Reviews and Problems with Samsung Galaxy S4 zoom / Galaxy S4 Zoom LTE / C101 / C1010 / C1050
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20 March 2015
Summary: Samsung has become known as a camera manufacturer that is willing to take some chances with interesting designs. One of its latest and most interesting cameras is the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom, which merges a digital camera with a fully functional cellphone.
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...
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
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.
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.
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...
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...
Pros: Great camera phone, Optical zoom and OIS, Good value convergence device
Cons: Laggy gallery performance, Mediocre battery life, High gloss finish
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.
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
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...
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.
Pros: 10x optical zoom, high quality pictures in dimmed lights
Cons: very bulky, mid tier specs, and sound while zooming