The S4 Zoom is quite similar to the Samsung galaxy S4 Mini than the Galaxy S4 itself. The S4 Zoom has an Exynos 4212 Chipset with a dual-core 1.5GHZ Cortex A9 GPU and 1.5GB RAM. It’s battery capacity is 2,330mAh which I must say is very impressive and necessary considering its a dual function device. The S4 Zoom’s junior brother, The Samsung Galaxy Camera packs a 1,650mAh battery therefore we must commend Samsung for letting us have extra juice on its Senior brother, S4 Zoom. Besides the beauty of this phone camera device, the most disappointing feature is the 8GB of built-in storage, although it comes with a Micro SD card slot which can take as much as 64GB in it.
The S4 Zoom is 15.4mm thick which is double the thickness of the S4(7.9mm). It also weighs 208g which makes it a bit uncomfortable when put into your trousers/Skinny Jeans pocket but it’s surely not uncomfortable when held – there is no bulkiness. The S4 Zoom measures at just 4.3 inches 540 X 960 with a SUPER AMOLED display structure which helps enhance it’s contrast and saturation. It also has a pixel density of 256 PPI (Pixel Per Inch) and spots the corning Gorilla Glass 3 to prevent it from any form of scratch on the screen.
Flipping the S4 Zoom over you’ll find a massive camera lens next to a powerful Xenon Flash and a pronounced “bump” to improve the phone’s grip when taking photos. There is a 1/2.33 inch, 16 Megapix BSI CMOS Senso with a 10X Optical zoom which is very handy for taking low light pictures. It also possess optical image Stablisation which also shoots 1080p video at 30fps. The S4 zoom has a 1.9MP front facing camera for your Skype calls, selfies and so on. Brilliant, I’ll say on the camera features.
The S4 Zoom runs on Android 4.2.2 Jelly bean OS behind the scenes of it’s camera capabilities and as usual Samsung has skinned it’s TouchWiz User Interface(UI) on top. Many software features from the Galaxy S4 have been ported to the S4 Zoom. Watch ON, Group play, Safety Assurance and Safety Assistance are all present. You can download lots of applications on the play store for editing your images and videos.
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