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Samsung Galaxy K zoom / S5 zoom

alaTest has collected and analyzed 294 reviews of Samsung Galaxy K zoom / S5 zoom. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Comments about the price and size are overall positive. The screen and performance also get good feedback. The reception and reliability get critical opinions, while opinions are divided on the usability.

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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 88/100 = Very good quality.

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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 : Ilse Jurriën (letsgodigital.org)

Samsung Galaxy K Zoom

 

As a camera-specialized smartphone, the Galaxy K zoom offers an advanced technical camera system designed to offer the control and functionality of a professional camera, ensuring that the important moments are never missed and always captured with...

The compact and highly portable Galaxy K zoom features an ergonomic grip and sleek, stylish lines that feel soft and comfortable in the hand. Additionally, the Galaxy K zoom offers all the features that consumers want in a flagship Galaxy smartphone,...

May, 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 : Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Samsung Galaxy K Zoom

 

The curious case of the phone-camera crossbreed

Optical zoom is great for photo composition, High customisable software

Screen not pin-sharp, Bulky and heavy, Oversaturated display colours, Poor battery life

Jun, 2014

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