Samsung Galaxy Mega: The Biggest Smartphone Ever!

The first thing that comes to mind when I think of the Samsung Galaxy Mega is the sheer size of it. The 6.3 inch device is the biggest smartphone ever. I was thrilled when Sprint agreed to send me one of these phones to review. As someone who struggles with the keypad on a smaller phone, I was curious to find out if my typing skills would be improved on this much larger device. I’m not sure why I have so much trouble with a smaller phone. Maybe I have fat thumbs? Regardless, the Mega really peaked my interest and I am excited to share this review with you.

Samsung Galaxy Mega - The biggest smartphone ever!

This phone really falls in between the categories of smartphone and tablet. It’s not that much smaller than the popular 7 inch tablets, but is small enough (in most cases) to be used as a day to day smartphone. I love Samsung products, and if you’ve ever owned a Samsung phone or tablet you’ll not be surprised to learn that the Mega delivers on everything you would expect in a modern smartphone.

I thought a side by side comparison with my Samsung Galaxy S3 might be helpful.

Samsung Galaxy Mega Side by Side with Samsung Galaxy S3

I find it much easier to type on the large Mega keyboard. Also, the size of the display is nice for someone like me who has poor vision.

The specs of the Mega are about equivalent to any midrange smartphone. It has a 1,280 x 720 screen, a dual-core 1.7GHz processor and an 8-megapixel camera. The Mega’s camera can capture 1080p HD video. It’s powered by Android 4.2.2 “Jelly Bean” software, and internal storage is 16GB (which you can augment to 64GB with a microSD card). Given the size of the phone, I was initially concerned that there might be a problem with battery life. But the Mega really surprised me, with a full day’s worth of battery life thanks to the inclusion of a 3,200mAh battery.

Don’t let all of this talk about the large size of this phone scare you off. The Mega feels surprisingly light for it’s size. I can comfortably and securely hold the phone in my average sized hand, but were the phone any larger that would not be the case. Smaller handed people would have problems with this phone. For kids it’s still great to use as a tablet.

Samsung Galaxy Mega

The size and shape of the Mega are really ideal for streaming HD media on the go. The display is also a great size for casual gaming that isn’t too graphics-intensive. If you have kids, the Mega offers an ideal experience for watching cartoons and playing games. Given the choice between a modern 7 inch tablet, or the Galaxy Mega, I think I would be tempted to go for the Mega instead of an Android tablet. The fact that it fills both the need for a tablet and a smartphone is definitely something to consider. The price is right on the Samsung Galaxy Mega. Sprint is currently offering this phone for $199 with a 2 year agreement.

Do you think you would like the Samsung Mega?

Disclosure: No compensation was received for this post. As a Sprint Ambassador, I receive products and services to use throughout the year.

Comments

  1. That looks like an awesome phone and man, it IS huge!! I love that it’s bigger – it would make it easier to see things & text.

  2. WOW this is awesome!! Like seriously awesome! I need one of these the next time I upgrade!!!

  3. whoa, that is mega! I guess it’s a good resolution if you wanted a tablet, but didn’t want two devices.

  4. WOW!!!! That thing is huge!! It would be easy for the older generation that needs a large visual or screen be able to get into the smartphone category.

  5. tls simms says:

    thanks for this review..now what about a cover for this phone
    :)

  6. Wow, that is big!!! My hubs has the Galaxy 3 and THAT is big. LOL I like that though… very cool!!!

  7. How awesome! Hubby needs a new phone and wants a big one (why I don’t know). I’m going to have to show him the Samsung Galaxy Mega!

  8. Amy Lynn Desrosiers says:

    Wow, the Samsung MEGA is huge! I think this would come in handy for blogging and watching videos!

  9. I hate tiny screens, I feel like I have to squint to see what is there. This looks great!

  10. Wow that phone is definitely big, almost a tablet LOL.

  11. That is really cool. I haven’t seen this one before but I Love that it basically works as both

  12. I don’t know if I would like this bigger phone, but I felt that way about my S3 and I LOVE it! I can’t wait to upgrade!

  13. The mega looks like a good phone! I love bigger phones because I do so much blog work while on the go that I need a bigger screen. I jokingly call my phone a “phablet” because it’s so big!

  14. I have heard a lot of positive feedback on the Samsung Galaxy phones, the new and old. I personally have an iPhone but I am so tired of it. I miss the Android market and freedom to personalize. This phone blows the iPhone out of the water in my opinion!

  15. I think it’s too big for me.

  16. I think it’s too big for me.

  17. So, was it easier to type? I also have the hardest time using my SG3 touch screen when it comes to typing … would love to know if the larger size made a difference.

  18. Holy cow that is a huge phone! I can see the benefit of not having to type on such a little screen, but I would feel a little weird holding that up to my ear.

  19. My dad has been wanting one of these! I love the large screen!

  20. Not for me, but my sweet husband with big hands and fingers would love it

  21. The mega is a huge hit here! Esp for many of my friends who are started to be long sighted!

  22. That this is HUGE! Don’t tell my husband about that- he just got a new phone but now he’s going to want this one!

  23. My teens hate how large this phone is, but with my over 40 eyes, I love it.

  24. Wow that is crazy big! I’ll stick to my S4 lol.

  25. it’s a great size for working but looks a touch big for using as a phone. good thing i don’t talk on the phone much LOL

  26. That’s not a phone, it’s a space station! Seriously though that phone looks to be the size of a mini iPad we seem to be going from one extreme (super small phones that are hard to press buttons on) to another (super large phones that could double as tablets) I’m afraid of where this is heading next lol…All that being said my husband would LOVE this phone!!!

  27. This might be perfect for my teenager. Then he could stop hogging the tv to watch Netflix!

  28. Wow that’s a big phone! I have the Note 3 and I drop it on myself because it’s big, lol. I think I read that people call these a phablet?

  29. Wow that is incredibly huge but I kinda like the large screen making it easier for the kids when we’re out. But do they make an otterbox for these? Hmm very interested now. Off to do some research.

  30. We have a Samsung S4 and love it, but I am not sure if I would like something bigger. I am not really a tablet girl. It looks cool though.

  31. That is huge! My husband would love it but it’s a little too big for my taste.

  32. I run with my phone, and often slip it into a pocket or small purse…this would not work for my current lifestyle. Although I switched from the ipad to the galaxy (& I LOVE IT!), I am still holding onto my iphone until samsung (or anyone) comes up with something that works for me.

  33. I like the bigger screen a lot, but my S3 can fit in my pocket when I need it to, so I would be a bit torn.

  34. I might actually be able to text on this! I never have been able to on smaller phones with those tiny little letters. :)

  35. This is my first time hearing about the Samsung Galaxy Mega. I have the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and I love it. Its HUGE and takes some time to get use to but once I got over the initial shock of just how big it was I was fine.

  36. This phone looks awesome but it’s just too big for me.

  37. That is big. I am not sure how I would like it. I am so use to my small phone now.

  38. I’m not sure if I would like it as a phone – it might be a little big for me – but, then again, maybe not since I rarely use my smartphone as an actual phone. I usually text or IM.

    This might be the perfect thing for my husband, though – he carries his tablet with him often, and I know he would like the idea of having a tablet and phone in one.

  39. Wow, that’s a big phone! I like it.

  40. katherine says:

    That is really big! I still have a smaller phone

  41. My dad keeps going for the bigger and bigger phones. Honestly, my hands are too small that they’re too big for me. I have the Galaxy s4 and think it’s size is absolutely perfect!

  42. What a great size for someone like me – no longer a spring chicken with great eye sight.

  43. Wow that is a huge phone! I don’t know. I am torn about the idea of larger phones. I have an iPhone 4 and it’s small and when I got my Otterbox my phone felt huge, but I got use to it. So maybe…I’d get use to a MEGA phone too.

  44. My mom just got one of these, it works very similar to her galaxy tablet so it took her no time at all to get used to it. It looks really, really nice!

  45. Belinda Vinson says:

    Hello, I was wondering if anybody has found a purse for your mega galaxy 6.3d with an otterbox? I dropped my phone and shattered the screen, expensive fix but a lesson learned. I have done research and there are nice purses by Kroo on amazon that sell mega galaxy purses, not with otterboxes though. Was wondering if anybody has? I don’t carry big purses (just my bank card, drivers license etc and a phone. I’m still researching (2 hours now non-stop).

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