79
Engadget
Score
A good product that falls short of greatness.
79

A good product that falls short of greatness.

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Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 review: one giant smartphone for mankind

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

Pros
  • Huge screen, decent display quality
  • Sensational battery life
  • Good video capture
  • Louder sound than on competing phones
Cons
  • One-handed operation nearly impossible
  • Some GS4 features are missing
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Scores

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79
 

User Reviews

90
rusky73
I have owned this crazy big phone for just over a month. It's an amazing phablet....read more
90
tarkenton72
Ok so I upgraded to this phone last month from my iPhone4s, and wow! I feel...read more
100
SnakeManLes
i am a big guy...it fits in my hand much better then the note 3 ...at a less...read more
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Model
8GB

Key Specs

Type
Smartphone (Android)
Camera
yes
Internal memory
8 GB
Screen size
6.3 inches

General

Type
Smartphone (Android)
Style
Bar
Antenna
Internal

Input

Input type
Touchscreen (Capacitive [finger])

Camera

Camera
yes (8 megapixels) (Records video, Flash) (yes)

Location

Location support
yes

Storage

Internal memory
8 GB
Memory card
microSD

Connectivity

WiFi
yes (802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n) (yes)
Bluetooth
4.0

Media

Media playback
yes (AAC, FLAC, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA) (h.264 / AVC, MPEG-4) (BMP, GIF, JPEG, PNG)

Messaging

SMS
yes
MMS
yes

Browser and email

Browser
HTML
Email
yes (POP3, Push email)

Sync

Sync PIM data
yes (OTA sync)

Apps

Apps (default)
Alarm, Calculator, Calendar, Games, IM, Maps, Notes, Stocks, Tasks / to-dos, Weather

Carriers

Regions offered
Europe

Radio type

Comm standard
GSM, LTE

Display

Screen size
6.3 inches
Screen resolution
1280 x 720

Alternate display

Secondary screen
no

Audio and voice

Audio / headset jack
3.5mm

Hardware

CPU
1.7 GHz
CPU cores
Dual-core
RAM
1.5 GB

Other features

Flight mode
yes
FM tuner
no
FM transmitter
no
Infrared port
yes
Kickstand
no
Model
16GB

Key Specs

Type
Smartphone (Android)
Camera
yes
Internal memory
16 GB
Screen size
6.3 inches

General

Type
Smartphone (Android)
Style
Bar
Antenna
Internal

Input

Input type
Touchscreen (Capacitive [finger])

Camera

Camera
yes (8 megapixels) (Records video, Flash) (yes)

Location

Location support
yes

Storage

Internal memory
16 GB
Memory card
microSD

Connectivity

WiFi
yes (802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n) (yes)
Bluetooth
4.0

Media

Media playback
yes (AAC, FLAC, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA) (h.264 / AVC, MPEG-4) (BMP, GIF, JPEG, PNG)

Messaging

SMS
yes
MMS
yes

Browser and email

Browser
HTML
Email
yes (POP3, Push email)

Sync

Sync PIM data
yes (OTA sync)

Apps

Apps (default)
Alarm, Calculator, Calendar, Games, IM, Maps, Notes, Stocks, Tasks / to-dos, Weather

Carriers

Regions offered
Europe

Radio type

Comm standard
GSM, LTE

Display

Screen size
6.3 inches
Screen resolution
1280 x 720

Alternate display

Secondary screen
no

Audio and voice

Audio / headset jack
3.5mm

Hardware

CPU
1.7 GHz
CPU cores
Dual-core
RAM
1.5 GB

Other features

Flight mode
yes
FM tuner
no
FM transmitter
no
Infrared port
yes
Kickstand
no
Model
GT-i9205

Key Specs

Type
Smartphone (Android)
Camera
yes
Screen size
6.3 inches

General

Type
Smartphone (Android)
Style
Bar
Antenna
Internal

Input

Input type
Touchscreen (Capacitive [finger])

Camera

Camera
yes (8 megapixels) (Records video, Flash) (yes)

Location

Location support
yes

Storage

Memory card
microSD

Connectivity

WiFi
yes (802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n) (yes)
Bluetooth
4.0

Media

Media playback
yes (AAC, FLAC, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA) (h.264 / AVC, MPEG-4) (BMP, GIF, JPEG, PNG)

Messaging

SMS
yes
MMS
yes

Browser and email

Browser
HTML
Email
yes (POP3, Push email)

Sync

Sync PIM data
yes (OTA sync)

Apps

Apps (default)
Alarm, Calculator, Calendar, Games, IM, Maps, Notes, Stocks, Tasks / to-dos, Weather

Carriers

Regions offered
Europe

Radio type

Comm standard
GSM, LTE (GSM)

Display

Screen size
6.3 inches
Screen resolution
1280 x 720

Alternate display

Secondary screen
no

Audio and voice

Audio / headset jack
3.5mm

Hardware

CPU
1.7 GHz
CPU cores
Dual-core
RAM
1.5 GB

Other features

Flight mode
yes
FM tuner
no
FM transmitter
no
Infrared port
yes
Kickstand
no
NFC or RFID payment
yes
Model
SGH-i527

Key Specs

Type
Smartphone (Android)
Camera
yes
Internal memory
16 GB
Screen size
6.3 inches

General

Type
Smartphone (Android)
Style
Bar
Antenna
Internal

Input

Input type
Touchscreen (Capacitive [finger])

Camera

Camera
yes (8 megapixels) (Records video, Flash) (yes)

Location

Location support
yes

Storage

Internal memory
16 GB
Memory card
microSD

Connectivity

WiFi
yes (802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n) (yes)
Bluetooth
4.0

Media

Media playback
yes (AAC, FLAC, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA) (h.264 / AVC, MPEG-4) (BMP, GIF, JPEG, PNG)

Messaging

SMS
yes
MMS
yes

Browser and email

Browser
HTML
Email
yes (POP3, Push email)

Sync

Sync PIM data
yes (OTA sync)

Apps

Apps (default)
Alarm, Calculator, Calendar, Games, IM, Maps, Notes, Stocks, Tasks / to-dos, Weather

Carriers

Regions offered
North America (US)

Radio type

Comm standard
GSM, LTE

Display

Screen size
6.3 inches
Screen resolution
1280 x 720

Alternate display

Secondary screen
no

Audio and voice

Audio / headset jack
3.5mm

Hardware

CPU
1.7 GHz
CPU cores
Dual-core
RAM
1.5 GB

Other features

Flight mode
yes
FM tuner
no
FM transmitter
no
Infrared port
yes
Kickstand
no
Model
AT&T

Key Specs

Type
Smartphone (Android)
Camera
yes
Internal memory
16 GB
Screen size
6.3 inches

General

Type
Smartphone (Android)
Style
Bar
Antenna
Internal

Input

Input type
Touchscreen (Capacitive [finger])

Camera

Camera
yes (8 megapixels) (Records video, Flash) (yes)

Location

Location support
yes

Storage

Internal memory
16 GB
Memory card
microSD

Connectivity

WiFi
yes (802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n) (yes)
Bluetooth
4.0

Media

Media playback
yes (AAC, FLAC, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA) (h.264 / AVC, MPEG-4) (BMP, GIF, JPEG, PNG)

Messaging

SMS
yes
MMS
yes

Browser and email

Browser
HTML
Email
yes (POP3, Push email)

Sync

Sync PIM data
yes (OTA sync)

Apps

Apps (default)
Alarm, Calculator, Calendar, Games, IM, Maps, Notes, Stocks, Tasks / to-dos, Weather

Carriers

Regions offered
North America (US)

Radio type

Comm standard
GSM, LTE

Display

Screen size
6.3 inches
Screen resolution
1280 x 720

Alternate display

Secondary screen
no

Audio and voice

Audio / headset jack
3.5mm

Hardware

CPU
1.7 GHz
CPU cores
Dual-core
RAM
1.5 GB

Other features

Flight mode
yes
FM tuner
no
FM transmitter
no
Infrared port
yes
Kickstand
no