Samsung Galaxy Alpha

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3.8/5
283 User Reviews
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Key Specs See Full Specs
Android v4.4.4 (Kitkat), upgradable to v5.0.2 (Lollipop)
  • Performance
  • Display
  • Camera
  • Battery
  • Supports Indian bands
  • 32 GB, Non Expandable
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • Gorilla Glass 4
  • USB OTG Support
What makes Samsung Galaxy Alpha unique?  
  • The first Samsung Smartphone to sport metallic edges
  • The thinnest phone with 12 MP Camera
  • The lightest Samsung phone with 2 GB RAM

Samsung Galaxy Alpha details

Buy For
  • Slim and stylish
  • Powerful performance
  • Impressive cameras
  • Fingerprint sensor, heart rate monitor
Beware of
  • Average battery
  • No microSD slot
Verdict

The Samsung Galaxy Alpha looks intriguing and tough with its all new body and extremely sleek design. The device has ample power under the hood to deliver a seamless performance even while playing high-end games and multitasking. It could be an interesting product for those tired of Samsung's plastic phones.

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Display and Build
 
The Samsung Galaxy Alpha features a 4.7-inch HD Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 1,280 x 720 pixels and a pixel density of 312 ppi which is delivers vibrant and crisp visuals. The smartphone is built to carry a sophisticated outlook without compromising on the functionality. The pimpled panel on the back carries a soft matte finish which feels comfortable in the palm. The metal frame grabs attention by reflecting light. Being just 6.7mm thick, it is surely the most slender Galaxy smartphone till date. Its length and breadth of 132.4mm and 65.5mm respectively and weight of115g makes it easy to be held and carried around.
 
Processor and OS
 
The smartphone is powered by a 1.3GHz Cortex A7 quad-core CPU plus 1.8GHz Cortex A15 quad-core CPU loaded on Exynos 5 Octa 5430 chipset. It is aided by 2GB RAM and manages rich graphics with the Mali T628 MP6 GPU. The handset runs the latest Android v4.4.4 KitKat OS.
 
Camera, Storage and Other Features
 
The Samsung Galaxy Alpha flaunts a 12MP rear autofocus snapper which has a resolution of 4,128 x 3,096 pixels and is capable of producing UHD videos at 30fps. It supports features like LED flash, HDR, smile and face detection, geo-tagging, touch focus and panorama. On the front, you can find a 2.1MP shooter. It has an inbuilt memory of 32GB without any microSD slot.
 
The home button carries the fingerprint sensor and there is a heart rate monitor beside the camera at the back. The Private Mode feature lets you keep files hidden from spying eyes and the ultra power saving mode lets you capitalize on the battery fuel completely.
 
Battery and Connectivity
 
The Samsung Galaxy Alpha is powered by an 1,860mAh Li-ion battery and can be connected using LTE, 3G, GPS, USB port, NFC, Bluetooth v4.0 and Wi-Fi 802.11 a/ac/b/g/n.
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OVERALL RATING

3.8 /5 BASED ON 565 RATING(S)
OVERALL RATING
  • 5 stars
    313
  • 4 stars
    82
  • 3 stars
    19
  • 2 stars
    18
  • 1 stars
    133
283 USER REVIEW(S)
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awesome camera (10)
decent camera (2)
poor phone (1)
awesome battery backup (7)
average battery backup (1)
bad battery backup (8)
battery issue (2)
awesome display (10)
awesome phone (54)
value for money (2)
amazing performance (2)
great sound (1)
hanging issue (5)
poor performance (1)
heating issue (5)
awesome performance (4)
fingerprint sensor (9)
build quality (5)
marshmallow update (2)
lollipop update (2)
heart rate sensor (4)
pixel density (1)
talk time (3)
flash (6)
low light (1)
metal finish (1)
selfie (4)
reading (1)
features (29)
gaming (10)
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Must NOT Buy !
31 Oct 2014 By Ekansh Nayal On flipkart.com

Looking at the specs of Alpha it simply looks like Samsung just doesn't want to learn from the mistake it committed in China --> In 2-3 years, Xiaomi surpassed Samsung to become the leader in China !nnNow that Xiaomi has come to India, Samsung should rethink its strategy but it still is arrogant to Indian customers !! nnComparsion:nXiaomi Mi3 @ Rs 14000: 5 inch, Full HD (1080p) Screen, Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, 3050 mAh batterynSamsung Alpha @ Rs 38000: 4.7 inch, HD (720p), Samsung Octa processor, 1850 mAhnn1850 mAh won't be enough for the FINGERPRINT SCANNER let alone 3G/4G services ! nWhy should I pay more 1.5 times the price of Mi3 when the Alpha's specs are inferior and Samsung is NOT a status symbol brand too !nnIf Samsung could prove that it is as premium a brand as Apple, then such exorbitant prices can be accepted !nnMeanwhile a funny line by Samsung - "The Galaxy Alpha is definitely for those who like to express themselves" !! Why would someone (rich enough to buy Galaxy Alpha) want to express themselves through a phone that looks similar to 10 other phones offered by Samsung! 1st metal frame phone by Samsung and Samsung is considering it a huge product innovation!nnIt seems Samsung no longer desires to be a market leader in India !!

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Are you serious Shamesung?
25 Oct 2014 By Tauseef On flipkart.com

You gotta be kidding me. Stupid Exynos 1.3GHz and 1.8GHz, 1860 mAh battery for 37K. This is a piece of junk at this price. This should not cost more than 22K. The only thing this has got is 4G, and even that does not justify the price. And this will surely lag.

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Samsung Galaxy Alpha Specifications

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General
Launch Date September 27, 2014 (Official)
Brand Samsung
Model Galaxy Alpha
Operating System Android v4.4.4 (Kitkat)
SIM Slot(s) Single SIM, GSM
SIM Size SIM1: Nano
Network 4G: Available (supports Indian bands)
3G: Available, 2G: Available
Fingerprint Sensor
yes
Quick Charging
no  No
Design
Height 132.4 mm Compare Size
Width 65.5 mm
Thickness 6.7 mm
Excellent
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6.7 mm
Average in group
7.9 mm
Best in this group
4.8 mm
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Weight 115 grams
Very Good
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115 grams
Average in group
155 grams
Best in this group
107 grams
Group: 21 - 31 K Phones
Based on specs, benchmarks & expert ratings
Build Material Case: Metal
Back: Metal
Colours Black, Blue, Gold, Silver, White
Display
Very Good
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87%
Average in group
86%
Best in this group
97%
Group: 21 - 31 K Phones
Based on specs, benchmarks & expert ratings
Screen Size
4.7 inches (11.94 cm)
Screen Resolution
HD (720 x 1280 pixels)
Pixel Density
312 ppi
Very Good
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312 ppi
Average in group
401 ppi
Best in this group
576 ppi
Group: 21 - 31 K Phones
Based on specs, benchmarks & expert ratings
Display Type
Super AMOLED
Screen Protection
Corning Gorilla Glass v4
Touch Screen yes Capacitive Touchscreen, Multi-touch
Screen to Body Ratio
70.06 %
Performance
Very Good
Performance compared to
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75%
Average in group
75%
Best in this group
97%
Group: 21 - 31 K Phones
Based on specs, benchmarks & expert ratings
Chipset Samsung Exynos 5 Octa 5430
Processor
Octa core (1.8 GHz, Quad core, Cortex A15 + 1.3 GHz, Quad core, Cortex A7)
Good
Processor compared to
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Quad core, 1.8 GHz, Cortex A15 + Quad core, 1.3 GHz Cortex A7, Chipset: Exynos 5 Octa 5430
Average in group
Quad core, 1.9 GHz, Cortex A15 + Quad core, 1.3 GHz Cortex A7, Chipset: Exynos 5 Octa 5422
Best in this group
Quad core, 2.3 GHz, M1 Mongoose + Quad core, 1.6 GHz Cortex A53, Chipset: Exynos 8 Octa 8890
Group: 21 - 31 K Phones
Based on specs, benchmarks & expert ratings
Graphics
Mali-T628 MP6
RAM
2 GB
Very Good
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2 GB
Average in group
3 GB
Best in this group
6 GB
Group: 21 - 31 K Phones
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Storage
Best in Class
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98%
Average in group
98%
Best in this group
99%
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Internal Memory
32 GB
Excellent
Internal Memory compared to
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32 GB
Average in group
32 GB
Best in this group
128 GB
Group: 21 - 31 K Phones
Based on specs, benchmarks & expert ratings
Expandable Memory
no  No
USB OTG Support
yes
Camera
Very Good
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82%
Average in group
85%
Best in this group
99%
Group: 21 - 31 K Phones
Based on specs, benchmarks & expert ratings
Main Camera
Resolution 12 MP Primary Camera
Very Good
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12 MP
Average in group
13 MP
Best in this group
23.7 MP
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Based on specs, benchmarks & expert ratings
Autofocus yes
Optical Image Stabilisation no  No
Flash yes LED Flash
Image Resolution 4000 x 3000 Pixels
Settings Exposure compensation, ISO control
Shooting Modes Continuos Shooting, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)
Camera Features Digital Zoom, Auto Flash, Digital image stabilization, Face detection, Smile detection, Touch to focus
Video Recording 3840x2160 @ 30 fps, 1920x1080 @ 60 fps, 1280x720 @ 120 fps
Front Camera
Resolution 2.1 MP Front Camera
Below Average
Front Camera compared to
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2.1 MP
Average in group
5 MP
Best in this group
20 MP
Group: 21 - 31 K Phones
Based on specs, benchmarks & expert ratings
Flash no  No
Battery
Below Average
Battery compared to
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36%
Average in group
64%
Best in this group
96%
Group: 21 - 31 K Phones
Based on specs, benchmarks & expert ratings
Capacity
1860 mAh
Type Li-ion
User Replaceable
yes
TalkTime
Up to 11 Hours(3G)
Standby time
Up to 350 Hours(3G)
Network & Connectivity
SIM Size SIM1: Nano
Network Support
4G (supports Indian bands), 3G, 2G
SIM 1
4G Bands:
TD-LTE 2300(band 40)
FD-LTE 2100(band 1) / 1800(band 3) / 2600(band 7) / 900(band 8) / 700(band 28) / 1900(band 2) / 850(band 5)
3G Bands:
UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz
2G Bands:
GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz
4G Speed:
50 Mbit/s ↑ 150 Mbit/s ↓ (LTE category 4)
3G Speed:
HSDPA 42.2 Mbit/s ↓, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s ↑
GPRS:
Available
EDGE:
Available
SAR Value
Head: 1.18 W/kg, Body: 0.75 W/kg
Wi-Fi yes Wi-Fi 802.11, a/ac/b/g/n/n 5GHz
Wi-Fi Features
Wi-Fi Direct
Bluetooth
yes v4.0
GPS
yes with A-GPS, Glonass
NFC
yes
Multimedia
Loudspeaker yes
Audio Jack 3.5 mm
Special Features
Fingerprint Sensor
yes
Heart Rate Monitor
yes
Other Sensors
Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope
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