AnonD-12498, 08 Nov 2014Touchwiz lags on S3,S4 and lags little only on S5 . But on My galaxy Alpha , it never lagged.... morehmm that is good to know... I can't say anything on just speculation. I havn't actually used the phone but facts point towards almost same experience but may be issues have been resolved so I must not say anything over performance until I check it out myself. Being frank about specs I too feel that phone is overpriced a bit. However the device is good looking and packed in a very nice size, No doubt about it but still somewhere on paper it feels a bit low against competitors of same price tag. I am afraid by the fact that to stand against its rivals like - Droid max x, xperia z3 compact, moto x, samsung will be looking for a price drop. Because these all phones have amazingly sharper displays than alpha. And also in other specs its a very tough competition. 565ppi of droid max x is one of the sharpest in class while the super amoled display of alpha with 312 ppi is somewhat similar to 1st generation moto x which is now older than a year. Alpha has good design , decent specs but definitely price can not be pushed up only on basis of metal casing. If its just about design then moto x 2014 is far more customizeable with more than a thousand color and material combinations available.
Don't prefer samsung alpha. I just bought this phone last week from the day one the mobile is getting hot even during calls tried connecting to samsung service centre no use. GUys Don't prefer samsung alpha. It's waste of money.
Anonymous, 07 Nov 2014After using for 15 minutes it gets so hot that I can't hold it...I just bought two days back this Samsung Alpha 805 it's he'll with this phone the phone gets hot like hell. Don't get this mobile.
AnonD-150159, 08 Nov 2014Bro people are calling it costly is because of the fact that android OS with proper brand name... moreTouchwiz lags on S3,S4 and lags little only on S5 .
But on My galaxy Alpha , it never lagged.
Samsung solved it in Alpha .
Gallary opens quickly too .
Look at benchmarks
Exynos Alpha - 50,800
Note 4 - 47,000
HTC one , S5 - 44,000
Benchmark doesn't means all but my Alpha is faster and never lagged
Alpha User, 07 Nov 2014Why is everybody complaining about not to buy Galaxy Alpha just because it doesn't have memory... moreBro people are calling it costly is because of the fact that android OS with proper brand name and similar or better features are available at a cheaper cost than this one. Its obviously not comparable to i phone, because i phone is a combination of best hardware and best software. Its hardware is not best as there are already better specs available in market, on top of that the software samsung provides (touchwiz) is not at all considered among the best because of its slow performance (as compared to Nexus and stock android OS provided by google). Most of the samsung Users dont know that Touchwiz keeps on slowing down with time (eg- you open gallery it will easily take 1.5 sec. and this time laps keeps on growing) But once the same samsung user gets to use a nexus or stock android device he/she understands the performance gap at once. I am one of those users I've used S3 for sometime and I've personally felt the difference. If you doubt a thing that i am saying then you can check speed tests of phones coming under same price range in you tube and there you will get the whole story.
I am not saying samsung is bad. In fact the features that samsung provides are maximum one cat get but on compromise with the blazing fast performance. Thats it.
Alpha User, 07 Nov 2014Why is everybody complaining about not to buy Galaxy Alpha just because it doesn't have memory... more4k video amazing ,
But don't forget that feature in video recording
Go to Camera settings - video - there are options like , Smooth motion , Slow motion , Fast motion etc.
Smooth motion at 1080p .
In that , the stabilisation of video record is best ever and I never seen this type of smooth recording in any phones.
Why is everybody complaining about not to buy Galaxy Alpha just because it doesn't have memory SD Card?? and Battery of 1860mAh?? and pricing high?? Say what?? Then think about iPhone!! Starting from iphone 4 to 5s.. battery life below 1800mAh!! Also doesn't support memory SD slot.. about price?? Madly expensive! Way twice the price of Alpha and plus smaller screen!! Why doesn't anybody make issue?? I'm Alpha user and i know the greatness.. record 4K video which iphone didn't have.. bigger screen.. slim design.. also premium touch!! Available fingerprints and heart rate check!!
AnonD-257122, 06 Nov 2014How's the battery life?It last enough with heavy usage.
Exynos version of Alpha is much better in terms of Battery life and performance than snapdragon 801 version alpha
AnonD-309064, 04 Nov 2014Weak battery,no sd slot and too pricey mid range phone no more samsung after galaxy s2 and s4,... morebattery is no problem for me , it last long 8 am to 8pm for me for mixed use .
waiting for 2500 mAh battery for alpha , it will be available.
32gb is enough , if no sd card ,
it support usb otg also , so no problem .
too pricy ? its cheaper and much better than ur Z3c in india about 4200 INR ( 70$)
Galaxy alpha is off the hook.best galaxyever,s3 s4 s5 are pretty good phones, such iphones,but alpha is better.4.7 LCD,2gbram,32gb,quadcore,for battery use power saving that's it
i own one gold, probably the best phone samsung did,i am using it as substitute for my iPhone 5, i can afford note4 but after owning note 2 and 3 i quit using big phones, i think 4.7 inch is the perfect size of any phone.
Weak battery,no sd slot and too pricey mid range phone no more samsung after galaxy s2 and s4, my xperia z3 compact is way better then this.