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Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom

from  $499.99+
61
Engadget
Score
A forgettable product. It isn't bad, exactly, but also doesn't do anything particularly well.
61

A forgettable product. It isn't bad, exactly, but also doesn't do anything particularly well.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Engadget Review

Samsung's GS4 Zoom may be a slight improvement over the Galaxy Camera, but it's still not very good.

Pros
  • Compact design
  • Full smartphone functionality
Cons
  • Poor battery life
  • Mediocre image quality
  • Sluggish and inconsistent performance
  • Limited camera control in third-party apps
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Scores

Engadget

61
 

User Reviews

100
nitanshr
A gadget unicorn - Engadget
80
Juannewhyte
The Photography & video of this phone is amazing. I bought it for my wife...read more
90
Bobir Nurmukhamedov
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
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72
Average Critic Score

Reception and call quality

85
 

Display

68
 

Battery life

70
 

Camera

84
 

Ease of use

70
 

Design and form factor

70
 

Portability (size / weight)

60
 

Media support

80
 

Durability

73
 

Ecosystem (apps, accessories, etc.)

85
 

How It Stacks Up

88

Engadget

88
 

Critic

81
 

User

93
 
80

Engadget

80
 

Critic

80
 

User

Not yet scored
 
84

Engadget

84
 

Critic

81
 

User

79
 
87

Engadget

87
 

Critic

83
 

User

90
 
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How It Stacks Up

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88
 

Critic

81
 

User

93
 
80

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80
 

Critic

80
 

User

Not yet scored
 
84

Engadget

84
 

Critic

81
 

User

79
 
87

Engadget

87
 

Critic

83
 

User

90
 
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