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Key features

    • Built in fingerprint scanner for added security
    • Incredibly thin metal body so it's comfortable in your hand
    • 12MP camera for brilliantly detailed photos

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    4G

    4G

    With 4G, internet is five times faster than older 3G connections. It’s perfect for streaming videos & music, and web pages load instantly. 4G lets you get the most out of your new phone.
    Find out more in our 4G comparison hub.

    Talk time (up to) Camera quality Screen size Operating system Processor name and model
    Up to 11 hours talk time 12MP 4.7" Android KitKat 4.4.4 2.5GHz quad core Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 801 processor

    Samsung Galaxy Alpha

    If you love style, photos, fitness, or a combination of all three, the Samsung Galaxy Alpha is made just for you.

    Incredible metal frame

    If you're looking for a great looking phone, it has to be made from metal. The frame of the Samsung Galaxy Alpha is just that and looks fantastic, with curved edges to make it easier to hold. Samsung has also made the metal body incredibly thin, so it's comfortable in your hand, pocket or bag.

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    The perfect sized screen

    The Alpha's screen is smaller than the one on the Samsung Galaxy S5, but bigger than the one on the S5 mini. That gives it a brilliant balance between being compact enough to use one-handed but big enough to enjoy games and movies. And it's HD so everything looks great.

    Security just got easier

    The Galaxy Alpha comes with a fingerprint scanner built into the home button that makes your phone more secure and easier to unlock. It unlocks only when it recognises your finger, so no one else can get in. And it's so easy, all you need to do is swipe your finger along it. It'll even support apps like PayPal, letting you authorise payments with your fingerprint.

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    Your health and fitness partner

    Love running, cycling and generally keeping in shape? Give the Galaxy Alpha a try. The S-Health app can keep track of all your activities, calories burned, your weight and more. There's also a heart rate monitor on the back of the phone which lets you see how fast your heart is beating. Using this, you can tell if you're working hard enough, or need to push harder to get the maximum out of your workouts.

    Excellent photos night or day

    With a 12MP camera on the back, you'll love the detail in the photos you can take. Special technology inside the camera is designed to give you brighter colours and pick up light in dingy conditions. This means better colours when the sun's out, and brighter shots for when you're out on the town.

    For the most stylish smartphone around that's still fast and powerful, get hold of the Samsung Galaxy Alpha.

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    Battery life and operating system

    Standby time (up to) TBC The maximum length of time the device can remain switched on before the battery needs recharging. Standby time is theoretical and based on lab conditions.
    Talk time (up to) 11 hours The maximum length of time you can make a phone call using the device (under ideal conditions) before the battery needs recharging.
    Battery size (in mAh) 1,860 mAh This is the amount of electric charge in the battery of the device, measured in millampere-hours (mAh). In general, the more mAh, the longer your device will last on battery power, although it does depend on usage and the power demands of the device.
    Operating system Android KitKat 4.4.4 The software that runs the phone. Different software has different features and strengths, so it’s best to try out a few to decide which you prefer.

    Body and screen

    Screen technology Super AMOLED The type of technology that the display uses. Normally this is either LCD or AMOLED, but there are many variations, and each has its advantages. It is best to look at screens in the flesh to see which types you prefer most.
    Sim type Micro The type of SIM that is used in the device. This is important as devices only take one type of SIM. If you don’t have the right SIM, it is easy to transfer your number to the correct type.
    Touchscreen Yes Touchscreens allow you to control the device by tapping and swiping, navigate menus, access apps and interact with your content.
    Device size 132.4 x 65.5 x 6.7 mm

    The dimensions (size) in millimetres of the device.

    Device weight 114g The weight of the device in grams.
    Screen size 4.7" The size of the main display screen of your device, in inches. The larger the screen, the better it is for movies and web browsing, but it can be more difficult to use.
    Screen resolution 720 x 1280 pixels The resolution of the screen is the amount of pixels used along the length and width of the screen. Along with ppi, it is a good measure of screen detail – the higher the resolution, the more detail there is in the screen.
    Screen sharpness 312ppi The ppi (pixels per inch) is a measurement that takes into account the size of the screen and the resolution to give a sharpness rating. It can be compared across devices – the higher the ppi, the sharper the screen is, making it better for high resolution content and reading.

    Call

    Speakerphone Yes If this mobile phone has a built-in speaker, you can use it to have hands free conversations or share music with friends. (Dependent on your handset's features).
    Works in USA Yes Often known as 'tri-band', this device can connect to mobile networks in Europe and the USA. You'll also need to make sure your UK network offers service in the place you're visiting.
    Voice dialling Yes Begin calls to your friends without typing numbers - just say their name!
    Voice recognition Yes Technology that enables your device to be activated and controlled by your voice. The latest devices let you control many features - check the weather, start the camera, make a note – whatever you need.
    Frequency band Quad band The number of bands your phone works across. Dual bands will normally only work in your home country and continent, quad bands will work in the Americas.

    Camera

    Video camera quality 1080p HD The resolution and quality of the video footage that the device’s camera shoots. Generally, the higher the quality figure is, the more detailed the video footage is.
    Camera quality 12MP The amount of megapixels (MP) of the device’s camera. This is a measure of detail, so, as a general rule, the higher the megapixel count, the more detailed photos you’ll get.
    Flash type LED The type of flash that is used by the device for taking photos in low light.
    Front facing camera 2.1MP Capture self portraits to use as your profile pics or share with friends. If your device supports video chats you can also use the front facing camera as a handy web cam, for face-to-face calls. Generally, the more megapixels (MP), the better the quality of the images you’ll get.

    Connectivity

    Wi-Fi Yes If your device is compatible with Wi-Fi then you can access the internet via wireless networks, and enjoy broadband-like browsing speeds. Signal strength varies, and you might need a network key.
    3G Yes 3G is a wireless technology that transfers data between mobile devices. If you connect to the internet via 3G then you'll enjoy fast browsing and downloading speeds. Costs vary between networks.
    4G Yes

    With 4G, internet is five times faster than older 3G connections. It’s perfect for streaming videos & music, and web pages load instantly. 4G lets you get the most out of your new phone.
    Find out more in our 4G comparison hub.

    Bluetooth Yes Bluetooth is a wireless technology that lets your device send and receive media like pictures and songs, as well as connect to accessories like Bluetooth headsets for hands free calling.
    Internet data connection Yes The device can connect to the internet without having to first connect to a Wi-Fi connection. The internet data connection covers all data types that are slower than 3G and 4G – check other features to check if this device can connect to the internet at faster speeds.
    Mobile hotspot and tethering Yes This allows you to share the internet data connection of your device with other devices, allowing laptops and tablets, among other devices, to access the internet when they would otherwise need to find a Wi-Fi connection.
    Other connectivity NFC The other connectivity technologies that the device supports, allowing it to share to or control other devices.
    Positioning GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS The technologies that the device can access to update its location and tell apps, like Google Maps or Bing Maps, where the phone is, allowing for accurate navigation.

    Music and entertainment

    Apps Yes Discover a world of possibilities with downloadable applications on your device.
    Music player Yes A music player lets you play music on the device that is stored in the device’s built-in memory.
    Radio No A built in app that lets you listen to radio stations on your phone.

    OFFER INFORMATION BOX

    - Sim Free Offer Box
    Get a £100 Samsung voucher when you get the Galaxy Alpha

    Get a £100 Samsung voucher when you get the Galaxy Alpha^

    When you buy the Samsung Alpha with us, you'll be given a £100 voucher to spend at the Samsung eStore. You could spend it on a new tablet, kit out your new phone with great accessories or get ready for Christmas with some presents for your friends and family.

    T & C's
    ^ Promoter: Samsung Electronics (UK) Limited, Samsung House, 1000 Hillswood Drive, Chertsey, Surrey, KT16 0PS ("Promoter"). UK and ROI residents 18+ only. Purchase of a Samsung Galaxy Alpha or Galaxy S5 (Promotional Products) required between the 10th and 31st October 2014. Participants must visit http://www.samsung.com/uk/offer/samsung-promo where they will be directed to http://www.samsunggalaxygifts.co.uk/alpha-promo to register the Promotional Product details along with proof of purchase, their contact details and all other required information before 23:59 on 31st October 2014. Promotion is available only to consumers (i.e. not to any business or reseller). Once a claim has been verified, the £100 voucher code shall be emailed to the customer. Minimum £105 spend. The Code is only available for redemption until 23:59 on 31 December 2014 at http://www.samsung.com/uk/estore/. Click here for full terms and conditions.
    - Pay as you go Offer Box
    Get a £100 Samsung voucher when you get the Galaxy Alpha

    Get a £100 Samsung voucher when you get the Galaxy Alpha^

    When you buy the Samsung Alpha with us, you'll be given a £100 voucher to spend at the Samsung eStore. You could spend it on a new tablet, kit out your new phone with great accessories or get ready for Christmas with some presents for your friends and family.

    T & C's
    ^ Promoter: Samsung Electronics (UK) Limited, Samsung House, 1000 Hillswood Drive, Chertsey, Surrey, KT16 0PS ("Promoter"). UK and ROI residents 18+ only. Purchase of a Samsung Galaxy Alpha or Galaxy S5 (Promotional Products) required between the 10th and 31st October 2014. Participants must visit http://www.samsung.com/uk/offer/samsung-promo where they will be directed to http://www.samsunggalaxygifts.co.uk/alpha-promo to register the Promotional Product details along with proof of purchase, their contact details and all other required information before 23:59 on 31st October 2014. Promotion is available only to consumers (i.e. not to any business or reseller). Once a claim has been verified, the £100 voucher code shall be emailed to the customer. Minimum £105 spend. The Code is only available for redemption until 23:59 on 31 December 2014 at http://www.samsung.com/uk/estore/. Click here for full terms and conditions.
    - Pay as you go upgrade Offer Box
    Get a £100 Samsung voucher when you get the Galaxy Alpha

    Get a £100 Samsung voucher when you get the Galaxy Alpha^

    When you buy the Samsung Alpha with us, you'll be given a £100 voucher to spend at the Samsung eStore. You could spend it on a new tablet, kit out your new phone with great accessories or get ready for Christmas with some presents for your friends and family.

    T & C's
    ^ Promoter: Samsung Electronics (UK) Limited, Samsung House, 1000 Hillswood Drive, Chertsey, Surrey, KT16 0PS ("Promoter"). UK and ROI residents 18+ only. Purchase of a Samsung Galaxy Alpha or Galaxy S5 (Promotional Products) required between the 10th and 31st October 2014. Participants must visit http://www.samsung.com/uk/offer/samsung-promo where they will be directed to http://www.samsunggalaxygifts.co.uk/alpha-promo to register the Promotional Product details along with proof of purchase, their contact details and all other required information before 23:59 on 31st October 2014. Promotion is available only to consumers (i.e. not to any business or reseller). Once a claim has been verified, the £100 voucher code shall be emailed to the customer. Minimum £105 spend. The Code is only available for redemption until 23:59 on 31 December 2014 at http://www.samsung.com/uk/estore/. Click here for full terms and conditions.
    - Pay Monthly Offer Box
    Get a £100 Samsung voucher when you get the Galaxy Alpha

    Get a £100 Samsung voucher when you get the Galaxy Alpha^

    When you buy the Samsung Alpha with us, you'll be given a £100 voucher to spend at the Samsung eStore. You could spend it on a new tablet, kit out your new phone with great accessories or get ready for Christmas with some presents for your friends and family.

    T & C's
    ^ Promoter: Samsung Electronics (UK) Limited, Samsung House, 1000 Hillswood Drive, Chertsey, Surrey, KT16 0PS ("Promoter"). UK and ROI residents 18+ only. Purchase of a Samsung Galaxy Alpha or Galaxy S5 (Promotional Products) required between the 10th and 31st October 2014. Participants must visit http://www.samsung.com/uk/offer/samsung-promo where they will be directed to http://www.samsunggalaxygifts.co.uk/alpha-promo to register the Promotional Product details along with proof of purchase, their contact details and all other required information before 23:59 on 31st October 2014. Promotion is available only to consumers (i.e. not to any business or reseller). Once a claim has been verified, the £100 voucher code shall be emailed to the customer. Minimum £105 spend. The Code is only available for redemption until 23:59 on 31 December 2014 at http://www.samsung.com/uk/estore/. Click here for full terms and conditions.
    - Pay Monthly Upgrade Offer Box
    Get a £100 Samsung voucher when you get the Galaxy Alpha

    Get a £100 Samsung voucher when you get the Galaxy Alpha^

    When you buy the Samsung Alpha with us, you'll be given a £100 voucher to spend at the Samsung eStore. You could spend it on a new tablet, kit out your new phone with great accessories or get ready for Christmas with some presents for your friends and family.

    T & C's
    ^ Promoter: Samsung Electronics (UK) Limited, Samsung House, 1000 Hillswood Drive, Chertsey, Surrey, KT16 0PS ("Promoter"). UK and ROI residents 18+ only. Purchase of a Samsung Galaxy Alpha or Galaxy S5 (Promotional Products) required between the 10th and 31st October 2014. Participants must visit http://www.samsung.com/uk/offer/samsung-promo where they will be directed to http://www.samsunggalaxygifts.co.uk/alpha-promo to register the Promotional Product details along with proof of purchase, their contact details and all other required information before 23:59 on 31st October 2014. Promotion is available only to consumers (i.e. not to any business or reseller). Once a claim has been verified, the £100 voucher code shall be emailed to the customer. Minimum £105 spend. The Code is only available for redemption until 23:59 on 31 December 2014 at http://www.samsung.com/uk/estore/. Click here for full terms and conditions.

    PROMOTIONAL INFORMATION BOX

    - Sim Free Promo Box Get a £100 Samsung voucher when you get the Galaxy Alpha
    - Pay as you go Promo Box Get a £100 Samsung voucher when you get the Galaxy Alpha
    - Pay as you go upgrade Promo Box Get a £100 Samsung voucher when you get the Galaxy Alpha
    - Pay Monthly Promo Box Get a £100 Samsung voucher when you get the Galaxy Alpha
    - Pay Monthly Upgrade Promo Box Get a £100 Samsung voucher when you get the Galaxy Alpha

    Processor and memory

    Number of cores Quad core The number of cores in the processor. Each core is the equivalent of a standalone processor.. Some processors have dual or quad cores, and may be better for certain tasks. Generally, the more cores a processor has, the more powerful it is.
    Internal phone memory 32GB The amount of memory built into your device for movies, music and other files.
    Processor name and model 2.5GHz quad core Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 801 processor The full name of the processor that powers the device. If you have a specific need, check the strong points of your device's processor.
    Processor speed 2.5GHz The speed of the processor. Generally, the faster the processor speed the more powerful the processor and the faster it process information, making it better for games and complex tasks.
    RAM 2GB RAM is the memory used for running programs. Generally, the more RAM, the smoother everything will run, and the more complex apps you can run.

    Deliveries

    Free next day delivery (Order before 5pm)
    Saturday delivery is £7.50

    You'll receive a 1 hour time slot on the morning of your delivery. If it doesn’t suit you, just text or email to reschedule. Delivery date for out of stock items will vary and will not be next day.

    Free nominated day delivery

    Please note delivery and choice of dates for items on pre-order may vary.

    Free Click & Collect to store

    • Pay online, collect in store for next day delivery
    • Order before 5pm for FREE delivery to one of 790+ stores
    • Choose your nearest store at the online checkout
    • You'll need photo ID and the card you used to pay when you collect your order

    For full details on your deliveries, please visit our Help site.

    The above services are available on all phones, Pay monthly SIM cards, free gifts and everything else over £50. Delivery is made by DPD. All non handset items under £50 are delivered by Royal Mail first class, and will not qualify for next day delivery guarantees or the above services.

    These services are not available in certain remote locations. For remote locations, you should allow up to 1-2 working days and you may be charged extra.

    These services are not available on Sundays and bank holidays.

    Returns

    Product purchased online

    • Most items can be returned or exchanged within 14 days of the date we first try to deliver your product
    • If something's not working, give us a call on 0870 111 6565^. We will tell you whether you are eligible for a return, exchange or repair.
    • If you have no reception on your new network, you can return your device within 14 days of the date we first tried to deliver it to you
    • Online purchases can also be returned to your nearest store

    What do I need to return/cancel my order

    • Your product in its original condition and preferably its original packaging.
    • All the accessories and other content that came with the product.
    • Proof of purchase.
    • Any free gifts that came with the product.
    • Find your nearest store with our store locator.

    Full information on the above returns policies is available on our Help site.

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    Our best Pay monthly tariffs

    Network UK Minutes UK Texts UK Data Gifts/offer Upfront Cost What's This? Effective monthly cost Monthly cost
    Best Free Phone

    24 months

    600 Any network Unlimited 500 MB

    3G

    - - £ 30.5 £ 30.50
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    - - £ 33.0 £ 33
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    Website exclusive deal, not available in stores £49.99 £ 36.07 £ 33.99
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