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Samsung Galaxy Alpha / Samsung Galaxy SM-G850F

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1838 reviews of Samsung Galaxy Alpha / Samsung Galaxy SM-G850F. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Views about the design and portability are on the whole positive. The performance and usability are also appreciated. There are some mixed comments about the social networking functionality and reception, and many are negative about the connectivity and battery.

size, usability, performance, portability, design

battery, connectivity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Samsung Galaxy Alpha / Samsung Galaxy SM-G850F is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Samsung Galaxy Alpha / Samsung Galaxy SM-G850F

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 82 user reviews of Samsung Galaxy Alpha / Samsung Galaxy SM-G850F from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. Comments about the price and design are on the whole positive. The screen and portability also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the reliability, and views are divided on the battery.

performance, portability, screen, design, price

reliability

90% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Nov, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Samsung Galaxy Alpha / Samsung Galaxy SM-G850F

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 310 user reviews of Samsung Galaxy Alpha / Samsung Galaxy SM-G850F from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the price and usability. The size and performance also get good views, whereas there are some mixed views about the reliability. Many are negative about the GPS navigation.

portability, performance, size, usability, price

GPS navigation

91% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Nov, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Samsung Galaxy Alpha / Samsung Galaxy SM-G850F

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of Samsung Galaxy Alpha / Samsung Galaxy SM-G850F from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.ca. Reviewers are impressed by the performance.

performance

100% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

Nov, 2019

Expert review by : Michael Sawh (trustedreviews.com)

Samsung Galaxy Alpha

 

The Galaxy Alpha was the first step in Samsung's transition to metal phones. It's not metal and glass like the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge, it's more like the Galaxy Note 4 – a metal edge with a plastic back cover. So it hasn't opted for an entirely metal...

Slim, lightweight design ; HDR camera mode really impresses ; Plenty of power

No microSD card slot ; Battery life less than S5 and S5 Mini ; Pricey

May, 2015

Expert review by : Max Parker (t3.com)

Samsung Galaxy Alpha review

 

With plenty of metal and glass, the Alpha has its eye on the iPhone 6

Premium finish ; Highly powered ; Feels great in hand

Dodgy display ; TouchWiz is a pain ; Inconsistent battery

Jan, 2015

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Samsung Galaxy Alpha review

 

It's Android for main course, aluminium on the side in the Galaxy Alpha

Loads of power - we mean, LOADS ; Very good camera ; The feel of real metal

Lower screen res reveals PenTile screen issues ; Battery life could be better ; Quite pricey

A smaller phone with zero compromise power but battery life could be better. And where’s the waterproofing?

Sep, 2014

Expert review by : Luke Edwards (pocket-lint.com)

Samsung Galaxy Alpha review

 

Samsung's first truly premium quality phone, the Galaxy Alpha, has arrived. Has Samsung got everything perfect for those people looking for a bit more luxury in their smartphone? Could it even be the replacement for the S5 flagship smartphone? The...

Lightweight, quality build, fast camera, rich screen colours

Still a plastic back, 720p screen doesn't match competition, price

The Galaxy Alpha is the highest quality smartphone from Samsung yet thanks to its metal frame, lightweight build and slim design. Some will find the plastic back and 720p resolution screen too inferior compared to the competition, even if the £549...

Sep, 2014

Expert review by : Jon Mundy (techradar.com)

Samsung Galaxy Alpha review

 

Enticingly sleek Samsung handset with its eye on the iPhone 6

Classy design ; Lightweight body ; Blistering performance ; 4.7-inch display well-sized and bright ; Good camera

No microSD ; Fiddly finger sensor ; 720p display not quite as sharp as it could be ; TouchWiz UI still inferior to stock Android ; Battery life underwhelming

Samsung has created its most desirable and balanced phone yet, though there is a price to pay.

Jan, 2015

Expert review by : David Ludlow (expertreviews.co.uk)

Samsung Galaxy Alpha review - still a desirable smartphone

 

Excellent build quality, great performance and an amazing screen, the Samsung Galaxy Alpha is all you'd want from an Android phone

The Galaxy Alpha was a huge step forwards for Samsung, a trailblazer for its new metal chassis designs, in much the same way that the Galaxy Note Edge was a test run for curved screens. But while the Note was quickly seen as an oddity, the Galaxy Alpha...

Jun, 2015

Expert review by : Chris Martin (techadvisor.co.uk)

Samsung Galaxy Alpha review

 

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Feb, 2015

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Expert review by : Marie Brewis (techadvisor.co.uk)

Samsung Galaxy Alpha review: Can Samsung do iPhone better than Apple?

 

This really is the Samsung iPhone, and the South Korean firm has done a fantastic job of it. By putting build quality before specification it has produced a truly desirable, premium phone with a mid-range price. And still the Samsung Galaxy Alpha is...

Jan, 2015

Expert review by : Alex Todd (recombu.com)

Samsung Galaxy Alpha Review: In Depth

 

What's this, metal, on a Samsung? Surely not! But that's exactly what old Sammy has finally decided to do. It's taken the plunge and given...

Strong, lightweight design ; Good performance ; Great battery life ; Compact

Expensive ; Non-expandable memory ; Plastic back cheapens design ; Temperamental fingerprint sensor

Whilst there are certainly problems with the Alpha it’s a sort of sidestep in the right direction for Samsung – a well-balanced performance smartphone that serves as another fantastic Android alternative to Apple’s iPhone 6 alongside the likes of the.

Oct, 2014

Expert review by : Andrew Hoyle (cnet.co.uk)

Samsung Galaxy Alpha review

 

The Samsung Galaxy S5 has everything you'd demand from a top-end phone -- a stunning full-HD display, powerful quad-core processor and an awesome camera. It's constructed entirely out of plastic however, which often draws criticism for feeling cheap,...

The Samsung Galaxy Alpha's metal frame makes it the most luxurious feeling Galaxy phone to date. Its more compact size makes it comfortable to use, it has loads of power and its camera is great.

It has a disappointingly low-resolution screen, which is a particular shame given the extremely high price of the phone. It loses the waterproofing of the S5 and there's no microSD card slot for expanding the storage either.

If you love the high-end tech Samsung crams into its phones but hate the plastic bodies, the Galaxy Alpha may well be the phone for you. Its processor and camera perform brilliantly, while its compact 4.7-inch size makes it very comfortable to hold and...

Sep, 2014

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