Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 Preview

Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 Preview
Introduction:

We've been waiting with baited breath for this year's gargantuan phone ideas from Samsung, and the Galaxy Mega 6.3 didn't disappoint with screen diagonal. Measuring 6.3 across, as the name suggests, it is not meant to be a flagship product, given the mid-range for 2013 specs, but rather fit an existing or imaginable marketing niche of users. These would be people who use their handsets mostly for media, browsing and games, rather than actual talking, and want their display as big as possible this side of a tablet screen.

Will the Galaxy Mega 6.3 succeed in addressing this alleged target market? We've got a prototype unit in the office to answer this question, so read on to find out...

Design:

The first impression about the phone is “darn, it's big”. The second impression is that it is in fact very thin, with a slim bezel, classy faux-metal rim around the sides and a very nice looking pattern, which spans both on the back and at the front, transitioning into the camera lens cover, too. Despite the cool looks, it is almost impossible to operate the Mega 6.3 with one hand – you'd be lucky if you don't drop it trying to pull down the notification bar, let alone while fumbling for the back key way down right.


Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3

Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3

Dimensions

6.6 x 3.46 x 0.31 inches

167.6 x 88 x 8 mm

Weight

7.02 oz (199 g)

Samsung GALAXY Note II

Samsung GALAXY Note II

Dimensions

5.94 x 3.17 x 0.37 inches

151 x 80.5 x 9.4 mm

Weight

6.44 oz (182 g)

Samsung Galaxy Grand

Samsung Galaxy Grand

Dimensions

5.65 x 3.03 x 0.38 inches

143.5 x 76.9 x 9.6 mm

Weight

5.71 oz (162 g)

LG Optimus G Pro

LG Optimus G Pro

Dimensions

5.91 x 3 x 0.37 inches

150.2 x 76.1 x 9.4 mm

Weight

5.64 oz (160 g)

Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3

Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3

Dimensions

6.6 x 3.46 x 0.31 inches

167.6 x 88 x 8 mm

Weight

7.02 oz (199 g)

Samsung GALAXY Note II

Samsung GALAXY Note II

Dimensions

5.94 x 3.17 x 0.37 inches

151 x 80.5 x 9.4 mm

Weight

6.44 oz (182 g)

Samsung Galaxy Grand

Samsung Galaxy Grand

Dimensions

5.65 x 3.03 x 0.38 inches

143.5 x 76.9 x 9.6 mm

Weight

5.71 oz (162 g)

LG Optimus G Pro

LG Optimus G Pro

Dimensions

5.91 x 3 x 0.37 inches

150.2 x 76.1 x 9.4 mm

Weight

5.64 oz (160 g)

To see the phones in real size or compare them with other models, visit our Visual Phone Size Comparison page



To cut a long story short and deal with the question on everyone's mind – yes, you can hold the phone with an average or larger palm, but not operate the handset with one hand. You'd have to shrink the keyboard and dialer left or right, which is a feature Samsung provides on its big-screen phones, or else it would literally be a stretch to write a quick text message reply, or dial a number by keying it in. Two hands are your best bet, and that's the price to pay for a giant display.


As for carrying it around, you'd better have baggy pants with deep pockets and stretch fabric, or sport a purse – it is not by accident that Samsung is heavily marketing the Note family to women, for example.



Display:

The 6.3” LCD panel sports 720x1280 pixels HD resolution, with a pretty decent 233ppi pixel density. This is not a sassy Full HD panel, yet it is a far cry from the 480x800 pixels abomination on the 5” Galaxy Grand, for instance.

Color representation seems vivid, though not OLED-style saturated and the display has very good viewing angles, but could use more brightness and less reflectivity outside under direct sunlight.

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73 Comments

67. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Great design with equal and less bezels, can't they make a phone of same design in 4.5" to 4.7". I liked this mega monster.

66. Jyakotu

Posts: 868; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

Yeah, this is definitely a "niche" device. Way too big. Might as well get a tablet.

42. tokuzumi

Posts: 2021; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

This is not a device for me, and I doubt we will see this on any carrier in the US, officially.

41. shahulvm

Posts: 124; Member since: Apr 01, 2012

Pls ignore..

39. poping unregistered

. monster battery...! .

38. poping unregistered

. mega WOW...! .

35. ncarlosmiguel

Posts: 206; Member since: May 14, 2013

Nice phone for multimedia and gaming. I dont have any problem operating with 2 hands as thats how I use my GS3 anyway. But the pockets, thats the part I'm really annoyed with with these "Enormously Aweseome Galaxies".

25. BigBoss10

Posts: 280; Member since: Aug 31, 2012

Soon 10" Phablet phone :D

21. cR203

Posts: 209; Member since: Jan 27, 2013

I want this phone but I have feeling it will be expensive.

73. skyguy7567

Posts: 148; Member since: Nov 17, 2012

Samsung Galaxy S Meter. One square meter of screen sized phone.

19. ryan5609

Posts: 107; Member since: Nov 01, 2011

I really wish PA would make it a normal thing to show these larger phones pictured against someones face or how it fits into pockets. I am in no way shape or form ever going to be into a 6.3" phone, I just want to see how silly a normal person would look like while using this thing as a phone.

24. skyguy7567

Posts: 148; Member since: Nov 17, 2012

Say hello to calling with a pillow pressed against your ear.

55. tedkord

Posts: 17519; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

It looks as silly as using an iPad as a camera. Say hello to taking a picture with a TV.

72. skyguy7567

Posts: 148; Member since: Nov 17, 2012

I laughed out loud when my dad was using his tab 8.0 to call someone.

18. skyguy7567

Posts: 148; Member since: Nov 17, 2012

Looks like printed paper to me. Samsung just uses its screen size to let the heat escape. Who needs a screen that big? My friend is complaining about his note II not being able to fit into his pocket.

22. SonyFindOneDroidple

Posts: 865; Member since: May 11, 2013

Lol why would he complain about it? He bought that incredible phone knowing its size''whatta lame supporting sentence/ haha.. Maybe he is complaining about the jeans you gave. :)

27. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

"Lol why would he complain about it?" Maybe because he is disappointed by choosing this phone?

30. SonyFindOneDroidple

Posts: 865; Member since: May 11, 2013

Have you read his statement? His friend is complaining because he cannot fit note2 in his pocket

36. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Yes, I have read. And does it somehow changes what I have said before?

47. SleepingOz unregistered

Dissapointed for choosing a phone that doesn't fit his jeans? Erm..

48. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Yes, why not? For example he thought that it will be fine, but after some time of usage he had decided that it is no ergonomic for him.

49. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

It happens when your expectations doesn't come true, then you are disappointed by choosing this or other product. Is it so hard to understand or some people are just living on the "moon" ? :)

54. tedkord

Posts: 17519; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

It does. He knew the size when he bought it. He had a return period. Its not like he's upset because it doesn't function the way he expected or some other complaint he wouldn't have been aware of before buying.

61. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

"He had a return period." We can only guess about that since we don't know from where he get it. "Its not like he's upset because it doesn't function the way he expected..." Agree, it is not like he is upset because it doesn't function the way he expected, he is upset because it doesn't fit his requirements the way he expected. :)

71. skyguy7567

Posts: 148; Member since: Nov 17, 2012

Dude, he bought it during the summer holiday, He had no idea and no chance of wearing his school uniform during the summer holiday.

64. NOTE2OG

Posts: 11; Member since: Apr 18, 2013

Tell your friend to stop wearing skinny jeans. Lol

70. skyguy7567

Posts: 148; Member since: Nov 17, 2012

That is his school uniform and our school uniform has large pockets. Xperia Z fits well.

17. darkvadervip

Posts: 366; Member since: Dec 08, 2010

Samsung flooding the market. You got the note2, galaxy tabs, and this piece of junk.

53. tedkord

Posts: 17519; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Correction: Samsung dominating the market.

65. MistB

Posts: 581; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

Except that Samsung utterly destroys the competition from all sides, so your opinion is an irrelevant one
Galaxy Mega 6.3
  • Display 6.3 inches
    1280 x 720 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP (Single camera)
    1.9 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 400, 1.5GB RAM
  • Storage 8GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3200 mAh
  • OS Android 4.4.2
    Samsung TouchWiz UI

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