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Check out the Huawei SnapTo (pictures)

Take a closer look at Huawei's no-frills budget device.

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Huawei SnapTo

The Huawei SnapTo is a no-frills smartphone running Android 4.4 KitKat. You won't get very much, but you'll only pay $180 to get the device unlocked.

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The SnapTo is running on a slightly customized version of Android 4.4 KitKat -- Huawei calls its skin the Emotion UI.

It's generally easy to get around, though there's no app drawer, so you'll need to use plenty of folders if you hope to wrangle lots of apps.

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The 5-megapixel camera boasts an Ultra Snapshot mode, but image quality disappoints overall.

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Press the volume-down button twice to quickly take a shot with Ultra Snapshot mode. It's a neat idea in theory, but isn't much more efficient than simply unlocking the phone.

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The single speaker at the back will do in a pinch, but the you'll want to stick to headphones.

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At 0.36 inch thick the SnapTo will fit comfortably into your pocket. The phone is fairly light, too.

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The battery isn't removable, but it lasted for an average of about 11 hours and 45 minutes on our battery tests.

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