I was wondering if this phone feels cheap in the hand or if it feels like a premium phone.
DROPdeadB, 29 Sep 2015overpriced
(n)Oh, really? So a 4.7 inch screen with 720x1280 resolution is so bad, huh? No, it isn't, 312 PPI is NOT bad, it's good. The screen has amazing quality and looks better than ANYthing else available. It even almost totally nails SRGB colors. That's extremely unusual - see the notebookcheck review.
The small battery is the one thing that makes this phone unsuitable for "heavy" users, however for "normal" users it's perfectly fine since it lasts a very long time on idle. Mobile data on H+ hardly uses any power on idle and the phone easily lasts days. "Theoretical" LTE bandwidth (networks hardly ever reach it) is pointless. I easily get about 50Mbps download and 20Mbps upload on HSPA+ - who the hell needs more than that on a freaking phone?
Galaxy Alpha has great build quality, is proven to be extremely durable, and it looks and feels great. It's clearly a premium build, unlike any mid-range phone's, and better than most high-end phones'.
It has very high overall performance. It has very high graphics performance, thanks to the powerful processor and the sane/correct choice of screen resolution.
It has very decent camera performance similar to S5 except in very bright light where the extra resolution of S5 wins slightly, but Alpha handles light sources in low light conditions much better than S5 (no strange blue halos).
It has the highest sound quality of headphones output of ANY phone, including S6, iPhone 6S, HTC One M8 and M9. None of them compare to Galaxy Alpha. Galaxy S6 has the same perfect frequency response, but not enough power, so Galaxy Alpha clearly wins. Compare any of the top end phones to it and hear for yourself.
No other phone comes anywhere near Galaxy Alpha's combination of build quality, performance, screen and headphone output quality, for the price. Expensive? Sure it is, but not compared to OTHER smartphones. You want to mention cheaper phones as being better? Then don't even bother unless you take into account all the factors. You can bring an example of a phone with a uselessly high resolution, but it won't have the same screen QUALITY, and most probably nowhere near similar quality in other areas (processor, or audio quality, or build quality, or other). So anyone who feels like bringing examples of "better deals" - save yourself the trouble, because obviously nothing comes near this one for the price.
tina, 18 Sep 2015ppl, please help me choose!! short and easy!! alpha vs a5!! tnxDefinitely Alpha .. trust me (I own one never regret)
Anonymous, 20 Sep 2015Hi please I need your opinions, which is better A5 or alpha???!!!!U kidding? of course Alpha is way better in everything
Anonymous, 25 Sep 20151. You mean samsung galaxy alpha 2. Yay is it really getting android marshmallowYes Alpha . good performance.My phone is first Alpha,old phone fist edition.Will get Android 6
I got this phone. And its awsome but i got one problem. When i used the fingerprint scanner as lockscreen..after an minutes when i unlock my phone got no sounds. At all i dont know why.?? When i switch back to other type of lock like pin and swipe the sounds goes back.. kinda anoying...
Anyone from Romania still waiting for Lollipop OTA or it's just me ? Please give me some answers. Thx !
There is no lollipop 5.0.2 update yet for alpha.( Not even 5.1.1 )
For Marshmallow we are going to wait, ( alpha users) a long time to get it.
But this is really cool! I will keep galaxy alpha for a long time.. i own it 6 months . The phone is superb . I gove it really 100stars ******************** ...
anas, 20 Sep 2015Good performance in Lollipop1. You mean samsung galaxy alpha
2. Yay is it really getting android marshmallow
I accidently dropped my Alpha 2 days back from 7 feet height. when it slipped from my pocket for one moment i thought that my Alpha is gone; i closed my eyes for that moment and crossed my fingers and guys you won't believe that my device was still on and did not have even a single scratch anywhere and best part is that it was still working properly.
That day i realised Alpha is a sturdy device as no device would have survived a blow from 7 feet height direct to the floor.
It's been an year since i am having this beautiful device and i still love this device over many recent devices from samsung.
iAbhishekh, 24 Sep 2015Guys? Need help.
My Alpha is not booting. It's not charging and not even entering in recovery... moreHii,
You should visit samsung service center as you are experiencing multiple issues and don't try anything on your own as it may cause further issues with the device.
Guys? Need help.
My Alpha is not booting. It's not charging and not even entering in recovery mode.
Please help :'(
cutie, 22 Sep 2015Can we get another battery for Samsung alpha if battery damagedProduction of apha has been stopped? Is it true?
mnkdogra, 23 Sep 2015according to me Samsung galaxy alpha is better than a5 it has way more features than a5 like h... moreA5 is nothing , Comparing this two phones is like Insulting Alpha ,
A5 is a midrange device with midrange snapdragon 410 chipset . Alpha can Record 4k video , A5 can't
A3,A5...A8 didn't even got notification led
Alpha is flagship device , u can compare it with S6,iphone 6 etc.