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Samsung Galaxy Alpha (2014) review

Android OS v4.4.4 (KitKat)
Exynos 5 Octa 5430
Mali-T628 MP6
2 GB / 32 GB
4.7 inches (720 x 1280 px)
12 MP, 4608 x 2592 px, autofocus

Samsung announced the launch of the Galaxy Alpha smartphone in 2014. The manufacturer is offering the Samsung Galaxy Alpha phone with 4.7 inches display, Exynos 5 Octa 5430 chipset, 2 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal storage.

The Samsung Galaxy Alpha comes with Android OS v4.4.4 (KitKat) out of the box, and a Li-Ion 1860 mAh battery. The 4.7 inches phone comes with AMOLED display (720 x 1280 px). The AMOLED is a display technology and stands for Active Matrix Organic Light Emitting Diodes, it is a type of OLED display and is used in smartphones.

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Samsung Galaxy Alpha specifications

BrandSamsung
NameGalaxy Alpha
ModelSM-G850
Release date2014

Body

The weight of Samsung Galaxy Alpha is about 4.06 oz with battery, which is average compared to most of the smartphones with same size. The dimensions of this Samsung phone are average (5.21 x 2.58 x 0.26 inches).

Weight4.06 oz
Dimensions5.21 x 2.58 x 0.26 inches
Colorscharcoal black, dazzling white, frosted gold, scuba blue, sleek silver
SIM typeNano SIM

System

The Samsung Galaxy Alpha comes with Android OS v4.4.4 (KitKat) out of the box, but it is upgradable to the next OS.

OS versionAndroid OS v4.4.4 (KitKat)
SoCExynos 5 Octa 5430
CPUOcta-core, Quad-core 1.8 GHz Cortex-A15, Quad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A7
GPUMali-T628 MP6

Display

The size of Galaxy Alpha screen is measured diagonally, from corner to corner. The 4.7 inches Super AMOLED display of Samsung Galaxy Alpha with 720 x 1280 px resolution is multitouch capable.

Display typeSuper AMOLED
Screen size4.7 inches
Resolution720 x 1280 px
Multitouch supportyes

Memory

The internal memory of Samsung Galaxy Alpha (2 GB) cannot be expanded.

RAM2 GB
Internal storage32 GB
Memory card slotno

Camera

The camera of the Galaxy Alpha is equipped with autofocus. An autofocus (or AF) optical system uses a sensor, a control system and a motor to focus on an automatically or manually selected point or area. Very few Android cameras come without autofocus.

Selfie camera2.1 MP
Main camera12 MP, 4608 x 2592 px, autofocus
FlashLED

Connectivity

The Samsung Galaxy Alpha supports 2G, 3G and 4G/LTE networks. This phone has a built-in GPS. GPS is a highly accurate navigation system using signals from satellites to determine a location on the Earth's surface, irrespective of weather conditions. Most phones have a GPS unit on board. The Galaxy Alpha comes with NFC (Near Field Communication) functionality. Near Field Communication (NFC) is a short-range wireless connectivity technology that makes life easier and more convenient for consumers around the world by making it simpler to make transactions, exchange digital content, and connect electronic devices with a touch. The Galaxy Alpha phone doesn't have built-in FM radio.

GSM 2G bands850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
Network coverage2G / 3G / 4G
Wi-FiWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetoothv4.0, A2DP, LE
GPSA-GPS, GLONASS
NFCyes
FM radiono
USBmicroUSB 2.0
Headphone3.5 mm jack

Battery

The Li-Ion 1860 mAh battery gives the smartphone a good battery backup. The Li-ion is a low maintenance battery which offers high energy, is lightweight and does not require periodic full discharge. The battery of Galaxy Alpha is removable. You can simply buy a new piece from the open market and interchange it easily by yourself.

TypeLi-Ion 1860 mAh

Features

Smartphones today come with a wealth of sensors to facilitate a better user experience. The accelerometer is a sensor that measures the tilting motion and orientation of the phone. The Galaxy Alpha phone has a fingerprint scanner. This sensor identifies and authenticates the fingerprints of an individual in order to grant or deny access to a smartphone. This Samsung phones comes with proximity sensor. This proximity sensor detects how close the phone is to an outside object, such as your ear. This smartphone doesn't support fast charging technology.

Sensorsaccelerometer, compass, fingerprint, gyroscope, heart rate, proximity
SpecialsCorning Gorilla Glass 4
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