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Samsung Galaxy Mega review | Rating & Conclusion

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

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Price / Quality ratio
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Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3

Samsung Galaxy Mega GT-I9205

Samsung Galaxy Mega GT-I9205

Samsung Galaxy Mega review conclusion

The Samsung Galaxy Mega GT-I9205 is a very special smartphone. The large 6.3-inch screen will be too big and heavy for many. The smartphone does not fit in your pocket, and you need two hands to operate it. This does not make it an ideal camera for daily use. Yet, buyers of the Galaxy Mega will choose this smartphone because of its size. Samsung has already proved that this target group exists with the Galaxy Note. Other manufacturers are also believers; Sony is busy developing its own smartphone with a huge screen. The Sony Xperia Z Ultra will have a 6.4" screen and Huawei also has a smartphone in its assortment, the Ascend Mate, with a 6.1” screen.

Galaxy Mega Android smartphone

Galaxy Mega Android smartphone

Samsung Galaxy Mega test conclusion

If we look beyond this phone’s design, then we can only conclude that the Galaxy Mega is a mid-segment smartphone. Ok, the device has the newest Android operating system, and it supports 4G networks. We can live with the fact that the Samsung Galaxy Mega has an HD instead of a Full HD screen, but especially in terms of the processor, the Galaxy Mega leaves a lot to be desired. The dual core processor is simply not powerful enough to perform all the tasks quickly and accurately, which makes the smartphone freeze up sometimes. However, we are pleasantly surprised with the Samsung Galaxy Mega’s battery performance, and the 8-megapixel digital camera also works well.


Samsung Galaxy Mega

U nfortunately, the suggested retail price of €599 makes us think that it is a high-end phone. Incidentally, the Samsung Galaxy Mega’s actual retail price is much lower. The smartphone is currently sold for €399 - only a month and a half after it was brought out onto the market. Overall, I am of the opinion that Samsung has better smartphones in its assortment, at comparable prices. If you do specifically want a large screen, perhaps it is wise to wait for the Galaxy Note 3 or the Xperia Z Ultra.

Samsung Galaxy Mega review

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