Galaxy Alpha vs Galaxy S5

With this morning's announcement of the Samsung Galaxy Alpha, we're sure some of you will be wondering how Samsung's latest high-end phone — a downsized, metal-framed handset at that — compares to its current flagship, the Galaxy S5. Despite both running similar software — Android 4.4 KitKat topped with Samsung sprinkles — the GS5 and the Galaxy Alpha are as different on the inside as they are on the outside. Check past the break for a full spec breakdown, plus scaled comparison pics.

Category Samsung Galaxy Alpha Samsung Galaxy S5
Network LTE Cat.6 (300/50Mbps) LTE Cat.4 (150/50Mbps)
Display 4.7-inch HD Super AMOLED (1280 x 720) 5.1-inch Super AMOLED (1920x1080)
Processor Octa Core (Quad 1.8GHz + Quad 1.3GHz) 2.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 quad-core
(octa-core Exynos @ 1.9GHz + 1.3GHz used in some markets)
OS Android 4.4.4 (KitKat) Android 4.4.2 (KitKat)
Camera 12MP (rear) + 2.1MP (front) 16MP (rear) + 2.0MP (front)
Video UHD@30fps, HDR, video stabilization UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) @30fps
Connectivity WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac HT80, MIMO(2x2), Bluetooth®: 4.0 BLE / ANT+, NFC WiFi: 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac HT80, MIMO(2x2), Bluetooth®: 4.0 BLE / ANT+, NFC, IR Remote
USB USB 2.0 USB 3.0
Sensor Accelerometer, Gyro Sensor, Geomagnetic Sensor, Hall Sensor, Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor ,Gesture Sensor, Fingerprint Sensor, HR Sensor Accelerometer, Gyro Sensor, Geomagnetic Sensor, Hall Sensor, Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor ,Gesture Sensor, Fingerprint Sensor, HR Sensor
Water resistance N/A Rated IP67
RAM 2GB 2GB
Internal Memory 32GB 16/32GB
microSD card slot No Yes
Dimension 132.4 x 65.5 x 6.7 mm, 115g 142.0 x 72.5 x 8.1mm, 145g
Battery 1,860 mAh 2,800mAh
Launch colors Charcoal Black, Dazzling White, Frosted Gold, Sleek Silver, and Scuba Blue Charcoal Black, Copper Gold, Electric Blue, Shimmery White

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