Samsung Galaxy Z4
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The Samsung Z4 comes with a dated look, and its internals does not offer any surprising deviation either from its first impression. The pros and cons of this handset are:
- It has a decent battery which can run for an entire day with moderate to light use.
- It has a rigid design and fits in hand. Plus, it has a 2.5D glass in the front which offers both protection to the display and lends a premium look to the phone.
- The 5MP rear camera can click decent photos in ideal light conditions which appears detailed in the mobile screen. The 5MP front camera has an LED flash which helps during low-light conditions to capture good selfies.
- The Samsung Z4 comes with Tenzin 3.0 which appears with several apps, thereby improving the overall user experience.
- Despite being hardy, the Samsung Z4 has a very outdated design. It lacks in slimness and comes with thick bezels, thereby significantly lowering display area.
- The handset has a below average performance. There is a lot of load time when it comes to opening apps, and the phone tends to freeze during multitasking.
- The display of the phone is very outdated offering 480×800 TFT LCD Panel. It is not very bright and provides washed out colours.
- While the cameras on the phone are decent, in low-light conditions, the cameras underperform, capturing a lot of visual noise, the pictures appear grainy and capture few details.
All in all, the Samsung Z4 is a below average phone, and it is best to be bought as a secondary handset for emergency purposes.
Samsung Z4 may not attract your attention with its old look, but it arrives with an upgraded version of the Tenzin OS. Priced at Rs. 5,790, this budget phone tries to combine nostalgia and usefulness in one set.
Samsung Z4 arrives with a decent battery, but along with its dated looks, it comes with dated internals. The processor fails to perform without lagging, and the display is quite weak for a new phone. The Samsung Z4 is a phone that is only suitable as a secondary alternative when considering another phone for emergencies.
Samsung Z4 does not carry a design which makes it looks modern. Despite being within an affordable range, the phone comes with thick bezels and is quite thick, giving it a dated look. It does not have a glass or metallic body. The phone has an entry-level plastic cover on its back. However, while the phone may look dated, one feature that stands out is the 2.5D curved glass that covers the screen of the phone and gives it a premium touch. It sits well in hand and feels quite durable. However, the materials used for this affordable handset could have been better.
Samsung Z4 comes with a mediocre 480×800 TFT LCD Panel. Since the resolution is so low, the colours appear quite dull. Since many mid-range phones have adopted AMOLED screen and low-range phones comes with QHD screens, the display of Samsung Z4 is a severe drop. The viewing angles are not high. The phone is not bright enough to be viewed in harsh sunlight and can lower visibility. All in all, the Samsung Z4 display is a disappointment and does not do much justice to the premium 2.5D glass attached to it.
Samsung Z4 is powered by a Spreadtrum SC9830 32 bit ARM7 processor. It is a poor Quad-core processor clocking at 1.5 GHz, especially when compared to Samsung’s own Exynos chipsets. It is a 32-bit processor and is quite slow. It is unable to load multiple tasks together, and multitasking on this phone can make the phone freeze. The apps are slow to load and can crash because of the slow processor. The chipset is not powerful enough to run games even at a low setting. Even videos tend to buffer a lot more on this phone. The performance of Samsung Z4 is quite poor.
Samsung Z4 has a 5MP camera on its back. In proper light conditions, the pictures are quite decent. However, if the photographs are shifted to a larger screen, then the poor quality becomes noticeable due to the presence of visual noise.
Under low light conditions, the camera produces worse photos with a lot of noise that makes the details difficult to see. Though the camera comes with dual flash, it does not seem to help in low light.
The front 5MP camera is capable of taking HD selfies, only when there is proper lighting. It also comes with a front-facing flash to help you take pictures during low-light conditions.
Samsung Z4 comes with a mediocre 2,050 mAh battery. While the battery size is quite small compared to the modern variants which have above 3,000 mAh, the Samsung Z4 battery is quite efficient. It might be because of the low-resolution screen that does not drain the juice fast. The Z4 can last you for an entire day with light to moderate use. However, charging the phone will take about 2-3 hours since it does not support any Quick charge technology.
The Samsung Z4 is a modified version of Z2 and its slightly better than it, but on the whole, it falls short as a budget phone. It has a weak processor, and the display is below average. The design is quite outdated but can make the user feel nostalgic. The only saving grace is the battery, which despite being small, can run the phone through the entire day. However, Samsung Z3 is a much better phone and should be considered by the user before going for this set.