Samsung Galaxy Alpha vs Sony Xperia Z1 Compact vs Galaxy S5 mini: specs and size comparison - PhoneArena

Samsung Galaxy Alpha vs Sony Xperia Z1 Compact vs Galaxy S5 mini: specs and size comparison

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Samsung Galaxy Alpha vs Sony Xperia Z1 Compact vs Galaxy S5 mini: specs and size comparison
We first started hearing about a metal-clad Samsung Galaxy phone in the making ages ago, or so it feels. After a hefty rumor phase, however, Samsung finally made the Galaxy Alpha official today at an impressive event in Russia, and it turns out that most of what we thought we knew about the device was right all along.

Perhaps most importantly, and to start off, the Galaxy Alpha sports a 4.7-inch AMOLED display, putting it right in-between the 4.5-inch Galaxy S5 mini and the 5.1-inch Galaxy S5. Naturally, in this day and age, this puts the Alpha on the rather short list of relatively compact devices available to consumers who aren't necessarily crazy about the continued growth of smartphone displays. Where the new Samsung device differs from most 'mini' devices, however, is the specs sheet that comes attached to it -- it sports Sony Xperia Z1 Compact-worthy hardware, though it doesn't tout water- and dust-resistance.

So how does the Galaxy Alpha compare against the two 'mini' devices mentioned above? Here's a bird's eye overview of the specs, and a look at the Alpha's relative size against them and other competitors.

Samsung Galaxy Alpha
Dimensions

5.21 x 2.58 x 0.26 inches

132.4 x 65.5 x 6.7 mm

Weight

4.06 oz (115 g)

Sony Xperia Z1 Compact
Dimensions

5 x 2.56 x 0.37 inches

127 x 64.9 x 9.5 mm

Weight

4.83 oz (137 g)

Samsung Galaxy S5 mini
Dimensions

5.16 x 2.55 x 0.36 inches

131.1 x 64.8 x 9.1 mm

Weight

4.23 oz (120 g)

LG G3 s
Dimensions

5.42 x 2.74 x 0.41 inches

137.7 x 69.6 x 10.3 mm

Weight

4.83 oz (137 g)

HTC One mini 2
Dimensions

5.41 x 2.56 x 0.42 inches

137.43 x 65.04 x 10.6 mm

Weight

4.83 oz (137 g)

Samsung Galaxy Alpha
Dimensions

5.21 x 2.58 x 0.26 inches

132.4 x 65.5 x 6.7 mm

Weight

4.06 oz (115 g)

Sony Xperia Z1 Compact
Dimensions

5 x 2.56 x 0.37 inches

127 x 64.9 x 9.5 mm

Weight

4.83 oz (137 g)

Samsung Galaxy S5 mini
Dimensions

5.16 x 2.55 x 0.36 inches

131.1 x 64.8 x 9.1 mm

Weight

4.23 oz (120 g)

LG G3 s
Dimensions

5.42 x 2.74 x 0.41 inches

137.7 x 69.6 x 10.3 mm

Weight

4.83 oz (137 g)

HTC One mini 2
Dimensions

5.41 x 2.56 x 0.42 inches

137.43 x 65.04 x 10.6 mm

Weight

4.83 oz (137 g)

Compare these and other phones using our Size Comparison tool.

Display
Size
4.3 inches
4.5 inches
4.7 inches
Technology
IPS LCD
Super AMOLED
Super AMOLED
Screen-to-body
61.72 %
65.76 %
70.22 %
Features
Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Hardware
System chip
Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8974
Samsung Exynos 3 Quad 3470
Samsung Exynos 5 Octa 5433
Processor
Quad-core, 2200 MHz, Krait 400
Quad-core, 1400 MHz, ARM Cortex-A7
Octa-core, 1800 MHz, ARM Cortex-A15 and ARM Cortex-A7
GPU
Adreno 330
Mali-400 MP4
Mali-T628 MP6
RAM
2GB LPDDR3
1.5GB
2GB LPDDR3
Internal storage
16GB
16GB
32GB
OS
Android (5.1 Lollipop, 5.0 Lollipop, 4.4.4, 4.4.2, 4.3)
Android (6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop, 4.4), Samsung TouchWiz UI
Android (5.1 Lollipop, 4.4.4), Samsung TouchWiz UI
Battery
Capacity
2300 mAh
2100 mAh
1860 mAh
Talk time
10.00 hours
the average is 17 h (996 min)
 
 
Stand-by time
27.9 days (670 hours)
the average is 20 days (472 h)
 
 
Talk time (3G)
18.00 hours
the average is 19 h (1110 min)
10.00 hours
the average is 19 h (1110 min)
11.00 hours
the average is 19 h (1110 min)
Stand-by time (3G)
25.0 days (600 hours)
the average is 0 days (0 h)
 
 
Stand-by time (4G)
22.9 days (550 hours)
the average is 0 days (0 h)
 
 
Music playback
94.00 hours
47.00 hours
37.00 hours
Video playback
12.00 hours
11.00 hours
10.00 hours
Camera
Rear
Single camera
Single camera
Single camera
Main camera
20.7 MP (Autofocus, BSI sensor)
8 MP (Autofocus, CMOS image sensor, BSI sensor)
12 MP (Autofocus, CMOS image sensor)
Specifications
Aperture size: F2.0; Focal length: 27 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.3"
 
Aperture size: F2.2; Focal length: 31 mm
Video recording
1920x1080 (Full HD)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (120 fps)
Recording format
MPEG4, H.263, H.264
MPEG4, H.263, H.264, WMV
MPEG4, H.263, H.264, WMV
Features
HDR, Continuous autofocus, Video light, EIS
 
HDR, EIS
Front
2 MP
2.1 MP
2.1 MP
Video capture
1920x1080 (Full HD)
 
1920x1080 (Full HD)
Design
Dimensions
5.00 x 2.56 x 0.37 inches (127 x 64.9 x 9.5 mm)
5.16 x 2.55 x 0.36 inches (131.1 x 64.8 x 9.1 mm)
5.21 x 2.58 x 0.26 inches (132.4 x 65.5 x 6.7 mm )
Weight
4.83 oz (137.0 g)
the average is 6.5 oz (184 g)
4.23 oz (120.0 g)
the average is 6.5 oz (184 g)
4.06 oz (115.0 g)
the average is 6.5 oz (184 g)
Materials
 
Back: Plastic; Frame: Metal
Back: Plastic; Frame: Aluminum
Resistance
Water, Dust; IP58
Water, Dust; IP67
 
Biometrics
 
Fingerprint (swipe)
Fingerprint (swipe)
Features
 
Touch sensitive control keys
Touch sensitive control keys
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