This Samsung Galaxy Alpha infographic shows us why the handset sets "a new standard" for design

This Samsung Galaxy Alpha infographic shows us why the handset sets
Samsung is (understandably) proud of its Galaxy Alpha - thus, after showing us how the handset is manufactured, the company today released an infographic which tries to convince the world that the Alpha sets “a new standard for smartphone design.”

The infographic reminds us that the Galaxy Alpha comes with a diamond-cut metal frame that makes it durable, in addition to a smooth back that should provide a firm grip. The handset’s five color versions aren’t forgotten (black, white, silver, gold, blue), and neither are its main features: an octa-core Exynos processor, 12 MP rear camera, 4.7-inch Super AMOLED display with 720 x 1280 pixels, and Android 4.4 KitKat.

The Galaxy Alpha is one of the main rivals of Apple’s iPhone 6, as it sports a similar display, and has about the same size - though Samsung’s handset is slightly smaller, and a hair thinner (at only 6.7mm).

While it was released in select markets earlier this month, the Samsung Galaxy Alpha is not officially available in the US yet. But you can buy it anyway, unlocked, for the hefty price of $699

What do you think, is the Alpha really setting a new standard when it comes to smartphone design?


source: Samsung Tomorrow

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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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47 Comments

1. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

That galaxy has a lot of black holes.

9. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

Holey sh*t, you're right.

2. UglyFrank

Posts: 2193; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

The silver/grey one is truly beautiful

3. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

By reducing those fugly curves, and cheap dustbin bendable plastic junk. Atleast make the back cover in metal or copper or brass. Screams quality.

5. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Water is Sony's best friend. Aluminium is HTC's best friend. Plastic is Samsung's best friend.

6. DogeShibe

Posts: 1121; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

Beauty is/was Nokia's best friend

14. Saifullahraza

Posts: 3; Member since: Jun 11, 2013

Battery is iPhone's

22. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

U forget durability....

26. ciprian.ruse

Posts: 320; Member since: May 13, 2014

Yes but the only one from the ones you mentioned Samsung devices have removable battery.

35. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Lmfao True

48. steodoreben

Posts: 379; Member since: Sep 26, 2013

iFan is Apple's best friend.

15. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

STF already, arte troll. I'd take plastic over metal anyday for removable batteries. Besides there are plenty of after-market back covers on ebay. And the plastic is by no means cheap, try it in real. Also plastic is more durable, s5's torture tests already prove that. Now go home kid, with your metal fetish.

16. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

They can use plastics all day, but the way Samsung does plastic it really looks like cheap. iPhones, Xperias, HTCs, BBs all use plastic but they really don't look cheap at all. Theyre the richest phone OEMs so why cant they upgrade or update the feel of their plastics?

19. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Lol have you held a plastic xperia after 2013? (their NXT design of 2012 is my personal favorite) Just try the hands feel of a plastic xperia, it feels ultra cheap, even cheaper than Galaxy plastic.

28. techspace

Posts: 1037; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

in comment no: 15 you said that galaxy's plastic doesn't feel cheap and in #19 you are saying that xperia's plastic feels ultra cheap,even cheaper than galaxy's(which means that even galaxy's plastic feels cheap). Plastic may not be as bad as some people think it is but metallic phone definitely feels much better and that's the reason why samsung is trying so hard, in all the galaxy alpha ads, they don't mention the plastic back, they only talk about the metallic rim.

30. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Umm I was talking about post-Note 3 Galaxy plastic, where they improved the cheap feel (post S3 plastic). Okay I wasn't clear exactly lol.

24. seung

Posts: 4; Member since: Sep 20, 2014

I really agree with Settings's quote "They can use plastics all day, but the way Samsung does plastic it really looks like cheap."

29. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Yeap, you would have plastic windows on your Note4, instead of glass. You would drive a BMW, with plastic windows. Lmfao Rolex uses plastic on thier watches. Plastic is classed as cheap. These are fine prestige : Brass Oak Sapphire Dragontrail Carbon fibre Metal Titanium Stainless steel Copper Not cheap plastic.. Go play with your cheap junk lowclass lowlife plastic. That's why iPhone 5c is classed as cheap junk. People look and want quality, not cheap rubbish.

31. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

I agree with this....

33. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

LOL The usual typical fartee arte Bullsh¡t. And for christ's sake don't mix car or any of your propaganda analogies with smartphones.

45. hurrycanger

Posts: 1760; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

I so agree with you, especially that last statement. That is exactly why Samsung can't sell phones at all after all these years trying.

32. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Looks like your poor, and can't afford prestige products. I'm a Troll cause I hate plastic? Lmfao So I'm a Troll if I dislike Apple. Lmao kid. What's your problem boy,... Are you a plastic fanboy. No need to kick off with rage. No on Ebay, you can't buy ; copper, carbon fibre, Sapphire, etc... Back covers. Because they don't sell it, neither does anyone. Well great, next time don't ever buy any phone that's not made with plastic.

34. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

I'm getting the new Moto X, and I'm proud that its made of plastic, happy kiddo? Get some brains lol, everyone on this site knows that your a troll and a racist too. Hell you even had an account with TrollTM username.

36. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

I was joking with Darkkjedii. And he knows that. I even mentioned that also I said "Lmao " I don't need brains, I'm a oldskool tech lover of fine prestige products. I speak with facts, I post BS, like Mxzy or Jakelee, who are blind fanboys. Lmfao, says the Samsung fanboy...

37. Guti986

Posts: 78; Member since: Dec 26, 2013

The new moto X has a metal frame from what i've read

4. majp89

Posts: 182; Member since: Jun 18, 2013

So they made it look like an iPhone with a band-aid grip on the back. How exactly is this setting the design standard lol.

7. nathan.carter

Posts: 416; Member since: Aug 11, 2014

Samsung is catering to the women like iphone has been doing. The more women that buy thier phone, the more men will follow. such an easy way to make money. Their really going head up with apple these last few years.

17. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Sexist! I'm a girl but those phones aren't getting my attention. Sharp and Huawei are sexy btw.

8. garret1976

Posts: 9; Member since: Oct 27, 2013

I like it and hope Samsung continue this way. Only 699,- is too much for what youre getting. Why can't they make the best smartphone. Just listen to customers and reviewers. I know the best is subjective but you can come close.

11. Odiin

Posts: 373; Member since: Apr 23, 2013

So according to Samsung, side metal frame sets a new standard for the same old bland rotten design? Wow thats why asking hefty price? In that case what Samsung says about HTC, Nokia n Sony designs?

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