Both the Mega 5.8 and 6.3 have Android 4.2 Jelly Bean with Samsung’s Touchwiz skin, the same 8-megapixel rear-facing camera, 1.9-megapixel front. And they offer 1,5GB of RAM and the ability to upgrade storage by a further 64GB through microSD. Unlike Samsung’s slightly smaller Galaxy Note, the Mega does not come with Samsung’s smart stylus, and this might be a drawback for some buyers.
Otherwise, the Galaxy Mega duo offers some respectable specs. The Mega 6.3 has a 1.7GHz dual-core processor, 3,200mAh battery, can be bought with either 8GB or 16GB of internal storage, and has 4G LTE data connectivity. The Mega 5.8 comes with a 1.4GHz dual-core processor, 2,600mAh battery, is available only with 8GB of on-board storage, and is HSPA+ only.
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Are you eyeing Samsung’s Galaxy Note 2, but want something a bit cheaper or… dare we say it… bigger? If you crave a real phablet-sized Android phone, you’ll want to check out Samsung’s new Galaxy Mega 5.8 and 6.3. Yes, those are the screen sizes for the Mega, which will debut in Europe and Russia in May.
That’s not to say that the Mega 5.8 doesn’t have its place in the market, though. This is a mid-range budget phone, so you’re just not going to see crazy specs inside this handset. You’ll get specs that can accomplish regular tasks and get you through your work day, but not much more than that.