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Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1136 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. People really like the screen and performance. The usability and size also get good reviews. Opinions are divided on the reliability, while some have doubts 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 105 user reviews of Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, 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 generally positive. The usability and camera are also mentioned favorably. There are some critical comments about the reception and reliability.

portability, camera, usability, performance, price

size, reliability, reception

89% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung SM-C101 Galaxy S4 Zoom SIM-Free Smartphone - WhiteSamsung SM-C101 Galaxy S4 Zoom SIM-Free Smartphone - White

May, 2018

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. Reviews about the price and size are overall positive. The usability and performance also get good comments. Reviews are divided on the portability, and there are some negative reviews about the reliability.

camera, performance, usability, size, price

reliability

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

This summary is based on the products: Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom Unlocked GSM Camera / Smartphone with 16MP Camera, XenonSamsung Galaxy S4 Zoom Unlocked GSM Camera / Smartphone with 16MP Camera, Xenon

May, 2018

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. People really like 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 S4 Zoom 8GB Unlocked Android Smartphone SM-C105 White DisplaySamsung Galaxy S4 Zoom 8GB Unlocked Android Smartphone SM-C105 White Display

May, 2018

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

Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom review

 

The Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom is a phone… Or is it a camera? It's somewhere between both - a Galaxy S4 mini-alike with a 10x optical zoom compact camera strapped to its rear. Conceptually that's brilliant for snapping shots a step above many a standard...

Responsive camera, physical controls make for ease of camera use, microSD card slot for expansion, Android OS is snappy, perfect for sharing shots on the go, optical image stabilisation works well, better screen resolution than a compact camera

Physical camera controls make it horrible to hold as a phone, shiny plastic exterior build, autofocus at 10x can be hit and miss, has lost sight that it should be a phone first and foremost, limited screen resolution

As a phone the S4 Zoom has us equally as charmed as the S4 Mini - it's snappy, great to use, has plenty enough power and is a decent size. As a camera the S4 Zoom performs like a reasonable 16MP, 10x optical zoom compact camera too. Married together...

Jul, 2013

Expert review by : James Rogerson (techradar.com)

Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom review

 

Is it a phone? Is it a camera? Do you care?

Great smartphone camera ; Good battery life ; Decent web browsing ; Great media players

Expensive for mid-range ; Only 8GB built in storage ; Occasionally sluggish ; Average screen

We really want to like the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom. If the camera or phone part was better or the price tag was lower then it would make sense, but it's a poor compact and a mid-range phone with a high end price tag.

Jul, 2013

Expert review by : Rik Henderson (pocket-lint.com)

Hands-on: Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom review - Pocket-lint

 

Shortly after Samsung released the Android-powered Galaxy Camera, it revealed that it had more plans for snappers featuring Google's operating system.

Jun, 2013

Expert review by (t3.com)

Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom review

 

The Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom packs a 16MP camera and 10x optical zoom

Spectacular 10x zoom ; Big screen - great for images ; Excellent 16MP camera sensor

Bulky profile ; Average battery life ; Unexceptional processor

Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom

 

Is the S4 Zoom the final blow against the traditional compact camera?

An excellent camera with 10x zoom, Useful camera scene modes, Comes with Android 4.2.2

Low res screen, Bulky design, Slight lag in performance

Feb, 2014

Expert review by : Matt Egan (techadvisor.co.uk)

Video: Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom review - Android phone, superzoom camera - a truly niche device

 

As you might expect with Samsung there are a lot of software extras for the camera. This includes 25 different scene modes. And with manual mode you're able to tune individual settings such as shutter speed and aperture.

Sep, 2013

Expert review by : Matt Egan (techadvisor.co.uk)

Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom review

 

Smartphone cameras are now so good you may never again need to purchase a standalone compact point and shoot camera. The Galaxy S4 Zoom takes that argument even further: a 16Mp camera with a 10x optical zoom grafted on to the Samsung Galaxy S4 mini,...

It's almost impossible to score the Galaxy S4 Zoom. It is such a niche product. £400 buys you either not much phone or a lot of camera. Actually, it buys you both. But whether that makes it a good deal depends on your needs: do you want a superzoom...

Aug, 2013

Expert review by (expertreviews.co.uk)

Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom review

 

We find out if the Galaxy S4 Zoom is a good camera, a good smartphonephone or both

Expert review by : Basil Kronfli (recombu.com)

Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom Review: In Depth

 

Don't let the name fool you - the Galaxy S4 Zoom isn't a match for the Samsung's flagship handset, but it does bring something unique to the table: a x10 optical zoom lens which could well render…

Great camera phone ; Optical zoom and OIS ; Good value convergence device

Laggy gallery performance ; Mediocre battery life ; High gloss finish

Jul, 2013

Expert review by : Tech Digest (techdigest.tv)

Review: Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom mobile phone/camera

 

You know what they say about Jack of all Trades. Well never has this been more true of a device than than the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom. You have to applaud the manufacturer for continuing to innovate. If nothing else it gives journalists something to get...

Aug, 2014

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:2330
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Browsing time (3G):7
Browsing time (4G):7
Browsing time (Wi-Fi):10 / 9
Continuous audio playback time:43 / 46
Continuous video playback time:10
Standby time (3G):330 / 350 / 370 / 570
Standby time (4G):340
Talk time (3G):13 / 15

Call management

Auto-redialing: Yes
Call blocking:Y / Yes
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:Y / Yes
Speakerphone:Y / Yes
Speed dialing:Y / Yes
Vibrating Alert:Y / Yes
Voice dialing:Y / Yes

Camera

Auto Focus:Y / Yes
Built-in Flash:Y / Yes
Digital Zoom:10
Face detection:Y / Yes
Flash type:Xenon
Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):1.9
Front camera type:Single camera
Geotagging:Y / Yes
Image stabilizer: Yes
Main camera resolution (numeric):16
Maximum frame rate:30
Optical sensor size:1/0.0906 / 25.4 / 2.3
Rear camera resolution (numeric):16
Rear camera type:Single camera
Second Camera:Y / Yes
Second camera resolution:1.9
Sensor Type:CMOS
Smile detection:Y / Yes
Video capture resolution (max):1920 x 1080
Video recording:Y / Yes
Video recording modes:1080p
Video stabilizer:Y / Yes

Certificates

Body SAR (EU):0.166 / 0.202
Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified: Yes
DLNA certified:Y
Head SAR (EU):0.144 / 0.255
Head SAR category (EU):A

Design

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

Display

Display diagonal:10.9 / 109.2
Display number of colours:16.0 / 16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:540 x 960 / 960 x 540
Display Type:SAMOLED
Orientation sensor:Y / Yes
Screen shape:Flat
Touch screen:Y
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen: Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

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

Memory

Internal RAM:1.5

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:AAC, AAC+, AMR, eAAC+, IMY, MIDI, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA / AAC, AAC+, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, eAAC+, FLAC, MP3, OGG, WMA / AAC, AAC+, AMR-WB, eAAC+, FLAC, MP3, OGG, WMA / AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, FLAC, MP3, OGG, WMA / AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, FLAC, OGG, WMA / AAC, AAC+, FLAC, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA / AAC, AAC+, FLAC, MP3, OGG, WMA / AAC, AAC+, FLAC, OGG, WMA, eAAC+ / AMR, MIDI, MP3
FM radio: No
Video compression formats:H.263, H.264, MPEG4
Video formats supported:3GP, AVI, FLV, MKV, MPEG4, WEBM, WMV / H.263, H.264, MP4, MPEG4, VC-1, VMW7, VP8, WMV8 / H.263, H.264, MP43, MPEG4, VC-1, VP8, WMV7, WMV8 / H.263, H.264, MP43, MPEG4, VP8, WMV7, WMV8 / H.263, H.264, MPEG4, VC-1, VMW7, VP8 / H.263, H.264, MPEG4, VC-1, WMV8 / H.263, H.264, MPEG4, VP6, VP8, WMV9 / H.263, H.264, MPEG4, VP8, WMV7, WMV8
Voice codecs:AMR-NB, AMR-WB

Navigation

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

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):800,850,900,1800,1900 / 850, 900, 1800, 1900 / 850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE, GPRS / EDGE, GPRS, GSM
3G:Y / Yes
3G bands supported:800,850,900,1700,2100 / 850, 900, 1900, 2100 / 850,900,1900,2100
3G standards:HSPA+ / HSPA+, UMTS / HSPA+, WCDMA
4G:No / Y / Yes
4G bands supported:800,850,900,1800,2100,2600
4G standard:LTE
4G standards:LTE
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP, AVRCP, DID, HFP, HID, HSP, MAP, OPP, PAN, PBAP, SAP / A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HID, HSP, MAP, OPP, PAN, PBAP, SAP / A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HID, HSP, MAP, OPP, PAN, SAP
Bluetooth version:4.0
Data network:3G
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y / Yes
SIM card capability:Single SIM
SIM card type:MicroSIM
Tethering (modem-mode):Y / Yes
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n

Other features

Java technology:Y / Yes
Ringer type:MP3
Voice Recording:Y / Yes

Packaging Content

Cables included:USB
Quick start guide:Y / Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

Accelerometer:Y / Yes
Ambient light sensor:Y / Yes
Flight mode:Y / Yes
Gyroscope: Yes
Microphone mute:Y / Yes
Office support:Y / Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:4.2 / 4.2 JB MR1 / 4.2 Jelly Bean / 4.2.2
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Games, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list
Personalization:Icons, Menu / Icons, Menu, Shortcuts / Icons, Shortcuts
Proximity sensor:Y / Yes
Subscription type:No subscription / Sim-lock free
Support for contact groups:No / Yes
Themes:Wallpapers
vCard: Yes
Video call: Yes

Ports & interfaces

HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone connectivity:2.5 mm / 3.5 mm
MHL version:1.0 / 1.2
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL):Y / Yes
USB connector type:MICRO-USB / Micro-USB B
USB port:Y / Yes
USB version:2.0

Processor

Processor Cores:2
Processor frequency:1.5

Software

Office support: Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:4.2 / 4.2 JB MR1 / 4.2 Jelly Bean / 4.2.2
vCard: Yes

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC / MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC, MicroSDXC
Internal Memory:1536
Internal RAM:1.5 / 1536
Internal storage capacity:8
Maximum memory card size:64
RAM capacity:1.5
USB mass storage:Y / Yes

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

Google applications:Google Maps, Google Play, Google Voice Search / Google Maps, Google Play, YouTube

Video

Video call:Y / Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.52 / 1.54 / 12.6 / 15.25 / 15.4
Height :1.52 / 1.54 / 12.6 / 125.5 / 6.35 / 6.42
Weight:208
Width:12.6 / 6.35 / 63.5 / 64.2