Samsung Galaxy Alpha

price Rs. 31,500 onwards launch Oct, 2014
current magic score ?
<50
verdict AVOID
poor value-for-money
currently ranked
#25
of 29 phones in Rs. 30,000 - 40,000

phonecurry editor's note based on opinion across 11 expert review(s)

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

11 expert review(s)


313+ user reviews

video review

source: @PhoneArena
OS
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
Note: All brand quality factors listed below are already taken into account (with appropriate weightage) when calculating the magic score for a phone!
brand rating
3.15/5
(Average)
average phonecurry internal rating for phones launched by this brand in the last 12 months
brand perception
Very Good
brand perception among consumers, based on surveys
service quality rating
Good
service & support quality rating, based on user surveys