Samsung Galaxy Alpha Octa-core

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Galaxy Alpha Octa-core


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Key Specifications See full specifications
OS Android v4.4.4 KitKat
Shades Charcoal Black, Dazzling White, Frosted Gold, Sleek Silver, Scuba Blue
Battery Li-ion 1860 mAh
Rear Camera 12 MP
Front Camera 2.1 MP
Primary Rear Camera 12 MP, 4608x2592 Pixels, Digital Zoom, Autofocus, LED Flash
Display Size 4.7 inch
Internal Storage 32 GB
Processor Octa Core (Quad-core 1.8 GHz Cortex-A15 & Quad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A7)
Our Ratings
Ease of Use
Value For Money
Quick Facts & Price
Announced July, 2014
Form Factor Bar
Languages English
OS Android v4.4.4 KitKat
Shades Charcoal Black, Dazzling White, Frosted Gold, Sleek Silver, Scuba Blue
Box Content Charger, Headset, USB Cable, Handset, Battery, User Manual, Warrnaty Card
Note Also known as Samsung Galaxy Alfa, Samsung SM-G850F
Processor & Sound
Chipset Exynos 5 Octa 5430
Processor Octa Core (Quad-core 1.8 GHz Cortex-A15 & Quad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A7)
Graphics Processor Mali-T628 MP6
Digital Zoom
Video Resolution 2160p @ 30fps, 1080p @ 60fps, 720p @ 120fps
Rear Camera 12 MP
Auto Focus
Camera Flash LED
Camera Resolution 4608x2592 pixels
Front Camera 2.1 MP
Resolution (Front) 1600x1200 pixels
Smile Detection
Face Detection
Fixed Focus
Touch Focus
Camera Features Beauty Face, Dual Camera, HDR (High Dynamic Range), Panorama, Selective Focus, Shot & More, Virtual Tour
Primary Rear Camera 12 MP, 4608x2592 Pixels, Digital Zoom, Autofocus, LED Flash
Display Resolution (H) 720 pixels
Display Resolution (V) 1280 pixels
Display Size 4.7 inch
Pixels Per Inch Density 312 ppi
Display Colours 16 Million
Display Type HD Super AMOLED
Display Features Capacitive Touchscreen
RAM & Storage
Call Log
Memory Card No
Phonebook Capacity Unlimited
Internal Storage 32 GB
Other Storage Options Dropbox (50 GB cloud storage)
Dimensions & Weight
Height 132.4 mm
Thickness 6.7 mm
Weight 115 gms
Width 65.5 mm
Battery Size & Backup
Battery Li-ion 1860 mAh
Internet & Connectivity
Browser HTML5
USB microUSB v2.0
SIM Type Nano SIM
ANT+ Support
2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
3G Network HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz
Networks 2G + 3G + 4G
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot
4G Network LTE 800 / 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 / 2100 / 2600 MHz
Data Speed HSDPA, 42 Mbps, HSUPA; LTE-A, Cat4, 150 Mbps DL, 50 Mbps UL
Alarm Clock
Voice Dialing
Voice Memo
Noise Cancellation with dedicated mic
Java via Java MIDP emulator
Office Applications Document viewer
SNS Integration
Air Gestures
Fingerprint Scanner
Other Features Gmail, Hangouts, Download Booster, Quick Connect, Private Mode, Play Newsstand
3.5mm Jack/Port
Radio No
Image Viewer
Music Player
Video Player MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM
Voice Recording
Image/Video Editor
Video Recording
Ringtones MP3
Predictive Text Input
T9 Dictionary
SMS Limit (Max) Unlimited
Messaging SMS, MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM
Social Networking Facebook, Twitter, Google Talk, You Tube
Accelerometer Sensor
Ambient Light Sensor
Gyro Sensor
Proximity Sensor
Other Sensors Geomagnetic Sensor, Hall Sensor, Fingerprint Sensor, HR Sensor

Samsung Galaxy Alpha Octa-core Review

19 Nov, 14 09:46 AM


Perfect Combination Of Performance And Beauty
By Priyanka Saini

Samsung Galaxy Alpha is one of the slimmest smartphone in Galaxy Series introduced by Samsung in July, 2014. It is designed by using metal frame which gives you premium feel while holding. It is a perfect combination of performance and beauty. The box contents of phone includes charger, user manual, warranty card, headset and earphones.

Display and Design

The handset features a big 4.7-inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen along with a display resolution of 720x1280 pixels. It ensures you true life clarity of pictures, videos and messages through 312ppi pixel density and 16 million color depth. The dimensions of the phone are measured as 132.4x65.5x6.7mm along with a weight of 115 grams. It comes built with Accelerometer, gyro, compass, proximity and heart rate sensors.

Processor and OS

Inside, Galaxy Alpha packs an Android 4.4.4 KitKat operating system and Quad-core 1.8GHz Cortex -A15 which delivers smooth app performance and do multiple things easily. It is coupled with a 2GB RAM for sufficient amount of room for the data that require fast access.

Camera and Storage

To let you capture precious moments of your life, it comes equipped with an auto-focus 12MP rear camera and 2.1MP front camera. The highest resolution you can set for the pictures is 4608x2592 pixels and for the front shots 1600x1200 pixels. Other features offered with camera are digital zoom, LED flash, virtual tour, Selective focus and High Dynamic Range. To store data, it comes loaded with an internal memory of 32GB and it also allows you to store unlimited contacts. But it does not support microSD card.

Connectivity and Battery

For the user connectivity, the phone has EDGE, GPRS and Wi-Fi that keep you connect with others. It has Bluetooth for wireless data sharing along with USB cable for the PC connectivity. To navigate direction it also facilitates you NFC. The battery ticking inside the phone is of 1860 mAh unit that delivers long hours back up.


For the messaging purpose, this phone offers SMS, MMS, Push Mail and IM service. It also has 3.5mm Jack which connect you with music system. But this phone lacks FM Radio. Other features of the phone includes document viewer, voice memo/dial commands, drop-box and active noise cancellation with dedicated mic.

Shades and Price

Samsung Galaxy Alpha comes in total five color options including Charcoal Black, Sleek Silver, Dazzling White, Scuba Blue and Frosted Gold. You can buy it at Rs. 37,277 (approx., may vary) from any Samsung store.

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