I bought an S4 in December and used it and sold it in March. I got an S4 Zoom 2 days ago and believe it or not this phone is faster and wayyy smoother than the S4. The normal S4 kept lagging and taking its time to access menus and clicks. It was a bit faster in processing some apps that take time to load and faster in HDR and night time processing, yet the S4 Zoom is equally fast in everything else.
I am scared though of getting the bugs that some people are talking about, such as a stuck camera, random shutting down or restarts. So far the only issue is in Program mode where Focus Area Multi AF doesn't get saved when I switch to Auto mode or another mode. It reverts back to Center AF, which is annoying. Hopefully no other issues will arise.
I want to buy a smart phone for the first time to be used in India. I am using at present Nokia E63 and one simple model of Samsung also.
Can any one suggest a phone which is value for money and user friendly also. I am not much tech savvy and do not want to spend more than 20 K INR or 300$.
Thanks for reding and replying
I've had this phone for a few months and I haven't had any problems until recently when the camera got stuck have way out. Other than that it take great pictures in my opinion.
phone/camera,sucks...that home button is not suited in this device this is suppose to be more on taking photo,,texting and calling are you insane,
wonderful phone ...nothing to say any problem about this unit ...just wanna say again superb that's all
awsm phone and camera during 6 months it has not created any problem ..so it is a nice 1
wow im amazed, 25 Mar 2014that someone is still alive and able to talk about this phone after pretty much 100 percent of... morewhy and what is the problem with that mobile phone? i am planing to buy that mobile phone.
Samsungboy, 30 Aug 2013Hi.. I purchased this cameraphone phone on 22nd of August for 28,500 rupees in India. It's n... moreThanks for detailed review. I agree, the photos in low light and with flash are not good quality.
that someone is still alive and able to talk about this phone after pretty much 100 percent of everyone who bought this phone killed them self shortly after
Mr. Mobile, 12 Nov 2013THE GOOD ONE'S ~only mobile with a 10X OPTICAL ZOOM ~the screen(4.3) is perfect with a 540... moreBuy a compact camera - photo quality is same as a compact comera and lower than say a Canon camera.
I compared picture quality of S4 Zoom with Nikon L610. Nikon L610 photos were much better in low light situations and slightly better during day. Both have same 2.3" sensor. Maybe it is Samsung photo processiing software that causes photos to look inferior on S4 Zoom.
However if you are looking for camera ith phone capability, then this is your camera (that is aviod carrying two devices)!!
my galaxy s4 zoom's flash is not working .... what should i do ??