The Samsung Galaxy K Zoom is the ultimate camera phone, and here's why

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In 2001, Samsung revolutionized the mobile industry by launching the world's first digital camera phone, the SCH-V200. Today, almost half of consumers use their smartphone as their primary camera, but less than half of them say they are truly satisfied with the photo quality. With this in mind, Samsung has leveraged its camera and mobile expertise to create a new category of camera-specialized smartphones, beginning with the Galaxy K zoom.

As people today actively embrace new, increasingly dynamic ways to share and consume information, they are focusing more and more on what a device can do for them. More often than not, they are vocally demanding that technology innovation keep up with their personal interests, most specifically their ability to capture and share important moments.

The emergence of this next-generation, tech savvy consumer means that the pace of innovation has never been faster. They value social mobility above all else and already have an array of hardware choices – smartphones, tablets, wearables – to seamlessly stay connected to their digital world and community. They want to capture and share more experiences, and in real time. To keep up, device manufacturers must actively continue to innovate to offer them new ways to use their favorite devices.

Samsung closely studies market trends and real people. We observe the way modern consumers interact with their devices in an effort to truly determine what matters most to them. For many people, their smartphone is already their primary camera. But if the picture quality falls second to other features, are they really going to ever be satisfied?

Across the board, it became clear that a new category of mobile device needed to be developed. We need a camera-enhanced smartphone. One that lets users easily and beautifully capture a moment, then seamlessly share it as they wish.

With this, Samsung developed the groundbreaking Galaxy K zoom – a first-of-its-kind device designed for people who want a more powerful camera in their smartphone. The Galaxy K zoom is something different. It blends the advanced functions people need and the inspiring features people want.

As the first camera-specialized smartphone from Samsung, the Galaxy K zoom has now helped define an entirely new market. In fact, in 2014, the European Imaging and Sound Association (EISA) added a new category for Smartphone Camera.

Design Prowess

The Galaxy K zoom is the ultimate camera-specialized device, offering consumers a new kind of experience that they will not find on any other smartphone today.

Sporting a 20.7MP camera and 10x Optical Zoom, the Galaxy K zoom far surpasses the industry standard 16MP smartphone camera. In fact, it is directly competing with many of the more advanced standalone digital cameras on the market today.

It is also ultra-portable for busy, on-the-go users. Its cutting-edge retracting lens technology yields a super-slim, 20.2 mm design that weighs just 200 g. This means the Galaxy K Zoom can fit perfectly in a pocket or small clutch.

The device ensures crisp and sharp photos, even in low lighting, thanks to a 20.7MP rear-facing camera, a BSI CMOS Sensor, an Optical Image Stabilizer and Xenon Flash. It can also shoot video at Full HD 1080p, 60 frames per second, allowing users to get crystal-clear sound and video quality even when zoomed all the way out.

These superior camera features and thin design aren't the only features that make the Galaxy K zoom incredibly unique. It also features a powerful hexa-core processor with 2 GB of RAM, a gorgeous 4.8-inch HD Super AMOLED display, and a 2430 milliamp-hour battery along with Ultra Power Saving Mode. Combined, users have a beautiful, powerful device that they can use to take photos all day long.

Real Life Application

Samsung worked closely with professional photographers to develop unique, fun and useful camera features for the Galaxy K zoom. For example, the built-in Selfie Alarm allows consumers to easily take selfies using the device's high-quality rear-facing camera. When this feature is on, the Galaxy K zoom will automatically beep to inform a user that their face is properly aligned in the box, and then snap three photos in a row for them to choose from.

Pro Suggest is another trailblazing, industry-first feature, as it recognizes a scene and provides five film suggestions for the best shot. It comes preloaded with 62 films that use 33 different setting factors such as shutter speed, White Balance and ISO. Users have the option to access additional films, or even upload their own in the Pro Suggest Market.

The Galaxy K zoom is also equipped with an Object Tracking feature to help users capture great pictures of moving objects, such as a train in motion or their favorite athlete on the run, without any blur.

Studies have shown that 36 percent of consumers upload photos to social networks at least four to five times per week. This number will only continue to rise as consumers increasingly turn to social communities while mobile.

Photo and video sharing with family and friends is a breeze with the Galaxy K zoom. From teens and young professionals to parents and travelers, more people want to be able to quickly and easily share their most memorable moments anytime, anywhere. Samsung understands this, and has created a device that meets this desire while still embracing the powerful smartphone functionality that makes it an industry-leading provider.

Related phones

Galaxy K zoom
  • Display 4.8" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 20.7 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 5 Hexa, Hexa-core, 1700 MHz
  • Storage 8 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2430 mAh(14h 3G talk time)



1. danidin

Posts: 40; Member since: May 15, 2014

Paying for an Advertisement to look like a review Says something about your product...

5. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

But see here's the thing: The K Zoom can actually back up this claim as it's been proven to be one of the best camera phones on the market today.

12. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Yes, it's one of the best. I personally also like it but I want a dual SIM variant of this, I hope someday Sammy will make it. And that chic is really very hot. :)

34. ManusImperceptus

Posts: 724; Member since: Jun 10, 2014

The keywords are "one of"... And it's STILL pathetic to pay for an article-lookalike advertisement!

43. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

One of the best yes, however only in optical zoom, without it, other camera's have proven to outdo the shooting device. One being the 1020 and 808. Of course anything with an optical zoom will win in zoom vs digital. But in terms of performance, the 808 and 1020 especially in low light have seen to be better. Lets also not forget the 1020 advantage of the RAW format

61. remtothemax

Posts: 260; Member since: May 02, 2012

2 centimeters is by no means thin, even for a camera. Sony (and probably everyone, i just specifically remember theirs when they came out) has been doing pretty thin cameras for years now. it just reads a little ridiculous.

71. Humphrey.One

Posts: 33; Member since: Nov 14, 2013

To be honest I prefer this kind of ad to those pop-up windows, site-scattering banners and most of that pesky stuff. Keep in mind that you don't pay a dime for quite a good piece of journalism here and they need to pay their Netflix and takeaway pizza bills too, so since PA reviews phones, I think it's not a bad thing for them to earn on this very thing instead of adding another banner. And turn off your AdBlock for this site, if most of us had done that, they wouldn't have needed to use AdBlock-resistant advertisement. And since we are trolling downhere already, I'd like to add that iPhone is the best and all Android and Windows phones' are blatant ripoffs. Thank you.

2. obt17

Posts: 1; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

Nice Advert...

3. Tritinum

Posts: 471; Member since: May 06, 2014

oh for fu*k sake stop the samsung's ads PA

6. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

No one forced you to click on the article. Just take a second and let that soak in.

35. ManusImperceptus

Posts: 724; Member since: Jun 10, 2014

It wasn't presented as an advertisement; I hope PA gets s**tloads of $, 'cause it seriously detracts from their prestige!

51. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

It said it is advertorial under the top image.

44. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

When you put a 'here's why' in the title, you dont expect an ad or something similar, you expect a comparo of a few pics from other leading cameraphones like the 808, 1020, s5

53. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Im not here for the article, I'm here for the comments.

69. SuperMaoriBro

Posts: 533; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

And how much money have you personally directly given to pa to support them? If its none then stfu. The pa guys need to eat to.

4. Tritinum

Posts: 471; Member since: May 06, 2014

though the chick is hot!

7. solidsnake695

Posts: 132; Member since: Jan 04, 2013

phonearena is being samarena now always advertise samsung devices like they are the best in the world yet they dont know that k zoom is horrible in low light and even in good light

10. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Prove it.

18. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Actually, just watching the photos in gsmarena, you can see that the photos are inferior in every way compared to S5, S5 Alpha, Z2 and so. Only thing that it has is the zoom zoom. Like Mazda zoom zoom you know? heh Ok also it has the 4:3 ratio which the S5 doesn't have

25. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012


37. cezarepc

Posts: 718; Member since: Nov 23, 2012

Yep zoom is the only reason you'll buy this instead of flagship.

14. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

It's even better than S5's 16MP.

8. chunky1x

Posts: 270; Member since: Mar 28, 2010

Phone Arena has sold its soul again.

16. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Advertising is not the same thing as soul selling. If you have problem with such posts then start donating to the site rather the b*tching when they're only trying to earn for their authors and admin cost for the site....smh

19. chunky1x

Posts: 270; Member since: Mar 28, 2010

Technically, advertising is soul selling.

21. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012 its just a business model. Almost all the website display advertisement in their site somewhere. So by your logic, have all of them sold their souls too ?

26. chunky1x

Posts: 270; Member since: Mar 28, 2010

Yes. They sold their soul to their capitalistic overlords for a specific number days, months or years. XD

38. Armchair_Commentator

Posts: 222; Member since: May 08, 2014

and you're a member of that site reading their articles, does that mean you sold your soul too?

41. chunky1x

Posts: 270; Member since: Mar 28, 2010

Nobody paid me, so my soul is intact and a dark as ever.

36. ManusImperceptus

Posts: 724; Member since: Jun 10, 2014

Advertising is fine; presenting it as an article is low...

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