The Polaroid Hi-Print is the most well-rounded phone photo printer of all the models we tested. It features a playful, sturdy design and above-average print quality.
At 6.0 x 3.0 x 1.0 inches in size, the Hi-Print has roughly the same dimensions as a large-screened smartphone, albeit a bit thicker. Its glossy white finish is accented by a rainbow of colors that wrap around one end of the printer, making it easy to find in your bag or backpack.
Connecting it to a smartphone or tablet via Bluetooth was simple, as was installing the combination paper/ink cartridge that the Hi-Print uses to create 2x3-inch prints of your photos. The Hi-Print’s companion app includes step by step instructions.
Within minutes, we had the printer set up and ready to start printing pictures. During testing, we never felt the need to pick up the instruction manual or jump online for assistance.
In addition to allowing your phone to communicate with the Hi-Print, the companion app provides some basic editing tools. You can change the framing of the shot you’re about to print, alter it with a filter, or deck it out with colorful digital stickers.
There are plenty of more powerful image editing apps out there. Still, having these options built into the app is a nice touch. You can even use the app to capture new photos, without having to switch over to your smartphone’s camera interface.
The Hi-Print wasn’t the fastest printer that we tested for this guide. However, it isn’t slow enough to be irritating, either. Although the Hi-Print didn’t offer the best image quality of all the models we tested, its prints were still crisp and largely true to the digital photos we used during testing.