Samsung has launched a number of S4 variants this season starting with the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini, Samsung Galaxy S4 Active and the latest Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom. The Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom SM-C1010 is the fusion of a Camera and a Smartphone.
The feature that makes the Galaxy Zoom stand outside the crowd is its optically stabilized lens zooming of 10x 24-240mm. In contrast to the Galaxy camera which was more of a camera rather than a Smartphone, the Galaxy Zoom is more of a Smartphone along with the zoom camera. Those who are looking to buy it can order the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom SM-C1010 online.
The Galaxy zoom uses an Exynos 4212 Chipset with a 1.5 GHz Cortex A9 CPU dual-core. Zooming with this phone is quite like zooming with the Galaxy mini. The poly carbonate shell does not live up to the mark. The dimensions of the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom SM-C1010 are at 125.5 x 63.5 x 15.4 mm (4.94 x 2.5 x 0.61 in) weighing about 7.34 oz which might be mainly due to the added camera parts within the device.
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With a good size of 4.3 inch screen, the qHD display is combined with the AMOLED display to give excellent picture quality however the size of display isn’t right for zooming (and looses purpose). The camera popping out from the device is prone to damage at the slightest mishap but the Corning Gorzilla Glass 3 will shield the screen against scratches and scars. The resolution of the screen is 540 x 960 pixels offering a pixel density of 256 ppi.
The Samsung Galaxy Zoom comes with two cameras. The primary is offers high quality pictures with the 16 MP Autofocus camera present at the rear end and the secondary camera is the normal one with 1.9 MP. The camera has a 1/2.33 -inch, 16 Megapixels BSI CMOS sensor which is awesome for a Smartphone but very nominal for a camera. The Galaxy Zoom comes with a Xenon flash on the rear end of the phone. Capturing videos are done at 1080 p at the rate of 30 fps.
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Memory & Connectivity
The Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom SM-C1010 has an internal memory of 8GB of which 5GB is available to the user and 1.5 GB of internal RAM. The phone is fit with the facility to access 2G, 3G and 4G networks. In-built Wi-Fi and latest Bluetooth are both, great for communication with the other mobiles and accessing the internet.
User Interface and Software
Running on the latest Android v4.2.2 Jelly bean, the Samsung has preserved its User interface from the very beginning offering Multi touch usage through and through. Watch ON, Smart Pause, Air Gestures, Air View, palm Motion and Smart Scroll are some of the added features that come along with this device and they are also found in every other S4 make.
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The Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom SM-C1010 is dedicated for the purpose of professional photographers. With adjustable flash mode and resolution it is the perfect phone + camera combo. The experts can utilize the Expert mode which allows them to use the Color Wizard, Program and many more options while the default is set to be Auto.
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The juice for running this clicking Smartphone is sustained by a 2,330 mAh. When allowed to run on fewer utilities, it can sustain the battery level for a couple of days. But when photography is what you plan to use the Galaxy Zoom for, you might need to take your charger with you wherever you go!
Though not the best camera and phone, the verdict for the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom SM-C1010 reviews is that Samsung has definitely tried hard to give the best and comes very close to it too!