Samsung Galaxy S5 vs Galaxy Alpha: Which Smartphone is Better?
Samsung today launched the Galaxy Alpha in India. The design of the Alpha incorporates a metal frame that encases the phone. This design feature was carried on to the Samsung Galaxy Note 4. The phone comes with almost the same features as the Galaxy S5. So we test the specs of both devices to check out which one would be the better device to buy.
|Specs||Galaxy S5||Galaxy Alpha|
|Display||5.1 inch Full HD (432 ppi)||4.7 inch 720p HD (312 ppi)|
|Processor||Exynos 5 Octa 5422 (Quad-core 1.9 GHz Cortex-A15 & quad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A7)||Exynos 5 Octa 5430 (1.8GHz quad-core Cortex A15 + 1.3GHz quad-core Cortex A7)|
|RAM||2 GB||2 GB|
|Storage||16/32 GB||32 GB|
|Expandable up to||128 GB||–|
|Main Camera||16 MP||12 MP|
|Back Camera||2 MP||2.1 MP|
|Battery||2800 mAh||1860 mAh|
|Operating System||Android Kitkat 4.4.2||Android Kitkat v4.4.4|
|Price||Rs. 35,489||Rs. 39.990|
So overall the only major difference between the Galaxy S5 and the Alpha is the LTE capabilities of the Alpha. The Galaxy S5 starts at Rs. 35,489 on Flipkart and comes cheaper than the Alpha. If you are looking for good value for your money, we suggest you get the S5 itself considering the severe shortage of 4G connectivity in India.
Also the S5 gives you upto 128 GB of expandable storage whereas the Alpha lacks the feature. So if you were looking for a premier device, the S5 is still a valid purchase. The Galaxy Alpha sure gets style points, but that’s never good enough.