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Samsung Galaxy K Zoom

Specifications

Samsung Galaxy K Zoom
Samsung Galaxy K Zoom (Galaxy Series)
Graphics adapter
Display
4.8 inch 16:9, 1280x720 pixel, glossy: yes
Weight
200 g ( = 7.05 oz / 0.44 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
500 Euro

 

Average Score: 79.4% - good
Average of 10 scores (from 10 reviews)
price: 81%, performance: 70%, features: 80%, display: 70% mobility: 66%, workmanship: 60%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Samsung Galaxy K Zoom

60% Samsung Galaxy K Zoom
Source: Gadget Show English
Samsung has largely improved on last year's Galaxy S4 Zoom with the Galaxy K Zoom, cranking up its camera skills and dropping its huge heft, but it's simply still a tank of a phone. Despite its top-notch camera, the rest of the specs don't match up to its £400 price-tag. Samsung has tried to deliver the best of both camera and phone, and unfortunately, it just doesn't match up.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/27/2014
Rating: Total score: 60%
82% Samsung Galaxy K zoom review: the point-and-shoot with a phone
Source: Pocketnow English
That being said, we’re still not sure we’re able to answer our fundamental questions about this device, but we’ll try our best. Is it a phone? It definitely is a smartphone, and a rather capable one at that, being able to handle most of today’s tasks without a problem. Is it a camera? It surely is, and a good one at that. Who would buy it? The person who doesn’t care about added bulk, is not a spec-head (but rather a casual smartphone user), is relatively light on using the phone, and cares a lot about his or her on-the-go photography. Why? Well, you tell us why you’d buy (or skip) the Samsung Galaxy K zoom, in the comments below.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/11/2014
Rating: Total score: 82% performance: 70% features: 80% mobility: 50%
60% Samsung K Zoom
Source: Recombu English
The Samsung Galaxy K Zoom is a good smartphone with mid-range internals that will make the average user happy. It is, however, only a good camera compared with a digital compact, making it hard to recommend wholeheartedly.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/08/2014
Rating: Total score: 60%
70% Samsung Galaxy K Zoom review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The Samsung Galaxy K Zoom is a strange middle-ground phone. It doesn’t have every latest feature under the sun, but makes sacrifices in design that mean people may assume it does. Really, this phone is all about the optical zoom, and we still think that the Galaxy S5 can actually produce somewhat superior photos when shooting at a wide angle. For most, this phone isn’t really a sensible compromise, but there are real benefits to having a 10x optical zoom in a phone.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/22/2014
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% performance: 70% display: 70% mobility: 50% workmanship: 60%

Foreign Reviews

82% Samsung Galaxy K Zoom
Source: Audio Video Foto Bild - Heft 11/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 10/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 82%
98% Samsung Galaxy K Zoom
Source: Chip Test & Kauf - Heft Nr. 6/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 10/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 98%
78% Samsung Galaxy K Zoom
Source: Connect - Heft 10/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 09/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 78%
80% Samsung Galaxy K Zoom
Source: Foto Magazin - Heft 10/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 09/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
88% Samsung Galaxy K Zoom
Source: Stiftung Warentest - Heft 10/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 09/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 88%
96% Mehr Handy als Kamera
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/18/2014
Rating: Total score: 96% price: 91% mobility: 99%

Comment

Model:

The Samsung Galaxy K Zoom is an Android 4.4.2 KitKat smartphone that packs an optical zoom camera. Visually, the device has a similar look to other bar shaped Samsung smartphones with the addition of a physical camera shutter button. The back panel has the faux leather texture found on the Galaxy S5 and comes in 3 colours; white, blue and black.

There is a 4.8 inches Super AMOLED display panel protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3. The internal hardware consists of an Exynos 5260 Cortex A7 1.3 GHz quad-core and Cortex A15 1.7 GHz dual-core combination, Mali-T624 GPU, 2 GB RAM, and 8 GB internal memory. Photography lovers would be glad with the option to an additional 64 GB using MicroSD.

The standout feature is the 20.7 megapixel auto/manual focus, 10X optical zoom camera. It has optical image stabilization with Xenon and LED flash capabilities. The secondary camera is a 2 megapixel front facing camera which will please the selfie lover.

Other features include A-GPS, Bluetooth 4.0, TV-out, photo/video editor, and 50 GB Dropbox cloud storage. Battery life on the Samsung Galaxy K Zoom is good with its 2430 mAh Li-ion cell that enables the device to have 14 hour talk time.

ARM Mali-T624: DirectX 11 (feature level 9_3) and OpenGL ES 3.0 capable integrated graphics card that can feature 1 to 4 clusters/cores (named MP1 - MP4). These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
5260 Hexa: Hexacore SoC that integrates two fast Cortex-A15 cores and four power saving Cortex-A7 cores. All six cores can work together to boost performance.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
4.8":

This is a typical smartphone diagonal.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
0.2 kg:

Only few smartphones are more lightweight than this.


Samsung: The Samsung Group is composed of numerous international businesses, all united under the Samsung brand in South Korea. The meaning of the Korean word Samsung is "tristar" or "three stars". The Samsung brand is one of the most important brands of South Korea. Samsung is an international notebook manufacturer of medium size according market shares and reviews.

In 2015 and 2016, Samsung had a market share of around 24-25% in the global smartphone market and was undisputed market leader. In the laptop sector, Samsung is on the 8th place in the global manufacturer rankings from 2014-2016 with 1.7-2.7%.

In 2016 Samsung slipped into a crisis due to exploding smartphone batteries and a failed recall action.


79.4%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Stefan Hinum, 2014-07-22 (Update: 2014-07-22)