Could it be true? Could there actually be an Android camera? Yes, it is true and the company to have the honour of presenting the first Android camera is Samsung with their Samsung Galaxy camera. Mixing the mobile platform of Android with the photography giant is one that many individuals aren’t sure how they can fathom its implementation. However, today we will take a look at how the camera is set up, whether or not it is for your photography needs, and other features that this camera holds for you to explore.

The Samsumg Android Camera

The Concept

If you haven’t noticed already, this is an Android camera. Running on Android Jelly Bean, the camera uses both cellular data, along with WIFI to make sharing seamless and easy. Geotagging is also made possible with the GPS chip inside. This makes for no excuse in terms of photo sharing. This camera took the void that individuals felt in terms of mobile sharing on their digital cameras, and over-delivered. Aside from this, the Galaxy camera also comes with a couple of applications, including Skype, making this a camera you’ll make more use of than you’ll think.

The Design

Samsung CameraFor a first time release, the Samsung Galaxy camera did a lot of things right in terms of design. The Galaxy camera is still relatively thin for what it packs, while still providing enough screen space to make use of the applications and features that fill this camera. The build seems more on the plastic side.

The camera has a hidden flash, and the top also provides you with a zoom toggle, microphone for Skype, and a power button of course. The camera has a great grip and a zoom lens on the front. The right side reveals an HDMI connector port and audio headphone jack with strap. Speakers and the pop-up flash button is located on the left. The bottom is where you’ll find the battery and memory card slots. The tripod holder is found right next to the battery compartment.

On the Field

 Due to it’s size, you may find yourself wanting to alter how you hold and use this camera when in the middle of photo taking. The 4.8 inch display certainly will require your full attention due to the lack of a live viewfinder. However, you won’t find yourself disappointed with it. The battery life could be better however, for only 4 and a half hours, and most likely significantly less for video, this Galaxy camera won’t be the companion you’re looking for in long photo shoots. A spare battery may be the accessory in mind for vacation shoots.

Performance and Quality

For a novel camera of its type, Samsung has been able to still keep up its photography quality that we have come toSamsung Android Camera expect from Samsung – which is pretty good. Exposure even in uncontrolled environments worked out well. If you are using this camera mostly for photography, you will be satisfied. If you will flirt a bit with videography, you may still be okay but a bit disappointed with how this camera handles video – especially low light video. All in all, you won’t regret your choice based on camera quality alone.

 Tech Specs


Samsung and Google (Android)


23 mm Wide-Angle

Battery Life

4.5 Hours of Continuous Use

Camera Quality

16 Megapixels

Video Quality

Up to 1080p at 30 fps


RAM – 1GB; Internal – 8GB. Memory Card Compatible

Weight and Size

10.8 oz.2.8 x 5.1 x .75


Android 4.1 Jelly Bean


AT&T 4G; Verizon 4G;Bluetooth 4.0

Star Rating



The pricing at $500 (AT&T)(Verizon) can alone scare many individuals away, especially due to how this price is where you begin to tread into beginner DSLR territory. However, due to this being a novel idea and technology, the pricing will understandably decrease to a reasonable price. Aside from this, the 4G connectivity and great photo and video quality makes up for this. Due to being novel, we advise waiting for a couple of updates.

The ability to share photos also on the various websites, right from the camera, though applications like Instagram makes sharing even enjoyable.

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Antony was born in Kerala, India, raised in Doha, Qatar. He works as a Systems/Network Manager.Antony’s interests don’t always seem to cross paths: football and technology. However, Antony is just as much a fan of Manchester United as he is of gizmos, maybe a bit more.