Samsung Galaxy Alpha Price in India & Background
One of the most expensive smart phones of Samsung the Samsung Galaxy Alpha is launched in August 2014. This Android based mobile is the company’s first metal phone same as the HTC One Mini 2 and HTC One 8. However, developing a metal phone from Samsung is a welcome move.
Coming to the price, the phone is very expensive and is available at the price of Rs. 37, 999/-. Moreover, this variant is available in four attractive colors such as Black, white, brown, and blue. Stay tuned to this review for design, hardware, and software specifications of this mobile.
Introduction of Samsung Galaxy Alpha
Samsung Galaxy Alpha Review
Design: The Samsung Galaxy Alpha has many similarities of Apple iPhone 5S. Its premium aluminum frame is the most attractive point in the design. The aluminum frame is designed with sharper lines and reinforced corners. This mobile looks compact due to its chamfered sides and a 4.7-inch screen. The volume rocker and lock button are also made of aluminum, whereas the home button is lined both sides by dedicated touch buttons for back and menu.
Sleek and stylish appearance of Alpha
The back side of this mobile has the similar soft-touch plastic same as the GS5. However, this plastic should be removed to access the micro SIM card and battery.
Moreover, this mobile has many design improvements unlike the traditional formula of the Samsung. That’s why; this new version is the best looking piece of the phone maker. Since the design improvements are exclusive, the phone maker announced that it will incorporate these changes in its forthcoming models also.
Sorry to say that the new beautiful appearance of this mobile doesn’t come without losing anything. However, the phone carries the heart rate sensor and fingerprint reader but doesn’t have the micro SD slot. That’s why; the internal memory is not extendable and stuck at 32 GB. Moreover, the phone doesn’t have the water and dust resistance nature, which makes the device immune to water and dust.
Dimensions: Coming to the dimensions, the new Samsung Galaxy Alpha comes in 5.21 x 2.58 x 0.26 inches and it weighs about 4.06 ounces. This mobile is lighter and smaller than the GS5, which is 5.1 ounces and 5.6 x 2.9 x 0.31 inches.
Display Screen: Considering the display, the mobile has 4.7-inch AMOLED display with a resolution of 1280x720p. Even the model is very expensive; its resolution is quite disappointing, whereas the other models in the same price arena have very efficient displays. When compared with the HTC One M8 and GS5, pictures and movies on this mobile are not up to standards. The Galaxy Alpha has a speaker mounted just next to the micro USB port.
Most advanced AMOLED display
Samsung Galaxy Alpha Hardware Specifications
Processor: The Samsung Galaxy Alpha is planned to use the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 chip set, which is installed on the GS5. Obviously, the device is packed with a 2.5 GHz quad-core Adreno GPU and Krait 400 CPU. The CPU is supported with 32 GB of flash memory and 2GB of RAM. Since these specs are outstanding, you won’t face any problem while playing high-intense graphical games. On the whole, the Alpha delivers better performance than the larger Galaxy S5.
2.5 GHz quad-core processor for better performance
Camera Features: The Galaxy Alpha is featured with a 12 MP rear camera along with a 2.1 MP front-facing camera. The camera is designed with a 4.8 mm f/2.2 lens and it is installed with the features like Beauty Face and Virtual Tour, Panorama. Moreover, the phone allows the user to download many other camera applications. Additionally, the camera has the same features found on the Samsung’s GS5.
Image focusing primary and secondary cameras
With the primary camera, you can also capture UHD videos (3840 x 2160) with preferences for slow, fast, motion, and video stabilization.
Battery: Talking about battery, the Alpha comes with an 1860 mAh battery by which the phone lasts for 11 hours.
Samsung Galaxy Alpha Supportable Softwares
Operating System: The Alpha comes installed with Android 4.4.4 operating system that is logically designed with Samsung’s Touch Wiz skin. Moreover, the mobile is featured with many decent options such as animated transitions while unlocking the device. On the other side, you can hear dripping water sound, which is accompanied by each and every action. Fortunately, the sound of dripping water can be disabled.
Most advanced Android 4.4.4 operating system
Samsung Galaxy Alpha Android Apps: The Alpha comes equipped with an extensive range of usual Samsungs app suite like S Voice and S health. However, the mobile doesn’t come with the traditional Smart Remote apps. Furthermore, the mobile has many AT&T apps, which can be removed if required. Similar to the Galaxy S5, the mobile is packed with the S Health app, which also has exercise tracker, pedometer, heart rate monitor, etc.
The Verdict of Samsung Galaxy Alpha Review
I appreciate Samsung for enhancing the traditional design on its Galaxy Alpha version. The mobile comes with the one-hand-friendly and elegant design along with high performance. On the other side, this is a compact edition that comes with less capacitive battery.
In the bottom line, the Samsung Galaxy Alpha is released in August 2014 and is priced at Rs. 37, 999/-. This mobile comes powered with a 1.8GHz octa core processor, which is designed with advanced technology. The mobile has 2GB RAM by which one can do multitasking. Moreover, the processor is installed with Android 4.4.4 operating system that is programmed on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 chip set.
Different shades of Samsung Galaxy Alpha
Even the mobile is very expensive; it is associated with some flaws, which are discussed here. The mobile doesn’t come with the traditional micro SD card slot. Moreover, the battery associated with this device is less capacitive when compared with S5 and S5 Mini.
However, the HDR camera accompanied with this mobile is very impressive. The mobile is very powerful and is in lightweight and slim design.
Since the design is getting decent reviews from the users, the world leading phone maker Samsung announced that it will launch some more models with Alpha’s design.