Samsung Galaxy Alpha

Samsung Galaxy Alpha
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Samsung Galaxy Alpha review summary

In a bid to appease naysayers, Samsung, the world’s largest smartphone brand, has created the Galaxy Alpha which has a compact body with metal edges and a 4.7-inch screen. We think the inclusion of metal by itself lends it a premium look that was clearly missing even in some of its flagship smartphones. The phone also performs as well as a flagship thanks to the inclusion of some high-end innards. Specs junkies might have liked a 1080p resolution screen instead of the Galaxy Alpha’s 720p one but we still thought it was a good screen. At the time of writing the review the price of the device was our only major concern. Read detailed Samsung Galaxy Alpha review

  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery Life
  • Camera
  • Value for Money
  • Good
  • Sturdy metal chassis
  • Extremely light and super thin
  • Camera performance is decent in daylight conditions
  • Bad
  • Iffy fingerprint scanner
  • Heart rate monitor is still a mess
  • Expensive
Display4.70-inch
Processor1.8GHz octa-core
Front Camera2.1-megapixel
Resolution720x1280 pixels
RAM2GB
OSAndroid 4.4
Storage32GB
Rear Camera12-megapixel
Battery Capacity1860mAh

Samsung Galaxy Alpha Price in India

Galaxy Alpha (White, 2GB RAM, 32GB)Rs. 19,999
Galaxy Alpha (Charcoal Black, 2GB RAM, 32GB)Rs. 19,999
Galaxy Alpha (Frosted Gold, 2GB RAM, 32GB)Rs. 19,999
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Samsung Galaxy Alpha specifications (full)

Samsung Galaxy Alpha battery and general information

Release dateAugust 2014
Form factorTouchscreen
Dimensions (mm)132.40 x 65.50 x 6.70
Weight (g)115.00
Battery capacity (mAh)1860
Removable batteryNo
ColoursWhite, blue, brown, black
SAR value0.56

Samsung Galaxy Alpha display

Screen size (inches)4.70
TouchscreenYes
Resolution720x1280 pixels
Pixels per inch (PPI)312

Samsung Galaxy Alpha hardware

Processor1.8GHz octa-core
Processor makeeXYNOS 5 5430
RAM2GB
Internal storage32GB
Expandable storageNo

Samsung Galaxy Alpha camera

Rear camera12-megapixel
Rear flashYes
Front camera2.1-megapixel

Samsung Galaxy Alpha software

Operating systemAndroid 4.4

Samsung Galaxy Alpha connectivity

Wi-FiYes
Wi-Fi standards supported802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
GPSYes
BluetoothYes, v 4.00
NFCYes
InfraredNo
USB OTGYes
Headphones3.5mm
FMNo
Number of SIMs1
SIM 1
SIM TypeNano-SIM
GSM/CDMAGSM
3GYes
4G/ LTEYes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40)Yes

Samsung Galaxy Alpha sensors

Compass/ MagnetometerYes
Proximity sensorYes
AccelerometerYes
Ambient light sensorYes
GyroscopeYes
BarometerNo
Temperature sensorNo
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Samsung Galaxy Alpha reviews and ratings by users

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PEOPLE WILL FORGET THE APPLE AFTER USING THIS AMAZING, DASHING, GOOD LOOKING, SEXY LOOK, METALLIC LOOK BY SAMSUNG
By Vicky Goyal | 13 Oct 2014 | 13 Oct 2014
PEOPLE WILL FORGET THE APPLE AFTER USING THIS AMAZING, DASHING, GOOD LOOKING, SEXY LOOK, METALLIC LOOK BY SAMSUNG A LEADING BRAND IN THE WORLD
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Samsung Galaxy Alpha summary

Samsung Galaxy Alpha smartphone was launched in August 2014. The phone comes with a 4.70-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 720x1280 pixels at a pixel density of 312 pixels per inch (ppi).

Samsung Galaxy Alpha is powered by a 1.8GHz octa-core eXYNOS 5 5430 processor. It comes with 2GB of RAM.

The Samsung Galaxy Alpha runs Android 4.4 and is powered by a 1,860mAh non-removable battery.

As far as the cameras are concerned, the Samsung Galaxy Alpha on the rear packs 12-megapixel camera. It sports a 2.1-megapixel camera on the front for selfies.

Samsung Galaxy Alpha based on Android 4.4 and packs 32GB of inbuilt storage. The Samsung Galaxy Alpha is a single SIM (GSM) smartphone that accepts a Nano-SIM card.

Connectivity options on the Samsung Galaxy Alpha include Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, GPS, Bluetooth v4.00, NFC, USB OTG, 3G, and 4G (with support for Band 40 used by some LTE networks in India). Sensors on the phone include accelerometer, ambient light sensor, gyroscope, proximity sensor, and compass/ magnetometer.

The Samsung Galaxy Alpha measures 132.40 x 65.50 x 6.70mm (height x width x thickness) and weighs 115.00 grams. It was launched in White, blue, brown, and black colours.

 
 

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