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Hands-On: Samsung Galaxy Alpha

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bluecoyote

Sep 5, 2014, 8:23 PM

Translation to English

"Samsung has long been bashed for using what many describe as cheap plastics in its phones. I've complained about this myself, and I stand by those criticisms. Devices such as the Galaxy S series (S though S5) could have been much more appealing had Samsung put a little more effort into crafting certain aspects of the phone. With the Alpha, Samsung finally shows us that it can do better. "

Translation: Samsung phones have felt like garbage because they're made of junky, happy meal toy materials.


"I am not going to say that Samsung copied any specific device or manufacturer's design, but there's something familiar about this particular choice. "

Translation: They ripped off the iPhone and made the minimum choices their legal decide...
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>>Translation: Samsung phones have felt like garbage because they're made of junky, happy meal toy materials.

Translation: Samsung phones are more durable that iPhones; and I'm jealous. So, I bash them.

>>Translation: They ripped off the iPhone ...
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Zpike

Sep 5, 2014, 10:33 AM

I don't get it and I never will

If anything, I find the white edges with the silver band obnoxious. It's a distracting contrast from the gray and whatever colors may be on the actual screen. I find it jarring and disturbing. The contrast with the rear cover is even worse. The color palette on this device is far from uniform or pleasing. If this is what a premium device is supposed to look like, I don't want one. Plus they gimped the specs back so far this isn't even a viable consideration for any power user. Samsung should stick to making powerful devices that actually do something. I'd be surprised if very many of these sell.
I think it will sell, its Sammy's "Premium" model, and the "premium" model always sells, even if its something as stupid as a champagne color they are calling gold.

They don't spec out this phone because they are still making a hefty profit by recy...
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"obnoxious"? It's a phone! Not a little kid! You sound like one of those sorts of people who is easily annoyed!
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robertkoa

Sep 5, 2014, 11:35 AM

Alpha, A1000,

The Alpha is pretty, and cool but ultimately at the Top of Samsung Range we want:

Alpha Pro or A1000- thicker Device 9 or 10 mm thick to enable larger Battery, SD Card.
4.7" Screen with Powerful SOC Exynos Octacore, 3 GIG RAM, Camera from Note 4.
Compact Flagship- don't worry about a few millimeters thicker and an ounce or 2 heavier.
Still Pocket Sized, and Professionals, Artists , and Athletes can bench press 6 ounces, I checked.
So Alpha Pro or A1000 a Flagship Compact.

Then Galaxy S6 Metal with all the latest features of the Galaxy Series in these new , more Durable Metal Frames. Plastic Back is OK - better reception, disregard reviewers.

Note 4- You have this now.

So- we want Three Flagships at the Top the Compact Alpha P...
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