AnonD-12498, 14 Jul 2017Don't use any cleaner app, they are the one who creates the problem in your phone. I never hav... moreYou are lucky. I wish I hadn't any problem with this phone since it cost me 400 euros in 2015.
So the lollipop is not the issue. Probably next year I can get the s7 for 350-400 euros working perfectly fine. Or the lg g6
AnonD-648390, 14 Jul 2017I bought this phone last winter because I wanted as small a phone as possible with a battery t... moreDon't use any cleaner app, they are the one who creates the problem in your phone. I never have any performance issue with lollylop, but yes Ram management was better with kitkat
Apolodor, 14 Jul 2017After revisiting this phone (one more chance) the home button is semi-broken and took the fing... moreMay be there is some problem in ur phone/ any problematic apps.
Overating problem - No problem at all , it overheats and drains battery only when I turn on gps.
Battery - I am still getting 3 hours SOT with 8-10 hours (3g/4g on 70% times) on battery after full charging.
Bootloops, never got any bootloops since dec 2014
I bought this phone last winter because I wanted as small a phone as possible with a battery that can be replaced. It still had KitKat on it, so I let it upgrade to Lollipop right away. It has turned out to be one of the worst phones I've ever had. The memory management is terrible. It is constantly bogging down and getting stuck. I have a couple of cache cleaners on it, and one of them keeps an icon up in the notification bar. Throughout the day, I have to tap that icon to get the phone going again. I absolutely detest this phone, and we'll get another one as soon as I am able. I am also disgusted with AT&T for not providing a means to take it back to KitKat, and with Samsung for not providing an upgrade to Marshmallow.
After revisiting this phone (one more chance) the home button is semi-broken and took the fingerprint scanner with it. Battery drains 10% in 10 minutes but charges 10% in 7-8 minutes(battery is changed and the storage is 45% full).
Still far better gpu performance than a3 2017 and a5 2016 and a7 2016.
Because of overheating , boot loop, horrible battery and super buggy system this is a pile of junk. A series is a huge step back. I could stick with alpha in 2018 easily but I simply can't because shamesung forces us to buy their A series which cannot play 1080p 60fps videos and don't have screen mirroring. In conclusion:
STAY AWAY FROM SHAMESUNG. Probably s7 can be a good phone even in 2018 but who knows what will happen with this one as well.
Anonymous, 11 Jul 2017except battery, this is one of the best samsung phone.I had the same problem and thought it's common for this model. But... I just changed the battery and now it lasts one day of heavy usage.
I had one for a year. Last week I left it in my pocket and went in the lake for an hour. :S After that I take out its battery and left switched off. Thre days later it is working perfectly :) So we can say it is waterproof :P
I had same problem.
Then i wiped the cache. and made sure the it will only connect to 2,4ghz wlan
then i changed connection to WCDMA/ GSM only without LTE
Since then my battery lasts normal again
khalid, 02 May 2017check your Battery - Change and seeI changed battery but problem not solved.service center tell me to changed the motherboard. Motherboard price -12000 indian rupee.so i decided to buy samsung a5. Samsung alpha is a very nice phone.i used this phone 1 year 7 month.
ProCro, 13 Jun 2017After hard reset batty still sucks. Shame on you samsung...And why is that?
I mean, after I instal them manually, and log into app it will be same again?
Chennai Buddy, 20 Jun 2017Hi Samsung Galaxy Alpha users, this phone is poor battery. the phone should on charge in Home ... moreLooks like u need to change ur battery, as well as factory reset.
Because my Battery last for 1 day during Medium usage and performance is Great as well.
Hi Samsung Galaxy Alpha users, this phone is poor battery. the phone should on charge in Home - In Car during Travelling - and in Office. During out door travelling do not take risk with this phone, the battery will completely offs.
The phone has hanging problem during making and receiving calls. you will feed to break the phone during emergencies.
Once again Battery is worst..................The purpose of phone is for emergency reach a person. but this is not possible in this model.
Worst phone totally my money wasted.
Dear Alpha user ! It's time to boycott Samsung for not providing marshmallow update for this great device.
ProCro, 13 Jun 2017After hard reset batty still sucks. Shame on you samsung...Make sure u didn't had done Apps backup restore after Hard reset.
After update (which was over 300mb for EU version), battery life sucks again. I'm doing hard reset now to see if It will help...