Samsung finally unveiled the Galaxy Alpha on Wednesday, the first of its phones we can think of in recent memory that actually has a metal chassis, but is it better than the Galaxy S5? That all depends on what you’re looking for and we’re here to help you see more clearly with a spec comparison.
In the chart below you’ll be able to see how the Galaxy Alpha stacks up to the Galaxy S5, spec by spec. You’ll note that the screen isn’t as sharp, and that the storage isn’t expandable, so while the Galaxy Alpha might look better in person, the Galaxy S5 will probably suit most people just fine.
Check out how the two compare below, and we’ll be sure to seek one out for a hands-on as soon as we can.
Galaxy Alpha Gallery
Galaxy S5 Gallery
|Samsung - Galaxy Alpha||Samsung - Galaxy S5|
|Display Size||4.7-inch, 720 x 1280 pixel display (312 ppi)||5.1-inch, 1080 x 1920 pixel display (432 ppi)|
|Display Type||HD Super AMOLED||FHD Super AMOLED|
|Operating System||Android 4.4.4 (at launch)||Android 4.4.2 (at launch)|
|Processor||Octa Core (Quad 1.8GHz + Quad 1.3GHz)||2.5GHz Quad core processor|
|Main Camera (Back)||12MP||16MP|
|Secondary Camera (Front)||2.1MP||2MP|
|Bluetooth||Bluetooth 4.0||Bluetooth 4.0|
|Height||132.4 mm (5.21 inches)||142 mm (5.59 inches)|
|Width||65.5 mm (2.58 inches)||72.5 mm (2.85 inches)|
|Depth||6.7 mm (0.26 inches)||8.1 mm (0.32 inches)|
|Weight||115 g (4.06 oz)||145 g (5.11 oz)|
|Colors||N/A||Black, Blue, Gold, White|
|Supported Audio Formats||MP3, M4A, 3GA, AAC, OGG, OGA, WAV, WMA AMR, AWB, FLAC, MID, MIDI, XMF, MXMF, IMY, RTTTL, RTX, OTA||MP3, M4A, 3GA, AAC, OGG, OGA, WAV, WMA, AMR, AWB, FLAC, MID, MIDI, XMF, MXMF, IMY, RTTTL, RTX, OTA|
|Supported Video Formats||MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM||MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM, MPEG4, H.263, H.264, WMV, RV, DivX, Xvid|
|In The Box||N/A||N/A|