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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
Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom Review: the camera with a phone
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
Conclusion: What we have here is a shooter with a quality that’s compatible with many compact cameras, combined with a phone that’s edging to the good side of mid-range. However, for me, it’s not a winning combination. The camera is difficult to complain about, and the handset does its job well enough. But the ergonomics of use only really work well when you’re taking photos.
Pros: Good camera, Superb optical zoom, Good quality flash
Cons: Only average phone capability, Unwieldy hardware design, Disappointing screen resolution
Summary: The Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom is a flexible two-in-one camera/smartphone, no matter its size. Enthusiasts should stick to stand-alone shooters, though, and there are slimmer phones for most photo needs.
Summary: T he Korean company Samsung has many years of experience in the development of cellphones, and making digital cameras is also familiar territory for this electronics giant. Therefore, it is not so strange that Samsung has weaved these two devices together. This summer, Samsung introduced a new smartphone with special camera capacities. The Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom is based on the phone functions of the Galaxy S4 and the camera functions of the Galaxy Camera .
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
Conclusion: The Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom is a great smartphone/camera hybrid – it’s a decent mid-range smartphone and camera delivers where it counts. We can’t recommend it to everyone, but if you love the idea then you’ll love the S4 Zoom.
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
Excerpt: Smartphone cameras are now so good you may never again need to purchase a standalone compact point and shoot camera . The Galaxy S4 Zoom takes that argument even further: a 16Mp camera with a 10x optical zoom grafted on to the Samsung Galaxy S4 mini , the Zoom is both Android smartphone and advanced camera. It's like a bridge camera that lacks a great lens but has an Android phone tagged on.
Excerpt: Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom er en usædvanlig blanding af smartphone og digitalkamera. På sin vis virker det som en rigtig god idé, da kameraerne i smartphones normalt blegner i sammenligning med deres kompakte modstykker, og hvorfor så ikke bare tage det bedste fra begge verdener og integrere i samme enhed?