Would you buy a Samsung Galaxy Alpha instead of an S5 (seeing that their prices are similar)?
The Galaxy Alpha is officially coming to the US this Friday, September 26, exclusively via AT&T. The second largest US carrier is asking $199.99 on contract, and $612.99 off-contract for the new handset - thus almost matching the price of its Galaxy S5 ($199 on contract, and $649.99 off contract).
Since you can get an unlocked Galaxy S5 from Amazon for just $552, we can definitely say that the Alpha is more expensive. That’s also the case when we compare the prices of the Galaxy Alpha and Galaxy S5 in other markets: €665 vs. €482 in Germany, or £530 vs. £400 in the UK. This being said, we’re curious to know if - assuming you’re in need of a new Galaxy that’s not a Note - you’d want to buy a Galaxy Alpha instead of an S5.
The Alpha may have a nicer design, and a sturdier construction based on a metal frame, but at the same time it offers a smaller display with a lower pixel resolution (4.7 inches with 720 x 1280 pixels vs. 5.1 inches with 1080 x 1920 pixels), and isn’t water-resistant. To see how the Galaxy Alpha stacks up against the Galaxy S5, check out our hands-on comparison. And, of course, feel free to cast your votes in the poll below.