Samsung Galaxy Alpha

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Samsung Galaxy Alpha
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  • 4.7" 720x1280 pixels
  • 12MP 2160p
  • 2GB RAM Exynos 5430 Octa
  • 1860mAh
Released 2014, September 115g, 6.7mm thickness Android 4.4.4, up to 5.0.2 32GB storage, no card slot
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Versions: G850F (Europe); G850T (T-Mobile), G850M (Vodafone); G850FQ; G850Y
Also known as Samsung Galaxy Alfa

Network
Technology GSM / HSPA / LTE
2G bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G bands HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
4G bands 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20 - G850F
  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 17 - SM-G850M
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat6 300/50 Mbps
Launch
Announced 2014, August. Released 2014, September
Status Discontinued
Body
Dimensions 132.4 x 65.5 x 6.7 mm (5.21 x 2.58 x 0.26 in)
Weight 115 g (4.06 oz)
Build Glass front (Gorilla Glass 4), plastic back, aluminum frame
SIM Nano-SIM
Display
Type Super AMOLED
Size 4.7 inches, 60.9 cm2 (~70.2% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 720 x 1280 pixels, 16:9 ratio (~312 ppi density)
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 4
Platform
OS Android 4.4.4 (KitKat), upgradable to 5.0.2 (Lollipop)
Chipset Exynos 5430 Octa (20 nm)
CPU Octa-core (4x1.8 GHz Cortex-A15 & 4x1.3 GHz Cortex-A7)
GPU Mali-T628 MP6
Memory
Card slot No
Internal 32GB 2GB RAM
 eMMC 5.0
Main Camera
Single 12 MP, f/2.2, 31mm (standard), AF
Features LED flash, panorama, HDR
Video 4K@30fps, 1080p@60fps, 720p@120fps
Selfie Camera
Single 2.1 MP
Video
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Sound
Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm jack Yes
Comms
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth 4.0, A2DP, EDR, LE
Positioning GPS, GLONASS
NFC Yes
Radio No
USB microUSB 2.0
Features
Sensors Fingerprint (front-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, heart rate
 ANT+
Battery
Type Li-Ion 1860 mAh, removable
Stand-by Up to 350 h (3G)
Talk time Up to 11 h (3G)
Music play Up to 37 h
Misc
Colors Charcoal Black, Sleek Silver, Dazzling White, Frosted Gold, Scuba Blue
Models SM-G850F, SM-G850FQ, SM-G850Y, SM-G850M, SM-G850T, SM-G850A, SM-G850S, SM-G850L, SM-G850K
SAR 1.18 W/kg (head)     0.75 W/kg (body)    
SAR EU 0.37 W/kg (head)     0.51 W/kg (body)    
Price About 390 EUR
Tests
Performance Basemark OS II 2.0: 1054
Basemark X: 11065
Display Contrast ratio: Infinite (nominal), 3.509 (sunlight)
Camera Photo / Video
Loudspeaker Voice 66dB / Noise 61dB / Ring 75dB
Audio quality Noise -95.7dB / Crosstalk -65.6dB
Battery (old) Endurance rating 52h

User opinions and reviews

  • Winnipeg
  • 14 Feb 2024
  • AJr

I had one when they first came out The battery life was the worst I've ever experienced Total piece of crap 😩

  • Anonymous
  • 23 Jun 2023
  • n{k

Definitely, it's a huge disappointment that GSMarena didn't make a professional 3D picture for this captivating phone when they make 3D pictures for other, same-looking, boring phablets.

  • Anonymous
  • 04 Jun 2023
  • gJt

Gsmarena, make a good 3D view for this smartphone like all the other phones you do. Such an iconic and beautiful design deserves it. It was the first Samsung phone with metal frame, original colors and also a flagship back at its time. It should have...

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