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Samsung Galaxy Alpha

Samsung has finally decided put their premium hat on and create a device that features a refined look that will match Apple’s iPhone 6 design – The Samsung Galaxy Alpha. This smartphone puts on a manageable size by shying away from the 5-inch screen competition, but rather putting on a 4.7-inch screen front paired with an aluminum body. With just one glance, you can instantly tell that this phone is meant to be a royalty, and by taking a deeper look you’ll see that it’s destined to be one with its features. Find out why here!

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Designed to be Sophisticated with Galaxy Alpha by Samsung Philippines

The Samsung Galaxy Alpha is explicitly a premium offering from Samsung. It sports an elegant style and form that is by far the most sophisticated look from Samsung’s range of smartphones. It is also Samsung’s first ever Galaxy Series that’s mostly made of a high-quality metal frame that is intended to provide a luxurious and sophisticated finish.

High-End Camera Feature by Samsung Philippines

This device from Samsung features an advanced camera system that is capable of capturing moments on a very beautiful on a very beautiful shade and light. It comes with a 12MP shooter which boasts a 16: 9 aspect ratio due to its impressive sensor, this means that you can take widescreen photos just by using the phone’s native camera app. To more icing to the cake, you can download different camera modes for its native camera app through the Galaxy App store.

When it comes to results, the camera of Samsung Galaxy Alpha means business. The photos that it takes are impressive; noise lever is very low even in low light, details are quite abundant on this phone, and colors are accurate yet vivid.

As for its video recording capability, it could capture videos in a stellar resolution which are 2160p at 30fps, and 1080p at 60fps, with slow motion available at 720fps.

Stellar Performance by Samsung Philippines

The Galaxy Alpha does just carry a look that could impress, but also the processing power that could perform. It features an Octa-Core processor which we an already consider an equal to a desktop-like speed. Web browsing, gaming, productivity tool, or social media experience will be smooth and seamless with the Samsung Galaxy Alpha.

Privacy at the Tip of Your Finger by Samsung Philippines

Fingerprint technology has gone a long way, especially with Samsung’s innovative smartphones. With the Galaxy Alpha, you can easily protect your files, your personal information, and most especially your entire phone just a swipe of your (index) finger.

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Reviewed on 2015-07-20
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Reviewed on 2015-06-23
Samsung has made a habit of using less well know brands in its handset rnage to test out features for its big flagships. The Alpha was an unqualified success in this regard with its metal chassis making it the best-looking and best-feeling handset the com...
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Reviewed on 2015-04-15
The Samsung Galaxy Alpha midrange smartphone features 32GB of storage, 2GB of memory and various sensors including a fingerprint scanner and heart rate monitor. However, it doesn't feature expandable memory, so storage capacity is limited. Two cameras inc...
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Reviewed on 2015-04-01
Excellent Design; Gorgeous Display; Plenty of power; Lots of storage; Decent camera; Impressive battery (for its size)The only downside to the Galaxy Alpha is that it comes at a time when the Galaxy Note 4 is soon to be widely available
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Reviewed on 2015-02-20
The Samsung Galaxy Alpha has a fit and finish similar to the Note Edge, but in a much more pocketable size. I hope we see some of the design elements from the Galaxy Alpha on the next core Samsung Galaxy smartphone, especially after using a Galaxy Alpha f...
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Reviewed on 2015-02-11
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Reviewed on 2015-02-11
Great Build Quality, Lightweight, Great PerformanceNo MicroSD, 720p Display Could Be Better, Touchwiz As Complicated As Ever, Battery Life Poor
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Reviewed on 2015-02-11
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Reviewed on 2015-01-28
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Reviewed on 2015-01-28
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Reviewed on 2015-01-20
Great handling, Slim and light, Fingerprint scanner, Gorilla Glass 4 screen, Good overall performanceUninspired design, Plastic back cover spoils phone design, No expandable storage, Realworld battery life can be better, Very expensive; S5 and Note 4 are priced near it
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Reviewed on 2015-01-16
Premium finish, Highly powered, Feels great in handDodgy display, TouchWiz is a pain, Inconsistent battery
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Reviewed on 2015-01-08
Specs: 4.7inch display; 12MP camera; 1860 mAh batteryBreaking free from the trademark Samsung design, which makes all Galaxy smartphones look alike, the Galaxy Alpha does have a premium look and feel.The design isn't revolutionary as it seems to be a comb...
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Reviewed on 2015-01-07
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Reviewed on 2015-01-06
Samsung has been trying to make a comeback the whole year after its flagship Galaxy S5 turned out to be a big bust. The Samsung Galaxy Alpha picks up the baton from the phone and does remarkably well while doing so. Samsung has finally switched over to a ...
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Reviewed on 2014-12-26
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Reviewed on 2014-12-23
Great design, Good display, Decent performanceToo expensive, A full HD display expected at that price, Mediocre camera
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Reviewed on 2014-12-13
Good design, High performance, TouchWiz UI (smooth & featurerich)No mciroSD card support
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Processor frequency

1.8 GHz

Processor cores


Coprocessor frequency

1.3 GHz

Coprocessor cores



Display diagonal

11.9 cm (4.7")

Display resolution

1280 x 720 pixels

Orientation sensor
Display type


Touch technology


Touchscreen type


Ports & interfaces

USB port
USB connector type


USB version


Headphone connectivity

3.5 mm

Weight & dimensions


115 g


6.55 cm


6.7 mm


13.2 cm


SIM card capability

Single SIM

SIM card type


2G standards


3G standards


4G standards


Wi-Fi standards

802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Bluetooth version


Bluetooth profiles


2G bands (primary SIM)

850,900,1800,1900 MHz

3G bands supported

850,900,1900,2100 MHz

4G bands supported

800,1800,2100,2600 MHz

Tethering (modem-mode)
Near Field Communication (NFC)


Internal storage capacity

32 GB

Internal RAM

2048 MB

Compatible memory cards
USB mass storage


Assisted GPS (A-GPS)
GPS (satellite)
Electronic compass
Wi-Fi positioning


Operating system installed


Operating system version



Rear camera resolution (numeric)

12 MP

Auto focus
Built-in flash
Front camera
Front camera resolution (numeric)

2.1 MP

Video recording
Maximum frame rate

30 fps



Battery capacity

1860 mAh

Talk time (3G)

11 h

Browsing time (Wi-Fi)

11 h

Browsing time (3G)

9 h

Browsing time (4G)

9 h

Continuous audio playback time

37 h

Continuous video playback time

10 h


Form factor


Colour of product


Fingerprint reader


Video call
Personal info management (PIM)

Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list

Flight mode

Icons, Menu, Shortcuts

Support for contact groups
Microphone mute



Subscription type

No subscription