Holiday Buying Guide 2014

Whatever you do, don’t buy these 3 smartphones this holiday season

By on November 26, 2014 at 2:20 PM.

Whatever you do, don’t buy these 3 smartphones this holiday season

People want electronics for the holidays now more than ever, with tablets and smartphones being some of the most popular gifts to get. While seemingly everyone wants an iPhone or iPad, there are other devices that are just as good.

With the National Retail Federation showing that the average person will spend more than $800 this year for Christmas, Hanukkah or Kwanzaa gifts, it’s important to make sure every dollar counts. As such, there are quite a few devices that aren’t worth your time and you should avoid buying for anyone, including your mortal enemies.

Here are three phones to avoid buying this holiday season, at any cost, even if they’re free. More →

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Samsung Galaxy Alpha Review

Hands on: Samsung’s iPhone 5 is absolutely beautiful

By on September 25, 2014 at 12:00 PM.

Hands on: Samsung’s iPhone 5 is absolutely beautiful

Some hailed Samsung’s new Galaxy Alpha smartphone as an “iPhone killer” ahead of its debut last month. Since Samsung’s smartphones had all been made out of somewhat flimsy feeling plastics prior to the Alpha’s unveiling, it was understandable that some fans would get overly enthusiastic about what, at the time, was rumored to be the first Samsung smartphone to feature a beautiful aluminum housing.

Of course, now that the phone has been made official, we know that it’s most certainly not an iPhone killer. Instead, it’s a two-year-old iPhone. More →

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Galaxy Alpha Design Story

Samsung continues to explain how hard it is to make an iPhone 6 ‘killer’

By on August 27, 2014 at 1:15 PM.

Samsung continues to explain how hard it is to make an iPhone 6 ‘killer’

After explaining a few days ago how hard it is to make an iPhone 6 “killer”the partially metallic Galaxy Alpha is considered Samsung’s response to the incoming 4.7-inch iPhone 6 – Samsung is back with more marketing nonsense in a second post on the company’s blog that further explains the way Samsung designed this new phone. More →

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Samsung Galaxy Alpha Specs

Don’t buy Samsung’s metal Galaxy Alpha when it launches

By on August 25, 2014 at 12:50 PM.

Don’t buy Samsung’s metal Galaxy Alpha when it launches

Even if you’re interested in buying Samsung’s new somewhat-metallic Galaxy Alpha smartphone, you should probably wait a little bit before picking it up. The reason? There might be an even better version of the device on the way. More →

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Galaxy Alpha Design Story

Samsung explains how hard it is to make an iPhone 6 ‘killer’

By on August 22, 2014 at 12:20 PM.

Samsung explains how hard it is to make an iPhone 6 ‘killer’

Samsung has already announced one of its two iPhone 6 “killers,” the Galaxy Alpha that’s supposed to compete against the 4.7-inch iPhone 6, and the company’s marketing department is already hard at work trying to explain how awesome the somewhat metallic design of the Galaxy Alpha is. At the same time, Samsung also seems to reveal how incredibly hard it is to create a high-quality device. More →

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iPhone 6 vs Galaxy Alpha

This is what the iPhone 6 might look like compared to Samsung’s iPhone 6 ‘killer’

By on August 20, 2014 at 2:00 PM.

This is what the iPhone 6 might look like compared to Samsung’s iPhone 6 ‘killer’

Samsung has now officially unveiled the Galaxy Alpha, its almost-high-end Android handset meant to “kill” the iPhone 6 in the coming weeks. To celebrate this occasion, designer Martin Hajek, who has come up with a variety of iPhone 6 renders based on the latest rumors and leaks, has now imagined a visual comparison between the Galaxy Alpha and the 4.7-inch version of the iPhone 6. More →

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Samsung Galaxy Alpha Announced

Samsung unveils the Galaxy Alpha, complete with shiny metal frame

By on August 13, 2014 at 7:30 AM.

Samsung unveils the Galaxy Alpha, complete with shiny metal frame

You want a metal Samsung phone? OK, fine: You now (sort of) have one. Samsung on Wednesday took the wraps off its new Galaxy Alpha smartphone, which as expected features a shiny metal frame, although it looks like Samsung has stuck with its standard plastic for the device’s rear casing. Nonetheless, Samsung calls the phone part of its “new design approach” that brings “both beauty and functionality” by “combining a stunning metal frame and slim, light weight design with the same powerful hardware and features users expect from a flagship Galaxy mobile device.” More →

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Galaxy Alpha Specs and Release Date

Huge new leaks tell us everything we need to know about Samsung’s iPhone 6 ‘killer’

By on August 11, 2014 at 7:15 AM.

Huge new leaks tell us everything we need to know about Samsung’s iPhone 6 ‘killer’

Samsung’s Galaxy Alpha, one of the phones the company hopes will counter the incoming iPhone 6, is unlikely to offer buyers any more secrets. New reports over the weekend have (again) confirmed the phone’s specs and official product name. Brazilian online publication TecMundo has gotten a hold of the phone’s specs, price and release date for the region, while Russian website hi-tech.mail.ru has spotted the Galaxy Alpha name taking the spotlight in a Samsung Galaxy Alpha Regatta event in Moscow. More →

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Galaxy Alpha FCC Listing

Samsung’s iPhone 6 ‘killer’ is one step closer to launch

By on August 7, 2014 at 1:45 PM.

Samsung’s iPhone 6 ‘killer’ is one step closer to launch

After appearing in a variety of leaks, Samsung’s smartphone that could potentially lure 4.7-inch iPhone 6 buyers away has been spotted in FCC documentation, which means the handset is one step closer to launch. According to the FCC documents discovered by Phone Arena, the Galaxy Alpha is significantly smaller than the Galaxy S5, measuring 133 millimeters by 67 millimeters, compared to the Galaxy S5’s 142 millimeters by 72.2 millimeters. More →

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Galaxy Alpha vs iPhone 6: Size

One way the Galaxy Alpha might be just as good as the iPhone 6

By on August 5, 2014 at 10:05 AM.

One way the Galaxy Alpha might be just as good as the iPhone 6

Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy Alpha smartphone, a device that makes limited use of metal and is expected to be the company’s response to the upcoming iPhone 6, has appeared in plenty of leaks so far, which have revealed not only its main specs and features, but also its design. Following a set of Galaxy Alpha images from earlier this week that showed the white version of the handset, a Twitter leaker @culeaks posted hands-on images showing the same handset, including a comparison with the existing iPhone 5s model. More →

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Galaxy Alpha AT&T and T-Mobile

Samsung’s iPhone 6 ‘killer’ tipped to launch in the U.S. with at least two carriers

By on August 5, 2014 at 8:45 AM.

Samsung’s iPhone 6 ‘killer’ tipped to launch in the U.S. with at least two carriers

Samsung is expected to soon unveil the Galaxy Alpha, a 4.7-inch Android smartphone that’s supposed to take on the upcoming 4.7-inch iPhone 6. While the smartphone is not official, it’s specs have already been leaked and have shown that the Galaxy Alpha won’t be a Galaxy S5 version hidden in a smaller body. We’ve also seen a couple of image leaks that have shown us what the device will have to offer in terms of design. Furthermore, Phone Arena has uncovered more model numbers for the Galaxy Alpha, which suggest at least two U.S. versions of the handset are inbound. More →

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Galaxy Alpha Preorder and Release Date

Samsung’s iPhone 6 ‘killer’ is already available for pre-order for a wallet-killing price

By on August 4, 2014 at 1:50 PM.

Samsung’s iPhone 6 ‘killer’ is already available for pre-order for a wallet-killing price

The Galaxy Alpha is supposed to be Samsung’s main weapon against the iPhone 6, and while the phone is not yet official, many reports have detailed its specs and features, and various image leaks revealed its final design. Samsung is expected to unveil the handset in the following weeks, but U.K. cell phone seller MobileFun has already put up for preorder a SIM-free Galaxy Alpha version on its website, apparently confirming its commercial name. And, from the looks of it, the handset is quite expensive. More →

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Galaxy Alpha Rumors: Metal Design

New leak reveals the somewhat-metallic Galaxy phone you’ve been waiting for

By on August 4, 2014 at 12:20 PM.

New leak reveals the somewhat-metallic Galaxy phone you’ve been waiting for

Samsung is getting ready to fight the iPhone 6 with a new kind of flagship handsetor at least mid- to high-end devicethat’s going to ditch some plastic in favor of some metal. The Galaxy Alpha, whose specs and design have been leaked already, has appeared on Weibo in an extensive set of images that show the device from every angle, including its metal edges. More →

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