The Sony Xperia Z1 is the latest flagship device announced by the Japanese smartphone manufacturer. We’ve already gone hands on with it and brought to you all the latest details of the phone. Given the camera centric pedigree of the phone, we found it apt to compare with the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom. Here’s a quick comparison between the two.
The front of the Xperia Z1 has a 5inch Full HD display with the company’s triluminous display built in while the Galaxy S4 Zoom makes do with a 4.3″ Super AMOLED qHD panel. The Z1 has no capacitive buttons and makes do with onscreen controls. The S4 Zoom on the other hand has a hardware home key right below the display with capacitive buttons on either side of it.
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Samsung has been recently having an obsession to provide solutions of convergence in weird form factors. We saw that with the Mega 6.3 and the Galaxy Note 510, both being devices with a certain feature, unknown to that specific form factor, hacked in, and the S4 Zoom falls in that same category. It is basically a Smartphone with a camera slapped on its back, or a point and shoot with a smartphone slapped on its back, you get the idea. Samsung started this trend with the Galaxy Camera, a high end point and shoot running Android, which is basically a connected camera, with 3G. Expectedly, Samsung has taken it further with the S4 Zoom adding phone functionality. Priced at Rs. 29,990, is the S4 Zoom a hack job or is it actually a good enough cameraphone? Lets find out.
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Samsung launched the Galaxy S4 Zoom (SM-C1010) along with the Galaxy S4 mini (GT-I9192) in India earlier this month. The S4 mini went on pre-order from the official Samsung India eStore last week. Now the Galaxy S4 Zoom is now available for pre-order. It has a 16-megapixel BSI CMOS sensor with 10x optical zoom, Optical Image Stabilizer (OIS) and Xenon Flash, 4.3 inch (960 x 540 pixels) qHD Super AMOLED display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection, 1.5 GHz dual-core processor and runs on Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean). Continue reading “Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom up for pre-order on official eStore for Rs. 29390”
Samsung launched the Galaxy S4 Zoom in India today at a price tag of Rs. 29,900. We unboxed the device earlier this month. Here we have the benchmarks of the S4 zoom. Even though the phone is called a camera phone for its 16-megapixel camera with 10x optical zoom it packs a powerful Exynos 4212 dual-core Cortex A9 chip clocked at 1.5 GHz with 400 MHz Mali 400MP4 GPU. Samsung uses the same chip in the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0. It runs on Android 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean). The Samsung Galaxy Camera that we reviewed last year uses a quad-core Exynos 4412 chip clocked at 1.4 GHz with 440 MHz Mali-400 MP4 GPU. Both these devices are based on 32 nm HKMGprocess.
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Samsung has launched the Galaxy S4 zoom, the company’s new flagship camera phone in India at an event in Mumbai. It was announced last month has a 16-megapixel BSI CMOS sensor with 10x optical zoom, Optical Image Stabilizer (OIS) and Xenon Flash. It has a 4.3 inch (960 x 540 pixels) qHD Super AMOLED display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection, 1.5 GHz dual-core processor and runs on Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean). Continue reading “Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom launched in India for Rs. 29900”
The Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom and the Nokia 808 PureView are somewhat similar products, with both the devices aimed at cameraphone enthusiasts looking at packing the best camera on a phone. While the approach taken by the two companies are largely different, the intention remains the same. One has added phone features to a point and shoot camera, while the other has added a point and shoot level camera on a phone. But in terms of camera, for a novice user who doesn’t dabble with too many settings, how do these devices fare? Lets find out.
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The Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom was officially unveiled and launched recently at an event in London. We had went hands on with the device earlier and even unboxed it to show you the first glimpse of what this hybrid device is all about. And yes, as you guessed right, the device is all about the camera. We took it for a spin and shot a lot of camera samples. How did it fare in every situation possible? Read on to find out.
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Samsung has finally announced the Galaxy S4 zoom, the company’s flagship camera phone. It has a 16-megapixel BSI CMOS sensor with 10x optical zoom, Optical Image Stabilizer (OIS) and Xenon Flash. It has a 4.3 inch (960 x 540 pixels) qHD Super AMOLED display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection, 1.5 GHz dual-core processor (Chip varies based on the market) and runs on Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean). Unlike the Galaxy Camera, you can make calls with this since it has an ear piece. It also comes with LTE support in select markets. This has a Zoom Ring that lets you zoom and offers new features such as In-Call Photo sharing via MMS to the caller with just a twist. It also lets you activate the Quick Launch and Shortcut features. The dials from the Galaxy Camera have been replaced by digital controls. Continue reading “Samsung Galaxy S4 zoom with 16MP camera, 10x Optical Zoom, Android 4.2 announced”
Samsung has previously announced that it’ll hold an event in London to launch a range of new products. Of these, the Samsung Galaxy S4 Active has already been revealed. The second product, the S 4 Zoom, has just shown up in a range of leaked press images
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Samsung announced the Galaxy S4 mini earlier this week globally. We had already seen the Galaxy S4 Active in photos and video. Now we have the press image of the rugged device for AT&T, thanks to Unlockr / @evleaks. The device is codename: J Active and it would be sold under model number SGH-I537. The phone would come with a 5-inch (1920 x 1080 pixels) full HD Super AMOLED display, powered by a 1.9GHz quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor with Adreno 320 GPU run on Android 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean) with Touchwiz Nature UX on top. It has hardware buttons on the bottom of the display. Continue reading “Samsung Galaxy S4 Active press image for AT&T and Galaxy S4 Zoom specs surface”
Samsung is expected to unveil the Galaxy S4 Zoom (SM-C1010) with a 16-megapixel camera at the end of this month, according to a report from Sammobile. This would be the company’s first camera phone. Samsung already launched the Galaxy Camera with a 17 Megapixel sensor that can capture images at 16.3 Megapixel resolution. The S4 Zoom would hav a similar sensor, 4.3-inch qHD SAMOLED display, instead of a 4.8-inch 720p Super Clear Touch Display and runs on Android Jelly Bean OS with Samsung’s own Touchwiz interface with Nature UX. It would have 8 GB of memory, MicroSD up to 64 GB, Bluetooth 4.0 LE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n and A-GPS. Continue reading “Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom 16MP camera phone, S4 Activ and S4 mini to be announced in May?”