For Samsung fans, who have narrowed down their search to the Galaxy S4 Zoom and the Galaxy S4, here is an analysis of the difference in specs between the two smartphones.
The Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom comes with a 4.3 inches Super AMOLED capacitive touch screen with 540 x 960 pixels. The Galaxy S4 is a slightly bigger phone and comes with a 5 inch Super AMOLED capacitive touch screen with 1080 x 1920 pixels. Both the phones come with Corning Gorilla Glass 3.
In terms of processing power, the S4 comes with a comparatively powerful Quad core 1.6 GHz Cortex - A15 processor. It is also available with a Quad core 1.2 GHz Cortex - A7 processor. The S4 Zoom comes with a Dual core 1.5 GHz Cortex - A9 processor.
The Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom has an 8 GB internal memory, expandable via a Micro SD card by up to 64 GB. It comes with a 1.5 GB RAM. The S4 comes in 16 GB, 32 GB and 64 GB variants. It has 2 GB of RAM.
The S4 is also big on the battery as it packs a Li-Ion 2600 mAh battery, which offers up to 17 hours of talk time or 62 hours of music play. The Galaxy S4 Zoom comes with a Li-Ion 2330 mAh battery that offers 13 hours of talk time or 46 hours of music play.
So, after comparing the specs of the two smartphones, is it fair to conclude that the S4 is the obvious choice between the two? It may not be necessarily so. The primary difference between the two is the camera.
The primary camera on the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom is 16 MP and it comes with features like autofocus, face and smile detection, optical image stabilization and a 10 x optical zoom. The S4 on the other hand comes with a 13 MP primary camera. The features on the camera include face and smile detection, dual shot and Simultaneous HD image and video recording.
Also a factor to consider is the price. The S4 is a relatively expensive smartphone, MobiCity offers the S4 for a price of $649.95 for the 16 GB variant, whereas the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom is offered for $479.95 by the same retailer.
The choice between the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom and the S4 finally depends on the needs of the user. But those who wish to consider an upgrade to the upcoming S5, click here to read the latest rumours about the phone.
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