I have the Alpha in Frosted Gold and I'm absolutely in love with it. It looks gorgeous, sleek and truly majestic. It feels great in the hand. The screen is sharp with beautiful color rendering. The camera is amazing. The performance is everything I need and more. It's a proper flagship with a smaller screen, which is perfect for me because my hands are so small. I'm really glad I went for it instead of the S5.
Battery life can be an issue, but it hasn't been an issue for me so far because I have regular work hours and I don't travel, so I can afford to charge it daily. Fixed storage could have been another issue, but again I found it adequate enough for my needs. I've downloaded tons of apps and games, including Need for Speed and Asphalt 8 (both of which run incredibly smooth and look awesome by the way) and I take lots of pictures and videos and I still have 15GBs to spare.
There are 2 auxiliary attributes in this phone that I found truly helpful and I know they're available in other Samsung phones. Those are Private Mode and the S Health app coupled with the heart rate sensor. Such useful additions!
All in all I'm really happy with my choice, and I highly recommend it for people with similar needs and affinity for smaller screens.
Samsung doen't understand that many of us we don't have unlimited data and we need radio chip. for some music or news while traveling or work, so... samsung will not see my money
Hi. Giving my very honest comment about this phone. I traded my metal gray HTC One M8 for this Silver Galaxy Alpha. I am thinking if this was a right choice, but satisfied after using it for few weeks. People blamed the battery below average performance, so i bought extra battery kit and a powerbank as an alternative power source. Voalla, battery issues settled. It is that simple.. Build quality is excellent, comparable to M8. Faux leather back cover is a bonus, everything is tacky and less slippery when touching this phone(need more careful with M8). Metal premium feel is much more on M8, but the metal rim on my Alpha is somewhat nice to hold, better touch feel on my palm(chamfered edge is a +). Alpha Touchwiz UI seems more fluid and much more less laggy(still crowded, sometimes confusing though) then other models, but far far away to compete with M8. In the end, i dont have anything to complaint with my Alpha..I am a person that really appreciate removable cover, no need to send to shop and wait for weeks, if not months, force open to change the battery, which somehow can damage the build quality of the original phone(correct me if i am wrong).that is all from me. Fruitable ideas is appreciated. Thank you..
First of all, this phone is very expensive. I played at the store yesterday and it was ok, and the build was ok, not that impressive tho. The display was super saturated, ehh amoled pentitle, not worth the price.
Ted, 14 Jan 2015A5 is cheaper, bigger and has memory card.
Alpha has better specs but is more expensive, very... moreU can't compare these 2 phones .
Because A5 is midranger chip Snapdragon 410 and adreno 306.
A5 Doesn't even have Notification Led
While Alpha is king .
32 gb internal of Alpha isn't enough ?
roy, 13 Jan 2015Samsung alpha or samsung a5 which one is better to use ?A5 is cheaper, bigger and has memory card.
Alpha has better specs but is more expensive, very small battery, no memory card but USB OTG.
So i think A5 is better
For me no A5 because no USB OTG, and no Alpha because no memory card. S6 probably...
roy, 13 Jan 2015Samsung alpha or samsung a5 which one is better to use ?Samsung galaxy alpha is better.
anas, 13 Jan 2015Music and audio and video quality leading in HTC MOBILES.Check HTC device.ex:e8,my. if Michael Jackson was still alive, I believe he would never listen to his songs using HTC. He only wanted to use Sony or other brands that have capability in terms of audio.
anas, 13 Jan 2015Music and audio and video quality leading in HTC MOBILES.Check HTC device.ex:e8,my. Sound quality is all about feel, clarity, and details.
It's not just about Volume or Voltage like in HTC.
Sony is one of the greatest audio / sound system producer in history.
pizi, 13 Jan 2015I charge my phone twice a day. It is normal? How about you?It needs charge 2 vice in a day. If connect Internet, battery drains very quickly. If use camera battery drains very quickly. Getting heating. If in 3G battery drains very quickly.
If only they had included a memory card...Deal breaker for me, for an otherwise good phone. I will have to buy S5.
Wendy, 12 Jan 2015No !!! big no !!! I have used my friend's Samsung Galaxy Alpha. I never get the clarity and ... moreMusic and audio and video quality leading in HTC MOBILES.Check HTC device.ex:e8,my.
Karan., 12 Jan 2015Alpha's Audio quality is beyond your imagination and Equalizer is very good Samsung earphones' quality is actually pretty low, sound is tacky and there's a horrible background hum. You should always use branded headphones. But most people don't notice sound details they just listen to Rihanna
Karan., 12 Jan 2015Alpha's Audio quality is beyond your imagination and Equalizer is very good To assess audio quality never use the equalizer. Keep with clear setting & you will hear the pureness of sound quality from your device.
In term of this, Samsung can not beat Sony & Apple.
Karan., 12 Jan 2015Alpha's Audio quality is beyond your imagination and Equalizer is very good No !!! big no !!!
I have used my friend's Samsung Galaxy Alpha.
I never get the clarity and detail of sound like in Sony Xperia Z2 / Z3 / Z3 Compact or Iphone 5 / 5s.
You can not lie to a audiophile or a music freak person.
Honestly, Sony & Apple has big reputation in portable audio devices.
I never liked the audio quality of Samsung.
Samsung not have capability in term of audio.
If you a music freak or audiophile & need a superior audio quality.
Go for Sony Xperia Z2 / Z3 or Iphone 6.
With a earphone / headset you can get the best clarity of sound.
Ted , 12 Jan 2015Still waiting for the silver colour version to be released in Malaysia..Hello bro.glacier silver has been released in Malaysia few weeks ago. It is limited and hard to find this color. I am using this color..the best color compare to the gold, black and white Alpha. Warranty is original also, not AP warranty. Thank you..