Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3
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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.
- Huge screen, decent display quality
- Sensational battery life
- Good video capture
- Louder sound than on competing phones
- One-handed operation nearly impossible
- Some GS4 features are missing
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Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3
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- 75AVERAGE CRITIC SCORE16 ReviewsAllThingsD70Letâ€™s Call the Samsung Galaxy Mega â€œPhabletâ€The Mega feels like an experiment. As a smartphone, it’s hard to see where it fits — literally and otherwise.CNET70Ho-hum screen quality, but you'll save a buckSamsung'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.PC Mag80Samsung Galaxy Mega (AT&T)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.Engadget80Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 review: one giant smartphoEven 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.CNETNot RatedSamsung Galaxy Mega 6.3: A phablet to considerThe 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.ZDNetNot RatedSamsung Galaxy Mega 6.3-inch phablet, hands-onI'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.EngadgetNot RatedSamsung Galaxy Mega hands-on (video)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).Ars TechnicaNot RatedSamsungâ€™s 6.3-inch Galaxy Mega is real, and realIt 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.Pocket-Lint80Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 reviewAs 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.TechHive60Samsung Galaxy Mega review: 'It doesn't fit in my... unless Samsung manages to carve out its own niche market for absurdly big phones, I can’t see the Galaxy Mega making waves.Tech Advisor70Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 review: gigantic 6.3in touThe 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.CNET Asia80Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3The 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.PC World AustraliaNot RatedSamsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 Android phone (preview)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.GSM Arena80Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 review: Walking tallAt 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.Ubergizmo80Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 ReviewIf 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.TechRadarNot RatedHands on: Samsung Galaxy Mega reviewSamsung 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.GSM ArenaNot RatedSamsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 comes in our office, makesThe 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.UbergizmoNot RatedSamsung Galaxy Mega Hands-On ReviewWe 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.Expert Reviews80Samsung Galaxy Mega reviewA fine way to replace both your phone and tablet, which is still just about small enough to fit in your pocket.TrustedReviews60Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 reviewIt 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.Notebookcheck80Review Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 I9200 SmartphoneUsers 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.Techno Buffalo80Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 Review â€“ Big Screen, So-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.The InquirerNot RatedSamsung Galaxy Mega hands-on reviewSo, 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.Expert ReviewsNot RatedSamsung Galaxy Mega review - hands-onThe 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.MobileBurn70Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 Review: Titantic phone, peIt 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.PocketNow80Galaxy Mega 6.3 ReviewIn 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.
- 93AVERAGE USER SCORE6 ReviewsEngadget Reader90October 10, 2015Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - EngadgetEngadget Reader90September 30, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!I just purchased the phone and absolutely love it. I wanted something that I could use as a phone and tablet and I found it!!! It does take a bit to get used to and can be a bit clumsy at times, but honestly, when i bought this, I knew the size, and knew what I was getting into, so i'm not going to complain about it. Long story short..... Love it. Very pleased with this product. Highly recommend.Engadget Reader100April 4, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!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.Engadget Reader100March 5, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!i am a big guy...it fits in my hand much better then the note 3 ...at a less cost ....it suits me and my life styleEngadget Reader90February 25, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!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 240lbs its great I no longer feel like I own a piece of expensive irreplacable china for a phone. It has a great screen that can get a little laggy at times but for the most part its great. My call quality is actually quite better on this phone compared to the iPhone. Every phone I own is unlocked and used on the straight talk service, so it runs off of at&t towers; before I couldnt get a call out at my home, now I can walk all through the house and never drop a call. A lot of the features of this phone is great smart watch, smart stay, i've played with a dozen different phones over the past two months trying to figure out which one I wanted and tried not to listen to everyone elses' hype about this one or that one. Take it from me an everyday guy with three kids, a wife, and two dogs. Not a techy guy but this phone does everything basicly that the s4 does, no it's not as fast or does not have as high as resolution but for the everyday user if your looking for size and quality this is by far the best choice to go for I would definitely recomend this phone to anyone thinking about buying one.Engadget Reader90July 16, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!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 you will take this to the gym or on a jog. I have At&t , so service sucks on the phone. I heard that T-Mobile is way better service. I'm sure the At&t model will be much better service. I look forward to that day. I had the note 2 and tried to go back to it. But it is way to small.
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