Samsung Galaxy Alpha Price in Singapore & Specifications

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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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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Samsung Galaxy Alpha Specs

Release Date in Singapore
ModelSM-G850
DateDec 2014
Processor
Processor frequency1.8 GHz
Processor cores4
CoprocessorYes
Coprocessor frequency1.3 GHz
Coprocessor cores4
Display
Display diagonal11.9 cm (4.7")
Display resolution1280 x 720 pixels
TouchscreenYes
Orientation sensorYes
Display typeSAMOLED
Touch technologyMulti-touch
Touchscreen typeCapacitive
Ports & interfaces
USB portYes
USB connector typeMicro-USB
USB version2.0
Headphone connectivity3.5 mm
Weight & dimensions
Weight115 g
Width65.5 mm
Depth6.7 mm
Height132.4 mm
Networking
SIM card capabilitySingle SIM
3GYes
4GYes
Wi-FiYes
SIM card typeNanoSIM
2G standardsGSM
3G standardsUMTS
4G standardLTE
BluetoothYes
Wi-Fi standards802.11a,Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac),802.11b,802.11g,Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n)
Bluetooth version4.0
Bluetooth profilesA2DP,AVRCP,HFP,HID,HSP,MAP,OPP,PAN,PBAP,SAP
2G bands (primary SIM)850,900,1800,1900 MHz
3G bands supported850,900,1900,2100 MHz
4G bands supported800,1800,2100,2600 MHz
Tethering (modem-mode)Yes
Near Field Communication (NFC)Yes
Storage
RAM capacity2 GB
Internal storage capacity32 GB
Compatible memory cardsNot supported
USB mass storageYes
Navigation
Position locationYes
Assisted GPS (A-GPS)Yes
GPS (satellite)Yes
GLONASSYes
Electronic compassYes
Wi-Fi positioningYes
Software
PlatformAndroid
Operating system installedAndroid 4.4
Camera
Rear camera typeSingle camera
Rear camera flashYes
Auto focusYes
Rear camera resolution (numeric)12 MP
Front camera typeSingle camera
Front camera resolution (numeric)2.1 MP
Video recordingYes
Maximum frame rate30 fps
GeotaggingYes
Battery
Battery capacity1860 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 time37 h
Continuous video playback time10 h
Design
Form factorBar
Product colourBlack
Fingerprint readerYes
Performance
Video callYes
Personal info management (PIM)Alarm clock,Calculator,Calendar,Events reminder,Notes,To-do list
Flight modeYes
PersonalizationIcons,Menu,Shortcuts
Support for contact groupsYes
Microphone muteYes
ThemesWallpapers
Subscription
Subscription typeNo subscription

Samsung Galaxy Alpha Singapore - Designed to be Sophisticated

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.

Samsung Galaxy Alpha Singapore - High-End Camera Feature

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.

Samsung Galaxy Alpha Singapore - Stellar Performance

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.

Samsung Galaxy Alpha Singapore - Privacy at the Tip of Your Finger

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.

Reviews of Samsung Galaxy Alpha

hardwarezone.com.sg
Reviewed on 2015-01-20
Great handling, Slim and light, Fingerprint scanner, Gorilla Glass 4 screen, Good overall performance
Uninspired 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
September 2014 not only saw the debut of Apple's iPhone 6 and 6 Plus , but also its biggest rivals, the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and the Note Edge . While Samsung's Note series of products are more appropriate to go up against the larger iPhone 6 Plus , Sams...
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zdnet.com
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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installornot.com
Reviewed on 2014-12-22
Samsung Galaxy Alpha is the OEMs first phone that marks a change in direction when it comes to design philosophy and user experience. Both of these are catalyzed by the fact that the Alpha is the company's (first high end flagship) phone that is less than...
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brighthand.com
Reviewed on 2014-11-20
Good mix of sturdiness, comfort and compactness, Fast and powerful, Camera capable of great photos
Underwhelming display, TouchWiz needs an overhaul, Overpriced
There have been lots of phones like the Samsung Galaxy Alpha. Phones designed to be not too small but not too big. Phones built with smooth metal around chamfered edges. Even phones made to signify a sea change for a given company.The difference is that n...
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91mobiles.com
Reviewed on 2014-11-06
“A snappy, snacky review of the Samsung Galaxy Alpha”The Galaxy Alpha (first impressions | camera review) isn't just another loaded smartphone from Samsung. For one, it's quite compact thanks to its 4.7-inch screen – a deviation from the norm since most h...
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techspot.com
Reviewed on 2014-11-05
Slim, elegant design looks decent and makes the phone very easy to use. Highend peak performance in a 4.7inch handset. Great display, even if it's only 720p. Camera is impressive in good lighting.
Substandard battery life with significant performance throttling. Several hardware shortcomings compared to other flagships. Expensive.
Samsung has been paying more attention to the design of their smartphones lately. Just a few weeks ago I was reviewing the Galaxy Note 4, which packs a fantastic aluminium-magnesium alloy edge that gives the high-end handset the premium feel it deserves. ...
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notebookcheck.net
Reviewed on 2014-11-01
Elegant design, Very good build and stiffness, Very compact and light, Removable battery, High-contrast Super AMOLED screen with stable viewing angles and good color reproduction, Appealing performance, All-encompassing configuration including fingerprint...
720p resolution only, Screen a bit dark, No micro-SD slot for expanding storage, Micro-USB 2.0 only, Camera's low light performance disappointing
The cellphone manufacturing giant Samsung insisted on plastic as the material of choice - in the past. Now Samsung states, the Galaxy Alpha sets the new standard for smartphone design. And that is based on metal. However, it is not allover metal because, ...
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91mobiles.com
Reviewed on 2014-10-31
Elegant looks and metalreinforced build, Compact size great for onehanded use, Smooth performance, Loaded with features,  
720p screen, Nonexpandable storage, Pricey
“The Galaxy Alpha marks a significant departure in Samsung's smartphone design strategy”When we think of phone brands that score high on build quality, names like Nokia, BlackBerry and HTC possibly come to mind first. It's a little surprising that Samsung...
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91mobiles.com
Reviewed on 2014-10-27
“The Samsung Galaxy Alpha offers a 12MP primary shooter and we just took it out for a spin”If you're a Samsung fan and have always hankered for a metal-clad option from the brand, the Galaxy Alpha (first impressions) is probably what you've been waiting f...
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neowin.net
Reviewed on 2014-10-27
Every year Samsung releases a flagship device and without fail there are always knocks about the construction and quality of the device. Personally, I've only handled three Galaxy devices (Galaxy S, S2, and S4) in my time and I can honestly say that I hav...
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phonearena.com
Reviewed on 2014-10-24
If you are gunning for a compact, but powerful Android handset, it doesn't get much harder than choosing between the Galaxy Alpha and the Z3 Compact. Galaxy Alpha is Samsung's first truly elegant small-screen phone, coming with premium design, hardware, ...
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techguysmartbuy.com
Reviewed on 2014-10-22
We can honestly admit that we weren't excited blown away by the Galaxy S5. Don't get me wrong, it was a great device but not much other than a few bells + whistles added to it. To my friends looking to upgrade from the GS3, I directed them to the LG G3. T...
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droid-life.com
Reviewed on 2014-10-22
After being announced by Samsung , the Galaxy Alpha was a device we saw unexpected excitement for. Maybe it is the new design language Samsung implemented for the hardware, or the fact it features decent specs in a smaller package, but many people across ...
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recombu.com
Reviewed on 2014-10-21
Strong, lightweight design, Good performance, Great battery life, Compact
Expensive, Non-expandable memory, Plastic back cheapens design, Temperamental fingerprint sensor
What's this, metal, on a Samsung? Surely not! But that's exactly what old Sammy has finally decided to do.It's taken the plunge and given the Galaxy Alpha a smart metal jacket, but what else is new?The Alpha is the embodiment of Samsung testing the waters...
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phonearena.com
Reviewed on 2014-10-17
Climbing to the top of the leader boards for most of the year, the Galaxy S5 continues to be a darling of a gem in the mobile space – where its reign of dominance is rarely tested. Not surprisingly, it received much acclaim for its unprecedented set of f...
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phonearena.com
Reviewed on 2014-10-17
Today's flagships are easily flaunting 5-inch and up sized screens, but not everyone believes that this is the perfect size. Lucky for them, we have two new entrants in the space, the Samsung Galaxy Alpha and Apple iPhone 6, which both feature 4.7-inch d...
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androidauthority.com
Reviewed on 2014-10-15
Metal design, Solid camera, Snappy performance
Small battery, Weak speaker, Expensive price
The Samsung Galaxy Alpha has generated a lot of buzz ever since rumors about it first began to surface. What makes the Galaxy Alpha special is Samsung's experiment in using a metal body, a departure from its old all-plastic approach. In a lot of ways, thi...
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Laptopmag.com
Reviewed on 2014-10-13
Attractive metal design, Strong performance, Light and compact
Expensive for feature set, Below-average battery life, No microSD Card slot
While Apple went big with the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, Samsung is going small--well, smaller--with the Galaxy Alpha. Sporting a 4.7-inch display, the same size as the iPhone 6, the Alpha for AT&T ($200 with two-year contract) features an aluminum frame, givin...
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phonearena.com
Reviewed on 2014-10-13
Premium design that's accentuated by its aluminum trim bezel, Compact size doesn't compromise its solid construction, Perfect for onehanded typing, Excellent battery life, despite smaller capacity battery
Camera suffers from blurring & weak low lighting performance, Voices sound robotic in tone, so it's sometime hard to comprehend calls, Display uses PenTile matrix arrangement, so it's not as sharp as we'd like
Design, it's arguably the first thing that draws people to a particular phone. From afar, certain devices have such a strong pull thanks to their solid designs – while others are simply forgettable due to their ordinary, boring looks. Samsung, as we all ...
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technobuffalo.com
Reviewed on 2014-10-12
The easiest way to describe the Galaxy Alpha's design is that it looks a bit like the iPhone 5s, and a bit like the Galaxy S5. That is to say, all of Samsung's utilitarianism stuffed inside a body worthy of Cupertino's runway. The chamfered edges shine an...
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