If all you care about in a smartphone is its ability to snap close to professional photos and are on the lookout for the perfect device for you, getting the Nokia Lumia 1020 seems like a no-brainer. But what if you also want the desired gizmo to run Android and not the underprivileged Windows Phone 8 OS?
Again, the decision is an easy one to make, though you’ll have to get over the disgust that inherently comes upon seeing the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom for the first time in action. Weighing in at an incredible (not in a good way) 208 grams and measuring 15.4 mm in thickness, the Zoom looks like a crossover between Frankenstein’s monster and the victim of a near fatal car accident.
Yet it packs a state-of-the-art 16 MP camera with Xenon flash, optical image stabilization and 10x optical zoom. And starting in a few days, it will be available in a number of select European countries with 4G LTE speeds.
Orange, Deutsche Telekon, Tele2 and Telia Sonera are among the old continent carriers expected to sell the high-speed cameraphone, but unfortunately we’re very light on exact release dates and pricing details. What’s clear nevertheless is the LTE S4 Zoom will cost a pretty penny, since the HSDPA version is itself fairly pricey, going for £400 give or take in the UK and roughly 440 EUR in Germany or France.