Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom, Active join S4 in PH

Alora Uy Guerrero
Yahoo! Southeast Asia Newsroom

The S4 family’s almost complete.

The Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom and Active have joined the Samsung Galaxy S4 in the Philippines, leaving the S4 mini as the only device in the line to have not officially arrive in the country.

Will they make a hit with Filipino consumers?

 

Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom (Price: P23,490)

Is it a smartphone? Is it a camera? It’s both.

The Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom has a 16-megapixel camera with backside illumination or BSI and is the first handset to offer 10x optical zoom.

There’s what Samsung calls a zoom ring to access the device’s key features. For example, when you see something you need to share while on a call, just twist the zoom ring and you can already capture and send an image directly via MMS to the person you are talking to. 

The S4 Zoom runs Android Jelly Bean, supports LTE, and flaunts a 4.3-inch qHD Super AMOLED screen.

Specs:

LTE
Pega-Dual +XMM6262 chipset
1.5GHz dual-core CPU
Mali-400 GPU
1.5GB RAM
8GB internal storage
microSD card slot up to 64GB
4.3-inch qHD Super AMOLED display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 (540 x 960 resolution)
16-megapixel rear camera with 10x optical zoom and Xenon flash
1.9-megapixel front camera
2,330mAH battery
Android Jelly Bean 4.2.2










 

Samsung Galaxy S4 Active (Price: P27,990)

This rugged smartphone is Samsung’s answer to Sony’s flagship handset, the Xperia Z.

It netted an IP67 certification. In human-speak, the Samsung Galaxy S4 Active is totally protected against dust. It can also be submerged in one meter of water for up to 30 minutes. Even the earphone jack is water-resistant, as it should be.

In short, the Samsung Galaxy S4 Active is designed for users who love the outdoors.

This LTE device is powered by a quad-core processor clocked at 1.9GHz and features a 2,600mAh battery, a 5-inch full-HD TFT LCD screen with 443ppi, and 8- and 2-megapixel cameras. 

Specs:

LTE
IP67-certified dust- and water-resistant casing (water-resistant up to 1 meter for 30 minutes)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 chipset
1.9GHz quad-core CPU
Adreno 320 GPU
2GB RAM
16GB internal storage
microSD card slot up to 64GB
5-inch full-HD display with Corning Gorilla Glass 2 (1,080 x 1,920 resolution)
8-megapixel rear camera with LED flash
2-megapixel front camera
2,600mAH battery
Android Jelly Bean 4.2.2