SaM, 29 Dec 2014Add a memory card, make the screen a bit bigger, with a better front camera for selfie, ditch ... moreI hope News isn't true.
U forgot main thing , Galaxy A5 is midrange Chipset Snapdragon410/adreno 306
While Alpha's Exnos 5430 is monster , 50000 on Antutu
13mp doen't mean better.
Alpha has isocell sensor 12mp , and also Main thing is Alpha can record 4k video@ 30 fps and 1080p@60fps.
Thing i really liked and can't live without it is Fingerprint Sensor on Alpha.
i prefer 32 gb internal with no sd card over 16gb+sd.
As Games Obb data cannot be moved to sd card so 16gb is very less , also 4k recording can be only on internal.
Rear of Galaxy Alpha is Unique and Great.
while Rear Look of A5 , Camera speaker Flash all are in Single line just like Grand series .
If this news is true than Samsung is As**ole
Abhi D, 29 Dec 2014Samsung has stopped the production of galaxy alpha. Check P h o n eA r e n a for the news(gsm... moreIve just read that on FLIPBOARD,looks like samsung want you to jump on there band wagon of phones then drop you like an hotcake.they wont be supporting future updates for this device either.nice one samsung !
Samsung has stopped the production of galaxy alpha.
Check P h o n eA r e n a for the news(gsmarena doesn't allow PA links).
A series will replace it.
It will sell only till the supplies last. So in around 1 month only it's inventories will be cleared.
S4 production has been stopped too... Will be sold out in few weeks.
Karan., 26 Dec 2014Samsung has removed Air wake up feature on Galaxy Note4 and Alpha Yes there is air wake up command in note 4 and alpha go to settings and than accessibility to set that mode on to device
Add a memory card, make the screen a bit bigger, with a better front camera for selfie, ditch the useless heart monitor and sell it cheaper: would have been a fantastic success... Ooopss, it's the A5 !
Using this phone for about 20 days coming from iphone 5 , i can say alpha is reallu best phone ever made by samsung after trying several sam phones , battery is great 1.5 day ,screen and camera is just amazing .i'm using htc m8 amd alpha right now they are both great phones and no regret for buying these two amazing phones
Is it norm with alpha that while talking, suddenly the line went dead?
anas, 28 Dec 2014Good performance, but battery drains very fast.pls any help.I have Exynos version.
On really heavy use Today (calling, Whatsapp , Taking pics , and watching videos and Gaming Brother in arms 3)
Battery lasted 8-9 hours.
On normal use , it lasts 1.5 days.
battery is good for me. Also its charging quickly so no problem
Bitu, 27 Dec 2014Same software problem& service problem don't buy this phoneTroll
MESB, 27 Dec 2014If you’re an Android fan, don’t you dare buy the Samsung Galaxy Alpha. Lay down your hard earn... moreI would like to disagree about camera- it is the same sensor as SGS5- what is even funnier, some reports says that it is the 16mp sensor and that images are downsampled by software in phone/ image processing chip. And judging quality your argument is false (compare it to Z3 compacts 21mp and you will see that samsung has captured little bit more detail) OK screen res is not that grate, yes I can see pixels if I realy, realy, realy want, but rest of it is just awesome- it beats my friends nexus 5 in any test we could think of.
BTW in Latvia it is also cheaper than Z3 compact or SGS5 on contract.
Oh and another thing- it has Gorilla Glass 4 and 1 year free screen insurance.
If you’re an Android fan, don’t you dare buy the Samsung Galaxy Alpha. Lay down your hard earned cash for a Galaxy S5, if you must stay with Samsung, or an LG G3, an Xperia, or any of the other great smartphones released this year. Why? Because the Galaxy Alpha represents everything Android supporters are supposed to hate about the despicable Apple iPhone. Not only that, but it’s further proof Samsung is still terrified of it, too.
It’s amazing that after all these years, through the continued talk of the iPhone’s fall from grace, Samsung and several other companies still run off into a corner and curl up in a ball at the mere mention of a new model. The iPhone, which is supposed to be dead don’t forget, also still manages to be the template on which new hardware is based. Actually, no it doesn’t. In 2014, it’s merely the rumors about the next iPhone that inspires manufacturers.
Reactionary cowardice from Samsung
The Galaxy Alpha is the most reactionary phone we’ve seen all year, even more so than Amazon’s Fire Phone, which we’ll come to shortly. The Alpha’s big selling point is its metal frame, something which Samsung has been keen to introduce for a while, but rather than wrapping it around a monster screen, it has chosen a 4.7-inch display. Bucking the established trend of bigger is better, this size is coincidentally exactly what we’re expecting from the iPhone 6, the most openly rumored phone, I’d guess, of all time.
Buy the Galaxy Alpha, and you’ll be an iSheep by proxy
A posh, metal framed, 4.7-inch phone, launched in September? Wow, what an unexpected turn of events. Still, at least the spec sheet is super impressive, and the price is sensible. Oh, hold on, that’s not right either. The screen has a 720p resolution, the camera 12 megapixels, and there’s a sure to be a, billed as revolutionary, octa-core chip inside. It even has a fingerprint scanner. The price? Judging by early international costs, it’s going to be more than $650.
Premium pricing for a phone with middling specs, but oodles of style. Hear that? That’s the penny dropping. Samsung has released its first true iPhone. If you’ve been vocal about hating Apple’s style over substance approach in the past, then the Galaxy Alpha is the enemy within. It’s specifically designed to appeal to people who’d normally buy an iPhone, in the most lazy, cowardly way possible. Yes, Samsung has been accused of copying Apple before, so it’s hardly a shock, but this should be the phone which makes even the most ardent Apple haters sit down and keep quiet. Buy it, and you’ll be an iSheep by proxy.
iPhone is still trendy
A year ago, Amazon and Samsung would have slapped 5-inch or larger screens on these phones. Massive touch screens were their way of standing out against Apple, which has stuck with a 3.5-inch and subsequently, a 4-inch, screen for so long. Now Apple’s supposedly going large (4.7 inches) and wimpy manufacturers suddenly release sub 5-inch phones without the word Mini in the name. Apple’s not even setting the trend, in the truest sense of the word, the trend is being artificially generated by the quivering masses at Samsung and Amazon, even before the iPhone 6 has been announced.
In many ways, newcomer Amazon can be forgiven for mimicking the top-selling phone, but Samsung has mocked Apple about the iPhone’s shortcomings for too long for this kind of nonsense to be OK.
We know you’re scared, Samsung, but the Galaxy Alpha is the equivalent of sniveling “please don’t hurt me,” while being stared down by the school bully. It all but guarantees a wedgie. You know what? When you’re such a wuss, you probably deserve it, too.
anas, 26 Dec 2014Karan,heating problem? Pls.No heating problem ,
using it from 20 days and it was heated about 2 times in 20days , i have just restarted phone at that time and problem solved.
Sony z series phones are king of Overheating phones