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Samsung Galaxy Alpha

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Rs. 34,499
Market Price: Rs. 34,499
Default Specs
  • 4.7 inches Display
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 2 Selfie Camera
  • 12 MP Back Camera

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Samsung was always criticized for their use of cheap materials in the manufacturing of their phones. They always opted for plastic even for the flagship phones but the Alpha was going to change everything. The Galaxy Alpha is Samsung’s first phone built to look and feel as premium as they come. The metal frame and premium looks makes the phone very appealing to the users but is it also as good in terms of performance, we shall see.

 

In terms of design and build, as we discussed above, the Galaxy Alpha is without a doubt a major improvement over Samsung’s usual designs. The Alpha has a 4.7” Super AMOLED touchscreen with a Corning Gorilla Glass 4 protection. It boasts an HD display with a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels. Although it comes with Android v4.4.4 (KitKat) out of the box, it is upgradable to v5.0.2 (Lollipop).

 

The Alpha is powered by Samsung’s very own Exynos 5 Octa 5430 chipset that has two quad-core processors on board, namely Cortex-A15 and Cortex-A7 with Mali-T628 MP6 for graphics processing. It comes with 32GB internal memory and has no card slot for expansion of memory. In the RAM department, it keeps its consistency with respect to all the other mid-range like specifications, standing at 2 GB.

 

The rear-camera has a 12 megapixels sensor that is able to record videos at 4K, 1080p and slow-motion video at 720p. The front-camera is an average 2.1 megapixels camera which isn’t exactly ideal but does the job in more than expected situations.

 

The phone is equipped with an 1860 mAh battery that is likely to drain within a day of usage involving web browsing and video streaming. The only good thing about the battery is that it’s removable and if you can’t risk having your phone shut down in a very tight situation, you can carry an extra battery just in case.

 

The phone that was a very ambitious attempt from Samsung, stepping into the premium materials market, doesn’t really stand up to its very high price tag since other than the elegant looks of the device, it falls well short in the specifications department being only as good as a mid-range phone.

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Key Specifications Key Specifications
Display Size 4.7 inches 3.14 inches 4.0 inches 3.97 inches
RAM 2 GB RAM 512 MB 768 MB RAM 1 GB RAM
Rear Camera 12 MP 3 5 MP 5 MP
Front Camera 2 No 1 1
Battery Capacity Removable Li-Ion 1860 mAh battery Removable Li-Ion 1300 mAh battery Removable Li-Ion 2000 mAh battery Removable Li-Ion 1750 mAh battery
Internal Memory 32 GB 512 MB 8 GB 3 GB
Screen Resolution 720 x 1280 pixels 240 x 320 pixels 480 x 800 pixels 480 x 800 pixels

Samsung Galaxy Alpha Specs

General Features
Release Date 2014, August
SIM Support Nano-SIM
Phone Dimensions 5.21 x 2.58 x 0.26 in
Phone Weight 115 g
Operating System Android 4.4.4 (KitKat), upgradable to 5.0.2 (Lollipop)
Display
Screen Size 4.7 inches
Screen Resolution 720 x 1280 pixels
Screen Type Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Screen Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 4
Memory
Internal Memory 32 GB
RAM 2 GB RAM
Card Slot No
Performance
Processor Octa-core (4x1.8 GHz Cortex-A15 & 4x1.3 GHz Cortex-A7)
GPU Mali-T628 MP6
Battery
Type Removable Li-Ion 1860 mAh battery
Camera
Front Camera 2
Front Video Recording No
Back Flash Light Yes
Back Camera 12 MP
Back Video Recording 2160p@30fps, 1080p@60fps, 720p@120fps
Connectivity
Bluetooth Yes
3G Yes
4G/LTE Yes
Radio No
WiFi Yes
NFC Yes
Benchmark scores
Antutu Rating 50.928 points
4.5
2 Reviews

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Reviews of Samsung Galaxy Alpha

Fahad Asghar
07 Apr 2019
5
New fresh design
Aliraza
04 Apr 2019
4
very very liking this phone, i buy from dubai so sasts prgya tha