The Verge review the Samsung Galaxy Alpha → September 26, 2014 Vlad Savov, in his review: The issue for Samsung is how it’ll convince people to spend their money on the Galaxy Alpha instead of some seriously compelling competition. In the US, the Alpha is going directly up against the iPhone 6, which is about as tough a fight as you can imagine until you look at its pricing in Europe. The Galaxy Alpha costs as much as the Xperia Z3, which has a better camera, display, and battery while also being waterproof. And then there’s the Z3 Compact, which has all those things and costs less. Samsung tries to mimic the build quality of other manufacturers but ultimately comes up short as they are forced to make sacrifices? Shocking.