Product Comparison: HP Sprocket (X7N07A) vs Polaroid ZIP


General Specifications
Brand
HP
Polaroid
Model
Sprocket (X7N07A)
ZIP
Origin
Korea
USA
About the Product
Print photos from your smartphone or tablet as easily as you post them. Instantly share 2 x 3 Inch (5 x 7.6 cm) snapshots or stickers of every fun-filled moment. Requires Android: 4.4 and higher/iOS: 8.0 and higher. Families, single users and others who want the attest printing features for professional documents, web pages, lab-quality photos and more at home.
For the first time ever, you can now enjoy all the power and fun of Polaroid instant print cameras without the need for the actual camera. This brand new standalone mobile printer is designed to print vibrant, colorful photos from a variety of sources. It features its own rechargeable 500mAh lithium polymer battery. After just 1.5 hours of charging time, it is ready to print 25 sheets before needing another charge.
Key Specs
Printer Type
Photo Printer
Mobile Printers
Printing Technology
Thermal
Zero-Ink
Print Speed (Monochrome)
1.5 pages per minute
1 pages per minute
Print Speed (Color)
1.5 pages per minute
1 pages per minute
What customers say about "Key Specs"
HP Sprocket (X7N07A)
  • I use it for travel journalling, for that it’s perfect for me.
  • A lovely smart, small piece of kit. Easy to use with good battery life.
  • Printing never took to long and we are both quite happy with how long it takes to print and the quality of the photos.
  • Easy and fun to use, but the photo quality is DISAPPOINTING. The colors are sepia-like, well off their original tone. sharpness is not good either.
  • If you want pictures that look "kind of normal" and not like paintings, look elsewhere.
Polaroid ZIP Mobile Printer
  • My wife loved this surprise quality, speed, the colors, the app. All top notch
  • I'm amazed at how quickly the photos transfer for my phone to the printer and am even more impressed with the printing speed. I'd definitely recommend this.
  • There is a bit of lag between sending the image file to the printer via Bluetooth and when the printer starts printing. We typically see a wait time of about 10-15 seconds for an image to be sent to the printer.
  • This is very useful if you write journals. Also, I use this for travelling where I can share photos with locals. Color is also nice too. Yet, the speed of printing the photos is a bit slow. but i love it.
  • I was amazed with the speed and quality of the prints produced by this printer.
Size & Weight
Height
0.91 in.
0.87 in.
Width
2.95 in.
2.28 in.
Depth
4.57 in.
7.36 in.
Weight
0.37 lbs.
0.4 lbs.
Printing / Scanning
Tray Capacity
10 sheets
10 sheets
Printer Resolution (Black)
313 x 400
Printer Resolution (Color)
313 x 400
What customers say about "Printing / Scanning"
HP Sprocket (X7N07A)
  • The print quality is what you'd expect from such a small printer - it's not perfect but it's pretty good for its size.
  • Handy little fun printer. Easy to use. ideal for a party or holiday because of its size. Quite clear little prints.
  • This is great and prints lovely small prints from your phone. It is not best quality but fine for fun and not bad.
  • All the photos have been coming out pink, and some of the photos have a white line at the top of the page.
  • Little disappointed with picture seems very dull, and not so vibrant as all the advertisements show.
Polaroid ZIP Mobile Printer
  • The photo paper is a bit pricey but I love that you can customize with the phone app and that the film has peel off backing to make your photos into stickers. Resolution is pretty dang good considering the business-card size pics.
  • One heck of a printer, no ink to get refilled, small & compact, great resolution
  • Think Polaroid Instamatic from the 60's and if you like instant pics from your cell phone to printer you will like this. picture resolution is great. the only drawback is size of photo it is the size of a business card. i got it for the wife and she loves it.
  • The only downside is that the only size paper this handles is 2" x 3" (about the size of a business card).
  • Picture Quality- Not good compared to other options. Low resolution and poor color translation. This is key for me!
  • On the con side the color can be slightly off and resolution isn't that great. But I didn't buy it expecting it to the same things as my desktop printer and it does the things I bought it for very well.
Features
Printer Connectivity
Bluetooth, NFC
Bluetooth, NFC
Double-Sided Printing
No
No
Photo Printer
Yes
Yes
Integrated Fax
No
No
Supported Paper Sizes
2" x 3"
2" x 3"
Extras
Perfectly portable, HP Sprocket app
Smartphone memories made real, Stunningly vibrant prints: zink zero ink, Free polaroid mobile app, Travel-ready design
What customers say about "Features"
HP Sprocket (X7N07A)
  • The photo paper has a peel off back so you can stick your pics anywhere.
  • Once you have the app (free on Android and Apple devices) the printer hooks up super easy with your phone or tablet, and from there you just print.
  • It is hooked up to a new iPhone 8 so there shouldn’t be a problem with phone.
  • Very good price : the paper is less expensive than her polaroids paper, the app works very well on my iPhone 6 -with editing tools-, and the quality looks good (even with Snapchat pictures).
  • I wonder what is the point of changing the colors with the sprocket application since the colors that eventually come out have almost nothing to do with reality.
Polaroid ZIP Mobile Printer
  • There is an app that you can download and connect it in order to print, but what is really cool is that you're able to decorate, write and edit your photos before printing. LOVE the concept.
  • The printer is very user friendly. U dont really need a manual for it. As long as you have NFC in ur phone. Or bluetooth. Just connect it. And it'll open the app. Automatically, or take you to the app market to download the free app.
  • The bluetooth connection with phone is easy. So, all you need is your iPhone with this device in your pocket and you are ready for Africa or Latin America.
  • This doesn't make any sense to me. Other buyers have been able to use it. The instructions to install it are clear and short, there's no room for misinterpretation. But I consistently get "Unable to connect selected printer".
  • I'm sure this product WAS great before but the product and the app have connection issues. If I could give this 0/5 stars I would.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Certifications
CE, FCC
CE
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