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Samsung Galaxy S4 zoom preview: First look

Samsung Galaxy S4 zoom preview: First look - read the full textJust taking the photo won't do these days - you'll want to edit and share it, then rake in the likes. Except most cameras pretty much bail out at the snapshot. Not the Samsung Galaxy S4 zoom though, a hybrid of a point-and-shoot with...


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What a bad Image Quality this has!

Sammy should have taken the good S4 sensor and combined it with optical stabilization and zoom, perhaps only 4 or 5 times zoom. 10 times is an absolute overkill.

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  • 2013-06-12 16:55
  • Js4I

I can't understand: the photo quality IS the target of this toy, and it can't catch up the S4 quality?
Samsung, are you kidding?

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  • 2013-06-12 16:55
  • 0P{G

I find it strange that the normal S4 has an amazing camera quality with beautiful colors and great sharpness while this S4 Zoom has a worse image quality than my S1. I am quite sure that this is not a finalized software, it can't be, why would they release a device with that camera with an ugly image quality? Also, I wish they chose the Adreno 320 instead of mali 400 GPU, bad choice for an S4 variant! Speed is fine (though I wish it was 1.7 per core) and RAM is great, I hope Samsung fixes the camera quality before release date or they will embarrass their name. Waiting for final review for the final product from GSMArena and other sources.

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  • 2013-06-12 16:37
  • PHMT

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-06-12 15:28 from x8fZ - click to readYes, even s4 is bigger and thicker than advertised.

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  • 2013-06-12 16:33
  • v0qJ

> In reply to oxo @ 2013-06-12 16:04 from PSvq - click to readWas wondering the same. When PureView and/or Lumia 920 was announced and they made a review of it, there were a lot of disadvantages. Some were, "thicker, huge etc"
These disadvantages fits perfectly here. Didn't get it why they are not involved here.

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  • 2013-06-12 16:18
  • sSP0

i think my lumix is better than this 16 mp :P

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  • 2013-06-12 16:18
  • XNvd

> In reply to oxo @ 2013-06-12 16:04 from PSvq - click to readThis is a "Pre-view" not a "Review", when they publish a review they write disadvantage points.

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  • 2013-06-12 16:13
  • nCYY

The funniest thing is: the image-quality is worse than on the original S4.

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  • 2013-06-12 16:07
  • LpI5

Where are the disadvantage of these device? Like in the preview of other brands? Now im thinking does samsung paid for this site? There is a lot of disadvantage that u can mention on these device, common gsmarena this is pure biased! Now im starting to hate samsung products for their ugly gimmicks!

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  • 2013-06-12 16:04
  • PSvq

I don't get it. Why this is called Galaxy >S4< Zoom? This device has nothing to do with the S4, the screen is smaller and worse, the camera is different, the device is very thick, the chipset is weaker... This device has NOTHING to do with the Galaxy S4. The name is just there for marketing, I just hope it back-fire and harm the Galaxy S4 name.

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  • 2013-06-12 15:53
  • LpI5

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-06-12 15:28 from x8fZ - click to readThey probably didn't measured the camera module part for the sake of marketing.

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  • 2013-06-12 15:49
  • LpI5

I looks WAY thicker than 15,4mm!?

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  • 2013-06-12 15:28
  • x8fZ

Hideous design. This is so ugly, my eyes hurt just looking at it

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  • 2013-06-12 15:25
  • jZ6@

Another poor device from samsung..., seriously poor quality pics.
Fail !!!

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  • 2013-06-12 14:23
  • uvc}

image quality poor - also for a point and shoot camera, lot of CA, and absence of sharpness

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  • 2013-06-12 13:06
  • MXV4

sooo droll:)))wats this.wat r u doing samsung??:))droll

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  • 2013-06-12 12:53
  • pT6h

this thing looks kinda ugly for a phone, but it looks great as a secondary camera, as it is smaller and thinner than some point and shoot camera. Adding the functionality for texting and calling is just an added feature, which i dont mind at all.

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  • 2013-06-12 12:48
  • vm$7

Great job Sammy !!!! I was expecting for this !!! 720p 60fps !!! All the S4 features ! I love it !

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  • 2013-06-12 12:44
  • P4hV

This pretty much tells the story of how much in a hurry Samsung was to release a Phone that would compete Nokia Lumia EOS Pure View, even before it was released. However the end result is horrible. I don't see anyone buying this. Its heavy, bulky and ugly and would be expensive as well. On the other hand Nokia's solution appears to be not too bad, but that too isn't much of a looker.

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  • 2013-06-12 11:35
  • 2AYx

ohh. i just noticed this too.

The S4 zoom flash fills the scene more uniformly than the 808 PureView flash.

yes the Flash is better, but look at the picture quality. even though S4 Zoom have 2x the pixels, you can't see the fabric in the background, it's just a mess. but in the 808 picture, you can even make out the fabric's texture. even though it's half the Mpx.

this might just be jpeg artifacts, but i does give reason to believe the 808 capture more detail with oversampling.

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  • 2013-06-12 11:33
  • Sc5d

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