Samsung Galaxy Alpha – Samsung’s Pretty Metal Phone

When every other mobile company is focusing on the big screen devices, Samsung has gone out of the league by launching a small screen, pure metal smartphone, Galaxy Alpha with a 4.7 inch screen.

Galaxy Alpha is the first ever phone which is made up of metal, in its Galaxy line up of smartphones. So, it would obviously gain some real attention in the market right now.

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Galaxy Alpha is also one of those thinnest device available in the market. With an emerging market of smartphones where every company is trying to dominate the market by launching devices with out of the box features, we need to know what Samsung is providing on Galaxy Alpha. In this post, let’s discuss about its specs, features and price of the device.

Remarkable Specifications of Samsung Galaxy Alpha

Here are the key stuff of Samsung Galaxy Alpha for your view

Layout and Design

Samsung has used a metal frame to give the device a sturdy look, but there is no flex when a user runs it. However, the old polycarbonate back is still there. The device has got almost same design as Samsung Galaxy S2 and a layout same as Samsung Galaxy S5. It has chamfered edges, metal chassis, slimy box design and a physical home button which gives a striking similarity with Apple iPhone.

The device is only 6.7 mm and weighs just 115 g. It has two sensor cutouts along with notification LED at the top of the screen. The volume and power buttons are made up of metal and there is a single speaker at the bottom of the screen. At the rear side of the device, there is a primary camera with a flashlight and a heart-rate monitor. You cannot place the phone flat on the surface as the camera is a bit raised from the surface of the phone.

Screen

As mentioned earlier, device has got 4.7 inch Super Amoled 720p screen with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. Apart from this, it has a pixel density of 312ppi. There is a lit bit of over saturation of colors, but it can be neglected as the device has fingerprint sensor and some amazing viewing angel. Even you can easily readable the screen texts under direct sunlight.

Processor and Performance

Although the device is powered by 1.8/1.3 GHz quad-core processor, it will be replaced by an octa-core chip in Asia. There is a 2 GB RAM which means the device will offer some amazing performance. It comes with Android 4.4 KitKat and will be upgradeable to Android Lollipop. Similar to S5, Samsung has layered the TouchWiz UI over the KitKat OS.

Camera

A 12MP rear camera with auto-focus and flashlight feature has incorporated in this awesome gadget to shoot crispy clear photos. It can capture 4K videos & video of 2160p@30fps with good color reproduction. The front camera is of 2.1 MP and capture good quality selfies. It also offers Dual camera, geo-tagging, touch focus, face/smile detection, panorama and HDR.

Storage and Battery

The all new Samsung Galaxy Alpha offers a 32 GB internal storage and there is no slot for external storage. It runs on an 1860 mAh Li-ion battery which gives a decent backup. But when the screen is active and graphics are played, its battery drains quickly which is the major dupe of this device.

Price of Samsung Galaxy Alpha

It is available in Forsted Gold and white color at $630 (RS 38, 449 in Flipkart).

Samsung Galaxy Alpha’s key Specs

Have a quick look at the main specifications of Galaxy Alpha.

Dimensions: 132.4 x 65.5 x 6.7 mm, 115 gm.

Display: 4.7 inch Super Amoled with 720 X 1280 pixels resolution

Processor: Quad-core 1.8 GHz Cortex-A15 & quad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A7

OS: Android 4.4 KitKat

Camera: 12 MP rear camera with flash and auto-focus, 2.1 MP front camera.

RAM: 2 GB

Storage: 32GB Inbuilt, No external storage

Final Verdict:

Samsung has taken a very big risk by such a high pricing for this phone. There are many flagship models available at this price but may be metal casing of Samsung Galaxy Alpha will attract customers. As it is so compact, you may use this device with one hand. When compared to Galaxy S5, Galaxy Alpha is missing water & dust resistant feature, Micro SD card support, camera resolution, some battery capacity.

Galaxy Alpha has excellent personalization features and thus it is good enough to handle multitasking well. It would compete some grand phones like LG G3, HTC One M8 and iPhone 5S. If you’re looking for a Samsung smartphone with compressed size, beautiful design, fast processor, reliable camera and upright display, then this is an ideal device for you. You could get a luxurious feeling with this metal Samsung phone.

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