Samsung Galaxy Alpha Review: Conclusion

November 19, 2014 by Jeff Dunn Reads (4,195)
Editor's Rating

Ratings Breakdown (1-10)

    • Service, Warranty & Support
    • 6.5
    • Ease of Use
    • 6.5
    • Design
    • 6.5
    • Performance
    • 6.5
    • Value
    • 6.5
    • Total Score:
    • 6.50
    • Rating 1 to 10, top score 10

Conclusion

Samsung Galaxy Alpha

Samsung Galaxy Alpha

The Galaxy Alpha is a positive development for Samsung, but it’s not the evolution in quality that its upgrades would suggest. Its acceptance of higher-quality materials is welcome, but too much of its design is rooted in the blander Galaxy phones of the past. It is one of the few 4.7-inch phones with flagship-level performance, but its display is marred by inferior tech. Its software is a mess, relatively speaking, and many of the things it does do well are immediately countered by the fact that it’s overpriced by at least $100.

The Alpha deserves praise for being a capable Android phone that’s eminently usable with one hand, and its familiar design makes it a good choice for iPhone users who want to leave iOS, but its promise is better than its product. Look to the Xperia Z3 Compact or last year’s Moto X instead.


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