Samsung is easily one of the top smartphone brands in the country. With a host of phones arriving from the company at regular intervals, it's only natural that the South Korean maker has taken the minds of its Indian fans.
Samsung has actually made a name for itself via its Galaxy series of handsets in the market. And not only India, but all across the planet, the smartphone business has a special mention for Samsung with its Galaxy series.
However, each Samsung smartphone has its own speciality. While some of them carry a great camera or a processor, others keep the budget-oriented users in mind and release devices that fit the bill for both the user and the maker.
Now, two devices from the house of Samsung that are are trying out their luck in the market are the new Samsung Galaxy K Zoom and the previously released Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom. As you may have understood by now, the primary rivalry here rests on the cameras that are on offer with both offering dedicated imaging features.
So if we were to keep all others out of the contention for the moment and keep our focus fixed on only these two, who do you think will receive most of the traction? We take a closer look.
Samsung Galaxy K Zoom Vs Galaxy S4 Zoom: Operating System
There's hardly any distinction here sonce both the Samsung Galaxy K Zoom and the Galaxy S4 Zoom run on the Google-based Android operating system. However, the Galaxy K Zoom has an upper hand since it runs on the latest Android KitKat.
Samsung Galaxy K Zoom Vs Galaxy S4 Zoom: Display and Dimensions
The Samsung Galaxy K Zoom sports a 4.8-inch super AMOLED capacitive touch screen, while rendering 720 x 1280 pixels resolution. The device's overall dimensions measure up to 137.5 x 70.8 x 16.6 mm, while it weighs in at 200g.
The other Samsung-made Galaxy S4 Zoom sports a 4.3-inch super AMOLED capacitive touch screen, while rendering 540 x 960 pixels resolution. Also, the device's overall dimensions measure up to 125.5 x 63.5 x 15.4 mm.
Samsung Galaxy K Zoom Vs Galaxy S4 Zoom: Camera
Here lies the main rivalry. The Samsung Galaxy K Zoom, in the camera department, offers a 20.7-megapixel primary camera, sporting a mammoth pixel resolution of 5248 х 3936 pixels, with autofocus and LED flash. The device also has a secondary 2-megapixel camera on board that's more than enough for conducting video chats.
The Galaxy S4 Zoom, in this instance, offers a lesser 16-megapixel primary camera, sporting a pixel resolution of 4608 х 3456 pixels, with autofocus and Xenon flash. The device also has a secondary 1.9-megapixel camera, again for conducting video chats.
Samsung Galaxy K Zoom Vs Galaxy S4 Zoom: Processors
While the Galaxy S4 Zoom is equipped with a dual core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A9 processor, the Samsung Galaxy K Zoom comes bearing a Hexa-Core (1.7 GHz Dual Core + 1.3 GHz Quad Core) Exynos (5260) processor and Mali-T624 GPU.
Samsung Galaxy K Zoom Vs Galaxy S4 Zoom: Storage and RAM
The Samsung Galaxy K Zoom, in this respect, offers 2GB of RAM with the devcie arriving in 8GB internal memory variant. Also, there's the option to expand the device's memory up to another 64GB as an external microSD slot for additional memory has been provided.
The Galaxy S4 Zoom offers 1.5GB of RAM to users while offering the device in a 8 GB internal memory variant (5GB usable). Moreover, there's the option to expand the device's memory up to 64GB as an external microSD slot for additional memory is also present.
Samsung Galaxy K Zoom Vs Galaxy S4 Zoom: Battery
While the Samsung Galaxy K Zoom juices up the device via a massive 2430 mAh battery, the Galaxy S4 Zoom comes sporting a slightly lesser 2330 mAh battery.
Samsung Galaxy K Zoom Vs Galaxy S4 Zoom: Price
While the Samsung Galaxy K Zoom is priced at Rs. 43,199, the Galaxy S4 Zoom is available at Rs. 22,999.
Samsung Galaxy K Zoom Vs Galaxy S4 Zoom: Verdict
We are keeping the prices out of the contention for the moment. However, guessing by the fact that both of them are primarily camera-oreinted phones, the bulk of the price tag is based on the sensors.
But even keeping the camera factor aside, we have to give the K Zoom the benfit of the doubt. With its increased RAM, increased camera sensors and a powerful processor, with KitKat on board, we have to say that the K Zoom takes the cake here.