And so it seems, the days of the point-and-shoot camera will soon be over. Unless you’re really serious with photography, then you can always lug around a DLSR. But the more practical users will want the latest breed of smartphones which boast not just of text & call but offer fun apps and professional camera capability.
So let’s say hello to the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom which is your S4 but transforms into a digicam when you flip it over. With a suggested retail price of P23,990, this beauty has 10x Optical Zoom, 16 Mega Pixel CMOS Sensor, OIS and Xenon Flash. Its In-Call Photo Share Feature lets you share an MMS instantly while talking to somebody (see specs at end of post).
Meanwhile, the Galaxy S4 Active is ideal for sports enthusiasts, scuba divers and others who pursue an active lifestyle. Among its features are a LED flashlight, Aqua Mode for enhanced underwater images, 8 megapixel camera and “Glove Touch” for operating the phone with gloves even during winter weather conditions. Suggested retail price is P27, 990.
Galaxy S4 Zoom specifications:
Dimensions: 125.5 x 63.5 x 15.4mm; weighs 208 g with standard battery
4.3 inch sAMOLED screen
1.5 GHz Dual Core Processor
1.5 GB RAM
8GB internal memory plys microSD slot up to 64GB
Android 4.2 Jelly Bean
Galaxy S4 Active specifications:
139.7 x 71.3 x 9.1 mm; weighs 153 g
1.9 GHz Quad Core Processor
IP67 certified – dust and water resistant (IP stands for International Protection against ingress of solid foreign objects and harmful ingress of water. The highest level is IP68)
2600 aMh battery capacity
5-inch Full HD LCD screen
1.9GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 quad-core processor
8 mp rear camera with LED flashlight
Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean
Colors: Urban Grey, Dive Blue, Orange Flare