Making smartphone displays bigger is 2013 mainstream, that’s for sure. Soon after releasing their flagship the Samsung Galaxy S4, the Korean brand revealed its phablet forerunner – the Samsung Galaxy Mega.
The smaller version of Galaxy Mega also comes with a dual-SIM capability
This device would definitely make you exclaim “Now that’s what I call a big thing”. Its impressive 6.3 inches are the missing link between smartphones and tablets. Actually the Galaxy Mega is available in two configurations, the second of which offering a smaller 5.8inch screen. The smaller version of Galaxy Mega also comes with a dual-SIM capability.
But the one we are going to examine in this video review is the bigger 6.3 Galaxy Mega, which carries the model number I9200.
The appearance very much resembles the shape and curves of the Galaxy S4.
The appearance very much resembles the shape and curves of the Galaxy S4
Actually even the grid-like texture on the case is the same and again is offered in two colors – black mist and white frost. Despite the huge size of this handset, the discreet case borders and display frame save the final design from looking too bulky. The Galaxy Mega weight 0.44lbs with the battery unit on board.
This smartphone is targeted to people whose work requires constant access to the Internet and a big screen to view photo or video contents in high resolution. Its TFT display technology offers 720×1280 pixel resolution at 233ppi density. One would definitely miss seeing Samsung’s AMOLED technology instead of the LCD one.
Inside we come across at a Qualcomm Snapdragon 300 chipset. The Dual-core 1.7GHz Krait CPU along with Adreno 305GPU and the rarely seen 1.5GB of RAM achieve excellence in performance during any kind of multitasking even with high-resolution video involved.
One would definitely miss seeing Samsung’s AMOLED technology instead of the LCD one
The base camera boosts 8MPs and the front one 1.9MPs which appears to be a great addition to the huge display, appreciated mostly during video calls. The cameras are also capable of recording Full HD 1080p video.
User storage can be 8GB or 16GB but you can always expand it through plugging a micro SD card. Its connectivity abilities extend far: the 4G fast mobile data support boosts great upload and download speeds; NFC and HDMI supported via the micro USB port are also available.
Android Jelly Bean 4.2.2 is the operating system on board.
Air View touchless control feature is also present here
The Samsung Galaxy Mega has some of the features of the Galaxy flagship like for example the IR blaster which turns it into a remote control. Air View touchless control feature is also present here along with the intuitive reader facilitating applications like Smart Stay, Smart Rotation and Eye-Tracking. One can also find the S Health board here.
For such a huge display the power supply on board should be considerable and it is – 3200mAh battery piece ensures a long life.
The Samsung Galaxy Mega is a suitable choice for people who mostly use their smarphone to browse and watch videos.