Samsung Galaxy K zoom vs Nokia Lumia 1020 Hands On

Today, Samsung announced the successor of the Galaxy S4 zoom as a new Samsung Galaxy K zoom. The main talking point of this camera centric device is the 20.7 Megapixel BSI CMOS sensor, 4.4-44mm lens with 10x optical zoom, Optical Image Stabilisation (OIS) and Xenon Flash. The Galaxy K zoom features a much better packaging (relatively) and better specifications than the yesteryear predecessor – Galaxy S4 zoom. We will be comparing it with the Nokia Lumia 1020.


The list of entire specifications of Galaxy K Zoom are as follows

  • 4.8-inch (1280 x 720 pixels) HD Super AMOLED display
  • 1.7 GHz Dual Core + 1.3 GHz Quad Core Exynos (5260) processor with Mali-T624 GPU
  • Android 4.4 (KitKat)
  • 20.7MP rear camera with Xenon Flash, BSI Sensor, OIS and 10x optical zoom, 1080p video at 60 fps
  • 2MP front-facing camera
  • 3.5mm audio jack
  • 2GB RAM, 8GB internal memory and expandable up to 64GB with microSD
  • 4G LTE/3G HSPA+, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Bluetooth v4.0 LE, aGPS + GLONASS and NFC
  • 2,430mAh battery

We are live from the event and we have Nokia’s Lumia 1020 with us which is currently the king of smartphone cameras. We have a small hands on video comparing the two camera smartphones right below.


The Nokia Lumia 1020 is more smartphone less camera in terms of build while the Galaxy K Zoom is more camera and less smartphone. However, Nokia Lumia 1020 has established itself as a very capable smartphone camera and you will have to subscribe to our YouTube channel to see how the camera on the Galaxy K Zoom performs.


Check out the comparison of the Galaxy K zoom with the Galaxy S5 and the Galaxy S4 zoom. Check out how the two device compare against other in terms of hardware and design in the photos right below.

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Monish Kumar contributed to this report!

Author: Sandeep Sarma

Sandeep Sarma is a blogger and a freelance photographer. Apart from gadgets and phones, he also has a passion for movies and cars. He currently uses the S7 Edge as his main phone. Catch him on twitter at @sandeep9sarma