3.5 Hours SOT
With WiFi always on and played newly launched Injustice 2 heavy game as well.
I have attached screenshots, considering I am using the same battery since Dec 2014, it isn't bad. It also charges from 50 to 90% in just 27 min.
My phone is Exynos G850Y Indian one.
I am from India & has been using Alpha Since November 2014 & it is running on lollipop 5.0.2.
Today I've receive an update of 257.93 MB OTA. Below are the screenshots before updating the device to latest update.
And here are the screenshots after the update:
I didn't notice any changes in to my device accept Build Number, Security Software Version etc.
Did anyone from India have received this update yet ?
Many Thanks in advance.
13.05.2017 my last word for this beauty : **** you samsung. I went back to a5 2016. I really want you to destroy this phone after nougat update as well. Even if you give me a free note 8 I will throw right into your face, while it is on fire.
Bruce Wayne..., 11 May 2017I think u guys need to buy new battery, buy it from official samsung Care.
I am fine with... moreI changed the battery but is a small improvement. Every super heavy game drains battery like a lightning strike. Even 1.5 year ago battery wasn't that great. I could get 2.5 hours screen time on light games and that was the best I could get. A5 2016 wipes the floor with alpha in terms of battery. A5 2016 lasts 4hours on light gaming and 2.5hours on heavy gaming.
I thought alpha will get MM but samsung said:"suck it. Buy A series" (BUT A SERIES CAN'T PLAY A VIDEO IN 1080 60 FPS and they cost 450 euros. I am seriosly considering throw alpha in trash. Also I have to restart it 2 times a day because screen freezing is pissing me so hard!!!
Eli, 11 May 2017I totally agree the battery life drains so quick that I have to carry an incable charger every time.I think u guys need to buy new battery, buy it from official samsung Care.
I am fine with this phone's battery, it works from 10 am to 7 pm for me with medium usage and 5 hours for extremely high usage.
I only experience huge battery drain when GPS is turned on, otherwise no issue.
But yes, try factory reset and check old battery performance before buying new one
My friend is having Galaxy S8 and I am not seing huge battery life difference. I gets 3.5 Hours Screen on Time even after 2.5 years and my friend's new S8 gets 4.5 hours
We should also consider that Alpha takes 80 min. To full charge and S8 takes 105 min.
Anonymous, 08 May 2017Samsung alpha have poor battery performance...it only last for a few hours.I totally agree the battery life drains so quick that I have to carry an incable charger every time.
Bob, 10 May 2017When i try to unlock my phone with fingerprint it says me "Fingerprint sensor error ocurred" a... moreAfter updating via odin , fingerprint works randomly. I swipe 10 times, nothing . This happens at least 5 times a day. Fingerprint is pure shit. I hate this phone so much.
When i try to unlock my phone with fingerprint it says me "Fingerprint sensor error ocurred" and after this it doesn't require me the backup pasword but the phone stuck in the emergency mode. I restart the phone, tryed to switch out of the emergency mode but still nothing.... Finally i was forced to make a factory reset and lost all my photos (alpha has not sd card slot) and the fingerprint worked only for two days more. After this the same story: Fingerprint sensor error, emergency mode and wont let me to unlock even with the backup pasword..... have anyone face this problem?
Anonymous, 08 May 2017Samsung alpha have poor battery performance...it only last for a few hours.Every demanding game that I play lasts just one hour. It drains like a lightning strike. I have to use a charger everywhere. Samsung should have put 8.1 mm and battery could have been at least 2300 mah or 2200. Because of alpha I am looking for a phone that has excellent battery life like s8 or a7 2017
Samsung alpha have poor battery performance...it only last for a few hours.
Bruce Wayne..., 06 May 2017U can try it by flashing latest patch, and let me know. Epsil rom is based on Samsung offic... moreI've flashed succesfully the latest samsung patch via odin and i have smart manager (finally!!!!) And april 2017 security patch. My phone is from switzerland and I bought it in Roumania and it got one patch in september 2015
Apolodor, 06 May 2017I don't like custom roms but i want to know if I flash the latest 5.0.2 version with april pat... moreU can try it by flashing latest patch, and let me know.
Epsil rom is based on Samsung official rom as well, just a difference is u got S7 UI in Galaxy Alpha, Animations are much smoother in this rom
Bruce Wayne..., 06 May 2017Go to XDA and install Epsil rom v4.4, Turn ur galaxy alpha into Galaxy S7. I am using thi... moreI don't like custom roms but i want to know if I flash the latest 5.0.2 version with april patch via odin , my phone will be a little more stable ? I haven't received any update since 2015 and I have to restart my phone at least 10 times a week
Go to XDA and install Epsil rom v4.4, Turn ur galaxy alpha into Galaxy S7.
I am using this rom since 15 days, no bugs and more faster+beautifull than stock, u can dload Samsung themes as well,I am using Ios theme on it
It's true samsung alpha stack with 5.0.2,no more update for this model sad!!!!
There are any procedure to activate​ VOLTE service on my Alpha?
Guys since i updated alpha to 5.0.2 in 2015 I CAN'T find SMART MANAGER why!? Someone a solution pls. I won't get anymore updates for this device and battery sucks sooo hard