Samsung and android has come a long way!!
Build Quality, Size, processor speed, replaceable battery.
Screen, no memory card option.
I bought this phone 2 Months ago, and the only reason i bought it was because the Iphone 6 was not released at the time. My old phone died in a freak accident the night before so next morning i went to the shop to get a new one.
When i first got it i though i would use it for a week and then change to the iphone 6 which was going to be released a week later. One of the reasons for wanting an iphone 6 was that my old now dead (R.I.P) phone was an iphone 5S and i have been using iphone for a few years now.
The Size of the phone was important to me as i don't like to carry around a huge size phone. I was looking for something that would fit right in my jeans pocket and also one handed operation was a complete must. I looked at the Samsung Note and also the Sony Xperia before choosing the Galaxy Alpha but the size of these devises already turned me off.
It took me a day or two to get used to the new interface and also setup the phone to my needs, still i didn't really care about the phone because i though it was only going to be used for about a week until IP6 got released. During that week i learned that Android as a operating system has come a long way since i used it last time (Version 2.2). I also learned that there is a lot of functions that Iphone cant do that Android can.
The Hardware itself felt amazing, my last Samsung was a galaxy 2 but i never liked the whole plastic feel of those Samsung's...they just looked and felt cheap in my opinion.
Well, that has changed...The Galaxy Alpha is really made with care and it shows in the right places. Just holding it makes you wonder how they managed to make it so damn slim!! I know it is just an aluminium frame but what a difference that frame makes for the whole overall experience. The phone now feels and looks premium.
Another thing i prefer now over the Iphone is the option to change battery. I bought a spare and keep it in my car or my bag, and even though i only had to use it a few times it is still such a lifesaver to pop the back and change battery and have a fully charged phone in less than 30 seconds. With my Iphone i always had to carry the damn charger around with me. Keep in mind though that battery life on normal days is more than enough, it last longer than my 9 month old Iphone 5s (R.I.P) did and i consider myself a moderate user.
One thing i never liked about Android was always the lagging operating system, but on the Alpha that is a thing of the past. The phone is really really fast at all times and has yet to freeze (Do they still do that??) or hang on me. I normally keep whatsapp, mail app, message app, a game or two open in the background and there is absolutely no lag or hick-ups...
The only downside would be the screen or more specific the colors on the screen. I know everybody complains about the resolution but once you use this thing you will quickly notice that the resolution is fine. It's not grainy or anything like i have read in other posts. The problem for me is more the colors, they are very full on in your face kind colors where i prefer the more "dull" colors as on the Iphone.
After having used this phone for 2 months now i have no desire to get the new Iphone 6, the Alpha does the job flawlessly and now i am kinda happy to have a different phone instead of the Iphone 6 which everybody seems to use now.
Good job Samsung.
nabaz, 08 Dec 2014I used both phones iPhone 6 and galaxy alpha....The alpha is the king. Why do you prefer Alpha? Is there any one thing that stands out or just generally.
Lalrocka, 08 Dec 2014Does it suppport OTG cableYes , it supports usb OTG
I read here many people r lying abt alpha battery backup.m using dis fne from last 15 days and i think dis fone is king frm every side performance battery every thing i also have note 3 but truly speaking alpha is winner in battery.....
nabaz, 08 Dec 2014I used both phones iPhone 6 and galaxy alpha....The alpha is the king. Does it suppport OTG cable
I used both phones iPhone 6 and galaxy alpha....The alpha is the king.
I have always had Apple products, but really like the look of this phone (in white)as I want a change.
Read lots of opinions on it, but wanted to know what it was like for an iphone user, am I going to love it or hate it?
Harshil, 08 Dec 2014Is alpha better den iphone as i am a iphone user .. ??? Can any1 pls tell meYeah its even better than iphone 6
I used to have the Slll then I broke it :/ (five nights at freddy's) so there sending me the alpha and I dont know what to expect and I have high expectations.
Karan., 07 Dec 2014Plz reply me fast , I am about to buy this phone .
Which Colour is best ?
Frosted gold / ... moreYou should buy white color, I have used this phone in white looks gorgeous. I am iPhone user but I have used Alpha for 2 months really it is awesome mobile phone, speed, camera, hand grip all are superb. So cute to put in pocket.
I am still thinking to buy Alpha again.
Luv Gupta, 07 Dec 2014I own alpha, the video quality is amazing in 4k. very clear alot of details.
its light. i... morePlz reply me fast , I am about to buy this phone .
Which Colour is best ?
Frosted gold / Sleek Silver or other ??
I own alpha, the video quality is amazing in 4k. very clear alot of details.
its light. its decently fast device. no hanging or stuff.
I had an s4 before this.
I am happy with alpha, the cam is awesome.