Samsung Galaxy Alpha is now available in the UK

12 September, 2014
Samsung's metal-framed smartphone is finally going on sale in the UK starting today.

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  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 12 Sep 2014And z3 compact is also 1.9mm thicker with larger battery stuffed... more1.9 mm thicker is nothing. The battery lasts about 4 days if you don't use too much internet, music etc. And the z3 compact is a beast.

  • AnonD-145833

Companies who still offer 500mb in this day and age with a smartphone deserve to lose market share.

  • Cenas

I saw it yesterday in the Samsung store in London being sold for £500+... That's over 600.

Vic, 13 Sep 2014350 pounds ( 440 euro) is not great but OK for this device. Anyt... more440 is fine for this phone.
It was supposed to be sold at 600+ , when they changed their mind ?!?

  • AnonD-145833

I am interested in seeing how the battery holds up.

I was quite interested in this device until I saw a Moto X (1st generation) for 229.

  • Don

Nice phone, bit like iphone ( my current phone). But too expensive.
Make cheaper Samsung and I will buy..

  • AnonD-188257

zanzak, 13 Sep 2014Yes but at alpha the battery is removable.Who the hell removes batteries from phones ?!

  • nofansforfones

To leave out an sd card slot is unbelievable.

  • Vic

AnonD-112130, 13 Sep 2014I almost bought it today. Arrgghh the no sd card put me off alon... more350 pounds ( 440 euro) is not great but OK for this device. Anything higher is just too expensive. I like design and thin body, but battery life is questionable and definitely far behind of newest models. Again - I'm perfectly sure that Samsung could easily fit in 2100-2200 mAh battery.

  • AnonD-112130

I almost bought it today. Arrgghh the no sd card put me off along with the battery. But if any you guys really interested the place to get it sim free is the 3 outlet store. £350.00 bargain

  • AnonD-209094

Vic, 13 Sep 2014Sorry man - Huawei P6 has got even thinner body than Alpha but h... moreAlpha is NOT like Z1 Compact, which scored 65 hours. Havent they fixed the wrong number for Z1c in the Z3c review yet?
Z3c: 101 hours
Z1c: 65 hours
Alpha: 52 hours

  • zanzak

Vic, 13 Sep 2014Sorry man - Huawei P6 has got even thinner body than Alpha but h... moreYes but at alpha the battery is removable.

  • AnonD-238931

Only supporters of scandalous companies would ever buy this thing. It again is a shameless rip off of the iPhone 5s' chamfered edges/design. Steve Jobs would immediately take scamsung to court.
Samsung choose their own death when they choose to copy Apple from A-Z. It may have paid initially but Karma is real. We all know it. It is only a matter of time before samesung becomes a Nokia/Dell

  • Android Man

awesome looking phone. nice shape and size. strange not waterproofing.

  • Vic

Anonymous, 12 Sep 2014And z3 compact is also 1.9mm thicker with larger battery stuffed... moreSorry man - Huawei P6 has got even thinner body than Alpha but however has been equipped with 2000 battery... I'm perfectly sure that Samsung was capable to fit 2100 - 2200 battery into Alpha body but decided not to to it... May be in next iteration - Alpha II they will do so for another 500 Euro out of your pocket...
Also difference between Z3 Compact and Alpha battery capacity is around 30%. It can't justify x2 less standby time for Alpha... In terms of battery life Alpha is compatible with Z1 Compact which means that Alpha is 1 generation behind newest models.
Also, hey Samsung, there is FM radio..? Apple doesn't do it but use your own logic...

  • AnonD-142922

how much a grand ? hah .. no thanx
i purchased Huawei Honor 6 best mobile 250 pounds ..

  • AnonD-111968

This Alpha angular egdes are very uncomfortable to hold just like the Iphone5s, 6 .... truly smart buyers don't go for a brand name but value over money which only the Z3 Compact can give that it put to shame the Alpha and Iphone s battery life.

  • Contract

RG, 12 Sep 2014Clove just confirmed Z3 Compact is up for preorder for 348£... moreThe Alpha is Imo aimed clearly at the Apple iPhone market and for people who like the feel of metal.

The S4, S4 Mini, S5, S5 Mini because if it PREMIUM plastic body simply will not persuade them to jump ship and switch to Android.

The Alpha maintains a relatively artificial high price signifying "premium"

The Alpha is superior and moderately cheaper than the iPhone6 which for all intents' & purposes is a physically bigger and tweaked iPhone5S.

If you remove Apple pay so NFC (paying via a phone) nothing has been added

You DON'T upgrade to the Alpha from the S4 but you DO from the iPhone5S http://www.gsmarena.com/compare.php3?idPhone1=56­85&idPhone2=6573

  • Anonymous

Vic, 12 Sep 2014And Z3 Compact lasts twice as long as Alpha does ( 52 hours for ... moreAnd z3 compact is also 1.9mm thicker with larger battery stuffed into the the much larger shell.

  • Vic

And Z3 Compact lasts twice as long as Alpha does ( 52 hours for Galaxy Alpha and 101 hours for Z3 Compact)