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…
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73. slaggyb

Posts: 218; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

Am not an Apple fan as I careless about closed ecosystem and neither am I an android user. Blackberry is and will always be my brand. Now back to the issue which apple fan will actually choose this over the about to launched iphone 6? Sammy keep dreaming thinking this will go head on with the iphone6 is been delusional. Just for adding a metal rim of sure still could be the least expensive with an HD screen which is of 2012. It's still a mid-range product and nothing extraordinary.

133. Joshua9007

Posts: 94; Member since: Jun 08, 2012

I agree that they apple will sell more, most of the people that purchase them do so because they will not consider any other option. Not trying to incite a riot here, but you could tell someone that another phone would cure cancer, and they would still get the iPhone. IPhones are good phones, but the people that typically buy them... do so blindly. That being said, this Alpha phone is giving up on some of Samsung's competitive advantages that they have had for years. First and most importantly, the lack of micro SD card is crazy. Expandable storage has always been a selling point for Samsung phones, and since they have kept a removable back and battery... you would think that it would not be to hard or cost much more to add it. Secondly, I realize that making the phone thinner will require a smaller battery pack, but even with recent optimizations with android phones, I would've rather see a larger battery. I'm sure it will last long enough, just not more than a day... and that is what I was hoping. Third disappointment was the screen resolution, not that 720p is not enough, but in the day and age that we are seeing phones with QHD resolution... its just surprising they didn't include a 1080p screen on their most premium phone. (also might have been a decision because of the smaller battery. I will probably wait and see it the Galaxy S6 (or perviously leaked 'F') has a similar metal frame, thin bezels, 5+in screen, QHD resolution, micro SD card, 3500mAh+ battery...ect. Or I might just buy the LG G3, as its a great package from what I've seen.

2. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

A plain and simple NO! Let the hatred begin below...

5. Cicero

Posts: 1106; Member since: Jan 22, 2014

It is long time waiting for a bigger screen from iphone lovers part. So the ip6 will be hunted down.

6. LeBrownJames

Posts: 201; Member since: Mar 17, 2014

Specs vs specs, this phone would match Iphone 6. But in terms of sales, Alpha won't stand a chance.

22. marcski07

Posts: 600; Member since: Apr 25, 2014

yeah, they should bring down the price if they want to get a chunk of iphone sales. but if they are priced as the same, i'm not that stupid to buy this, for me, it is stupid enough to buy iphone so why i would like to buy this iphone like specs and priced as expensive as iphone? if I can afford to buy this phone i'll choose iphone instead.

7. SayMobile

Posts: 156; Member since: Jan 29, 2014

only if it had a higher resolution screen and above 2200 mAh of battery

8. chunky1x

Posts: 270; Member since: Mar 28, 2010

No. It not the same league as the iPhone. Samsung S6, LG G4 and other upcoming flagships from other companies would be a contender sine Galaxy S5 Alpha is just a bling version of the S5.

28. Commentator

Posts: 3722; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Or just a bling version of the S3 with an upgraded processor.

9. jackson_kaeluen

Posts: 87; Member since: Mar 12, 2013

NO, Don't think so! Will see how well it goes after releasing in the market.

10. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2277; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

The phone itself, maybe. But not in sales.

12. LikeMyself

Posts: 631; Member since: Sep 23, 2013

Samsung sometimes make things that make you hate it like hell! Why no bezel less and sides grossly look like an iPhone and this basically looks like a cheap chinese iPhone clone! Sammy only wants to throw mud on Android name! Why its metal phone not look like the Wave or Ativ models?? Something glitches here! 2014 = Epic Fail for Samdung! P.s phonearena, any chance you could add signature option for users??

14. register unregistered

If something like Note 3 and S5 can't, how can Galaxy Alpha?

15. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Why do they keep comparing this phone as a direct competition to the iPhone 6? This cant outsell the iPhone.

20. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

Which begs the question, what can?

16. marcski07

Posts: 600; Member since: Apr 25, 2014

if it is priced as expensive as iphone 6, no it won't. samsung has so many good features they have given up on this phone, yes it is beautiful but no micro sd? low battery capacity? are they really stupid? many consumer chose android, or samsung because of the shortcoming of iphone and its expensive price, but making a phone as expensive as a Iphone? i'll choose iphone instead. this is a complete trolling.

21. LeBrownJames

Posts: 201; Member since: Mar 17, 2014

Even if it is priced below Iphone 6, Alpha still won't beat it on sales. The metal body makes it a premium phone, but the specs looked like in the middle of the high-end pack but not on top.

30. marcski07

Posts: 600; Member since: Apr 25, 2014

yeah you're probably right, what I really mean is, many will consider alpha than iphone if it's specs is almost identical to iphone and they've add the advantages of samsung on this phone and priced much cheaper than iphone. This phone is surely not meant to beat the sales of iphone but instead compete with it, and have a chunk of sales upon release of iphone. But it will fail bigtime because of samsung's stupidity, they are mocking us, the consumer.

33. LeBrownJames

Posts: 201; Member since: Mar 17, 2014

Yeah you're right. And consumers now are more aware than before (except Iphone fanatics I guess); so my guess is the same as yours.

17. engineer-1701d unregistered

i love this blue version so nice i just wish bigger battery i dont mind the 720 screen because the screens are just so nice now with amoled.

23. microsoftnokiawin

Posts: 1268; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

yes = this website is full of samsung blind fanboys no not really = this website still has ifans or i-(animal that produces wool) they buy anything no value for money you can't staisfy both sides there will be a war

31. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

You sir win Internets for the day.

128. GalaxyS5

Posts: 430; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

yes yes speaka inglish. full of samsung and apple fans? lol because most people use samsungs and apples? whether barbarians use low name brands like nokia and the craap familiy

24. iamoa unregistered

being an owner of android phone and ios tablet, galaxy alpha can even compete with ip6 4.7inch? NO! note 4 is the only thing that can, should and will give equally tough time to ip6 5.5inch as ip6 5.5inch will give to note 4. summary: ip6 4.7 will be beat this on papers and in sales as well but ip6 5.5 will really have a tough time competing with note 4.

36. xtian1103

Posts: 364; Member since: Feb 11, 2012

are you serious? a big no? it's garbage compared to htc one m8 let alone xperia z2 or the upcoming iphone 6 (if the renders are true)

37. ibrahimkhan

Posts: 1; Member since: Mar 20, 2013

Why samsung every time copying from apple.i realy hate samsung. they can't lead in markets with lol tecnalogy n phones

40. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Don't post nonsense and BS next time iBoy Research before you post

42. bucky

Posts: 3774; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

He is right. This is directly aimed at the new iPhone and it shows.

46. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Apple copied Samsung phone back in 2006 Steve jobs admitted copying Sony Vaio Zseries design

80. pulkit1

Posts: 354; Member since: Jul 03, 2014

lol really have you been staying under a rock, fanboy ?

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