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Samsung Galaxy Alpha SM-G850F Single SIM 4G 32GB Blue

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Alpha
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SM-G850FZBEBTU
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smartphones
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Long product name Samsung Galaxy Alpha SM-G850F Single SIM 4G 32GB Blue :
The short editorial description of Samsung Galaxy Alpha SM-G850F Single SIM 4G 32GB Blue

12.192 cm (4.8 ") Super AMOLED (1280 x 720), LTE, Octa Core (Quad 1.8GHz + Quad 1.3GHz), 12MP, WiFi, Bluetooth, NFC, Android
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Samsung Galaxy Alpha SM-G850F Single SIM 4G 32GB Blue:
The official marketing text of Samsung Galaxy Alpha SM-G850F Single SIM 4G 32GB Blue as supplied by the manufacturer
Setting a New Standard for Samsung Galaxy Design

Concentrating on elegant aesthetics and compact construction, Samsung has taken a fresh approach to design with the Galaxy Alpha. Created to help consumers express their unique style without sacrificing functionality, the refined Galaxy Alpha features a sophisticated design with a metal frame, elegantly curved corners and a tactile soft back cover. In addition, it is visually balanced, with the perfect contrast of both a calming, soft matte finish and an eye-catching reflection from the metal frame. At less than 7 mm thick, the Galaxy Alpha is also one of the slimmest Galaxy devices ever, and its uniquely compact construction and light weight provides consumers with maximum in-hand grip and control.

Powerful Samsung Galaxy Experience

Despite its slim and light design, the Galaxy Alpha provides users with the same powerful hardware and features users expect from a flagship Galaxy mobile device. The device is equipped with a brilliant 4.7-inch HD Super AMOLED display as well as an advanced camera and real time HDR for an unrivaled viewing and photo experience. The Galaxy Alpha also includes innovative and popular features such as Ultra-Power Saving Mode, S Health, Finger Print Scanner, Private Mode and connectivity with the latest Samsung Gear Fit, Gear Live and Gear 2 wearables.
Short summary description Samsung Galaxy Alpha SM-G850F Single SIM 4G 32GB Blue:
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Samsung Galaxy Alpha SM-G850F, 12.2 cm (4.8"), 2 GB, 32 GB, 12 MP, Android, Blue
Long summary description Samsung Galaxy Alpha SM-G850F Single SIM 4G 32GB Blue :

Samsung Galaxy Alpha SM-G850F. Display diagonal: 12.2 cm (4.8"), Display resolution: 1280 x 720 pixels, Display type: SAMOLED. Processor frequency: 1.8 GHz. RAM capacity: 2 GB, Internal storage capacity: 32 GB. Rear camera resolution (numeric): 12 MP. SIM card capability: Single SIM, 3G, 4G. Operating system installed: Android. Battery capacity: 1860 mAh. Colour of product: Blue. Weight: 115 g

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Display
Display diagonal *
Size of the display for this product, measured diagonally, usually in inches.
12.2 cm (4.8")
Display resolution *
The number of distinct pixels in each dimension that can be displayed. It is usually quoted as width × height, with the units in pixels: for example, "1024 × 768" means the width is 1024 pixels and the height is 768 pixels. The higher the number of pixels, the sharper the image.
1280 x 720 pixels
Touchscreen *
A screen of a laptop, smartphone, etc., that responds to touch so you can control the interface using your fingers.
Yes
Orientation sensor *
The device e.g. smartphone, tablet uses gravity to sense whether it should be displaying in portrait or landscape mode.
Yes
Display type
Type of display (screen) e.g. LCD.
SAMOLED
Display number of colours
16.78 million colours
Touch technology
Technology of touch sensetive screen e.g. dual-touch.
Multi-touch
Touchscreen type
There are a variety of touchscreen technologies that have different methods of sensing touch, including resistive and capacitive.
Capacitive
Processor
Processor frequency *
The speed that the microprocessor executes each instruction or each vibration of the clock. The CPU requires a fixed number of clock ticks, or cycles, to execute each instruction. The faster the clocks rate, the faster the CPU, or the faster it can execute instructions. Clock Speeds are usually determined in MHz, 1 MHz representing 1 million cycles per second, or in GHz, 1 GHz representing 1 thousand million cycles per second. The higher the CPU speed, the better a computer will perform.
1.8 GHz
Processor cores
The number of central processing units ('cores') in a processor. Some processors have 1 core, others have 2 (e.g. Intel Core Duo) or more (e.g. the Intel Xeon E7-2850 has 10 cores).
4
Coprocessor
Yes
Coprocessor frequency
1.3 GHz
Coprocessor cores
4
Storage
RAM capacity *
2 GB
Internal storage capacity *
The amount e.g of data which can be stored inside the device.
32 GB
Compatible memory cards *
Types of memory cards which can be used with this product.
Not supported
USB mass storage
Yes
Camera
Rear camera resolution (numeric) *
12 MP
Auto focus *
Device focusing a camera or other piece of equipment automatically.
Yes
Built-in flash *
The product has an internal flash. A flash produces a brief very bright light, used for taking photographs in poor light.
Yes
Front camera type *
Single camera
Front camera resolution (numeric) *
2.1 MP
Video recording
Recording moving visual images.
Yes
Maximum frame rate
This is the maximum frame rate, also known as frame frequency and frames per second (FPS). It is the frequency (rate) at which an imaging device produces unique consecutive images called frames. The term applies equally well to film and video cameras, computer graphics, and motion capture systems. Frame rate is most often expressed in frames per second (FPS) and is also expressed in progressive scan monitors as hertz (Hz).
30 fps
Rear camera resolution
3840 x 2160 pixels
Geotagging
Yes
Sensor type
A sensor is a convertor than measures a physical quality (light, temperature etc.) and displays this electronically on a device.
CMOS
Networking
SIM card capability *
Single SIM
3G *
Third generation of mobile telecommunications technology, 3G finds application in wireless voice telephony, mobile Internet access, fixed wireless Internet access, video calls and mobile TV.
Yes
4G *
Fourth generation of mobile phone mobile communication technology standards. A 4G system provides mobile ultra-broadband Internet access, for example to laptops with USB wireless modems, to smartphones, and to other mobile devices. Conceivable applications include amended mobile web access, IP telephony, gaming services, high-definition mobile TV, video conferencing, 3D television, and cloud computing.
Yes
Wi-Fi *
Popular technology that allows an electronic device to exchange data or connect to the internet wirelessly using radio waves.
Yes
2G standards *
GSM
3G standards *
UMTS
4G standard *
LTE
Bluetooth *
Bluetooth is a low-power radio technology developed to replace the cables and wires currently used to link or connect electronic devices such as personal computers, printers, and a wide variety of handheld devices including mobile phones. Because it uses radio-wave connectivity, a Bluetooth-enabled device has a constant, established connection to whatever browser it uses. This saves the user the trouble of logging on to check for emails or news updates, for example.
Yes
Wi-Fi standards
The type of wireless local area network (LAN). It can be ad-hoc, where units in a network communicate peer-to-peer, or Infrastructure, where units communicate with each other via an access point A LAN interconnects computers in a small area e.g. home, school or office.
802.11a,802.11ac,802.11b,802.11g,802.11n
Bluetooth version
The type of bluetooth technology in the product e.g. Bluetooth Smart (v4.0).
4.0
Bluetooth profiles
A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HID, HSP, MAP, OPP, Pan, PBAP, SAP
2G bands (primary SIM)
850,900,1800,1900 MHz
3G bands supported
850,900,1900,2100 MHz
4G bands supported
800,850,900,1800,1900,2100,2600 MHz
Tethering (modem-mode)
Yes
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Yes
Subscription
Subscription type *
The type of cellular connection subscription.
No subscription
Ports & interfaces
USB port *
Yes
USB connector type
The type of USB connector/port that this product has.
Micro-USB
USB version
Universal Serial Bus (USB) is an industry standard developed in the mid-1990s that defines the interface used for connection, communication and power supply between computers and electronic devices. Every new version - for example 1.1, 2.0, 3.0 - is much faster than the previous one.
2.0
Headphone connectivity
How headphones connect to a device e.g. wirelessly or via a cable and connector.
3.5 mm
Messaging
Short Message Service (SMS)
Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service)
Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS) is a new standard that is being defined for use in advanced wireless terminals. The service allows for non-real-time transmission of various kinds of multimedia contents like images, audio, video clips, etc.
Yes
Instant messaging (IM)
Yes
Messaging
Chat
Yes
E-mail
Yes
Design
Form factor *
The shape or design of the product.
Bar
Colour of product *
The colour e.g. red, blue, green, black, white.
Blue
Fingerprint reader
A scanner used to identify a person's fingerprint for security purposes. After a sample is taken, access to a computer or other system is granted if the fingerprint matches the stored sample. A PIN may also be used with the fingerprint sample.
Yes
Ergonomics
Proximity sensor
Yes
Accelerometer
Yes
Ambient light sensor
Yes
Performance
Video call *
Simultaneous video and audio signals to enable people to talk to and see each other in real time.
Yes
Personal info management (PIM)
You can use your device to manage your information and your time.
Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list
Flight mode
Yes
Personalization
Icons, Menu, Shortcuts
Support for contact groups
Yes
Microphone mute
Yes
Themes
Wallpapers
Navigation
Position location *
Yes
GPS (satellite)
Global Positioning System (GPS) is a space-based satellite navigation system that provides location and time information in all weather conditions, anywhere on or near the Earth where there is an unobstructed line of sight to four or more GPS satellites. The system provides critical capabilities to military, civil and commercial users around the world. It is maintained by the United States government and is freely accessible to anyone with a GPS receiver.
Yes
GLONASS
Yes
Wi-Fi positioning
Yes
Multimedia
Audio formats supported
The audio formats which this device or software can read/use e.g. MP3, MP4.
AAC,AAC+,eAAC+,FLAC,MP3,WMA
Video formats supported
The type of video formats that can be used by this device.
3G2,3GP,ASF,AVI,FLV,MKV,MP4,MP43,VP8,WEBM,WMV,WMV7,WMV8
Video compression formats
H.263,H.264,MPEG4
Voice codecs
AMR-NB,AMR-WB
Call management
Call waiting
Yes
Call divert
Yes
Call hold
Yes
Caller ID
The name and/or number of the caller comes up on screen when they ring the phone. You also send your caller ID when you call someone else unless you choose to deactivate it.
Yes
Speakerphone
Device has a microphone and loudspeaker provided separately from those in the handset. This device allows multiple persons to participate in a conversation. The loudspeaker broadcasts the voice or voices of those on the other end of the telephone line, while the microphone captures all voices of those using the speakerphone.
Yes
Conference call
Yes
Speed dialing
Yes
Vibrating alert
Yes
Call timer
Yes
Software
Operating system installed *
Type of operating system on a device e.g. IOS on Apple devices, Android for mobile devices.
Android
Battery
Battery capacity *
A measure of the charge stored by the battery. Determined by the mass of active material contained in the battery.
1860 mAh
Talk time (3G) *
The time a 3G cell/mobile phone with a fully-charged battery is expected to last under perfect conditions.
11 h
Browsing time (Wi-Fi)
11 h
Browsing time (3G)
9 h
Browsing time (4G)
9 h
Continuous audio playback time
Number of hours on average for continuous play. This is dependent on the device battery capacity.
37 h
Continuous video playback time
10 h
Weight & dimensions
Weight *
Weight of the product without packaging (net weight). If possible, the net weight is given including standard accessories and supplies. Please note that sometimes the manufacturer leaves out the weight of accessories and/or supplies.
115 g
Width *
The measurement or extent of something from side to side.
65.5 mm
Depth *
The distance from the front to the back of something.
6.7 mm
Height *
The measurement of the product from head to foot or from base to top.
132.4 mm
Packaging content
Quick start guide
Instructions, either online, as a computer program or in paper form, to allow you to set up and start using the product quickly.
Yes
Cables included
USB
Technical details
Google applications
Google Maps,Google Play,Google Voice Search
Colour
Yes
Source Testseek summary Average rating
Reviews
Updated:
2015-02-04
Testseek has collected 287 expert reviews for Samsung Galaxy Alpha SM-G850F 32GB 4G blå and the average expert rating is 81 of 100. The average score reflects the expert community’s view on this product. Click below and use Testseek to see all ratings, product awards and conclusions.
81%
Source Review comments Score
expertreviews.co.uk
Updated:
2015-02-04
It has to be said that Samsung's done a great job. It's the first handset from the company that we've picked up and immediately thought how good it feels. With a tougher body and the strip of aluminium running round the side, the Alpha certainly looks lik...
100%
mobilephones.com
Updated:
2015-02-04
Samsung was widely criticised when it revealed the Galaxy S5 and its plastic, rubberised chassis. Fans were in uproar and reviews of the handset mentioned this style in a poor light.Now it seems that Samsung has learnt its lesson with the Galaxy Alpha, fi...
91%
3g.co.uk
Updated:
2015-02-04
For some time now, we have been able to predict just how Samsung handsets would be – nice screens, plenty under the hood, impressive cameras, but falling at the last hurdle with a less-than-quality finish.But Samsung is aiming to put this right with the G...
Good Great design, Fast performance, Ideal size...
Bad Higher resolution screen would have been nice, Storage not expandable, Software too busy...
Bottom line For some time now, we have been able to predict just how Samsung handsets would be – nice screens, plenty under the hood, impressive cameras, but falling at the last hurdle with a less-than-quality finish.But Samsung is aiming to put this right with the G...
90%
mobilechoiceuk.com
Updated:
2015-02-04
For too long reviews of Samsung phones have all been boringly predictable. Great on the inside, good screens, good cameras, but always let down by a cheap look and finishWith the Galaxy Alpha, Samsung aims to right this wrong and create a phone which look...
Good Attractive design, Speedy performance, The perfect size and weight...
Bad Screen resolution could be higher, No expandable storage, Software still feels cluttered...
Bottom line The Galaxy Alpha is what the Galaxy S5 should have been when it went on sale six months ago; a great-looking phone which blends aesthetics, performance and ergonomics into one desirable package. The Alpha looks fantastic and, if I’m being honest, feels b...
90%
wired.co.uk
Updated:
2015-02-04
Samsung has responded to those niggling complaints that its devices are 'too plasticky' with the Galaxy Alpha, a slim, tough little smartphone encased in metal. It looks and feels terrific, but has it got the performance to match? Put simply, the Galaxy...
Good Beautifully stylish and slim design, powerful octacore processor, fine camera...
Bad Screen not full HD, battery life, no expandable memory, not cheap...
Bottom line The Samsung Galaxy Alpha is an excellent smartphone but it comes at a premium price. It looks and feels great -- a fine balance between style and easy one-handed use, with a high-performance spec that puts it head and shoulders above most of its rivals...
90%
pcadvisor.co.uk
Updated:
2015-02-04
Samsung hopes to appeal to the masses with its Galaxy Alpha smartphone , which is something of a cross between your typical Samsung Android phone and an iPhone . But can it appeal to the reluctant iPhone fan thinking of switching to Android? Also see: Bes...
90%
knowyourmobile.com
Updated:
2015-04-04
A lot of 2011-2013's success, as many have already pointed out, was built on the back of record marketing/advertising spending (something that could not continue ad infinitum) and not, necessarily, truly great products –– was the Galaxy S4 THAT much bette...
Good Excellent Design; Gorgeous Display; Plenty of power; Lots of storage; Decent camera; Impressive battery (for its size)...
Bad The only downside to the Galaxy Alpha is that it comes at a time when the Galaxy Note 4 is soon to be widely available...
Bottom line To sum up in one sentence: the Samsung Galaxy Alpha, despite my preconceptions, really does live up its name. The device looks better, feels better and in many respects appears to perform better than its larger, flagship brethren, the Galaxy S5. Whethe...
90%
knowyourmobile.com
Updated:
2015-02-04
A lot of 2011-2013's success, as many have already pointed out, was built on the back of record marketing/advertising spending (something that could not continue ad infinitum) and not, necessarily, truly great products –– was the Galaxy S4 THAT much bette...
Good Excellent Design; Gorgeous Display; Plenty of power; Lots of storage; Decent camera; Impressive battery (for its size)...
Bad The only downside to the Galaxy Alpha is that it comes at a time when the Galaxy Note 4 is soon to be widely available...
Bottom line To sum up in one sentence: the Samsung Galaxy Alpha, despite my preconceptions, really does live up its name. The device looks better, feels better and in many respects appears to perform better than its larger, flagship brethren, the Galaxy S5. Whethe...
90%
mobilesyrup.com
Updated:
2015-02-04
It seems both tragic and inevitable that after years of legal battles, claims of design infringement, and public catcalling, Samsung and Apple continue to circle like snakes eating each other's tails. Apple, responding to an industry filled with larger de...
Bottom line A bunk screen and other nagging hardware quirks drag down a potentially all-time great device. Still worth a look if you crave some Apple with your Android, and don't mind a dollop of TouchWIZ...
85%
goodgearguide.com.au
Updated:
2015-02-04
There's no two ways about it: the Galaxy Alpha is the best looking smartphone to come out of Samsung's design department.Laying the groundwork is the first steel chassis to be used in any Samsung smartphone. Throwing metal into the mix exponentially makes...
Good Best looking Samsung, 12MP camera, High resolution screen...
Bad TouchWiz is slow, No expandable memory, Would benefit from a water resistant coating...
85%
pcpro.co.uk
Updated:
2015-02-04
Samsung has taken plenty of flack for the plastic design of its high-end smartphones over the years, while other manufacturers have been raking in the praise. With the Samsung Galaxy Alpha, however, that looks set to change. The company's second high-end...
Bottom line The Galaxy Alpha is Samsung's best looking smartphone to date, but it's short on features and the price is too high...
83%
coolsmartphone.com
Updated:
2015-02-04
For so long Samsung fans have hoped to see a new phone with metal design instead of the traditional plastic material used on so many high value devices.And as if by magic we now have two – the Galaxy Alpha and the much larger Galaxy Note 4 that recently w...
Good Metal finish feels great, Great midspec camera, Cat6 LTE for 300Mbps networking...
Bad No memory card support, Metal adds extra cost, Battery is poor...
Bottom line The Galaxy Alpha should be the phone most Samsung fans have been asking for. That metal frame adds a definite “something” to the mix and it's a welcome departure for the company.However, with a 720p resolution screen, 12 megapixel camera and a lack of ext...
81%
beginnerstech.co.uk
Updated:
2015-02-15
The Samsung Galaxy Alpha wasn't a device I had planned on reviewing but after a few readers requested it I decided to go ahead with it. The Galaxy Alpha has been out for some time now so I kept the review pretty brief but hopefully covered all the main po...
Good Great Build Quality, Lightweight, Great Performance...
Bad No MicroSD, 720p Display Could Be Better, Touchwiz As Complicated As Ever, Battery Life Poor...
80%
telegraph.co.uk
Updated:
2015-02-04
With a 4.7-inch screen, the Alpha is a more manageable size than the 5.5-inch monsters such as the S5 and Note 4 – this is a phone that is super slim (6.7mm), very light (115g) and generally manageable with one hand. A fast processor keeps it coping wi...
80%
Digitaltrends.com
Updated:
2015-02-04
Samsung proudly makes plastic phones. It loves making plastic phones, and over the years, it's made plastic backs with a ton of different textures, ranging rom faux leather to Band-Aid. The Galaxy S5 even has a dimpled golf ball look. But that changes now...
Good Highend feel with metal frame, Super powerful processor, Fingerprint sensor and heart rate monitor, Good camera...
Bad Small battery only lasts a day, Oversaturated Super AMOLED screen, Not waterproof...
Bottom line The Galaxy Alpha is an unlikely smartphone to see from Samsung. It puts a top-of-the-line processor and gorgeous, though clearly derivative design, together with a middle-of-the-road screen and average battery. The Alpha also lacks the pizazz we've come...
80%
digitalspy.co.uk
Updated:
2015-02-04
Samsung 's 'if we build it, they will come' approach continues. The latest handset to be fired out from the rapidly churning design labs of the Korean brand is the Galaxy Alpha. Basically an iPhone 5, it's the value alternative to everything Apple does so...
Bottom line Ultimately it's this lack of polish that really holds the Alpha back from greatness. It's such an important moment for Samsung that it has finally realised specifications aren't everything, so now it's just a case of building on what it has learned. As A...
80%
trustedreviews.com
Updated:
2015-02-04
Originally reviewed on 17 September 2014 What is the Samsung Galaxy Alpha? The Samsung Galaxy Alpha is the Korean company's first metal phone. Unlike the HTC One M8 or the HTC One Mini 2 , it's not totally metal-bodied, but it's a welcome step away from S...
Good Slim, lightweight design, HDR camera mode really impresses, Plenty of power...
Bad No microSD card slot, Battery life less than S5 and S5 Mini, Pricey...
Bottom line The Samsung Galaxy Alpha is a beautiful-looking phone; it's just a shame it misses out on some of the S5's most impressive features.Next, read more Mobile Phone Reviews...
80%
stuff.tv
Updated:
2015-02-04
Samsung has thrown off the shackles of its standard phones and come up with something truly revolutionary in the Galaxy Alpha.Not really. What it has done is to take a fairly familiar Samsung phone blueprint, get rid of the rubbish-looking chrome plastic...
Good Loads of power we mean, LOADS, Very good camera, The feel of real metal...
Bad Lower screen res reveals PenTile screen issues...
Bottom line Open Gallery Like the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact , the Alpha also gets you absolutely loads of power for a smaller phone, and a very accomplished camera. A few elements could really be improved, though. Battery life is fine but better in several of...
80%
pocket-lint.com
Updated:
2015-02-04
Samsung's first truly premium quality phone, the Galaxy Alpha, has arrived. Has Samsung got everything perfect for those people looking for a bit more luxury in their smartphone? Could it even be the replacement for the S5 flagship smartphone? We've been...
Good Lightweight, quality build, fast camera, rich screen colours...
Bad Still a plastic back, 720p screen doesn't match competition...
Bottom line The Galaxy Alpha is the highest quality smartphone from Samsung yet thanks to its metal frame, lightweight build and slim design. Some will find the plastic back and 720p resolution screen too inferior compared to the competition to consider it...
80%
tlbhd.com
Updated:
2015-02-04
This is a review of the Samsung Galaxy Alpha. I've got my hands on one for the last weeks or so and this post is a collection of my impressions gathered during this time. The Alpha is the first modern Samsung smartphone with a metallic body and it'...
Good looks great and feels solid in hand, weighs only 115 g, fairly good AMOLED screen, really fast hardware and daily performance, good camera, not as bad on a charge as you might expect...
Bad only a 720P screen, rather small battery, no microSD card slot, gets a bit warm when pushed...
Bottom line While it makes a few compromises here and there, the Samsung Galaxy Alpha checks most of the important boxes a modern smartphone should, with a sturdy and beautiful body, fast performance, good screen and impressive camera performance. And it's also small...
80%
T3.com
Updated:
2015-02-04
The Galaxy Alpha is a new beast for Samsung. It almost feels like a prototype let loose, a tester for the South Korean brand to gauge the reaction to it ditching slimy plastic and instead constructing a much more premium device, headlined by a metal rim.W...
Good Premium finish, Highly powered, Feels great in hand...
Bad Dodgy display, TouchWiz is a pain, Inconsistent battery...
80%
digitalversus.com
Updated:
2015-02-04
It's all about seduction. The Galaxy S5 might be the jewel in Samsung's crown, but the Galaxy Alpha and its sophisticated, compact design are meant to appeal to those looking for a stylish and well-proportioned premium phone. At the same time, the Alpha w...
Good Design/handling/buildquality, Good screen/good contrast, Great sound quality from headphone socket, Responsive camera with good interface, Low SAR value...
Bad Some display modes provide inaccurate colours, Fingerprint scanner doesn't work well, Photo/video quality not up to the standard of the immediate competition, Sound quality from the speaker, Poor battery life, Only one storage capacity available (about 26...
Bottom line The Galaxy Alpha certainly has the desired effect regarding design: sophisticated, crafted... Samsung has at last proved that it is capable of something other than a plastic phone. But looks aren't everything. And while the Alpha might be very nice for ge...
80%
gadgetshow.channel5.com
Updated:
2015-02-04
Meet the Samsung Galaxy Alpha, the latest phone from the South Korean giant that isn't a plastic fantastic handset, and instead, it's the first Galaxy blower to sport a metal chassis. Samsung has crafted itself a phone that can finally take on the HTC One...
80%
pcadvisor.co.uk
Updated:
2015-02-15
Samsung Galaxy Alpha review...
0%
pcadvisor.co.uk
Updated:
2015-02-22
Samsung Galaxy Alpha video review. See our full Samsung Galaxy Alpha review...
0%
siliconrepublic.com
Updated:
2015-02-04
We take a look at the new Samsung Galaxy Alpha 4.7-inch smartphone, which will compete directly in the market with the Apple iPhone 6 smartphone.If Apple makes phones for rich, middle-aged men who read newspapers and listen to U2, then Samsung with its ne...
Bottom line With its nice rounded edges and luxurious feel you can't help but feel Samsung is really getting it together on the good old industrial design front. The device is captivating to look at and hold.One thing I wasn't expecting was how quickly I became famil...
0%
telegraph.co.uk
Updated:
2015-02-04
The "sleek" new handset boasts "great power", an attractive design with metal framing and plenty of camera features.TechRadar said the device has come at a very good time with the launch of Apple's iPhone 6, complete with "design chops that would impres...
0%
pocket-lint.com
Updated:
2015-02-04
When Samsung announced the Galaxy Alpha , its latest smartphone until the Note 4 and Note Edge were unveiled a couple of days ago, many thought that the design owed something to Apple's iPhone - most notably the iPhone 4 and 4S. However, when we got to p...
0%
techradar.com/au/
Updated:
2015-02-04
The Samsung Galaxy Alpha has come at a very good time. Given that Samsung is obviously feeling the pressure due to the impending iPhone 6, launching a phone that has design chops that would impress even the most seasoned Apple fan was a shrewd move by the...
Good Premium design, powerful processor, Thin and light.
Bad No expandable memory, disappointing screen...
Bottom line After a short time with the Samsung Galaxy Alpha, it has to be said that there is a lot to like about the device. If you can forgive its screen shortcomings and the lack of expandable memory, what you are left with is a beautifully designed phone that is...
0%
techradar.com
Updated:
2015-02-04
The Samsung Galaxy Alpha has come at a very good time. Given that Samsung is obviously feeling the pressure due to the impending iPhone 6, launching a phone that has design chops that would impress even the most seasoned Apple fan was a shrewd move by the...
Good Premium design, powerful processor, Thin and light.
Bad No expandable memory, disappointing screen.
Bottom line The Samsung Galaxy Alpha has come at a very good time. Given that Samsung is obviously feeling the pressure due to the impending iPhone 6, launching a phone that has design chops that would impress even the most seasoned Apple fan was a shrewd move by the...
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pcadvisor.co.uk
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2015-02-04
The Samsung Galaxy S5 mini is a smaller version of the flagship Samsung Galaxy S5 , while the Samsung Galaxy Alpha is a sort of metal version of the S5 smartphone . Here, we compare the two S5 spinoffs in our Samsung Galaxy S5 mini vs Samsung Galaxy Alpha...
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pcadvisor.co.uk
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2015-02-04
With the announcement of the new metal design Samsung Galaxy Alpha , we've put it up against the Apple iPhone 5S. Find out what the difference is in our Samsung Galaxy Alpha vs iPhone 5S comparison. See also : Best smartphones: The best phone you can buy...
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pcadvisor.co.uk
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2015-02-04
Although not comparable by name, the new Galaxy Alpha is a sort of metal version of the flagship Galaxy S5 smartphone. Find out how what the differences are in price and specs in our Samsung Galaxy S5 vs Galaxy Alpha comparison. See also : Best smartphone...
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pcadvisor.co.uk
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2015-03-04
Samsung Galaxy Alpha video review. See our full Samsung Galaxy Alpha review...
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knowyourmobile.com
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2015-02-04
The Xperia Z3 Compact continues Sony's Xperia Z1 Compact philosophy: to create a miniature handset packed with the same high-end specs as the flagship device. Compared to the Xperia Z3, the Z3 Compact comes with a pretty similar looking spec sheet. Both h...
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tekgadg.com
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2015-02-04
Expert video review...
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knowyourmobile.com
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2015-02-04
And the year isn't even out yet, so there'll likely be a few more additions to this list before the curtain falls on 2014. Until then, however, think of all the handsets listed below as the best of the best, the cream of 2014's crop of smartphones. We've...
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theregister.co.uk
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2015-02-04
It must sting Samsung that the criticism most often levelled at the manufacturer is that its flagship Galaxy S devices feel cheap and plasticky. And for once the criticism is not just coming from Apple fans. The Galaxy S3, S4 and S5 have all felt a bit...
Bottom line Small, light and kinda funky, the Galaxy Alpha is without a doubt the most aesthetically pleasing phone ever to leave a Samsung assembly plant in the back of a truck. The battery capacity may have been pared back a wee bit too far in the name of saving a...
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