Huawei Ascend Mate may have the largest screen back in early February but Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 sides it away for 2013. It boasts the biggest screen ever, good camera and lightweight feeling. Know the unique features of this gargantuan smartphone in the market.
Ridiculous 6.3-inches of Screen Display
PCAdvisor noted Samsung's definition of the Galaxy Mega 6.3 as the device that combines portability and convenience of a smartphone with the power, multi-tasking capabilities and extensive viewing experience of a tablet. The Galaxy Mega 6.3 has 6.3 inches of screen display and the largest so far with 1280 x 720 display resolution and 233 ppi. The display panel is LCD which gives out vibrant and bright display even under direct sunlight.
The Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 is not as powerful as Galaxy S4, but it boasts enough capabilities to support multi-tasking needs. As a mid-range device, the Galaxy Mega 6.3 features the following technical specifications:
- 1.7 GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor
- 1.5 GB of RAM
- NFC, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, MHL 2.0
- 8 or 16 GB internal storage with up to 64 GB of microSD support
- Adreno 305 graphics unit
- Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean and TouchWiz UI
Software, UI and Galaxy Experience
Just like with other Samsung Galaxy devices, you will encounter the same experience with TouchWiz UI and its familiar icons. Galaxy Mega 6.3 runs Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean OS which means you'll have access to lock screen widgets, actionable notifications and extended quick settings.
The TouchWiz UI allows you to quickly tap on toggles from the notifications shade such as brightness slider, hide applications from the apps menu and put seven home screens if desired. One of the notable features included to the Galaxy Mega 6.3 is the Multi-Window mode which allows you to run two applications on the same screen simultaneously. Multi-window feature applies to some applications such as:
- Google Chrome browser
- Facebook app
- Twitter app
Other features include Smart Stay which utilises the phone's front camera to determine when you are looking at the screen or not, Air View that allows hovering your finger to display extra information on selective items and infrared port to let Galaxy Mega 6.3 control TV sets as a remote. Some other features as:
- S Translator for up to nine different languages
- Group Play for music and photo sending
Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 supports both front and rear facing cameras with 1.9 and 8 MP, respectively. The camera application installed appears similar with the Galaxy S4 and captures above average quality. Low-light scenes can cause the camera to shoot photos with great noise, but in well-lit areas, the camera shows impressive levels of detail and good colour reproduction.
The Galaxy Mega 6.3 features 10 camera modes including high-dynamic range or HDR, panorama, and sound and shot for capturing an image with up to 9 seconds of audio. Best photo and night mode are also available for the Galaxy Mega 6.3
Multimedia: Games, Music and Videos
The built-in speakers produce loud and crisp audio if the volume is pumped up to the max which supports both music and video playback. The Galaxy Mega 6.3 supports 720p HD videos without any problems with the help of Snapdragon CPU and more than 1 GB of RAM. Games are generally doing great with the Galaxy Mega 6.3 but a few may be exceptional especially if HD powers up the experience.
Regardless of its enormous size, the Galaxy Mega 6.3 seems to feel lightweight and the greatest comfort zone is for users with big hands. Using the device single handedly will be difficult and will force a user to use both hands for navigation, text and other functions. The Galaxy Mega 6.3 is a great option for buyers requiring large screen and big keys for their upsize fingers.
The Battery Level
Having 6.3 inches of display screen can kill the battery life, but Galaxy Mega has a decent battery unit to keep the device running within the day. It boasts a 3200 mAh battery unit, which is considered the strongest feature of the device. If someone pushes the Galaxy Mega 6.3 to the max without charging, it can last between 12 and 18 hours of full use before needing the charger unit, while less usage can make the device last up to a day and a half.
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