Conclusion: For those who want the best specs and features in a big-screen smartphone (and are willing to pay for them) Samsung’s Galaxy Note 3 and Sony’s Xperia Z Ultra outclass the Galaxy Mega with 1080p screens and fancy features (like the S Pen). But the Samsung Galaxy Mega excels as a mid-range phone for those who value screen size and battery life over pocketability and the ability to make phone calls sans-headset without looking foolish.
Pros: Massive screen looks good and is great for everything, Great battery life, Expandable storage via MicroSD card
Cons: Large size makes phone calls without a headset look and feel ridiculous, Camera is good but not great, Won’t fit comfortably in most pockets, Loaded up with too many pre-installed apps
Excerpt: Samsung Galaxy Mega Smartphone Review Back when Samsung released the Galaxy Note many people thought it was just too big for a phone but that didn’t stop it becoming a very popular device. Certainly when we reviewed it the overall...
Excerpt: Back when Samsung released the Galaxy Note many people thought it was just too big for a phone but that didn’t stop it becoming a very popular device. Certainly when we reviewed it the overall opinion was positive, even if it did feel at times like anyone sitting next to you could read all the text on the screen.
Excerpt: S amsung’s Mega 6.3 is neither phone or tablet. Many have come to call this type of a device a phablet. I think there is no question that a device of this size, measuring 6.3-inches diagonally from the display’s corner to corner , can easily exist as a tablet. So I believe the question that remains is, beyond the Mega 6.3′s all together performance, can it serve as a phone?
Pros: Excellent screen, solid battery life and a decent camera
Conclusion: The Samsung Galaxy Mega is both absurd and awesome. It has the largest screen of any smartphone in the U.S., and is a top Android-based pick on AT&T if you don't need the absolute latest cutting-edge components.
Pros: Mega-size screen. Not-so-mega-size price. Slim design. Tons of software features. Stellar battery life.
Cons: Display isn't full HD. Not the fastest gaming performance. Stereo speakers would have been better, given its size.
Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 Review: Titantic phone, petite tablet (AT&T)
3 September 2013
Conclusion: Do you want a smartphone or tablet? The Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 is the closest anyone has gotten without making people choose - in the U.S., at least. There are plenty of phones with large screens that blur the lines, but most are just phones with above-average display sizes. The average continues to climb, and the Galaxy Mega 6.3 is the better option of devices trying to bridge that gap.
Conclusion: The Samsung Galaxy Note 6.3 is not a tablet disguised as a smartphone, no matter how much it would appear to be one. Instead you've got a massive handset made for those users that have out-of-the-ordinary needs. Perhaps you're professional basketball player that's twice the size of the average human. Maybe you're in need of a large display to play movies on your frequent airplane trips and the Galaxy Note II just isn't cutting it.
Excerpt: Is it a phone, a tablet or a phablet? You decide. The Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 is here on AT&T, and despite the jumbo size, the price is small at $149 on contract and $479 without contract. Clearly that means you don't get top of the line specs, but the Mega 6.3 belies its mid-range specs with good performance and quality.
Pros: Absolutely huge display, relatively low price. Decent performance and plenty of features.
Cons: Specs are middle of the road, resolution isn't that high, storage is small.