Mr Grumpy, 21 Aug 2014Pathetic. Weedy battery that barely lasts a day, no FM radio, no IP certification, a screen th... more''Weedy battery that barely lasts a day'' ? Which planet are you living on ? Because last i checked a day on Earth is 24 hours. It is less than 52 hours so it can last slightly more than 2 days not 1 day.
AmateurHistorian, 21 Aug 2014If a big 1080p screen didn't help Samsung win market share against iPhone a smaller crappier p... moreOk then you keep paying a flaship phone price for a phone with mid-range specs (a hint it is iPhone!)
So expensive for a mediocre phone with a metal trim. Useless.
Dave, 21 Aug 2014Battery life is poor will not be getting this phone!Are you kidding ? It is better than some phones with bigger battery just look at Lumia 930 and battery life is better than iPhones.
Rimoti, 21 Aug 2014Samsung phones are starting to be more and more ugly with each model they poduce.they have a s... moreYou are just trolling. Sony, LG, HTC and Apple they are all using the same designs in their recent phones.
Samsung phones are starting to be more and more ugly with each model they poduce.they have a serious lack of inspiration when it comes to design. they have a hundred phones that look the same! I'm sick of the same galaxy design and the same cheap plastic. I want something innovative, different!Even LG or HTC are better than Samsung when we speek about the design of their phones.Take a look at LG G3 ,HTC One,HTC M8...
zack, 21 Aug 2014I will never buy their smartphones again. First, they sell the brand. 2nd, They phone not impr... moreso i guess you're not going to use any smartphone starting today, right ?
or if you are going to use a smartphone, which smartphone gives you 24 hours calls, 24 hours video, 24 hours music AND 100 hours of standby ?
Come on tell us mr. troll !!!
oh goody 300mbps download speed so we spend the average LTE GB allowance in record time.
If a big 1080p screen didn't help Samsung win market share against iPhone a smaller crappier phone won't either. iPhone's hardware and software integration and refinement is not something a dumpster-diving phone with custom UI can match.
I will never buy their smartphones again. First, they sell the brand. 2nd, They phone not improve battery life at least 100 hours of standy by. 24 hours of calling, 24 hours of video, 24 hours of music.
As I said, the Z3compact will wipe the floor with this...stereo sound, much better battery, camera, more Ram, IP rating....Samsung fail again, but hey, keep on buying Sammyfans...
So, everything is clear now. Not buying.
50 hour of battery life doesn't suit me.
Alpha is another great example of STUPID mm race against thickness at the expense of the battery.
I don't care about competition against iPhone 6, but Alpha just lost it.
"Still plenty of plastic in the design"
omg. are you serious?
antennas should be behind the plastic, glass or other material, but not metal, so did HTC, Apple and Sony, otherwise the connection will be very bad
metal reflects radio waves
m8 also has a small piece of plastic for the antenna
It's very good. Stop complaining about the battery. The iphones has a lesser battery. I don't hear anyone complaining about Apple not providing a bigger battery.. Stop it! Although the phone looks good, the front panel is the one that's ugly.. They need to change that. It's too..
Pathetic. Weedy battery that barely lasts a day, no FM radio, no IP certification, a screen that's too big with a price tag to match. Shamsung can go swivel.
now everything comes down to pricing....
hope samsung release this with competitive pricing....
A brilliant phone. Samsung continues to show that it leads while smaller companies follow. Its marketshare dominance can only grow thanks to the Alpha. This is going to be a major hit with right-thinking customers.