To maintain their pole position in the market, Samsung has introduced another addition to their most successful Galaxy S4 product lines, the Galaxy S4 Zoom. From how the product looks like, it’s hard to say whether this device can be categorized as smartphone or camera, but the truth is, it has the climax function as both smartphone and camera. User can have the exact same features on the phone just like the original Galaxy S4 while the camera have been improved a lot with its ability to use 10x optical zoom when capturing a picture, the best optical zoom level that ever being made on a smartphone!
Compared to the original version of the Galaxy S4, The S4 Zoom offers a middle range level of hardware and specs. While the original S4 has a quad-core 1.6 processor, the S4 Zoom is equipped with dual-core 1.5 processor. But the difference is not that big, apart from the processor, the other hardware within the two smartphones is almost the same. Both smartphone operate with Android’s latest OS, JellyBean and microSD memory card slot to extend the memory up to 64 GB. The internal memory of the S4 Zoom is available only at 8 GB with 1.5 GB of RAM. The battery capacity is quite enough, it has Li-Ion 2330 mAh battery that can last for almost 15 hours in standby condition.
The Galaxy S4 Zoom has small and smart body. With only 4.94 x 2.5 x 0.61 body dimensions and 208 gram of weight, the design and body shape looks compact. Talking about the display of this smartphone, the small body makes the S4 Zoom have exactly the same display like the Galaxy S4 Mini, the smaller version of the original Galaxy S4. It has super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen display with 16M colors and 4.3-inches screen size. To make the screen more solid and strong, Samsung has equipped corning gorilla glass 3 on the screen, making it difficult to scratch with fingers, keys and other things.
The main selling point of this smartphone is of course the main camera on the back that looks like a regular digital camera. We could say that the camera is the best camera that is put on a smartphone. With 16-megapixel camera sensor and ability to zoom up to 10 times while taking a picture, the camera is simply amazing. Just like the regular digital camera that is available on the market today, Xenon flash is also included on the camera and can simply help the user taking picture while there is not enough light available. The camera can also be used to create high quality video and the 1.9-megapixel front facing camera could help the user while video teleconferencing.
Looking at the original Galaxy S4, the camera features can amaze us and complete the user needs for the best camera on a smartphone. But if we look closer to the S4 Zoom, it has more complete feature and capabilities compared to the original S4. While the original Galaxy S4 has 12 camera modes, the S4 Zoom has 25 smart modes that can come in handy with the different lifestyle of every user. To make it more easy for the user, the S4 Zoom always suggests 3 best cameras modes when the user are ready to capture a photo. But the main difference with another smartphone lies on the in-call photo share feature. It let the user take a photo and share it when talking with their friend on a call. Apart from that, the optical image stabilizer (OIS) will always help you to remain your photo perfectly still. With this amazing camera the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom could be your answer for the best camera on a smartphone.