The Samsung Galaxy K Zoom is a camera variant of the Samsung Galaxy S5. The Galaxy K Zoom, is a niche device and thus expected to appeal more to photography enthusiasts.
The Samsung Galaxy K Zoom is an updated version of the Galaxy S4 Zoom and is the second shot by the South Korean Tech Giant at delivering a camera centric Smartphone.
The Galaxy K Zoom looks a lot like its surrogate in terms of design, but is a little bit chubby with an imposing 10X optical zoom on its rear side.
Here are the technical specifications of the Samsung Galaxy K Zoom.
Samsung Galaxy K Zoom Specifications
Frame Size: 137.5 X 70.8 X 16.6 mm
Display: 4.8 inch HD Super AMOLED Display
Screen Resolution: 1280 x 720 pixels
CPU: Hexa core: 1.3GHz Quad-Core + 1.7GHz Dual-Core Processor
RAM: 2 GB
Micro SD: Yes, up to 64 GB
Rear Camera: 20.7 MP
Front Facing Camera: 2.0 MP
Connectivity: WI-Fi: 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth®: 4.0, USB 2.0
Operating System: Android 4.4 (Kitkat)
Battery Size: 2,430 mAh
- 10x Optical Zoom
- SMART Mode (28 Features)
Tech Trends Diary Verdict
It is quite interesting that the Galaxy K Zoom just like the S4 Zoom, comes with 8GB of internal memory, as opposed to the minimum 16GB found in most high-end devices. This is opposed to the 32GB internal memory found on a similar niche device, the Nokia Lumia 1020.
Plenty of internal memory is more of an essential for the storage of the high quality images captured. You can argue that the expandable memory will handle the bulk of the images captured, but that is still limited to 64GB, half of what the Galaxy S5 can handle.
Another interesting bit about the Galaxy K Zoom is the lack of a USB 3.0 interface. A USB 3.0 interface achieves some crazy transfer speeds on a compatible 3.0 port. This would have come in handy during the bulk transfer of images.
However, the great thing about the Galaxy K zoom is that it looks more of a Smartphone than a camera, thus inconspicuous. Another great feature with the Galaxy K Zoom is the Selfie Alarm.
The feature works as a timer whereby it will take three simultaneous shots when it detects your face. You can later on choose between which of the three images will garner more double taps on Instagram.
Otherwise, the Galaxy K Zoom is the perfect companions for professional and amateur photographer or for folks like me who intend to use the dedicated Selfie feature to fulfill their innermost narcissistic desires.
Why you should buy the Samsung Galaxy K Zoom
The 20.7 MP Snapper
SMART Mode [Bundles 28 Smart Camera features]
Large Battery Capacity
Cons of the Samsung Galaxy K Zoom
Limited Internal Memory
Samsung Galaxy K Zoom [usr 8.4]
The Nokia Lumia 1020 is the perfect alternative of the Samsung Galaxy K Zoom
Price in Kenya
The Samsung Galaxy K Zoom has a suggested price of about Ksh 55,000 in Kenya.
Check this out: Samsung Galaxy K Zoom vs. Nokia Lumia 1020