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Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1153 reviews of Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers really like the screen and performance. The usability and size also get good reviews. There are some critical views about the image quality and reception.

camera, size, usability, performance, screen

portability, battery, 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 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

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

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 107 user reviews of Samsung Galaxy S4 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. Views about the price and performance are overall positive. The usability and camera are also appreciated, but the reception and reliability get critical opinions.

portability, camera, usability, performance, price

size, reliability, reception

87% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Sep, 2019

Consumer review (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. People are impressed by the price and size. The usability and performance also get good feedback. There are some mixed views about the portability. There are some less positive opinions about the reliability.

camera, performance, usability, size, price

reliability

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

Sep, 2019

Consumer review (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.

Sep, 2019

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 : 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 (engadget.com)

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

 

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

Compact design ; Full smartphone functionality

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

The Galaxy S4 Zoom is clearly the product of months of tweaking, collaboration and research at Samsung, but there's much work still to be done. We love that this year's model is a bona fide smartphone, in that you can use it to not only share images...

Jul, 2013

Expert review by : GSMArena team (gsmarena.com)

Samsung Galaxy S4 zoom preview: First look

 

Just taking the photo won't do these days - you'll want to edit and share it, then rake in the likes. Except most cameras pretty much bail out at the snapshot. Not the Samsung Galaxy S4 zoom though, a hybrid of a point-and-shoot with 10x optical zoom...

Our first reaction to the Samsung Galaxy S4 zoom was "It's smaller!" You probably want to hear about the optics or the image sensor, but the simple fact is that the Galaxy Camera was the size of a micro four thirds, which people that are even remotely...

Jun, 2013

Expert review by : Eugene Kim, Jim Fisher (pcmag.com)

Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom (AT&T)

 

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.

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.

Out of the box you get 11.29GB of storage, and our 64GB microSD card worked fine as well. Media support is comprehensive, as the S4 Zoom had no trouble playing all of our test files, including DivX and Xvid videos at resolutions up to 1080p.

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 : 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 : 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 : 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

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