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Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 Review

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Camera

The 8 MP camera module on the back of the Mega 6.3 sports an adjacent LED flash, and is joined by a 1.9 MP unit at the front, capable of HD video recording.

The camera app offers the newest interface from Samsung, with Best Photo, Drama and HDR modes, as well as a variety of scenes and color effects for your pics and videos.

Camera app - Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 Review
Camera app - Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 Review
Camera app - Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 Review
Camera app - Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 Review

Camera app


The samples are nothing to write home about, looking soft and with less detail than we'd expect from the resolution. Colors representation is on the oversaturated side, and the phone tends to overexpose brighter spots.


Video is recorded with 1920x1080 resolution at 30 fps, looking fluid, but a bit bland. The Nature UX 2.0 has the shutter key as well as the recording button on one and the same screen, speeding up capture.

Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 Sample Video:



Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 Indoor Sample Video:




Multimedia

Samsung's split-view gallery mode is a godsend on this screen size, too, as you can quickly pick and zoom folders with the images and video content in them. There is a built-in editing option with a rich set of features, and the canvass is really conducive to drawing.

The gallery app has a built-in editing option with a rich set of features - Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 Review
The gallery app has a built-in editing option with a rich set of features - Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 Review
The gallery app has a built-in editing option with a rich set of features - Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 Review
The gallery app has a built-in editing option with a rich set of features - Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 Review
The gallery app has a built-in editing option with a rich set of features - Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 Review
The gallery app has a built-in editing option with a rich set of features - Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 Review
The gallery app has a built-in editing option with a rich set of features - Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 Review
The gallery app has a built-in editing option with a rich set of features - Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 Review

The gallery app has a built-in editing option with a rich set of features


The music player sports the usual abundance of functionality, with a number of equalizer presets, surround sound modes, and the useful Smart Volume and Adapt Sound techs that keep the strength at a predetermined level and offer personalized sound settings for each user. The loudspeaker is pretty strong and with clear and full enough sound.

The music player of the Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 - Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 Review
The music player of the Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 - Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 Review
The music player of the Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 - Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 Review
The music player of the Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 - Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 Review

The music player of the Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3


The phone played every popular format thrown at it, inclusing DivX/Xvid/MKV files, up to Full HD definition, and the player supports subtitles, live zooming, and a number of sharing options, as well as the Pop Up Play function that detaches the video windows and floats it above whatever you are doing with the interface underneath.

Video player - Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 Review
Video player - Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 Review
Video player - Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 Review

Video player



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posted on 30 May 2013, 07:19 4

1. ajac09 (Posts: 1212; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


really hope samsung decide to use this as the basis for the note 3

posted on 30 May 2013, 19:20 4

20. Airforce (Posts: 61; Member since: 24 Jul 2012)


Does it hurt for Samsung to actually produce a phone without the cheap plastic default format casing???

posted on 26 Mar 2014, 22:15

24. obitobi (Posts: 2; Member since: 26 Mar 2014)


while i think they should make metal phones along with their plastic ones, the plastic is so that the price can stay lower.

posted on 30 May 2013, 07:21 10

2. polrt (banned) (Posts: 73; Member since: 04 Dec 2012)


copy paste and resize It is not an invention!

posted on 30 May 2013, 07:31 8

4. _Bone_ (Posts: 2061; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


Applies to your post

posted on 30 May 2013, 07:25 7

3. Dorothy69 (banned) (Posts: 498; Member since: 21 May 2013)


I can't wait for this GINORMOUS screen on the Galaxy Note 3 :)

posted on 30 May 2013, 07:46

5. ebubekir26 (Posts: 305; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


5.99" but compact

posted on 30 May 2013, 08:12 3

15. Dorothy69 (banned) (Posts: 498; Member since: 21 May 2013)


Say it aint so (Toto), I need the extra .04 inches to feel fully satisfied.

posted on 30 May 2013, 07:47 1

6. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 2964; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


Well, i've said it, i will say it again.
Note II still the best there is...

posted on 30 May 2013, 07:48 1

7. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 2964; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


Well, i've said it, i will say it again.
Note II still the best there is...

posted on 30 May 2013, 07:48

8. Credo (Posts: 677; Member since: 19 Apr 2012)


I really wanna see this phone is person, looks nice.

Greetzz.

posted on 30 May 2013, 07:53 3

9. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2099; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


i liked the design very much.

posted on 30 May 2013, 08:00 2

11. xperiaDROID (Posts: 4828; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Me too, it looks much better than it's little brother (Galaxy S4) in my opinion.

posted on 30 May 2013, 07:54 3

10. superkuiken (Posts: 34; Member since: 24 Mar 2013)


Isn't the asus fonepad the biggest "phone"?

posted on 30 May 2013, 08:03

12. sybersushi1 (Posts: 5; Member since: 29 May 2013)


i realy like it!It will cost 559$ and 5.8 will be 449$!!!!!

posted on 30 May 2013, 08:03 3

13. som (Posts: 768; Member since: 10 Nov 2009)


I hope Samsung will change the design on the next Galaxy line, since the Galaxy S3 until now all Galaxy line looks the same or similar is boring.

posted on 30 May 2013, 08:11

14. tiara6918 (Posts: 1242; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)


I want this phablet despite the rating it got

posted on 10 Oct 2013, 11:27

23. cp1024 (Posts: 5; Member since: 16 May 2010)


I vote we start using a better, manlier name for this class of phone, I feel Mega-lith, or mega Phone are the best two.

posted on 30 May 2013, 08:30

16. hitmantb (Posts: 26; Member since: 26 Jul 2012)


I would take this in a heart beat if the internal storage is normal. Samsung crippled the internal storage to avoid cannibalizing Note 3 sales. As it is, 4GB makes this useless.

posted on 30 May 2013, 11:06

17. jackk03 (Posts: 1; Member since: 30 May 2013)


When's this pig going to be released in the US? I want it.

posted on 30 May 2013, 11:17 1

18. Seany (Posts: 8; Member since: 28 Sep 2012)


Too big,ugly plastic crap again. And those cartoony tiny icons look tacky on that massive display. Samsung designs and UI is begining to look tired and boring now

posted on 30 May 2013, 12:53

19. jellmoo (Posts: 452; Member since: 31 Oct 2011)


I... I can't believe that this scored higher than the Q10. At least the Q10 does what it is intended to well, be an awesome QWERTY messaging device. This monstrosity with its low PPI screen and irritating lag does not.

posted on 20 Jul 2013, 20:23

21. robocopvn (Posts: 154; Member since: 10 Mar 2010)


I wonder how Snapdragon 400 vs Exynos 5250 ! Can anyone give me some glues please ?

In my country there are an version of Mega 6.3 but use the Exynos 5250 SOC (like Nexus 10) instead of Snapdragon 400. Snapdragon 400 is for 4G and there is no 4G in my country in the next 10 years so I want the comparison only about phone's raw performance

posted on 03 Sep 2013, 23:59

22. transgressor01 (Posts: 12; Member since: 24 Aug 2013)


this phone is quite huge

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Display6.3 inches, 720 x 1280 pixels (233 ppi) Super Clear LCD
Camera8 megapixels
Hardware
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8930AB, Dual core, 1700 MHz, Krait 300 processor
1536 MB RAM
Size6.60 x 3.46 x 0.31 inches
(167.6 x 88 x 8 mm)
7.02 oz  (199 g)
Battery3200 mAh, 18 hours talk time

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