Samsung Galaxy Alpha
The Alpha is Samsung's first phone with a metal frame, and it's the most aesthetically pleasing Galaxy phone we've ever seen. Unfortunately, it's priced at a premium and doesn't have the same set of features that you can get on the Galaxy S5 for the same price.
- Beautiful and elegant
- Wonderful performance
- Compact size makes it comfortable, easy to use
- Priced too high
- Lacks several features found in the Galaxy S5
- Battery life is nothing special
- Critic Reviews (10)
- User Reviews (3)
- 81AVERAGE CRITIC SCORE10 ReviewsEngadget80Samsung Galaxy Alpha review: Samsung's most beautiThe Alpha is Samsung's first phone with a metal frame, and it's the most aesthetically pleasing Galaxy phone we've ever seen. Unfortunately, it's priced at a premium and doesn't have the same set of features that you can get on the Galaxy S5 for the same price.PC Mag70Samsung Galaxy Alpha (AT&T)The Galaxy Alpha is Samsung's premium smaller phone, but it doesn't get first-class specs.CNET80The most luxurious Samsung Galaxy phone to dateIts processor and camera perform brilliantly, while its compact 4.7-inch size makes it very comfortable to hold and use in one hand. Its low-resolution display is a big letdown, though, especially when you consider the high price of the phone, which does take the shine off an otherwise brilliant phone.Pocket-Lint80Samsung Galaxy Alpha reviewOverall the Galaxy Alpha is an attractive smartphone that's powerful enough to handle anything you care to throw at it.The Guardian90Samsung Galaxy Alpha review: a direct iPhone 6 comThe Alpha is the best smaller smartphone Samsung has ever made and a solid competitor to the upcoming iPhone 6, which has the same size screen, similar weight and thickness.TechRadar80Enticingly sleek Samsung handset with its eye on tSamsung has created its most desirable and balanced phone yet, though there is a price to pay.Android Police70Samsung Galaxy Alpha Review: A Good Phone, But ProYou could still justify getting this phone over the GS5, but only if you want to stick stubbornly to that 4.7-inch form factor and the attractiveness of a phone is high on your list of priorities.TrustedReviews80Samsung Galaxy Alpha reviewThe 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.Stuff80Samsung Galaxy Alpha reviewUltimately, the Samsung Galaxy Alpha is a neat experiment in Samsung’s phone designs that tells us a lot about the way its mobiles are probably headed. Less plastic that’s meant to look like metal and more of the real stuff is a good thing.Expert Reviews100Samsung Galaxy Alpha reviewExcellent build quality, great performance and an amazing screen, the Samsung Galaxy Alpha is all you'd want from an Android phone.
- 83AVERAGE USER SCORE3 ReviewsEngadget Reader90May 7, 2015Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!This is a very good phone, incredibly fast and lag-free at any time and in any task no matter how heavy it is. The only problem i found out is the battery which Samsung eventually solved by providing new optional 2500mah battery. Now my phone with heavy use lasts 2 days ! And the Camera. Its not good at night . But i can live with that , i was searching a phone that will not lag a single time and i found it. It also has optional back cover for wireless charging. Exceptional phone !!!Engadget Reader80December 28, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - EngadgetEngadget Reader80October 24, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - Engadget
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