Samsung Galaxy Alpha

Specifications
Samsung Galaxy Alpha
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  • 4.7" 720x1280 pixels
  • 12MP 2160p
  • 2GB RAM Exynos 5430 Octa
  • 1860mAh Li-Ion
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 LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800) - G850F
  LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 17(700) - SM-G850M
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A Cat6 300/50 Mbps
Launch
Announced 2014, August
Status Available. Released 2014, September
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 Aluminum frame, plastic back
SIM Nano-SIM
Display
Type Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
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
Main Camera
Single 12 MP, f/2.2, 31mm (standard), AF
Features LED flash, panorama, HDR
Video 2160p@30fps, 1080p@60fps, 720p@120fps
Selfie Camera
Single 2.1 MP
Video
Sound
Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm jack Yes
 Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
Comms
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth 4.0, A2DP, EDR, LE
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS
NFC Yes
Radio No
USB microUSB 2.0
Features
Sensors Fingerprint (front-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, heart rate
 ANT+
Battery
  Removable Li-Ion 1860 mAh battery
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: 915 / 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 life Endurance rating 52h

User opinions and reviews

  • Anonymous

Battery life was designed to work with android 4.4 actually. So, is the update and not the battery or the phone wich have the problem. If you keep it on 4.4 it will be perfect.

  • Anonymous

Battery was horrible but everything else was great

This phone runs asphalt overdrive in 60fps on ultra graphics, s8 barerly runs on high 30fps. This is the reality. Best phone ever, along with note 7. Rest In Peace. Hell, even s8 is so old looking comparing with today standards. I miss those times......

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