Eli, 11 May 2017I totally agree the battery life drains so quick that I have to carry an incable charger every time.I think u guys need to buy new battery, buy it from official samsung Care.
I am fine with this phone's battery, it works from 10 am to 7 pm for me with medium usage and 5 hours for extremely high usage.
I only experience huge battery drain when GPS is turned on, otherwise no issue.
But yes, try factory reset and check old battery performance before buying new one
My friend is having Galaxy S8 and I am not seing huge battery life difference. I gets 3.5 Hours Screen on Time even after 2.5 years and my friend's new S8 gets 4.5 hours
We should also consider that Alpha takes 80 min. To full charge and S8 takes 105 min.
Anonymous, 08 May 2017Samsung alpha have poor battery performance...it only last for a few hours.I totally agree the battery life drains so quick that I have to carry an incable charger every time.
Bob, 10 May 2017When i try to unlock my phone with fingerprint it says me "Fingerprint sensor error ocurred" a... moreAfter updating via odin , fingerprint works randomly. I swipe 10 times, nothing . This happens at least 5 times a day. Fingerprint is pure shit. I hate this phone so much.
When i try to unlock my phone with fingerprint it says me "Fingerprint sensor error ocurred" and after this it doesn't require me the backup pasword but the phone stuck in the emergency mode. I restart the phone, tryed to switch out of the emergency mode but still nothing.... Finally i was forced to make a factory reset and lost all my photos (alpha has not sd card slot) and the fingerprint worked only for two days more. After this the same story: Fingerprint sensor error, emergency mode and wont let me to unlock even with the backup pasword..... have anyone face this problem?
Anonymous, 08 May 2017Samsung alpha have poor battery performance...it only last for a few hours.Every demanding game that I play lasts just one hour. It drains like a lightning strike. I have to use a charger everywhere. Samsung should have put 8.1 mm and battery could have been at least 2300 mah or 2200. Because of alpha I am looking for a phone that has excellent battery life like s8 or a7 2017
Samsung alpha have poor battery performance...it only last for a few hours.
Bruce Wayne..., 06 May 2017U can try it by flashing latest patch, and let me know. Epsil rom is based on Samsung offic... moreI've flashed succesfully the latest samsung patch via odin and i have smart manager (finally!!!!) And april 2017 security patch. My phone is from switzerland and I bought it in Roumania and it got one patch in september 2015
Apolodor, 06 May 2017I don't like custom roms but i want to know if I flash the latest 5.0.2 version with april pat... moreU can try it by flashing latest patch, and let me know.
Epsil rom is based on Samsung official rom as well, just a difference is u got S7 UI in Galaxy Alpha, Animations are much smoother in this rom
Bruce Wayne..., 06 May 2017Go to XDA and install Epsil rom v4.4, Turn ur galaxy alpha into Galaxy S7. I am using thi... moreI don't like custom roms but i want to know if I flash the latest 5.0.2 version with april patch via odin , my phone will be a little more stable ? I haven't received any update since 2015 and I have to restart my phone at least 10 times a week
Go to XDA and install Epsil rom v4.4, Turn ur galaxy alpha into Galaxy S7.
I am using this rom since 15 days, no bugs and more faster+beautifull than stock, u can dload Samsung themes as well,I am using Ios theme on it
It's true samsung alpha stack with 5.0.2,no more update for this model sad!!!!
There are any procedure to activate​ VOLTE service on my Alpha?
Guys since i updated alpha to 5.0.2 in 2015 I CAN'T find SMART MANAGER why!? Someone a solution pls. I won't get anymore updates for this device and battery sucks sooo hard
This was my last Samsung device since the Samsung hesitates to provide marshmallow for this great device.
Few days my samsung alpha has automatic restert problem And continue restert....restert...
What is the solution ?
I flashed my phone 2 times but not change the solution.
Apolodor, 01 Apr 201701.04.2017 still absolutely no update since 2015. I am gonna go with the a5 2016 once a5 will ... moreIt was a superb top design/materials smartphone just bit poor battery.
Samsung need to bring out Alpha X same design (exactly) but 2017 spec as a flagship Pixel type device.