Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 Android phone

The Galaxy Mega 6.3 offers excellent battery life and 4G connectivity, but performance is a mixed bag

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  • Expert Rating

    3.75 / 5
  • User Rating

    4.50 / 5 (of 1 Review)
  • Price

    $ 599.00 (AUD)

User Reviews:

Nic

4.5

1

Pros
Wifi and 4G speeds exceptional, No need for two devices, Web browsing and page render is excellent, Screen resolution better than expected, Battery life surprisingly good
Cons
Camera is poor in low light situations, buttons on either side could do with better placement
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I've had this phone a full month now. It replaces an iPhone 5 which I loathed after just a week.
My drivers for purchasing the device were:
* screen real estate - I am a tall person and have big hands so touch screen typing has never grabbed me.
* I wanted to consolidate devices from two (a tablet and phone) into one for portability
* undertake basic document editing if needed with Google Drive
* have access to soft copy notes that i could read in meetings Dropbox and Drive
* email more efficiently with a bigger key pad area.
The phone has met all of my expectations and in the case of editing documents it has exceeded them.
The screen is better than I expected despite claims it is under spec.
The pricing point for the phone is perfect given the hardware inside. You pay for what you get and this phone delivers a good user experience given what is inside.
Camera use in lower light is average - an update is needed in this area for sure.
I would prefer the on/off button to go on top of the device as it sits right where the joint of the right thumb rests when holding the phone. On the left side there is a volume rocker to contend with.
Software bundling is good but like all phones with 8GB internal it could do with letting users shift some apps to the external memory card, but that is a general comment and common to other phones.
Ear piece volume is ok, it could be a bit better. Users need to place the hole fairly precisely to get best sound call quality.
External speaker is average, if this phone was a little more expensive I would expect stereo speakers, but again at the price the speaker does a passable job.
The RAM is enough and hasn't been a perceptible problem
Google Drive is great with this phone.
It Fits! The phone fits in all of my pockets as I expected - actually I hoped.
This phone will be a struggle to hold one handed if you have medium to small hands.
Headphone output is ok but could do with a 5-10% increase in maximum volume. I don't have bad hearing at all.
Lack of a S Pen is no issue, I never had a Note 1 or 2 so I don't know if I am missing anything and having an S Pen would not have influenced my decision anyway.
Street cred factor; I haven't had any weird looks holding the phone to my ears though when a female friend tried it she looked like she had a paper back novel held to her head.
Business cred factor; several colleagues are either getting one or investigating getting one after seeing me use it in meetings.

Wifi and 4G download and upload speeds are exceptional. Really impressive actually.

Conclusion: A great first Phablet from Samsung with keen pricing and relatively good specs. My next phone will be a Phablet.

It would have got 5 but for low light issues with the camera and button placement.

this phone to all the body builders out there

3.5

2

Pros
if you monster sized then it's for you
Cons
be happy like kingkong
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Regardless of all the cool features it might have or not,
or to talk about its looks! my concern is quite different.
Its size!! this phone! its just so massive!! Its going to
be extremely tough to fit this in your jean pockets. But
if you try sneaking it in and do succeed please don't
bend down or sit on a couch, you might end up tearing
your pants or hurting yourself, it happened to me with
the samsung note 2 and mind you this is way bigger
than that. Buy this only if you're ready to hold it in your
hands 24*7. Also weighing at 200 gms I would
recommend this phone to all the body builders out
there(you won't miss your dumbell believe me) I on the
other hand certainly won't like or bother to carry this
mega thing in my hands all the time! don't want arm
aches you know! lastly i hope this phone doesn't bring
the men's shoulder strap purses back into fashion!
thats gonna look so gay!

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