The Samsung Galaxy Alpha has been unveiled a few weeks ago, and we had a chance to try it out. This new Galaxy Alpha comes with a 4.7-inch Super AMOLED screen, the same type of display that you will find in new Galaxy Tab S. It has a resolution of 1280 x 720 (313 ppi pixel density). By the looks its comparable to the iPhone 5S and we know for sure everyone is going to call it “iPhone killer”, although we don’t like that description.
For the first preview, you can check how it’s display looks outdoors in direct sunlight, you can see some front and back camera samples, and also an AnTuTu Benchmark test we did.
Check our hands-on preview video:
Front camera video sample from the back 2 MP camera. This video sample is in 1080p.
12 MP back camera video sample is recorded in 1080p, but the device can also record 2160p (or 4K) :
Display quality outdoors in direct sunlight with maximum brightness on automatic display brightness settings looks very good, but not as good as on Galaxy S5. You can check the video below to see this 4.7 inch (312 ppi) Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen (16M colors) in direct sunlight.
We also run the AnTuTu Benchmark test, and it scored astonishing 38.275 points, almost never droping frame rate below 50 fps, with maximum 57 fps on this 720p resolution. All this is thanks to the 2GB of RAM, and the Exynos 5 Octa 5430 chipset that has a Quad-core 1.8 GHz Cortex-A15 CPU, while graphics is run by Mali-T628 MP6 GPU.
We absolutely love Galaxy Alpha aluminum (metal) frame. Build quality is something you have not seen before on Samsung devices, and all the other features look and feel premium. No question that this is one of the best Samsung phones in the last four years. Android OS finally got a decent competitor to the iPhone! We sure hope it’s Li-Ion 1860 mAh battery won’t be as bad as on iPhone 5.
Samsung said Galaxy Alpha will be available at the beginning of September 2014.