The Samsung Galaxy Mega is one of the biggest Smartphone among the Samsung series. In terms of size it comes somewhere between the Samsung Galaxy S4 and the upcoming stylus-equipped Galaxy Note 3. With a large 6.3 inch display the Galaxy Mega has been designed to open the prospects of operating bigger screen for extensive viewing, multimedia, web browsing and more. Unlike the Note series they are not accompanied with a stylus pen but it is definitely intended to be an affordable consumption device for anyone who desires to own a smart and trendy phone.
Samsung Galaxy Mega Product Highlights
Samsung Galaxy Mega is a fusion of a tablet and smartphone. Measuring 6.3 inch accompanied by a 720 pixel, this device carries features and specification of a tablet and a phone. It’s got 1.7GHz dual core processor and 1.5GB of RAM which shows good performance and does much better than Samsung Galaxy S3 and S4.
It has an 8-megapixel rear-facing cameras and 1.9-megapixel front-facing cameras. In terms of design this handset lacks squared-off edges that is found in Samsung S4 and resembles more to S3 with rounded edges and a plastic rear. Even though S4 and Mega look alike the latter is much bigger and the difference can be made out quite easily when placed side by side. Mega is very sleek Smartphone with dimensions measuring 167.6 x 88 x 8.0 mm. It is wider than the Galaxy Note 2 with 80.5 x 151.1 x 9.4 mm but again Mega proves to be heavier than Note 2 by 16.2 grams.
Samsung Galaxy Mega Technical Features
Weighing 199 grams the Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 is a slim device with a body made of polycarbonate material. Aluminum body would have been more durable but synthetic materials have the advantage of being flexible, light and less prone to scratches. The 6.3-inch display is largest among the mainstream smart phones and has managed to engulf the design of Galaxy Note 2.
Even though it’s big it’s surprisingly very light and thin for its size. It’s got up to 16GB of onboard storage, but this can be supplemented up to 64GB of capacity using the micro SD slot which lies under the polycarbonate cover. This would provide sufficient space to watch high definition movies on big screen. The display has a 720p resolution and it does have a surprisingly clear and sharp screen for a phone / tablet that isn’t full HD. They have opted for an HD PLS LCD which provides comfortable reading of web pages and is bright enough with its vibrant colors.
The Galaxy Mega runs the latest version of Android, 4.2 Jelly Bean, but is skinned with Samsung’s Touchwiz user interface .One attractive feature is the Air View function that allows you check what is hidden in a photo album or calendar entries without having to open it. This handset comes with LTE connectivity but if 4G is not available it can support HSPA connectivity. Enabled with Cat 3 LTE it gives you the power to download up to 100Mbps and 50 Mbps for uploads. Along with GLONASS support, the GPS mapping experience on this smartphone is great .Galaxy Mega also supports Wi-Fi 802.11 a/ac/b/g/n bands along with support for dual-band Wi-Fi. With the help DLNA you can send multimedia content to your TV while Wi-Fi Direct can be used to share files with other phones on the same network. This phone comes with a large 3200 mAh battery which can give you a smooth battery life for one day unless you’re watching HD movies continuously.
Samsung Galaxy Mega Drawbacks
Holding the phone is not at all difficult as it is sleek and light. But it’s too big to hold it in the palm and one may require the support of both hands while sending text messages
Samsung Galaxy Mega Price & Availability in Dubai
Samsung Galaxy Mega is intended to reach consumers who would like to own a phone which has tablet features embedded in it. The large display and sharpness of pictures brought about by the high resolution is quite impressive and makes this product a true winner in the market.
In UAE, the product is not announced yet, watch out for this space.