bruce waynee, 29 Oct 2014U can find this on all android phones .
Settings - Developer settings I couldnt find the developer options in the latest touchwiz settings interface. Where is it exactly?
ameya 13, 28 Oct 2014Hey do you know how to turn the animations on?? Like the transition animations??U can find this on all android phones .
Settings - Developer settings
bruce waynee, 28 Oct 2014charging time is also fast , mine full charge from 0 to 100% in just 100 min. and 10 hours ... moreHey do you know how to turn the animations on?? Like the transition animations??
I got the chance to use this phone again today and i have to give kudos to samsung about the design.
The plastic back is actually very gummy (i dont have any words to describe the actual feel so i will stick with gummy)and it provides a very good grip. It doest feel like plastic!!!
The fingerprint scanner is very responsive as compared to the implementation in the galaxy s5 although its not better than the ones found on iphones...
The performance is damn good. Because of the less demanding screen the processor can deliver very well and as far as i have used the phone, it did not hang a single time
(neglecting the lag when you swipe to get to my magazine but thats more of a software bug. It doesnt have anything to do with the processor)
I dont know why people are complaining soooo much. If they dont wanna buy it then dont. Stop spamming the page by your complains
EPR, 28 Oct 2014I bought this phone, finally.
surprisinglya 1860mAh in this Alpha performs longer (much longe... morei can't understand , why "kumar" is trolling here , specially about display
display of alpha is best super amoled ever ,ppi isn't only the factor of quality of display , there are much more .
i really don't understand whats the point of having 1080p on 4.7'' screen ,
312 ppi is sharp enough .
1080p will decreas battery life (screen on time) , slow down gpu performance , will consume lot more mobile data while surfing.
i have watched pocketnow's review of this phone on youtube , they said
"720p at 4.7" is hardly a travesty"
EPR, 28 Oct 2014I bought this phone, finally.
surprisinglya 1860mAh in this Alpha performs longer (much longe... morecharging time is also fast ,
mine full charge from 0 to 100% in just 100 min.
and 10 hours battery for me , from normal to heavy usage.
also don't forget , ultra power saving mode ,
i haven't tried it 24*7 times on , but i think , it will last long upto 3 days for normal use
Fred, 28 Oct 2014The battery is very poor, this kind of small battery used for galaxy 1 and 2 which was 5 years... moreI bought this phone, finally.
surprisinglya 1860mAh in this Alpha performs longer (much longer by more than 4 hours longer) than S5 (which I was really dissapointed for the battery life 2,800mAh).
Maybe the software thingy is good yeah? very efficient!
Alpha, normal use, can last for 10 hours. LOVELY!
The battery is very poor, this kind of small battery used for galaxy 1 and 2 which was 5 years before
Kumar, 27 Oct 2014It seems you are absolutely obsessed with your ALPHA.
If I can summarize your arguments;
... moreIn my comment , I never said , Alpha camera is better than S5 .
I said , both camera are nice .
But Video recording is little better on Alpha .may be due to Latest software .
312 ppi is sharp enough , and u cannot see any difference between this and 400 +
I also have iPhone 6 , which is also best phone out there .
Before buying it. I have compared 6 and 6 plus screens.
6plus got 1080p display ,
But when I checked 6 and 6plus , I found both screens are sharp very well , that's why I bought iphn6 , instead of 6 plus
One more thing, the galaxy alpha feels way better and premium that the iphone 6.
bruce waynee, 27 Oct 2014Plz don't make false opinion , if u don't have this phone .
If u have read my earlier comment... moreIt seems you are absolutely obsessed with your ALPHA.
If I can summarize your arguments;
1) 720p is the best screen what you have and it is better than full HD, so it is a technological wastage and saturation to move beyond 720p to 1080p or UHD (:)))));
2) Alpha has the best ever camera ever fitted in a phone (According to you it produces better pics than S5- which is kind of rated as one of the best camera phones by all reviewers); gr8 finding;
3) And somebody rates alpha better than nexus 6; that’s a real cracker;
4) Motorola is supposed to have best antenna and wireless signal; in your case it’s different.
So I think Almighty has produced a special Alpha for you which produces the best results what in fact the Samsung does not claim.
Viewpoints differ, so hope your claims be true for you and not for many. N joy with your great possession!
I had a hands on check of the Alpha. Felt great. But the price was pretty high for the specs (although samsungs top end phones are pretty high anyway). But i understand the reviews made by the individual here that when not looking at numbers it would actually perform better than S5. I would tend to agree and would without doubt if buying a Samsung prefer the alpha over S5 every single time.
Kumar, 27 Oct 2014It is expected to have a comment like this, if somebody is so gullible by the mere Samsung’s d... morePlz don't make false opinion , if u don't have this phone .
If u have read my earlier comments ,
I had moto X (1st gen) and I was very bored with that phone .
Stock android is garbage , no features and bad interface ,
Camera of that phone was bad , video recording very bad , Bad speakers , Signal drops to zero frequently , bad Call quality
I will not get Nexus 6 eevn if someone give me at 10k , moto x was my 1st and last phone from Pure android and Motorola
Never judge phone by looking at spec.
bruce waynee, 27 Oct 2014plz don't post this type of comment , if u don't own device .
720p vs 1080p ,
i have compa... moreIt is expected to have a comment like this, if somebody is so gullible by the mere Samsung’s disguise.
Here are my observations:
S5 / S4 / Note 3 all have better screens than Alpha. Anybody would agree to that. But sometimes for some true judgement takes a back seat, when the outcome is linked to sentiments.
Video recording is far sharper and crisper in S5 / Note 3.
From none of the wildest imaginations, the phone is a premium compact phone. It is limited to compact only.
There are far better options available in the same pricing range or lesser- Moto X- 2nd Gen, Nexus-5, Note-3, HTC one M-8, Z3 Compact etc. Nexus-6 to join the queue soon.
It is really foolishness that somebody is pricing Note 3 and Galaxy Alpha at same range. In fact Note-3 is being sold @ 32.5 K (In some portals- ebay with Manufacturer Warranty) which is around 5-6 K less than the Alpha with 3GB RAM, much better display, superb battery backup....................list is long.
And Mr. Almighty- Wait and watch the correction in pricing in the days to come.
One thing I just want to make clear, personally I don’t like Samsung phones due to the cheap build quality. The S-II was one exception and truly a great phone.
bruce waynee, 27 Oct 2014plz don't post this type of comment , if u don't own device . 720p vs 1080p , i have compa... moreThats hilarious, no difference? Everyone agrees that 1080p makes a BIG difference, and if you cant see it it is your problem, not everyone elses. There is basically 2 possibilities here: You are above ~55 years old, or you have hyperopia, aka short eyeballs, making the eyes unable to focus on short distances. Wish you could see how big the difference really is, 1080p is a true marvel for us with good vision on short distances, the best that has happened to smartphones, and yeah you cannot enjoy it at an arms length like you are using your phone. By the way, why dont you get reading glasses? You clearly have a vision impairment, theres no reason to not use corrective lenses.
Kumar, 27 Oct 2014
The Alpha lacks in hardware as compared to the S5 in bigger margin
1) Full HD screen vs 7... moreplz don't post this type of comment , if u don't own device .
720p vs 1080p ,
i have compared display of both before buying this device . u cannot find any difference in ppi by ur eye
Alpha display is more crispy than s5 , its looking as sharp as s5 , display is more accurate
Color tempreture of Alpha display is 6840 kelvins , which is much better than S5 and even little better than iphone 6 .
Delta E Greyscale and Delta E RGBCMY both are better on alpha compared to S5
Overall Alpha has got better display .
Camera 16 vs 12 ,
Mega pixels doesn't meant all , both are having nice camera ,
i found video recrding of alpha better than s5 .
1860 vs 2800 mah battery , but in real life , Battery of alpha is little better than S5 .
Now i will tell u more , other than spec. sheet
Speaker of alpha is little more clearer than S5 and also call quality .
Galaxy S5 is very cheap looking phone .
alpha is looking Great,And hands on feeling is great ,
u will feel premium .
Finger print sensor of Alpha is good improvement over S5 , its faster and more accurate , S5 got shit fingerprint sensor .
the thing i really liked is its very Light weight .
and don't know why , i found alpha more fast and smooth compared to S5 .
and yes , my alpha heats up less than Friend's S5 , which is good . may be due to s5 water proof , it heat up more
i found no reason of high price ,
37-38k is perfect price ,
alpha and Note 3 got same price .
its simple , if u want tablet than go for note 3 .
i want compact phone which is easy to handle and need premium phones , light weight , great build quality
Akshay Kadam, 26 Oct 2014I want to buy this phone. bu the only question which is hurting me is "WHY ON THIS EARTH ... moreI have this phone for a month now, and I can tell you that it is the worst I have ever had just regarding baterry duration. Literaly batery duration is 4-5 hour. Also, it can not be charged on USB.