Samsung Galaxy Alpha

Posted:
Aug 13, 2014
Status:
Released
Release date:
Sep 1, 2014

PhoneArena Rating:

8.8
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Display

Size:

4.7 inches

Resolution:

720 x 1280 pixels

Pixel density:

312 PPI

Technology:

Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body:

70.22 %

Features:

Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 4), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware & Performance

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

Internal storage:

32GB

OS:

Android (5.1 Lollipop, 4.4.4), Samsung TouchWiz UI

Battery

Capacity:

1860 mAh

Type:

Li - Ion, User replaceable

Camera

Rear:

Single camera

Main camera:

12 megapixels

Features:

Autofocus, CMOS image sensor

Video recording:

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (120 fps)

Features:

High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Digital image stabilization

Front:

2.1 megapixels

Design

Dimensions:

5.21 x 2.58 x 0.26 inches (132.4 x 65.5 x 6.7 mm )

Weight:

4.06 oz (115 g)
the average is 6.2 oz (176 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

Headphones:

3.5mm jack

Features:

Album art cover, Background playback

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

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

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

ALTERNATIVE VARIANTS

We list only the specs that are different than the main variant

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

US CARRIER AVAILABILITY

Discontinued

Pros

  • Small dimensions (5.21 x 2.58 x 0.26 inches)

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.

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