .
The Snap is preloaded with 4GB of native memory, just like many of its low-tier competitors, but it does come with a microSD card tray for up to 32GB of external space. When it comes to stamina, its battery scores a so-so 6-hour talk time (360 minutes) and it lasts for up to 16 days on standby mode.
Also among its pros and cons is an M4/T4 hearing aid rating, a mobile hotspot function that allows up to eight other devices to access its 4G connectivity, and a classic Black finish.
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At the end of the day, the Coolpad Snap is a typical flip phone for aging users and non-techies, with its 4G network reach and memory card support serving as a couple of appreciable touches.
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