Gorilla Glass 4 & Galaxy alpha

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  1. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    Well this little phone has thrown up more than a few surprises.

    http://m.gsmarena.com/samsung_galaxy_alpha_features_corning_gorilla_glass_4-news-10441.php

    So it seems the Alpha is using Gorilla Glass 4. Why Samsung aren't using that as a marketing point ? It appears it's bigger brother the Note 4 also uses GG4


    Another interesting discovery lays in the fact that it's 12mp camera actually isn't a 12mp camera but is in fact a 16mp sensor (same as on the S5) but Samsung have limited it through Software. So mod/rom developers are working on rectifying that to unleash it.

    There is also some talk of the exynos variant actually being 64bit. Looking into that now.
     
  2. Rangomango macrumors member

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    Sorry to revive this thread, but you have to admit this is probably the most underrated phone of 2014.

    Do you have a link to the camera discussion?
     
  3. MRU thread starter macrumors demi-god

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    It definitely was very underrated especially in the way it was perceived by consumers who didn't buy it. They automatically assumed it was a mid range performing device when its far from it.

    Samsung haven't helped though by basically killing it.

    Discussion was over on XDA Galaxy Alpha section.
     
  4. mclld macrumors 68000

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    I dont believe the gg hype, every phone I have had with it has scratches
     
  5. MRU thread starter macrumors demi-god

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    I always use a tempered glass screen protector regardless as it is sand & grit that cause the damage - not keys or carving knives...
     
  6. AppleRobert macrumors 603

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    For whatever reason I cannot convince myself to go for this one and I usually persuade rather easily.
     
  7. MRU thread starter macrumors demi-god

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    It shows how Samsung have failed to really sell the device on its merits. That being said I could not recommend anyone buying one if they want future support knowing that Samsung have discontinued it...
     

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