Calm down bro. Remember one arena that GSMArena always lacks: power saving mode. You don't need that whole power for a 720p phone right? Power saving mode (regular one, not the ultra one) helps you more juice, at least plenty for one day right?
there is obvious benefit with lower resolution screen. though can't you discrete between lq QHD and alph hd?
battery life actually quiet good on web browsing, if this came with samsung extra battery kit... it would be perfect
SaRPeR, 21 Aug 2014Are you kidding ? It is better than some phones with bigger battery just look at Lumia 930 and... moreBetter than some? It needs to be better than most. This phone ain't what we want.
Clear, 21 Aug 2014iPhone6 will be born ''dead'', so doesn't need a killer.:)As people jump shit from Samsung's mediocre phones and right back into Apple's iPhone...
No Fan Boy...!, 21 Aug 2014Oh...! So u know the price...? Tell me how much it costs...! Please stop trolling here...ba... moreDon't try to avoid the problem, battery life sucks. Period. There's a long list of phones offering better battery life and with that our standards have increased. This phone doesn't cut it.
I just hate you GSMA...You never tell if a new camera is better than the older model or something(except CAMERA SHOUT OUT)...you just point to Photo quality comparison tool...And I dont understand a thing there....Why dont you just write the words...black on white...for example the ALPHA camera is way better than the S4 camera in both good light and low light,but it's worse than the S5 in both scenarios(just saing,dont know if its better or not)...IS IT THAT HARD?
SaRPeR, 21 Aug 2014''Weedy battery that barely lasts a day'' ? Which planet are you living on ? Because last i ch... moreWow... do you even know what that rating stands for? It's supposed to be like 1 hour of talking, web browsing, and videos per day or something. If you're like me and don't use the phone as a traditional phone than the 13 hour rating isn't going to a positive. This thing, to my best guess, will not last a 24 hours let alone 12 when i'm browsing and playing games and listening to music.
ThunderCrackR, 21 Aug 2014The phone is brilliant and is does exactly what it was meant to: get more of Apple share with ... moreExcept iPhone don't really compete on the specs. Apple offers a near perfect blend of specs and software so that they can produce a good user experience without over doing any aspect of the phone (and having to pay for it). It's about doing things right and doing things efficient. Also the browsing and video battery life on the iPhone is better than the galaxy alpha. The battery life on the Galaxy Alpha is just kind of sad really.
The phone is brilliant and is does exactly what it was meant to: get more of Apple share with a compact, premium metal phone. It is at least on par with the next iPhone: most powerful processor, enough RAM (if iPhone 6 has 1GB, Alpha has more than enough), impressive camera, good display (iPhone 6 will have around 360ppi, so the 312ppi on the Alpha is enough as the difference will not be really noticeable). Stop blaming the battery. It is on par with the iPhones and I do not hear anyone blaming their battery life. So stop talking trash! As I have already said, it is how it was meant to be.
You might as well buy a metal band case for your S5 if you want premium feel with premium specs.
The iPhone 6 will destroy this in sales.
Scomii, 21 Aug 2014Do you understand Gsmarenas Endurance test? It'll last 52 hours if you do one hour each of cal... moreOh...!
So u know the price...?
Tell me how much it costs...!
Please stop trolling here...battery life is actually good considering it has small capacity battery...!
At least it has better battery backup than iPhone...!
I have a iPhone 5S & Note3...!
And i have to charge my iPhone 5S twice a day...while Note3 lasts almost 2 days of full heavy usage...!
der, 21 Aug 2014iPhone 6 killer?iPhone6 will be born ''dead'', so doesn't need a killer.:)
SaRPeR, 21 Aug 2014''Weedy battery that barely lasts a day'' ? Which planet are you living on ? Because last i ch... moreDo you understand Gsmarenas Endurance test? It'll last 52 hours if you do one hour each of calling,video and browsing... and heck we do more than that! 52hrs in 2014 at such a price isn't good enough!
Rimoti, 21 Aug 2014Samsung phones are starting to be more and more ugly with each model they poduce.they have a s... morei have M7 . now outside temp is 14C (57F) but phone temp is ~0C , like ice or snow . when hot 30C+ , battery get 40C IDLE . Metal body for me , bad idea .