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Sep 5, 2014, 8:23 PM
over in the "Hands-On: Samsung Galaxy Alpha" discussion:

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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Sep 5, 2014, 10:33 AM
over in the "Hands-On: Samsung Galaxy Alpha" discussion:

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.
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Sep 5, 2014, 11:35 AM
over in the "Hands-On: Samsung Galaxy Alpha" discussion:

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...

Aug 13, 2014, 10:20 AM
over in the "Samsung Refreshes Its Design Language with Galaxy Alpha" discussion:

720p display?

Way to swing for the fences with this, Samsung.
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Rusty Shackleford

Aug 15, 2014, 1:47 AM
over in the "Samsung Refreshes Its Design Language with Galaxy Alpha" discussion:

People don't need a thinner phone. They need better battery life

People don't need a thinner phone. They need better battery life. Seriously, who the f cares how thin their phone is?

I would love to see someone perform a test to see if people really notice a 1mm, 2mm, or even 5mm difference in thickness.

Know what people do notice? The bulk of keeping a charger with them. They notice ensuring that they are within 3' of an outlet when they leave home. They notice that morning when they realized they forgot to put their phone on the charger the night before. THAT'S the kind of stuff they notice, but it doesn't generate the OOooohs and AAAAAaaahs in tech demos when the slobbering tech media reviews the prototype..

When manufacturers improve the performance of a battery they shrink the thing so...
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Doom Wolf

Aug 13, 2014, 9:15 AM
over in the "Samsung Refreshes Its Design Language with Galaxy Alpha" discussion:

It's like an improved iPhone

No microSD card support? I'm disappointed, Samsung.
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