Polaroid Snap vs Prynt Pocket: Which should you buy?


The Polaroid Snap is a simple instant camera that automatically prints photos as they are taken. The Prynt Pocket allows you to print images from your iPhone and social networks. Both use the same 2 x 3-inch Zink Paper.

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Header Cell - Column 0 Polaroid SnapPrynt Pocket
Weight7.52 ounces5.8 ounces
Video capabilitiesNoYes

If you're an iPhone user, you should purchase the Prynt Pocket, not the Polaroid Snap. The former allows you to print any photo that's on your iPhone using the same paper found on the Polaroid camera. And with the Prynt Pocket, you're using your iPhone's camera to take the snaps.

Bonus: Prynt isn't just a printer; with a free app you can add a video to your Prynt and watch it come to life.

If you still want an actual instant camera, the Polaroid Snap comes with a few features worth considering. The compact device features multiple modes, border options, a self-timer, a photo booth, and other extras. Regardless, both products have made our list of the best instant cameras of the year.

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.