Samsung Galaxy Alpha

Description

Apart from the metal frame, the Samsung Galaxy Alpha looks a lot like the Galaxy S5 in terms of design with similarly position buttons and overall styling. Hardware-wise the phone features a 4.7-inch 720p display, Exynos 5 Octa SOC with four cores running at 1.8GHz and four more at 1.3GHz, and 2GB of RAM. The build-in storage is 32GB and can't be expanded via MicroSD. There is 12 megapixels camera on the back (capable of 4K video recording), as well as 2.1 front shooter. The Galaxy Alpha is running Android 4.4.4 KitKat with TouchWiz.

This device is also known as Samsung SM-G850F, Samsung SM-G850A

Pros

  • Small dimensions (5.21 x 2.58 x 0.26 inches)

Cons

  • 32GB basic storage (not expandable)

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Display

Benchmarks
Size: 4.7 inches
Resolution: 1280 x 720 pixels, 312 PPI
Technology: Super AMOLED
Screen-to-body: 70.22 %
Features: Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 4), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

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System chip: Samsung Exynos 5 Octa 5433
Processor: Octa-core, 1800 MHz, ARM Cortex-A15 and ARM Cortex-A7
GPU: Mali-T628 MP6
RAM: 2GB LPDDR3
Internal storage: 32GB, available to use: 25 GB
OS: Android (5.1 Lollipop, 4.4.4), Samsung TouchWiz UI Screenshots

Battery

Benchmarks
Capacity: 1860 mAh
Type: Li - Ion, User replaceable

Camera

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Rear: Single camera Camera samples
Main camera: 12 MP (Autofocus, CMOS image sensor)
Specifications: Aperture size: F2.2; Focal length: 31 mm
Video recording: 3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (120 fps)
Features: HDR, EIS
Front: 2.1 MP
Dimensions: 5.21 x 2.58 x 0.26 inches (132.4 x 65.5 x 6.7 mm )
Weight: 115.0 g
Materials: Back: Plastic; Frame: Aluminum
Biometrics: Fingerprint (swipe)
Features: Touch sensitive control keys
Colors: Black, Gold, Gray, Blue, White

Cellular

LTE (FDD): Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800 DD)
UMTS: 850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz
Data Speed: LTE-A Cat 6 (300/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 21.1 Mbit/s
SIM type: Nano SIM

Multimedia

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Headphones: 3.5mm jack
Speakers: Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Features: Album art cover, Background playback
Screen mirroring: DLNA

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth: 4.0
Wi-Fi: 802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band; Multiple antennas, MIMO, Hotspot, Wi-Fi Direct
USB: microUSB, USB 2.0
Features: Mass storage device, Charging
Location: GPS, A-GPS, Glonass
Sensors: Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Hall (for flip covers), Gesture
Other: NFC, ANT+, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Phone features

Notifications: Haptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
Other features: Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:
Date approved: Aug 06, 2014
FCC ID value: A3LSMG850F link
Measured SAR:
Head: 1.05 W/kg
Body: 0.48 W/kg
Simultaneous Transmission: 1.18 W/kg
Wireless Router: 0.71 W/kg
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Alternative variants

Samsung Galaxy Alpha

SM-G850A for AT&T

Differences from the main variant:
System chip: Qualcomm Snapdragon 801
Processor: Quad-core, 2500 MHz, Krait 400
GPU: Adreno 330
Biometrics: Fingerprint (swipe)
LTE (FDD): Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 17(700 b)
UMTS: 850, 1900, 2100 MHz

Carrier Availability

Discontinued

AT&T
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