Samsung Galaxy Alpha: got £500 lying around?

Samsung Galaxy Alpha: got £500 lying around?It seems like ages since Samsung announced the Galaxy Alpha, such has been the avalanche of new phones introduced in the past month.

But it's time to check back in on the metal-bodied beauty, and look at what it'll cost you when it hits the shelves on Friday.

And let's not waste any time in calling a spade a very expensive spade: a SIM-free price tag of £500-£550 (depends where you look) is massively expensive for what the Galaxy Alpha offers.

We're talking a sub-1080p resolution, a mid-range 12MP camera, an Exynos octa-core processor (OK, that's decent enough), 2GB of RAM, a non-expandable 32GB of storage and just 1860mAh battery.

That's a pretty serious premium Samsung is expecting people to pay just to get a chassis made from the same material most of its rivals are already using.

If you go the contract route you're talking around £33-£35 a month for two years to avoid having to pay anything up front.

Those sort of figures might not hold up so well when Apple does its thing later today.

Via GSMArena

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JanSt / MOD  Sep. 9, 2014 at 15:19

That battery... Excellent. LOL

krogothnx  Sep. 9, 2014 at 16:27

As much as i want to hate on this... everything about this probably isn't far off what the iPhone 6 will offer, on paper.

JanSt / MOD  Sep. 9, 2014 at 17:37

Some truth to it. But - touch wood - the iPhone won't have Touchwiz. And it'll hopefully have a better cam and wallpaper

matt101101 / MOD  Sep. 9, 2014 at 19:45

F*ck off, Samsung, no-one is paying £500+ for this. Yes, it might be similar to the iPhone 6 on paper, but on paper is irrelevant in the real world.

JanSt / MOD  Sep. 9, 2014 at 19:47

^ what he said.

JanSt / MOD  Sep. 9, 2014 at 19:49

It IS ridiculous. £500 buys you a beautifully crafted, TouchWiz-free Lumia 930 & a Moto G...
Of course, relatively few people buy sim-free phones. So, carrier-subsidised this thing may actually sell a few times.


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