Samsung takes a jab at Apple, says you'll have no problems carrying a Galaxy Alpha in skinny jeans
posted by Florin T. / Sep 25, 2014, 1:15 PM
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)
- 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. 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.
posted on Sep 25, 2014, 1:20 PM 53
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
posted on Sep 25, 2014, 1:30 PM 26
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"
posted on Sep 25, 2014, 6:59 PM 7
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."
posted on Sep 25, 2014, 1:31 PM 10
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?
posted on Sep 25, 2014, 1:46 PM 16
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.
posted on Sep 25, 2014, 2:17 PM 3
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.
posted on Sep 26, 2014, 3:02 AM 0
And people bytch and complain bout Samsung plastic material compare to Apple's iBendable phone
posted on Sep 25, 2014, 7:51 PM 2
Posts: 582; Member since: Jun 28, 2012
Same should be the case with Note 4.
posted on Sep 25, 2014, 1:20 PM 14
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
posted on Sep 25, 2014, 1:41 PM 2
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
posted on Sep 25, 2014, 1:21 PM 9
Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012
I'm just gonna leave these links here :) https://www.facebook.com/Think
http://blog.gsmarena.com/samsu 87009971357092.88273.178172672 240824/781403795251039/?type=1 &theater ng-joins-lg-apple-iphone-6-bendgate-mock-fest/
posted on Sep 25, 2014, 1:22 PM 4
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...
posted on Sep 25, 2014, 9:53 PM 0
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