6.3-inch Samsung Galaxy Mega specs review

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The Samsung Galaxy Mega is a little huge to be categorized in the phone segment. With a screen measuring 6.3 inches diagonally, the Mega is more like a small Android tablet computer. Weighing 199g, it is not comfortable to hold.

The Mega’s 6.3-inch screen is positively huge, but you’ll have to make do with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels, as opposed to the full 1080p screen on the HTC One Max and Lumia 1520. And it comes with $99 with a two-year Sprint plan.

Running Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean with Samsung’s TouchWiz interface, the Mega is missing some of the features found on its more advanced cousins such as Air Gesture and Smart Screen.

With a phone this size there are the positives too as Samsung’s Multi Window mode works best on it. It lets the user use multiple apps side by side. When Multi Window mode is enabled, a sidebar toggle shows up to let you launch one of 12 apps in a split screen.

Samsung has supplied the Galaxy Mega with a 1.9- megapixel front-facing camera for video calling, along with an 8- megapixel rear-facing sensor and 1080p video recording for serious stills and videos.

The 3,200 mAh battery on the Mega lasts for around 7 hours which is quite a lot for a phone. If someone is looking for an inexpensive big screen mobile, and aren’t too particular about the latest super-fast processor and the highest resolution screen, this is a great ideal.