Samsung takes a jab at Apple, says you'll have no problems carrying a Galaxy Alpha in skinny jeans

Samsung takes a jab at Apple, says you'll have no problems carrying a Galaxy Alpha in skinny jeans
As you’ve surely heard by now, Apple’s iPhone 6 Plus is prone to accidental bending. Only a few days after the handset hit the market, some users started noticing that their giant iPhone got bent after sitting in a front pocket. Not long after that, a video showed up to confirm that the iPhone 6 Plus can be bent easier than other devices.

Jokes about this whole affair - dubbed #bendgate by the internet - started flying around. And, as you may have expected, Samsung just couldn’t stay out of it. The company’s UK division today posted a tweet that reads: “Galaxy Alpha + skinny jeans = no problem.” Obviously, Samsung wants the world to know that, unlike the iPhone 6 Plus, its metallic Galaxy Alpha won’t bend in normal circumstances, despite the fact that, at 6.7mm, it’s thinner than Apple’s device. However, we have to mention that the Galaxy Alpha is much smaller than the iPhone 6 Plus, sporting a 4.7-inch display instead of a 5.5-inch one - so the fact that it's sturdier when compared to Apple's handset shouldn't come as a surprise. If anything, the Alpha can be compared to the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 - which, as this video shows, won’t bend as easy as the Plus model. Still, it’s interesting to see Samsung not missing this opportunity to promote its new smartphone.

As a reminder, the Samsung Galaxy Alpha will be available in the US starting tomorrow, September 26, via AT&T (which asks $199.99 for it on contract).


source: Samsung UK (Twitter)

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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)

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52 Comments

1. Connie B

Posts: 31; Member since: Nov 13, 2009

I think the build quality of Samsung has now surpassed that of Apple with the Galaxy Alpha. I hope Apple learnt their lesson and build a phone that surpasses the quality of the Galaxy Alpha next year. Competition is always good.

6. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

I think that's a pretty fair comment. We need more comments like that here at PhoneArena.com. Very, very refreshing. Thank you for your input. +1

9. sipha

Posts: 440; Member since: May 12, 2012

there was just nothing that ground breaking about that status..

10. sipha

Posts: 440; Member since: May 12, 2012

**post*

15. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

These 2 posts right here illustrate what I was saying. Thank you. ^^^ lol

35. darkkjedii

Posts: 30966; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Point taken. Good post SAE. I'd love to see this site get back to tech talk. I'll be doing my part.

37. JMartin22

Posts: 2369; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

Your idea of tech talk is "blah blah blah me and dumb wife wait in line for iPhone" "blah blah blah I love iPhone and I'll let other people know several times over" "blah blah blah I sleep with the iPhone"

16. Ashoaib

Posts: 3276; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

I am totally agree with you... only bending innovation is truely a ground breaking

19. PANIC

Posts: 138; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

A Big man once said: "Competition is always in favour of the customer"

7. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

Good point. Some early reviews on ATT seem to agree. Pretty much everything about the build quality has slipped: "I was enjoying my iPhone 6 the first few days. Today it slid from my pocket, while seated at my desk, onto the floor. BAM, broken screen! This is the first device I have ever owned thylacine have even so much as scratched the screen. I am absolutely not pleased about the quality of the iPhone 6."

42. AlikMalix unregistered

Its funny, I read exactly the same reviews about every other phone ever. "My phone slipped 2 feet above the ground and now it's broken" People report mishaps with every phone, and anyone can pick them out.... Try harder...

50. Ashoaib

Posts: 3276; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

he tried softer

14. neurobiologist

Posts: 89; Member since: Nov 07, 2012

The build quality of Samsung products was always great, you idiot. The very first Galaxy S1 for example, which I still have, works amazing, does a lot of functions, does not bend tho, and you are saying Samsung build quality just now surpassed sh!tty apple?

20. Connie B

Posts: 31; Member since: Nov 13, 2009

I agree with you, but I think the breakthrough phone for Samsung was the Galaxy S3. With that phone Samsung started kicking ass and taking names. With the S3 Samsung truly started their own design language that was totally different from anything in the market, and I think all the other manufacturers are still catching up. Samsung's focus on the removable battery still make it the go to choice for hardcore phone users that need to replace batteries during the day if chargers are not readily available.

34. jack123

Posts: 278; Member since: Jan 07, 2013

Are u really sure that Samsung phone alway has great build quality? I wonder if any people stupid enough to bend their phone after they saw the clips, or just go with the flow.

38. JMartin22

Posts: 2369; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

To the tech review websites, cheap soda-can aluminum = high quality But in reality build material =/=build quality

52. hurrycanger

Posts: 1759; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

True. But you know, some people simply prefer a metal body or metal frame. That's why older Galaxy phones didn't have good build quality, lol. But yeah, Samsung Galaxy phones have been well built. My dad's Galaxy S (1) still works and is in good shape, though about 2-3 months ago the phone started to get hot sometimes for no reason and battery drains fast (so it's no longer his daily driver). But yes, it still works like it used to. My old Samsung Galaxy S Blaze is still great, too. My little sis is using it. She dropped that things so many times now hard floor and concrete, and all that happened to it were scuffs on the frame.

39. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

And people bytch and complain bout Samsung plastic material compare to Apple's iBendable phone

51. Ashoaib

Posts: 3276; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

re-enforced plastic is always more durable than aluminum... aluminum looks premium but it is very weak in strength

48. Anonn

Posts: 230; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

Even Galaxy Note 3, which is last year's model, is far more durable than iPhone 6.

2. aayupanday

Posts: 582; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

Same should be the case with Note 4.

11. Ashoaib

Posts: 3276; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

I assume note 4 will not bend at all bcoz it is mostly plastic which makes it pretty durable

28. nlbates66

Posts: 328; Member since: Aug 15, 2012

It won't bend as easily but it has more to do with Samsung using MAGNESIUM in their phone frames internally, since earlier than galaxy s 3 than them using plastic on the outside.

49. Ashoaib

Posts: 3276; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

whatever, both materials are more durable than aluminum

3. Antimio

Posts: 313; Member since: Nov 11, 2013

R&D and internal testing are maybe some of the best departments they have (internally speaking). So, yeah, they can brag about building quality for their devices. http://www.phonearena.com/news/See-how-Samsung-tested-the-Samsung-Galaxy-S5_id55022

41. phantom_six_man

Posts: 82; Member since: Feb 12, 2014

build quality of Samsung's metal phones are way better than that of the iPhone's

8. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Those are great. Did you see the one with the S-Pen... lolololololololololololololololololololololol +1

44. AlikMalix unregistered

One time I saw a kid who tripped, was laughed at by street thugs, one of them also kicked the kid.... Thought it was lame...

45. T.Law

Posts: 423; Member since: May 10, 2014

Yawwwnnn...

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