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Samsung Galaxy K zoom / S5 zoom

alaTest has collected and analyzed 300 reviews of Samsung Galaxy K zoom / S5 zoom. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers really like the price and size. The screen and performance are also appreciated. Reviews are divided on the usability, and there are some less positive opinions about the reception and reliability.

camera, performance, screen, size, price

portability, reliability, reception

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Samsung Galaxy K zoom / S5 zoom is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Samsung Galaxy K zoom / S5 zoom

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 19 user reviews of Samsung Galaxy K zoom / S5 zoom from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the size and design. The durability and screen also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the performance, and reviews are divided on the portability.

camera, screen, durability, design, size

performance

84% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung Galaxy 4.8-inch K Zoom Sim Free Android Smartphone - BlackSamsung Galaxy 4.8-inch K Zoom Sim Free Android Smartphone - Black

Sep, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Samsung Galaxy K zoom / S5 zoom

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Samsung Galaxy K zoom / S5 zoom from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.ca. People are impressed by the usability.

usability

100% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung Galaxy K / S5 Zoom C111 8GB Unlocked GSM Cell / Camera Phone - WhiteSamsung Galaxy K / S5 Zoom C111 8GB Unlocked GSM Cell / Camera Phone - White

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: GSMArena team (gsmarena.com)

Samsung Galaxy K zoom review: Zoom-zoom

 

The Galaxy K zoom speeds down right onto our review track, ready to take on any cameraphone contender. This speedster is equipped with a 10x optical zoom and OIS and if you were to see only its back, you would hardly recognize you are staring at an...

20.7MP camera - 1/2.3" sensor, 10x optical zoom (24-240mm), optical image stabilization, xenon flash ; 1080p video camera, 30fps and 60fps modes ; 2MP / 1080p front-facing camera ; 4.8" Super AMOLED, 720 x 1,280px, 306ppi; Gorilla Glass 3 with ambient...

Thicker and heavier than a regular smartphone ; No 2160p video capture ; Manual camera controls are hard to use

When you pack for vacation you make sure you grab a good pair of travel shoes, but is there such a thing as a good "travel phone"? Perhaps a cheap dual-SIM to make use of a local SIM card, but why not a Samsung Galaxy K zoom - so you can leave your...

Jul, 2014

Expert review by: Andrew Hoyle (cnet.com)

Samsung Galaxy K Zoom review:

 

Smartphone cameras have come on in leaps and bounds. Gone are the days of blurry, low-resolution shots of your dog -- phones are now able to capture shots that you'd struggle to tell weren't taken on a dSLR.

The Samsung Galaxy K Zoom's impressive 10x optical zoom gets you up close with your subject without losing image quality. It has plenty of power for most tasks and it has the latest Android software too.

It's bulky and heavy, making it awkward for everyday use, while its overall image quality doesn't particularly impress and it has a disappointingly low resolution display.

If you absolutely must have a phone with an optical zoom, the K Zoom is basically your only option. It's bulky though, and the pictures it takes aren't any better than the Galaxy S5's. You'll be far better off with a cheap Android phone and a decent...

Jun, 2014

Expert review by: Michael Palmer (steves-digicams.com)

Samsung Galaxy K zoom

 

Samsung has announced a "camera-specialized smartphone", the Galaxy K zoom. It features a number of impressive specifications, including a 20.7MP main camera with optical image stabilization and Full 1080p HD video recording, the Android 4.4 (KitKat)...

Apr, 2014

Expert review by: Daniel P. (phonearena.com)

Samsung Galaxy K zoom Review

 

The Galaxy K zoom is Samsung's second shot at outing a hybrid between a camera and a phone. Its chubby body houses a 4.8” screen, decent smartphone hardware, and a 20-megapixel camera with large sensor and 10x optical zoom....

10x optical zoom lens ; Good picture quality ; Steady and fluid 1080p video, recorded with 60fps ; Xenon flash ; Clean call quality

Quite a bulky and heavy phone ; No 4K video recording ; Dim and very color-inaccurate display ; Only 4 GB of user-available storage out of the box

One chief cause for concern with a phone that carries 10x optical zoom lens, is a potentially bulky chassis, and unfortunately the Galaxy K zoom is not an exception. It's still as butch and hefty as its predecessor, yet the dimensions are bearable,...

Jun, 2014

Expert review by: Mark Goldstein (photographyblog.com)

Samsung Galaxy K Zoom Review

 

The Samsung Galaxy K Zoom is a 20 megapixel smartphone with a 10x optical zoom offering a focal range equivalent to 24-240mm, complete with optical image stabilisation. The K Zoom also features a 4.8-inch Super AMOLED touchscreen display with 720 x...

The Galaxy K Zoom is Samsung's latest attempt at fusing together a smartphone and a 10x compact camera, and it's a definite improvement on last year's very similar Galaxy S4 Zoom. The Samsung Galaxy K Zoom still isn't the best smartphone or the best...

Nov, 2014

Expert review by: pallabhazarika (nothingwired.com)

Samsung Galaxy K Zoom Review: Full In-Depth Hands-on

 

We have with us the brand new Samsung Galaxy K Zoom which combines the Galaxy goodness with a pure lens camera performance, just like the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom. You have 10X zoom here with a 20.7 MP sensor combined with the Galaxy and Android...

The Galaxy K Zoom has a 10X optical zoom lens with 20.7 MP sensor with a size of 1/2.3 inch. The xenon flash works wonders especially giving a nice skin tone. The rubbery back helps to grip the device without any problem. It also has optical image...

Aug, 2014

Expert review by: Anton D. Nagy (pocketnow.com)

Samsung Galaxy K zoom review: the point-and-shoot with a phone

 

We'll be blunt: it's big, it's ugly, it's hefty, but, it takes nice pictures, with 10x optical zoom. Let's take a look, in our Samsung Galaxy K zoom review

optical zoom lens ; optical image stabilization ; solid camera performance ; decent specs ; good performance

– bulky, ugly, hefty ; – only 8GB of internal storage (5GB available) ; – no LED notification light ; – ; shutter button won’t wake the device (unless you combine it with the volume up key, which takes up two hands) ; – poor battery life

We had a lot of complaints last year with the Galaxy S4 zoom. Needless to say, most of those issues return on our 2014 K zoom list as well. While Samsung has definitely improved the specifications on paper, it has still not addressed some rather...

Aug, 2014

Expert review by: Lanh Nguyen (androidauthority.com)

Samsung Galaxy K Zoom review

 

It's a phone and a camera combined into one, but is the additional bulk worth it, in favour better camera optics? Here's the Samsung Galaxy K Zoom review!

10x optical zoom ; Solid build quality ; Optical image stabilization

Heavy and bulky ; Awkward to hold ; Bad battery life

Jul, 2014

Expert review by: Mike Lowe (pocket-lint.com)

Samsung Galaxy K Zoom review - Pocket-lint

 

Samsung makes plenty of quality electronics products and we've been taken by many of its smartphones and cameras over the years. Now it's condensed much

4G connectivity for fast and direct sharing, Android is a great operating system, full phone with all the apps you’ll need, more slender than S4 Zoom, image quality about on par with equivalent compact

Camera components still make it feel horrible as a phone, mere 8GB internal storage, zoom button placement feels off, some image processing and lens sharpness issues, no aperture/shutter priority modes

The Samsung Galaxy K Zoom feels like an echo of the earlier Galaxy S4 Zoom, albeit with some welcome improvements such as snappy autofocus and a better screen. However our sentiments remain much the same as before: as a smartphone there's a limited...

Jul, 2014

Expert review by: (t3.com)

Samsung Galaxy K Zoom review

 

Samsung Galaxy K Zoom is the maker's new phone, packing a 20.7-megapixel camera

Powerful 10x zoom lens ; Comprehensive camera app ; Dazzling xenon flash

Heavy and bulky ; Soft 720p display ; Jerky video

Jun, 2014

Product Specifications

Battery

Browsing time (3G):7
Browsing time (4G):7
Browsing time (Wi-Fi):9

Camera

Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):2
Rear camera resolution (numeric):20.7

Messaging

E-mail: Yes

Navigation

GLONASS: Yes
GPS: Yes

Networking

2G standards:GSM
3G standards:HSPA+, UMTS / UMTS
4G: Yes
4G bands supported:800, 850, 900, 1800, 1900, 2600 / 800, 850, 900, 1800, 2100, 2600 / 800,850,1800,2100,2600 / 800,850,900,1800,1900,2100,2600 / 800,850,900,1800,1900,2600 / 800,850,900,1800,2100,2600
4G standards:LTE
SIM card capability:Single SIM

Ports & interfaces

MHL version:1.3
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL): Yes
USB port: Yes

Processor

Coprocessor: Yes
Coprocessor cores:4
Coprocessor frequency:1.3