The Samsung Galaxy Mega when taking it out of the box is “WOW, this is too big” and when asking a few people about the size it was the same reaction. Unless your coming from a Galaxy Note then you might not thing its that much bigger but coming from an iPhone you can certainly tell the different and compared to the S4 and the iPhone 5 the Mega really is Mega coming in at 6.3 inch’s which is just crazy for a phone.
I wouldn’t really class the Mega as a phone that can be used in public too much as it looks like you are holding a tablet to your head and it feels like you are due to the massive size. The Mega is more for people who want the phone ability there for if they need it but use mainly the internet and text messaging which is what most people do these day’s but its still a bit too big to carry around as your daily device.
The Mega pack’s quite a punch in the spec’s, while its not right at the top of the benchmark list the device is defiantly no slouch even compared to some of the latest phones out there. Here is a list of what the device has (Click here for full specs):
- 720 x 1280 pixels, 6.3 inches display
- Android 4.2.2
- Micro SD (Up to 64GB)
- 8/16GB Internal storage
- 1.5 GB RAM
- IR Blaster
- Dual-core 1.7 GHz Krait
- Li-Ion 3200 mAh battery
- 8MP Rear Camera
- 1.9 MP front camera
- 4G enabled
As the specs above show the device is well packed with some awesome specs and the device runs fast and is responsive all round. You can get the very rare glitch where the OS can lag for a few seconds but overall the device is fluid and responsive across the board.
The battery life on the mega even with its large screen size is quite good due to the large battery in the back being 3200 mAH so the device will get you through a full day with light usage, However, during heavy usage the battery does drain quite fast so if you are going to be a heavy user then you will get about 3/4 of the day before it will need charging.
The design of the mega is nice and sturdy and it doesn’t feel like its going to bend/snap when put under some force and the screen feels responsive and the layout is nice. The buttons are easy to get to and all the buttons give excellent feedback all round. My only complaint with most Android devices but mainly with Samsung devices is the plastic back’s as this makes the phone feel cheap and a metal back would have been a lot nicer but for the price tag there is not a lot to argue about.
The camera is only an 8MP shooter but it takes amazing pictures during my testing and it mainly worked well in good lighting conditions but in low lighting the camera seemed to be more grainy and didn’t look as crisp and the colors don’t pop out. The auto focus works great on the mega and when taking pictures it was quick to focus and even on close up’s it focuses’s very quickly which is great when you want to get those perfect shots. I wouldn’t let is take over your point and shoot but if your just looking for a good camera which has lots of options then the Mega is a great choice.
Here is some pictures taken with the Mega:
The display on the Mega is amazing, it is bright and all the colors are pop out of the screen and everything looks crisp and detailed and its hard to find the pixels on the screen even though its only 720P. Since the mega is all about the display size this is defiantly where it shines ahead but its still too big for a phone that you will be carrying round with you everyday.
During my testing the Mega made great calls and I didn’t have any dropped calls and I got signal where I normally have issues with my iPhone and calls sound clear and nice and loud for when your out and about but you might want too hold of making any calls until you get back home due to its size.
The mega is good for those who use the internet a lot and want something that is more tablet sized but who need the phone feature there for when they need it. For me its far too big and the perfect size is something more like the S4 as its not too big and not too small but the Mega is just far too big for me. If you use the internet and do a lot of traveling then this would be a great phone as you could basically call it a tablet for its size and it certainly is well equipped. However, if you make a lot of phone calls then this probably isn’t the phone for you.