Samsung Galaxy Mega

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Samsung Galaxy Mega
Samsung Galaxy Mega (right) beside Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini
Samsung Galaxy Mega (right) beside Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini
Brand Samsung
Manufacturer Samsung Electronics
Slogan Stay Smart, Live Large
Carry It Like a Phone, Use It Like a Tablet (Philippines only)
Type Touchscreen smartphone
Form factor Phablet
Dimensions 167.6 × 88 × 8.0 mm (6.60 × 3.46 × 0.31 in) (6.3 in model)
162.6 × 82.4 × 9.0 mm (6.40 × 3.24 × 0.35 in) (5.8 in model)
Weight 199 g (6.3 in)
182 g (5.8 in)
Operating system

Android (operating system) 4.2.2 Jelly Bean with Touchwiz UI (Upgradeable to Android 4.4.2 KitKat

(4.4.4 KitKat Via CyanogenMod 11 Nightly)
System on chip Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 (6.3 in)
Broadcom (5.8 in)
CPU 1.7 GHz Dual core Krait 300 (6.3 in)
1.4 GHz Dual core (5.8 in)
GPU Adreno 305 (6.3 in)
VideoCore IV (5.8 in)
Memory 1.5 GB RAM
Storage Internal Memory
8 GB (5.8 in, useable 5.34 GB)
16 GB (6.3 in, useable 12.0 GB)
Removable storage microSDXC (up to 64 GB)
Battery Li-ion 3,200 mAh (6.3 in)
Li-ion 2,600 mAh (5.8 in)
Display 6.3 in (160 mm) 720p HD Super Clear LCD, 233 ppi
5.8 in (150 mm) 540p LCD, 190 ppi
Rear camera 8-megapixel rear-facing camera
Front camera 1.9-megapixel front-facing camera
Connectivity Both: Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac, WiFi Direct, BT 4.0 (BLE), USB 2.0 H/S GPS+GLONASS
6.3 in: NFC, MHL
Other Available in White, Black, Plum Purple
SAR Head: 0.1 W/kg 1 g
Body: 0.54 W/kg 1 g
Hotspot: 0.99 W/kg 1 g[1]
References [2][3]

The Samsung Galaxy Mega is an Android smartphone/tablet computer hybrid ("phablet" or "tablet phone") manufactured by Samsung. It was announced on April 11, 2013.[2][3] The original model featured a 6.3 in (160 mm) screen, though a revised version was released with a 5.8 in (150 mm) screen.[4] It has a 1,280×720 screen, a dual-core 1.7 GHz processor and an 8-megapixel camera. The phone runs Android 4.2.2 "Jelly Bean" software, and internal storage is 8 or 16 GB (usable 5.34 or 12 GB respectively).

The Galaxy Mega has received the Android 4.4 "Kit Kat" update.[5] Also available is the unofficial update Cyanogenmod 11 Android 4.4.2 update, for the Mega 6.3 (GT-I9200/I9205).[6][7]

Features[edit]

  • Multi-window – Split screen capability
  • Home Screen is available in landscape mode
  • Group Play – Link with other Galaxy devices to share photos or create surround sound using each device's speaker
  • Air View – Hover over areas in supported apps to view on-screen previews. (6.3 model in portrait mode only)
  • S Memo – Samsung's note app. Create hand-written notes with your finger, text using the keyboard, and embed audio or images.
  • S Voice – Personal assistant and knowledge navigator.
  • S Translator – Translator app, with support for nine languages.
  • Smart Stay – Uses the front-facing camera to track your eyes, and only powers off the display if you're not looking.
  • IR blaster (6.3 model)
  • Smart dual SIM (5.8 model)

Hardware[edit]

The Galaxy Mega largely resembles the Galaxy S4, and the two share similar features. Users can customize the lock screen and quickly access settings from the drop-down notification bar. Other features include Air View, which allows users to preview emails and photos by hovering a finger an inch above the screen, and WatchON, which lets users control a television with the smartphone. It also includes Multi Window, which allows users to use multiple apps on the same screen, a feature that is enhanced with the phone's 6.3-inch LCD (720 x 1280) display. S Translator provides quick and easy translations, and ChatON lets users share their screens with others.

The rear-facing 8-megapixel camera comes with numerous shooting modes such as Panorama and Sound & Shot. The Story Album feature lends itself to quick photo album creation on the go. The Mega runs Android 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean). Users can store additional music, photos and videos with up to 64 GB of expendable storage with an external microSD card. A 3,200-mAh removable battery should allow the phone to run throughout the day on a single charge. The Galaxy Mega is powered by a dual-core 1.7-GHz Qualcomm MSM8930 Pro processor with 1.5GB of VRAM.

Design[edit]

The Galaxy Mega measures 6.6 x 3.46 x 0.31 inches, effectively dwarfing other smartphones, including the Samsung Note II (5.9 x 3.2 x 0.37 inches), Samsung Galaxy S4 (4.6 ounces, 5.31 x 2.69 x 0.25 inches), HTC One (5.1 ounces, 5.31 x 2.63 x 0.28 inches) and Motorola Moto X (4.8 ounces, 5.1 x 2.6 x 0.22-0.4 inches). It weighs in at 7.1 ounces, but still manages to feel fairly light despite its size.

Software[edit]

The Samsung Galaxy Mega runs Android Jelly Bean OS 4.2.2 skinned with Samsung's TouchWiz interface. Samsung's Multi Window Mode is front and center on the device. Similar to other Galaxy phones, you can customize the Mega's lock screen with widgets and shortcuts. Seven customizable home screens are available to the user. 16 quick settings buttons in the notification drawer enable users to toggle features including Wi-Fi connectivity and the proprietary Smart Stay. These buttons can be rearranged by clicking on a tile button in the top right corner of the notification drawer.

Variants[edit]

  • GT-I9150 - 5.8-inch screen, 1.4 GHz CPU, 1.5 GB RAM, 8 GB built-in storage - no LTE support - no dual SIM support
  • GT-I9152 - 5.8-inch screen, 1.4 GHz CPU, 1.5 GB RAM, 8 GB built-in storage - no LTE support - dual SIM support
  • GT-I9200 - 6.3-inch screen, 1.7 GHz CPU, 1.5 GB RAM, 8 GB or 16 GB built-in storage - no LTE support - no dual SIM support
  • GT-I9205 - 6.3-inch screen, 1.7 GHz CPU, 1.5 GB RAM, 8 GB or 16 GB built-in storage - LTE support - no dual SIM support

Only the GT-I9152 has dual SIM support. Only the GT-I9205 has LTE support (i.e. 4G-LTE support) and no FM Radio. The AT&T version of the GT-I9205 is known as the SGH-i527.

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See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ ID=1945881 FCC documents, April 2013
  2. ^ a b "Samsung unveils 6.3in Galaxy Mega smartphone". BBC. 2013-04-11. Retrieved 2013-04-11. 
  3. ^ a b Nguyen, Hubert (2013-04-11). "Samsung Galaxy Mega Hands-On Review". ubergizmo. Retrieved 2013-04-11. 
  4. ^ Souppouris, Aaron (2013-04-11). "Samsung announces Galaxy Mega 5.8 and 6.3, coming to Europe in May". The Verge. Retrieved 2013-07-11. 
  5. ^ OTA Update Galaxy Mega 6.3 to Android 4.4.2 sammobile.com
  6. ^ Update Galaxy Mega 6.3 to Android 4.4.2 via CyanogenMod 11 ROM Yahoo News
  7. ^ Samsung Galaxy Mega: Galaxy Mega Original Android Development XDA Developers

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