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Galaxy S4 Zoom vs. Nokia Lumia 1020 – Comparison of Best Camera Smartphones

Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom vs. Nokia Lumia 1020
Samsung Galaxy S4 ZoomSmartphones are rapidly evolving their mainstream functions with the introduction of new technological aspects, like touch screen smartphones to bendable touch screen smartphones, water & dust resistant smartphones and the smartphones with extra-ordinary camera features, which we are going to see today in this blog post. Samsung had revealed its Galaxy S4 Zoom smartphone + 16 megapixels digital camera that offered 10x optical zoom and optical image stabilization, Galaxy S4 Zoom received huge applause from Android fanatics, as its been running Google’s latest Android Jelly Bean OS. However Galaxy S4 Zoom has more resemblance with a digital camera rather than an actual smartphone and is a very bulky device in terms of its dimensions & weight. Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom costs around $670.

Nokia Lumia 1020
Nokia Lumia 1020Yesterday, Nokia has unveiled its flagship camera smartphone named to be “Nokia Lumia 1020” that offers 41 megapixels of camera sensor who is capable of capturing photos up to 38 mega pixels. Nokia Lumia 1020 stands out with proud for its spectacular design, dimensions and a super 41 megapixels camera, takes super quality images even at night, thanks to BSI image sensor & 6 camera lenses being used in Lumia 1020. Videos can be captured on the go without any shaky or blurry video quality, as optical image stabilization helps in this regard, you can also zoom up the videos up to 4 levels during video recording without losing the video quality, thanks to 4x lossless zoom which is achieved through 41 megapixels camera sensor. It will be a serious competitor for Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom, Samsung Galaxy S4 and Apple’s iPhone 5. Nokia Lumia 1020 runs on Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8 operating system which lacks best quality apps & games that users are able to enjoy on any Android based smartphone. Nokia had introduced Nokia Pro Cam application with the launch of Nokia Lumia 1020 which resembles with Galaxy S4 Zoom’s camera user interface. Price of Nokia Lumia 1020 is around $659 without contract, whereas you can purchase it for $299 on AT&T’s contract if you are residing in USA.

Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom vs. Nokia Lumia 1020

Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom vs. Nokia Lumia 1020 Specs Sheet

Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom

Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom

Nokia Lumia 1020

Nokia Lumia 1020

Operating System
Android Jelly Bean 4.2.2
Windows Phone 8
4.3 Inches (Super AMOLED)
4.5 Inches (AMOLED Super Sensitive) PureMotion HD+ ClearBlack display
Screen Resolution
540 x 960 pixels (~256 ppi pixel density)
768 x 1280 pixels (~332 ppi pixel density)
Storage Capacity
8GB (supports external microSD)
32GB (no support for external microSD)
Camera (Main)
16 Mega Pixels with 10x optical Zoom & Xenon Flash
41 Megapixels PureView Camera with Xenon + LED Flash
Camera  (Front)
1.2MP (720p @ 30FPS)
Video Recording
Full HD Video recording (1080p @ 30FPS)
Full HD Video Recording 1080p @ 30FPS with 4x lossless zoom
Pega-Dual +XMM6262 (Dual-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A9)
Qualcomm MSM8960 Snapdragon (Dual-core 1.5 GHz Krait)
Adreno 225
Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer
SIM Slot
208 g
158 g
USB Connectivity
microUSB 2.0, USB OTG
microUSB 2.0
NFC, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, Wi-Fi hotspot, LTE
NFC, Bluetooth 3.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, DLNA, LTE
Li-Ion 2330 mAh (removable)
Li-Ion 2000 mAh (non-removable)

Final Words

Although both camera smartphones target a certain niche of people, who are photography geeks. Comparing the specs of above mentioned best camera smartphones surely make Nokia Lumia 1020 the winner of this brief comparison for general public. Since majority of the people would love its eye catching design, 41 mega pixels zeiss PureView camera, vibrant colors and lighter weight of Nokia Lumia 1020. While Galaxy S4 Zoom has been designed for the people who are Android geeks and want to enjoy the excellent android apps & games catalog right on their digital camera based smartphone.


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