Anonymous, 06 Aug 2013I agree it's big by today's standards, but compare it to the size of the Nokia 3310 (which alm... morenokia 3310 was released 13 years ago...your are comparing to s4 zoom...how funny you are! we are now in smartphone era!
Sam, 12 Aug 2013I have a Nokia 808 too and I disagree. The Samsung S4 zoom is better in every way. You can't e... moreOne of my friend purchased the product from local store in Hyderabad. After using it for 10 days, I can say it is some what bulkier than regular phones. But the quality of the still picture is awesome. Nokia 808 can't even come closer to the quality of the picture.
Dann, 12 Aug 2013Nokia 808 much betterI have a Nokia 808 too and I disagree. The Samsung S4 zoom is better in every way. You can't even compare them. I cant even sell my Nokia 808 without making a big loss. Nokia equals zero support. Never again.
Alex, 08 Aug 2013Yes that's a good idea to wait for the prices to fall. At one point it dropped to £375 b... more I just got it 2 days ago and it's perfect! Anyone who wants the ultimate camera phone or phone camera should get this no question. As said by others its slightly unusual but nothing drastic. It is quite short and chunky but comfortable. It has replaced my camera as photo quality is superb. The perfect phone when on holiday :)
I had a little play with Samsung Galaxy S4 zoom on Tuesday at the Samsung Demo, & wanted 1.
The problem with all Nokia phones now is that you can no longer use any I-Players on windows or Symbian platforms, & most current apps aren't working on Nokia.
The X 10 Zoom is very good, & the photos are as good as any SLR camera.
All I am waiting for is for my current contract to expire & I will get one of these Samsung Galaxy S4 zoom.
Wolfson, 07 Aug 2013Well said,your phone your money..I am waiting till it comes down a bit more to try one..Seen p... moreYes that's a good idea to wait for the prices to fall. At one point it dropped to £375 but I wasn't sure if I wanted it then. Recently the price keeps fluctuating for some reason.
I had a Nokia 808 but just couldn't stand the Symbian OS (not a patch on Android) and you had to make use of the settings to get those brilliant shots.
What I like about the S4 zoom is the easy mode where it gets it right most of the time, really straight forward plus there are tons of imaging apps from the play store if you ever need them. In my opinion, nothing compares to a real zoom lens if you need it.
Also I've tried WP and as nice as it is, it just simply isn't for me though I'm sure many like it.
I also am a firm believer in having a replaceable battery and especially for a camera centric device which fortunately this one has.
There are currently only 2 things I dislike (nothing major); there is no 4G (only H+) and the official case is nowhere to be found. It can be a bit slippery and I dropped it last night from about 5.5 feet on hard floor. Luckily not a single dent, mark or scratch. Very well built!
Ignore the exaggeration regarding its size. Yes it's a bit chunky but fits easily into regular pockets as it's short too. The battery life is superb. Brilliant phone.
Alex, 07 Aug 2013I've had this phone for a week and I absolutely love it! I take many photo's (for my job too)... moreWell said,your phone your money..I am waiting till it comes down a bit more to try one..Seen photos on twitter that link to Flickr and they are so clear compared to the Nokias..Any how will see for myself but the Nokias are pretty good so this must be excellent ..Actually onlt seen close ups of butterflies and flowers not seen a night shot or landscape but shot for shot blow the 808 away.
I am actually holding on till all phones have been released and see whats what.
I've had this phone for a week and I absolutely love it! I take many photo's (for my job too) so I thought I would give it a try. Based on all the opinions I was really hesitant but I'm so glad I got it. Obviously if taking photo's is more than casual use, it will be a good buy.
It's big but comparable to phone from years ago. I can still put it in my pocket and it isn't an issue.
The battery life is excellent and the photo's are better than my Sony digital camera.
Those who prefer sleek phones shouldn't go for this.
I frankly don't care how I look or what people think. I paid for it and it's made my life easier. It is very convenient for my usage. I do recommend you try it in a shop first before you purchase.
i dont like samsung and nokia is better than samsung samsung s4 zoom not good looking just looking like camera, i think nokia 808 more power full because price 14000 inr approx 41 megapixel camera and storage also more than samsung and lens carl zeus so i think nokia 808 is better
I don't like samsung.. but its a great innovation..
but this thing looks more like a camera than a cell fone
surewin25, 05 Aug 2013For those who loved the galaxy S3 or S4 and galaxy camera GC100, they will definitely love thi... moreI agree it's big by today's standards, but compare it to the size of the Nokia 3310 (which almost everyone had at one point), and it's not that dissimilar. No-one moaned the 3310 was so big and not pocket-able so why are they doing it about this one - it's just a bit obese for 2013 ;-p
Ordered mine now (wanted black but white only available). It will be my primary device (hoping it will do okay as i'm going from quad to dual core). BRING ON THE FUGLY I SAY!!!
well folks i was really won't understand what the real samsung want to do???, any way its somthing different but something..... u know what i mean
For those who loved the galaxy S3 or S4 and galaxy camera GC100, they will definitely love this S4 Zoom. This combined both smartphone, digital Camera and tablet in one amazing device.
It's just very big for your pocket if you are going to use it as a phone. This will be better if there is smartwatch to pair with so that you just put this in your bag and answer the calls from the smartwatch. That will be very cool.