Samsung Galaxy Mega hands on pictures emerge

by: Mike StengerApril 11, 2013

Galaxy Mega

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:

  • 6.3-inch 1280 x 720 display or 5.8-inch 960 x 540 display.
  • 1.7GHz dual-core processor or 1.4 GHz dual-core processor.
  • Both have 1.5GB RAM.
  • 8/16GB storage with both featuring microSD card support up to 64GB.
  • Both have an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera and 1.9-megapixel front-facing camera.
  • LTE with HSPA+ support or HSPA+ only.
  • Both shipping with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean.
  • 3200 mAh battery or 2600 mAh battery.


Galaxy Mega

Galaxy Mega 6.3 next to Galaxy Note 2

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.


Galaxy Mega

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.

  • Filip Justin

    It looks pretty and the CPU is pretty powerful(Exynos 5250 according to GSMA).. If I was into big phones I’d consider buying it..

  • Wade06

    actually the mega 6.3 is running an A15 dual core CPU and T604 GPU so the performance would be very close to the note 2 and even better it in some areas.

    • Jusephe

      We don’t know if it is exynos 5 dual, considering the higher mid level specs i think not.

      • no rply

        i think its same cpu used in Nexus 10

    • meld

      Samsung has confirmed to Ubergizmo that the Galaxy Mega is powered by a
      “dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor”. While the exact model isn’t
      known, I think that it is probably a Snapdragon S400 chip, since it came
      out recently, and would fit the overall hardware specs of this
      smartphone which was designed to offer a lot of real-estate, without
      becoming a leading-edge device from a specifications standpoint.
      Performance-wise, it should lag smartphones equipped with the faster
      Qualcomm S600 processor, which is itself slower than Samsungf’s own
      Exynos Octa 5.
      Damn mediocre spec, hope it’s not true

      Still hope it will use Exynos 5

  • Ryanjayce

    What after mega with high performance you say?……. Samsung Galaxy Omega XD