Samsung Galaxy Alpha S801

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Galaxy Alpha S801


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Key Specifications See full specifications
OS Android OS, v4.4.4 (KitKat)
Shades Charcoal Black, Sleek Silver, Dazzling White, Frosted Gold, Scuba Blue
Battery Li-Ion 1860 mAh
Rear Camera 12 MP
Front Camera 2.1 MP
Primary Rear Camera 12 MP, 4128x3096 pixels, Digital Zoom, Autofocus, LED flash
Display Size 4.7 inch
Internal Storage 32 GB
Processor Quad-core, 2.5 GHz Krait 400
Our Ratings
Ease of Use
Value For Money
Quick Facts & Price
Announced Aug, 2014
Form Factor Bar
Released Sep, 2014
Languages English
Note For East Asia, Southeast Asia Also known as Samsung Galaxy Alfa, Samsung SM-G850
OS Android OS, v4.4.4 (KitKat)
Box Content Handset, Charger, Headset, USB cable, Battery, Warranty card, User manual
Shades Charcoal Black, Sleek Silver, Dazzling White, Frosted Gold, Scuba Blue
Processor & Sound
Graphics Processor Adreno 330
Chipset Qualcomm MSM8974AC Snapdragon 801
Processor Quad-core, 2.5 GHz Krait 400
Auto Focus
Camera Flash LED
Rear Camera 12 MP
Digital Zoom
Face Detection
Camera Resolution 4128x3096 pixels
Front Camera 2.1 MP
Resolution (Front) 1600x1200 pixels
Smile Detection
Touch Focus
Video Resolution 2160p @ 30fps, 1080p @ 60fps, 720p @ 120fps
Camera Features HDR, Panorama
Primary Rear Camera 12 MP, 4128x3096 pixels, Digital Zoom, Autofocus, LED flash
Display Colours 16 Million
Pixels Per Inch Density 312 ppi
Screen Protection TBD
Display Resolution (H) 720 pixels
Display Resolution (V) 1280 pixels
Display Size 4.7 inch
Display Type Super AMOLED
Display Features Capacitive touchscreen
RAM & Storage
Call Log
Internal Storage 32 GB
Memory Card No
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
Talktime (3G) Up to 13 hours
Stand-by (3G) Up to 312 hours
Music Playback Up to 59 hours
Battery Li-Ion 1860 mAh
Internet & Connectivity
ANT+ Support
Bluetooth v4.0, A2DP, EDR, LE
Browser HTML5
GPS with GLONASS, Beidou
SIM Type Nano-SIM
USB microUSB v2.0
2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
3G Network HSDPA 2100 MHz
4G Network LTE 700 MHz
Networks 2G + 3G + 4G
Data Speed HSDPA, 42 Mbps, HSUPA; LTE-A, Cat6, 300 Mbps DL, 50 Mbps UL
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot
Alarm Clock
Noise Cancellation
Fingerprint Scanner Fingerprint sensor (PayPal certified)
Java via Java MIDP emulator
Office Applications Document viewer
SNS Integration
Voice Dialing
Voice Memo
3.5mm Jack/Port
Radio No
Image/Video Editor
Image Viewer
Music Player
Video Player
Video Recording
Voice Recording
Ringtones MP3, WAV
Predictive Text Input
T9 Dictionary
Messaging SMS, MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM
Social Networking Facebook, Twitter
Accelerometer Sensor
Gyro Sensor
Proximity Sensor
Other Sensors Heart Rate

Samsung Galaxy Alpha S801 Review

22 Dec, 14 04:04 PM


High-End Performer With Adequate Power
By Amrit

Galaxy Alpha is one of the most beautiful smartphones launched by the Samsung. It was announced in August 2014 and was released in September, 2014. It has adequate power under the hood to offer a seamless performance while playing HD games. It is an interested product for those who tired of company's plastic phones. The features and specifications are mentioned below:

Display and Dimensions

It features a 4.7 inch super AMOLED display with a resolution of 1280x720 pixels and a pixel density of 312 ppi which delivers crisp and vibrant visuals. It carries a sophisticated outlook without comprising on the functionality. The rear side is surrounded by real metal along with soft touch plastic makes it easy to hold and carry. Being just 6.7mm thick, Galaxy Alpha is definitely the most meagre Galaxy smartphone till now. It carries a height of 132.4mm, a width of 65.5mm and holds a weight of 115 grams.

Processor and Operating System

The Galaxy Alpha S801 is boosted by a 2.5 GHz Quad- core Krait 400 processor loaded on Qualcomm MSM8974AC Snapdragon 801 chipset. It is backed by 2GB RAM and manages rich graphics with the Adreno 330 GPU. The smartphone runs the Android v4.4.4 KitKat operating system.

Camera and Storage

It flaunts a 12MP rear autofocus shooter which has a resolution of 4128x3096 pixels and is capable to record 2160p videos at 30fps, 1080p at 60fps and 720p at 120fps. It supports features such as face detection, geo-tagging, LED flash and smile detection. On the front side, one can find a 2.1 MP snapper for video calls and selfies. It has inbuilt memory of 32GB devoid of any memory card slot.

Connectivity and Battery

On the connectivity front, it comes equipped with advanced features including 3G, 4G, GPS, Bluetooth, NFC, USB, EDGE, GPRS and Wi-FI. It is powered by a Li-Ion 1860 mAh battery which is rated to deliver a talktime of upto 13 hours and standby time of upto 312 hours on 3G network. It also promises a music playback time of upto 59 hours.

Shades and Price

The Samsung Galaxy Alpha S801 is available in 5 different soothing shades including Scuba Blue, Charcoal Black, Forested Gold, Dazzling White and Sleek Silver. It is priced at Rs. 38900.

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