Eyes on Samsung's Galaxy S4 Zoom

One look at the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom and you'll agree: it's a camera with a smartphone, not a smartphone with a camera. Read full review
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3.5 stars

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Zoom, baby, zoom

You can operate the 10x optical zoom by rotating the element or using on-screen controls. Read full review
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3.5 stars

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Use at your own risk

Warning: If you're not using a Bluetooth headset, you will expose yourself to certain ridicule. Read full review
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3.5 stars

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Not so pocket-friendly

The Zoom's a tight fit. Read full review
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3.5 stars

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High profile

The lens rises two inches above the phone's face. That and the camera grip make it easier to hold onto, but a little lumpy. Read full review
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3.5 stars

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Wake up!

If the phone's unlocked, you can press and hold the shutter button to launch camera mode. Read full review
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3.5 stars

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Taking shortcuts

Turn the lens from the home screen to select and launch common modes. Read full review
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3.5 stars

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A la mode

The camera app settings contain even more modes for all sorts of lighting situations and creative effects. Read full review
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3.5 stars

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Expert controls

For more advanced photography, you can set white balance, metering and ISO; color; and shutter speed and aperture. Read full review
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3.5 stars

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Android backbone

The Zoom runs Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean like its S4 cousins. It's a smaller phone than the original Galaxy S4. Read full review
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3.5 stars

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Storage and more

There are only 8GB of internal storage on the Zoom, but a microSD card slot holds up to64GB more. It's equipped with a tripod mount on the bottom edge. Read full review
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3.5 stars

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Battery compartment

The battery is fully removable, and resembles a point-and-shoot camera's compartment. Read full review
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3.5 stars

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Blast off!

Here you can see the profile of the lens, the headset jack, and the IR blaster for remotely controlling your TV. Read full review
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3.5 stars

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Truly gripping

The bump you see is the Zoom's hand grip, which incorporates the device's Micro-USB charging port. Read full review
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3.5 stars

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Flash forward

The Zoom's auto focus light sits next to the xenon flash. Read full review
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3.5 stars

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