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Samsung Galaxy Mega review | Introduction

Published on: Tuesday, August 13th 2013                   Written by: Ilse Jurrien - Photography by: Mark Peters

Galaxy Mega review

M ore than two months ago, Samsung introduced a new smartphone in the mid-segment. However, the Samsung Galaxy Mega GT-I9205 is not just a phone, and as the name already indicates, this smartphone is truly Mega big. Samsung wants to offer the ideal combination between a smartphone and a tablet, also known as a ‘phablet’. The Samsung Galaxy Mega has 6.3-inch screen, the Android 4.2 Jelly Bean operating system, a 1.7 GHz Dual Core processor and an 8-megapixel digital camera.

Are you curious if this Android phone truly offers the best of both worlds? Read our complete Samsung Galaxy Mega review, including test photos, and full HD sample videos.

Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 Android smartphone

Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 Android smartphone

Android 4.2 - 1.7 GHz dual core processor - 6.3" touchscreen - 8MP camera

 

Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 test

Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 test

Samsung Galaxy Mega smartphone design

The Galaxy Mega’s enormous format is apparent immediately upon removing its packaging,. It is not a smartphone that you can pop into your pants pocket. With dimensions of 167.6 x 88.0 x 8.0mm, you will most likely want to operate the phablet with two hands. With a weight of 199 grams, it is not the lightest smartphone, which means you need to support it with both hands. In comparison, the Galaxy S4 weighs 130 grams and is 136,6 x 69,8 x 7,9 mm in size. In terms of design, it is immediately visible that it is a Samsung device. The plastic body is also seen in other Galaxy devices. The button placement is also comparable.

Samsung Galaxy Mega review

Samsung Galaxy Mega review

Samsung Galaxy Mega phone functions

The Samsung Galaxy Mega runs on the Android 4.2 operating system. This version is available for smartphones as well as tablets, which makes the Android OS work well in the Galaxy Mega. New functions compared with the 4.1 version include Gesture Typing (Swype keyboard) and Multi-user support (support for several users). There is also a new version of Google Now installed and there are various quick settings and lock screen widgets available. Samsung always uses its own TouchWiz user interface. The Galaxy Mega is offered with TouchWiz Nature UX 2.0, and this version is also implemented in the flagship model, the Galaxy S4.

 
 

Our Rating!

Design
75%
User friendliness
80%
Features
80%
Performance
75%
Price / Quality ratio
70%
76%
Review rating
Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3
 
 
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