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Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8 and 6.3 launched in India Rs. 25,100 and Rs. 31,490 : (Hands On) (PR)

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Samsung has just launched the Galaxy Mega 5.8 and the Galaxy Mega 6.3 in India at a fairly reasonable price difference between the handsets. The Galaxy Mega 5.8 goes on sale for Rs. 25,100 while the Galaxy Mega 6.3 will be launched for Rs. 31,490. 

Galaxy Mega Initial Impressions

The first thing you will say once you handle these phones is “these phones are gigantic”, for reference in front of the Galaxy Mega 5.8 and 6.3 the Galaxy S4 looks considerably puny. The Galaxy Mega phones still remain slim and easily handle-able, thanks to the software tweaks using the phone with one hands is easy. Samsung’s “One Handed Use” a feature that puts keyboards and calling buttons on the primary hand side of the phone, just like it did on the Galaxy Note 2, extends its capabilities on the Galaxy Mega phones. 

Loaded with Android 4.2.2 the Galaxy Mega phones resemble the Galaxy S4 with respect to UI looks and feel, and despite the major spec difference the handsets are quite snappy and responsive. The display on the Galaxy Mega 5.8 is a 5 point multi-touch, which is quite disappointing for a handset of this value and screen real estate.

Both, the Galaxy Mega 5.8 and the Galaxy Mega 6.3 come with dual core processors, the one on the Galaxy Mega 6.3 is manufactured by Qualcomm, whereas the Galaxy Mega 5.8 carries the same chipset found in the Galaxy Grand, made by Broadcom.

The Galaxy Mega phones have 8 MP cameras and front facing 1.9 MP cameras, with the possibility of 1080p video capture at 30fps. The Galaxy Mega 6.3 however will also get the Smart Camera features from the Galaxy S4 along with UI features like Multi Window and Air View. 

Check out our Hands on Images below and stay tuned for the Video.

 

Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 Images

 

 

Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8 Images

 

Samsung Galaxy Mega Hands on Video

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Samsung GALAXY Mega 6.3 inches Product Specifications

 

Display

6.3-inch HD Super Clear LCD

Processor

1.7GHz Dual Core processor

OS

Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean)

Camera

Main (Rear): 8 megapixel rear-facing camera

Sub (Front): 1.9 megapixel front-facing camera

Camera Feature

Auto ,Beauty Face, Best Photo, Best Face , Continuous Shot , Best face , Sound & Shot , Rich Tone (High Dynamic Range),Panorama , Sports , Night

Video

MPEG4 , H.263,H.264, VC-1, VP8

Recording/playback :1080@30fps

Audio

MP3, OGA , AAC , AAC+ , Eaac+ ,WMA, AMR-NB /WB

FLAC , PCM , MID , IMY

Services

&

Additional

Features

Group Play: Share Music, Share Picture, Share Document, Play Games

Story Album, S Translator

Air View, Multi Window, Pop Up Play

Samsung ChatON mobile communication service

Samsung WatchON

Samsung Link, S Travel , S Voice 2.0

Connectivity

Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac, WiFi Direct

BT 4.0(BLE), USB 2.0 H/S

GPS?GLONASS, NFC, MHL

Sensor

Accelerometer, light, Geomagnetic, Proximity, Gyroscope

Memory

16GB Internal Memory (microSD up to 64GB) ? 1.5GB RAM

Dimension

167.6 x 88 x 8.0 mm , 199g

Battery

Standard battery, Li-ion 3,200 mAh

   

 

Samsung GALAXY Mega 5.8 inches Product Specifications

 

Network

HSPA?21/5.76

Display

5.8-inch QHD TFT

Processor

1.4GHz Dual Core Processor

OS

Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean)

Camera

Main (Rear): 8 megapixel rear-facing camera

Sub (Front): 1.9 megapixel front-facing camera

Camera Feature

Auto , Beauty Face, Best face , Continuous Shot , Best Photo, Sound &Shot , Panorama , Sports

Video

MPEG4, H.263 , H.264 , VC-1, DivX , Xvid , VP8

Recording/Playback: 1080@30fps

Audio

MP3, OGG,AAC , AAC+, eAAC+ ,WMA , AMR-NB/WB , FLAC , PCM , MID , IMY

Services

&

Additional

Features

Group Play: Share Picture, Share Document and Play Games

Story Album, S Translator

Multi Window

Samsung ChatON mobile communication service

Samsung Link, S Travel , S Voice 2.0

Google Mobile

Services

Google Search, Google Maps, Gmail, Google Latitude,

Google Play Store, Google Plus, YouTube, Google Talk,

Google Places, Google Navigation, Google Downloads, Voice Search

Connectivity

Wi-Fi a/b/g/n, WiFi Direct

BT 4.0(BLE), USB 2.0 H/S

GPS?GLONASS

Sensor

Accelerometer, Geomagnetic, Proximity, Light, Gyroscope

Memory

8GB Internal Memory (microSD up to 64GB) ? 1.5GB RAM

Dimension

162.6 x 82.4 x 9.0 mm,  182g

Battery

Standard battery, Li-ion 2,600 mAh

 

[toggle title=”Press Release”]‘Stay smart, Live Large’ with Samsung GALAXY Mega
New GALAXY Mega models offer the latest smartphone features with an extensive viewing experience.
Delhi, May 28, 2013 – Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd, a global leader in digital media and digital convergence technologies, today announced the launch of Samsung GALAXY Mega, a device that combines the portability and convenience of a smartphone with the power, multitasking capabilities and extensive viewing experience of a tablet. Two models of Samsung Galaxy Mega , with 5.8 inches and 6.3 inches screen sizes , are being launched .The newest addition to the GALAXY family , the Mega series balances an optimal viewing experience on a large screen, yet is ultra-thin and portable enough to put into a pocket or hold in one hand. The GALAXY Mega offers a mix of popular smartphone and tablet features such as an effortless user experience, a split screen, multitasking between video and other apps and more.
“Consumers in India as in other parts of the world are preferring the larger screen displays in their Smartphones owing to the time they spend doing more with their devices – staying connected with their work and friends/family , web browsing , extensive multimedia viewing and more,” states Mr. Vineet Taneja , Country Head , Samsung Mobile and Digital Imaging Business .“To meet the varying lifestyles of our consumers, we are very pleased to offer the GALAXY Mega which further enriches the product portfolio of our award-winning GALAXY series.”
Best of Both Worlds
The GALAXY Mega is an ideal choice for customers who want to get the most out of their device: device that brings great quality at an even greater value. The GALAXY Mega enables an exceptional widescreen view for various applications including web browsing, video, and SNS.
The GALAXY Mega is also light and thin for incredible portability and easy, convenient mobile phone use. Customers can stay connected with a variety of new phone features including:
Group Play: Enables easy content sharing of games, documents and pictures
Samsung Link: Easily streams photos, videos, notes, or music to your television, tablet or computer

S Translator: Say or text what you need translated into the GALAXY Mega, and it will provide instant translation, using text or voice translation on applications including email, and ChatON.

Productivity and Multimedia for the Multi-Tasker
GALAXY Mega users will accomplish more with the rich, interactive experience and increased usability of the widescreen mode. Split screen capability for a variety of applications including email, messages, ‘MyFiles,’ ‘S Memo,’ and more, makes for increased efficiency. With the popular ‘Air View’ feature available in the Galaxy Mega (6.3 inches), customers can preview information in emails, photos in Gallery, and speed dial contacts.
The GALAXY Mega is equipped with an enhanced 8 megapixel rear-facing camera with a 1.9 megapixel front-facing camera, along with a variety of camera modes including ‘Sound & Shot’ (captures 9 seconds of sound and voice together as the picture is taken to capture moments), ‘Sports’ and more. The device also packs various newly-introduced features for endless entertainment, including: ‘S Travel’: Provides trip information, local guides and resources and more and ‘Story Album’: Allows customers to create albums of daily events, keep special moments in one place using a timeline, geo-tag information and publish digital albums in hard copy.
Both GALAXY Mega 6.3 inches and 5.8 inches run on the latest Android 4.2 Jelly Bean experience, and feature Dual Core Processor, spacious internal storage along with up to 64GB of expandable memory to store favorite apps, music, videos, photos and more. The devices’ advanced software also facilitates more efficient processor use for improved battery life, meaning users can enjoy longer talk time and multimedia use.
Product Pricing: The Samsung GALAXY Mega 5.8 inches will be available in the market within a week , while the GALAXY Mega 6.3 inches will be introduced in the market in mid June 2013. While the GALAXY Mega with 5.8 inches qHD TFT Display screen is priced at Rs 25,100/- , the GALAXY Mega with 6.3 inches HD Super Clear LCD Screen is priced at Rs. 31,490/-.
The GALAXY Mega is being launched with special offers from RCom and Vodafone . RCom customers buying Samsung GALAXY Mega will get 2GB data per month free for 3 months as well as unlimited access to Big Movies Library , unlimited WhatsApp , Twitter , Facebook during this period . Vodafone customers too will get access to 2GB data download per month free for two months (3G + 2G).
About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in technology, opening new possibilities for people everywhere. Through relentless innovation and discovery, we are transforming the worlds of televisions, smartphones, personal computers, printers, cameras, home appliances, LTE systems, medical devices, semiconductors and LED solutions. We employ 236,000 people across 79 countries with annual sales of US$187.8 billion. To discover more, please visit www.samsung.com.
Note to Editors:
Samsung GALAXY Mega 6.3 inches Product Specifications
Display
6.3-inch HD Super Clear LCD
Processor
1.7GHz Dual Core processor
OS
Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean)
Camera
Main (Rear): 8 megapixel rear-facing camera
Sub (Front): 1.9 megapixel front-facing camera
Camera Feature
Auto ,Beauty Face, Best Photo, Best Face , Continuous Shot , Best face , Sound & Shot , Rich Tone (High Dynamic Range),Panorama , Sports , Night
Video
MPEG4 , H.263,H.264, VC-1, VP8
Recording/playback :1080@30fps
Audio
MP3, OGA , AAC , AAC+ , Eaac+ ,WMA, AMR-NB /WB
FLAC , PCM , MID , IMY
Services
&
Additional
Features
Group Play: Share Music, Share Picture, Share Document, Play Games
Story Album, S Translator
Air View, Multi Window, Pop Up Play
Samsung ChatON mobile communication service
Samsung WatchON
Samsung Link, S Travel , S Voice 2.0
Connectivity
Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac, WiFi Direct
BT 4.0(BLE), USB 2.0 H/S
GPS?GLONASS, NFC, MHL
Sensor
Accelerometer, light, Geomagnetic, Proximity, Gyroscope
Memory
16GB Internal Memory (microSD up to 64GB) ? 1.5GB RAM
Dimension
167.6 x 88 x 8.0 mm , 199g
Battery
Standard battery, Li-ion 3,200 mAh

Samsung GALAXY Mega 5.8 inches Product Specifications
Network
HSPA?21/5.76
Display
5.8-inch QHD TFT
Processor
1.4GHz Dual Core Processor
OS
Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean)
Camera
Main (Rear): 8 megapixel rear-facing camera
Sub (Front): 1.9 megapixel front-facing camera
Camera Feature
Auto , Beauty Face, Best face , Continuous Shot , Best Photo, Sound &Shot , Panorama , Sports
Video
MPEG4, H.263 , H.264 , VC-1, DivX , Xvid , VP8
Recording/Playback: 1080@30fps
Audio
MP3, OGG,AAC , AAC+, eAAC+ ,WMA , AMR-NB/WB , FLAC , PCM , MID , IMY
Services
&
Additional
Features
Group Play: Share Picture, Share Document and Play Games
Story Album, S Translator
Multi Window
Samsung ChatON mobile communication service
Samsung Link, S Travel , S Voice 2.0
Google Mobile
Services
Google Search, Google Maps, Gmail, Google Latitude,
Google Play Store, Google Plus, YouTube, Google Talk,
Google Places, Google Navigation, Google Downloads, Voice Search
Connectivity
Wi-Fi a/b/g/n, WiFi Direct
BT 4.0(BLE), USB 2.0 H/S
GPS?GLONASS
Sensor
Accelerometer, Geomagnetic, Proximity, Light, Gyroscope
Memory
8GB Internal Memory (microSD up to 64GB) ? 1.5GB RAM
Dimension
162.6 x 82.4 x 9.0 mm, 182g
Battery
Standard battery, Li-ion 2,600 mAh

? Availability and launching time of the services may differ by region.
? Android, Google, Google Search, Google Maps, Gmail, Google Latitude, Google Play, Google Plus, YouTube, Google Talk, Google Places, Google Navigation, Google Downloads and Voice Search are trademarks of Google Inc.
? All functionality, features, specifications and other product information provided in this document including, but not limited to, the benefits, design, pricing, components, performance, availability, and capabilities of the product are subject to change without notice or obligation.[/toggle]

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25 comments
AnandM
AnandM

The Big boss(6.3) is quite dis-appointing by its "processor". Rest of the specs are really impressive.

AnandM
AnandM

The Big boss(6.3) is quite dis-appointing by its "processor". Rest of the specs are really impressive.

eshan786behal
eshan786behal

pls upload samsung galaxy mega 6.3 5.8 full handson video in depth like grand


eshan786behal
eshan786behal

pls upload samsung galaxy mega 6.3 5.8 full handson video in depth like grand

sudomark3
sudomark3

Well i don' think they are best smartphones but yes they are not bad also because of screen. 6.3 inch is very handy and it's similar like Tablet but i am happy with my Note 2. It's far better then these 2 Phones and the PPI is also not good of these phones. I always prefer clarity over apps

shuddhahnikmaity
shuddhahnikmaity

Buying the galaxy note 5100 is a much wiser choice as at the price of 30000 it has the specs of note 2 and also a large screen besides having the calling facility.

shuddhahnikmaity
shuddhahnikmaity

Buying the galaxy note 5100 is a much wiser choice as at the price of 30000 it has the specs of note 2 and also a large screen besides having the calling facility.

Harpriet Singh
Harpriet Singh

sir when will be its" igyaan hands on" video will be launched

Harpriet Singh
Harpriet Singh

sir when will be its" igyaan hands on" video will be launched

Jagmohan Bisht
Jagmohan Bisht

I have confusion over which phone to buy ... 1. Sony Xperia Sp 2. Samsung Galaxy S3 3. LG Google Nexus 4 4. Samsung Galxy Mega 5.8 I want phone with great processor , handle high end games smoothly , best camera and for a long run.. * I m a grt fan of igyaan and u give a great review of each upcoming phone Reply ASAP

Jagmohan Bisht
Jagmohan Bisht

I have confusion over which phone to buy ... 1. Sony Xperia Sp 2. Samsung Galaxy S3 3. LG Google Nexus 4 4. Samsung Galxy Mega 5.8 I want phone with great processor , handle high end games smoothly , best camera and for a long run.. * I m a grt fan of igyaan and u give a great review of each upcoming phone Reply ASAP

harindernanda
harindernanda

Bharat I think I heard you saying that there is no multi tasking in 5.8 version...whereas if you watch gsmarena.com's unboxing video it shows multi tasking feature working pretty well in 5.8 variant

harindernanda
harindernanda

Bharat I think I heard you saying that there is no multi tasking in 5.8 version...whereas if you watch gsmarena.com's unboxing video it shows multi tasking feature working pretty well in 5.8 variant

s.anmol
s.anmol

And I thought note 2's 5.5 inches is the largest size ,a phone can ever be.

s.anmol
s.anmol

And I thought note 2's 5.5 inches is the largest size ,a phone can ever be.

Rishabh Gupta
Rishabh Gupta

Iss phone ke saath jeans free do jiski pockets me ye phone fit ho jaaye :P

Rishabh Gupta
Rishabh Gupta

Iss phone ke saath jeans free do jiski pockets me ye phone fit ho jaaye :P

AnkushThakur
AnkushThakur

is both devices have same camera quality?

AnkushThakur
AnkushThakur

is both devices have same camera quality?