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Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom
12 September 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.
Pros: 10x optical zoom, high quality pictures in dimmed lights
Cons: very bulky, mid tier specs, and sound while zooming
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 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.
Summary: In terms of smartphone functionalities, I would not exactly call it a ‘powerful smartphone’. The Galaxy S4 Zoom has a 1.5 GHz dual-core processor and a 1.5GB RAM memory, which only delivers average performance. Glitches now and then are unavoidable.
Conclusion: Let's be clear, while it has all the power and features of a decent midrange Android smartphone, the S4 Zoom is more of a camera with phone features rather than a phone with enhanced photo ability. It's shaped and weighted like a camera, and isn't very practical for slipping into your pocket.
Pros: Outstanding camera with optical zoom, Touch Wiz interface, expandable memory, decent battery life
Cons: Bulky and heavy, not as fast as it should be, only 8GB onboard memory