Hands-on: Samsung Galaxy Alpha is gorgeous

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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.

Galaxy Alpha in hand

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.

Galaxy Alpha rear

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.

Galaxy Alpha side

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.


  1. Sleek device and from reviews performance of that processor is really top notch! The only problem is the battery and the cost. Cost more than S5 from what have seen online yet S5 is a better phone all round.

  2. The price of the Alpha is still ridiculously high. A “premium” phone by Samsung that costs as much as the plastic flagship?

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