Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom SM-C101 Sim Free Smartphone - Black
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- A powerful combination of Galaxy S4 smartphone technology and advanced photographic capabilities
- Revolutionary new Zoom Ring interface offers a simple and intuitive way to access key features
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The Samsung Galaxy S4 zoom is a powerful new device which combines the stylish heritage of the latest Galaxy S4 smartphone with advanced photographic capabilities. Part of the rapidly-expanding Galaxy S4 family, the Galaxy S4 zoom is the result of a mission to create a single device that can fulfil the role of both an industry leading smartphone and a high-end compact camera. Combining 10x Optical Zoom, 16 MP CMOS Sensor, OIS and Xenon Flash with the very latest Samsung Galaxy S4 smartphone technology, the Galaxy S4 zoom sets new standards for perfect mobile photography. As lives become busier, and communication becomes ever more visual, people wish to capture and share their moments in the highest quality possible, but often do not have the space or inclination to carry a dedicated camera for this purpose. The Galaxy S4 zoom changes this forever, combining the industry leading functionality and connectivity of the Galaxy S4 smartphone with the high quality photographic experience you’d expect from a compact camera. The result is truly the best of both worlds, with no compromises.
Do it all and miss nothing thanks to the revolutionary new Zoom Ring, a simple and intuitive way to access the Galaxy S4 zoom’s key features. When you’re in the middle of a phone call and you see something you absolutely have to share, a quick twist of the Zoom Ring will activate the In-Call Photo Share feature, letting you capture and send an image directly - via MMS - to whoever you are talking to. For easy camera navigation, the Zoom Ring can be used to activate the Quick Launch and Shortcut features, giving you instant access to multiple camera modes including Auto, Gallery and Smart Mode. The Zoom Ring also revolutionises conventional camera zoom controls. Optical zoom control replaces traditional dials and buttons with smooth, easy-to-operate digital controls. Professional-quality accuracy and unprecedented ease of use are just a twist away, making it easy to compose a scene and capture wide-angle shots or tight close-ups.
When it comes to high quality photography, bigger isn’t always better. The compact Galaxy S4 zoom’s best-in-class Optical Zoom and 16MP BSI CMOS Sensor lets you capture beautiful images from far away or up close and personal, in all light conditions, without having to carry heavy camera gear around with you. Furthermore, the built-in Optical Image Stabilizer (OIS) helps keep the camera perfectly still even when you’re not, reducing blur and stabilising the image while zoomed in for high-quality photos and video. Photo Suggest instantly connects you to huge libraries of images taken by fellow photographers, to help you find and compose your best shots anywhere in the world. Photo Suggest can even direct you to the ideal nearby location which will give you the vantage point you need for that perfect photo.
The Galaxy S4 zoom also features Samsung’s popular Smart Mode, so you can stop worrying about settings and start taking professional-quality artistic shots. Simply choose from a series of pre-set modes and the camera will automatically adjust to ensure you capture the best photo possible. Use Drama Shot to merge continuous shots of moving objects into a single composed image, or Action Freeze to instantly capture high-speed action. If you aren’t sure which Smart Mode to select, the Smart Mode Suggest feature can assess the scene for you and provide a short list of the best options for your consideration based on surrounding factors such as light levels, focal length, or face detection, ensuring you always get the best shot you want.
The Galaxy S4 zoom's heritage is evident throughout, from the sleek and stylish design to the powerful, yet intuitive user interface. Running on Android Jelly Bean 4.2, the Galaxy S4 zoom boasts many of the same features as the recently launched Galaxy S4, including Touchwiz, which lets you fully customise various aspects of your device - including the lock screen and notification bar - for a truly personal mobile experience. The Galaxy S4 zoom features the new Samsung Hub, a one-stop destination for all of the latest music, videos, books and games. Search, download and enjoy all of your favourite entertainment at the touch of a button, all directly from your device. When you find that amazing new track or game that you can’t wait to share with your friends, Group Play lets you connect directly with their Samsung devices so you can all listen and play together, without the need for a WiFi Access Point or cellular signal.
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Based on many opinions (from people who have not actually used the phone or seen it in real life), and, other various review sites, I was really hesitant to go for it but I'm so glad I did so. There really is an exaggeration when it comes to reviews regarding its size and I was dreading what I'd find in the box. However, in my opinion it's just little thicker than other smartphones and I found it comfortable to use. Having come from a Nokia 808 and Samsung Note 2, I found this to be the perfect device for my needs and I don't how people expect a slim device from a 10x optical zoom lens with image stabilization?!
Obviously if taking photos is more than for just casual use, it will be a good buy. The quality of the photos were amazing for a smartphone and especially moving objects/people. The zoom lens only protrudes when using the camera, otherwise it neatly tucks itself away. The overall build quality though plastic is very sturdy. In my opinion better built than the S4.
It's chunky but comparable to phones from a few years ago. I can still easily put it in my pocket and it isn't an issue (very slight bulge + I don't wear skinny jeans type clothes) . I wouldn't recommend it to people with small hands (as is the case with Note 2) or those who want sleek smartphones.
The battery life is excellent and the photo's are better than my Sony p&S camera.
I frankly don't care how I look or what people think when I use it.Read more ›
Only con would be that it's a bit bulky for a phone but I personally don't care since it's a good thing you can feel it being in your pocket. Maybe for some people that screen size is a con too but it's still bigger than what my HTC Desire (and HTC ChaCha) had.
Get it if you are tired of the mediocrity of a normal camera and like zooming in instead of cropping later. Get it if you've felt like carrying a separate camera in addition to your phone.
Overall I think its a very product, but its more of a very good smart compact camera than a smartphone.
Well worth the money.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Absolutely loved mine but it fell out of car door as i was getting out totally smashed cant find another anywherePublished 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
I got really tired of never having a camera to hand when I wanted one. Problem solved, its my phone. Good image quality meets a Samsung smartphone. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Simon Callow
I am very happy with your purchase.This phone is the embodiment of the most beautiful dream ..The symbiosis between a good phone and a photoprofessional device , everything from... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Amazon Customer
Great, but I didn't receive a receipt from the supplier, which could be an issue if I need to claim on the guarantee. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Amazon Customer
Excellent features on this phone / camera with few similar rivals on the market. However, the durability is AWFUL! Dropped once: camera broken. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Anon.
Bought this phone and it lasted just over 1 year before it broke. Tech World Direct seem to have disappeared and Samsung won't honour the 2 year manufacturers guarantee as it was... Read morePublished 10 months ago by peter ruddock
A quality bit of kit as good two years old as the day I bought it. I use it heavily every dayPublished 12 months ago by Booksmyles
Did not meet my expectations the rate is zero for me sorryPublished 12 months ago by daria makaramba