Samsung Galaxy Note 3 vs. Galaxy Mega 5.8 0 by Brad Ward on September 4, 2013 6:42 pm 2 The red carpet has just been rolled out for one of Samsung’s biggest devices of the year — the Galaxy Note 3. It’s one heck of a powerhouse, and with the display coming in at 5.7-inches with a Full HD Super AMOLED panel, it features one of the best screens out there. Just how well does this big guy perform in comparison to the Galaxy Mega 5.8, though? Sure, the Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8 might be a mid-range device, but it’s certainly no slouch. Let’s take a look at this showdown, shall we? Design and build quality Samsung’s Galaxy Note 3 sports a new kind of material — a faux leather type of texturized plastic. Normally, the backs of Samsung phones feature a glossy, slippery plastic, which makes the devices a tad harder to grip. In this case, this new texturized plastic makes the Galaxy Note 3 easier to handle and contributes to a much better grip. Overall, the Galaxy Note 3 looks much better built and durable, which is a great improvement over its predecessor and even the Galaxy S4. In the other corner, we have the Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8, sporting that glossy plastic material that everyone either loves or hates. It’s larger and more slippery in the hand, and in some cases, you need two hands to operate the device. It’s fairly well built, but it doesn’t look like it could take much of a beating from accidents and drops. Both devices are made by Samsung, so you do get your usual button placement. Impressively, the Note 3 is more compact and lighter than the Mega 5.8, despite having almost the same display size. Verdict: While the Galaxy Mega 5.8 features the tried and true, glossy plastic design, the Galaxy Note 3′s faux leather back plate takes the cake….