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Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 Review

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Call quality

Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 Review
Voice quality is about average in the earpiece, not too quiet, but not exceptionally loud and clear either, sounding a bit hollow and distorted at highest volumes. The receiving end said we sounded a bit muffled and not as clean as they'd like to hear, though the noise-canceling mics do a fine job at suppressing ambient noise.


Battery

A respectable 3200 mAh battery pack is what powers the Mega 6.3, making it one of the most capacious handsets in terms of juice. With “just” HD resolution of the display and its average brightness it should get you through day and a half or two of normal usage, but Samsung is yet to post official talk times in 3G and standby modes.


Conclusion

From the looks of it, the Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 design and weight is an achievement for such an enormous screen size and a huge 3200 mAh battery pack inside. The display panel actually makes it a great phone for browsing the web, watching videos, reading, editing pics and getting things done with the multi-window mode, due to sheer diagonal.

As can be expected, however, a screen of this size comes with compromises, which are mainly on the handling and carrying around experience, especially in pant pockets rather than a purse. There is just no easy way to grip the phone in your palm, despite the svelte 8mm waistline, and most of the time it will be occupying both of your hands, even for simple procedures like pressing the back key underneath the screen. If you consider the phone to be more of a microtablet with calling functions, rather than a traditional phone, then you'll spare yourself a lot of initial confusion.

Samsung is apparently not aiming the Mega 6.3 for the mainstream user, but for those who want the largest screen in the most compact package aimed at media consumption. It already has a strong direct competitor in that category, however, in the face of the excellent Huawei Ascend Mate, and if Samsung overprices the handset, it might be disappointed in the sales results of the Mega 6.3.



Pros

  • Very slim and compact handset for the screen size
  • Landscape interface mode

Cons

  • Unwieldy to carry and handle
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posted on 30 May 2013, 07:19 4

1. ajac09 (Posts: 1367; 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: 63; 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: 2137; 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: 312; 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: 3015; 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: 3015; 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: 695; 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: 2771; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


i liked the design very much.

posted on 30 May 2013, 08:00 2

11. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; 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: 46; Member since: 24 Mar 2013)


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

posted on 30 May 2013, 08:03

12. sybersushi1 (Posts: 6; 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: 1485; 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: 51; 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: 698; 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: 198; 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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