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Samsung Galaxy Alpha / Samsung Galaxy SM-G850F

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1892 reviews of Samsung Galaxy Alpha / Samsung Galaxy SM-G850F. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People are impressed by the design and portability. The performance and usability also get good comments. Some have doubts about the connectivity and battery, while the social networking functionality and reception get mixed opinions.

size, usability, performance, portability, design

battery, connectivity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Samsung Galaxy Alpha / Samsung Galaxy SM-G850F is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Samsung Galaxy Alpha / Samsung Galaxy SM-G850F

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 82 user reviews of Samsung Galaxy Alpha / Samsung Galaxy SM-G850F from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the price and design. The screen and portability also get good feedback, but some have doubts about the reliability. Opinions are divided on the battery.

performance, portability, screen, design, price

reliability

90% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

May, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Samsung Galaxy Alpha / Samsung Galaxy SM-G850F

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 310 user reviews of Samsung Galaxy Alpha / Samsung Galaxy SM-G850F from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the price and usability. The size and performance also get good feedback, but opinions are divided on the reliability. Some have doubts about the GPS navigation.

portability, performance, size, usability, price

GPS navigation

91% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

May, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Samsung Galaxy Alpha / Samsung Galaxy SM-G850F

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of Samsung Galaxy Alpha / Samsung Galaxy SM-G850F from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.ca. People are impressed by the performance.

performance

100% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

May, 2019

Expert review by (engadget.com)

Samsung Galaxy Alpha review: Samsung's most beautiful phone yet

 

The Alpha is Samsung's first phone with a metal frame, and it's the most aesthetically pleasing Galaxy phone we've ever seen. Unfortunately, it's priced at a premium and doesn't have the same set of features that you can get on the Galaxy S5 for the...

Beautiful and elegant ; Wonderful performance ; Compact size makes it comfortable, easy to use

Priced too high ; Lacks several features found in the Galaxy S5 ; Battery life is nothing special

As beautiful as the Galaxy Alpha may be, its price leads to its ultimate downfall. The only reason you'd want to pick this over the Galaxy S5, which is available for a similar price, is that you prefer a smaller size or more solid build. But even then,...

Oct, 2014

Expert review by : GSMArena team (gsmarena.com)

Samsung Galaxy Alpha review: Galaxy reboot

 

Utilitarian Samsung has finally put on their premium hat to produce a device with more refined looks and manageable size to match the upcoming iPhone 6. An Android super mini and an iPhone 6 competitor, the Alpha puts aluminum back in Samsung's design...

Metal frame, 6.7mm slim, 115g of weight ; LTE connectivity (Cat. 6, 300Mbps downlink) ; 4.7" 1280 x 720 Super AMOLED display with 312 ppi pixel density ; Android OS v4.4 KitKat with TouchWiz UI ; Octa-core processor (1.3 GHz Cortex-A7 + 1.8GHz...

Low battery capacity ; Still plenty of plastic in the design ; Non-expandable storage ; No TV-Out option (no MHL or SlimPort) ; Not water resistant (like the S5 mini or Z1 Compact)

The Samsung Galaxy Alpha is a brilliant addition to the Galaxy line. Not quite an alpha dog but a starry-eyed pup, dreaming of leaving its own legacy. What if they dropped the "Galaxy" moniker and just called it "Samsung Alpha"?

Aug, 2014

Expert review by : GSM Arena (gsmarena.com)

Samsung Galaxy Alpha preview: First look

 

The Samsung Galaxy Alpha is a surprising change in the Samsung product strategy. It certainly has many of the Galaxy S5 key selling features, while staking on more premium material such as aluminum. But it's not another flagship, no, it's rather an...

Aug, 2014

Expert review by : Vlad Savov (theverge.com)

Samsung Galaxy Alpha review

 

Samsung puts on its designer suit

Metal frame marks a huge design improvement ; Feels smaller and lighter than it is ; Does most things well

Disappointing display ; Battery life is merely adequate ; Android without Samsung software is better than Android with it

Sep, 2014

Expert review by (cnet.com)

Samsung Galaxy Alpha ( charcoal black)

 

The Galaxy Alpha is Samsung's way of shutting up those moaners by packing an octa-core or quad-core processor, the latest Android KitKat software and a great camera -- not to mention the heart-rate and fingerprint scanners lifted from the S5 -- into a...

The Samsung Galaxy Alpha's metal frame makes it the most luxurious feeling Galaxy phone to date. Its more compact size makes it comfortable to use, it has loads of power and its camera is great.

It has a disappointingly low-resolution screen, which is a particular shame given the extremely high price of the phone. It loses the waterproofing of the S5 and there's no microSD card slot for expanding the storage either.

If you love the high-end tech Samsung crams into its phones but hate the plastic bodies, the Galaxy Alpha may well be the phone for you. Its processor and camera perform brilliantly, while its compact 4.7-inch size makes it very comfortable to hold and...

Sep, 2014

Expert review by : Andrew Hoyle (cnet.com)

Samsung ditches the plastic look with the Galaxy Alpha

 

The Samsung Galaxy Alpha packs impressive innards into a luxurious metal frame.

The Samsung Galaxy Alpha's metal frame makes it the most luxurious feeling Galaxy phone to date. Its more compact size makes it comfortable to use, it has loads of power and its camera is great.

It has a disappointingly low-resolution screen, which is a particular shame given the extremely high price of the phone. It loses the waterproofing of the S5 and there's no microSD card slot for expanding the storage either.

If you love the high-end tech Samsung crams into its phones but hate the plastic bodies, the Galaxy Alpha may well be the phone for you. Its processor and camera perform brilliantly, while its compact 4.7-inch size makes it very comfortable to hold and...

Sep, 2014

Expert review by : Laptop Mag (laptopmag.com)

Samsung Galaxy Alpha

 

Attractive metal design; Strong performance; Light and compact ; Expensive for feature set; Below-average battery life; No microSD Card slot ; Samsung shines with the Galaxy Alpha's premium metal design, but its features don't match the price tag.

Expensive for feature set; Below-average battery life; No microSD Card slot ; Samsung shines with the Galaxy Alpha's premium metal design, but its features don't match the price tag.

Samsung shines with the Galaxy Alpha's premium metal design, but its features don't match the price tag.

Oct, 2014

Expert review by : Michael Moser (notebookcheck.net)

Samsung Galaxy Alpha SM-G850F Smartphone Review

 

Alpha leader. Samsung only used plastic even for its premium line in the past. This is now different, and it launches its Galaxy Alpha smartphone with an aluminum bezel. The phone places a claim on the smartphone crown with its strong components, but...

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...

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

Samsung launches a strong piece of hardware in the competitive high-end market with its Galaxy Alpha. Though it adheres to Samsung's own Galaxy S5, clear concessions have to be made in comparison. The refined manufacturing process of the new casing and...

Oct, 2014

Expert review by : Reviewboard Magazine (reviewboard.com)

AT&T Samsung Galaxy Alpha Review

 

You are probably wondering why our review is so much different than the reviews that have basically been regurgitated around the Internet. Once “Engadget” says something is good it seems like all the review sheeple get in line to baaahhh. Ok, I'm not...

Jun, 2015

Expert review by : Mark Peters (letsgodigital.org)

Samsung Galaxy Alpha

 

Samsung Galaxy Alpha Android smartphone : Samsung Mobile unveiled its new design approach with the Galaxy Alpha. The latest addition to Samsung's Galaxy smartphone line, the new Galaxy Alpha smartphone features a sophisticated design in a carefully...

Availability of optional Galaxy Alpha accessories may differ depending on the country. Please visit the Samsung site in your country for more information. As soon as we receive a test sample, we will put this smartphone to the test and publish a...

Aug, 2014
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