Samsung dominance in the smartphone market is worth the study. It's actually interesting to see how the company cashed in on the Android revolution at the right time to dethrone other major players such as Nokia is the Indian domestic market.
Samsung has enjoyed quite a success in the past with its Galaxy series of flagships that have arrived in regular intervals to pose problems for others in the market. Be it the previously released Samsung Galaxy Note, Note 2 or the newly introduced Samsung Galaxy S5.
While Samsung, all this time, has focused its attention on all the features of a certain phone, it's been quite rare that the company has only focused on a single aspect of a device and worked on that. We are talking about the in-device camera, of course.
Mobile manufacturers such as Sony have quite a reputation for bringing out devices with a dedicated camera and has been a superior choice for most fans looking for a great camera handset at an affordable price.
Now it seems like Samsung is looking to target that popularity with devices such as the Samsung Galaxy K zoom and the Samsung Galaxy S4 zoom.
While both these devices have dedicated features of their own, how do they stack up when compared against each other? Let's take a closer look at a comparison between the Samsung Galaxy K zoom and the Samsung Galaxy S4 zoom.
There's hardly to choose from in this respect since it is only expected both the devices from the same manufacturer will run the same Google-based Android operating system.
But for the sake of it, while the previous Samsung Galaxy S4 zoom came bearing the Android Jelly Bean platform, the new age Samsung Galaxy K zoom comes running the latest Android KitKat platform.
Display and Dimensions
The Samsung 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, and weighs in at 208 grams, which is quite heavy.
The Samsung Galaxy K zoom, in this regard, sports a slightly bigger 4.8-inch Super AMOLED capacitive touch screen, while rendering 1280 x 720 pixels resolution. The device's overall dimensions measure up to 137.5 x 70.8 x 16.6 mm, and weighs in at exactly 200 grams, which is again quite a heavy affair.
The Samsung Galaxy K zoom, in this instance, offers an impressive 20.7-megapixel primary camera, sporting a 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 clicking decent selfies.
The Samsung Galaxy S4 zoom, in terms of camera, offers a lesser 16-megapixel primary camera, sporting a pixel resolution of 4608 х 3456 pixels, with autofocus and Xenon flash. The device also comes with a front-facing 1.9-megapixel camera.
Both the devices come sporting engines with decent performance and workable horsepower, as expected from new-gen devices.
While the Samsung Galaxy S4 zoom is equipped with a dual core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A9 processor, the Samsung Galaxy K zoom comes equipped with a 1.3 GHz quad-core Cortex A7 and dual core 1.7 GHz Cortex A15 processor.
Storage and RAM
The Samsung Galaxy S4 zoom offers 1.5GB of RAM to users while offering the device in an 8GB internal memory variant. 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.
The Samsung Galaxy K zoom, on the other hand, Offers a bit better 2GB of RAM for users while offering the device in a similar 8GB internal memory variant. However, similar to the S4 zoom, there's the option to expand the device's memory up to 64GB with an external microSD slot present.
While the Samsung Galaxy K zoom juices up the device via a 2430 mAh battery, the Samsung Galaxy S4 zoom powers the device via a 2330 mAh battery.
The Samsung Galaxy S4 zoom has been currently priced at Rs 23,500 for aspiring customers, while the Samsung Galaxy K zoom is yet to receive an official release date.
With a new age comes new technologies, and the new Samsung Galaxy K zoom is easily a part of that new age. The device, as the name suggests, focusses entirely on the in-device camera, and for that matter, it doesn't dissapoint.
While both the devices are camera oriented, it seems like the new K Zoom easily has an edge over the previous S4 zoom. And with its other big features except the camera, the K Zoom is easily going up the charts, and also a must for all those to live by photography.