The rumored Galaxy Mega 6.3-inch and 5.8-inch devices were both confirmed this morning by Samsung. The guys over at Ubergizmo got their hands on the Mega 6.3, and shared their thoughts on the design, display, and performance. Before we dive into that, here is a quick rundown of specs for both devices:
The Galaxy Mega looks very similar to the Galaxy S4 and has an industrial poly-carbonate design. With such a large screen, it’s 7.5mm wider, but 1.4mm thinner than the Galaxy Note 2. According to writer Hubert Nguyen, it actually fits in his pocket without being too uncomfortable. Because of having smaller bezels and being slightly thinner, the Mega fits in the hand similarly to the Note 2.
Although the Galaxy Mega 6.3-inch doesn’t feature a 1080p display rumored for the Galaxy Note 3, the 720p display offers great image quality thanks to it being LCD. Samsung may eventually manufacture AMOLED displays for both Megas, but it’s too early to tell at the moment.
Since both are running dual-core processors, performance won’t be as impressive when compared to the Galaxy Note 2 or even the upcoming Galaxy S4. However, the current generation Galaxy Mega phones are geared toward users who want reasonable performance, but a larger display. As we see with every line of smartphones or tablets from manufacturers, each generation gets better and more powerful.