Samsung Galaxy Alpha: can it top the iPhone 6?

Samsung Galaxy Alpha: can it top the iPhone 6?
The first Samsung Galaxy smartphone to feature a metal body with a premium look to it has been unveiled with a splash today. We’re talking about the Samsung Galaxy Alpha, a stylish device with chamfered edges that also happens to be the thinnest Galaxy yet.

As much as its thin profile and metal build with chamfered edges are an advantage, they are also somewhat similar with the design used by Apple in its iPhones. Add to this the fact that the Alpha features a 4.7-inch display, the same size as expectations are for the Apple iPhone 6, plus it’s the first Samsung phone to come with a nano SIM card slot (just like the iPhone) and with no microSD card slot (again, like the iPhone) and it becomes clear that Samsung is releasing this as a counter-measure against Apple’s upcoming flagship.

But can it succeed in its efforts? While we can’t make an apples to apples comparison (we don’t have any official information about the iPhone 6 just yet), we have seen plenty of leaks about Apple’s next big thing. Enough for us to wonder: is the Samsung Galaxy Alpha enough to make the Apple faithful crowd switch? And does it bring enough to top the iPhone 6?

Can the Samsung Galaxy Alpha top the upcoming iPhone 6?

No, not really.

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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)



1. Carlitos

Posts: 679; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

In terms of sales. No. The iPhone could be made of crap and it would still sell However, in a versus battle between these two I'm sure this phone can match the iPhone 6.

3. hipnotika

Posts: 353; Member since: Mar 06, 2013

iphone 6 wil kick all of android phones' ass....

11. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

In your dreams, yes. The reason I hate Apple is a.) it's not worth the money (those plastic screens break ALL THE TIME on iPhones and Macbooks) b.) I was FORCED to use Macs. Pos. c.) the users of Apple are the most pretentious yet uneducated about technology people I have ever met - I don't mind if you're uneducated about technology, I don't mind if you're pretentious about it - but you can't be both! (ETA do not take offense to this! I don't mean you guys, sheesh! I mean the giant stereotype of "apple users") d.) I want to thrust myself onto a dull wooden stake every time I see an Apple commercial (at least the I'm a Mac and I'm a PC commercials are dunzo) e.) There are much better, CHEAPER options out there! Are you people just looking to give away money for funsies?

19. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

Man you are forced to use so many things! You're forced to use WP, and now Macs. Seriously, this is the 21st century, not the 1700s. Use want you want to. Don't troll on products which you actually use i.e. WP and Macs/Apple products.

58. GalaxyS5

Posts: 430; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

nokia guy jealous of Samsung (who ate nokia whole and made fun of it)?

96. rkoforever90

Posts: 473; Member since: Dec 03, 2011

samsung smartphone devision shouldnt have existed now,if nokia made android device in first place

126. sniperdroid

Posts: 146; Member since: May 23, 2013

But they didn't, so yeah.

127. GalaxyS5

Posts: 430; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

lol, but they didn't and there's no nokia anymore. gone are the days of glory. Samsung literally ATE nokia and blackberry and I love how I saw old nokia fans and glorious blackberry dwellers transform into sony and htc lovers, anything but Samsung and Apple.

59. sgodsell

Posts: 7514; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

What I don't understand is why PA is comparing the Galaxy Alpha to an iPhone 6? Especially since there are so many devices that currently best any iPhone as well as the iPhone 6. Just look at the current gen S5 line, Note 3 or even the S4, HTC one, Sony Xperia Z2, Z1c, to name but just a few. There are so many Android devices even a number of them that are water and dust resistant, with NFC, 20mp cameras, IR, sensors up the ying yang which no iPhone currently has.

72. Ishtiaque99

Posts: 68; Member since: Apr 15, 2014

This is the phone which consumers can compare apple to apple with iphone6, so it can box in the ring with iphone6. Best of luck SG Alpha.

84. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Should be THE GALAXY NOTE IV. But no leak pictures of it they.

85. Vexify

Posts: 570; Member since: Jun 16, 2014

"Apple's current flagship is one of the fastest, smoothest-operating smartphones on the market. As delightful as it is to use today, Android feels somewhat sluggish in comparison, even when it runs on cutting-edge hardware." Do you understand now?

93. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Don't be comparing halfbaked platform vs full fledged Android mini PC.

74. pulkit1

Posts: 354; Member since: Jul 03, 2014

you are an apple hatter and your opinion does not matter .

86. The-Sailor-Man

Posts: 1095; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

ROTFL At least PA admit that iPhone6 can not compare with more than some mid-range Samsung phone(Alpha). Isn't that clear now????

13. engineer-1701d unregistered

you wish iphone 6 will beat the gingerbread android phones from 3 years ago. thats it. now maybe

18. BobbyDigital

Posts: 2125; Member since: May 29, 2014

Nice dream. But we live in reality. There has never been, and never will be an iPhone that can best an Android device on specs. Never.

32. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

Umm the iPhone 4 bested most Android flagships in 2010 specs...

55. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

What in 2009? Please... Holding on to those glory days huh?

66. BobbyDigital

Posts: 2125; Member since: May 29, 2014

You so wish that were true. Get out of your fairy tale world please.

38. Phantom1031

Posts: 264; Member since: Aug 02, 2014

"Iphone 6 will kick ass of all android phones". And Apple will benefit from those isheeps hard earned cash though, then it will be claimed it has broken all the previous sales records, damn give a fcuk about new icrap, on name of innovation they fool around everyone

48. nohatenofanboy

Posts: 515; Member since: Jul 15, 2014

:grabs popcorn:

53. EclipseGSX

Posts: 1777; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

but Android will still dominate the market, as usual. Enjoy your iToy

121. Nine1Sickness

Posts: 896; Member since: Jan 30, 2011

You just pissed off 99.9% of PA users. LOL Thumbs up for you!

124. skyline88

Posts: 699; Member since: Jul 15, 2013


57. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

IPhone 6 = No thanks Galaxy Alpha = No thanks

67. dil2abu

Posts: 315; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

Z1c or Z3c = Yes Please

116. gigaraga

Posts: 1454; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

How is the Z13C that good? Alpha is on par with it...or even better

100. naittosan

Posts: 243; Member since: Jun 28, 2014

Yah I'll wait for the Motorola x+1.But the wife will get the iPhone 6.

132. marcski07

Posts: 600; Member since: Apr 25, 2014


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