Galaxy S4 Zoom - £350
Why this smartphone is built for you
The Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom
The Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom is a top-end smart phone that runs on Android Jelly Bean. It is a phone/camera hybrid that has a 10x optical zoom lens on the back and a full Xenon flash.
This phone has a 4.3 inch touchscreen that displays in 256PPI (Pixels Per Inch). The average PPI for a modern smartphone is 255.
The S4 Zoom has a 16MP camera, can record video in up to 1080p and has a 1.9MP front facing camera for taking selfies and making video calls.
Performance is provided by a 1.5GHz dual core processor and 1.5GB RAM. Based upon its processor speed and memory, this phone receives an unmudlr performance rating of 52 out of 100.
The S4 Zoom has an estimated battery life of around 13 hours. The average smartphone battery life is around 10 hours. It has a battery capacity of 2330mAh (MilliAmp hours). The average battery capacity is 1950mAh. The battery on this phone is removable.
1GB (Gigabyte) is equal to roughly 500 pictures or 250 songs. The S4 Zoom comes with 8GB internal storage and an expandable memory card slot which makes it possible for you to add a further 64GB external storage. It also comes with Google Drive installed which gives you an additional 15GB of free cloud storage.
The S4 Zoom comes 4G ready so can take advantage of high speed mobile Internet in locations where it is available. It has Bluetooth which enables it to communicate with other Bluetooth devices (such as a Bluetooth handsfree kit). It has Wi-Fi which means that it can connect to your home network or public Wi-Fi hotspots such as those available in many coffee shops, cafes or hotels. The S4 Zoom is able to connect to HDMI enabled TV's or projectors (this requires a separate microUSB to HDMI adapter). It also has NFC which enables you to make contactless payments and wirelessly share files with your friends.
The Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom has an FM radio and an MP3 player. It is able to integrate with social media via designated Facebook and Twitter Apps and comes preloaded with Google Maps, Gmail, Chrome, Google+ and YouTube. Other apps, such as Instagram, WhatsApp, Snapchat and Spotify are available to download from the Google Play Store, along with the latest music, films, TV shows and games.
The Galaxy Zoom S4 has one of the best cameras available on a smartphone, good battery life and it comes loaded with features. Whether this phone will replace your standalone compact camera is debatable, but it certainly produces a superior image to most smartphones on the market.