One of the most prettiest device I ever owned but unfortunately samsung abandoned this beautiful device which made to never look at samsung again because of my main concern on future updates. Just want to know from Samsung mobile : Where is marshmallow for Galaxy Alpha ?
Does reliance Jio 4G VolTE supported in alpha on lollipop ? Anyone from India please confirm ASAP.
Taking a look back to some older games like nfs NL ,SF2 , Dead trigger 2 , asphalt 8 this phone has no trouble smashing them. The problem with this phone is NOT the updates. The problem is the BATTERY. Just 1 hour screen time and i have just changed the battery. I regret going with alpha instead of s5. Don't do this .
This phone build quality is of top notch only thing is no support from samsung.
AnonD-654777, 22 Mar 2017hey...can i also know about the extented battery capacityIn my country is nowhere. Just the original battery is available. I have changed the 16 months old battery with a new one. Still sucks. Just one *** hour of screen time and 3.5 hours youtube playback. A 5000mah power bank is a good choice.
i just wanna know how to recover my phone it started yesterday.
i think there's an abnormality with my alpha samsung.
Yesterday I got software update of 250.09MB.
I install it.
After rebooting it said "android is upgrading"
Optimizing your app___ of 233 apps.
After the completion I didn't find any changes.
Could anyone tell me what was that...
It can't be any worse than 5.0.2. I upgraded as soon as I got the phone a few months ago because I thought Lollipop had to be better than Kitkat. Not so. The memory management is horrible. It's like going back to my HTC Eris. I have to keep an icon in my notification area to clean out the memory and another app to close running apps and use them many times throughout the day. I've read that other people have the same problem. If you have Kitkat, stay there, especially if you are with AT&T. They haven't provided a stock ROM to go back to if you don't like Lollipop. I'll get rid of this phone as soon as I can afford to.
Zanzak, 25 Feb 2017After 2 months with custom Lollipo 5.0.2 i can say that the phone is bug free an performs like... moreSo if I replace the battery can this phone lasts at least 4 hours SOT on light games or youtube? Battery life is getting worse and worse
After 2 months with custom Lollipo 5.0.2 i can say that the phone is bug free an performs like an S6. The battery life before was 5 hours max. After the update is 12 hours. A spoked with Samsung service and the told me that the battery a use is for sure fake. So i bought a new battery from Samsung service. With the same usage with the new battery i had alpha for about 1 day and 10hours with a single charge. Service told me that if you buy battery from e-bay or from an unofficial store there is 99% that is fake. The new battery performs 3times more belive it or not.
Todd, 23 Feb 2017Even my Alpha (SM-G850F) is performing well with 5.02 (no bugs) and I can be lucky since I hav... moreGood luck. My alpha is always at 70 degrees celsius even when browsing, battery life lasts just 1 hour or 1 hours 30 minute SOT compared to 3 hours in day one. And now, the charging cable is damaged and a tiny damage to the cable protection made the phone to charge or not charge. I love this phone so much but i hate it more than any other samsung phone.
Even my Alpha (SM-G850F) is performing well with 5.02 (no bugs) and I can be lucky since I have the original samsung extended battery kit (2500 mah instead of 1860), I asked Live Support (Chat) of Samsung Germany today and they said that there is no Marshmallow or even Nougat update planned.
Sad, but I can live with it.
Should I downgrade to KK or stay with Lollipop?
Lollipop is full of bugs
Anonymous, 15 Jan 2017This may be my last samsung product if alpha didn't receive marshmallow update for sure.Actually it's better for it not to get an update because Marshmallow isn't designed for Alpha's components. Even if by some miracle it actually gets an update, expect the performance to drop.