When it comes to smartphones how big is too big? That is a question that Samsung isn't worried about, and is pushing the limits with each new smartphone they release. From a 5.5-inch Galaxy Note II, to their brand new Samsung Galaxy MEGA series with huge 5.8 and 6.3-inch displays. Today we're taking a look at the newly released on AT&T Samsung Galaxy Mega.
This smartphone is a phablet, truly, and comes in with a massive 6.3-inch display. The resolution is only 1280 x 720, so the PPI isn't quite up to par with something like the Galaxy S4, or even the Note II, but it still looks decent. Samsung is offering a device bigger than the Note II but with lower specs for the budget crowd.
Someone that wants a massive display but doesn't want an S-Pen stylus and an expensive device, this might be worth checking out. Just make sure you have huge hands. Mine aren't the biggest, but this device is surely pushing the limits on what is realistic. If you ask me. When they have to customize the dialpad, keyboard, and lockscreen to be on half the the screen -- left or right side in settings -- it's a sign that you've gone too far. This is an option with the Note line, but this MEGA is just, well, MEGA.
Coming in with a 6.3-inch 720p display you've got a decent screen with mid-range specs. No quad-core here. Instead we've got a new Snapdragon 400 dual-core at 1.7 GHz and 1.5 GB of RAM, 8 or 16GB of internal storage, and an 8 megapixel rear camera. It looks exactly like the Galaxy S4, only it's bigger, much bigger. There's a 1.9 MP front camera, micro-SD slot, and a 3,200 mAh battery that should last plenty long. We'll be testing that in our review.
I don't know. This just seems a bit ridiculous. The phone is truly so big that my wrist hurt after about 15 minutes of usage, but I might need to just get used to it. The power and volume rockers have been realigned a bit lower to make things easier for us too. Thanks Sammy!
We're enjoying Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean here and you'll get almost everything the Galaxy S4 and other Samsung devices are enjoying as of late. All the motion controls, smart scroll, smart pause, and camera features are included. This is basically the same version of Android and TouchWiz on the Galaxy S4, only it has a bunch of "one handed" operation settings. Which obviously will come in handy for everyone but NBA basketball players with hands the size of a dinner plate.
We love that Samsung is mixing things up, but this phone is just huge. We'll have to enjoy it for at least a few more days before we can come up with any sort of judgement on what we think, but so far it's pretty impressive for what they're offering. If just a bit big for our taste. As a reminder the MEGA is available as we speak should you not want to wait for our review.
Are you interested in the 6.3-inch Samsung Galaxy MEGA? Drop us any questions below and we'll let you know what's up.