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Samsung Galaxy K zoom / S5 zoom

alaTest has collected and analyzed 300 reviews of Samsung Galaxy K zoom / S5 zoom. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the price and size. The screen and performance are also mentioned favorably. Many are critical about the reception and reliability.

camera, performance, screen, size, price

portability, usability, reliability, reception

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 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Samsung Galaxy K zoom / S5 zoom

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 19 user reviews of Samsung Galaxy K zoom / S5 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. Reviewers are impressed by the size and design. The durability and screen also get good views. Some have doubts about the performance, and there are some mixed comments about the portability.

camera, screen, durability, design, size

performance

84% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung Galaxy 4.8-inch K Zoom Sim Free Android Smartphone - BlackSamsung Galaxy 4.8-inch K Zoom Sim Free Android Smartphone - Black

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Samsung Galaxy K zoom / S5 zoom

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Samsung Galaxy K zoom / S5 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. People 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 K / S5 Zoom C111 8GB Unlocked GSM Cell / Camera Phone - WhiteSamsung Galaxy K / S5 Zoom C111 8GB Unlocked GSM Cell / Camera Phone - White

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Mike Lowe (pocket-lint.com)

Samsung Galaxy K Zoom review - Pocket-lint

 

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4G connectivity for fast and direct sharing, Android is a great operating system, full phone with all the apps you’ll need, more slender than S4 Zoom, image quality about on par with equivalent compact

Camera components still make it feel horrible as a phone, mere 8GB internal storage, zoom button placement feels off, some image processing and lens sharpness issues, no aperture/shutter priority modes

The Samsung Galaxy K Zoom feels like an echo of the earlier Galaxy S4 Zoom, albeit with some welcome improvements such as snappy autofocus and a better screen. However our sentiments remain much the same as before: as a smartphone there's a limited...

Jul, 2014

Expert review by: (t3.com)

Samsung Galaxy K Zoom review

 

Samsung Galaxy K Zoom is the maker's new phone, packing a 20.7-megapixel camera

Powerful 10x zoom lens ; Comprehensive camera app ; Dazzling xenon flash

Heavy and bulky ; Soft 720p display ; Jerky video

Jun, 2014

Expert review by: David Nield (techradar.com)

Samsung Galaxy K Zoom review

 

Samsung's shot at the ultimate cameraphone is off the mark

10x optical zoom ; Decent battery life ; Powerful innards

Feels overpriced ; Extra size and weight ; Low-res screen

Ratings in depth We know that the smartphone has eaten the compact camera's lunch, but Samsung thinks it still has one or two tricks up its capacious sleeves before the plates and cutlery are finally cleared away.

Jun, 2014

Expert review by: Katharine Byrne (expertreviews.co.uk)

Samsung Galaxy K Zoom review

 

An excellent optical zoom and lightning fast performance make the Galaxy K Zoom an exceptional camera phone

Sep, 2014

Expert review by: Jim Martin (pcadvisor.co.uk)

Samsung Galaxy K Zoom: a compact zoom camera with a built-in Android smartphone

 

The concept of bolting a huge zoom lens to the back of a smartphone isn't new. Samsung has already had a couple of tries and must be hoping it's third time lucky with the Galaxy K Zoom.

Jun, 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

Expert review by: Jim Martin (pcadvisor.co.uk)

Samsung Galaxy K Zoom review

 

The concept of bolting a huge zoom lens to the back of a smartphone isn't new. In fact, Samsung has already tried a couple of times in the past with the Galaxy Camera and Galaxy S4 Zoom. Both were bad products and were arguably the worst of both worlds...

By no means the perfect combination of a smartphone and zoom lens, the K Zoom isn’t half bad. It’s capable of great photos and videos in the right conditions.This isn’t a device for everyone, but if the “zoom camera with a built-in smartphone” concept...

Jun, 2014

Expert review by: (stuff.tv)

Samsung Galaxy K Zoom review

 

A high-end Android phone with a 10x optical zoom camera, the Galaxy K Zoom hopes to send your compact to the scrapheap

Big zoom ; Excellent camera for a phone ; Good build and general specs

Very bulky ; Not ideal ergonomics for a camera

The best camera you'll find on a phone, but the extra bulk is a hefty trade-off

Jun, 2014

Expert review by: Editorial Team (recombu.com)

Samsung K Zoom Review: In Depth

 

Recombu steps out into the world with the Samsung Galaxy K Zoom to see what the Android smartphone camera can do.The Samsung Galaxy K Zoom picks up where the Galaxy S4 Zoom left off. It's an Android smartphone…

Zoom lens ; Super AMOLED screen

Bulky ; Camera underwhelming ; Iffy interface ; Lack of storage

Aug, 2014

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Expert review by: EISA (eisa.eu)

Samsung Galaxy K zoom

 

EUROPEAN SMARTPHONE CAMERA 2014-2015 - Samsung Galaxy K zoom: The Samsung Galaxy K zoom combines the features and functions of a smartphone and a fully-functioning compact camera into a single body. An Android device based on the famous Galaxy...

Aug, 2014

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:2430
Browsing time (3G):7
Browsing time (4G):7
Browsing time (Wi-Fi):9
Continuous audio playback time:43 / 47
Continuous video playback time:11
Talk time (3G):14

Call management

Call divert:Y / Yes
Call hold:Y / Yes
Call timer:Y / Yes
Call waiting:Y / Yes
Caller ID:Y / Yes
Conference call:Y / Yes
Image stabilizer: Yes
Speakerphone:Y / Yes
Speed dialing:Y / Yes
Vibrating Alert:Y / Yes

Camera

Auto Focus:Y / Yes
Built-in Flash:Y / Yes
Face detection: Yes
Flash type:Xenon
Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):2
Image stabilizer: Yes
ISO sensitivity:100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, Auto
Main camera resolution (numeric):20.7
Maximum frame rate:30 / 60
Multi-shot: Yes
Optical sensor size:25.4 / 2.3
Rear camera resolution (numeric):20.7
Second Camera:Y / Yes
Second camera resolution:2
Self-timer: Yes
Sensor Type:CMOS
Smile detection: Yes
Video capture resolution (max):1920 x 1080
Video recording:Y / Yes
Video recording modes:1080p
Video stabilizer: Yes

Certificates

Body SAR (EU):0.369
Head SAR (EU):0.404

Design

Colour of product:Black / Blue / White
Curved Design: No
Form factor:Bar
Standard colour:White

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:12.2 / 121.9
Display number of colours:16.0 / 16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1280 x 720 / 720 x 1280
Display Type:SAMOLED
Orientation sensor:Y / Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch sensitive screen:Y
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen: Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Proximity sensor: Yes

Memory

Internal RAM:2

Messaging

Chat:Y / Yes
E-mail:Y / Yes
Instant messaging (IM):Y / Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service):Y / Yes
Short Message Service (SMS):Y / Yes

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:3GA, AAC, AMR, FLAC, IMY, M4A, MIDI, MP3, OGA, OGG, OTA, WAV, WMA / 3GA, AAC, AMR, FLAC, IMY, M4A, MIDI, MP3, OGA, OGG, OTA, WAV, WMA, XMF / AAC, AMR, FLAC, M4A, MIDI, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA, XMF
Image formats supported:BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG
Supported video modes:1080p
Video formats supported:3G2, 3GP, ASF, AVI, FLV, M4V, MKV, MP4, WEBM, WMV / 3G2, 3GP, AVI, FLV, M4V, MKV, MP4, WEBM, WMV / 3GP, ASF, FLV, H.263, H.264, M4V, MKV, MP4, WEBM, WMV

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
Electronic compass: Yes
GLONASS:Y / Yes
GPS:Y / Yes
GPS (satellite): Yes
Position location: Yes
Wi-Fi positioning:Y / Yes

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850, 900, 1800, 1900 / 850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:GSM
3G:Y / Yes
3G bands supported:850, 900, 1900, 2100 / 850,900,1900 / 850,900,1900,2100
3G standards:UMTS
4G:No / Y / Yes
4G bands supported:800, 850, 900, 1800, 1900, 2100, 2600 / 800,850,900,1800,1900,2100,2600 / 800,850,900,1800,1900,2600
4G standards:LTE
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP, AVCTP, HFP, HID, HSP, MAP, OPP, PAN, PBAP, SAP / A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HID, HSP, MAP, OPP, PAN, PBAP, SAP / A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HID, HSP, OPP, PAN, PBAP, SAP
Bluetooth version:4.0
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y / Yes
SIM card capability:Single SIM
SIM card type:MicroSIM
Tethering (modem-mode): Yes
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Packaging Content

Battery charger included: Yes
Cables included:USB
Headset included: Yes
Quick start guide:Y / Yes

Performance

Accelerometer:Y / Yes
Ambient light sensor:Y / Yes
Flight mode: Yes
Microphone mute:Y / Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:4.4
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes, Stopwatch, To-do list
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts / Icons, Menu, Shortcuts, Widgets
Proximity sensor:Y / Yes
Subscription type:No subscription / Sim-lock free
Support for contact groups:Y / Yes
Themes:Wallpapers
vCard: Yes
Video call: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Docking connector:Y / Yes
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
MHL version:1.3
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL):Y / Yes
USB connector type:MICRO-USB / Micro-USB B
USB port:Y / Yes
USB version:2.0

Processor

Coprocessor:Y / Yes
Coprocessor cores:4
Coprocessor frequency:1.3
Processor architecture:ARM Cortex-A15
Processor Cores:2 / 6
Processor family:Samsung Exynos
Processor frequency:1.7
Processor Model:5 Hexa 5260

Software

Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:4.4
vCard: Yes

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC, MicroSDXC
Internal RAM:2048
Internal storage capacity:8
Maximum memory card size:64
USB mass storage:Y / Yes

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

Colour : Yes
Google applications:Gmail, Google Play, Google Talk, Google+ / Google Maps, Google Play, Google Voice Search / Google Maps, Google Play, YouTube

Video

Video call:Y / Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:2.02 / 20.2
Height :13.8 / 137.5
Weight:200
Width:7.08 / 70.8