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Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 Preview

Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3

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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. You can see some samples below, with the caveat that these are from a unit where the software algorithms are a few steps away from final.




Video is recorded with 1920x1080 definition at 30 fps, and 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 1:



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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 canvas is really conducive to drawing.


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 phone played every format thrown at it, 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.


Expectations:

From the looks of it, the Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 design and weight is an achievement for such an enormous screen size and giant 3200 mAh battery pack. 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 for calling, carrying around and mere handling – not so great, bordering on masochism, 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, and for those who want the largest screen in the most compact package aimed at media consumption, this will be it, and we'll wait for the final unit polish and the first sales numbers before we pass a verdict.


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Display6.3 inches, 720 x 1280 pixels (233 ppi) Super Clear LCD
Camera8 megapixels
Hardware
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400, Dual-core, 1700 MHz, Krait 300 processor
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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