I had a chance to play with a pre-release version of Samsung’s metal warrior, the Galaxy Alpha. In brief, think of a 6.7 mm slim line, weight that registers at only 115g and a 4.7-inch Super AMOLED display and you already have a handy, lightweight phone.
Then, consider that it is metal-clad, and a touch of class and taste is added to the picture. But the metal isn’t just cosmetics. The Samsung official at the stand dropped the phone on the tiles floor every time he demonstrated it to participants. I kept jumping every time he did that, but apparently I was letting myself jump for nothing. The phone never picked up a scratch and didn’t stutter after each drop. It worked on fine.
If you want a big phone, the alpha isn’t for you. But those who appreciate a classy flagship smartphone (powered by an octa-core processor) that they can use with one hand will love the Galaxy Alpha. It runs Android OS v4.4.4 (KitKat). No; it isn’t available in the market yet.
I like the Galaxy Alpha a lot. I am skeptical that the 1860 mAh battery will produce stellar results. Maybe just average battery life, which would be a shame though. So many smartphones that I love keep disappointing in the battery stakes. Still, I am looking forward to reviewing this powerful, sleek beauty. keep your browser locked on MOBILITY.ng.
Founder of MobilityArena. Yomi’s journey in mobile started in 2001. Besides obsessing over mobile phones, he also started creating WAP sites (early mobile-friendly websites created with WML). He began writing about phones in 2004 and has been at it since then. He has owned over 200 devices, from Symbian, Palm, PocketPC/Windows Mobile, BlackBerry/BB10, webOS, Windows Phone, Firefox, Ubuntu Touch, to Android, iOS, and KaiOS operating systems.