Samsung Galaxy S5 Zoom – more specs revealed through Antutu benchmark

by: Jonathan FeistApril 7, 2014

samsung galaxy s4 zoom aa design on back

Last year, Samsung launched a unique device that could best be described as half Galaxy S4 and half camera. It even looked like the two were physically spliced together, resulting in an Android powered camera called the Galaxy S4 Zoom. This year, along with the rebooted flagship phone that is the Galaxy S5, Samsung is launching an updated camera as well, sticking to their guns, it will be named the Galaxy S5 Zoom.

We learned about the Galaxy S5 Zoom last month when benchmarking site GFXBench took it for a spin and shared their results with us. At that time we were told to expect a 20.2MP camera on top of a 4.8-inch 720p display, powered by Android 4.4.2 with 2GB of RAM and a 1300MHz hexa-core CPU. If you did not see that info, check it out here.


As we get closer to the launch of the Galaxy S5 smartphone, the folks over at Sam Mobile have had the chance to put the new Galaxy S5 Zoom through its paces as well, this time using the Antutu Benchmark.

Samsung Galaxy S5 Zoom Antutu Sam Mobile

The new benchmarks reveal some updated information, and confirm some of the specifications that we already knew. We’ll still get to enjoy that 20.2MP, 5184×3888 resolution main camera on the Galaxy S5 Zoom, along with Optical Image Stabilization, Xenon flash and 10x optical zoom. Android 4.4.2 with Samsung’s latest TouchWiz will all be optimized for the camera experience, particularly in supporting additional storage via microSD slot.

The brains inside this device will be configured using Samsung’s Exynos 5 Hexa (5260) SoC with ARM’s big.LITTLE HMP technology, 2x 1.7GHz Cortex-A15 cores and 4x 1.3GHz Cortex-A7 cores and a quad-core ARM Mali-T624 GPU. The result is an Antutu benchmark point score that beats out the Galaxy S4 and original HTC One (M7), coming in at 33252 points.

Samsung Galaxy S5 Zoom Antutu Sam Mobile

As the Galaxy S5 Zoom is, in-fact, a camera – regardless the processing power and Android OS – we were really hoping to see some image samples. I am afraid we will have to continue to wait as no photo samples are available just yet. Samsung will have to officially announce this guy eventually, or an ambitious leak will beat them to it, either way, with the Galaxy S5 phone due to start shipping right away, we imagine the Galaxy S5 Zoom will not be too far behind.

Are you excited for another Android powered camera to hit the market, or is the camera on you Android powered phone good enough for your needs?

  • Shark Bait

    Not sure mechanical components are good in a phone, dual lenses offer much more promise in this area if you ask me

    • Jonathan Feist

      That’s part of the trick to this guy, it may be built out of the front end of a phone, but it is just a camera. It has WiFi, but cannot connect to cell services to make calls or send/receive SMS.

      I mean, it’s Android, so anything is possible, but still, looking at it as purely a camera, what do you think?

      • Shark Bait

        Hang on you’ve confused me, didn’t the galaxy s4 zoom have cellular capabilitys? I assumed this would be the same?

        • Jonathan Feist

          Looks like you might be closer to it than I. So far, I cannot find any indication of any actual cell radios in the S5 Zoom, but GSMArena seams to think it will have 2G/3G… Samsung should just come out with it already!

          That said, telephony or no, it is ‘just’ a camera, right?

          • Shark Bait

            Haha pretty much! I guess it will be a half cooked phone and a sub standard point and shoot at the same time. can’t be great. I think phone are killing off point and shoots anyway so their defiantly targeting a small demographic here if you as me

          • Jonathan Feist

            In a way, it is sad. I fear the day will come when our camera options are either to buy a smartphone or drop $5000 on a major camera. That’s a bit extreme, and I’ll likely not notice myself, but cheap cameras do make great christmas gifts, hate to lose that buying option.

          • Shark Bait

            Its kinda the way its going. But I think its good. Looks to me cameras and batteries are going to be the next battle ground for manufactures now GHz and DPI’s are irrelevant. Which is good because both are great for user experience and we’ll see some cool stuff!

  • Jayfeather787

    We benchmark cameras. Android is so awesome.

  • Alex Hoang