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Galaxy S4 Zoom 16 MP cameraphone tipped as Samsung's answer to Nokia EOS and Sony Honami

0. phoneArena posted on 07 May 2013, 04:39

As the name implies, Samsung might be stuffing optical zoom capabilities in there, but the rest of the rumored specs are mid-range - a 4.3” qHD SAMOLED display, 8 GB of storage plus supported microSD card up to 64 GB, Bluetooth 4.0 LE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n and A-GPS. Android Jelly Bean will be running the show plus the inevitable TouchWiz Nature UX. Processor and RAM aren't disclosed yet...

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posted on 07 May 2013, 04:51 16

5. Reverence (Posts: 224; Member since: 16 Jul 2012)


808 blew galaxy camera! Im expecting EOS to do the same....galaxy cameras are big and hefty and when the price is the same as EOS i see no reason to get galaxy!

posted on 07 May 2013, 05:09 7

14. Jason2k13 (Posts: 1310; Member since: 28 Mar 2013)


dont make it sound like 808 blew everything away from the galaxy camera that's just fanboy talk. The galaxy is better in some areas such as:

- stronger xenon flash
- bigger field of view
- better zooming
- better night/low light shots
- ability to record videos at 60fps and 120 fps slow motion vids.
- more camera features
- more apps

808 is good for a phone, but i wouldn't say its better in everything.

posted on 07 May 2013, 05:19 10

16. SIGPRO (Posts: 1882; Member since: 03 Oct 2012)


dude you are a joke!

posted on 07 May 2013, 06:00 5

27. Jason2k13 (Posts: 1310; Member since: 28 Mar 2013)


a joke because...? I made those up? or you just got nothing to say?

posted on 07 May 2013, 07:05 10

44. SIGPRO (Posts: 1882; Member since: 03 Oct 2012)


let me start which Galaxy phone has a Xenonm flash....yes none so please!
Oh wait you talk about the galaxy camera..........the 808 is a cameraphone and the galaxy is just a camera so what are you talking about?
Get you facts right.....NOOB!

posted on 07 May 2013, 07:05 9

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


your a joke because this is about camera quality and you list more apps as a point

plus the bigger field of view is grasping at straws. the only thing the galaxy camera had was the optical zoom but face it its a bad camera.

its a dedicated camera and was beaten by a phone. no one said the 808 is the best at everything but seeing as this is and agina i say it about camera's you cant try and talk down the leap ahead the 808 is.

the galaxy camera was a joke, samsung thought they could just shove android on it brag make it sub par quality and it would sell

posted on 07 May 2013, 07:56 6

58. SIGPRO (Posts: 1882; Member since: 03 Oct 2012)


Totally agree with you, but some fanboys just don't get the picture, they keep hiding in their cave!

posted on 07 May 2013, 04:51 4

6. Tsepz_GP (Posts: 1042; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)


Exciting times ahead it seems, feels like we are back in 2009-end of 2010 with Nokia N8, SE Satio and Samsung Pixon 12.

posted on 07 May 2013, 04:54 9

7. FlushGordon (unregistered)


Their latest Galaxy camera is a huuuuuuge disappointment. I hope they get it right this time

posted on 07 May 2013, 05:00 3

11. kclgphilsbsa (Posts: 765; Member since: 21 Jan 2013)


A well balanced comment :)

It is better for us to wait than bash a company like shadez10 do lol

posted on 07 May 2013, 04:56 10

9. shadez10 (Posts: 427; Member since: 15 Jan 2012)


no room for you samsung...

with nokia and sony, samsung cant match them anyways...

posted on 07 May 2013, 17:13 2

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


oh really.. don't you know if the galaxy s family always have one of the best mobile phone camera out there even better than any sony xperia phone?? where you've been.. welcome to the world..

posted on 07 May 2013, 19:11 1

94. kclgphilsbsa (Posts: 765; Member since: 21 Jan 2013)


We cant stop d trend whch is hating samsung

posted on 07 May 2013, 04:59 8

10. wendygarett (unregistered)


I'm happy for my galaxy s4 and I can't wait to get galaxy s4 zoom and the galaxy mega 6.3 ^__^

posted on 07 May 2013, 06:28 6

32. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


How about a poop with a Samsung logo on it? Will you buy it? I know you will! -__-'

posted on 07 May 2013, 06:34 6

34. windroid (unregistered)


It'll be great to see you with your three hands dealing with so much crap.

posted on 07 May 2013, 07:45 5

54. eisenbricher (Posts: 973; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)


I wonder, how will you be able to distinguish between phones? All SS phones look exactly same to me :/

posted on 07 May 2013, 05:05

13. kclgphilsbsa (Posts: 765; Member since: 21 Jan 2013)


And samoled??
If this is a pure camera centerd phone, Samoled is not prfrble unless the samoled is already perfect.. Well gs4's Samoled has accurate color in movie mode if im not mistaken

posted on 07 May 2013, 05:54 2

24. yudi.nemesis (Posts: 1127; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)


even in movie mode IPS LCD still have more accurate colour than samoled
you can check displaymate comparison table if don't believe me.

posted on 07 May 2013, 06:42 1

38. kclgphilsbsa (Posts: 765; Member since: 21 Jan 2013)


i know that,, i will not argue abt color accuracy bet Samoled and LCD, LCD will win

posted on 07 May 2013, 05:17 6

15. MariaGabriela (Posts: 12; Member since: 30 Apr 2013)


samsung sucks at low light pictures so they will not do well in this area. Nokia and sony and HTC will always be the king in this area

posted on 07 May 2013, 05:21 7

17. Trex95 (Posts: 1118; Member since: 03 Mar 2013)


Still can't beat them. I bet that 808 PV still better than 16 MP Camera.

posted on 07 May 2013, 06:09 6

29. boosook (Posts: 1442; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)


Samsung has become a little like Apple: too conservative. The S4 is just an S3 with updated specs and nothing new. Just like Apple is doing with the iPhone.
They're starting to understand now that the S4 is the least innovative of the new Android phones and is starting to feel the pressure from competitors like htc one or xperia Z, which at least tried to propose something original.
It remains to be seen if it's too late, because now they can't change their flagship for an year, so they'll be forced to make new models that will draw potential customers away from the htc one and xperia z (will we also see a water resistant model?), but those models will have to be necessarily mid-range (otherwise S4 users would be p****d off), so it is not guaranteed that they will succeed in contrasting competitors' flagships.

posted on 07 May 2013, 06:59 6

40. Jason2k13 (Posts: 1310; Member since: 28 Mar 2013)


name me a phone with air view, hand gestures, eye scrolling, multi-view all packed in 1 phone?

is waterproof a new tech on the XZ?

is htc 4mp camera innovative even though its worst than gs4 or iphone 5 camera in terms of detail and quality?

and why would you call the S4 a bad phone, when it has better battery than the XZ and HTC? Battery life is probably the most important feature in a phone right now.

posted on 07 May 2013, 07:11 4

47. kclgphilsbsa (Posts: 765; Member since: 21 Jan 2013)


that myt be true for d design

but d design has magnfcnt achievements=packing larger screen and battery into a very compact and s3-like-size body

camera-s3 and s2 cameras are 2 of d best out der, and s4 took another level as some/most reviews said that s4 is d best android smartphone camera,,(808 is d best); weakness in lowlight but not much as far as u wont capture in an area w/ very very low light (flash is der), , .. to remove noise, downscale d photo using photoshop

features> many additional features but yahh some are half-baked, gimmicks but for me most of the features are useful, but we shudnt forget what features s4 has from s3 and note2

SuperAmoled> the new Samoled got different praises/good reviews for the large improvement, maybe it took a lot of work for samsung,, (well some/most units have problems)

d Octo-core myt not be perfect for now, but it is very capable

note: im a fan of samsung, but i cancld my gs4 preorder bcoz im afraid of d issues

posted on 07 May 2013, 10:25 3

65. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1635; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


In terms of software Sammy is the best innovative company out there! Just because you have this blind hatred don't stray from the facts. Sammy just needs better design then they have everything and will destroy any iPhone out there just like they already do...

posted on 07 May 2013, 06:12

30. pyradark (Posts: 882; Member since: 10 Jun 2012)


Too bad, optical zoom is not gonna help to produced great quality like 808. Honami is the first step with bigger sensor, hopefully they dont mess with software. Hmmm to nokia, i dont know where to believe about the 920 image quality!!!

posted on 07 May 2013, 07:16 1

48. yudi.nemesis (Posts: 1127; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)


thats right with some accessory you can have optical zoom just like this one.

http://www.phonearena.com/news/Nokia-Lumia-920-accessory-adds-12x-optical-zoom-to-the-PureView-camera_id42490

and until this day i think only Sony can compete with Nokia when it comes to camera,
because Sony make one of the best camera sensor in the world, sony have G Lens high quality lens just like Carl Zeiss, and they also have one of the best image processor.

so the only question is are Sony really serious with Honami or not??? and i just hope Sony will fix the camera software on Xperia Z soon!!! so we can see the real power of Exmor RS sensor

posted on 07 May 2013, 07:44 1

53. kclgphilsbsa (Posts: 765; Member since: 21 Jan 2013)


Sony should b serious w/ d honami coz dat myt replace my 808.. or even my future main smartphone ;)

posted on 07 May 2013, 09:26

60. yudi.nemesis (Posts: 1127; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)


don't worry if sony not serious again we still have many other option.

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