What a disappointment. I was hoping to have a reason to upgrade but I'll stick with my Galaxy S2
can anyone answer me on this. the device is nice. battery seems to be a problem, ok there's ways around that. but its the storage. I have lots of music. girl in three shop told me to put the music on drop box as you get 50gb free with Samsung. is this correct???.
also if that is correct can you go into to music player on your alpha and play music from the drop box cloud as if its in your phone music library?
If some one can enlighten me on this it be great thanks.
darkraver, 01 Sep 2014I guess you can't too...until we see it in real usage.
But concluding everybody here ranted... moreOh please. You are just a Samsung basher.
How did the battery life turn out bull?
By your lie on that it's evident then.....even if it was not already.....That the cpu power is good too.
Keep trying mr. jelly.
Huynh Hung, 30 Aug 2014Haters can't see or can't understand the 20nm Exynos. Poor guy.I guess you can't too...until we see it in real usage.
But concluding everybody here ranted about it's power efficiency which turned out bull in real life tests, maybe it's processing power in real life usage will be bull too...
SO for me the cons of this phone is:
-pentile matrix with 312 ppi, the pixels will be noticeable easily, they should have use the usual RGB like note 2/ note 3 neo, if you don't believe it, try galaxy s3, the pixels are noticeable.
-battery maybe better than first feared, but still, not enough, even many galaxy s4 users with a better endurance rating (the difference is around 10h endurance rating ) complain about the battery, so something around 50-60h is just not enough.
I hate that this like most reviews acts like Polycarbonate Polymers are a bad thing. How wrong you all are as even Apple, who has been the primary reason Polycarbonate Plastic has been getting such a bad rap since they stopped using it in iPhone 3GS. A phone they were still making in 2012 and selling tons of.
Now they are making an entire case on iPhone 5c w/ inferior old hardware and it isn't selling that well. But... what hasn't been mention is that Apple is now putting plastic, instead of glass over the top and bottom antenna areas for better reception on iPhone 6. But do you think reviewers will mention that? NO!!! ....it's Apple and everyone knows Apple is next to iSnake You Vipers when it comes to marketing and lying about their competition until they are doing the same thing.
Like in same screen sizes as First Samsung and then everyone else followed their lead. Except no competitor has been able to really compete against Galaxy Note Series with S-Pen!
Galaxy Alpha isn't just another pretty face either. It's the first 20nm processor saving 25% energy usage, besides Big/Little finally maturing into the first viable Heterogenous Computing Smartphone. Meaning it'll still... despite benchmarking out higher than Apple A7, have comparable battery life. Along with the ability to free it's users from being "WALL HUGGERS"!
Go to any airport and you can see them all using Samsung's Charging stations more than Samsung's own users! ;-P
NoobianKING, 26 Aug 2014I'm seriously considering this phone (Galaxy Alpha) but I also like the Nokia 930 especially f... moreIstagram on WP is actually less better than android or iOS version. Correct me if I'm wrong, but it still in "Beta".
No Fan Boy, 25 Aug 2014Plastic wins over metal in all cases.No, not really.
No Fan Boy, 25 Aug 2014Plastic wins over metal in all cases.but its not. i still prefer note 3 leather back.
I've still got my s2 (galaxy) which I've been.travelling the world with four 2.5 years and besides having.to replace the charging port and losing recognition of usb memory when plugged in Its working.fine. This is another reason why removable storage is great. even.though I've lost the ability to connect external usb memory sticks I have redundancy and are.now moving videos and photos to another microsd card which I swap into the phone. Yes there's the internet for storage but it's slow if at all accessible in many places (I'm currently in south America after travelling through central America, the middle east, Africa and Europe) I was excited about the s5 rumors then those for the Alpha but both turned out to be disappointing in reality. personally the waterproofing of the s5 is great but expandable storage is a must and battery and cpu upgrades are also.necessary to make me upgrade. metal is nice but practically the only area that it's really needed is around the edges for when it gets dropped. So I still have my galaxy s2 with 48 gig of storage.( including removable) and a radio and what do I get in exchange on an Alpha? metal which is nice, no radio, no expandable storage so less flexibility and less storage, finger print scanner and heart rate monitor which I don't need.
Sorry not enough for me to upgrade and actually a step backwards for my needs.
I'm seriously considering this phone (Galaxy Alpha) but I also like the Nokia 930 especially for the camera quality (instagram maniac)and since they don't have the Nokia 930 as 1 of the phones tested against on the performance charts can sum1 advise me how the 2 phones measure against ea. other (please help!!) (my S3 is now laggy and slow ever since I upped to 4.3 OS and it's even crashed 1ce, damn you Sammy and your bloatware)(not bashing, just my experience, I still love my S3)
Anonymous, 25 Aug 2014Lol. But a hater you are. Actually the plastic is the most durable and practical to use. Plus... moreYes I'm hater and paid troll. I work for Apple, Samsung, LG, HTC and Nokia at the same time. Seriously...plastic more durable than metal?! I agree that in some cases plastic is the better choice than metal. Yes Alpha is the same design like S5 and it's boring. The design of S5 is boring. It looks like a brick but made from plastic. Different people - different tastes. Some like it, some not. The thing that annoys me most is that they advertise the phone as the first Samsung phone made from metal, but it's not made from metal only the frame is made from metal. Have a nice day :)
Anonymous, 25 Aug 2014Lol. But a hater you are.
Actually the plastic is the most durable and practical to use. Plus... moreSamsung has a lot for to be a hated company...their marketing using ice bucket ALS awareness challenge for example....and that is only just one pathetic market stunt...
So yes, I officially will say it, I hate and despise Samsung and will trash its products whenever I can, because they are the lowest, most unethical SoB's out there
And I am surely not ashamed in any way to be a Samsung hater from now on....because they deserve it!
SoulJahBG, 24 Aug 2014Samsung is the greediest company... after Apple of course. What is Galaxy Alpha? Same boring d... moreUnless of course you want to go by technicality they are all kind of over priced.
However in general cases Samsung offers hardware that is more often a little more expensive like better camera's than most, Amoled which costs more, more sensors, and more functional software with more features and security. And they generally have among the best battery life....Aside from the Alpha of course due to it's size.
But the Alpha also shows some better battery life to be expected of future devices with larger batteries too.