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

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Overall 7
7.0

Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom Review: In Depth

Recombu
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 7
7.0

Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom review: Good point-and-shoot, but an oddball smartphone

CNET
8 August 2013
  • Summary: Buy the Zoom if you'd like a flexible two-in-one camera/smartphone, no matter the size. But enthusiasts should stick to standalone shooters, and slimmer smartphones -- like the arguably better Nokia Lumia 1020 -- will satisfy most photo needs.
  • Cons: Heavy, thick, and asymmetrical, the camera-shaped Zoom is incredibly awkward and uncomfortable to use as a phone.
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Overall 7
7.0

Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom review: Good point-and-shoot, but an oddball smartphone

CNET
8 August 2013
  • Summary: Buy the Zoom if you'd like a flexible two-in-one camera/smartphone, no matter the size. But enthusiasts should stick to standalone shooters, and slimmer smartphones -- like the arguably better Nokia Lumia 1020 -- will satisfy most photo needs.
  • Cons: Heavy, thick, and asymmetrical, the camera-shaped Zoom is incredibly awkward and uncomfortable to use as a phone.
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Overall 7
7.0

Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom review: Good point-and-shoot, but an oddball smartphone

CNET
8 August 2013
  • Summary: Buy the Zoom if you'd like a flexible two-in-one camera/smartphone, no matter the size. But enthusiasts should stick to standalone shooters, and slimmer smartphones -- like the arguably better Nokia Lumia 1020 -- will satisfy most photo needs.
  • Cons: Heavy, thick, and asymmetrical, the camera-shaped Zoom is incredibly awkward and uncomfortable to use as a phone.
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Overall 8
7.8

Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom Review: the camera with a phone

pocketnow.com
29 July 2013
  • Conclusion: It’s time to draw our conclusion: regardless of how much Samsung would like you to believe otherwise, we think that the Galaxy S4 Zoom is a camera with a phone slapped on it, rather than a Galaxy S 4 (with which it has nothing in common) with a zoom lens.
  • Pros: no LED notification light, qHD resolution, 8GB internal storage (only 5GB accessible), processor could have been faster, too bulky for some,  shutter button won’t wake the device,  same old Samsung design and materials
  • Cons: no LED notification light, qHD resolution, 8GB internal storage (only 5GB accessible), processor could have been faster, too bulky for some,  shutter button won’t wake the device,  same old Samsung design and materials
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Overall 7
7.0

Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom review

PC Advisor
6 days ago
  • Summary: The Galaxy S4 Zoom is a mash up of Samsung's Galaxy S4 mini and a compact camera with a 10x zoom. Our Galaxy S4 Zoom review tries to make sense of this ugly duckling phone.
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Overall 8
8.0

Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom

Trusted Reviews
6 February 2014
  • Summary: Is the S4 Zoom the final blow against the traditional compact camera?
  • Pros: An excellent camera with 10x zoom, Useful camera scene modes, Comes with Android 4.2.2
  • Cons: Low res screen, Bulky design, Slight lag in performance
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Overall 7
7.0
Design 8
8.0
Value for money 8
8.0
Features 8
8.0
Ease of use 7
7.0
Performance 7
7.0

Holidays will never be the same: Samsung’s first true camera-phone reviewed

Gadget Guy
9 December 2013
  • Summary: It’s easily one of the more unique concepts we’ve seen to come out of a company’s R&D labs, and is really the first time we’ve seen a phone make the camera the true priority. So does it work?
  • Pros: Battery is removable, 4G speeds are excellent, Battery isn't bad at all, Includes a tripod mount, Camera has a lot of modes to choose from, Infrared port included, effectively turning this into a cameraphone that doubles as a remote
  • Cons: You'll look a little... odd... holding a camera to your head when you want to call someone, Not a very fast phone performance-wise, Very chunky and not made for all pants, Low res screen is pretty well under what has been used in the S4 name before, Still exhibits regular Australian TouchWiz problems with shortcut dock and gallery
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Overall 7
7.0

Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom Smartphone Review

ePHOTOzine
14 August 2013
  • Excerpt: If you had a 16 megapixel digital camera, with a 10x optical zoom lens, plus a Samsung Galaxy smartphone running one of the latest versions of Android, and put them in some kind of magical blender, then you might find the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom pops out. It's the only smartphone with a true optical zoom lens. The Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom is available from Phones4u.
  • Pros: 10x optical zoom lens, Optical image stabilisation, 4fps continuous shooting, Good HDR mode, Xenon flash, Bright 4.3inch screen, Tripod socket built in
  • Cons: Quite bulky / protruding lens, Little grip / very slippery, Doesn't stand up by itself, Noise in images, EXIF information not stored with all images
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Overall 8
8.3
Value for money 10
10
Features 8
8.3
Performance 7
6.7

Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom

PC Pro
10 August 2013
  • Conclusion: A cracking phone and camera combination; not the best of both worlds, but a fantastic bargain
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