Reviews and Problems with Samsung Galaxy K Zoom SM-C115 / SM-C111
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27 February 2015
Summary: A year ago, the manufacturer relied on their name. But that was all that the had in common with last year's flagship. And criticism was correspondingly harsh, even though from a purely technical point of view the smartphone was not nearly as bad it was made.
Pros: high processing quality, camera with clearly above-average results, very good battery life, faster SoC, battery exchangeable, memory expandable
Cons: no tripod thread, bulkier than its predecessor when used as camera, no RAW support, large case and high weight
Summary: Samsung has largely improved on last year's Galaxy S4 Zoom, cranking up its camera skills and dropping its huge heft, but it's simply still a tank of a phone. Despite its top-notch camera, the rest of the specs don't match up to its £400 price-tag.
The Galaxy K Zoom 10x optical zoom camera hopes to send your compact to the scrapheap
3 September 2014
Conclusion: It’s probably a long time since you owned a phone as chunky as this, so it will take a bit of getting used to. Because of its size, it feels like a step backwards in terms of design, but if it means you don’t need to take a camera everywhere you go, perhaps that’s not such a problem.
Summary: Here is what we know; this is a phone made for photography fanatics who want to have a serious camera and a smartphone all at once so if you can handle the size and build of the phone, keep the Galaxy K Zoom in mind.
Pros: Superb camera with 10x optical zoom, Android KitKat and decent processor.
Summary: Last year, after launching the hot-selling GALAXY S4, Samsung went on to create spin-offs of their flagship device, one of which was the GALAXY S4 Zoom that was designed to cater to the crowd who loves taking photos with their smartphones.
Summary: The cameras on our smartphones have come a long way over the past several years, and have undoubtedly contributed to making point and shoot cameras obsolete . An important feature from these cameras that aren’t easily found with smartphone camera tech though is optical zoom.
Conclusion: When you pack for vacation you make sure you grab a good pair of travel shoes, but is there such a thing as a good "travel phone"? Perhaps a cheap dual-SIM to make use of a local SIM card, but why not a Samsung Galaxy K zoom - so you can leave your camera at home?
Pros: 20.7MP camera - 1/2.3" sensor, 10x optical zoom (24-240mm), optical image stabilization, xenon flash, 1080p video camera, 30fps and 60fps modes, 2MP / 1080p front-facing camera, 4.8" Super AMOLED, 720 x 1,280px, 306ppi; Gorilla Glass 3 with ambient light sensor, Android OS v4.4.2 KitKat, Exynos 5...
Cons: Thicker and heavier than a regular smartphone, No 2160p video capture, Manual camera controls are hard to use
Summary: The basics Are you ready to ditch your point and shoot for just a cameraphone? Samsung's betting on you carrying around only one gizmo that does it all with its lens-heavy, camera-orientated Galaxy K Zoom, the successor to last year's Galaxy S4 Zoom.
Pros: Last year's Galaxy S4 Zoom had plenty of things right with it, mostly in the camera department, but it was simply far too big to really fit in your pocket. This time around, Samsung's slimmed things down with the K Zoom, all thanks to a handy retractable lens, making it much more capable of fitti...
Cons: Samsung's slimmed down last year's model with the K Zoom, but it's still very bulky. It measures up a hefty 20mm at its thickest point, more than double than LG's flagship G3, and it also weighs up at 200g, making it not the easiest blower to cart around. Thanks to all the tech it's got packed in...
Excerpt: Samsung is no stranger to the smartphone-camera hybrid. Admittedly, its previous efforts, the Galaxy Camera and Galaxy S4 Zoom, were arguably more compact camera than phone, but Samsung's latest hybrid, the Galaxy K Zoom, has very much redressed the balance.
Summary: While all smartphone companies have a renewed focus on cameras, one company that is moving ahead in the race is ( surprisingly ) Samsung. The company, which built the first major android-based camera, the Galaxy Camera, is back again with the Samsung Galaxy K Zoom.