I paid 400 dollars on this device in october 2015
This is the first device that died so easily. No android 5.1.1, no security patch, no smart manager and gone from market. Thx samsung.
The best phones ever made. Galaxy alpha and note7 both are discontinued.
iam very disapoinded..because my galaxy alfa is at low price 26 thousand..i purchased at 37500
I hate my alpha I will never buy another .anyone want to trade a s5 or s5active
Sammy is bad,it's trying copy iPhone for the years, and now launching Z series to compete with Sony, next it will copy Xiaomi...Huawei and so on
darkraver, 30 Dec 2014And all in all it is sooo good and it sells soo good that they have to discontinue it after 6 ... moreIt's ridiculous to just stop selling this device after 6 months. You need a lot more time to penetrate any market.
These days manufacturers live in their ivory towers expecting that within a month after release their stuff sells in huge quantities. It's completely unrealistic to expect any good figures after merely a few months. Sometimes it takes over a year for a product to created momentum. Sometimes products even get people's love after they're gone from "that market".
It's about time that companies target realistic expectations instead of walking in the clouds.
Galaxy S3 User, 30 Dec 2014Here we go again: first Samsung outs a smartphone that is well received by the critic, and the... more"...FOCUS, Samsung!!! FOCUS, Goddamnit!!!..."
They are focusing. It's just blurry :-)
So Samsung discontinues their metallic alpha while apple discontinued their plastic 5c. Sounds right to me. They were selling well with their respective phones anyway.
Good. Coz this phone is a joke. The battery, those corners, 16:9 picture aspect ratio. Ridiculous...
Muthu, 30 Dec 2014I am not an ifanboy, but I can tell you 2 things. 1) No SD card slot 2) Very less battery c... moreok but it's not like apple made the only phone with bad Batery or no micro SD an for the normal day to day user you don't need any more space and the Batery i can tell you is not as week as it seems on paper with normal use you can get even 2 Days on it...an in this smartphone world 2 days is quite ok
dont go with there statement, there are discontinuing bcoz galaxy s6 will be launch
Anonynous, 29 Dec 2014It has outdone Z3c in real life battery tests. Dont read specs and numbers, both iphone 6 and ... moreAlpha outdone Z3C in battery life? Which planet do you live on? I checked on xda and everyone that posted battery life of alpha has ~1day of usage and ~3.5h screen on time.
I'm currently 2d15h on my Z3C with 6h screen on time and 10% left. If I turn on ultra stamina mode it will last for one more day.
LOL!! why the article telling ppl to buy one when its going to phase out and come something new?
no one wants to buy that when there will be new ones in the coming month. duh!~~
nemesh73, 30 Dec 2014and what exactly is copied from the iphone?...please tell me fanboyI am not an ifanboy, but I can tell you 2 things.
1) No SD card slot
2) Very less battery capacity
Those are the bad things samsung copied from apple and paid the price for it.
For me it was between the Galaxy Alpha and the Xperia Z3 Compact. The Alpha gave no reason why it was superior to the Z3c (maybe design but that's the preference of the user) with the Z3c being superior in all other departments.
Here we go again: first Samsung outs a smartphone that is well received by the critic, and then they start to "copy-paste" its design to hundreds of models, making the Galaxy lineup impossible to understand.
FOCUS, Samsung!!! FOCUS, Goddamnit!!!
Alpha?, 30 Dec 2014Samsung Galaxy Alpha.. also known as Samsung Galaxy Apple (lol)and what exactly is copied from the iphone?...please tell me fanboy
carriers in my country had enough of Samsung forcing them to carry their products. Only Bell offered the Galaxy alpha that is super high priced. What the hell is Samsung Thinking? There is only 1 ios, and that is apple, but there are many androids, and the alpha did much less then a lot of it's competitors while charging a premium for a very nice feel, but plastic in the back, get this junk out of here.