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Samsung Galaxy Alpha (SM-G850F) vs Samsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900V)

Side by side comparison between Samsung Galaxy Alpha vs Samsung Galaxy S5 phones, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Samsung Galaxy S5 XSamsung Galaxy Alpha (SM-G850F)03Points
Samsung Galaxy Alpha (SM-G850F)
4.7"
AMOLED

720x1280

12
MP

2.1mp

2GB
RAM

32bit Octa

1860
mAh

(Removable)

vs
17PointsSamsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900V)Compare Samsung Galaxy Alpha X
Samsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900V)
5.1"
AMOLED

1080x1920

16
MP

2.1mp

2GB
RAM

32bit Quad

2800
mAh

(Removable)

What's the better phone? Samsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900V)

The phonemore's choice is much more technical than personal. Therefore, you shouldn't only consider this. Our goal is to help you, but what's important to us may not be important to you. You decide which one is the best! Comment!

Galaxy Alpha (SM-G850F)3 Advantages Samsung Galaxy Alpha (SM-G850F)vsGalaxy S5 (SM-G900V)17 Advantages Samsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900V)
+32GB (25GB available)150%
More internal storage for applications and files
vs16GB (10GB available)
+115 grams (4.03 ounces)26%
Lighter
vs145 grams (5.08 ounces)
+6.7 millimeters (0.26 inches)21%
Thinner
vs8.1 millimeters (0.32 inches)
1.8Ghz 32bit Octa-Corevs+2.5Ghz 32bit Quad-Core20%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
Not supportedvs+Until 128GB microSD, microSDXCAdvantage
More external storage for files using memory cards
720x1280 pixelsvs+1080x1920 pixels125%
Higher resolution screen
312 PPIvs+432 PPI38%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
4.7"vs+5.1"9%
Larger screen
(back) 12MPvs+(back) 16MP33%
Higher resolution main camera
Not supportedvs+BSI sensorAdvantage
The BSI sensor allows the entry of more light generating photos with more detail and brightness
Android 5.0.2 Lollipopvs+Android 6.0.1 MarshmallowAdvantage
Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow is newer and safer
Not supportedvs+BarometerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+TemperatureAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+HumidityAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+Heart rateAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+ANT+Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
1860 mAhvs+2800 mAh51%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
Not supportedvs+Micro-B USB MHL-2Advantage
The TV-output lets you use your device on TV by cable
MicroUSB 2.0vs+MicroUSB 3.0, USB OTG On-The-GoAdvantage
Newer and faster USB version for transferring photos, mp3 or data.
Not supportedvs+IP67 certifiedAdvantage
Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for example

35 Common items in both devices
2GB LPDDR3
Super AMOLED
16 million
LED flash
Only digital zoom
Autofocus / PDAF: phase detection autofocus
EIS: Digital stabilization
+28 specs and more in the table below

Check the comparison table below for more items that are not evaluated in comparison score above.

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Physical featuresSamsung Galaxy Alpha (SM-G850F)Samsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900V)
ModelGalaxy Alpha (SM-G850F)Galaxy S5 (SM-G900V)
Other model namesSamsung Galaxy Alpha 4G LTE G850F, Samsung SM-G850FVerizon Galaxy S5 G900V (4G LTE), Samsung Pacific
Country or region available(Europe)
(Europe)
USA
USA
BrandSamsungSamsung
Release dateSeptember, 2014April, 2014
Depth6.7 millimeters (0.26 inches)8.1 millimeters (0.32 inches)
Size (width x height)65.5 x 132.4 millimeters (2.58 x 5.21 in)72.5 x 142 millimeters (2.85 x 5.59 in)
Weight115 grams (4.03 ounces)145 grams (5.08 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsfeature not registeredPlastic body, glass front
Protection against water and othersNot supportedIP67 certified: dust proof and waterproof over 1 meter and 30min
System (OS)Samsung Galaxy Alpha (SM-G850F)Samsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900V)
Operating systemAndroid 4.4.4 KitKatAndroid 4.4.2 KitKat
Firmware updateAndroid 5.0.2 LollipopAndroid 6.0.1 Marshmallow
HardwareSamsung Galaxy Alpha (SM-G850F)Samsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900V)
Chipset32bit - Samsung Exynos 5 Octa 5430 (20nm)32bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974-AC (28nm)
CPU processorOcta-Core, 2 processors:
1.8Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A15
1.3Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A7
2.5Ghz Quad-Core Krait 400
GPU graphical controllerARM Mali-T628 MP6Qualcomm Adreno 330 578Mhz
RAM memory2GB LPDDR32GB LPDDR3
Internal storage32GB (25GB available)16GB (10GB available)
eMMC 5.0
External storageNot supportedUntil 128GB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
DisplaySamsung Galaxy Alpha (SM-G850F)Samsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900V)
Display typeSuper AMOLEDSuper AMOLED
Screen size4.7" inches5.1" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~70.2% (screen-to-body ratio)~69.6% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution720x1280 pixels1080x1920 pixels
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Pixel density (dot pitch)312 PPI432 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 4Gorilla Glass 3
Display featuresfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Mobile networksSamsung Galaxy Alpha (SM-G850F)Samsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900V)
Dual-SIMNot supportedNot supported
SIM card1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
1 slot (Single-SIM)
micro-SIM (3FF)
Maximum download/upload150/50 Mbps150/50 Mbps
Network technology2G, 3G, 4G2G, 3G, 4G
Frequency, bandsExpand band detailsCollapse details
GSM Mhz bandQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900Quad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900CDMA 800/1900, GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkUMTS 850/900/1900/2100CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
UMTS 850/900/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE 800/850/900/1800/2100/2600LTE Cat4 (Bands 4, 13)
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE, LTE-AGPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev 0, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE
Secondary 2G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkNot supportedNot supported
CallingSamsung Galaxy Alpha (SM-G850F)Samsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900V)
MessagingSMS (Swype), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (Swype), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
SpeakerphoneSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commandsVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commands
CameraSamsung Galaxy Alpha (SM-G850F)Samsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900V)
Back camera (main camera)12 megapixels16 megapixels
Main camera resolution4608x2592 pixels5312x2988 pixels
Video recording (primary)4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fps4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fps
FlashLED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/2.2 (aperture)f/2.2 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registered31mm lens
Sensor sizefeature not registered1/2.6" inches
Pixel sizefeature not registered1.12µm pixel
AutofocusAutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilization
ZoomOnly digital zoomOnly digital zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorNot supportedSupported
HDRHDR photo/video only main cameraHDR photo/video only main camera
2ª cameraSamsung Galaxy Alpha (SM-G850F)Samsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900V)
Front camera (secondary)2.1 megapixels2.1 megapixels
Front camera resolution1920x1080 pixels1920x1080 pixels
Video recording (secondary)Full HD (1920x1080)Full HD (1920x1080)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturefeature not registeredf/2.4 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registered22mm lens
Sensor sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Pixel sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
MultimediaSamsung Galaxy Alpha (SM-G850F)Samsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900V)
RadioNot supportedNot supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.264, H.263, WMVMP4, DivX, XviD, H.264, H.263, WMV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, eAAC+, FLAC
ConnectivitySamsung Galaxy Alpha (SM-G850F)Samsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900V)
USBMicroUSB 2.0MicroUSB 3.0, USB OTG On-The-Go
TV outputNot supportedMicro-B USB MHL-2
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
Bluetooth4.0 + A2DP4.0 + A2DP
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
DLNASupportedSupported
NFCSupportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, BeiDou
Infrared portNot supportedSupported
Other functionsSamsung Galaxy Alpha (SM-G850F)Samsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900V)
Active noise cancellationSupportedSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
SensorsAccelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Fingerprint sensor
Accelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Barometer
Temperature
Humidity
Gesture
Heart rate
Hall effect
Fingerprint sensor (front-mounted)
ANT+
Other features- Colors: Black, Silver, White, Gold, Blue
- USB OTG On-The-Go
- Dual Shot camera (video + photo)
- Fingerprint sensor (PayPal certified)
- Dropbox 50GB
- ANT+ support
- WiFi direct
- WiFi hotspot
- Colors: Black, White, Blue, Gold
- Dual Shot camera (video + photo)
- Download Booster (LTE + WiFi)
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supplySamsung Galaxy Alpha (SM-G850F)Samsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900V)
BatteryLi-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Removable)Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Removable)
Battery capacity1860 mAh2800 mAh
Charger, watts Standard charging Standard charging
Talk time autonomy660 minutes | 11 hours | 0.5 day1740 minutes | 29 hours | 1.2 days
Standbyfeature not registered57600 minutes | 960 hours | 40 days
Radiation rateSamsung Galaxy Alpha (SM-G850F)Samsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900V)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)1.18W/kg (head) | 0.75W/kg (body)feature not registered
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)0.4W/kg (head) | 0.506W/kg (body)feature not registered
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