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Pro Built-in heart-rate monitor
Built-in heart-rate monitor works with Samsung’s S Health app.
Pro Excellent voice call quality
Pro Bright, saturated 720p display
Alpha has a bright 4.7" 1280x720 (312 ppi) Super AMOLED display with saturated colors and good viewing angles.
Pro Good camera with 4K video capabilities
Alpha takes reasonable pictures and excellent videos. It's capable of capturing 4K, 8x slow motion, HDR video, and 1080p video with the front-facing camera.
Pro Great performance
Pro Solid build quality and elegant design
Alpha has a metal frame that gives it a premium feel. It's also very light at 114g and comfortable to hold.
Pro Good battery life
Alpha has a 1860 mAh battery that according to Phonearena will drain in just under 8 hours of typical use.
Con Low-light camera performance is somewhat poor
Takes grainy pictures in low-light conditions.
Con Not water resistant
Con TouchWiz introduces a lot of bloat
Con Disappointingly low-resolution screen given price
Because it's priced as a high-end phone, its 720p display is quite disappointing.
Con Soon to be discontinued
Production of Galaxy Alpha will soon end and be succeeded by A5.