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Samsung Galaxy Alpha or Samsung Galaxy S5: which one is the best buy?

Samsung has been capitalizing on its Galaxy brand and launching numerous devices in this brand name therefore. Another addition to its lineup is the new Galaxy Alpha which is the talk of the town at the moment. The experts consider it as a premium quality smartphone and it is expected to break the existing sales records of the previous smartphones launched by the South Korean phone maker.samsung-galaxy-alpha-galaxy-s5

Samsung Galaxy Alpha has been announced just yesterday and it is making a huge hype in the market. The price and the release date have also been assigned by the South Korean phone makers and it is considered to be the most anticipated smartphone by the company this year.


The best feature of Samsung Galaxy Alpha proves to be its ‘metallic’ frame which is quite sporty indeed. The thickness of this device is also making the rounds in the market, which measured at 6.7 mm. However, the question that is bothering most of the Samsung fans is whether they should opt for Galaxy S5 or Samsung Galaxy Alpha. We will now compare both the devices and make it easier to select one of them to purchase.

Samsung Galaxy has been in the market for a few months now and is making good sales for the South Korean phone maker. Samsung Galaxy Alpha on the other hand will be released next month and the first destination for the device would be Russia and it would then be distributed worldwide in more than 150 countries. It will definitely give great competition to Apple iPhone 6. There is simply no doubt about the notion.

Some of the stronger points of Samsung Galaxy Alpha lay in its processor. It packs an octa-core processor, which is good enough for multi-tasking. The metallic frame also adds an extra touch to the device. The best part about Samsung Galaxy Alpha is that it will be offered at a very low price compared to the other high range devices in the market.

When stacked up against Samsung Galaxy S5, Samsung Galaxy Alpha scores way over it. Samsung Galaxy Alpha possesses a microSD card slot with a 35 percent higher ppi (pixel density) along with an infrared blaster. It is also dust and water-resistant.

Quick Specs of Samsung Galaxy Alpha:

  • Processor: Exynos 5 Octa 5430a chipset (Exynos 5 Octa 5430aQuad-core 1.8 GHz Cortex-A15 & quad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A7)
  • Camera: 12 MP (dual camera), 4128 x 3096 pixels primary camera and 2.1MP front camera.
  • RAM and memory: 2GB RAM with 32GB internal storage space.
  • Display: 720 x 1280 pixels, 4.7 inches Super AMOLED display (~312 ppi pixel density).
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth V4.0, Wi-Fi, HSDPA, HUSPA, LTE-A and NFC.
  • Battery: 1,860mAh Li-Ion battery.


To our opinion Samsung Galaxy Alpha is the hot pick this season and if you are planning to buy a piece of Samsung Galaxy S5 you should better wait for Samsung Galaxy Alpha to arrive the market and make a wise decision over it. You can see the specifications comparison here.

About David Mayor

Writer and editor of The Next Digit Media, he takes care of iOS, Apple, Mac and other gadgets. He worked at Apple Inc, before joining to TND Media. He was graduated in Bachelor of Journalism & Mass Communication Degree from Cambridge University. All posts by David

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