Reviews and Problems with Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 / I9200 / i9205 / i527
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Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 review
20 September 2013
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
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.
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.
Summary: Samsung's Galaxy Mega lives up to its name. For some, this 6.3-inch will reek of tech frivolity, but those looking to combine the size of a tablet with the functionality of a phone will appreciate what this phablet has to offer. As a multimedia device, the Mega is great for watching video and playing games (as long as they're not too demanding). The 8-MP camera is also quite good for the price, and the Mega delivers loud audio.
Summary: Mega-sized and mega-good? Users who think that 5-inch smartphones like the HTC One are not quite big enough will be delighted with Samsung's Galaxy Mega and its 6.3-inch display. In the following review, we'll discover that the phablet has more to offer than just a large screen.
Pros: Very large and bright display, Great viewing angle stability, Many ways of operation, Ample wireless connectivity, Plenty of additional software included, Lots of accessories, Case doesn't get hot, Very good battery life, The very bright display and the extensive features set.
Cons: Not a lot of optional accessories, Operation can be confusing, System and 3D performance is just average, Comparatively low resolution, Case is not very sturdy, A higher-resolution display would really improve this phablet.
Conclusion: Samsung did not intend for it to be a flagship phone or to cannibalize existing devices, such as the Galaxy Note II or Galaxy S 4. And because of this, it ships with moderate specifications, a feature-light version of TouchWiz, and only what is absolutely necessary.
Pros: Giant display for great mobile entertainment and productivity, Average battery life, It’s running the latest version of Android and TouchWiz, Expandable storage and removable battery, Great call quality and moderate data speeds
Cons: It’s a two-handed smartphone, It yearns to have its own S Pen, Missing many of the Galaxy S 4′s features, The camera has issues with auto-focus and auto-exposure, Tiny instances of lag throughout use, Sub-par display quality
Conclusion: From the looks of it, the Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 design and weight is an achievement for such an enormous screen size and a huge 3200 mAh battery pack inside. The display panel actually makes it a great phone for browsing the web, watching videos, reading, editing pics and getting things done with the multi-window mode, due to sheer diagonal.
Pros: Very slim and compact handset for the screen size, Landscape interface mode
Excerpt: How big is too big? Many phones these days, including the iPhone 5 and the Galaxy S4, use a screen that is 4-inches or bigger. is that the right size or do we need even bigger? Samsung seems to believe that the latter option is true, so it has decided to release a behemoth of a device — the Galaxy Mega.
Pros: Vibrant screen, Great for watching videos, Huge battery
Cons: The back gets dirty quickly, Not enough internal storage, Screen could be higher res
Summary: At a hair under $600, the Galaxy Mega is possibly one of the better massive smartphones out there, providing what is essentially a Galaxy S4 without as much speed in a body that is far, far bigger.
Pros: Two day battery life for a 4G phone is great, Excellent 4G performance, Maintains the look of an S4, except enlarged, Works as a remote control for your TV
Cons: Looks ridiculous when held to the side of your head, Microphone is poorly placed, Made of plastic, Occasional slow downs can be noticed, Typical Samsung Android problems can be seen here, too