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By Nauman Shah Google+

After the great success of Samsung Galaxy Camera, Samsung introduce its new camera phone namely Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom. Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom is Dual functionality device having both Android OS and superb camera it means the device will work as camera plus phone.
The main features of Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom are 4.3-inches capacitive touchscreen, Dual-Core 1.5 GHz processor, 1.5GB RAM, 8GB internal memory and microSD card slot.

Retail Package:


Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom comes with standard retail package having usual set of accessories. When you open the packing you will find a charger and a USB cable for connecting your Galaxy S4 Zoom to your computer and earphones.


Look and Feel:


The dimensions of phone are 125.5 x 63.5 x 15.4 mm in height, width and thickness. Weight of phone is 204g which is quite heavy for daily use and difficult to handle because of its thickness. You also canít keep it in your jeans pocket. If you just ignore the back side of phone for a while you will observe that the phone will much look like Samsung Galaxy S4 mini. On left side of phone there is volume rocker and power/lock button, camera shutter button is also available here. On right side there is a place for microSD card and tripod mounting hole is also located beside this and a flap that peels back to access the removable battery and the sim card slot.

Color and Display:


Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom is Available in two appealing colors White, Dynamic Black.
The Samsung Galaxy S4 zoom packs a 4.3" Super AMOLED screen having 256ppi and qHD (540 x 960) resolution. Pixel density is very low as compared to other Galaxy phones like Samsung Galaxy S4 but with such a nice camera it can be manageable. Viewing angles are very good and sun light legibility is lso good of phone.

Camera:


Coming to the main feature of phone which is it camera. Phone supports 16 MP, autofocus, Xenon flash rear camera. The other features of camera are 1/2.33`` sensor size, geo-tagging, touch focus, face and smile detection, 10x optical zoom (24-240mm), optical image stabilization, HDR, panorama. The software is similar to the Samsung Galaxy Camera, including an Expert mode with a pleasing animation of a lens barrel to help you change the settings. Smart mode is most easier mode, which has special settings for fireworks, sunset, night shots and many more. Smart mode suggest is especially useful, allowing you to choose between the three most suitable settings before you shoot.

There`s an auto setting, too. There are more ways to change images and swap between front and back cameras. Overall, this is a simple, intuitive camera to use with lots more features and subtleties than most phones can offer. One disadvantage of camera is this you can not capture the images fastly it takes a lot of time.
Front-facing camera of 1.9MP is also located on front side of phone along with ambient and proximity sensor. Videos also captured by camera in high quality.

Processor and Memory:


Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom runs smoothly on Android OS, v4.2.2 (Jelly Bean) Operating System. It supports Dual Core Processor clocking in at 1.5Ghz which gives great experience while navigating UI and switching between applications. You can easily run many applications at a time with such great processor. It also supports Mali-400 GPU by which you can easily play 3D and all types of games on it.
Internal memory of phone is 8 GB storage along with 1.5GB of RAM and microSD card slot is also enabled in phone for extending memory.


User Input:


The Galaxy S4 zoom packs Samsung`s standard on-screen QWERYT keyboard, which features a Swipe-like mode that tracks your finger and guesses the word you`re trying to type. This feature works great but has limited language support for now.

Music Player:


The TouchWiz music player on the Galaxy S4 Zoom is packed with a lot of features and supports a wide variety of file formats, including FLAC, Wave, etc. The Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom can also search for content on third party players like PCs on the same network.

Other Features:


The other features that phone included are GPRS and EDGE supported. The phone supports HSDPA, 42.2 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps. It also supports Wi-Fi 802.11, DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetoothv4.0 with A2DP, LE, EDR and microUSB v 2.0, USB On-the-go, USB Host is also available in phone. It also contains GPU with Accelerometer, gyro, proximity and compass sensors. The phone also supports GPS, Java, NFC, TV-Out and SNS integration.

Battery:


Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom is 4G supported having 2330 mAh battery. The Stand-by time of phone is 570 hours while talk time is 13 hours.


Conclusion:


Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom is marvelous device of Samsung having features of both phone as well as camera. Phone is heavy and gives clumsy look because of its camera. It is difficult to carry phone in daily use but its camera is awesome if you are interested in capturing photos of your loved ones then this phone is best because it will work for u as a camera and phone at same time.

Advantages:



- Dual-Core 1.5 GHz processor
- 4.3-inches screen
- Great Camera
- NFC, TV-Out


Disadvantages



- Plastic body
- No FM Radio
- Low resolution screen