Samsung Galaxy Alpha the new series to incorporate metal frame Android smartphones from Samsung. And the first model of the series Galaxy Alpha comes with HD display, octa-core Exynos processor, and 2GB RAM and everything that you can find in a flagship.
Moreover, the camera is traditionally a strong point of the smartphone Samsung, and Galaxy Alpha was no exception, the questions is only night shooting, but for such a slim device quality is still decent. Module is used on the 12 MP (4608 x 2592), supports video recording UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) @ 30fps. The front camera of 2.1 MP shows good result. There are possibilities of full software (Retouching, Duplex shooting, Mode HDR, Panorama, Selective autofocus, Virtual Tour, post-effects ) and including shooting modes.
The new SIM-card format – the first time the Samsung smartphone with nano-SIM (probably to iPhone owners have been easier to move, plus the physical limitations of a compact body). The new phone Supports 4G + / LTE-A Cat.6 (300/50 Mbit / c). But there is only USB 2.0. The rest is standard: NFC, Bluetooth 4.0, etc. In the case where an urgent need for something quick to send, and the volume of data is large, and is over 30 MB, is activated Download Booster, when the device sends data directly via Wi-Fi and LTE. Declared support for Wi-Fi 802.11ac and the FM-radio, unfortunately, traditionally top smartphone are missing, which is a disadvantage, in our opinion.
Samsung Galaxy Alpha runs on Android 4.4.4 with a proprietary interface TouchWiz. It’s still too colorful, and included still not set all necessary software, but in Galaxy Alpha there are no jerks, smooth animation. In this case, it is always possible to install a third-party launcher, if not like TouchWiz, Korean design applications for everybody. Still here saving mode. With one touch you change the screen image to grayscale, limits the number of available applications, prohibit the background work and turn off all communications, such as Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. The result is a simple dialer with basic features.
Samsung Galaxy Alpha, a compact, neat smartphone with a metal frame. In the line Galaxy model looks good, but if you look wider, the other brands already have similar solutions, for example, Huawei Ascend P7. As a rule, they win the price and / or characteristics, but lose the power of the brand that for branding trends is equally important. The main competitor for the Samsung is iPhone 5s. And now Samsung will launch more Android phones to crush the present generation iPhone 6, and probably Samsung will able to make it by launch of Galaxy S7.