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Samsung Galaxy Alpha Radiation Levels

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Samsung Galaxy Alpha - SAR Levels

FCC SAR Levels

  • FCC Approval Date This is the date the phone SAR test was completed before the phone's release to the public as required by law.
    23 August 2014
  • US SAR Ratings USA Legal Limit is 1.6 W/kg
    USA Legal Limit is 1.6 W/kg - FCC SAR testing is measured in watts per kilogram (or W/kg) averaged over ONE gram of simulated biological tissue.
  • Head SAR Level SAR test when held against your head when only using cellular service. Wifi and other transmitter are NOT active
    1.18
  • Body SAR Level SAR test when held against your body only using cellular service. Wifi and other transmitter are NOT active
    0.75
  • Product Specific Use SAR test when held against your body only using the phone as a hotspot. Cellular and other transmitter are NOT active
    N/A
  • Simultaneous Transmission The highest possible SAR recorded with ALL transmitters active, Cellular, WiFi, and Hotspot
    N/A
  • Simultaneous Head The highest possible SAR test when held against your HEAD with cellular and WiFi transmitters active,
    N/A
  • Simultaneous Body The highest possible SAR test when held against your BODY with cellular and WiFi transmitters active,
    N/A
  • Hotspot SAR The highest possible SAR test when held against your BODY using the phone as a hotspot with cellular and WiFi transmitters active,
    N/A

EU SAR Level

  • EU SAR Ratings
    European Legal Limit is 2.0 W/kg - EU SAR testing is measured in watts per kilogram (or W/kg) averaged over TEN grams of simulated biological tissue.
  • Head SAR Level
    N/A
  • Body SAR Level
    N/A

Available as:
SM-G850F for Europe
SM-G850T for T-Mobile
SM-G850M for Vodafone
Also known as Samsung Galaxy Alfa, Samsung SM-G850Y, Samsung SM-G850FQ

Network Technology GSM / HSPA / LTE
2G bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G bands HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
4G bands LTE 800 / 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 / 2100 / 2600
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A Cat4 150/50 Mbps
GPRS Yes
EDGE Yes
Launch Announced 2014, August
Status Available. Released 2014, September
Body Dimensions 132.4 x 65.5 x 6.7 mm (5.21 x 2.58 x 0.26 in)
Weight 115 g (4.06 oz)
SIM Nano-SIM
  – Fingerprint sensor (PayPal certified)
Display Type Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 720 x 1280 pixels, 4.7 inches (~312 ppi pixel density)
Multitouch Yes
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 4
Platform OS Android OS, v4.4.4 (KitKat), planned upgrade to v5.0 (Lollipop)
Chipset Exynos 5 Octa 5430
CPU Quad-core 1.8 GHz Cortex-A15 & quad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A7
GPU Mali-T628 MP6
Memory Card slot No
Internal 32 GB, 2 GB RAM
Camera Primary 12 MP, 4608 x 2592 pixels, autofocus, LED flash, check quality
Features Dual camera, geo-tagging, touch focus, face/smile detection, panorama, HDR
Video 2160p@30fps, 1080p@60fps, 720p@120fps, check quality
Secondary 2.1 MP
Sound Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm jack Yes
Comms WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth v4.0, A2DP, EDR, LE
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS
NFC Yes
Radio No
USB microUSB v2.0
Features Sensors Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, heart rate
Messaging SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM
Browser HTML5
Java Yes, via Java MIDP emulator
  – ANT+ support
– Dropbox (50 GB cloud storage)
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
– MP4/WMV/H.264 player
– MP3/WAV/WMA/eAAC+/FLAC player
– Photo/video editor
– Document viewer
Battery   Li-Ion 1860 mAh battery
Stand-by Up to 350 h (3G)
Talk time Up to 11 h (3G)
Music play Up to 37 h
Misc Colors Charcoal Black, Sleek Silver, Dazzling White, Frosted Gold, Scuba Blue
SAR US 1.18 W/kg (head)     0.75 W/kg (body)    
SAR EU 0.37 W/kg (head)     0.51 W/kg (body)    
Price group
Tests Performance Basemark OS II: 915 / Basemark X: 11065
Display Contrast ratio: Infinite (nominal), 3.509 (sunlight)
Camera Photo / Video
Loudspeaker Voice 66dB / Noise 61dB / Ring 75dB
Audio quality Noise -95.7dB / Crosstalk -65.6dB
Battery life

Endurance rating 52h

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