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Samsung Galaxy Alpha (2014) review

The detailed specifications, photos and introductory video of the Samsung Galaxy Alpha (SM-G850). The list of the competitors most often compared to the Samsung Galaxy Alpha smartphone.

Samsung Galaxy Alpha / SM-G850

The Samsung Galaxy Alpha (SM-G850) smartphone released in 2014. It is powered by Exynos 5 Octa 5430 chipset, 2 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal storage.

The Samsung Galaxy Alpha runs on Android OS v4.4.4 (KitKat) out of the box. It comes with a Li-Ion 1860 mAh battery. It features a 4.7 inches AMOLED display with 720 x 1280 px resolution. The AMOLED technology is widely used for smartphones because of their gorgeous color reproduction abilities and very deep blacks.

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Samsung Galaxy Alpha (SM-G850) specifications

Brand
Samsung
Name
Galaxy Alpha
Type
SM-G850
Launch
2014

Body

Weight
115 g
Dimensions
132.4 x 65.5 x 6.7 mm
Colors
charcoal black
dazzling white
frosted gold
scuba blue
sleek silver
SIM type
Nano SIM

System

The Samsung Galaxy Alpha runs on Android OS v4.4.4 (KitKat) out of the box, but the Galaxy Alpha's firmware can be upgraded to a newer version of OS.

OS
Android OS v4.4.4 (KitKat)
Chipset
Exynos 5 Octa 5430
CPU
Octa-core, Quad-core 1.8 GHz Cortex-A15, Quad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A7
GPU
Mali-T628 MP6

Display

Screen size is measured in inches, diagonally from corner to corner. The 4.7 inches Super AMOLED capacitive touch screen with 720 x 1280 px resolution is multitouch capable.

Technology
Super AMOLED
Size
4.7 inches
Resolution
720 x 1280 px
Multitouch
yes

Memory

The smartphone's memory (2 GB) cannot be expanded.

RAM
2 GB
Internal storage
32 GB
External storage
no

Camera

The camera of the Samsung Galaxy Alpha is equipped with autofocus. Autofocus is a camera feature that fine-tunes the focus of the camera, it is a nice feature of this smartphone.

Front camera
2.1 MP
Rear camera
12 MP
4608 x 2592 px
autofocus
Flash
LED

Connectivity

Galaxy Alpha is 3G and 4G capable. This smartphone has a built-in GPS receiver. GPS is a satellite based navigation system that allows the determination of the exact geographical location on Earth. The Galaxy Alpha comes with Near Field Communications (NFC) functionality for transferring content with other NFC-enabled devices. This Samsung smartphone doesn't have FM radio receiver.

GSM
850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
Network
2G / 3G / 4G
WLAN
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth
v4.0, A2DP, LE
GPS
A-GPS, GLONASS
NFC
yes
FM radio
no
USB
microUSB 2.0
Audio
3.5 mm jack

Battery

The Li-Ion 1860 mAh battery gives the smartphone a good battery backup. This is a low maintenance battery. No periodic discharge is needed and charging can be done at random.

Type
Li-Ion 1860 mAh

Features

The smartphone sensors measure physical quantities and transmit them to the application processor. The phones's accelerometer is a built-in electronic component that measures tilt and motion. A fingerprint sensor is one of the easiest and most secure ways to protect your smartphone. The proximity sensor detects when a user is holding the phone near their face during a call and turns off the display to prevent keypad presses and battery consumption from the display.

Sensors
accelerometer
compass
fingerprint
gyroscope
heart rate
proximity
Specials
Corning Gorilla Glass 4

Links

Official site
http://www.samsung.com/

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Samsung Galaxy Alpha (SM-G850) pictures

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