Question to Alpha owners: recently Samsung has introduced an official extended 2500mAh battery + cover. Anybody any experience with this new battery?
I am using Samsung Galaxy Alpha since last one month. I have used many phones such that Sony Xperia Z3, Sony Z1 Compact, HTC One, HTC one mini, Blackberry Z 30 etc. To my mind, this is the best phone I have ever used. It is nicely built, very light weight and very fast. Screen size is perfect. Screen is sharp and bright. Ofcourse, screen is not as sharp as full HD screen,but, there is not much difference practically. Some people comment adversely regarding battery of this phone as it is only 1860 mAh. I have observed practically that battery life is not less than most of the phones of this category and it works for one full day if used for normal call and internet. For me, it works for complete two days only for calling. I have searched that Samsung has made some power saving modifications in the hardware of this phone to improve battery life. I have observed that these modifications in the hardware certainly works to improve battery life. So, only considering that a 1860 mAh battery, which is not in line with most of the phones of this category, it is not good to give adverse comment without using the phone. Samsung has done really a very good job to design this phone for its best ever look, very light weight and easy to hold. I certainly recommend this phone to everybody who want a very good looking and light weight smart phone.
AnonD-12498, 01 Feb 2015Better speed and battery ?
Snapdragon 615 is worst chip ever Don't exagerate, SD615 is an update of SD600 (found in S4 last year) with 64bits and h265 support among other new features.
So it's quite good actually even if not as good as Alpha's Exynos (which isn't 64bits so less "future proof" for long term keeping).
anonymous, 31 Jan 2015This is just a concept phone by Samsung. The continuation of the Alpha is the A series. Hi..you are correct of this phone being a concept or trial phones..Galaxy S6 will be build according to this phone design. Thanks..peace..
saeed, 24 Jan 2015help me please galaxy alpha or htc desire 820 Htc desire 820 is alot better in speed and battery even software I strongly recommend it...go for it
This is just a concept phone by Samsung. The continuation of the Alpha is the A series.
AB, 31 Jan 2015Hi guys. Currently I'm using Sony Xperia P which has a bad battery backup. Thinking to buy Alp... moreHi AB. With my usage, can get to 4 and a half hours of OST. What do you think about that comparing to your Xperia P..thanks..peace..
AB, 31 Jan 2015Hi guys. Currently I'm using Sony Xperia P which has a bad battery backup. Thinking to buy Alp... moreI am using full speed Wifi at home and when at outside using 2g .and yes battery last long full day even with heavy use .
Don't know about battery on 3g network , never used .
Hi guys. Currently I'm using Sony Xperia P which has a bad battery backup. Thinking to buy Alpha which again has some mixed reviews about battery backup. Don't want to end up buying a phone with poor battery backup again. I'm a medium to heavy user. Can anyone tell me if the battery of alpha lasts atleast for a day or not?
AnonD-20599, 29 Jan 2015I've experienced same problem. I looked into battery usage and found that the battery is consu... moreIts normal.. Phones with weak batteries shows this kind of battery usage details.. Android os and Google play services are too demanding for batteries
Haytam, 30 Jan 2015Which one to choose? Galaxy Alpha or Galaxy A5? Thank you..U can't compare these two phones.
A5 is having Weak chiset sd410 , sd410 is a thing of Midrange devices
AnonD-12498, 30 Jan 2015In low light , Need to play with iso and Expose value settings to get good pic in low light .Hi. you are right. done same thing to get the most usable picts in low light. peace..
chedsabahmalaysia, 30 Jan 2015Hi. What do you mean by bad camera in low light.? Even phones with OIS, not one can perform ex... moreIn low light ,
Need to play with iso and Expose value settings to get good pic in low light .
One of the best looking phone by Sammsung .....simply Beautiful ......yeah that is .....
Bi, 30 Jan 2015Bad Camera in low light conditionHi. What do you mean by bad camera in low light.? Even phones with OIS, not one can perform excellent in low light condition. Even Lumia phones can take only average picts in low light..So, dont expect Alpha to do as DSLR camera did..thanks..
Samir, 29 Jan 2015Alpha is nicer lighter and fantastic but battery disappointing Hello Samir..i owned this phone, so i ask you..do you own this or just giving your thought base on battery Mah size?? If you own one, maybe you are a heavy gamer/webber/chatter(this phone is not for you), so you are giving comment base on your usage..it is alright..but, if you dont own this, stop giving false info about the battery. I am a medium to heavy user, i can get to midnight with still few percentage left to use. That is my honest opinion. Thank you..