Samsung Galaxy S4 zoom review: Lights, Camera, Android!

23 July 2013
Having cornered the Android smartphone market, Samsung now has smart cameras in its sights. The Samsung Galaxy S4 zoom is a crossover of an Android phone and a point-and-shoot camera, trying to put the best of both worlds in your pocket...

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  • AnonD-156746

common sense , 19 Aug 2013I travel a lot, I don't want a windows or apple os. I prefer an... moreThis or s4 if you don't want wp8 device.....

  • common sense

AnonD-1227, 23 Jul 2013The sensor is just too small. APS-C sensor would be perfect. Sho... moreI travel a lot, I don't want a windows or apple os. I prefer and am happy with Android os. I don't want a separate phone and camera to carry around. What phone/camera should I buy?

  • the chef

Samsung: in the later years many people will choose mirrorless camera rather than zoom.Why?in a zoom the lens is protuding out n cause great discomfort in a pocket. But for mirrorless is different. People can put the lens off when is not taking photos and use it as a smartphones comfortably and on the lens when in use. Besides, the versallity lens in mirrorless is needed for serious photography. So, be the first to launch the mirrorless camera smartphones.

  • AnonD-156746

omgomgomg, 30 Jul 201310x Optical Zoom + Superb OIS + Android 4.2 Jelly Bean is miles ... morelet's agree to disagree....

  • Anonymous

AnonD-167223, 27 Jul 2013LOL!!1020 is better in every way,it has a better gpu,cpu,ram,scr... moreLook at you. How shocking. In another Samsung page making it a point to tell everyone how bad Samsung is and how better something else....But you are not a fanboy, you have no beef with Samsung....and we are supposedly all the fanboys.

  • kim

When is this coming to the US for sales I ask an noone seems to know

  • cheo soong boon

Samsung is trying to play around with us. Why samsung not just release with s4 specification with this camera then it will be great! Big company like this try to scheme to far!!!!

  • Anonymous

Thinkness is actually more than 1 inch:

http://mynokiablog.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/0­6/Screen-Shot-2013-06-16-at-11.33.45-600x367.jpg­­

That's more than one cm thicker than the official dimensions!

  • Anonymous

It is impossible it is only 15.4mm thick. It must be the thinnest measure.

  • AnonD-170624

hi this is to bring to your notice something about galaxy s4 zoom , the picture with the battery out shows 2130 ma battery wer as the specs shows 2330 ma battery , which battery is shipped with the package can you please assure us

  • omgomgomg

AnonD-167223, 27 Jul 2013LOL!!1020 is better in every way,it has a better gpu,cpu,ram,scr... more10x Optical Zoom + Superb OIS + Android 4.2 Jelly Bean is miles better than Lumia 1020, anyday.
Here are the "other better in S4 Zoom": Removable battery + MicroSD Slot + Full Google app services etc
Still want more??

  • AnonD-126854

AnonD-167223, 26 Jul 2013you are just misguiding people if you are saying 1020 resolves &... moreNO.
1020 gives you only 5MP in normal use, and not more than 32GB storage. Think about high res pictures and video.
And , do you know the difference between optical and digital zoom?

  • AnonD-126854

AnonD-167223, 27 Jul 2013LOL!!1020 is better in every way,it has a better gpu,cpu,ram,scr... moreWhat TF are you talking about?
Nokia 1020 has only 5MP in real life, and only 3x zoom, not optical as Zoom has x10 , but digital . And you can carry only 32GB instead of 72GB that you can carry with GZoom. Plus , GZoom has bigger and swap-able battery.

  • Luke

It says on page three there's a LED, but is illumination for auto focus in dark circumstances. I don't think it can be used for the flashlight app :-(

  • Anonymous

Wow this so ugly pls sammmsung make a better device

  • AnonD-169877

samsung did a good job of NOT providing the option for opening the camera by pressing the camera button when the screen in locked. otherwise, accidental presses of camera button will make the camera come out, while the mobile is in our pocket or in pouch which will be very frustating.

  • norman

Sam of yor fon the ear peas. Not clear

  • AnonD-167223

AnonD-147377, 27 Jul 2013I saw it in real life, its a great phone and the optical zoom is... moreLOL!!1020 is better in every way,it has a better gpu,cpu,ram,screen,design,durabilty and weight...and it's camera quality and features are light years ahead of this phone,you are just again being a blind fanboy....

  • AnonD-147377

I saw it in real life, its a great phone and the optical zoom is so cool.
I hope Samsung use better lens in Zoom 2 and more MP.
Galaxy Zoom is the best camera phone its way way better than Lumia 1020, it has so many features in its camera and the camera app is so great it gives you so many professional options.

  • Anonymous

16 MP, 10x zoom ... etc, etc ....
So what? Quality even worse.....