Samsung makes Galaxy Mega 5.8 and Mega 6.3 official

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GALAXY Mega 5.8
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Not so long ago the conversation hit the interwebs about the Galaxy Mega series. Many said this is what was to become of the Note, many judging by the size. Naturally, Samsung has associated their phablet line-up with Note and many bloggers and journalists assumed that this is a rebranding process. well, clearly in this announcement there misses one integral element in the Note series, the stylus, that Samsung lovingly calls S Pen.

Without ruining the  Galaxy Note III party, Samsung decided to fill the gap of people who still want something bigger, but not just big enough into the 7 inch foray. And the Mega range was born, twins.

Galaxy Mega 6.3

Let me draw a comparison table based on the features and specifications that Samsung has made available so far.

Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3

Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8

Feature Specifications Feature Specifications
Network  LTE100/50Mbps, HSPA+21/5.76 Network  HSPA+21/5.76
Display 6.3-inch (159.7mm) HD TFT   Display 5.8-inch (147mm) QHD TFT   
Processor 1.7GHz Dual Core AP Processor 1.4GHz Dual Core AP 
OS Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean) OS Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean)
Camera Main (Rear): 8 megapixel

Sub (Front): 1.9 megapixel

Camera Main (Rear): 8 megapixel

Sub (Front): 1.9 megapixel

Camera Features Beauty Face, Best Photo, Best Face, Drama, Rich Tone (High Dynamic Range),

Sound & Shot, Sports, , Continuous shot

Camera Features Beauty Face, Best Photo, Best Face, Drama, Rich Tone (High Dynamic Range),

Sound & Shot, Sports, , Continuous shot

Video 3GP, MP4, AVI, WMV, FLV, MKV Video MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM
Audio MP3, M4A, MP4, 3GP, 3GA, WMA, OGG, OGA, AAC, FLAC Audio MP3, M4A, AAC, OGG, OGA, WAV, WMA, AMR, AWB, FLAC, MID, MIDI, XMF,

MXMF, IMY, RTTTL, RTX, OTA

Phone Features Group Play: Share Music, Share Picture, Share Document, Play Games Phone Features Group Play: Share Music, Share Picture, Share Document, Play Games 
Story Album, S Translator Story Album, S Translator
Air View, Multi Window, Pop Up Play Multi Window, Pop Up Play
Samsung ChatON mobile communication service Samsung ChatON mobile communication service 
Samsung ChatON mobile communication service Samsung WatchON
Samsung Link, S Travel (TripAdvisor), S Voice 2.0 Samsung Link, S Travel (TripAdvisor), S Voice 2.0
Connectivity Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac, WiFi Direct

BT 4.0(BLE), USB 2.0 H/S

GPS+GLONASS, NFC, MHL

Connectivity Wi-Fi a/b/g/n, WiFi Direct

BT 4.0(BLE), USB 2.0 H/S

GPS+GLONASS

Sensor Accelerometer, RGB light, Geomagnetic, Proximity, Gyroscope Sensor Accelerometer, Geomagnetic, Proximity, Light, Gyroscope
Memory 8/16GB Internal Memory (microSD up to 64GB) + 1.5GB RAM Memory 8GB Internal Memory (microSD up to 64GB) + 1.5GB RAM
Dimensions 167.6 x 88 x 8.0 mm , 199g Dimensions 162.6 x 82.4 x 9.0 mm,  182g 
Battery Standard battery, Li-ion 3,200 mAh Battery Standard battery, Li-ion 2,600 mAh  

First of all you will be interested to note that both of them have Dual-Core processors, compared to the Galaxy Note II and Galaxy S III, same goes to a smaller power battery compared to screen size. But Samsung has not revealed the screen resolution, but they have an LCD screen, QHD for the 5.8 and HD for the 6.3. The Mega 6.3 is built for speed as it’s an LTE version while the Mega 5.8 is a HSPA version.

Most of the other features are the same save for the dimensions, weight and the fact that  Mega 5.8 has no 16GB storage option and a lesser battery. Also at unveil, Samsung has only showed the two in different colours, the Mega 5.7 with a Frosty White and Mega 6.3 with Misty Black, naturally one would assume that they will be in both colours. Let’s see what else Samsung reveals in the near future.  Availability starts with Europe and Russia in May and the rest of the world gradually.

What do you think of the Galaxy Mega?

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