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Samsung Galaxy S4 zoom

alaTest has collected and analyzed 389 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviews about the battery and design are generally positive. The screen and portability also get good views, whereas some have doubts about the social networking functionality and responsiveness.

camera, portability, screen, design, battery

responsiveness, social network

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Samsung Galaxy S4 zoom is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom Review

 

Samsung has always had variety when it comes to its phone portfolio. So much so, that it tends to release mini versions of its flagship phones. With the Galaxy S3, we only saw the Galaxy S3 Mini, but with the S4, Samsung announced two mini versions -...

The build quality of the device is very good but at the same time it is hefty. It occupies sufficient space when placed in the pocket. As for the ergonomics, well, the circular lens elements puts you in a dilemma - should you grip the phone with almost...

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Notebookcheck's Best of July 2013 ? Smartphone and Tablet Edition

 

A flood of smartphones and drizzling of tablets. Notebookcheck's test lab was in a frenzy this July. The fault rested wholly on the huge number of new smartphones, since not even a handful of tablets came on the market. And, like in May, Samsung sent a...

In May, its big brother modeled how to take the throne. The smaller Samsung Galaxy S4 emulates its sibling and does its job almost as well. And that is enough for this smartphone of the month award

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Review Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom Smartphone

 

Compact camera and smartphone in one device. Samsung extends its

High quality main camera; 10x optical zoom; High build quality; Good connectivity; Infrared port; Excellent display; Good performance; Current Android operating system

Retail price; Less compact than usual smartphones; Main camera cannot compete with similarly priced compact cameras

Samsung combines a compact camera and a smartphone in the Galaxy S4; a very innovative product. According to Samsung it is primarily a compact camera but can also be used as a smartphone.

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Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom Review

 

Samsung has created an interesting smartphone/digital camera combination with the Galaxy S4 Zoom, which offers full operational capabilities in both areas. This model is quite a bit thicker than what you'd find with your typical smartphone, which makes...

Rarely found combination of mid-range point-n-shoot digital camera and full-feature smartphone ; Improved photographic performance versus Samsung Galaxy Camera ; Easily outperforms most smartphone cameras ; 10x optical zoom lens sets S4 Zoom apart from...

Price is high versus camera-only options with similar photographic capabilities (although price varies with smartphone contract options) ; Only available through AT&T cell network initially ; Very slow start-up to first photo performance ; Quite a bit...

Samsung has created an interesting smartphone/digital camera combination with the Galaxy S4 Zoom, which offers full operational capabilities in both areas. This model is quite a bit thicker than what you'd find with your typical smartphone, which makes...

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Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom

 

With its bulky point-and-shoot camera shape and 10x optical zoom, Samsung's Galaxy S4 Zoom makes for a ridiculously shaped smartphone that defies pocketability. But the mashup device sure can shoot.

The Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom 's advanced controls and preset modes are easy to use. Its top-notch image quality, optical zoom, and a tripod mount make it the most flexible smartphone camera there is. Android 4.2 helps keep the device fresh and connected.

Heavy, thick, and asymmetrical, the camera-shaped Zoom is incredibly awkward and uncomfortable to use as a phone.

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.

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Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom

 

The Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom has a powerful camera and granular controls for getting the best shot, but its large 10x zoom lens makes this Android smartphone heavy and awkward to hold.

Powerful 10x optical zoom lens; Myriad camera options; Helpful camera tutorials; Bright vibrant display; Image quality suffers in Auto mode

Slow camera; Not available in U.S.; Heavy; Uncomfortable to hold for long periods; Below average battery life; No LTE

The Galaxy S4 Zoom is a unique smartphone that offers a solid camera experience with a wide zoom. Unfortunately, because the handset isn't sold in the U.S., you'll have to shell out about $680 to get one of your own. Additionally, images shot in Auto...

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Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom Review

 

The Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom is a smartphone with a rather sizable camera on its back. While you'll find this machine appearing to want o take the place of the Samsung Galaxy Camera, we've found it to be attempting to carve out a different category...

While we’ve found this device to be taking one of several awards home for most unique device in Samsung’s most recent collection of smart devices, it’s not necessarily the best device for any one use-case. While we expected the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom...

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

 

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.

Android-powered phone/camera hybrid with 10x zoom lens with OIS ; Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE; quad-band 3G with HSPA; LTE ; 4.3" 16M-color qHD (540 x 960)Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with Gorilla Glass 3 ; Android OS v4.2.2 Jelly Bean with TouchWiz...

Thicker and heavier than a smartphone ; Screen not HD, sunlight legibility could have been better ; Old chipset ; Shared camera interface makes framing tricky ; No FM radio

So, a phone or a camera, which is it? The Samsung Galaxy S4 zoom tries to be both, but it does better at one than the other. You should've all figured by now that it's the camera we're talking about. The S4 zoom has all the trimmings of a digicam.

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Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom review: a messy marriage of smartphone and camera

 

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Compact design ; Full smartphone functionality

Poor battery life ; Mediocre image quality ; Sluggish and inconsistent performance ; Limited camera control in third-party apps

Samsung's GS4 Zoom may be a slight improvement over the Galaxy Camera, but it's still not very good.

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Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom Review

 

Samsung, whose goal appears to be presence in each and every niche mobile segment, decided to beat the onslaught of cameraphones to market with the Galaxy S4 Zoom. Despite the flagship branding, we'd have to admit that the S4 Zoom seems to be first a...

Good value-for-money for a convergence device ; Very good pictures and video, including in low-light ; 10x optical zoom performs very well

Bulky and challenging for one-handed use ; Low OLED screen brightness makes it hard to frame a shot outside

The minute you hold the Galaxy S4 Zoom, it becomes clear that Samsung has done more of a compact camera with phone functions, rather than a cameraphone conceived from the ground up with mobility in mind. It is quite bulky because of the 10x zoom lens,...

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