Get the Samsung Galaxy Alpha imported into the states for $699

The metal-wearing Samsung Galaxy Alpha is not yet available from a U.S. carrier. There is speculation that T-Mobile and AT&T will be offering the device, which might be considered Samsung's closest competitor to the Apple iPhone 6. The 4.7 inch screen, the 720 x 1280 resolution, and the 312ppi pixel density are all very similar to specs on the 4.7 inch Apple iPhone 6 glass. The resolution of the display on Apple's handset is 750 x 1334, giving it a 326ppi pixel density.

If you just can't wait for the handset to officially enter the U.S. borders, you can have it imported by online retailer Expansys. The phone is priced at $699.99 and as of Thursday evening, there were nine units still in stock. If you can wait for the device to be launched in the U.S., you probably will be able to pick it up at a much lower subsidized price (from AT&T, at least).

Since there is no microSD slot on the unit, it is important to grab all the native storage that you will need. 32GB of memory comes with the handset. Of that amount, 25GB is available for storage.

source: Expansys

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Galaxy Alpha
  • Display 4.7" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 2.1 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 5 Octa, Octa-core, 1800 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB
  • Battery 1860 mAh(11h 3G talk time)




Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

Uh, no thanks. I will get the Note 4 through T-Mobile.

8. engineer-1701d unregistered

to much money for a mid specs phone, its great but should be no more then $350


Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

That's what I'm talking about. Just because it has a metal frame does not justify such a huge price point. It has a 720p display, which is not horrible but it's not QHD, not even 1080p. It's camera is good but again, not the new 16mp camera the Note 4 has, it has 32GBs of storage but from what I understand, no micro SD card expansion. 4.7 inches is a nice sweet spot for many but again, it's not 5 inch+ inches like the flag ship ones are. So you are paying flag ship price for a mid range device. Yes I understand, it has a powerful processor in it, so does the Note 4 again.

21. steodoreben

Posts: 379; Member since: Sep 26, 2013

@RORYREVOLUTION at least you have an idea now on how Apple also markets its iPhone. I prefer Alpha's reasonable price, cheaper and better than Apple. HEHEHE. #PEACE

10. Cicero

Posts: 1149; Member since: Jan 22, 2014

Did you post this on iphone too?

2. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

Or not.

16. The-Sailor-Man

Posts: 1095; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Don't forget that this a Black Market price. I's nothing to do with the official(if) price in US. Official price would be much lower in US(if Alpha come there) So I don't see point in this article. Do you???? Well , bashing Samsung must go on.

3. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2363; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

32gb....finally getting it right Samsung

4. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

Sony Z3 Compact FTW.

5. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

I really like the Z3 Compact, but it is so disappointing that Sony has released yet another phone will mediocre headphone audio output: "Plugging in a pair of headphones did harm the stereo crosstalk notably, but had no effect on the other aspects of the performance. Once more, the volume levels were nothing worth writing home about, though" (GSM Arena)

7. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

I'll wait for more than a single review to make any decision. Frankly, GSM relies on too much on their sterile tests, and less on how things actually perform. I mean, do you really understand the technogibberish in that part of their reviews? And it's not like I'm plugging in a $300 pair or Senheisers or a $2000 home theater system. I'm either using a $15 pair of Sony earbuds or a $35 portable speaker at work. And this is coming from someone with pretty good ears. I encode everything at 256kbs minimum, because I can tell the difference, even on cheapish headphones/speakers. I buffer my streaming audio at the highest possible quality. I'm far less worried about the phone's integrated audio than whatever i'm playing it through.

14. Ashoaib

Posts: 3309; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

but why wait for review of this device? $700 is not much far from the price of Note 4... wait for Note 4 review and go for Note 4 if it appease you

20. aba71983

Posts: 807; Member since: Jul 24, 2014

FTW! You just buy the phone because of the good review. I as Apple users and buyers, I don't buy iPhone because of the good review of the phone. I buy because I like the phone no matter how iDroid fans criticism Apple iPhone. Shame for sammy iFan because they just buy the phone because they have a good review, LoL. Lmao, iDroid.

19. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

Yes, I do understand the technical details. And having been an amateur musician for a long time, have a bunch of pro gear, including headphones. These headphones take a better headphone amp to drive properly. The iPhone and HTC One M8 are the only two devices so far that have great quality audio through a wide range of headphones. Sony makes some great quality audio gear, including pro headphones. I wish their mobile phones would better support pro usage, especially in this day and age of HD audio becoming more popular.

17. The-Sailor-Man

Posts: 1095; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

!Z3 could never have such high price on the black market. That speaks enough. We don't know the official price of Alpha in US(if comes) though.

6. cncrim

Posts: 1590; Member since: Aug 15, 2011

700 for it? No thanks I have so many better choice in state.

11. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

It's actually pretty sick so far. It's like tiny too. I can't imagine how small the Z3 compact is going to be. Although this might still appear smaller because the Z3 compact is chunky. For someone looking for a high performance and compact phone though, this is definitely sick. Much smaller than most 4.7 inch phones.

12. Kishin

Posts: 706; Member since: May 30, 2013

No Thx!

13. gaara6775

Posts: 738; Member since: May 20, 2014

One can buy 2 Opo than this overpriced $hit

15. clearblack

Posts: 59; Member since: Sep 04, 2014

no stick that in your a$$

18. tokuzumi

Posts: 1962; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

Nope. I'm not going to get this phone, but if I were, I'd just wait until it comes to a carrier in the US. It will be much cheaper.

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