Home » Samsung Galaxy Alpha – Review
There was only one thing that differentiated most of the Samung phones from the other leading competitors in the market i.e. its continuous usage of plastic bodies, instead of the metallic ones, as used by HTC, Sony and other big names in the market.
But with the recent launch of its all new Samsung Alpha, this leading brand from South Korea has finally managed to break the jinx and taken a giant leap from its previous offerings- much to the delight of the consumers.
Without a doubt a high-end phone with brilliant hardware specifications; Samsung Alpha, has it all that can challenge the likes of iPhone 6 and Sony with what it has to offer!
Here’s a little more about this mean machine!
From the front it might look like other Samsung Phones with the typical oval-shaped corner, hardware Home key, and capacitive keys for Back and multitasking, just below the display, however there’s a chrome grill for the earpiece at the top and the panel has a glossy, textured finish that looks premium.
The metallic-looking band that surrounds the edges of the panel, gives the phone a perfect grip while you are on the move, unlike the plastic touch that gave you a feeling of ‘it might just drop-off’ that was there in the previous phones. It even has chamfered edges that were quite visible on the iPhone 5 and HTC One but unlike the two, the edges are not even, which to us brings in a new feel to this phone. Better or worst- only is a matter of personal choice and comfort!
The volume rocker key is located at the left edge while the power key is at the right. The keys are also made of metal, blending in nicely with the edges, and offer excellent tactile feedback.
Samsung Galaxy Alpha sports a 4.7-inch HD Super AMOLED (720x1280p) display, which might not sound much. But trust us when we say, that the graphics look brilliant from all the angles and gives the phone a very compact finish when it comes to visual effects.
Powered by Samsung’s Exynos octa core processor featuring 1.8GHz quad-core and 1.3GHz quad-core processors, and 2GB RAM, Samsung Alpha has connectivity support for WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.0, and NFC. It also offers Samsung’s other bells and whistles including a finger print scanner and heart rate sensor, which might be handy for some users.
It comes with a 1860mAh battery, but with the brilliant hardware optimization that Samsung has done, the battery backup was pretty good and at times lasted more than a day in normal usage when fully charged. The 12MP camera at the back does a brilliant job with clicking pictures and the 2.1MP at the front is not half as bad. The navigation was smooth and flawless, and not even for once did it made us wait even with extensive usage and multiple apps running in the background.
– Sandeep Verma