What’s New Out There: Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom. This is What Happens When Your Phone and Camera Get Married.

WHAT: It’s a phone. It’s a camera. It’s the new Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom. This is What Happens When Your Phone and Camera Get Married.

samsung galaxy s4 zoom phone camera

Photo Credit: Samsung.com

I don’t own one and have not personally used a Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom. Just want to share what’s out there in the market. Although some people think that the design is ugly, I personally find it sleek. I own an iPhone and I have to say that Apple should come up with something better than this. This Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom just looks too attractive at first impression.

KNOWN PROS AND CONS:
PROS: Decent camera, good battery life, plays games well. Perfect for people who want a better camera than a phone in the body of a smartphone.
CONS: Large and heavy (but “pocketable), only 8GB of storage (but with MicroSD it can store up to 64GB), If your current smartphone has a 5-inch or larger touchscreen, the display of this device is just 4.3 inches. Although this is a great phone and camera, it is still not intended to replace a professional camera.

WHAT ARE THE SPECS (From Samsung.com):

Display 4.3” qHD sAMOLED
Chipset Pega-Dual +XMM6262
HSPA+ 21/5.76 850/900/1900/2100
EDGE/GPRS 850/900/1800/1900
1.5GB(RAM)+ 8GB(eMMC)
MicroSD up to 64GB
Camera / Flash 16MP BSI CMOS w/ Flash
Connectors microUSB, USB 2.0, 3.5pi earjack
Wireless Connectivity BT 4.0, WiFi a/b/g/n 2.4G/5GHz, NFC
GPS A-GPS + GLONASS
Dimension, Weight 63.3×125.3×15.25mm (TBD)
Battery capacity 2330mAh
OS / Upgrade Android JB MR1 (v4.2)
Messaging & SNS ChatON, Gtalk, Google +
Augmented Reality D/L from Play Store
LBS Google Maps (Turn-by-turn Navi.)
Other Services & Applications Trouwrist, Trip Advisor, Photo Suggest (TBD)
PC Applications Kies (Windows & Mac), AllShare
UI / Web Browser TouchWiz for Android / Chrome
Radio N/A
Audio MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WAV, AMR-NB, MIDI, OGG, IMY, XMF,
WMA
MPEG4, H.263, H.264, VP6/8, WMV9
Recording/Playback: 1080@30fps

HOW MUCH: Amazon sells this Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom Unlocked GSM Camera / Smartphone with 16MP Camera, Xenon Flash, Android 4.2 OS, Dual-Core Processor, S-Voice, 4.3″ Super AMOLED Touchscreen, GPS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC and microSD Slot – White for $528.00 as of today.

WHERE TO BUY: Available in Amazon.com. Click the link to go to Amazon.

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