Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom Review: Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom Camera Phone Specs, Pros/Cons

Samsung Galaxy S4 zoom

In recent times, people have started using their smartphones for taking pictures more often than for making phone calls. Smartphone cameras are improving with each and every release. Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom is no exception. Packing a 41 MP rear-facing camera, this smart device can compete with pro digital SLR cameras with ease.

Today let’s check out pros and cons of this smartphone, Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom specs, and of course take a closer look at the handset in a brief Galaxy S4 Zoom review.

PROS CONS
High-res pictures
Not enough storage (8GB only)
Battery lasts for long
Large and heavy to hold
Internet works fast enough
Outdated dual-core CPU
Plays games well
Gets sluggish
Great camera with camera scene modes
No LTE support

Brief Galaxy S4 Zoom Review

  • Zoom. If you are looking for the smartphone that would fit in your pocket, then Galaxy S4 Zoom would be the best choice for you. In addition, the impressive 10x optical zoom and a 16MP rear camera make it even more attractive. As of now, the only competitor the device has is the Lumia 1020 with its 41 MP camera. However, the latter doesn’t boast an optical zoom.
  • Design. The phone is made of plastic which allows for easy access to the microSD card slot.
  • Storage. The phone supports microSD card slots of up to 64GB, which is a great option for a camera phone. Taking into consideration that the phone doesn’t boast much internal storage which has to be used for apps, music and other data (we are not talking about photos here), Zoom owners should better invest into microSD card slots simply not to run out of free space.
  • Display. The 960 x 540 SuperAMOLED screen provides rather accurate colors even when using the phone outdoors. But still that’s not enough for a 16 MP handset. With such a display you will hardly see fine details in your photos.
  • Battery. Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom camera phone boasts a 2330 mAh battery, which may be enough for the phone to last all day long. However, if you are using the handset for taking pictures (especially while using the Xenon flash) and shooting videos all day. You should think about purchasing a mid-day charger.

Galaxy S4 Zoom Specs

  • Z4-zoomDimensions: 125.5 x 63.5 x 15.4 mm
  • Weight: 208 g
  • Display: 4.3” 540 x 960 pixels SuperAMOLED
  • Memory: 8 GB of internal storage + up to 64GB microSD card
  • OS : Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean
  • Battery: 2330 mAh
  • Price: $666.44, US cost has not been clarified

Verdict

As of now, Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom camera phone is the only device with a 10x optical zoom that comes alongside with a 16 MP rear camera. The phone has a plastic body, which lets you access the microSD card slot with ease. However, it is rather bulky and owing to its “fat” body the phone can be hardly called the best choice for everyday use. If you are not crazy about zooming, you should better look for other all-round phones.

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  • BlackSummerNight

    Love Samsung S4, love photography but I think this is a monster