Samsung Galaxy S5 vs Samsung Galaxy Alpha

Baxteen

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I am seriously confused.

so this is a smaller, metal bodied, round cornered slab device, with a tiny battery and no SD slot? but it has a fingerprint scanner?

so this is an I Phone 5S running android?
 

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"so this is an I Phone 5S running android?"
Why do you rubbish a samsung like this?
 

battletoad

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"so this is an I Phone 5S running android?"
Why do you rubbish a samsung like this?

Well, looking at this phone it seems samsung is rubbishing themselves.

Plus, 1860mAh battery?! My 2600mAh gs4 can hardly last half the day and thats just with me checking the time occasionally on the lockscreen (admittedly stock rom).
 

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My 2600mAh gs4 can hardly last half the day and thats just with me checking the time occasionally on the lockscreen (admittedly stock rom).

Must be due to that bloatware they're renowned for putting on their phones, some of which is likely running in the background.
 

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How do the prices of the two phones compare? There must be compelling reason to buy the Alpha, apart from smaller size
 

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The market is saturated, the manufacturers are running out of ideas
 

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Must be due to that bloatware they're renowned for putting on their phones, some of which is likely running in the background.
Most probably. But I need the screen mirroring for now.

Samsung and software do not go hand in hand. Just look at that Kies crap :sick:
 

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I am seriously confused.

so this is a smaller, metal bodied, round cornered slab device, with a tiny battery and no SD slot? but it has a fingerprint scanner?

so this is an I Phone 5S running android?

I wanted to say the exact same thing but then I read your comment.

I agree 100% with you. This is the real iPhone 5S competitor.
 

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Well, let's hope this time when the phone drops, minor damage will be dealt.

less isn't always more....

tbh I like the metal body. About time Samsung makes their products stronger.
 

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Well, let's hope this time when the phone drops, minor damage will be dealt.

less isn't always more....

tbh I like the metal body. About time Samsung makes their products stronger.

Its definately a much more premium design / build. Now lets get the Note 4 with a metal body.
 

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Plus, 1860mAh battery?! My 2600mAh gs4 can hardly last half the day and thats just with me checking the time occasionally on the lockscreen (admittedly stock rom).

Must be due to that bloatware they're renowned for putting on their phones, some of which is likely running in the background.

A GS4 with a battery in good condition and slightly optimized software settings (stock ROM) should give you about 2 days of battery life with 5 hours screen on time. Get some help to figure out where the issue with your phone might be.
 

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The specs say that the S5 also has an AMOLED display. Is it stripped for the SA market or is this an article fail? This is an important comparison feature and worth getting right.
 

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The specs say that the S5 also has an AMOLED display. Is it stripped for the SA market or is this an article fail? This is an important comparison feature and worth getting right.

Yes, it should read AMOLED for the Galaxy S5.
 
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