Samsung Galaxy Alpha vs Apple iPhone 6


Almost every handset announced since the launch of the first iPhone back in 2007 has been referred to as the “iPhone killer” or “iPhone copycat” at some point but mostly these claims are unfounded. In the case of the Galaxy Alpha however, Samsung have delivered a handset that shares many hallmarks with Apple’s latest iPhone 6 but exactly how close are these two handsets? Continue reading “Samsung Galaxy Alpha vs Apple iPhone 6”

Samsung to reportedly discontinue Galaxy Alpha

Samsung is reportedly planning to discontinue its Galaxy Alpha smartphones, according to a report from South Korean news ET. The electronics giant will phase out the Galaxy Alpha and replace it with the Galaxy A5 in its home market in January 2015.


The report says that Samsung will discontinue the production of the Galaxy Alpha by early February and it will be phased out as production ramps down once the current inventory of materials is exhausted. The Galaxy A5 will be priced at approximately KRW 400,000 which translates to $363.

The Galaxy Alpha was initially announced in August. It features a compact body with a metal frame, curved corners and a tactile soft back cover. The phone is one of the slimmest Galaxy devices with 6.7mm thickness and weighs 115gram. Samsung Galaxy Alpha sports a 4.7-inch HD Super AMOLED (720x1280p) display and is powered by Samsung’s Exynos octa core processor featuring 1.8GHz quad-core and 1.3GHz quad-core processors, and 2GB RAM.

Samsung’s new Galaxy A5 shares a similar design and has a spec sheet that matches, and in some areas, exceeds the Alpha’s feature list. It has a metal unibody design, a 5-inch 720p display, a quad-core Snapdragon 410 processor, 2GB of RAM, a 13MP main camera, a 5MP front cam, and a 2300mAh battery.

Samsung is reportedly making this move as part of its plans to focus on cheaper devices. There is no official word from Samsung regarding the discontinuation of Galaxy Alpha.

Samsung introduces limited edition leather backed Galaxy Alpha

Samsung is selling limited edition Galaxy Alpha devices in France. The company has joined hands with designers Free Lance and Jean-Baptiste Rautureau to sell 100 Galaxy Alpha devices.

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Samsung Galaxy Alpha battery test

Samsung Galaxy Alpha, the company’s latest compact smartphone is gaining a lot of attention thanks to its premium build. We took the device for a spin a couple of days ago and you can read our detailed review to know more about the Alpha.


We introduced our all new battery test previous week and as promised we are now coming to you with the numbers that matter the most. Continue reading “Samsung Galaxy Alpha battery test”

Samsung Galaxy Alpha Hands On and Photo Gallery

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Samsung announced the Galaxy Alpha last month after a series of leaks, rumors and reports. The phone has an attractive design and is 6.7mm slim that makes its even slimmer than the iPhone 5 and 5S. Continue reading “Samsung Galaxy Alpha Hands On and Photo Gallery”

Samsung SM-A500 might boast of metal body, 5 inch screen and more

Samsung SM-A500 had first leaked last month when reports suggested that the company is working on A series of smartphones that will include three devices viz’ the SM-A300, SM-A500 and SM-A700. These smartphones will feature same design as the recently announced Galaxy Alpha.

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Today, SamMobile is touting that Samsung will launch the SM-A500 that will boast of full metal body with removable back cover. Moving on the report states that the phone will have 5 inch (1280×720) Super AMOLED display  and a quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor. Other specs include 8-megapixel and 5-megapixel rear and front-facing cameras, 16GB of internal storage and support for microSD card slot. Finally, it will have a 2,330mAh non removable battery.

The SM-A500 will not be dust and water resistant. From the aforementioned specifications it looks like the SM-A500 will be a mid range phone that has a premium look and feel owing to full metal body.


Samsung Galaxy Alpha with Exynos 5433 Octa, 12MP camera could be announced on August 13

SamMobile stated just two days ago that the Samsung Galaxy Alpha will be launched on August 4.  However, a new report from AllAboutSamsung says that the company’s first ever Android smartphone to sport a metallic design is now said to be launching on August 13.

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