Posts tagged with: Galaxy S 4 Zoom
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    In typical Samsung fashion, the South Korea-based company is rumored to continue its "fire hose" method of saturating the market in every way possible. Not only does Samsung manage to cater to every last consumer imaginable through creating dozens of similar-yet-different products, it likes to bend the likes of its staple brands to appeal to different consumers, as well. For instance, last year, we saw the Galaxy S 4 mini, Galaxy S 4 Zoom, and the Galaxy S 4 Active, all of which were actually very little like the original device they each were derived from. Samsung also revealed the Galaxy ...

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    With that Samsung Unpacked invitation arriving last night, we're understandably excited to learn just what Samsung might be planning to announce. The Galaxy S 5? Perhaps. A new Galaxy Gear smartwatch? Why not? A few hours back, we heard rumors that a Galaxy S 5 active might be in the works, so maybe even it might show up, rather than mirroring last year's delayed arrival for those GS4 spin-offs. Now we're looking at another possible GS5 variant, with new evidence pointing to a device that could very well be the Galaxy S 5 Zoom. That oh-so-useful Indian import database Zauba is our best ...

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    The Nokia Lumia 1020 isn't just the yellowest smartphone ever to see the light of day. It's also quite the accomplished cameraphone, its 41MP PureView sensor delivering photos with a quality and sharpness unrivaled by almost any competitor. If you doubt that, have a gander at the photos contained in our full 1020 review, then take a look at Taylor Martin's tour of the Lumia's camera capabilities and Adam Lein's guide to taking great 1020 photos to see just how much awesome is packed into such a small casing. On the flip side of the coin: Samsung's Galaxy S 4 Zoom. With Android instead of ...

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    As efforts like After The Buzz, the Pocketnow U-Review, and Empty Nest demonstrate, we're constantly searching for fresh ways to review mobile technology. The newest product of those efforts is Pocketnow's "Review Rebuttal" series, in which a member of our team is assigned to test a smartphone or tablet that's already gone through our standard review process. While the resulting video or editorial doesn't affect the "official" Pocketnow review score, we hope it provides added context by showcasing an editor's personal opinion, rather than a teamwide consensus. We call it the "rebuttal" ...

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    You'd wonder how smart a smartwatch really is if you really can't pair it with more devices than just one, and ever since Samsung launched the Galaxy Gear, one of our biggest complaints was that we simply couldn't use it on most of the existing and popular Galaxy smartphones in the market. Android 4.3 is required for the Galaxy Gear to work, and that's rather unfortunate since Samsung hasn't really been famous for timely updates in the last two years. If you wanted to use that Galaxy Gear, you were really forced to buy a Galaxy Note 3 along with it, and some people really only wanted the ...

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    Even though the Galaxy Camera wasn't able to prove much, the Nokia Lumia 1020 did. It wasn't that the Galaxy Camera didn't have a market; it was simply the fact that it wasn't a better camera than most of the smartphones of its time once you compared the resulting photographs. Samsung obviously took notice, and we saw them take a stab at a better job with the Galaxy S4 Zoom, which we'd gladly call a "Galaxy S4 mini Zoom" instead, since it resembles the Galaxy S4 mini a lot more than its more-powerful sibling. Those of you interested in getting this device in the United States will be happy ...

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    When it comes to promoting your smartphone, you can spend all day extolling its virtues, educating the public as to its new features, and making the handset seem as attractive as possible. But for all you can say about how great your own phone is on its own merits, sometimes the most powerful messages come when you start challenging the competition. We've seen plenty of attack ads over the years, and while there have been some really great videos produced, some of our favorites have been when billboard ads start going up against one another – remember when LG elbowed-in on Samsung's ...

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    With the Samsung Galaxy S 4 Zoom, we are concluding our series of reviewing the phones that Samsung introduced at its London Premiere event. If you missed our Galaxy S 4 Active and Galaxy S 4 mini reviews, click on the links to catch up. While Samsung is marketing this as a phone with a camera, due to its looks, many are considering it the other way around: a camera with a phone. If it matters to you, we’ll let you know what we think of it in our upcoming review. Until then, check out the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom unboxing embedded below! For those that missed it, let’s recap the specs: ...

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    Yesterday, Nokia finally made one of the most leaked, rumored, and talked about phones official – the Lumia 1020. Ever since the 808 PureView was announced in February last year and it was discovered the Lumia 920 would come with an entirely different type of PureView camera, optical image stabilization instead of lossless digital zoom, Windows Phone fans have been dying for more PureView love. It's not that the low-light performance of the 920 wasn't great or that the phone was disappointing, but a phone with lossless digital zoom and a 41-megapixel sensor is in an entirely different ...

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    Smartphones are such a contradiction lately. There was a time when cellphones were big, because components were big, and then that time when these were so miniaturized that they were hard to use. Smartphones began in that miniaturization stage, and therefore, having a 2.5-inch display on a thick device was a standard. Fast-forward to today, and all we hear are "big"-inch displays and the famous phrase "thin and light". Not everybody likes thin and light though. Some prefer the heft of a phone they can feel in their hands, and some even relate this feeling to their opinions of either if the ...

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    Smartphone cameras are more important than ever. No longer are they cameras bolted onto the back of our phones for technicality reasons. They are legitimate cameras, capable of capturing impressive shots. And they give an entirely new meaning to the old saying "the best camera is the one you have on you." In the last year or so, smartphone manufacturers have branched out and redirected a solid portion of their focus on image sensing. Nokia, for example, introduced PureView imaging technology with the 808 and Lumia 920. Although many don't consider the 920 to have true PureView technology, ...

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    In the food service industry, when you're a server who's been slammed with too many customers and can't keep up with the demand, you're said to be "in the weeds." On a podcast, that same expression means something quite different. It means you've wandered so far from your intended topic (in this case, mobile technology) that you've found yourself in the far-flung wilderness talking about anything but (in this case, sports cars, British accents, and the adult film industry). But while we do spend a fair amount of time in OT land on today's Pocketnow Weekly, we still manage to get some tech ...

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    Branding is more important than many people give it credit for. And if you have ever doubted its power or influence, look no further than Samsung for proof that branding does matter. Every Android phone Samsung releases these days bears the Galaxy branding. Every Windows device bears the ATIV branding. Between them, the flagship devices each use the S moniker (i.e.: ATIV S and Galaxy S 4). The Note line signifies any device with an S Pen. The Tab moniker is used to categorize high-end tablets without S Pens. And there are at least a dozen other branding terms Samsung uses for various ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Instagram Video, and what this means to the few that actually use Twitter's Vine service. NVIDIA is next as the company is shaving-off some money from the price-tag of their NVIDIA Shield. Liquid Cooling is next as both Apple and Samsung are reportedly in advanced projects that will allow future iPhones and Samsung Galaxies to offer this technology. Microsoft and Nokia make the headlines next since rumors had them working on a Nokia buy-out weeks ago. We end today's show talking about the Samsung Premiere event and all the Galaxy and ATIV ...

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    Before we begin, we'd just like to say something to everyone who's going to call us out for click-baiting with that "Galaxy S 5" title: your allegations are completely founded and true. But look here: even though Galaxy S 5 rumors are (to say the least) premature and indicative of a serious problem with our nasty-fast industry -an issue we discuss on the air- they're also important. That's because, as unreliable and, frankly, stupid as they are, they also give us an opportunity to discuss the future of Samsung industrial design. And any opportunity we get to talk about the Galaxy family in ...

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    With last year's Galaxy Camera, Samsung managed to marry the guts from one of its Galaxy-series Androids with the hardware from a stand-alone digital camera. The result, while interesting, ended up falling in an odd middle ground, where it wasn't extremely useful as a smartphone, nor as capable as more traditional digital cameras. This year, Samsung's hoping to do things a little better, and we've already learned of the Galaxy S 4 Zoom, which looks to be a more phone-focused version of the Galaxy Camera. What about going the other direction? Samsung's J.K. Shin has been talking about a ...

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    We've been talking about the Galaxy S 4 family of phones for weeks, and now the GS4, the GS4 Active, and the GS4 mini are all official. The one that continues to remain unannounced is still the biggest mystery of them all, the Galaxy S 4 Zoom. From the start, we've struggled to positively ID the device as a smartphone or an Android-running camera, and though we've been strongly leading towards the "phone" side in recent weeks, rumors continued to play both sides. Today, we may be able to put that business to rest, getting our first look at what just might be the GS4 Zoom. As you can see, ...

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    Right from the start, Samsung's Galaxy S 4 Zoom has been one big mystery. From the very first time we heard that name, we've been wondering if this is a new Galaxy Camera model, or if it's more like a traditional smartphone, albeit one with a killer imaging system. As time went on, the name popped up again and again, and this guy started to seem much more like a phone than a camera – based on what we've heard about the hardware, it was coming off as a Galaxy S 4 Mini, but with a big optical zoom lens and 16-megapixel sensor. Today we get a new wrinkle in this story, with a leak now ...

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    There's no shortage of new hardware announcements this morning, and we've brought you news of the latest devices from ASUS, Acer, and Samsung. While Samsung went public with its Galaxy Tab 3 hardware, we're probably even more interested in the company's upcoming phones. A whole bunch of them, including the Galaxy Note III, may just have been inadvertently confirmed, thanks to Samsung's Kazakhstani site. The list has since been edited, but just until recently had been including models like the Galaxy Note III, GS4 Mini, and GS4 Zoom. More than just offer names, it also included model ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the possibility of a blue or red HTC One. We later talk about Google's new Gmail revamp and what this means to your email experience. Samsung is next as we have some leaked specs of the Galaxy S 4 Zoom and Active and this is both bad and good respectively. Then we talk about Nokia and the leaks of their Amber Windows Phone 8 update. We end today's show talking about Tim Cook's remarks that iOS 7 will be launched at WWDC. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Blue HTC One coming soon, claims report - HTC talks strategic advantage of ...

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    We just got an opportunity to check out some pretty believable specs attributed to Samsung's upcoming Galaxy S 4 Mini, but that's only one of several new GS4 spin-offs we've been tracking. Chances are we'll soon hear the Mini announced, in addition to the GS4 Active and the GS4 Zoom. We've had the chance to look at a phone that appears to be the Active, but remain more in the dark concerning the Zoom. Today we may be able to finally get a better sense of these two devices, with a leaked set of specs for each. Like the GS4 Mini, the Zoom should have a 4.3-inch qHD display. In fact, the ...

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    One of my biggest pet peeves with smartphones has been their branding. At the risk of sounding like a broken record, it's all a bit like a car showroom: some models have lovely, flowery names without the slightest hint of a descriptive element, where others bog their names down with overly-descriptive initialisms - instead of GT and 4WD we have HD and LTE. In recent years, I've had the feeling that things were slowly getting better, with phone names trending towards a happy medium between those extremes. Most recently, some of Samsung's models caught my eye as a prime example of really ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the Sony Xperia ZR and what's special about their new device. Google I/O is next as a recent interview with Sundar Pichai reveals that we might not see Nexus hardware at the event. Then we go through the recent leaks of Google Play Games, as the possible center for games to come to Android. The Galaxy S 4 Zoom follows with a possible leaked photo, and regarding the Verizon Galaxy S 4, well set your calendar to May 23rd. We end today's show talking about the leaks of the Nokia Lumia 925. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Sony Xperia ...

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    Samsung's Galaxy S 4 Zoom has been coming at us like a snowball rolling down a hill lately, adding rumor after rumor to its story as it quickly turns from something wholly unknown to a device that's really feeling like it's nearly about to arrive. We've still got lots of questions about just what this hardware could be like, but as we wait for those answers we can finally check out one important ability of a model called the Zoom: its ability to take pictures. The above image was posted to Picasa by someone who appears to be a Samsung employee, identified as coming from the Samsung ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the possibility of getting an eight megapixel front-facing camera on Android smartphones in the near future. We later talk about the Nokia Lumia 928, which was officially launched on Verizon. Samsung is next as the Galaxy S 4 Zoom could probably be announced this month. Google follows as it seems they'll revamp their wallet strategy again. We end today's news talking about the leaked specs of the New Google Nexus 7. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Eight Megapixel Front-Facing Cameras Coming to Multiple Androids - Nokia Lumia 928 ...

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