Samsung Galaxy K zoom User Reviews

Overall user rating

9.2

The overall rating is the average of all user reviews, while the overall alternatives are the ones that has been listed most.

Call quality
9.0
Battery
9.0
Reception
9.0
Display
8.8
Build quality
8.5
Text input
9.5
Everyday usage
9.0
UI speed
9.5
Camera
9.8
Multimedia
9.2
Internet
9.2
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DSP96 posted on Nov 26, 2015, 7:48 AM
Posts: 20; Member since: Oct 13, 2015

9.0

A great 'camera' phone

DSP96 has owned it for less than year before publishing this review

I have had this phone for an year, and this is what I think:
1 - The build quality is good enough, with good heft in the hand, but the plastic does feel a bit cheap. And it is a bit heavy, due to the big camera.
2 - Display:-
Display is great, with great colours that pop out, but the peak brightness is a bit low.
3 - User Interface:-
The software is 4.4.2 Android, with touchwiz UI mounted on it. The UI runs very smooth and lag free, due to the hexa core processor. Even games like Real Racing 3 ran very smoothly on the phone. The biggest issue is NO SOFTWARE UPDATE. And also, the internal memory is ridiculously low for an android smartphone - it gets filled up with apps really quickly.
4 - Camera:-
This is the best part of the phone. The optical zoom means that the level of closeness you get to a subject if shot is INSANE. the clarity of the shots at full resolution is outstanding. And also, the shutter speed is very good. There are also a number of shooting modes to suit your fancy. And a lot of effects can be applied in the studio app, which is bundled in the phone. All this is a great thing to have on a phone, if you are a shutterbug. However, in auto mode, the flash kicks in way too quickly, but this can be solved by manually switching off the flash. Otherwise, a brillant camera for a phone.
5 - Battery:-
Battery life is surprisingly good for this phone. I can get a full day, with moderate to heavy usage.
Overall, it is a great camera phone. A must have phone for Shutterbugs
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Build quality
8.0
Average build. They could have put a better metallic band around, or used a better quality plastic
Reception
9.0
Very good reception
Call quality
8.0
Good earpiece, but the speakerphone is weak for noisy environment
Internet
9.0
awesome stock browser, with a lot of functionality
Multimedia
8.0
good audio output, marred by a slightly weak speaker
Camera
9.0
a brilliant camera, let down by a flash that kicks in way too early
UI speed
10.0
Very fast UI, with no lags at all.
Everyday usage
8.0
A slightly heavy bulk reduces the ease of use
Text input
9.0
Predictive text is very good, as it learns your way
Display
8.0
A solid, vibrant display, let down slightly by a lower peak brightness output.
Battery
9.0
good battery life

Pros

  • Great camera
  • Fast UI
  • Predictive text learns your way quickly
  • Handles heavy tasks very effortlessly
  • A vibrant display
  • Good battery life
  • High camera and shutter speed
  • A large number of shooting modes to suit your fancy
  • Great image stabilisation
  • Fluid video recording

Cons

  • Just 8gb of storage space is simply not emough
  • No OS update, even after a year
  • The flash kicks in too early in auto mode
  • Weak speaker
  • Design lacks flair

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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paulyd0021 posted on Sep 27, 2014, 5:24 AM
Posts: 18; Member since: Dec 20, 2013

9.0

Best camera phone you can get and a big improvement over the last generation design

paulyd0021 has owned it for less than year before publishing this review

I've owned many smartphones over the years (iOS, Android and WP) and this one currently stands as my favorite. If you're into photography, there's no better phone out there for that at the moment. Even the 41MP camera of the Nokia 1020 is no match for the optical zoom that the K Zoom provides. It opens up so many more possibilities for photos and videos. Samsung also did a great job with the new design over the old S4 Zoom. This one is much more ergonomic and slimmed down in comparison. The curved back feels great in the hand. Make sure you get a case with a lens cover though to help protect the lens and keep dust out.

Build quality
8.0
Reception
9.0
Call quality
8.0
Internet
9.0
Multimedia
10.0
Camera
10.0
UI speed
10.0
Everyday usage
8.0
Text input
9.0
Display
8.0
Battery
7.0

Pros

  • 10x optical zoom is priceless for photography
  • xenon flash
  • fast UI, slimmed down TouchWiz, not as bloated
  • curved design feels good in hand
  • replaceable batteries.

Cons

  • Slightly bulky but well worth it for optical zoom
  • Battery life is only average, however battery saving mode can extend it greatly
  • The Korean version only has one 4g band that works with AT&T but HSPA+ works fine and is still blazing fast

4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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kiran07 posted on Oct 14, 2014, 2:48 AM
Posts: 0; Member since: May 23, 2014

10.0

Nice phone with superb camera Quality

kiran07 has owned it for less than month before publishing this review

This phone is gifted to me by my friend. This is best gift I ever received. I love its features like zoom into details, S health lite, its excellent hardware performance, its clearer photo in low light and many more.Its camera quality is excellent. You can also check detailed features at Samsung India site http://www.samsung.com/in/

Build quality
9.0
Reception
9.0
Call quality
10.0
Internet
10.0
Multimedia
10.0
Camera
10.0
UI speed
9.0
Everyday usage
10.0
Text input
10.0
Display
10.0
Battery
10.0

Pros

  • Cmera Quality

Cons

  • Nothing

4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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nomee191 posted on Sep 26, 2014, 5:04 AM
Posts: 1; Member since: Sep 26, 2014

9.0

Smart Phone + Digital Camera

nomee191 has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review

One of the best smartphone with a digital camera quality like DSLR ... I like it the most.

Pros:
1. Fast Processor (Quad Core)
2. Lots of Ram (2GB)
3. AMOLED Screen (306ppi)
4. High Quality Camera (20.7MP with DSLR like features)
5. Powerfull Battery (Best Battery Backup, about 2 days with pictures, video and music playback)

Cons:
1. Less Application Memory (4GB User Available), it should be 16GB...
2. Heavy as compared to other samsung products like S4 and S5

Build quality
9.0
Reception
9.0
Call quality
10.0
Internet
9.0
Multimedia
9.0
Camera
10.0
UI speed
9.0
Everyday usage
10.0
Text input
10.0
Display
9.0
Battery
10.0

5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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