It is a phone! It is a camera! No, it is the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom and it is available on AT&T starting today. The phone will set you back $199.99 with a new two-year service agreement. If you prefer to spread the costs over a longer period of time, you can choose AT&T Next installment plan in which case you will pay $25 a month. The Galaxy S4 Zoom is the fourth phone from Samsung’s Galaxy S4 series offered by AT&T right next to the Galaxy S4, Galaxy S4 Active and Galaxy S4 Mini.
Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom for AT&T
At first glance you would think that the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom is nothing more that a small camera with touch screen display. The phone focuses heavily on camera experience and brings advanced features to the table. The 16-megapixel shooter is equipped with BSI CMOS sensor complete with Optical Image Stabilizer and Xenon flash. The phone boasts 10x optical zoom with manually adjustable zoom ring which allows for smooth zooming in and out.
The camera is capable of capturing video at 30fps in 1080p or 60fps at 720p and offers a wide selection of modes as well as shooting and photo editing options. To further enhance photographic experience, the device sports a dedicated camera button. In addition, there is also a 1.9-megapixel front-facing camera.
The Galaxy S4 Zoom is not only about camera, though. The phone packs a 4.3-inch qHD display, dual-core 1.5 GHz processor, 1.5 GB of RAM and a 2,330 mAh battery. The phone comes with 8 GB of storage with microSD slot supporting up to 64 GB memory cards. The Galaxy S4 Zoom ships with Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean and we are keeping our fingers crossed for 4.4 KitKat upgrade.