Samsung Galaxy S5 vs Galaxy Alpha
Comparison , GalaxyS5 , smart phones / November 6, 2014

Can’t seem to choose between the Samsung Galaxy S5 and Galaxy Alpha? While both devices are impressive in their own right, there are some notable differences between the two that shouldn’t be overlooked. So before you make a hastily purchase, check our side-by-side comparison below to determine which one is best suited for your needs. Display The Galaxy S5 features a bold 5.1″ Super AMOLED display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 for protection. The Galaxy Alpha is roughly 18% smaller, measuring just 4.7″. Granted, that’s not an enormous difference, but fans of big screens will probably prefer the Galaxy S5. Resolution In terms of display resolution, the Galaxy S5 is the clear winner between the two. It delivers an impressive 1920 x 1080 resolution at 432 ppi, whereas the Galaxy Alpha delivers just 1280 x 720 pixel resolution at 312 ppi. Water Resistance Arguably, one of the greatest features of the Samsung Galaxy S5 is its IP6/7 dust and water-resistance shell. While I don’t recommend leaving your handset submerged in water for long periods of time, it’s nice to know that it will withstand such abuse should it occur. Now for the bad news, Samsung nixed the IP6/7 shell in…

Why Is Samsung Dragging Its Feet With the Galaxy Alpha?
News , smart phones / October 14, 2014

We’ve known about Samsung’s premium smartphone for months now. The device was originally rumored to be named the “Galaxy Prime,” but recent reports suggest it will be called the “Galaxy Alpha.” What we don’t know, however, is when exactly Samsung plans to release it, or why they are taking so long. This year, we’ve seen an influx in smartphones with large screens that teeter on the line of being called a phablet. The Galaxy S5, for instance, boasts an impressive 5.1″ display, and Apple announced that both the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus would feature larger display screens. So, what size screen will Samsung include in its upcoming Galaxy Alpha? According to, the Galaxy Alpha will have a slightly smaller 4.7″ Super AMOLED display with 720 by 1280-pixel. What truly makes the Galaxy Alpha stand out from the rest, however, is its physical design. It may have a smaller display screen with a lower pixel resolution, but the overall body design is quiet impressive to say the least. At just 6.7 mm, it’s the thinnest smartphone manufactured by Samsung — even thinner than the Galaxy S5. In addition to its sleek and slim design, the Galaxy Alpha also…

Samsung Galaxy Alpha May Launch This Week
GalaxyS5 , News , smart phones / August 12, 2014

If you’re holding out for the Galaxy Alpha, you may be in luck, because sources reveal Samsung is planning to launch the variant this week. The Galaxy Alpha, previous dubbed the Galaxy F and Galaxy Prime, will boast an entirely new body design (see photo above). Normally, Samsung aims for a sleek, thin design with rounded corners — a standard among major smartphone manufacturers. The Galaxy Alpha takes a different approach, however, as it’s noticeably thicker with squared-off corners. Even so, reports suggest the Galaxy Alpha is still thinner than the Apple iPhone 5S, striking another win for Samsung in its battle against Apple. Leaked photos of the Galaxy Alpha also reveal a new material used in the design of its body. The current Galaxy S5 launch-edition features an all-plastic body, which is both lightweight and durable. However, critics claim the all-plastic body is somewhat cheap and doesn’t coincide with Samsung’s objective of producing cutting-edge smartphones and mobile devices. Will the Galaxy Alpha use an all-metal body instead? Based on the leaked photos, it appears it will use at least some metal parts in its body (possibly aluminum?). Whether or not it’s an all-metal body, however, remains to be seen….