Right on schedule, the Samsung Galaxy Alpha has become available to purchase in the UK. Although today is the official release date for the handset, not all retailers seem to have it in stock already.
There are exceptions, though. For example, if you're willing to get the Alpha with a two-year contract, Carphone Warehouse is happy to oblige. It will give you the phone for free if you choose a plan that costs at least £33 per month.
Over there the Samsung Galaxy Alpha is currently available in black and white, but on October 3 you'll also get to choose from two additional hues: silver and blue (the latter being exclusive to Carphone Warehouse).
Speaking of exclusives, the gold Galaxy Alpha will only be sold in the UK by Phones 4u. Although you can currently order one from this retailer's website, it's unclear if it's already in stock or not. To pay nothing upfront, you'll need to choose a two-year plan that will set you back at least £34.50 per month.
If you'd rather go the SIM-free route, for now your only choice seems to be Unlocked Mobiles. This retailer is asking for £499.87 for a Samsung Galaxy Alpha sans any operator commitments. Clove and Expansys are also going to offer it in SIM-free form, but it's still unclear when.
1.9 mm thicker is nothing. The battery lasts about 4 days if you don't use too much internet, music etc. And the z3 compact is a beast.
Companies who still offer 500mb in this day and age with a smartphone deserve to lose market share.
I saw it yesterday in the Samsung store in London being sold for £500+... That's over 600€.