I think this phone was made to compete with the new iPhone 6. Do a side by side comparison you'll see what I'm talking about.
I like this mobile samsung alpha but in alph no memory card slot. why.
All Specification were good of this phone but it would have been good if it was dual sim and that also full sim.
its may b my day dream vision ...Next evolution should be pure windows 64bits on 5"ch handhelds then its worth to pay 600$ or more for it...
Vk, 28 Sep 2014something good change by samsung definitely im also agree to criteria of good premium like com... moreI agreed with you. Why call this model premium when the features are not premium n it cost a hole on our pocket to buy this phone.
Geo, 29 Sep 2014To all the people complaining for battery, since it's replaceable you can give an extra of 15€... moreYou mean to say that the galaxy s5 battery is compatible with the alpha's? Cause that would be great!!!
All Specification was good.But you have to improve the battery life 1860mAh to 2000mAh..
GyZ, 28 Sep 2014I think 550€ for S5 is already flagship price. So 650€ for Alpha means that it is super flagsh... moreYeah maybe samsung should've kept the price even low (around 600$ or somewhere near). But its definitely not a upper mid-range smartphone. Thats what i think.
Even i dont know whether i'll be buying this phone.
My choices are htc one m8, note 4, galaxy alpha and iphone 5s. Most probably i would strike out the note 4 as its too big for my hands and would be a trouble to use with one hand even with the software enhancements for one handed use.
To all the people complaining for battery, since it's replaceable you can give an extra of 15€ and buy the one of sgs5 or even more mAh.
ameya 13, 28 Sep 2014Almost all flagships cost us a heavy dime. Even this phone is a high end flagship except for ... moreIf we consider iphone 6 productn cost almost 250$ so its good to buy at 300$ and+~50$ for apples brainwork this is fact!! and no i dont blame samsung but at flagship what expectatins should from users?compromise n sacrify at essential hardware?? .lol.
ameya 13, 28 Sep 2014There is no error.... samsung reduced the price as the sales of the galaxy s5 are not going to... moreI think 550€ for S5 is already flagship price. So 650€ for Alpha means that it is super flagship, which obviously it is not. Samsung made an error for such a high price, because it is only an upper midrange phone...I don't see people rushing to buy it, they will probably buy the cheaper and bigger A5. That is what i am going to do.
Vk, 28 Sep 2014something good change by samsung definitely im also agree to criteria of good premium like com... moreAlmost all flagships cost us a heavy dime.
Even this phone is a high end flagship except for the fact that it lacks some features from being a proper flagship.
So whats the problem in buying this phone? An iphone 6 costs around 850$ and this phone costs around 654$. Obviously the alpha is a better option right?
It was made to give direct competition to the iphone and you should'nt compare it with other android flagships. You will obviously be disappointed if you do that.....
Processor , RAM , Provided Internal memory features are aswome but battery 1860mAh increase 2000< it will be really good
ameya 13, 28 Sep 2014Bigger screen doesnt sum up to a premium phone... Regarding RAM my friend, what is the need o... moresomething good change by samsung definitely im also agree to criteria of good premium like compactness n 4.7inch ideal size of screen But not worth to spend vast bucks cost on this one also another regulation should for flagships No compromize to Audio so dual stereo speakers must have why sacrify at premium class shown on price tag?and 1080p videos also handled at any mtk processors thats not big deal!!
GyZ, 27 Sep 2014In France Alpha is 650 euros, when S5 is 550 euros...find the error...There is no error.... samsung reduced the price as the sales of the galaxy s5 are not going too well. I hardly see people carrying an s5 nowadays....
In india it was launched around 52,000 INR and now the price is 38,000 INR. The alpha costs for about 39,990 INR which is not bad. Galaxy s5 has a really bad design. Its pathetic actually...
Its nice to see samsung change their design language but they should've done this before
Liv, 28 Sep 2014Disappointed, only 4.7". If you want to make it premium metal model, at least 5" or ... moreBigger screen doesnt sum up to a premium phone...
Regarding RAM my friend, what is the need of 3gb RAM? The phone doesnt have a 1080p screen and it has a beefy processor..... so technically it can handle any pressure put on it, be it high graphic games or better daily performance.....
Speakers is a bit of a bummer. I think stereo speakers should be made a standard on all devices but i am willing to sacrifice sound quality.
Besides that its a great smartphone and very compact. Power packed with stuff found in all high end smartphones....
Disappointed, only 4.7". If you want to make it premium metal model, at least 5" or 5.3" with other premium features ie. ois camera, 3GB of ram instead of 2GB, battery should be bump up and maybe upgrade of speaker for great sound. You know what I mean, everything top of latest features. And also it will definitely get peoples attention.
This is a waste phone because :
> No memory card slot
> No FM radio
> No laser auto focus
> No optical image and optical video stabilization
> Only 1860 mAh battery for octa core chipset? - CPU and chipset are almost similar to the Samsung Galaxy S4 I9500.
> No 4G 2300 MHz support for Indian mobile networks
LG G3 is far more better than this crap.