The phone is awesome in Build quality. The only thing that Samsung has left unimproved this time is Battery life, Screen PPI, and Gorilla Protection. How can they ignore such important things?
Design wise, this is one of the best competitor for IPhone and HTC One but unfortunately Samsung put more efforts in Note 4..
sathya, 23 Nov 2014Battery backup is worst comparing to S4. Don't go for alpha if u need good specsSo u only look at the spec instead of Real life ?
S4 has bad battery life in real life
And Alpha is 20nm processing architecture and my Alpha last long same as my friend's S5.
After full charge- discharge , I got "On Screen Time" of more than 4 hour .
Alpha is better in every terms compared to S5 in real life .
u plz can't compare by just looking at spec.
Alpha is By far the best phone from Samsung .
ali hajrat , 23 Nov 2014I want buy new phone Pls suggest which phone is better iphone 5s,iPhone 6,Z3 compact, Samsung ... moreGo for S5 or notes which is good specs comparing to alpha. Cost wise alpha is very expensive than S5 n notes. Only thing is benefit in alpha is little stylish but worst battery backup.
ali hajrat , 23 Nov 2014I want buy new phone Pls suggest which phone is better iphone 5s,iPhone 6,Z3 compact, Samsung ... moreGo for Alpha for overall Best phone available Right now .
IPhone 6 if u want Status symbol and ios.
Note 4 (Exynos version only) if u Want Phablet
Forget all other crap phones .
LoHit, 23 Nov 2014Go for s5 or s5 mini or note rHaha , Stop plz.
Don't u know , S5 mini is Snapdragon 400 which is midranger ?
Don't u know S5 is high end price and Good spec. but it Looks like shit midrange look and Laggy phone ?
Haha , stop plz if u don't own this beauty .
I planned to buy galaxy alpha next week.Is there any heating problem with alpha? Please advise.
Iam a samsug phone user and now i have samsung galaxy s4. Except heating issue it is the amazing phone.
I want buy new phone Pls suggest which phone is better iphone 5s,iPhone 6,Z3 compact, Samsung alfa Pls tell me
hekmat666, 18 Nov 2014After many ideas and thoughts, I chose the mighty Xperia Z3C over Crapsung Alpha. I will admit... moreFor your kind info samsung's alpha and note 4 displays are directly compared with latest iphones and its been proved to be the very best like iphone. Samsung is improving day by day but not sony with their xperias. Its worthy only to show off.
Mark Ghaly, 21 Nov 2014Get NEXUS 6 Samsung is crap .NOT TRUE, this device is a beast , it is perfect in everything ... and how can u tell others to buy a phablet ( u cant compare a phablet with this ) ...
Mark Ghaly, 21 Nov 2014Get NEXUS 6 Samsung is crap .Alpha is better than iphone 6 dont compare it with crappy phone like nexus sony and motorola
RV, 21 Nov 2014Go for Alpha..it's processor is best in the market yetcan someone tell me from where i can find SMART SCROLL some reviews said alpha have it ?
i can't find it on my alpha and also not in friend's note4 ,
there is smart pause on alpha ,
but on note4 even that feature is missing .
@rhino rohit , don't go for lg g3 ,its worst phone available right now , its display is very washed out and its very laggy device cause of s801 can't handle its 2k screen and also games are laggy .
i don't trust oppo , goppo
go for Alpha
Lohit, 20 Nov 2014Better go S5 .. For future android updates like lollipop,silver etc.,who said lollipop isn't coming for alpha ?
it will come to note4,alpha,s5,s4,note3 etc.
newer version isn't mean better , thing i learned is never update phone if ur phone is running well .
also not not much difference betwen kitkat and lollipop .
i prefer Latest touchwiz from alpha much much much more than that garbage interface and zero featured 3rd quality feeling stock android from nexus 6
alpha is much better than s5 .
1 - Look and light weight and Build quality , my Alpha is looking very premium phone and when u hands on alpha u will love it .
s5 is looking and feeling like mid range phone .
2 - Performance , don't know why , my friend having s5 and i m feeling s5 is little laggy and slow compared to my alpha .
its due to new Exynos 5430 chipset on alpha .
3- in real life , Display of my my alpha is best looking display yet , u cannot see any difference in resolution , i kept same wallpaper on alpha and s5 , on alpha its looking much better , cause of excellent color reproduction and much much more.
overall display of alpha is mind blowing .
4 - Fingerprint sensor , its much faster on alpha , on s5 it takes double time .
5 - Sound quality in loud speaker on alpha is better and sound is more clean
6 - Gaming , cause of same GPU from s5 but on 720p screen games are having higher frame rates on Alpha and i enjoyed hd games like asphalt 8 , modern combat 5 etc. with full frame rates .
also graphics of the games are looking mind blowing on alpha cause of great display . watching movies on alpha is also great .
7 - With smooth motion option on Alpha , i can record videos DSLR class level stabilization etc on Alpha.
but on s5 this option isnot available
8 - much more.
s5 over alpha
1 - s5 is water proof ,
but for me , thank god alpha isnnot waterproof , so alpha is heating much less than s5.
even through s5 battery is bigger , if i compare in real life ,both phone last long same because alpha has got exynos 5430 which one 20 nm processing so it consumes less power .
my alpha last long full day.