The Galaxy Mega follows the same design language of just about every other Samsung-branded device that’s been released this year.
This smartphone is a phablet, truly, and comes in with a massive 6.3-inch display. The resolution is only 1280 x 720 with a pixel per inch count around 233.
Above the display, one will find the speaker grille, a Samsung logo, and a notification light tucked up towards the top-left (facing the device).
There are a pair of sensors at the top-right, and then finally the 1.9-megapixel camera. There’s the regular physical Home button, with the Back button on the right, and the Menu button on the left below the touchscreen.
The Galaxy Mega 6.3 breaks the Samsung-branded tablet button layout, and goes with the smartphone layout instead. On the back, the plastic panel is dominated by the 8MP camera at the top, with the single LED flash right below it. At the bottom of the back plate there’s the Galaxy MEGA brand.
While Android 4.3 Jelly Bean may be the newest version of the mobile OS out there in the wild, Samsung is faulted for launching the Galaxy Mega 6.3 with Android 4.2.2. The Galaxy Mega has 16GB of built-in storage, and has a microSD card slot.
It has 1.5GB of RAM and a 3,200 mAh battery that should last plenty long. The Galaxy Mega 6.3 is priced accordingly on AT&T’s network.
At $149.99 with a new, two-year contract (and $479.99 without a contract), it’s priced as a mid-range device, but not so much to undersell it.