Looks like Samsung is very keen to bring “large screen” devices to market after its stunning success of huge screen Note series, today samsung launched a new series of Galaxy namely Galaxy mega. Two new phones were introduced in this category today with a screen size of 5.8inch and other has a 6.3inch display, so lets start with the 6.3″ version.
This variant is around 8mm thick, it has a 1280×720 pixel resolution screen and weighs around 199 gms which is lighter than note.Powered by popular Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 chipset it has a 1.7GHz dual core “Krait” processor enriched with Adreno 305 GPU dedicated for gaming and video. It has a 16GB inbuilt storage which can be expanded up to 64GB. A decent 3200mAh battery powers this smartphone which is very much needed given the screen size.
Powered by Android 4.2 Jelly Bean OS it has the most admired feature of S4 such as multi-window,single hand usage(mandatory because of the huge size) it also has some popular pre-installed apps like S Planner, S Translator,S Memo etc. Samsung has used the same plastic body but the design is sleek so that reading books and browsing the web can be done better compared to other devices in this range.
Now moving to the next variant Galaxy Mega 5.8 has 960×540 pixel resolution with 1.4GHz processor. The phone’s 1.5GB RAM comes with 8GB of inbuilt storage expandable up to 64GB and powered by a 2,600mAh battery .
Some notable difference between these two models are the Galaxy Mega 5.8 is dual-SIM with 2600mAH battery while the Galaxy Mega 6.3 is single SIM 3200 mAH powered,but luckily both are expandable upto 64gb.Mega 6.3 has an IR blaster with latest NFC technology for faster file transfer but these both features are absent in Mega 5.8,it also misses some feature like Airview and S4 camera UI but the former feature can be realized with several ROM’s from xda.
The galaxy Mega 6.3 version is priced at Rs.31,490 and the 5.8 version is priced at Rs.25,100, both the models are up for preorder in samsung estore and will be available within a week.
the bottom line : These both are really a great intermediate models between the high end note series and mediocre galaxy series, I recommend this to people to buy this if and only if you’re comfortable with the size, trust me 6.3 is not something small!