Samsung has ditched the polycarbonate body and faux chrome rims with the introduction of Samsung Galaxy Alpha. Focusing more on aesthetics, build quality, performance and comfort.
The first thing you will notice about the Alpha is its metallic frame and how thin the device is.
The metallic frame that wraps the Alpha gives the smartphone a premium feel. A first for Samsung in anticipation of the launch of a new and bigger iPhone 6 that since the fourth generation has adopted a metal frame.
Samsung has always had an ‘upper-hand’ with its big screen offerings and wasn’t too bothered about using low cost plastic chassis. Now that Apple is catching with with a 4.7″ display on iPhone 6 and a 5.5″ on iPhone 6 Plus, Samsung have to up their game.
What You Need To Know
Here’s what you need to know about the new Samsung flagship smartphone:
- Processor: 1.8GHz, 1.3GHz Octa-Core Processor [MULTI-CORE, MULTI CPU]
- Memory: 2GB
- Storage: 32GB
- Display: 4.7-inch HD 1280 x 720 Super AMOLED display 16M colours [CLEAR AND BRIGHT FULL HD DISPLAY]
- Camera: 12.0MP CMOS Auto Focus rear facing camera with LED flash with UHD 4K(3840×2160) video recording at 30fps, 2.1MP CMOS front facing
- Connectivity: 4G LTE FDD, 3G, Dual Band WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.0, USB2.0, Glonass, GPS, Beidou, NFC [FASTER 4G]
- Sensors: HR Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Geomagnetic Sensor, Fingerprint Sensor, Hall Sensor, Gyro Sensor, Accelerometer, Light Sensor, Glonass, GPS, Beidou
- Battery: 9-11 hours
- Dimensions: 132.4 x 65.5 x 6.7 mm [THINNER, SMALLER]
- Weight: 115 g [LIGHTER]
- OS: Android
- Colours: Available in 5 colours (frosted gold, sleek silver, charcoal black, dazzling white, scuba blue)
- Faster 4G, Multi-processor technology, HDR camera, fast autofocus
- Metallic Frame, Fingerprint log-in, Advanced Camera, S-Health with its heart rate sensor.
- Ultra Power Saving mode with up to 24 hours standby on 10% battery life
- security protection keeps personal information safe by hiding this in a separate location that can only be accessed via finger print login.
- Support S Voice
- Supports wearable devices with Gear Fit Manager and Gear Manager
CML Rating: 5 Stars
The Samsung Galaxy Alpha is a welcome addition to Samsung’s Portfolio of Galaxies. First with a metal frame, the finely crafted and elegant phone not only looks good but is ultra slim at 6.7mm and offers the right size and weight for single hand operation with comfortable and excellent grip. This is definitely a step in the right direction for Samsung, towards a more premium and high quality feel already enjoyed by Apple, HTC and Sony users.