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Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8 / I9150 / I9152

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Overall 7

Samsung Galaxy Mega Review: In Depth

5 December 2013
  • Conclusion: First impressions are certainly deceptive with the Samsung Galaxy Mega. It’s size seems prohibitively big at first, but it actual makes for a great experience, both navigating the interface and especially when watching content. From a practical standpoint, it’s worth checking whether you have bags or pockets big enough to accommodate this phone, but if you’re looking for a purpose-built, well connected movie-friendly phone this is one of the best.
  • Pros: Excellent screen, Premium design, Expandable memory
  • Cons: Large size makes this a niche device, UI isn't optimised for one-handed use, Poor 3D gaming performance
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Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8 Review

12 July 2013
  • Summary: The Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8 is an interesting idea: at first, one might think “why bother” since the Galaxy Note seems occupy the same space, but if you take pricing into account, you will see that it opens a Galaxy Note like experience at a much lower price point. Granted, if you are a “specs” person, this is really not for you, just pay more and get something more powerful – wait for the Note 3 for instance.
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Overall 7

Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8

9 July 2013
  • Summary: It's difficult to recommend the Galaxy Mega 5.8. To start with you get better specifications from the Huawei Ascend Mate for the same price. Sure, the Mega 5.8 has a good camera; works well as a phone, and features Samsung shenanigans. However, the display and build of the device feel lacklustre when compared to the competition. If you want a device with a really large display that isn't the Galaxy Note II, you should consider the Galaxy Mega 6.3 or the Ascend Mate.
  • Pros: Good camera, Smooth interface, Slew of Samsung preloaded apps
  • Cons: Lacklustre display, Low performance when compared to other phones in the same price range, Lags during heavy gaming
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Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8 review: Medium extra large

GSM Arena
7 June 2013
  • Conclusion: The Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8 is the smaller member of a pair that leads the "go-big-or-go-home" campaign. If you're looking for a device that gives you big screen action without breaking the bank, it's a device worthy of your consideration as it falls in just short of the tablet range. The dual-SIM support is also a huge plus in this regard, as many emerging markets have users who are keen on having not only the ability to wield a larger screen around, but also be able to...
  • Pros: Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE; quad-band 3G with HSPA; LTE; Dual-SIM version available, 5.8" 16M-color qHD (540 x 960) TFT LCD capacitive touchscreen, Android OS v4.2.2 Jelly Bean with TouchWiz UI, Dual-core 1.4 GHz Broadcom CPU, VideoCore IV GPU, 1.5GB of RAM, 8 MP autofocus camera with LED flash,1080p video recording @ 30fps, continuous autofocus and stereo sound, 1.9 MP front-facing camera, 1080p video recording, Dual shot and dual video recording, Drama shot, Shot and s...
  • Cons: Big, even for a phablet, Resolution on the low side for the screen size, Midrange performance, Design is a bit played out by now, Shared camera interface makes framing tricky
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Overall 7

Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8 Review

Phone Arena
22 May 2013
  • Conclusion: No, the Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8 isn't ridiculous despite its gargantuan proportions. It is simply not a smartphone for the mainstream market. Rather, it is meant to be used by a very specific demographic – those few who want their smartphone to have a large display above all. Without a doubt, having such a huge screen makes gaming a lot more comfortable and it is great for watching video or photos.
  • Pros: Large screen makes gaming and watching videos very comfortable, Decent camera, Dual SIM phone
  • Cons: Low resolution display, Occasional performance issues, Difficult to handle and carry around
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Overall 10

Expert Review

26 July 2013
  • Excerpt: Samsung is no more of an unknown brand in the industry of innovative smart phone technology. So, when it comes to most efficient smart phones, the first brand name comes to our mind is Samsung. Indeed, you can be sure enough about the performance of this latest Galaxy Mega GT I9152 smart phone because of its eye-popping features as well as scintillating performance till the end. From large screen to a stamina battery, this phone is meant to give you everything.
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Expert Review

23 July 2013
  • Summary: Its huge 5.8 inch screen has the wow factor but fails to provide the kind of performance that one would expect from a device priced above Rs 20,000. When you are in the No 1 position, expectations are bound to increase and everything you do would be considered as the benchmark. So is the case with Samsung; its 'No 1 smartphone maker of the world' tag also fuelled expectations.
  • Pros: Big Display, Intuitive User Interface, Camera
  • Cons: Erratic touch response, Slow, Price
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Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8 preview

PC Advisor
19 July 2013
  • Summary: The Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8 is a large phone that is likely to have a small price tag. Read our Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8 preview to find out more.
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Expert Review

15 July 2013
  • Summary: The Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8 is a part of Samsung’s two pronged approach to capture the audience looking for a device even bigger than the 5.5inch Note 2 but smaller than a tablet. Targeting the 5.8 inch and 6.3 inch segments, Samsung now has handsets at practically every screen size. The Galaxy Mega 5.8 incorporates a large screen with dual SIM capabilities to offer an interesting proposition. Is it worth taking a look at ? Read on to find out.
  • Pros: Decent camera, Great battery life, Dual SIM
  • Cons: Too big, Low resolution screen, Average performance, Price
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Expert Review

30 June 2013
  • Summary: T he bigger, the better , right? If you follow this maxim, you may have noticed that the smartphone world is moving along the same path. It may come as a surprise, but Dell was really one of the pioneers in the large-screened smartphone category, or phablets as some like to call them, with its 5-inch Streak . However, due to various reasons, the Streak didn’t find favor with too many people and eventually withered away into the annals of phone history.
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