Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3-inch phablet, hands-on


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Mar 24, 2011
Summary: The march of the phablets continues - so does the Galaxy Mega 6.3 and its mammoth screen deliver?

By Ben Woods |April 18, 2013 -- 12:55 GMT (05:55 PDT)

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Samsung has decided 2013 is the year of the phablet and is wasting no time in bringing a wealth of new devices to market.

The Mega line currently has two different sized devices, though both (as the name would imply) are far larger than a 'normal' sized smartphone.

I've had some hands-on time with the most recent addition, the Galaxy Mega 6.3 - the 6.3-inch 720p screen is no match for the Galaxy S4 in terms of resolution or display, but is perfectly adequate for the mid-to-high end of the market that the Galaxy Mega will likely be priced to attract.

Key hardware specs include a 1.7GHz dual core processor, internal storage of 8GB or 16GB, 1.5GB RAM and support for microSD cards up to 64GB.

But, like many of Samsung's recent phones, it will hoping that the software rather than the hardware provides the compelling purchasing argument. To that end, it has included some of the more sought after features from the S4 and Note II, although not all the same goodies are on board.

Firing up the handset takes you to the usual array of Android apps found on the Android 4.2 Jelly Bean build. Samsung is obviously particularly proud of its weather app, as it takes up around half of the total homescreen size.