The trend to print photos has made its way back to the mainstream. We take a lot of pictures and know what’s important when it comes to turning memories into physical keepsakes. If you want to know about mobile photo printers, you’ve come to the right place.
Basic instant camera
- A simple-to-use instant camera
- Includes a Photo Booth feature
- Can’t print photos from your mobile device to the camera
- Limited functionality
The Polaroid Snap is a basic instant camera that allows you to print photos as they are taken — just like the old-school Polaroid cameras of decades ago.
Turns your iPhone into a printer
- Print any photo, even those on social networks
- Includes unique video feature
- Only compatible with iPhones
The Prynt Pocket connects directly to your iPhone, allowing you to print photos as they are being taken or those already on your iPhone.
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.
|Polaroid Snap||Prynt Pocket|
|Weight||7.52 ounces||5.8 ounces|
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.
The Polaroid Snap is a good choice for anyone who wants to start taking instant photos. However, it doesn’t come recommended for iPhone owners who should purchase the slightly more expensive Prynt Pocket.
Lots of uses
Unique and worth your time
Both of these products allow you to take 2 x 3-inch Zink Paper prints. Only the Prynt Pocket uses your iPhone camera. It’s also the only product out of the two that will print your existing photos with ease.