Samsung Galaxy Alpha Review

When the iPhone 5s was finally introduced by Apple, the company proved to the technological universe that despite possessing a dual core processor, 1 GB RAM and a battery that comprised up of delivering a modicum amount of charge, the device was able to punch down its rivals that had twice the processing power, memory and battery life present in their housing. This time, the iPhone 6 is going to be carrying a powerful variant of its predecessor and the unmatched performance of the A8 processor is the reason why the device will be able to make short work of its competition. Now, we know that the Galaxy S5 is nowhere near powerful enough to best the iPhone 6. However, the Samsung Galaxy Alpha might stand a chance against its closest adversary. This is why.

Why the Galaxy Alpha can be considered to be the next iPhone 6 killer?

While the Galaxy Alpha might not possess any chipset belonging to the Qualcomm Snapdragon family (be it the 801, 805 or 810), what it does possess is Samsung’s own Exynos 5433 Octacore chipset (possessing 8 cores instead of 4). Samsung has decided that if the device is going to have any chance of holding up to the iPhone 6, it is best if the company fits it with ‘home grown’ processing ammunition. Samsung’s latest Octacore is capable of beating the Snapdragon 805 chipset, as evidence revealed from the latest Antutu benchmarking result. Even though the Exynos 5433 gets overpowered by NVIDIA’s Tegra K1 chipset, the Octacore processor is evidence enough that the chipset is powerful enough to stand toe to toe with iPhone 6’s A8 processor

While the processing power is most impressive, the disappointing side of the Galaxy Alpha has to be the amount of RAM stuffed in to the device. No doubt, adding additional amount of RAM puts more stress on the battery but keep in mind that the iPhone 5s; which possessed only 1 GB of RAM was able to defeat the Galaxy Note 3, which was armed with three times as much RAM. The Galaxy Alpha’s chipset has been supplemented with 2 GB of RAM, and is running the official 4.4.4 KitKat operating system, which is the latest operating system update released by Google so far. When the wireless connectivity of the Galaxy Alpha is concerned, it is equipped with 2 connectivity options:

  • An 802.11 ac wireless standard adapter
  • 4G LTE connectivity (max speed of 300 Mbits/second)

While the above two connectivity options are most impressive, you should take a trip down memory lane in reminding yourself that the iPhone 5s was able to beat the Galaxy Note 3 in terms of wireless connectivity.

So can the Galaxy Alpha actually end up beating the iPhone 6?

It is possible; seeing as how the device is booted and suited with a powerful Octacore processor that ended up defeating the Snapdragon 805. Perhaps the only department where the device could receive a hammering blow is the lack of memory. If the Note 3 could be defeated by a device that possessed three times less the amount of RAM the Note 3 possesses, what is to say the iPhone 6’s 1 GB RAM cannot repeat history with the Galaxy Alpha’s 2 GB of RAM? When the iPhone 6 is finally released on the 3rd of September, running the benchmark applications will finally show who the true victor of this skirmish is.

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