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|
|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|
|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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