Samsung Galaxy Mega: Is it better than Galaxy Note 2? – Review, specs, and features

The Samsung Galaxy Mega is now available to U.S. consumers, prompting a battle of the big screens in the Samsung market.

Although newly released, the Galaxy Mega is not quite dazzling as far as the spec sheet is concerned.

Both versions have been thinned out, with the 6.3-inch Mega only 0.31 inches thick. The Mega 6.3’s 720p HD display matches the aging Note II, but only with 233 pixels per inch.

As for screen size, the Galaxy Mega 6.3 definitely dwarfs Galaxy Note 2 by almost an inch – 0.8. The Galaxy Mega’s 6.3 inch TFT display towers over Galaxy Note 2’s 5.5 inch Super AMOLED display.

The 5.5-inch Galaxy Note 2 measures in at 80.5 by 151.1 by 9.4 mm compared to the Galaxy Mega, which features dimensions at 167.6 by 88 by 8 mm. The Galaxy Note 2 weighs in at 182.5 g, compared to the 6.3-inch Galaxy Mega at 199 g.

The Mega 6.3 also loses to Galaxy Note 2 in internal storage and RAM. The Note comes with a 2GB RAM and either 16GB or 32GB internal storage, while the Mega works with a 1.5 RAM and either 8GB or 16GB internal storage. Both phablets do support memory expansion for up to 64GB through microSD cards.

The Galaxy Note 2 is powered by an Exynos 4 quad-core processor at 1.6 GHz compared to the Galaxy Mega, which is powered by a Snapdragon 400 dual-core processor at 1.7GHz.

This means the Galaxy Note 2 offers 1.88 times faster CPU clock speed. The Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 will launch running Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, a clear advantage over the Galaxy Note 2 powered by the outdated Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.

Both Samsung smartphones are good choices for users looking for all of the features of a smartphone packed into a portable, yet considerably sized device.