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Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom

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Product Type: Android Phone | Network Standard: 4G | Size: 4.3" | Display Resolution: 540 x 960 pixels | Operating System: Android 4.2 Jelly Bean | Internal Memory (GB): 8 |
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12th November 2014

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  • PricePanda Product Quality Expert
    written on 10/11/2014
    If you are a photo addicted person, then the smartphones with extremely capable cameras will suit you the best. One of such products is the Galaxy S4 Zoom. Besides the camera of 16MP with zoom up to 10x, the device offers 4.3 inch screen that will be very useful for viewing, correcting and editing the photos, and one of the latest versions of Android to make your life more exciting while waiting for the right moment to take photos. The microSD for storage is provided, internet is ready to share the results - what else could you need from such a portable camera?

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  • Simply. Sublime.
    written on 29/08/2014
    While I also have a Nikon D4 for the more cultivated moments in my life, and I also have the Blackberry for my business contacts and work comms the Samsung S4 Zoom was (more of an after purchase, really) fits a niche gap in my life.

    When I'm taking my morning power walk through the hills behind my house I don't want my Blackberry buzzing in my pocket, I don't want to carry my D4 - but I still want to stay in touch and I still want to record and capture the beautiful morning. The 10x zoom is incredible, and even when I inspect them later on my macbook (air if you are interested) I find the quality extremely satisfactory, hardly any blurring, always sharp and in focus even at maximum zoom. Not full stars however, because like another user said the battery isn't that dependable (I guess because it is powering the camera so heavily).
  • amazing!!!
    written on 25/07/2013
    I cannot believe that this fantastic camera comes just from a smartphone, it is the most amazing camera that i have ever seen on a smartphone!! I shoot all the things with the camera and im really satisfied with it. its good in low light condition, and the 10x zoom is truly the best! but the battery is not that good, is quite enough but i expect more from it. Overall, i think this cameraphone is worth to buy :)

The Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom, the only smartphone with 10x optical zoom

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!

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Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom Specs

The Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom specifications

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.

Smart design at the right size

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.

Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom Design
Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom Camera

Never miss your precious moments with the amazing 16-megapixel camera sensor

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.

The best camera features that you can have on a smartphone

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.

Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom Features
Technical Details
Product Type Android Phone
Network Standard 4G
Size 4.3"
Display Resolution 540 x 960 pixels
Operating System Android 4.2 Jelly Bean
Internal Memory (GB) 8
Dimensions (WxHxD) 125.5 x 63.5 x 15.4 mm
Camera Resolution 16 MP
Megapixels 4608
Battery Capacity 2330 mAh
Battery Type Lithium Ion
Weight 208 g