SAM­SUNG GALAXY MEGA (LTE)

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Hav­ing seen mul­ti­ple Sam­sung mo­bile de­vices this year, it comes as no sur­prise that the Galaxy Mega – cur­rently the largest mem­ber of the Galaxy smart­phone fam­ily – in­her­its sim­i­lar de­sign traits as its sib­lings such as the hard­ware home but­ton, rounded cor­ners and plas­tic chas­sis.

It may have a mas­sive 6.3inch dis­play, but that doesn’t nec­es­sar­ily mean that the Galaxy Mega is bulky. In fact, when com­pared to the As­cend Mate, it is close to 2mm thin­ner and a mere 1g heav­ier. Its plas­tic chas­sis may look more pol­ished than the As­cend Mate, but it’s not quite as easy to han­dle, as the glossy plas­tic can be a bit slip­pery.

Sam­sung uses a 6.3-inch Su­per Clear LCD dis­play panel for the Galaxy Mega, which comes with a rea­son­able res­o­lu­tion of 1280 x 720 pix­els. Im­age qual­ity is sharp (but not quite as good as our Full HD mod­els) and color re­pro­duc­tion is quite nat­u­ral, as the LCD dis­play is not as vi­brant as AMOLED.

“IT MAY HAVE A MAS­SIVE 6.3-INCH DIS­PLAY, BUT THAT DOESN’T NEC­ES­SAR­ILY MEAN THAT THE GALAXY MEGA

IS BULKY.”

The Galaxy Mega is ppow­ered by a Qual­comm Snap­dragon 400 dual-core 1.7GHz pro­ces­sor and 1.5GB RAM. It runs on An­droid 4.2.2 Jelly Bean with some unique fea­tures of the lat­est TouchWiz such as sound & shot, multi-win­dow and pop-up play. While it boasts one-handed op­er­a­tion, we find it odd that one-sided us­age of the key­board is not sup­ported on the Galaxy Mega un­like its other mod­els such as the Galaxy Note II.

Like the Op­ti­mus G Pro, the Galaxy Mega comes with 16GB in­ter­nal stor­age and has mi­cro-SD sup­port up to 64GB. It is equipped with a re­mov­able 3,200mAh bat­tery, which is the sec­ond big­gest bat­tery ca­pac­ity af­ter the As­cend Mate.

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