Samsung has been increasing its premium smart phone sizes since galaxy S series started, but this time it made an about-turn and created a little smaller knight in a metal armor to fight competitors iPhone and alike.
Samsung Galaxy Alpha is the first Galaxy smart phone with a high quality metal frame and it looks awesome. The luxury and the sophistication in its premium look is awe-inspiring, the feel and grip of metal frame is a really pleasant experience. It is very light weighing only 115 g (4.06 oz.). It’s got a smaller display than its predecessors. The 720 x 1280 pixels, 4.7 inches Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with 16m colours is a well-lit, though it’s not as sharp as a Samsung 720p display could have been. It’s equipped with 12 MP, 4608 x 2592 pixels, rear camera with auto-focus and LED flash and 2.1 mega-pixel front camera. The camera also features geo-tagging, touch focus, face/smile detection, panorama and HDR. Samsung Galaxy Alpha can make beautiful videos of 2160p@30fps, 1080p@60fps, 720p@120fps so capture your every moment that is worth remembering.
Galaxy Alpha contains the chipset model Exynos 5 Octa 5430 and the processors Quad-core 1.8 GHz Cortex-A15 and quad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A7 with 2 GB RAM. The graphics processing unit Galaxy Alpha is equipped with is, Mali-T628 MP6 and supports the Android 4.4.4 (KitKat) operating system. It has a built in memory of 32 GB with no SD card slot. The TouchWiz UI is as great as its competitor’s user interfaces. The defining features of Samsung Galaxy Alpha are its heart rate monitor, a small optical reader near the rear camera and Fingerprint Scanner although very convenient feature in Galaxy series but there are better fingerprint scanners in other smart phones.
Galaxy Alpha has a Li-Ion 1860 mAh battery with ultra-power saving mode which intensely reduces battery consumption by shutting down unnecessary functions a very convenient feature when running low on battery and no charging place is available.
Samsung Galaxy Alpha is a well-balanced, elegant and a desirable phone for those who don’t like the heavy plastic bodies of other Galaxy series, but there are some downsides that can be overlooked by its admirers. Galaxy Alpha is available for a bit high price tag of £479.99 to £549.00.