Galaxy S4 vs S4 Active vs S4 Zoom vs S4 Mini: Eyes on «S4 Family»!

Perhaps the article should be called differently, but the fact remains – Samsung could be noted in all market segments, and each of the competitors has to be on the leader. Thanks to the brand new models of devices again will strengthen its position as at once we saw three new smartphones from a family of S4.

Although – Galaxy S4 Zoom actually a camera, but this is unlikely to change anything. Each model has something special that is not in its original flagship Galaxy S4. Here are just a compromise and also have the choice of a smartphone. Let’s find out where there are pitfalls. first thing that interests us is, of course, Design Note the thickness and weight of the device:

Galaxy S4 – 7.9 mm, 130g
S4 Zoom – 15.4 mm, 208g
S4 Active – 9.1 mm, 153g, A + Certification IP67
S4 Mini – 8.9 mm, 107g

Galaxy S4 of the family has the largest screen (like the S4 Active), and thus all of it the slimmest and a thickness of 7.9mm. One would expect similar comments from Galaxy S4 mini, but actually in production is much harder to create a thin shell on a large scale in the unit. Finally, it should be within the available space of all the components and the maximum is limited. Galaxy S4 and S4 Zoom Active considerably heavier and even shorter than the flag. In this Galaxy S4 Active received certification IP67, ie it can be without fear dip in water to a depth of 1 meter, but not more than 30 minutes. He also is not afraid of dust. reasonably he is stronger than the original flagship, though not as tough as its screen still has the same protective glass. Although Gorilla Glass 3 is sturdy, yet it is not insured against damage. Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom, probably the most plump smartphone presented, but it has an optical zoom of the camera and this device can be attributed more to the Galaxy Camera, which appeared in the past year. camera has a 10x optical zoom that extends away from the body when in use. Because of this, a camera in a compact state has a thickness of 15.4 mm. It is thicker than any of the “trending» Android-phones. Of course, he is also harder than any smartphone series Galaxy – 208 grams this is no joke. And the winner can assume Samsung Galaxy S4 Active – though it is far from ideal premium phone, but it is sturdy, has a flagship performance. Display

Galaxy S4 – 5-inch 1080p Super AMOLED
S4 Zoom – 4.3-inch 960 x 540 Super AMOLED
S4 Active – 5-inch 1080p TFT LCD
S4 Mini – 4.3-inch 960 x 540 Super AMOLED

Only two of the family of the screen Galaxy S4 are different from the flagship – is Galaxy S4 Zoom and S4 mini. They got a 4.3-inch display, and by today’s standards, fairly low resolution qHD (960×540 pixels). always AMOLED screens used in higher-end devices Samsung, but because Galaxy S4 Zoom and mini differ excellent contrast and vivid colors. Original Galaxy S4 also has screen Super AMOLED, but it has the screen resolution 4.99-inches and a much better resolution. At the same time the flagship of the screen pixel density of 441ppi received. Galaxy S4 Active got the same screen size and the same resolution as the flagship, here are just a completely different type of screen. It is more familiar to most devices TFT LCD screen. He’s a little worse for a contrast, but it is better than the Galaxy S4. winner can be considered the flagship of the original Samsung Galaxy S4, because none of the other family members S4 does not have a comparable screen with him: Galaxy S4 Zoom and mini have a smaller diagonal and resolution, and S4 Active – a cheaper display LCD. Processor and Memory

Galaxy S4 – quad-core Snapdragon 1.9GGts 600, 2GB RAM
S4 Zoom – 1.5GHz Exynos 4210 dual-core Cortex-A9, 1.5 GB of RAM
S4 Active – quad-core Snapdragon 1.9GGts 600, 2 GB of RAM
S4 Mini – 1.7GHz dual-core Snapdragon 400, 1.5 GB of RAM

Rulers S4 offer a wide range of processors. The most powerful are the Galaxy S4 and Galaxy S4 Active, who received 600 quad-core Snapdragon. It is a system on a single chip, which in this case has a graphics accelerator Adreno 320. Both phones also have 2GB of RAM. This means that the Android Operating System will have absolutely no problems with memory for running applications. The most demanding applications and games will run, as they say, without a hitch. pass on to the more powerful flagships. Galaxy S4 mini has a Snapdragon processor 400 with two Krait cores. This is a mid-range processor, clocked at 1.7GHz. The smartphone is also less RAM – 1.5GB vs 2GB. Galaxy S4 Zoom received a processor Exynos 4210 dual-core chip and it’s Cortex A9. But you have to wait for the results of tests to make sure whether it will be more powerful or weaker than the processor with the Galaxy S4 Krait cores. There is also 1.5GB of RAM. especially here and choose not anything as obvious winners were the Galaxy S4 and his brother Active. They got a quad-core processor with 2GB of RAM. Other smart phones of this series have much less CPU and less RAM. Memory

Galaxy S4 – 16/32Gb, + microSD slot
S4 Zoom – 8GB + microSD slot
S4 Active – 8GB + microSD slot
S4 Mini – 8GB + microSD slot

Like any true smartphone Samsung, the new members of the family also have a slot for microSD cards. This is the hallmark of all smartphones, as the company adheres to the idea that the user must decide how much memory it needs. Thus, the difference in the amount of internal memory, in fact, does not affect anything. However, it is the flagship model, which has the most built-in internal memory. Initially, Samsung announced the launch of 16GB, 32GB and 64GB version of Galaxy S4, but so far the most common model is the youngest to 16GB. The presence of microSD slot significantly reduces the difference between the models with different memory sizes. Galaxy S4 Zoom, Active and mini have a smaller amount of internal memory – only 8GB, but that you should not worry because Samsung has to add the ability to install applications from the memory card . Needless to say that the Galaxy S4 was the winner at this point? Although heavily allocate it will not – yet each family S4 has a slot for microSD cards, which equalizes their capabilities. Camera

Galaxy S4 – 13-megapixel, 1/3.2 “sensor, no optical zoom, LED flash
S4 Zoom – 16 – megapixel, 1/2.33 “sensor, 10x optical zoom, xenon flash
S4 Active – 8 – megapixel, 1/3.2 “sensor, no optical zoom, LED flash
S4 Mini – 8 – megapixel, 1/3.2 “sensor, no optical zoom, LED flash

Galaxy S4, S4 Active and S4 Mini cameras are relatively standard for smartphones. Their sensors are tiny and do not have optical zoom and got LED flash. Better still is the Galaxy S4, since the camera in his 13-megapixel, while the S4 Active mini and have an 8-megapixel cameras, which have been standard for the past at the top-end segment. Galaxy S4 Zoom completely different device. Its camera is closer to the Galaxy Camera – here 1/2.33 “sensor, xenon flash and optical zoom. By the size of the camera sensor also all the small but significantly greater than in most smartphones. His pixel size of 1.3 micron sensor, or a little more than in the Galaxy S4 – 1.12 microns. They are still lower than in HTC One, when the size of each pixel of 2 microns and wish that so few of them on the sensor. This is the only member of the family S4, which has an optical zoom. Others devices have digital zoom, which greatly affects the quality of the image on the approach. May their quality is considered to be the best, but there is a tendency for the fuzzy picture and ambiguities in the details. would not be surprised, but wins Galaxy S4 Zoom, which won the best camera among all the families of the S4 . It has an optical zoom, a large sensor with high resolution. Summary: Samsung certainly could confuse many users by letting so many new devices with almost the same name. The youngest in the family is considered Galaxy S4 mini. Galaxy S4 Zoom is not just S4 and better camera. Galaxy S4 Active can be washed under running water and it is not afraid of dust. But the closest to the flagship Galaxy S4 Active is a difference in the worst camera and other type of screen.