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Galaxy Alpha will be slimmer than the iPhone 5s and with metal side rim, new pictures reveal

0. phoneArena 05 Aug 2014, 08:04 posted on

And the leaks about Samsung's premium Galaxy Alpha keep on leaking today. We just had a retailer posting it up for preorder online at a pretty unpalatable price, confirming most of the specs tipped so far, and now the phone gets sized up with none other than Apple's venerable iPhone 5s darling...

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posted on 05 Aug 2014, 08:06 7

1. akki20892 (Posts: 3901; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


IPhone+930 mixed

posted on 05 Aug 2014, 08:20 11

8. Saioofi (Posts: 245; Member since: 23 May 2014)


It should be called the iAlpha 930

posted on 05 Aug 2014, 09:38 8

30. The-Sailor-Man (banned) (Posts: 1095; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)


Anyhow , it's the only fair article here, to compare two mid-range phones : Alpha and iPhone 5S
At last PA admit that iPhone5S is mid-range phone.

posted on 05 Aug 2014, 10:33 5

40. nohatenofanboy (banned) (Posts: 515; Member since: 15 Jul 2014)


lololol it only concerns thickness. go be fanboy somewhere else lol

posted on 05 Aug 2014, 11:14 2

49. Taters (banned) (Posts: 6474; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


Not really. He is right. Pretty much everything from the screen to CPU to battery capacity on the Alpha is better than the 5s.

Like him or not, if this is a midrange phone,most is the iPhone 5s and most likely the iPhone 6.

posted on 05 Aug 2014, 11:21 1

51. pulkit1 (Posts: 354; Member since: 03 Jul 2014)


By this stupid logic nexus 5 is also mid range . Price does not matter the experience does . But i agree with you that this phone is not mid ranged . iPhone if it as mid ranged it would have been a lot cheaper .

posted on 05 Aug 2014, 11:31 2

56. Taters (banned) (Posts: 6474; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


Wtf are you talking about moron? I never mentioned the nexus 5 or the price.

posted on 05 Aug 2014, 13:02

72. pulkit1 (Posts: 354; Member since: 03 Jul 2014)


you idiot read it again . hope you get it .And yes i added n5 to the conversation because spec wise people will start calling it mid range in 2 months but that does not mean it will , it all still offer a great experience .

posted on 05 Aug 2014, 17:48 3

95. Taters (banned) (Posts: 6474; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


No the Nexus 5 won't be moron. 1080p screen, ois camera, compact form for a 5 inch, s800 was about as up to date as you could get at the time in BOTH hardware and software. Bringing up the Nexus 5 is as moronic as it gets. It doesn't skimp in anything except arguably the camera but even then it's high megapixel and has OIS, so hardware wise it was top shelf in all aspects.

Apple is the only one skimping on battery size and clock speed and screen resolution. Now Samsung has joined Apple on the skimping to prove a point to not very intelligent people like you,yet it still beats the iPhone 5s and probably the 6 in most specifications.

posted on 05 Aug 2014, 23:10

106. pulkit1 (Posts: 354; Member since: 03 Jul 2014)


You are a stupid person who has a hard time following what people say. I said n5 will not be midrange but people will think it is just because more powerful will come to market .

posted on 06 Aug 2014, 12:18

115. Taters (banned) (Posts: 6474; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


No moron. The nexus 5 had nothing to do with what anyone said. So it is completely out of context.

Yes I might have a hard time following what uneducated and stupid people say but believe me, my reading comprehension is excellent and the Nexus 5 doesn't fit into any conversation in here because the Nexus 5 had bleeding edge specs unlike the 5s and alpha.

posted on 05 Aug 2014, 11:33

57. willard12 (Posts: 1722; Member since: 04 Jul 2012)


If someone goes to ebay and pays $800 for a Galaxy Ace does that now mean that it is high-end?

posted on 05 Aug 2014, 13:43 1

84. tedkord (Posts: 12243; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Ummm... the Nexus 5 is a midrange phone.

posted on 05 Aug 2014, 12:37 3

67. nohatenofanboy (banned) (Posts: 515; Member since: 15 Jul 2014)


how screen is better ? how cpu is better ? these are better on paper. real life experince always different. you see 720p screen and
instantly you think its better than 640p screen but you forget that ppi thing. you judge the unanounced phone and claimed that its better without using it. thats not a good argument.. first use alpha then comment about phone

posted on 05 Aug 2014, 13:04 2

74. belovedson (Posts: 998; Member since: 30 Nov 2010)


I can tell the difference between 720p and 1080p. So unless you do some of your own testing you have no credibility

posted on 05 Aug 2014, 15:11 1

93. nohatenofanboy (banned) (Posts: 515; Member since: 15 Jul 2014)


so you put sreen on your face while using a phone very good.

posted on 05 Aug 2014, 17:53

97. Taters (banned) (Posts: 6474; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


Like you said, it's better on paper which is the only facts we have to go by. Retard. IOS vs android is subjective but the CPU and GPU and battery size are not. So are you telling me that if you slapped IOS on the Alpha it wouldn't be better performing than the iPhone 5s? It guaranteed would be. That's just the facts.

If you have the better engine and you put a lighter body on it that's going to be faster than the crappier engine with the same body. As it stands, the iPhone 5s specs/engine is slower in all areas except OS.

posted on 05 Aug 2014, 13:35

83. The-Sailor-Man (banned) (Posts: 1095; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)


Go check all the tech sites or old PA articles.
They call this mediocre mid range Samsung phone. DIRECT RIVAL TO IPHONE 6.

posted on 05 Aug 2014, 15:01

91. The-Sailor-Man (banned) (Posts: 1095; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)


They call it samsung's "premium" phone. LOL And compare it with iphone.
In other articles they call it even iphone6 rival.
Pathetic.
And I'm not fanboy, iboy

posted on 05 Aug 2014, 11:28 3

55. Nokia99 (Posts: 25; Member since: 17 Jul 2014)


I totally agree , but with the ugliest back ever

posted on 05 Aug 2014, 12:21

61. engineer-1701d (unregistered)


Way to screw up another phone

posted on 05 Aug 2014, 08:10 16

2. iampayne (Posts: 322; Member since: 12 Aug 2013)


How are we calling this premium when the back is still the same plastic found on every other Samsung device? Premium doesn't stop at the trim of the phone.

posted on 05 Aug 2014, 08:32 15

12. tech2 (Posts: 3476; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


Some people would rather have a plastic back which gives them access to battery and water-dust protection.

While others who prefer showing off in the name of 'premium' can choose to hug wall is completely up to them.

posted on 05 Aug 2014, 18:03

102. bachir8k (Posts: 148; Member since: 25 Feb 2013)


I prefer a non-slip back cover with better signal reception and removable battery than a fancy premium cover that will be hidden later with a protective cover.

posted on 05 Aug 2014, 08:39 8

16. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Moto X is made out of plastic. Upon launch it carried a price tag close to other flagships despite the 720p screen. Care to bash the Moto X too or no since it's not a Samsung device?

posted on 05 Aug 2014, 08:49 5

19. mrblah (Posts: 576; Member since: 22 Jan 2013)


Moto X is a joke.

posted on 05 Aug 2014, 09:03 6

20. hung2900 (Posts: 956; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)


NOKIA fans called their phones PREMIUM, no matter 100% plastic or just the metal bezel

posted on 05 Aug 2014, 10:13 2

38. akki20892 (Posts: 3901; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


Premium means how OEM make phones and has quality.

posted on 05 Aug 2014, 12:25

62. T.Law (Posts: 415; Member since: 10 May 2014)


Samsung has been doing an excellent job building their flagships lately. I had no complaint what so ever about the build quality of my Note 3 and several videos on YouTube prove that they are indeed built like tanks.

posted on 05 Aug 2014, 09:09 7

22. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3689; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


You are impossible. Give credit where its due. This is a beautiful phone.
And where the hell is written that premium=/=plastic?

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