django, 23 Aug 2014is there any definite theory that plastic has advantage over metal body ?? plastic body is ... moreNokia is using plastic. For the rest of comment see my previous one. The Alpha is looking good and the specs are acording to market (mass demand). All the time people are crying about a phone with good size (not to big operated by one hand) and high specs. So take it. Let it see the price.
lem, 24 Aug 2014Xiaomi is better and cheaper that's the reality. Why buy this if mi 4 is stronger? Alpha is a ... moreWhere are you from? If you are from Asia I can understand some points of your argument. For the rest of the world Xiaomi is for reading tech review. But all those arguments about lags and plastic don't stand anymore. And continuing repeating like a bad disk make you silly.
Gefs, 24 Aug 2014This phone is lags out off the box. Watch video from gsmarena in youtube. It lagsI saw it too, it lags so much
This phone is lags out off the box. Watch video from gsmarena in youtube. It lags
AnonD-267006, 23 Aug 2014you people are really not smart are you. as a company samsung put this mid range metal banded... moreXiaomi is better and cheaper that's the reality. Why buy this if mi 4 is stronger? Alpha is a joke, I'll rather but an Galaxy S or a Note series than this
Don't understand the hate, just because a phone uses metal doesn't make it better *cough* you only pay for the materials for the iPhone with crap specs *cough* if a phone is going to use any other materials beside plastic aleast try to make it look good. The iphone is a joke when you compare it to the Z2 hell even the Z
a well balance phone, people here is too smart, I thinks samsung made a good phone. move on!
Neutral, 23 Aug 2014You don't get it do you. Full metal body will never be an advantage over plastic. Metal frame ... moreis there any definite theory that plastic has advantage over metal body ??
plastic body is advocated by only samsung fans and nobody else ..
django, 23 Aug 2014i guess samsung really got hurt by build quality criticism.. if alpha sells well or the upcom... moreYou don't get it do you. Full metal body will never be an advantage over plastic. Metal frame is ok, but full metal body is more slippery in hot weather or uncomfortable to hold in freezing winter. It makes phone much heavier and gets scratched faster. Hardware is less resistant to static charges and reception is weaker.
you people are really not smart are you.
as a company samsung put this mid range metal banded phone out to see if it pre-sales that will tell them if its worth putting the money into the other lines they have, what people call a premium phone is stupid apple is not it have a metallic body sub par specs, htc to much metal slippy in hand z2 glass and metal all of these phone have one major thing in common that is they will all have a plastic or rubber case or bumper on them making them bigger and pointless touch id and other things, the alpha has a nice curve on the top and bottom of the sides so that it wont slid out of your hand easily if laying down or holding up, its 720 sceen maynot be a 1080p but the new super amoled is better for power and color rendition, the battery is a horrible size but they thought that since its a 20nm chip saving 35% battery comsumption it would not hurt it mixed with the screen size.
it truth this phone is a smart market phone not all people want a 5 or bigger inch phone nor need to update facebook and instagram every 5 min to feel like there life is worth living they want to get online and text and phone and youtube videos, thats what this phone is pointing at. if you cant see that you should remove yourself from the tech industry
Joel, 23 Aug 2014This phone is a joke.it is just marketing it cost 500 pounds .. and stupid peple buys
i guess samsung really got hurt by build quality criticism..
if alpha sells well or the upcoming galaxy S6 flops , they might turn to full metal