when the Galaxy S2 was released it was significantly ahead of the competitors overall on specs and performance but sadly this is not the case with the Alpha.
Still waiting for another 'S2' to appear on the Scene.
HTC maniac, 29 Aug 2014You guys used to bash HTC for not including Sd card saying samsung provides sd card for all it... moreSD cards are irreverent in the quest for a thinner phone and so are battteries.
You guys used to bash HTC for not including Sd card saying samsung provides sd card for all its phones. look at now. you are all quite. because things are going wrong on the boardroom. Gallexy Alpha means thats the beginning of the fall. lol
This phone reminds me of the Galaxy S2. In many ways, this would be a downgrade from my S3. (LTE - 2100 mAh, 2gb ram)
its looks really awesome but you right about about the price shoild of been less than the s5
I would have definitely bought it if it had bigger battery. Samsung screwed it up in making it soo thin. Battery life is soomuch important than just being thin.
Just released in my country and the launch price is higher than galaxy s5, this phone doesn't worth it at all with the higher price than galaxy s5.
drakul123, 29 Aug 2014No SD Card slot and Google update to 4.4.2 does not allow users to access full the SD Cards? ... moreI'm going to get this phone it looks awesome and its metal and its now 4.4.4 kitkat the latest version. Can't wait for it to come out to get it YO!
drakul123, 29 Aug 2014No SD Card slot and Google update to 4.4.2 does not allow users to access full the SD Cards?
... moreMore of the "A" series is coming along with the note 4.One of them will have a Full HD screen and the new selfie camera maybe the updated processor,camera sensor and the new fingerprint sensor that the note 4 will have.
So you can pick between the big note 4 or the compact alpha both are gonna be sporting great design(by Samsung standards).The "S" series is really getting pushed back.
No SD Card slot and Google update to 4.4.2 does not allow users to access full the SD Cards?
I hope android is NOT EVEN considering limiting the users to not having SD Cards in future devices. One reason I stopped buying Apple devices is because I do not like investing money in limiting devices.
I was waiting for this phone (I currently have Samsung S4 Active), I decided to not buy Samsung S5 because the design was still very unattractive. I was hoping they'd update the design after the S5, apparently Samsung updated the external design... and downgraded the capabilities of the phone. In my opinion it seems like they don't want Samsung users to have the best, but just the average product. It does not make sense that if I can make my product have good design and good hardware, I only make a product with one thing or the other.
Thanks for trying Samsung. But I am changing brands for my next device. Definitely not Samsung Alpha (lol Alpha should stand for something magnificent... this device is anything but alpha material)
Qwerty, 28 Aug 2014Why r u trolling here i love s series Well the "A" series is coming and their specs are moving into the "S" series territory and as you know one looks better than the other.The "note" series is always gonna be big and now they're gonna be pretty.So the only place for the "S" series is as a budget series.
Anonymous, 28 Aug 2014This one looks like an Iphone 5 and Iphone 6 looks like a samsung galaxy ! ugh....Sooner they will unite as one.
This one looks like an Iphone 5 and Iphone 6 looks like a samsung galaxy ! ugh....
battery is quite good as we know Kit Kat burns less battery and a with UPS option it will be Wow. Good initiative from the market leaders. Metal body from samsung was long awaited.
Li-Ion 1860 mAh battery
Card slot -No ??? LOOOL beautiful smartphone and bad Specifications, HAHAHA!
Anonymous, 26 Aug 2014Hahaha My old Nokia N82 has better battery (extended battery, 2000mAh)... It's shame for Samsung.of course your old model phone would have a longer battery life. geeeeze