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Imaging shootout: Samsung Galaxy S4 zoom vs 808 PureView!!

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Samsung has just launched a dedicated camera(phone) called Samsung galaxy S4 zoom which boasts of 10X zoom and 16 MP camera. Apart from that it is a mid-range device and Samsung has named it S4, just to pass it across as a high-end device.


As you can see in the above picture it has been compared with 808 PureView, the king of camera smartphones. Well the image shows how 808 PureView looks like a proper phone even with that hump while SGS 4 zoom looks like a compact camera with mobile phone term attached. So, Russian site [email protected] has done extensive imaging comparison between 808 PureView and SGS 4 zoom and thanks to “PureViewclub” for posting this comparison.


As you can see in the above crop comparison (808 PureView on left and SGS 4 zoom on right) and the full images below (808 on top and SGS 4 at the bottom), 808 PureView captures much better details. The sharpness and color reproduction is much better in 808’s images.

There are more comparison sets but results are similar.

With onset of Nokia EOS which will bring even much better camera than 808 PureView with more advanced 41MP Sensor and OIS, it seems the reach of this amazing PureView quality will not be limited to hardcore imaging enthusiasts. 

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Nayan has more than 10 years of experience of covering Technology and innovations. He is a big Nokia fan and Tech disruptions aficionado. He loves to review new cool gadgets and writing about Android, iOS, Gadgets and general Technology stuff. He has been associated with other well-known Tech sites WinCentral and GadgetOx since long. He currently sports a Lumia 950 XL and Nexus 5X. Other interests include listening to Nu-Metal Hits and Kick-Boxing. Write to him at Email: [email protected]
  • shinkueagle

    The Sammy looks “more pleasing” to the average joe, but I own an 808 because I know I can do MUCH MUCH more with my pictures. I like/enjoy using Photoshop and I prefer my pictures untouched and unprocessed as much as possible.

  • tman

    This is because the Russian site put the maximum photo settings on Zoom, but not on 808. I suspect that this is because Samsung spent a part of its marketing budget to bribe the reviewer.

  • i think S4 Zoom pictures are bit brighter than the 808, but 808 pics are sharper than
    S4 Zoom.. Anyways Beast EOS on its way


    I downloaded the original image files off the source site and the 808 images are vastly superior. Get the ones of the guy sitting at his desk and examine his stubble and shirt collar. It’s not even close.

  • BriC

    Thank you for this article. Just showing the side by side view of a Nokia 808 and the Samsung Zoom spoke volumes to me. I have an 808 and it is already heavy and bulky compared to all the other smartphones in the market. The only reason I would put up with it is the excellent camera functions.

    The Zoom is even more bulkier. Though it has nice looks, with all the silver and white, once that gets in your pocket it will bulge out something ugly. And the fact that you showed that the 808 takes better pictures just puts my worries to rest that I got the right phone. So thanks!

    • Kamal Mishra

      Welcome :).

  • Honestly the S4 looks better. The 808 seems darker and less vivid. Maybe it is just my eyes, however I rated the pics before seeing which was which.

    • Kamal Mishra

      Hmmm!! Try now and do let us know :P.

    • apamau

      yes, I do see the same, sometimes the 1st impression count. without pixel to pixel which most consumer don’t care, the s4 zoom looks better.

      • Kamal Mishra

        Leave aside pixel to pixel comp, we have not yet come to that. But it is surprising that you can’t note how much sharper 808’s images look than S4 zoom’s images. This is first impression only and in image of 808 you can see so much details while S4 image looks heavily processed and full of artifacts.