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Samsung Galaxy K Zoom

Samsung Galaxy K Zoom is literally a camera phone – a camera bestowed with phone features. It’s an odd member of the Galaxy series, but it is for a good reason. Check out this phone here and learn more about it!

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Galaxy K Zoom: Galaxy Camera Meets Galaxy S4

While all of the smartphones today are basically phones at the core equipped with camera functions, the Samsung Galaxy K Zoom on the other hand breaks away from that tradition and turned things around. This device is without a doubt made to be a camera, basing on its physical features and design. However, it also wants to be a phone, that is why Samsung integrated Android technology in its user interface. Apparently, this device is a cross between Samsung’s Galaxy Camera and the Galaxy S4 – you get the best of both worlds. If you plan to get yourself a camera with phone functionality as its secondary features, this is the perfect device for you.

Made to Point and Shoot

At first look, it cannot be denied that this device is made to live up to your photography demands instead of the basic needs. Basically, the reason why it comes in a digital camera form is because it’s meant to be just that. And, since the internet has become the primary storage where we export our photos, the smartphone feature is there to fulfill that need. The rest of the smartphone features are nothing but inevitable treats that won’t hurt being there anyway. What matters is that it can do the job well better than the rest of the camera phone’s in the market today. With its 20.7 Camera sensor with 10x optical zoom, optical image stabilization, and Xenon flash, this camera will easily sweep the rest of the budding camera phones in the market today.

On the other hand, its video recording feature also proved to be superior to the typical smartphones equipped with a camera. The Optical Image Stabilization works wonders in keeping your video shake free. Aside from that, with a Full HD video recording feature that’s very rich in detail and colors, you will easily forget that you’ve recorded the video on a camera phone.

A Camera That Performs Like a Flagship Phone

Aside from the full blown Android user interface and functionality that the Galaxy K Zoom possess, its processing unit is also another department that sets it apart from the Galaxy Camera. This device comes equipped with a powerful Hexacore processor with cortex that is clocked at 1.3GHZ quad-core Cortex and a 1.7 GHz dual-core Cortex. It has more than enough processing power to perform camera functions and could run graphic heavy games and apps, too.

Expert Reviews

Reviewed on 2015-05-22
This is a review of a loaned product unit from Samsung Malaysia Electronics*Samsung GALAXY K zoom is positioned as the “ Camera Specialized Smartphone “. With a 20.7 megapixel rear camera, with retractable lens, it's not hard to see that this is the best...
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Reviewed on 2014-11-13
The Samsung Galaxy K Zoom is a 20 megapixel smartphone with a 10x optical zoom offering a focal range equivalent to 24-240mm, complete with optical image stabilisation. The K Zoom also features a 4.8-inch Super AMOLED touchscreen display with 720 x 1280 (...
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Reviewed on 2014-11-11
The K zoom is the successor to last year's Galaxy S4 zoom. It now boasts a faster hexa-core processor comprising a 1.3GHz quad-core processor and 1.7GHz dual-core processor and a higher megapixel count of 20.7 megapixels.Its display has been upgraded to 4...
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Reviewed on 2014-11-02
A few months ago, Samsung has launched their smartphone with a main focus on camera. This isn't their first smartphone to have a camera like this. If you could still remember, their first try was the Samsung Galaxy Camera and then there's the Samsung Gala...
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Reviewed on 2014-10-12
Previously we received at brand new phone from Samsung depatch. When we first opened up the box, we thought it was the Galaxy Camera but in fact, it was Galaxy K Zoom. The first impression of the K Zoom is rather thick with a thickness of 16mm, but it fee...
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Reviewed on 2014-10-07
Is the Samsung Galaxy K Zoom the ultimate all in one phone camera for the discerning photographer or just another toy?When I received the Zoom, I thought it was just a Samsung Camera. Samsung have been making some strong inroads into the camera market wit...
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Reviewed on 2014-09-16
Although the Galaxy K Zoom still has the 1/2.3in sensor and 10x optical zoom lens of the Galaxy S4 Zoom, Samsung's removed the lower hand grip and given it a smoother, more uniform chassis. This puts it squarely in smartphone territory and it's not only m...
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Reviewed on 2014-09-11
Good camera, 10X Optical zoom, Decent hardwareExpensive Bulky, Low resolution display
Samsung has been trying to blend a proper point and shoot camera with a powerful smartphone for a while now. How close does it come to making a perfect match with the Galaxy K Zoom?It's a camera, it's a phoneDesigning a device that is both a camera and a ...
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Reviewed on 2014-09-10
Skrin Galaxy K Zoom bersaiz 4.8-inci dengan resolusi HD 1280×720, yang menggunakan teknologi Super AMOLED. Dalamannya, ia dikuasakan CPU Samsung Exynos 6-teras, iaitu 4-teras berkelajuan 1.3GHz dan dwi-teras berkelajuan 1.7GHz. Ia memiliki 2GB RAM dan 8 G...
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Reviewed on 2014-09-02
While all smartphone companies have a renewed focus on cameras, one company that is moving ahead in the race is (surprisingly) Samsung. The company, which built the first major android-based camera, the Galaxy Camera, is back again with the Samsung Galaxy...
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Reviewed on 2014-08-30
Samsung Galaxy K Zoom Camera Review, the K Zoom is a hybrid device it has a fully functionality android smartphone sporting a 4.8 inch SAMOLED screen and also has a 20.7 MP Camera with 10x Optical Zoom with OIS and Xeon flash and I took pictures & videos ...
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Reviewed on 2014-08-30
Zoom lens, Super AMOLED screenBulky, Camera underwhelming, Iffy interface, Lack of storage
Recombu steps out into the world with the Samsung Galaxy K Zoom to see what the Android smartphone camera can do.The Samsung Galaxy K Zoom picks up where the Galaxy S4 Zoom left off. It's an Android smartphone at heart, but one blessed with a sizable came...
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Reviewed on 2014-08-29
Superb camera with unrivalled zooming capability, Sharp and bright display, Removable battery, Expandable storageChunky compared to regular smartphones, More camera features than most will use, Lower screen resolution than others, Poor internal storage
The smartphone has claimed many scalps - the portable games console, the MP3 player, the satellite navigation system - but the point-and-shoot camera has clung to survival because a large, zooming lens doesnt sit neatly with smartphone designers lust fo...
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Reviewed on 2014-08-29
We have with us the brand new Samsung Galaxy K Zoom which combines the Galaxy goodness with a pure lens camera performance, just like the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom. You have 10X zoom here with a 20.7 MP sensor combined with the Galaxy and Android features. S...
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Reviewed on 2014-08-29
10x optical zoom, Packed with camera features, Processor handles general tasks wellHideous design, Large dimensions restrict mobility
Price: £400SpecsOS Android 4.4 (KitKat)Processor Hexa core: 1.3GHz quad-core + 1.7GHz dual-coreScreen 4.8 inchesResolution 1280 x 720 pixelsMemory 2GB RAMStorage 8GBMicro SD compatible? YesCamera 20.7MP rear-facing, 2MP front-facingVideo 1080pConnectivity...
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Reviewed on 2014-08-27
Last year's Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom had plenty of things right with it, but it was simply far too big to really fit in your pocket. This time around, the South Korean giant has slimmed things down with the Samsung Galaxy K Zoom, making it much more capable...Samsung's slimmed down last year's model with the K Zoom, but it's still very bulky. It measures up a hefty 20mm at its thickest point, more than double LG's flagship G3, and it also weighs up at 200g, so it's not the easiest blower to cart around. Thanks...
Are you ready to ditch your point and shoot for just a cameraphone? Samsung's betting on you carrying around only one gizmo that does it all with its lens-heavy Galaxy K Zoom, the successor to last year's Galaxy S4 Zoom . Can it stack up to well-establish...
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Reviewed on 2014-08-21
Massive improvements in usability compared to the S zoom, Above average AMOLED display, Snappy performance, Point and shoot camera performanceCamera is unstable sometimes, has bugs, Battery life is average, doesn't meet expectations, Still thick and huge when compared to a normal cameraphone, Midrange specifications – no K, sensor is still /″
Samsung launched the Galaxy S4 zoom last year, to place their bets on the cameraphone market. It didn't work out so well, as the S4 zoom was basically two devices slapped on together. The sequel announced this year, the Galaxy K zoom, is visibly better, w...
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Reviewed on 2014-08-15
Samsung isn't one to shy away from experimentation - it was among the first to demo the world's first curved OLED TV and was also one of the earliest to have debut a camera running an Android OS ( the Galaxy Camera ). Following up on the Galaxy Camera, th...
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Reviewed on 2014-08-14
A lot more comfortable to hold than its predecessor, Good midrange features, The phone's overall fluidity and responsiveness, Overall picture quality, Full HD @ 60 fps filming mode, The abundance of different camera modesNo UHD/4K video capture, It's all a bit bulkier than an average smartphone, The loss of picture quality in the corners of photos, even if it is less pronounced than on the S4 Zoom, The limited 'manual' mode
The Galaxy K Zoom is another of Samsung's attempts to create the perfect smartphone/camera hybrid. Despite choosing not to take the family name (and become the Galaxy S5 Zoom), this latest incarnation can't escape the fact that it's the successor to last
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Reviewed on 2014-08-13
10x optical zoom, Sturdy design, Snappy performanceBattery life, Limited manual control
Last year, after launching the hot-selling GALAXY S4, Samsung went on to create spin-offs of their flagship device, one of which was the GALAXY S4 Zoom that was designed to cater to the crowd who loves taking photos with their smartphones. Although the GA...
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Processor frequency

1.7 GHz

Processor cores


Coprocessor frequency

1.3 GHz

Coprocessor cores



Display diagonal

12.2 cm (4.8")

Display resolution

1280 x 720 pixels

Orientation sensor
Display type


Display number of colours

16.78 million colours

Touch technology


Touch screen type


Ports & interfaces

USB port
USB connector type


USB version


Headphone connectivity

3.5 mm

Docking connector
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)

Weight & dimensions


200 g


7.08 cm


2.02 cm


13.8 cm


SIM card capability

Single SIM

SIM card type


2G standards


3G standards


Wi-Fi standards

802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Bluetooth version


Bluetooth profiles


2G bands (primary SIM)

850,900,1800,1900 MHz

3G bands supported

850,900,1900,2100 MHz

Tethering (modem-mode)
Near Field Communication (NFC)


Internal RAM

2048 MB

Compatible memory cards

MicroSD (TransFlash)

Maximum memory card size

64 GB

USB mass storage


GPS (satellite)
Wi-Fi positioning


Operating system installed



Main camera resolution (numeric)

20.7 MP

Auto focus
Built-in flash
Second camera
Video recording
Video recording modes


Maximum frame rate

60 fps

Sensor type


Second camera resolution

2 MP


Battery capacity

2430 mAh

Talk time (3G)

14 h

Browsing time (Wi-Fi)

9 h

Browsing time (3G)

7 h

Continuous audio playback time

47 h

Continuous video playback time

11 h


Form factor


Colour of product



Video call
Personal info management (PIM)

Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list

Flight mode

Icons, Menu, Shortcuts

Support for contact groups
Microphone mute



Subscription type

No subscription