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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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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

It's dual core A9 processor, not A15.

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  • 2013-06-12 11:16
  • IaKT

Hey guys, the embedded youtube videos are coming up as private so they're unviewable from here. As for the S4 Zoom, i think it'll make a good addition to my 808. Its good to see another manufacturer taking phone photography seriously at last.

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  • 2013-06-12 11:16
  • prv7

Looking at the pictures, i think there is great potential in this. but it sure needs some adjustment, as it seems like there is a lot of Chromatic Aberrations and Blue Fringing on the left side of high contrast areas. eg. look at the dinosaurs head?.. there is like several pixels of blue just next to it. Also on the left side of the flower, in the flower shoot. If they can fix this, the pictures might come out very good.

but still, the device is a little to bulky, and i can't see myself using this a my daily driver.

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  • 2013-06-12 11:01
  • Sc5d

It's like I'm reading new GALAXY Camera review, not a smartphone. Because SGA4 Zoom is heavy and extremely thick. Nobody wants to hold this really Big Thing while phone call. Almost like use your tablet to answer :D

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  • 2013-06-12 10:57
  • 3FBc
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Your first reaction was "it's smaller!"???

How about "It's huge and looks ridiculous!"??

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  • 2013-06-12 10:49
  • LH48

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