Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom. In-depth analysis.

Hexamob 06/21/2013

Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom SM-C1010 was announced by the Korean company last week and is listed as a device that combines the features of a good smartphone and a very good camera with 10x optical zoom. The functions of this new gadget is also a mix of mobile phone-camera so sometimes it seems that you are playing with a Samsung Mobile in your hands and sometimes you get the feeling that you are using a SRL or reflex camera. Samsung has combined the needs of mobile phone users as lovers of photography that can found on this new device an alternative to conventional SLRs or reflex cameras. Those users who choose their new phone taking into account the power of the camera’s built will have on the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom a very good choice.


Weight is one of the most remarkable features of this device. Clearly outweighs any of the smartphones that we can acquire lately but keep in mind that users who want to take pictures of high quality and generally use a camera to make it can be benefited with a device that has it all in one. Furthermore, the weight of a mobile phone or smartphone and a reflex camera together would be higher than this hybrid device.

Size is also another feature to consider. The Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom has greater width than a mobile phone but its size is less than that of the current smartphones. 5 inches or 5.7 inches have become the last fashion and Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom features a 4.3 inch screen so this device still being wider has a very acceptable size.

The quality of the pictures taken by this Android device is very good. Its 16 Megapixels with autofocus and Xenon flash allows obtain very very good pictures to immortalize those moments with our children, family or friends. We also have a 10x optical zoom 24-240mm, image stabilization, etc … that give us an extra quality in front of a conventional smartphone.

Here we show you a summary of the main features of this Samsung Android device:
2G GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
Dimensions 125.5 x 63.5 x 15.4 mm (4.94 x 2.5 x 0.61 inches)
Weight 208 g (7.34 oz)
display Super AMOLED capacitative 16M colors
TamaƱo Pantalla 540 x 960 pixels, 4.3 inches (~256 ppi)
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 3
External Memory microSD, up to 64 GB
Internal Memory 8 GB (5 GB available), 1.5 GB RAM
Speed HSDPA, 21.1 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps; LTE,
Cat3, 50 Mbps UL, 100 Mbps DL
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, Wi-Fi hotspot
Bluetooth Yes, v4.0 with A2DP, LE
USB Yes, microUSB v2.0 (MHL), USB On-the-go
Main camera 16 MP, autofocus, Flash Xenon
Video Yes, 1080p@30fps
Secondary camera Yes, 1.9 MP
OS Android OS, v4.2.2 (Jelly Bean)
CPU Dual-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A9
GPU Mali-400
Battery Li-Ion 2330 mAh

As you can observer these are spectacular features that Samsung is giving us to keep on ticking outstanding differences with other manufacturers, as if it had not highlighted enough lately.

In short, this new Android smartphone-camera can offer us the advantages of two types of devices that usually have been purchased separately but Samsung offers as an alternative to avoid having to carry around multiple gadgets with the problematic that this will could result. While waiting to know the final price of the device we can say that the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom can meet the expectations of more than one user.