Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 stops a bullet, saves a man's life

Do you remember the Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 – a behemoth that hardly fits in a regular pocket? Well, it's okay if you don't remember this mid-range niche device, which is already getting rather long in the tooth by today's standards, at least spec-wise. However, the Galaxy Mega 6.3 decided to remind us about itself, as it reportedly saved a man's life.

A recent report claims that a Taiwanese man, which is now probably a die-hard fan of the Galaxy Mega 6.3, got into some pretty serious trouble because of a lost wallet. The rightful owner of said wallet apparently had traced its whereabouts and “found it” in the breast pocket of the proud Galaxy Mega user. This led to that and things got out of control – the wallet's rightful owner decided to cope with things the Wild West-style.

Thus, he took out his gun and fired it at the chest of the Samsung-toting man. Luckily for the latter, the bullet somehow got stopped by the plastic Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3, which absorbed the projectile's force. As you can see from the photo, the phablet is equipped with a case, but nonetheless, that's a pretty impressive (and lucky) feat. As per the photo, it appears that the bullet penetrated the display and most probably got stopped by either the motherboard, the SIM tray, or the battery itself.

While being bulletproof is not in Galaxy Mega's specs list, the Galaxy Mega 6.3 joins the ranks of the certain HTC, Nokia, and BlackBerry devices, which have also made it to our news with its similar, bullet-absorbing capabilities. 

source: 9to5Google via SamMobile

Related phones

Galaxy Mega 6.3
  • Display 6.3" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.9 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 400, Dual-core, 1700 MHz
  • Storage 8 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3200 mAh(17h 3G talk time)



1. BigBoss10

Posts: 279; Member since: Aug 31, 2012


2. twens

Posts: 1180; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

Lol, it's so funny I don't even know what to say. Snyways, thank God that bullet didn't penetrate his body or he would have been watching netflix on his mega 6.3" in hell.

3. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

That's cool. Lots of stories alike these days.

4. WahyuWisnu

Posts: 1001; Member since: May 29, 2014

Bigger phone, bigger protected area. If this guy using 4" phone, the bullet might miss the phone, and he might be dead. Samsung plastic is as strong as HTC metal.

5. WahyuWisnu

Posts: 1001; Member since: May 29, 2014

LOL at the "Wild West style". You should see the taiwanese congressman fight with a gangster style.

6. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

I'm surprised the story title didn't read something like Samsung protects hoodlums ;) Since the one who got shot at wasn't the rightful owner of the device.

7. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2266; Member since: Jun 07, 2013


8. GreekGeek

Posts: 1276; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

Cool Story I'm surprised it wasn't the S5 :-)

9. DogeShibe

Posts: 1121; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

Nice try Samsung :)

10. Aplusk

Posts: 120; Member since: Nov 10, 2013

Advantage of having large flat phone. .

11. hohogaga

Posts: 17; Member since: Jun 14, 2014

but will it blend ?

12. DogeShibe

Posts: 1121; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

When the mighty 3310 can blend,obviously this will too :D

13. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2361; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

Really? Was it a BB gun? LOL

14. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Nope, it was a modified and less powerful gun. See Yahoo news (​samsung-phone-stops-bullet-aimed-93326121694.html) The fallen man was carted to the hospital by friends. Medical staff and police discovered that because the shooter was using a “modified” and less powerful gun, and because the bullet first hit the victim’s shielding hand, the sturdy Samsung Galaxy Mega phablet — which is Samsung’s largest phone, featuring a 6.3-inch screen —in his chest pocket had stopped the bullet cold.

15. ACE_16

Posts: 4; Member since: Aug 01, 2014

Good job sammy. It might be made of plastic but it's insanely durable.

16. SilverCenturion

Posts: 7; Member since: Jun 12, 2014

Samsung can advertise IP XX - Bulletproof :P

17. RobotMan

Posts: 145; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Other manufacture can make hp with Kevlar and promote as hand gun bulletproof. They can sell a lot of phone as you have to carry 40 pcs to cover all your body!

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