AnonD-712885, 09 Nov 2017I've got three words to describe this phone : Completely Wasted Potential ! I cannot even s... moreMiss this phone every day. If I get back in time, I would still buy this phone. Unfortunately no one had known that this phone will be killed at lollipop. No one. And sub 5 inch phones are getting extremely rare these days. Iphone 8 comes to the rescue.
I've got three words to describe this phone : Completely Wasted Potential !
I cannot even start to express how I liked this phone when I was using it back in the days. Sharp display, small form factor, bright display, bright colors, snappy processing, feels solid, has a very nice look. I got a spare one at home and everytime my current phone was giving up or having some kind of problem, I was gladly using back this phone until the repairs were done or I have a new phone.
But why ? Why did they stop the updates at Android Lollipop ? Why did it have only 2GB of RAM ? And most of all... Why did they put a battery that is so low and a software that is so inefficient at managing battery power ? (I could BARELY last the day with this phone with normal operation... without battery saving)
If it wasn't for these three annoying factors, I think I would've used this phone till it died... unfortunately the battery life alone reminds me why I only used it occasionally. It wasn't acceptable at the time it was released that a smart phone had a battery was dying so fast.
What's questionnable about this phone ? The amount of RAM.
What's enjoyable about this phone ? Everything else except the battery and power efficiency !
What kills this phone ? The battery size and power efficiency.
why no update after lollipop ! This is not reasonable at all samsung !!
i'm not sure people r complaining about the batt-life... i think the battery life is good enough...have 3-4Hrs screen on time and 14hrs stby ..whiches..seems good to me...and this phone still punch all game on playstore xD
g job samsung...
AnonD-666767, 13 Oct 2017mobile battery is killing that phone my battery only last for 30 min on mobile data and 1 h on... moreSame problem. I changed battery few months ago and it improved but sucks soo hard. 2 hours mobile data and 3 hours wifi on facebook at it's absolutely best. And on kitkat I could get easily 4 hours of light games. Dissapointing.
mobile battery is killing that phone my battery only last for 30 min on mobile data and 1 h on wifi !!
is there any any one having same problem ?
did it fix after changing battery ?
Dear Hallo ! Why no update after lollipop for this premium device ?!?
Need Marshmallow at least .!
AnonD-373691, 08 Oct 2017BELEIVE ME! This is the best ever phone i used since its launch. Battery is not great but goo... moreHave you stayed on kitkat? On lollipop it is an absolute cancer. I loved this phone more than any other samsung or apple phone.
This is the best ever phone i used since its launch. Battery is not great but good. I change high end phones regularly. But this one is always with me. Thanks Samsung for this Stuff.
Such an beautiful device. Samsung should have been gone with Alpha series. It must have been got seperate demographic.
Hafid , 05 Oct 2017why the software for this device stop in 4.4.4 ?It can be upgraded to lollipop
Hafid , 05 Oct 2017why the software for this device stop in 4.4.4 ?Because maybe in your region wasn't updated. Stay with kitkat. Lollipop killed this phone. Despite being 4 years old ( android kitkat)
AnonD-648390, 28 Sep 2017I bought my Alpha last winter. It still had KitKat, so I immediately upgraded to lollipop. I r... moreSame story. Skyrocket love on kitkat. The trashiest of the trashiest things in the whole world on lollipop. Very disapointing. Still thinking if I go with the s8. I thought I did something wrong. But no. This was the faith. Better luck next time.
I bought my Alpha last winter. It still had KitKat, so I immediately upgraded to lollipop. I really don't know how it would have run with KitKat, but it is horrible now. It bogs down constantly, so that I even have to restart the phone sometimes just to get it to work. I have two memory cleaning apps on the phone to try to keep it clear so it will work. And because this is the AT&T model, I cannot go back to KitKat because they have provided no way to do that, and so far there has not been a successful rooting method provided. I can't wait until I can get another phone. This is the worst one I've ever owned.
im looking for a battery for this phone. I bought one online but it doesnt fit at all. any recommendations? thanks!
thlai, 19 Sep 2017Completely agree. I had it and like it so much, it was during the time when galaxy S5 was laun... moreSo true. The Alpha was a better and more premium looking device than the S5. Sad to hear about your Alpha though.