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Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom Preview

0. phoneArena 12 Jun 2013, 06:34 posted on

Despite the flagship branding, the S4 Zoom is first a camera, then a phone. It expands on the idea started with Samsung's Galaxy Camera – a 16MP Android-powered camera, which has cellular connectivity but for data only. On paper we have the first phone with a 10x optical zoom, but did Samsung manage to make a cameraphone, or did it simply slap a phone on a camera? Read on to find out...

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posted on 12 Jun 2013, 13:47 1

59. Rehankhan (Posts: 323; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


xperiaDROID how many pa accounts you have?

posted on 12 Jun 2013, 07:56 1

21. hboy857 (Posts: 349; Member since: 03 Jun 2013)


Looks like a phone glued to a camera.

posted on 12 Jun 2013, 07:58 3

23. mamba (Posts: 18; Member since: 13 May 2013)


Sammy is playing game of one upmanship... Trying to beat both nokia and sony in bringing this phone first to market.... Sadly its gonna hurt them bad... They tried same with announcement of ATIV last year, tried to outdo nokia...

posted on 12 Jun 2013, 07:59 3

24. mamba (Posts: 18; Member since: 13 May 2013)


Sammy is playing game of one upmanship... Trying to beat both nokia and sony in bringing this phone first to market.... Sadly its gonna hurt them bad... They tried same with announcement of ATIV last year, tried to outdo nokia...

posted on 12 Jun 2013, 08:14 2

29. umadden (banned) (Posts: 90; Member since: 14 Apr 2013)


it's funny because they are beating them lel

posted on 12 Jun 2013, 08:23

32. tashreef (Posts: 476; Member since: 24 Nov 2012)


Beating? Ativ s ? Nokia owns 80% WP market.... may be it's 3% of world smartphone market share

posted on 12 Jun 2013, 08:35 1

36. EXkurogane (Posts: 863; Member since: 07 Mar 2013)


LOL
Ativ S is biting dust in windows phone department

Samsung tried to be first in everything in something that they are not good at, and camera in phones is one of them (in fact, i dont think there is anyone who will mention Samsung when you bring up the topic of digital cameras). First isnt necessarily the best. Samsung rushed ahead and announced the first windows phone 8 device, and guess what, it's selling worse than HTC 8X, let alone Nokia's Lumia phones.

posted on 12 Jun 2013, 08:46 3

41. jdoee100 (Posts: 334; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)


Sadly, window phones are biting dust. No wonder samsung is not interested in them.

posted on 12 Jun 2013, 09:06 1

43. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)


when samsung falls they will wish they had tried better in all area's, they wont be kings of android forever and with phones like the HTC one stepping up and matching there s4 it wont be long

why are you trying to defend samsung so hard? and why wont you comment on the design and average camera of this point and shoot.....nothing that catches your eye about this device

posted on 12 Jun 2013, 12:57 1

53. Altair (Posts: 367; Member since: 02 Feb 2012)


You don't know what you are talking about. WP8 is growing faster than anything else atm. Go away Shamesung copycat fanatic.

posted on 12 Jun 2013, 08:01 1

25. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 3718; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


How one would keep it in his pocket, so that lens or screen should not be damaged by outer force.

posted on 12 Jun 2013, 08:04 2

26. raj1402 (Posts: 6; Member since: 12 Jun 2013)


This is how samsung will end up when they think to create a compete with nokia EOS mobile !!! UGLY!!!

posted on 12 Jun 2013, 08:09 1

27. mottykels (Posts: 385; Member since: 15 May 2013)


Is this the new galaxy camera?

posted on 12 Jun 2013, 09:17 1

44. Nimit_Desai (Posts: 18; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)


samsung galaxy zoom-"im the best camera phone"
nokia lumia eos-"BITCH PLZZZZ"

posted on 12 Jun 2013, 09:27

46. felisberto (Posts: 34; Member since: 11 Feb 2013)


youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=3RQp​QV9_3oM

posted on 12 Jun 2013, 09:54 3

48. preet27in (banned) (Posts: 173; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)


damn ugly..... ugliest phone ever built. ugly phone of the year 2013

posted on 12 Jun 2013, 18:22

64. maccess (Posts: 742; Member since: 16 Jan 2013)


like your face??

posted on 13 Jun 2013, 08:03

66. preet27in (banned) (Posts: 173; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)


if u making it personal dude., then NAA ITS LIKE UR MOM'S ugly face n ass. :P

posted on 12 Jun 2013, 10:20 1

50. Sonny_09 (Posts: 49; Member since: 24 May 2013)


I would say have fun with those dual core processor. :)

posted on 12 Jun 2013, 12:38

51. Muche (Posts: 15; Member since: 22 Aug 2012)


wakaflocka doing an ad for them would be in order BRICK SQUAAAAAAD!

posted on 12 Jun 2013, 12:53 1

52. Altair (Posts: 367; Member since: 02 Feb 2012)


Imagine yourself holding this ugly thing on your ear! Everyone will laugh for you!

This is what Shamesung does, when it does not copy. And why to release it as "S4" while it does not have specs S4 has?

Milking some S4 cow perhaps? Shame on you Shamesung.

posted on 12 Jun 2013, 13:12 1

58. jiezel91 (Posts: 67; Member since: 28 Jul 2011)


A bad move by Samsung really. Too much compromise is done just to emphasize the camera part of the device. Really now? And worse, they even incorporated the S4 name! By doing so, they are damaging the reputation of the "Galaxy S" line of products which is usually state-of-the-art and well-thought premium devices by Samsung. So far, Samsung has been releasing good Galaxy S products... until now. This one looks just like an ordinary smartphone slapped with optical zoom camera and xenon flash at the back in a rushed decision and then release it without further balancing some of the elements on the phone side.

You have to be a hardcore Samsung fan to buy this. This one looks ugly, let's face it. This is what happens when you are in a hurry and don't spend time perfecting your products. They think that because people are mad about the Galaxy line, they thought everything they release would sell like hotcakes, hence they no longer spend time making their products beautiful.

Seriously, this one hardly has the qualities of a "Galaxy S" product to begin with.

posted on 13 Jun 2013, 03:25

65. cornerofthemoon (Posts: 590; Member since: 20 Apr 2010)


This is even more ridiculous than the Kyocera Echo.

posted on 13 Jun 2013, 13:33

67. Seany (Posts: 9; Member since: 28 Sep 2012)


You seriously think anyone would carry this around as a phone?? Is it a phone with a camera or a camera with a phone?? pointless and silly and imagine making a call with that thing??

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