Samsung Galaxy Alpha

Samsung Galaxy Alpha Price

Market Status: Available in India

Updated on:Sep 25, 2016

Release Date: Sep 27, 2014 (Official)

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Key Features

  • Android v4.4.4 (Kitkat) upgradable to v5.0.2 (Lollipop)
  • Performance



  • Display



  • Camera



  • Battery


  • 32 GB,
  • Supports Indian bands
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • Lightweight (115 g)
  • Slim (6 mm thickness)

What makes Samsung Galaxy Alpha unique?

  • The first Samsung Smartphone to sport metallic edges
  • The thinnest phone priced around Rs. 30,000
  • The lightest Samsung phone with 12 MP Camera

Buy For

  • Slim and stylish
  • Powerful performance
  • Impressive cameras
  • Fingerprint sensor, heart rate monitor

Beware Of

  • Average battery
  • No microSD slot

Setting new benchmarks

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.

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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Samsung Galaxy Alpha Specifications

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
Quick Charging
No

Design

Size Compare
Dimensions 132.4 (H) x 65.5 (W) x 6.7 (T) mm
Excellent
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6.7 mm
Average in group
8.2 mm
Best in this group
4.8 mm
Group: 24 - 36 K Phones
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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: 24 - 36 K Phones
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Build Material Case: Metal
Back: Metal
Colours

Display

Very Good
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87%
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87%
Best in this group
97%
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Screen Size
4.7 inches
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: 24 - 36 K Phones
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Display Type
Super AMOLED
Screen Protection
Corning Gorilla Glass v4
Touch Screen Capacitive Touchscreen, Multi-touch
Screen to Body Ratio
70.06 %

Performance

Very Good
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74%
Average in group
79%
Best in this group
98%
Group: 24 - 36 K Phones
Based on specs, benchmarks & expert ratings
Chipset Samsung Exynos 5 Octa 5430
Processor
Quad core, 1.8 GHz, Cortex A15 + Quad core, 1.3 GHz, Cortex A7
Very Good
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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, 2.5 GHz, Cortex A72 + Quad core, 1.8 GHz Cortex A53, Chipset: HiSilicon KIRIN 955
Group: 24 - 36 K Phones
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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
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Storage

Best in Class
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98%
Average in group
98%
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99%
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Internal Memory
32 GB
Excellent
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32 GB
Average in group
32 GB
Best in this group
128 GB
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Expandable Memory
No
USB OTG Support

Camera

Very Good
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79%
Average in group
84%
Best in this group
99%
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Main Camera

Resolution
12 MP
Very Good
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12 MP
Average in group
13 MP
Best in this group
23.7 MP
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Autofocus
Optical Image Stabilisation
No
Flash
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
Average
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2.1 MP
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5 MP
Best in this group
16 MP
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Flash
No

Battery

Below Average
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40%
Average in group
64%
Best in this group
98%
Group: 24 - 36 K Phones
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Capacity
1860 mAh
Type Li-ion
Not User Replaceable
No
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 Wi-Fi 802.11, a/ac/b/g/n/n 5GHz
Wi-Fi Features
Wi-Fi Direct
Bluetooth
v4.0
GPS
with A-GPS, Glonass
NFC
USB Connectivity
microUSB 2.0

Multimedia

Loudspeaker
Audio Jack 3.5 mm

Special Features

Fingerprint Sensor
Heart Rate Monitor
Other Sensors
Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope

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Expert Reviews for Samsung Galaxy Alpha

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  • Samsung Galaxy Alpha review: putting the pedal to the metal
    Deepak Dhingra
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    “The Galaxy Alpha marks a significant departure in Samsung’s smartphone design strategy”When we think of phone brands that score high on build quality, names like Nokia, BlackBerry and HTC possibly come to mind first. It’s a little surprising that Samsung, which is the global leader in handsets, doesn’t figure in this list. And this is despite the fact that Samsung does enjoy a very loyal fan following, especially as far as its premium ...

    Pros: Elegant looks and metal-reinforced build; Compact size great for one-handed use; Smooth performance; Loaded with features;  

    Cons: 720p screen; Non-expandable storage; Pricey;  

    Verdict: There’s no doubt in our minds that the Samsung Galaxy Alpha is one of the best phones the brand has outed yet. Apart from its low-res screen and non-expandable storage, it’s difficult to find fault with it. Sure, the camera is scared of darkness ...

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Overall User Rating (3.8 Out of 5 based on 377 ratings)

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  • Must NOT Buy !
    Ekns
    Must NOT Buy !
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    31 Oct 2014
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    Overall: 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 !

    Now that Xiaomi has come to India, Samsung should rethink its strategy but it still is arrogant to Indian customers !!

    Comparsion:
    Xiaomi Mi3 @ Rs 14000: 5 inch, Full HD (1080p) Screen, Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, 3050 mAh battery
    Samsung Alpha @ Rs 38000: 4.7 inch, HD (720p), Samsung Octa processor, 1850 mAh

    1850 mAh won't be enough for the FINGERPRINT SCANNER let alone 3G/4G services !
    Why 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 !

    If Samsung could prove that it is as premium a brand as Apple, then such exorbitant prices can be accepted !

    Meanwhile 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!

    It seems Samsung no longer desires to be a market leader in India !!

  • Are you serious Shamesung?
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    25 Oct 2014
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    Overall: 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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