Humor: Some Nokia enthusiasts have some fun at Samsung’s expense
Building upon the successful design of the Galaxy Camera, and the undisputed success of the Galaxy S line of smartphones, Samsung has given us the Galaxy S4 Zoom, a 16MP camera with a phone attached to it.
We saw an equally audacious venture from Nokia last year with the PureView 808, though no one would compare its form factor to that of the S4 Zoom. However, with a properly equipped Nokia Lumia 920, one could draw such a comparison. The gang at Nokia News had a little fun and clearly went through many, many minutes of development to show the world their answer to the Galaxy S4 Zoom. Of course it is lacking a xenon flash, but it looks like it would be equally (or more so) uncomfortable in your pocket.
Of course, comparing the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom to the Nokia EOS would not be fair, as the latter device is clearly on a mission to ensure that form and function co-exist peacefully.
source: Nokia News (Google+)
25. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5422; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
"Some Nokia enthusiasts have some fun at Samsung’s expense"
But when I saw photo, I thought that Nokia enthusiasts just have made fun out of self.
28. EXkurogane (Posts: 863; Member since: 07 Mar 2013)
LOL, i posted this image yesterday at one of the comments.
2. mi55u (unregistered)
Brick brick nokia cant accept the fact, Samsung is way better than this...
29. andro. (Posts: 1935; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)
Thing is Samsung uses poly carbonate in its phones with a hyper glaze finish and gorilla glass screens. Now Nokia as seen in the lumia 925 uses polycarbonate and gorilla glass screen albeit with am alluminoum trim. Mocking polycarnonate phones is mocking thy self. Interesting Nokia has decided to go with poly carbonate also to stop its phones being extremely heavy .funny enough nokias best selling phone to date the lumia 520/521 is nearly all plastic
37. piyath (Posts: 150; Member since: 23 Mar 2012)
Yes of course.. they make the most durable plastics. So what? If they r fine enf wtf consumer wants. Huh.. that's y they sell like................millions dude. Stop being a full time fanboy.
15. abcdefgh (banned) (Posts: 471; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)
he meant to say that better(thicker and heavier) bricks are in sammys pipeline.lol
6. ANANDALTER (Posts: 123; Member since: 07 Feb 2013)
ha ha ha ha, cant digest the truth? This is the begining of the end for "Samdung"!!!!
14. faisolbauuz (Posts: 121; Member since: 05 Jan 2013)
Isnt Nokia lumia lineup is also using plastic ?
22. amats69 (Posts: 957; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)
but Nokia's Design Team knows how to deal with plastic...Samsung not. its a FACT
39. haseebzahid (Posts: 1800; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)
prove it when u hold s4 ZOOM hahahaha
43. amats69 (Posts: 957; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)
truth really hurts dude...its ok...its ok....LMAO
21. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1619; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)
So its the beginning of the end for samsung who have 4x nokias,......LOL what are you smoking!
31. gehena1315 (Posts: 16; Member since: 12 Jun 2013)
Yes samdung is dead with galaxy s zoom!! ugly phone and only 16megapixels!! Nokia oes is better with 41megapixels + screen!
7. jackhammeR (Posts: 1548; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
another blind retard?
show me finesse in attaching android to a normal point and shoot camera...and samsung dares claiming that it is a phone.
10. cameogt (Posts: 88; Member since: 18 Oct 2012)
better at camera dept? where in the cave have you been?
13. abcdefgh (banned) (Posts: 471; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)
u mean they have the potential to make the galaxy line make more ugly right?
20. amats69 (Posts: 957; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)
just accept it..Nokia's design and build quality is much better than the Samsung. hopefully the rumored design 3.0 of samsung is true.
30. EXkurogane (Posts: 863; Member since: 07 Mar 2013)
When you ask for recommendation from someone if camera is the topic, whether it is P&S camera or a camera on a phone, no one will ever mention Samsung. So, no, Samsung trying to compete with Nokia in phone camera? No way it can win. How about digital cameras? Everyone would recommend Nikon/Canon as the first 2 options, while Olympus has good waterproof rugged models. Fanboyism at its best.
4. GoVinci (Posts: 16; Member since: 13 Dec 2011)
Viewing it as a phone, the design will certainly take a lot of time for people to get used to.
Samsung is taking camera-phones to a whole new level. I can see Canon and Nikon phones coming. Lol.
12. abcdefgh (banned) (Posts: 471; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)
nokia released lumia-they said it is a brick.
sammy released s4 zoom-they are saying it is a niche device
fanboy levels of sammy is too damn high.
17. jlp34876 (Posts: 79; Member since: 02 Dec 2012)
What do you expect samsung fanboys are blind, just look how they praised the design of s4 compare to htc one.
23. amats69 (Posts: 957; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)
thats why they are called fanboys. even if they know that S4 is ugly they still say it is beautiful.LOL
47. SonyFindOneDroidple (Posts: 441; Member since: 11 May 2013)
Hmm? I havent read any good comments from samsung fanboys as far as the announcemnt of zoom is concerned. . Wendygaret is just an obvious troll.
16. abcdefgh (banned) (Posts: 471; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)
looks like sammy went completely wrong understanding nokia's challenge.they were supposed to make BETTER CAMERA IN SLIMMER PHONE and not INCORPERATE MEDIACORE DSLR CAMERA IN CHUBBY PHONE.
24. wando77 (Posts: 265; Member since: 23 Aug 2012)
You all say the zoom quality is nowhere near the 808/eos BUT nokias biggest fan (that runs allaboutsymbian.com) tested the galaxy s4 against the 808 and said it was VERY close (even beating it in some areas). The zoom is a big improvement on the gs4 so surely that will make it even closer to the 808/eos if not even better? The only reason I won't get a zoom is because they skimped on the rest of the specs. I would imagine that was to keep the costs down though (imagine the cost of that camera with s4 screen and processor etc). Otherwise this sort of thing would be perfect for me capturing pics of my kids and dogs
26. sbw44 (Posts: 361; Member since: 04 Dec 2012)
Some areas? its more like one area being macro mode where the S4 got a massive score and the others way less. That's why the S4 got close in the overall score. Also he had to downscale the 808 photos so that its comparable to the 13mp camera of the S4. Meaning like someone there said its like comparing a Bugatti Veyron  to a Ford Focus [S4] but taking away the 4 turbochargers in the Veyron  to make it more comparable Focus [S4]
Simply put when he did he test again no holds bar the 808 completely trumped the S4 in complete details!
36. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)
exactly, when they test the 808 agaisnt these new flagships they always cripple it.
they should allow it to use its full power, its not like they would take 4 cores out the octo version of the s4 to compare with the HTC one to make it as they claim ''Fair''......although they still wouldnt need to the HTC one competes easily with the s4.....not the best example but all i could think of lol
i hardly believe most of the reviews i see nowadays as samsung are given the soft touch. all nice and gentle towarsds them
all you have to say to shut sammy fans up is the 808 competed with dslr's and fared well....a huge achievement for a phone. sonys 13mp sensor is no where close to the 808's 41mp sensor. just because theres no android phone with such a sensor you will get people playing down the leap forward and achievements of nokia
40. sbw44 (Posts: 361; Member since: 04 Dec 2012)
That's actually a good comparison. All android OEM's mainly compete in specs like core's etc so if Samsung comes out with say a revolutionary 20 core processor they will benchmark it against quad core's and it will wipe the floor with it. People won't disable its core's to make it fair towards quad core's
Most sites use the excuse not to compare the 808 because its "dead" or whatever but I say they are mostly scared to show the public how far ahead Nokia is in camera tech!
42. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)
yeah the whole ''dead'' excuse should actually be used in its favour.....this device running a dead os has a better camera then any current top spec'd flagship (until nokia take the crown off there own device again) plus its the best in that area they should be comparing to the best to see if others are coming close or not
least when the EOS comes out that excuse wont fly, but i can already see the android faithful saying it doesnt count as its wp.....writing off a huge achievement as it doesnt run there preferred os shows there arent many real tech lovers left. just fanboys sticking to there camps
49. sbw44 (Posts: 361; Member since: 04 Dec 2012)
Plus the fact that this dead phone has an old arm11 processor that is capable of recording FullHD videos with 3 times loseless zoom and capable of recording sounds up to 140db
32. gehena1315 (Posts: 16; Member since: 12 Jun 2013)
They are biased trolls!! They said galaxy ativ is better than lumia 920 they are jokes!!
34. TalkingTechy (Posts: 97; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)
Haha, did anyone realize that "lens" is actually a coffee mug?