Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8 Review
Samsung has always been a good performer in the camera department, and the Galaxy Mega 5.8 is no exception. The smartphone has an 8MP auto-focus camera with a built-in LED light. But before we tell you about the quality of its photos, let us take a look at the camera interface first.
The UI is clean and simple, which makes it pretty straightforward to use, but we wouldn't really call it rich in terms of features. There are built-in filters and shooting modes, including Burst Shot, Panorama, Beauty face, but no HDR and none of the fancy modes we saw on the Galaxy S4. A mode for shooting at night is also absent for some reason, which is odd.
Daytime photos taken with the Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8 are sharp and detailed, with colors that are pleasant to the eye, but not overly saturated. We did notice, however, that the snapper has a hard time capturing accurately bright shades of red, but overall, the camera's performance is above the average. Videos captured in daylight at 1080p resolution look very detailed as well and run smoothly at 30 frames per second. Naturally, indoor photos and videos are less detailed and have more noise, but as a whole, we're very content with their quality as well.
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The stock music player that has been provided with the Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8 gets the job done and you probably won't have to search for a substitute. It comes with a home screen widget, controls on the lock screen, and built-in equalizer and audio effects. The mono loudspeaker positioned on the back of the device is of average quality and loudness, but at least it does not crackle at high volume levels.
Watching videos on the Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8 and its large display is a pleasant experience. Sure, the resolution is far from worthy being called HD, but the bigger screen does make a difference. . S The stock video player can handle 1080p videos in many file formats, but DivX is not one of them. As other Samsung smartphones, the Mega 5.8 supports Popup Play, which lets one watch video in a window hovering above the UI – a feature that actually makes sense having on a large-screened smartphone. Subtitle files are also supported by the stock video player application.