The South Korean Samsung gives a blow to the table with its Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom. It’s not as powerful as the Samsung Galaxy S4 but it comes with the aim of toppling the other devices on the market in a section of camera. This terminal incorporates a sensor no less than 16-MP which is situated after a powerful lens that allows you to 10x optical zoom increases. So to speak it is a compact camera that allows functions of a smartphone. The Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom runs Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, which is the latest Google version for the smartphones. It carries a 4.3-inch screen and moves with a dual-core processor with 1.5-GHz that is backed by a 1.5-GB of RAM.

Technical Specs of Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom SM-C1010:

General Network 2G, 3G and also 4G LTE
SIM Micro-Sim
Status Announced at June 2013, Exp. Release at Q3 2013
Body Weight 208-g (7.34 oz)
Dimensions 125.5 x 63.5 x 15.4 mm (4.94 x 2.5 x 0.61 in)
Display Size 4.3-inch, 540 x 960 pixels, (~256 ppi pixel density)
Type Super AMOLED Capacitive Touchscreen, 16M Colors, Multitouch, Gorilla Glass 3 protection
Memory Internal 8-GB (5-GB user available), 1.5-GB RAM
Card slot microSD, up to 64-GB
Data WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Dual-band, Wi-Fi Hotspot
Bluetooth Yes, v4.0 with A2DP, LE
USB Yes, MicroUSB v2.0
Others NFC, GPRS, EDGE, HSDPA 14.4Mbps, HSUPA 5.76Mbps, LTE, Infrared port
Camera Primary 16-MP, Autofocus, Xenon flash, Touch focus, 1/2.33” sensor size
Features Geo-tagging, Face and Smile detection, HDR, Panorama, Optical Image Stabilization, 10x Optical zoom (24-240mm)
Secondary Yes, 1.9-MP
Video Yes, 1080p@30fps
Battery Model Li-Ion 2330-mAh battery
Features OS Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean OS
CPU Dual-Core 1.5-GHz Cortex-A9
GPU Mali-400
Sensors Accelerometer, Proximity, Digital Compass, Gyro
GPS Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS
Colors White
Browser HTML5
Java Yes, via Java MIDP emulator
Radio Yes, Stereo FM radio with RDS
Multimedia Playing music, video and photos, Music player SoundAlive
Supported formats: MPEG4, H.264, H.263, VC-1, WMV7 / 8, VP8, Sorenson Spark, MP3, OGG, AAC, AAC +, eAAC +, WMA, FLAC, AMR-NB / WB
Others Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic, TV-out (via MHL A/V link), Dropbox (50-GB storage), Document viewer, Predictive text input (Swype), Image/video editor, Voice memo/dial/commands, Google Search, Maps, Gmail, YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk, Picasa

Display and Design:

Is it a mobile phone or a camera? Both options are valid when talking about the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom. It implies very positive aspects but perhaps it can hold off quite a few users. For practical purposes if you take care of design, the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom is a compact camera. It is a slim compact camera with very tight dimensions and continues to be understood as a heavy and bulky mobile. This Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom brand has a dimension of 125.5 x 63.5 x 15.4 mm and weighing 208-grams on the scale. Obviously the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom is the heir of a concept that marked its beginning with the Samsung Galaxy Camera. Although the benefits are markedly different, the link between both teams is palpable. Its appearance is very similar, though not the measures and installing screens either. In the case of the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom, you find a panel of 4.3-inch Super AMOLED measurement with HD resolution of 960 x 540 pixels.


The specification point is in the direction of the best camera on the market in the segment of smartphones. It is an incontestable unit. Logically, the bet has required the breaking of rules and get crack of Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom opted to install a target of 24-240 mm which operates on a BSI CMOS sensor of 16-MP. This sensor is especially interesting for its ability to work in dim environments. Setting the ISO also is the largest market in the field of smartphones, having a range of sensitivity ranging from 100-3200 with automatic optional interpretation. It is the objective to which you allude to develop up to ten times increases using a mechanical way, not digital. At the time of zooming do not produce the usual loss of quality that you are used when requested increases with the camera phone.

On the other hand, the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom has a continuous shooting mode with highest quality that allows a sweep of four sacks per second. Apparently it is a fact too spectacular but bear in mind that the power of the sensor and the fact that this configuration provides for the calculation of AF during continuous shooting. As for the other main camera performance, the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom has all kinds of software solutions designed to squeeze the full potential of this technical section. Many of these features come from the Samsung Galaxy S4 original, such as Best Photo, Continuous Shooting, Shot & Eraser or Sound. Moreover, you will note that the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom has a powerful Xenon flash. Finally, the camera allows video footage of HD quality at 30 frames per second.

Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom Night time Sample Video

The Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom has a secondary camera. In this case, you will find something more standard. It is a 1.9-MP sensor on the front of the device; according to the standard 720p this camera will make video of HD quality.

Memory and Power:

In this section, the South Korean firm has chosen a mid range profile smartphone. If the referent of the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom is the Galaxy Camera, technically this mobile has turned to a lighter setting. For starters, the effective memory available to the user for storage will be 5-GB, which incorporates the space of 8-GB series. However, to alleviate the feeling that maybe you can cut after making many pictures and videos, it supports the installation of the microSD cards up to 64-GB. In terms of RAM, the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom incorporates 1.5-GB memory. As regarding the processor you will found a dual core unit with 1.5-GHz speed, check that the commitment to the four cores has not gone through the Asian company’s plans.

Operating System and Applications:

A very positive point of this Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom is precisely in the choice of operating system. We already know that the Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 is a mid range smartphone with the Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, so it would be expected to be in the more advanced devices such as the present one, not for less. The latest version of Google is complete and powerful operating system for the smartphones. Being a team entered in the online Samsung Galaxy S4, the entire package of intelligent features adds to profits with this smartphone that stands out from your competition. For example, there are plenty of applications like S Voice, S Translator or Story Album.


Undoubtedly, the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom makes full with its technical composition. It’s establishing itself as one of the best devices on the market with regard to lead frame. It seems that depending on the region where the cosmetic Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom, you could see them with or without 4G support environments. However, in some countries where this edition is sold, it will operate over six frequency bands. It is indicated that the call function within category 3, which enables the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom to reach discharge ends 100 Mbps and 50 Mbps loads in mobile networks.

On the other hand, the terminal will be compatible with 3G environments and recognizing the Wi-Fi standards 802.11 a / ??b / g / n and enabling operation in Wi-Fi Direct, AllShare and DLNA. It also carries proximity sensor, NFC communication and Bluetooth 4.0. It has a port infrared receiver and GPS which is compatible with GLONASS. On the other hand, the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom has MicroUSB MHL function, which allows you to stay with HDMI connector.

Music, Video, Photos and Multimedia:

The party does not decay in the multimedia section. This is a Galaxy S and this is synonymous with a fork compatible video, audio and image formats. Thus, the player of this Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom recognizes files and codecs with MPEG4, H.264, H.263, VC-1, VP8, WMV7 / 8, Sorenson Spark, MP3, AMR-NB/WB , AAC / AAC + / eAAC +, WMA, Vorbis (OGG), FLAC, apt-X, JPEG, PNG, GIF, WBMP, BMP and AGIF .

Hands-on Preview of the 2-in-1 Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom (Camera + Smartphone)


It was an open secret that Samsung had among its plans to expand the range of Galaxy S4 with a terminal specially designed for pictures. But what we did not consider is that, for the practical purposes it would be a compact camera with the functions of smartphone, which translates into a kind of Samsung Galaxy Camera with calling. It’s difficult to design but those who are looking for a powerful drive to make photos and videos may feel some compensation in exchange for a format that is not convenient. The direct rival in this regard is the Nokia 808, although this is clearly just lying when it comes to compare the phone in his role. The race will be trickier if the Finnish Company Nokia finally launches Lumia with the sensor of 41-MP with PureView technology this summer, as has been rumored. As a mid range phone, the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom is a very interesting point. The direct inclusion of Android 4.2 is most remarkable, though perhaps guilty of carrying little internal memory. The connections put the terminal between the best of the market.