Does the Polaroid Snap connect to your phone?

Does the Polaroid Snap connect to your phone?

Best answer: The entry-level Polaroid Snap instant camera doesn't work with smartphones. That type of support is left for another Polaroid camera: the Snap Touch.Amazon: Polaroid Snap (opens in new tab) ($90)Amazon: Polaroid Snap Touch (opens in new tab) ($180)

What the Polaroid Snap offers

The Polaroid Snap camera offers an all-in-one solution for anyone looking to take a photo and have it print immediately. Just point and click and in a few seconds, you'll have your image printed on compatible 2-by-3-inch Zink Paper, which you can buy separately. You can take your photos in color, black and white, and sepia. For added flexibility, the camera includes a self-timer and photobooth-style feature.

Available in seven bright colors, the Polaroid Snap is often on sale through Amazon, which is something to keep in mind.

No smartphone support

Unlike other instant cameras on the market, including many of our favorites, the Polaroid Snap cannot communicate with a smartphone through Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, or otherwise. The camera does come with a microSD card reader, however, that allows you to save photos for later use on a computer, although you can't print photos directly from the card.

Do you still want smartphone integration?

The updated Polaroid Snap Touch is similar to the Polaroid Snap, but with more features. Among these is the ability to connect to your smartphone. In doing so, you can use the Polaroid Snap Touch app and print photos from your smartphone to the camera. You can also save images taken with your camera to the smartphone with ease.

Other advanced features of the 13MP camera include video recording, photobooth and burst modes, and post-processing via the built-in 3.5-inch LCD screen. Like the Polaroid Snap, the Polaroid Snap Touch uses Zink Paper for instant printing. You can also store images using a microSD card. You can find the Polaroid Snap Touch in six fun colors.

It's about twice the price of the Polaroid Snap, but considering all the upgrades, we think it's worth the extra cash.

Bryan M Wolfe
Staff Writer

Bryan M. Wolfe has written about technology for over a decade on various websites, including TechRadar, AppAdvice, and many more. Before this, he worked in the technology field across different industries, including healthcare and education. He’s currently iMore’s lead on all things Mac and macOS, although he also loves covering iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch. Bryan enjoys watching his favorite sports teams, traveling, and driving around his teenage daughter to her latest stage show, audition, or school event in his spare time. He also keeps busy walking his black and white cocker spaniel, Izzy, and trying new coffees and liquid grapes.