Samsung Galaxy Mega
|Slogan||Stay Smart, Live Large|
|Dimensions||167.6 x 88 x 8.0 mm (6.3 in)
162.6 x 82.4 x 9.0 mm (5.8 in)
|Weight||199 g (6.3 in)
182 g (5.8 in)
|Operating system||Android (operating system) 4.2.2 Jelly Bean with Touchwiz UI|
|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||8 GB/16 GB (6.3 in only) Internal Memory|
|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|
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. First version has a 6.3 in (160 mm) screen and the second version has a 5.8 in (150 mm) screen. The specs of the Mega are about equivalent to any midrange smartphone. It has a 1,280 x 720 screen, a dual-core 1.7 GHz processor and an 8-megapixel camera. It's powered by Android 4.2.2 "Jelly Bean" software, and internal storage is 16GB. The Samsung Galaxy Mega is also expected to have an update for Android 4.4 "Kit Kat"
- Multi-window - Split screen capability
- Home Screen is available in landscape mode
- Group Play — Link up with other Galaxy devices to share photos or create a surround sound experience by using each device as a 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. You can create hand-written notes with your finger, text using the keyboard, and embed audio or images.
- S Voice - An intelligent 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)
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 will run Android 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean) and be powered by a 1.7-GHz dual-core processor. It has 1.5 GB of RAM, but 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 Samsung Galaxy Mega is powered by a dual-core 1.7-GHz Qualcomm MSM8930 Pro processor with 1.5GB of VRAM.
The Galaxy Mega is absolutely enormous. Measuring a massive 6.6 x 3.46 x 0.31 inches, the Mega effectively dwarves every other smartphone, 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). The massive monolith weighs in at 7.1 ounces, but still manages to feel fairly light despite its size.
The Samsung Galaxy Mega runs the latest Android Jelly Bean OS 4.2.2. in concert with Samsung's TouchWiz interface. Fan favorites such as Samsung's Multi Window Mode are 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. There are 16 quick settings buttons in the notification drawer, enabling users to toggle everything from Wi-Fi connectivity to unique features such as Smart Stay. These buttons can be rearranged by clicking on a tile button in the top right corner of the notification drawer.
The Samsung Galaxy Mega will also be receiving the update for Android 4.4 together with the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini. The fact that the two modest names have been revealed is likely a mere coincidence, more so as the leaked document of Samsung Knox doesn’t spell out any Android 4.4 ETAs. It simply says the Galaxy S4 Mini and Galaxy Mega (probably in both 5.8 and 6.3-inch variants) will at some point have an update for Android 4.4 Kit Kat.
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- Aaron Souppouris (2013-04-11). "Samsung announces Galaxy Mega 5.8 and 6.3, coming to Europe in May". The Verge. Retrieved 2013-07-11.