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Samsung Galaxy S4 zoom / Galaxy S4 Zoom LTE / C101 / C1010 / C1050
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Samsung Galaxy S4 zoom / Galaxy S4 Zoom LTE / C101 / C1010 / C1050

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Expert Review

27 February 2015
  • Summary: The term Zoom was not given lightly to the SM-C101: the device is dominated by its camera with a 10x zoom lens. Accordingly, not only your everday ordinary middle-class Android device is likely to be a competitor, but also Nokia's Lumia 920 and 925 pictures specialists - even if they play in a different league to a certain extent. At dimensions of 125.5 x 63.5 x 28.0 millimeters, the Galaxy S4 Zoom is anything but compact.
  • Pros: camera with superior image quality, long running time, current version of Android, adequate system performance, high quality processing
  • Cons: large and heavy device, camera software with weaknesses
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Overall 8

Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom

4 October 2014
  • Summary: The Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom is a curious hybrid device which practically begs you to like it the moment you take it out of the box. There’s something appealing about a phone which takes image capture so seriously, but it takes a dedicated photo-lover to live with this product’s shortcomings.
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Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom vs. Nokia Lumia 1020 vs. Sony QX 10 camera comparison

13 March 2014
  • Conclusion: It doesn't take a genius to see that the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom and Sony QX10 are harder to use than the Nokia Lumia 1020. The ease of use factor alone is enough to sway most people towards the Lumia as a result. I still have to admit that the QX10 is the best camera of the bunch for obvious reasons. That advantage is offset by Sony's lens camera costing $250 on top of the smartphone that you already need.
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Expert Review

Mobile Tech Addicts
23 January 2014
  • Conclusion: During my time with the Galaxy S4 Zoom I realised something, devices like this one definitely have a place in todays market and the main reason for me saying this to you is this…Using it has made me convert from a none believer in this type of device into a guy that actually bought one and owned it for at least three months until circumstances changed and I had to sell but the reason I bought the device was simple, it was brand new technology and I just had to try it and...
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Overall 7

Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom Review: In Depth

5 December 2013
  • Conclusion: The Galaxy S4 Zoom may garner curious and puzzled glances when you use it as a phone in public, but on one level, it’s a mobile imaging win on Samsung’s part. Being able to take high-quality photos and share them instantly no matter where you are is a real boon; traditional mobile phone cameras are great for basic imaging but it’s hard to go back after using this handset. Impressive photo capture - for a phone, at least - comes at a cost, though.
  • Pros: Great camera phone, Optical zoom and OIS, Good value convergence device
  • Cons: Laggy gallery performance, Mediocre battery life, High gloss finish
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Overall 6

Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom (AT&T)

PC Magazine
28 November 2013
  • Conclusion: The Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom is an interesting hybrid Android smartphone and camera, but it won't be a practical replacement for both devices for most people.
  • Pros: 10x zoom lens and dedicated camera controls. Reasonable shutter lag and 3.6fps burst shooting. Good call quality.
  • Cons: Images on the noisy side. Bulky and awkward design for a phone. Only midrange CPU and gaming performance.
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Overall 5

Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom Review

18 November 2013
  • Conclusion: There will be a group of people that really like the Galaxy S4 Zoom, cling to it, and defend it rigorously. It will have a cult following. But like the Galaxy Cam, it’s kind of a strange tweener product. It’s too bulky and slow to be a great Android phone, but too restrained in image quality and optics to be a fantastic professional camera.
  • Pros: Very cool idea, Only phone with 10x optical zoom, MicroSD card support
  • Cons: Uncomfortable to hold, and bulky, Zoom wheel will annoy you, Weak processing power, Camera zoom doesn’t work with all apps, Photos didn’t look better than iPhone 5S, No full SD support, No external battery charging
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AT&T Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom Review

15 November 2013
  • Summary: The Galaxy S4 Zoom is a versatile device that allows users to ditch their telephoto zooms and smartphones for an all-in-one device that can still fit into your pockets. As a jack of all trades device, the Galaxy S4 Zoom excels at its photographic ability providing mobile photographers with additional features to help them capture the best moments of life, aided by a 10X optical zoom that provides an equivalent focal range of 24-240 mm, optical image stabilization that...
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Overall 8

Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom

13 October 2013
  • Summary: This is not the S4 or the top end SLR digital camera. This is a mid tier Android phone with a very strong focus on photography with the first and only optical zoom. The S4 Zoom is bulky and produces very good shots. You should get one if you cannot leave the house without your camera and want to have a combo device that has a good camera and a phone.
  • Pros: 10x optical zoom, high quality pictures in dimmed lights
  • Cons: very bulky, mid tier specs, and sound while zooming
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Samsung Galaxy S4 zoom Video Review Part 1

8 October 2013
  • Excerpt: Aaron reviews the Samsung Galaxy S4 zoom , the camera-centric member of the Galaxy S 4 clan.  Essentially the fusion of a Galaxy S4 mini and Galaxy Camera, the S4 zoom offers a 1.5 GHz dual-core Cortex A9 CPU, 4.3-inch qHD display (540x960 pixels) with 256ppi, 1.5 GB of RAM, 8 GB of internal storage, a 2,330 mAh battery, and Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean with TouchWiz.
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