Samsung Galaxy Alpha 

price Rs. 34,999 onwards | launch Oct, 2014

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Phonecurry's 2-Minute Review

quick-read review written by the phonecurry editorial team, summarising opinion across 11 Expert Reviews

What we liked
  • Premium, metal build exudes solidity and luxury
  • Compact size, light weight and slim body make it very comfortable to use
  • Android interface with Samsung's TouchWiz on top
  • Top-end speed/performance with loads of power
  • Good camera
  • Decent call quality
  • Decent loudspeaker
  • Good battery life
What we didn't
  • Display resolution could have been better
  • Both fingerprint scanner, and heart-rate monitor are iffy

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Samsung Galaxy Alpha Specifications

Operating System
Smartphone OSAndroid 4.4, Upgradeable to 5.0
Display
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size4.7 inches
Screen Resolution720x1280 pixels (~ 312 pixels per inch)
Display Features
  • Super AMOLED
Sensors
  • Accelerometer
  • Proximity
  • Light
  • Gyroscope
  • Heart Rate
  • Geomagnetic
  • Hall Sensor
  • Gesture Sensor
Fingerprint sensorYes
Processor/RAM
ProcessorOcta Core, Exynos 5 Octa 5430 (1.8 GHz Quad Core + 1.3 GHz Quad Core)
GPUMali-T628 MP6
RAM2 GB
Memory
Internal Memory32 GB
Battery
Battery Capacity1860 mAh
Battery Talktime (3G)11.00 hrs
Other Battery Parameters
  • Internet Usage Time (3G): 9 hrs
  • Internet Usage Time (LTE): 9 hrs
  • Internet Usage Time (WiFi): 11 hrs
  • Video Playback Time: 10 hrs
  • Audio Playback Time: 37 hrs
Dimensions
Weight115 gm
Thickness6.7 mm
Camera
Camera12.0 MP
Camera Auto-FocusYes
Camera FlashYes
HD Video RecordingYes (4K)
Other Camera Features
  • Dual Camera
  • Geo-tagging
  • Touch Focus
  • Face Detection
  • Smile Detection
  • Panorama
  • HDR
Secondary Camera2.1 MP
Connectivity
BluetoothYes
USBYes
WiFiYes
4GYes
3GYes
2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)Yes
GPSYes + GLONASS
CompassYes
NFCYes
More
App StoreGoogle Play Store
Noise FiltrationYes
More
  • Ultra Power Saving Mode
  • Private Mode
  • ANT+ support
  • WiFi Direct
  • WiFi Dual Band
  • Dropbox (50 GB cloud storage)
  • S Health App
  • S-Voice App

About Samsung

Motorola
Headquaters South Korea
Brand Perception
Very Good
Service Quality
Good
Contact Info
Service Centre Locations