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Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1006 reviews of Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Comments about the price and size are generally positive. The performance and usability also get good feedback, whereas there are some critical views about the image quality and reception. Comments are divided on the portability.

camera, usability, performance, size, price

battery, reliability, reception, image quality

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 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 105 user reviews of Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the price and performance. The usability and camera also get good comments, whereas there are some critical opinions about the reception and reliability.

portability, camera, usability, performance, price

size, reliability, reception

89% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung SM-C101 Galaxy S4 Zoom SIM-Free Smartphone - WhiteSamsung SM-C101 Galaxy S4 Zoom SIM-Free Smartphone - White

Sep, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 157 user reviews of Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. Opinions about the price and size are overall positive. The usability and performance are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some mixed opinions about the portability. Some have doubts about the reliability.

camera, performance, usability, size, price

reliability

86% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom Unlocked GSM Camera / Smartphone with 16MP Camera, XenonSamsung Galaxy S4 Zoom Unlocked GSM Camera / Smartphone with 16MP Camera, Xenon

Sep, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Samsung Galaxy S4 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. Reviewers 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 S4 Zoom 8GB Unlocked Android Smartphone SM-C105 White DisplaySamsung Galaxy S4 Zoom 8GB Unlocked Android Smartphone SM-C105 White Display

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: Patrick Afschar Kaboli (notebookcheck.net)

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

Aug, 2013

Expert review by: Manuel Masiero (notebookcheck.net)

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.

Aug, 2013

Expert review by: Kyle Schurman (steves-digicams.com)

Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom

 

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...

Dec, 2013

Expert review by: PC Magazine (pcmag.com)

Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom (AT&T)

 

10x zoom lens and dedicated camera controls. Reasonable shutter lag and 3.6fps burst shooting. Good call quality

Images on the noisy side. Bulky and awkward design for a phone. Only midrange CPU and gaming performance

The Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom is an interesting hybrid Android smartphone and camera, but it won't be a practical replacement for both devices for most people.

Nov, 2013

Expert review by: Jeffrey Van Camp (digitaltrends.com)

Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom review

 

The Galaxy S4 Zoom is half camera, half phone, but it's uncomfortable to hold and disappointing to shoot with. We recommend just buying a Moto G, a PowerShot, and some Scotch tape instead.

There will be a group of people that really like the Galaxy S4 Zoom, cling to it, and defend it rigorously. It will have a cult following. But like the Galaxy Cam, it’s kind of a strange tweener product. It’s too bulky and slow to be a great Android...

Nov, 2013

Expert review by: Jessica Dolcourt (cnet.com)

Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom review:

 

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.

Aug, 2013

Expert review by: Dan Howley (laptopmag.com)

Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom Review

 

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 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.

Aug, 2013

Expert review by: GSM Arena (gsmarena.com)

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

 

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. It...

Jul, 2013

Expert review by: Chris Burns (slashgear.com)

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...

Jul, 2013

Expert review by: Zach Honig (engadget.com)

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

 

More InfoSamsung Galaxy S4 Zoom hands-onSamsung Galaxy Camera reviewSamsung Galaxy S 4 reviewAndroid on a point-and-shoot? Last year we

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.

Jul, 2013

Product Specifications

Battery

Browsing time (3G):7
Browsing time (4G):7
Browsing time (Wi-Fi):10 / 9

Camera

Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):1.9
Rear camera resolution (numeric):16

Certificates

Head SAR category (EU):A

Design

Curved Design: No

Messaging

E-mail: Yes

Navigation

GLONASS: Yes
GPS: Yes

Networking

2G standards:EDGE, GPRS / EDGE, GPRS, GSM
3G standards:HSPA+ / HSPA+, WCDMA
4G:No / Yes
4G bands supported:800, 850, 900, 1800, 2100, 2600 / 800,850,900,1800,2100,2600
4G standards:LTE
SIM card capability:Single SIM

Ports & interfaces

MHL version:1.0 / 1.2
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL): Yes
USB port: Yes