Apolodor, 17 Sep 2017What phone do you use now? I am curiousI replaced mine with the Samsung A3; the nearest like-for-like replacement - great phone
paintbuckets, 16 Sep 2017One of the best Samsung phone I have ever owned. It was a joy to hold this beauty. Too bad the... moreCompletely agree. I had it and like it so much, it was during the time when galaxy S5 was launched and it even beat S5 for performance benchmark. Too bad, mine experienced water damage after I put the phone together with my swimming cap and goggle after swim. LCD digitizer for Galaxy Alpha is crazily expensive due to its rare screen size unfortunately. I'm now using LG G5, but still once in a while missed my Alpha :P
One of the best Samsung phone I have ever owned. It was a joy to hold this beauty. Too bad the eMMC failed and had to change phone because I had no other choice :(
Anonymous, 08 Sep 2017I am still looking for Marshmallow update! Anyone here as like me.?Same here. I can't understand why a3 2015 1gb and s5 mini got 6.0.1. Why I couldn't be happy with my alpha?? A5 2016 lags like shit in games while alpha runs 60fps easily. And I am too poor to afford a flagship. Prices are raised as **** and note FE(7) that I liked has the SAME price as he original note 7 in my country. YES! SAME PRICE 800 euros! Just like note 7, alpha was discontinued in just 2 months. These 2 I loved so much. Masterpieces...
I am still looking for Marshmallow update! Anyone here as like me.?
Siki, 05 Sep 2017But yeah the Alpha is a cool phone but too expensive
I mean i could get the LG G3 which is 28... moreIt has gorrila glass 4. It is shatter resistant upto 1 meter 80% probability accordint to corning. It was 25cm drop. Sorry but samsung is really annoying. With thermal throttle and game tuner underclock. Rubber plastic back on alpha is very scratch resistant. Even today it has ZERO marks. If samsung wants glossy back, then go with ceramic or make gorrila glass 5 shatter resistant. But they prefer charging 350 euros for display. The best srategy ever. Since 2015 samsung is a nightmare for me. Shattering and scratching sooo easy. Protection that is incompatible with curved display. Or affecting the touch.
But like I said. If people like this, go buy it. If a5 2018 will come with edge screen BYE BYE samsung. 2017 is the year when I want to not use a phone anymore. :)
Apolodor, 04 Sep 2017I am like WTF after reading this. Once again samsung has proved that they only care about mone... moreBut yeah the Alpha is a cool phone but too expensive
I mean i could get the LG G3 which is 280$ cheaper than the Alpha and G3 has some very high tier specs like 1440x2560 resolution, 3 gb ram and 32 gb storage while the Alpha has 720x1280 resolution, 2 gb ram and 32 gb storage
Apolodor, 04 Sep 2017I am like WTF after reading this. Once again samsung has proved that they only care about mone... moreYou broke the back of the a5 because it's glass and glass is very easy to break compared to aluminium and plastic
Glass phones may look premium and all that but they will break if youre not careful with them, i much more prefer aluminium phones
But yeah you're right
Siki, 03 Sep 2017Why is this phone so expensive even to this day?
They brought it back in the shop here yester... moreI am like WTF after reading this. Once again samsung has proved that they only care about money. They make shitty updates. Display cracks from 30cm drop and it costs 350 euros s8 and 400 euros s8 plus. Hell right now samsung browser lags like shit when I scroll or write a comment. I am done with samsung. I am thinking . Should I trade alpha and a5 2016 for s8 + difference of money ? NO! I cracked the back of a5 2016 from 25cm drop on tile. For that tiny crack I have to pay 350 euros if it happens to s8 display ??? My god in my country 250euros is the income for an employee (on a month). And display is 350 euros!!!!! WTF. And s8 is 780 euros even today... and A 2017 is equiped with snapdragon 625 level chipset. It sucks.
If you want to empty your pockets go with samsung. Otherwise stay away or buy J series or A
For me, personally, replacing screens and phones every 6 months sucks. IT'S JUST A PHONE!
Xperia XZ1 Compact is coming to save me. It's the last phone that I can use it comfortably. I LOVE big screens, but they are to heavy to hold comfortably.
Miss the alpha...
Why is this phone so expensive even to this day?
They brought it back in the shop here yesterday and i hoped the price was down but nope it's still at 680$
I mean i'm not trying to say the phone is bad but the Galaxy S6 was sold here for 650$ and not only is it cheaper but is also like 3 times better than the Alpha so what gives Samsung?
I had to choose between s5 , alpha , a5. Because s5 was too big for my hands in 2015, I got alpha. But s5 got 6.0.1 with the latest patches. It scores 60k points in Antutu. Every time I see the s5 I am nervous. I don't have money to buy another flagship, and a5 2016 lags like hell on lowest settings in almost every game. Even in youtube lags in 1080p a bit. And I see that s8 is 700 euros and s7 edge is 500 euros . And also this generation of samsung phones scratch very easily. Alpha after 2 years( of dropping on concrete ) it has 2 deep scratches, and some tiny invisible as well. While a5 2016 I took off the screen protector a month ago and I put a flip case on it. It's FULL of scratches. Christ... no drop, no table. Maybe it has a protective coating pre-installed?
This is the phone made me use Samsung mobiles, high quality, comfortable, and so one, only one issue a had was with fingerprint reader, stopped working, but I am still loving Samsung galaxy alpha.
just what i wanted to say. every single word looks like it was mine. yes it's a legend to me too. this phone has been used by me for 3 years . am not an idiot like many people who always cry for new firmware updates which kill phone eventually. using now 4.4.4 and the phone is just like i bought it today.for me it's better than s8 even s7 and all crappy a series which is just something of garbage. i bought a new battery yesterday wishing samsung ti make like such a legend of phone again with such a legendary size , weight,stability and everything . thanks.
Apolodor, 15 Aug 2017This phone... showed me what a flagship means. That the quality matters, not quantity. They ... morejust what i wanted to say. every single word looks like it was mine. yes it's a legend to me too. this phone has been used by me for 3 years . am not an idiot like many people who always cry for new firmware updates which kill phone eventually. using now 4.4.4 and the phone is just like i bought it today.for me it's better than s8 even s7 and all crappy a series which is just something of garbage. i bought a new battery yesterday wishing samsung to make like such a legend of phone again with such a legendary size , weight,stability and everything . thanks.
This phone... showed me what a flagship means. That the quality matters, not quantity.
They made A series to make profit. They were a JOKE. No gyro no screen mirror. Nothing. Just money and look. And they forces us to buy their sh*t. I didn't wanted 6.0 because that update coudn't save this phone. I wanted to just make a single OS update stable.
They can't even do this. They can't make a battery that lasts one year without exploding,degrading or swelling. They can't make a body that last a foot drop on concrete without cracking it.
This generation sucks. And people that like this sucks. And the saddest thing is that every company has started to do this. Hell , even lg ditched the removable battery. Just tell me a phone from 2017, flagship grade with a removable battery.
R.I.P alpha. For me ,you will be a legend from samsung.
People that still has this phone and is in good functionality, keep it. I wanted to keep mine as well but sucked so hard. Bought a5 2016, hate it. Never buy a samsung phone again, NEVER.
Of course, if every phone won't have headphone jack,micro sd slot, removable battery,flat screens, then I am scr*wed.
But today is not the day. Even after note 7 fiasco, they still don't care about durabilty and fiability. These are the things that I want. Durability,Fiability and good price tag for the specs. This was the phone that was perfect to me.