The Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom and the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini have been launched in India. The S4 Mini costs Rs. 27,900 and the S4 Zoom is costlier still at Rs. 29,900. The launch from Samsung has come just 24 hours after Micromax launched the quad-core Canvas 4.
Both these phones are the variants of the company’s flagship model Samsung Galaxy S4.
Now after this launch, all these three phones are available in the Indian market.
The Galaxy S4 Mini has a 4.3-inch qHD S-AMOLED screen. As the name ‘Mini’ suggests, the specifications are naturally toned down a bit. It has a resolution of 540 X 960 pixels.
The Samsung device runs on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean. Because it is a ‘mini’ device, the processor has been brought down from quad-core processor to dual-core processor. The phone runs on 1.7 GHz Krait 200 Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor.
The phone has 8GB of internal memory out of which there is only 5GB available for the users. However, with the MicroSD card, the storage can be expanded. The gadget has 1.5GB of RAM.
The camera has also been downgraded from 13MP to 8MP for the rear snapper. There is the front camera with 1.9MP capacity for video calling. There are a lot of features in the camera which haven’t been included in this variant.
Sound and Shot, a prominent feature in the Samsung Galaxy S4 has been retained in the S4 Mini. The phone is built with a 1900 mAh battery.
Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom
There are many impressive features in the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom. The phone has an incredible 16MP of the rear camera. It has the ability to shoot at 1080p with 30fps. However, the front camera disappoints as it is only 1.9MP – could have been a lot better.
Like the S4 Mini, the Galaxy S4 Zoom also comes with Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean. The screen is 4.3 inch Super AMOLED. The resolution of this gadget is 540 X 960 pixels. Because there is the zoom lens, this phone is a bit bulkier than the Galaxy S4 and naturally weighs more. The S4 Zoom comes with a 1.2 GHz dual-core processor, which has been brought down from quad-core to dual-core.
The Galaxy S4 Zoom has a RAM of 1.5GB and li-Ion 2330 mAh battery. The hardware features of this device are similar to the other phones in the Galaxy S4 string of devices.