Samsung's 5.8" And 6.3" Galaxy Mega Smartphones Prove That Huge Is In - HotHardware
Samsung's 5.8" And 6.3" Galaxy Mega Smartphones Prove That Huge Is In

Samsung's 5.8" And 6.3" Galaxy Mega Smartphones Prove That Huge Is In

Let it be known: big is not only in, but "huge" is in as well. With the Galaxy Note 8.0 shipping soon in America, and the Galaxy Note II already selling in the millions globally, Samsung has recognized that there's a massive market for massive phones. Today, the company is introducing two new smartphones, and the naming makes a lot of sense. The 5.8" and 6.3" Galaxy Mega are enormous, and it's pushing the Galaxy range into a new level of big.


Both handsets ship with Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean) onboard, as well as a few Samsung-only additions: Group Play, WatchON, ChatON, Samsung Link and S Translator. There's also an 8MP rear camera, 1.9MP front camera, and up to 64GB of expandable storage. The Galaxy Mega 6.3 offers up both LTE and HSPA radios along with a 3200mAh battery, while the Galaxy Mega 5.8 has a qHD (960 x 540) display.


There's no word on a US-based ship date, but both versions should ship to Europe and Russia soon.
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at what point does the world say enough? i have the nexus 4 and i love it, but i have tried my brothers note and i don't like it at all. I feel it should be a tablet or a phone not a mutation of both. Then again Samsung is having phenomenal success with their Phablets.

I bet the trend begins to shift back to smaller phones in the next 5 years. Perhaps a expandable or collapsible high resolution screen will be out that allows a smartphone to become a tablet, instead of a half ogre monstrosity.

NO offense to Note II owners. Its just my personal preference.

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AKnudson:

at what point does the world say enough? i have the nexus 4 and i love it, but i have tried my brothers note and i don't like it at all. I feel it should be a tablet or a phone not a mutation of both. Then again Samsung is having phenomenal success with their Phablets.

I bet the trend begins to shift back to smaller phones in the next 5 years. Perhaps a expandable or collapsible high resolution screen will be out that allows a smartphone to become a tablet, instead of a half ogre monstrosity.

NO offense to Note II owners. Its just my personal preference.

I'm halfway in the same boat as you. While I do like the Note and Note II, 6.3" may be a tad to big. My buddy that has the note I think its perfectly fine for myself and him but we are bigger people with bigger hands, ect. I had a friend and she got the Note II thinking it would be awesome and within a month sold it off and bought the S3 I believe. She said it was just to big for her but she is a klutz anyways. Its all about person perspective on how well it does for you. Some people its great while others not and I'm sure no one thinks differing opinions on the subject matter are offending since this phone is really just personal preference to have a bigger phone or not.

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I'm with you on this one Aknudson, current Note II's are cumbersome to fit in pockets and definitely look weird held up to peoples heads. At 5.8 and 6.3 inches it's just going to get more ridiculous.

I feel like one way to possibly justify Phablets is if they're hardware has some insane specs since they have more space, not just hardware that's equivalent and on par with other smartphones.

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It's interesting to talk to people who own a Note II, I actually know a couple and they will not stop talking about how much they love it. Both of them had some concern about its size before they bought it (especially one of them who is into the hipster look, he was concerned whether it would fit into the pockets of his skinny jeans) but after making a few adjustments on where they carried their phones they haven't looked back. I personally also think the phone is too big but then I haven't used it for an extended period, I will say this though as a gps device in the car it is amazing. Buddy of mine macgyvered a holder on his dash for his note II and you can very easily see every detail on the map from the driver position.

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i feel that samsung is trying to desensitize us to the size of these phones. Like karanm said i love the galaxy note 2 and i loved the original note and there a lot of people that are intimidated by the device but fall head over heels for it afterwards. I think samsung is letting the success of those devices go to their heads. I can see why i mean almost everyone thought 5.3 was too big or just pushing it. Then 5.5 was too big or just on the edge but it was still a success. They are trying to push it further and further with these devices and it really needs to stop. To top it off these devices dont even have spens which is honestly part of the main reason these devices were such a hit. Now you really just have an extremely overgrown phone or small 7 inch tablet if that makes sense

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