In April Samsung unveiled its brand new Mega series of Phablets for those who wants their hands full. A 5.8 inch and 6.3 inch might raise many an eyebrows but seems like there exists a niche market for such a mammoth smartphone devices that almost blurs the line between smartphones and mini tablets.
Buoyed by the success of Galaxy Grand, the company launched Galaxy Mega 6.3 and Mega 5.8 in India officially for a price of Rs. 31,490 and Rs. 25,100 respectively.
Common features of Mega 6.3 and Mega 5.8
Design wise, both the device looks similar to Galaxy S4 and both lists similar features and runs on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean with Samsunng’s own Nature UX 2.0 topping. Both are powered by a dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor with slight variations in clocking speed but mated with a 1.5 GB RAM.
Other common features of the dual-SIM mega phone 8-megapixel rear, a 1.9-megapixel front cameras, and connectivity support through Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, 3G, GPS and more.
Galaxy Mega brings many of the touted features that came with the new flagship device, Galaxy S4. Some of the features include:
Air View: that lets users preview information in emails, photos in Gallery, and speed dial contacts without opening them
Group Play: Enables easy content sharing for up to 8 devices on the same Wi-Fi network.
S Translator: Enables instant translation, using text or voice translation on applications including email, and ChatON. To begin with, it supports 9 languages.
Story Album: Allows users to storify your events based on locations or events and organize it.
Samsung Link: Easily streams photos, videos, notes, or music to your television, tablet or computer
Camera features: Some of the camera features that debuted in Galaxy S4 like Drama shot, Sound and Shot, Eraser shot etc is also beefed up in the Mega phones.
Also other features like Pop up play, multi-windows, smart view etc finds the way in.
Galaxy Mega 6.3 specs and features
With a 6.3 inch display it’s clear Samsung aims to take on Huawei Ascend Mate which has a 6.1 inch screen. The huge display has a 720 x 1280 pixels resolution forking out a 233 ppi density.
It will come in 8 and 16GB internal storage capacity variants and a further expandable memory via microSD card up to 64GB.
Galaxy Mega 6.8 supports NFC, which is missing in the other Mega.
Bigger phone are thirsty for more battery juice and Mega 6.3 is packed with a Li-Ion 3200 mAh battery. The device measures 8 mm in thickness and weighs 199 grams.
Galaxy Mega 5.8 specs and features
The smaller sibling in the mega series is Galaxy Mega 5.8, featuring a 5.8 inch display with 540 x 960 pixels resolution and a 199 ppi density which does not excite much considering the screen size. The dual-core processor is clocked at 1.4 GHz with a 1.5 GB RAM.
Unlike the bigger Mega, Mega 5.8 comes with only a 8 GB internal memory option which ofcourse is expandable via microSD card upto 64 GB. NFC is absent in the 5.8 edition.
2600 mAh battery is also slightly smaller compared to the other mega. At 9 mm it is also tad thicker than Mega 6.8 and weighs 182 gms.
So what you think of the Mega series? Is it too big for your comfort or you would say bigger is better? Do leave your comments.