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Hands-on with the Galaxy Alpha at IFA 2014

Josh is (still) in Berlin for IFA, and over the weekend he visited Samsung’s Experience Lounge for some hands-on time with the spiffy new Galaxy Alpha.
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September 8, 2014

Josh is (still) in Berlin for IFA, and over the weekend he visited Samsung’s Experience Lounge for some hands-on time with the spiffy new Galaxy Alpha.

Launched in August, the Galaxy Alpha is Samsung’s standard bearer for a new generation of devices that include metal in their design. This 4.7-inch device impresses through its looks first and foremost, and we suspect that Samsung intends it to be a phone that would catch the eye of the fashion-conscious crowd. While the specs are not cutting-edge, there’s still a lot to like about this phone, and we’re happy to see Samsung earnestly trying its hand at a quality device that is smaller than 5 inches.

If you need  a refresher, the Galaxy Alpha packs a 720p 4.7-inch AMOLED display, an Exynos 5 Octa 5430 processor, 2GB of RAM, a 12MP camera, and a 1860 mAh battery. While you can’t really tell from the video, the device is actually very slim, at 6.7 millimeters.

Josh gives you a good look at the Alpha’s shiny metal frame in the video, as well as the dimpled back, which is arguably better looking than the Galaxy S5’s.

Are you impressed with the Galaxy Alpha? From the devices that Samsung launched at IFA, which one do you like best?