The Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 phablet is very hard to ignore. Its titanic size makes it one of the biggest devices to come from the South Korean company. Design wise, the Mega looks like the S4, only more massive. It also operates like the S4 so consumers who’re already familiar with TouchWiz won’t have any problem with the interface.
One other feature that makes the Mega 6.3 easy to spot is its eye-burningly bright 6.3” full-HD TFT screen. The handset also has most of the features of the S4 like the customizable lock screen, quick settings, screen mirroring, Air View and Smart Screen. The device is also great for long distance viewing, despite its modest 233 pixel density. The snappy LCD is also a pleasant surprise, with the vibrant colors and great viewing angles drawing people in.
The Mega runs on the Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and also boasts of an 8mp rear camera that can take great pictures in brightly lit settings. Unfortunately, pictures taken in a low-light setting are at times virtually indistinct. The handset also has LTE connectivity, an A-GPS, Bluetooth and WiFi.
If you look under the Mega’s hood, you’ll realize that this isn’t one of Samsung’s more powerful, high-end devices. At best, it’s a mid-range handset with solid features like a 1.7GHz Snapdragon 400 dual-core processor, 1.5GB of RAM and a replaceable 3,200mAh battery that can run for 17 hours straight before it has to be recharged. And this is when the device is used heavily. It’s easy to imagine that the Mega’s battery would last even longer on really laid-back days.
The Mega 6.3 might fall short of some consumer’s big expectations, but it definitely has its merits. The phablet comes with an $800 (BHD 300) price tag, which is admittedly a bit pricey but a good deal all in all if one’s a media junkie who doesn’t have the patience to wait for the Galaxy Note 3.