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One giant smartphone for mankind

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The Mega is a respectable mid-range device, but it's too large for anyone who wants to sometimes use their phone one-handed.

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Critic reviews

7.5
16 reviews
  • Reception and call quality
    8.2
  • Display
    7.6
  • Battery life
    8.6
  • Camera
    7.2
  • Ease of use
    6.0
  • Design and form factor
    6.9
  • Portability (size / weight)
    6.4
  • Media support
    8.0
  • Durability
    7.5
  • Ecosystem (apps, accessories, etc.)
    6.6

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User reviews

9.5
4 reviews
8.0
Engadget Jul 2, 2013

Even though the Mega was made to satisfy one group of people -- anyone who loves or needs an excruciatingly large smartphone -- we admire Samsung's willingness to dip its toes in the water and try new form factors.

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8.0
PC Mag Aug 27, 2013

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.

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7.0
CNET Aug 27, 2013

Samsung's Galaxy Mega 6.3 is just about your only choice for a jumbo-screen phablet under $200, but those with more flexible budgets should consider a phone with a higher-resolution display.

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8.0
CNET Asia Jun 10, 2013

The Galaxy Mega seems a tad expensive for a midrange handset, but its solid build and brilliant screen makes this a phablet you can consider getting.

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8.0
Pocket-Lint Sep 4, 2013

As good as the Mega is, it's not going to be for everyone. We can't give it a bad mark just because it's big, though, because it also succeeds in being really rather good.

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7.0
PC Advisor Aug 1, 2013

The Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 is a mid-range smartphone with a gigantic 6.3in touchscreen. It offers excellent battery life and 4G connectivity, but performance is a mixed bag and it's impossible to use single-handedly.

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6.0
TechHive Aug 28, 2013

... unless Samsung manages to carve out its own niche market for absurdly big phones, I can’t see the Galaxy Mega making waves.

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8.0
GSM Arena Jun 16, 2013

At a lower price point, the Mega 6.3 will be a great midrange deal. Modern smartphones are quickly growing out of the "phone" part and everything else - web browsing, email and chat, watching videos, using apps and playing games - is better on a bigger screen.

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8.0
Ubergizmo Jun 5, 2013

If you want to carry a single device that provides “tablet-level” comfort and smartphone-level utility and reliability, the Galaxy Mega 6.3 ($530, street price) is the best such device today. Right now, the Galaxy Mega 6.3 is simply unchallenged in this new category of smartphones.

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6.0
TrustedReviews Jul 25, 2013

It doesn’t quite have the up-to-date specs of the Galaxy S4, making this phone all about screen inches. And you need to be all about screen inches too, as the sheer size of the otherwise-accomplished phone makes it tricky to use one-handed.

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8.0
Techno Buffalo Jun 27, 2013

If you want one of the biggest smartphones on the market with just a few hardware sacrifices, then the Galaxy Mega 6.3 should be at the top of your list.

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8.0
Notebookcheck Jul 14, 2013

Users looking for a really large smartphone should definitely consider the Galaxy Mega ... Some compromises are necessary of course - but Samsung was able to produce a very large and well-designed smartphone, which - at least for now - should attract some attention.

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8.0
PocketNow Jun 19, 2013

In all, we can’t say we’re necessarily disappointed with the Galaxy Mega 6.3, but we can’t say we’re entirely blown away either.

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7.0
MobileBurn Sep 3, 2013

It has a screen big enough to make reading eBooks more enjoyable yet remain small enough to fit into a large jeans pocket. It may not be the most comfortable fit, but it's a fit.

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Engadget Apr 16, 2013

The "HD" screen -- in the short time we spent with it -- didn't actually look too bad... As for general performance, again, we found it to be nimble enough while we navigated menus and TouchWiz (on top of Android 4.2).

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ZDNet Apr 18, 2013

I've had some hands-on time with the most recent addition, the Galaxy Mega 6.3 - the 6.3-inch 720p screen is no match for the Galaxy S4 in terms of resolution or display, but is perfectly adequate for the mid-to-high end of the market that the Galaxy Mega will likely be priced to attract.

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Ars Technica Apr 11, 2013

It seems like a step backward to offer these comparatively low-resolution displays on these large-and-in-charge phones just weeks after introducing a 5-inch, 1080p flagship.

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CNET Jun 10, 2013

The Mega isn't the next Galaxy Note despite its size, but it does have its charm -- especially if you like the S4's design. Those who don't want to wait for the Note 3 have a viable alternative in the form of the Mega, though it's not as powerful.

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PC World Australia Apr 12, 2013

If you think smartphones with huge screens are ridiculous, you best look away now. Samsung has just announced the Galaxy Mega 6.3 Android phone, a mid-range device with a huge 6.3in touchscreen.

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Ubergizmo Apr 11, 2013

We wouldn’t be surprised if in the future, Samsung would press harder if the success is as great as the company hopes it will be. The Galaxy Mega may not be a “specs” phone, but for most cases, when it comes to large display smartphones, the Samsung Galaxy Mega is the new king of the hill.

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TechRadar Apr 17, 2013

Samsung has done something odd to the world - it's made the phone and tablet combination acceptable. We should have been almost disgusted at the size of this phone, but unlike the Asus FonePad it doesn't seem irrational to hold it in your hand.

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GSM Arena Apr 11, 2013

The phablet feels pretty large in the hand – as close to a 7” tablet as to a smartphone. It dwarfs the Galaxy S4, which is smaller than the screen of the Mega 6.3, so one-handed use is not great (or even possible for some). If you compare it to a 7” tablet it’s much more comfortable to hold.

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Expert Reviews Apr 17, 2013

The Mega is a niche handset, but depending on price it may well be an excellent-value 4G tablet or a replacement for both a tablet and phone for those who keep their smartphone in a bag rather than a pocket.

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The Inquirer Apr 18, 2013

So, does anyone want a 6.3in smartphone? Let's put it this way - we don't. The handset was almost inoperable with one hand, not a trait we like in a smartphone.

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9.0
rusky73 rusky73

I have owned this crazy big phone for just over a month. It's an amazing phablet. I got this to replace my phone and tablet. I have noticed that I don't even use my tablet anymore. The specs on the galaxy mega are so so. But it does not disappoint you. It does fit in my pocket , but don't think...

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10
rangermg rangermg

I absolutely love this phone i love the size and ease of use. and it has many upgradable options and the fact its on a 4G lte network is freaking amazing and adds to me using it more than my ipad.

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9.0
tarkenton72 tarkenton72

Ok so I upgraded to this phone last month from my iPhone4s, and wow! I feel like i've been living in the past with this little tiny screen I use to adore. If your looking for a trendy compact phone your looking in the wrong place. This is one big phone, but I love every inch of it. For me 6"4...

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