nice to see Samsung add some metal to the body of the phone AND keep battery removeable though some design changes overall would be welcome rather than the same old shape. No need to lug an external battery pack around that takes up 4 times the space of a spare battery.Will defo be buying one of these though I'm not a big fan of touchwiz I must admit. Every phone has its compromises but this is just right for me. Give it a month or 2 and prices will settle to comfortable levels.
£600 for this crap.... its better to go for MI4.. with better specs..
Coolworld, 13 Aug 2014Looks like an S5 with a metal frame and lower specs but a more elegant wallpaper, other than t... moreThis phone was solely made to compete with the upcoming iphone 6 (or to mock the iphone line up as a whole)
Whatever be the case, this phone looks very nice. Samsung could've used the faux leather back instead of the perforated back cover.
Specs are pretty decent but battery capacity is less as compared to flagships. But considering the form factor (6.7 mm thickness and as light as an iphone 5s but with a bigger screen and better hardware)and the power saving features this phone is definitely a big yes.
XperiaJunkie, 13 Aug 2014They've compromised the battery by making it super thin an extra mm or to would allow for a la... moreExactly.
What we and reviewers will love and the most demanding Customers ultimately want at the TOP of Samsung Range is:
Alpha Pro or A1000- 9 or 10mm thick, bigger battery, 3 Gig RAM, Camera
from Note 4, beautiful durable Metal like Alpha,
4.7" screen, SD Card, Fast
SOC, best Octacore Exynos.
Plastic back is fine- it improves reception.
A1000 is almost a Compact
Note 4.Get it ?
And beef up the Speakers.
Galaxy S6- Metal again with 5.1 or 5.2" screen, all the features going
further in the S Series, 3 or 4 Gig RAM ,etc.
for larger Galaxy fans.
Then Note 4 for very large Phablet Fans.
All three will be best Androids in their Class.
We will pay.
SD Card is a BIG advantage
over Iphone, people will not trust Online Storage as much now.
USE SD CARD SAMSUNG.
And give us our top Androids in 3 sizes.
Price- we will complain and buy anyway at the Top.
Give us Three Flagships in 3 sizes!
Anonymous, 03 Sep 2014hope the price would be less than 15000 inr.. time to replace my galaxy fit :DThis phone..... for 15,000 INR? What have you been smoking lately? 0_o
Hi, just want to ask if this will be available in the Philippines.
This phone has capable of playing back DTS sound due to its latest Exynos chipset.
hope the price would be less than 15000 inr..
time to replace my galaxy fit :D
Extreme oversaturated colours with being unnatural:)
Feel it heating issues with metal bezel alpha*
The mid range alpha that I predicted would come is starting to leak now I'm waiting for the sm - 700 aka the note 4 mini.
hi 2 all,
again Samsung makes the mistake of asuming that all of us have unlimied intenet and coverage. no, some of us need real fm radio to listen some news or music and those people will give their money to the companies that care about their needs like radio. adio samsung
Much better display calibration than S5 (color reproduction)
Better camera than S5 (color reproduction)
Perhaps better sound
Gionee & Xiaomi would kill Samsung with upcoming phones....
Gionee s5.1 & Xiaomi mi4
Anonymous, 31 Aug 2014Yes in many ways a Downgrade from S3 . IF Samsung does an A Series - ONE MODEL SHOULD BE ... moreThe flagship of the "A" series doesn't have to get thicker but the screen can get bigger to 5 inches(The s4 was capable of being used with one hand).The chip set can be the one on the note 4 along with the camera(I want that selfie cam) and the fingerprint sensor tricks(I want that too).
Anonymous, 30 Aug 2014The Alpha was made to compete with the iPhone 6 and has similar or expected to be similar spec... moreBetter to compete by having SD Card and
much better Battery , top Camera like Note 4
will have IMO.
Alpha has nice style.
Hopefully a 9 to 10 millimeter thick enhanced Device in Alpha Series will have the serious Features .
A 1000 or Alpha Pro etc.