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Samsung Galaxy Mega review


    Overview of the smartphone Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3

    Samsung  Galaxy Mega review

    Smartphone Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 is a senior representative of the ruler MEGA . The model comes with a display diagonal of 6.3 inches with a resolution of 1280x720 pixels, runs on Android 4.2.2 operating system and is based on a new hardware platform Qualcomm Snapdragon 400, with two Krait cores clocked at 1.7 GHz, 1.5 GB memory and battery capacity of 3200 mA * h

    Design and ergonomics

    The largest smartphone Samsung got all family traits that are more or less present in all models released after Samsung Galaxy S4. Among them, the body with a pattern in the mesh, glossy plastic, layout of controls, extending above the surface of the front panel of the hardware key "Home", a thin frame around the screen and the side frame "under the metal." If we talk about all the elements present in the body, apart from the already mentioned you will find light and proximity sensors, 2 mega pixel camera, the light of events, touch-sensitive keys "Menu" and "Back". Backlit touch keys activated only when in contact with them, in standby mode the keys are not visible.

    Samsung  Galaxy Mega review

    Volume key is placed in the left lateral side, and the power button on the right. And both are slightly offset to the center, so that they can reach it without having to intercept smartphone. At the top end, except for the headphone jack found a place in the second microphone and IR transmitter. At the bottom there is the Micro-USB connector and the main microphone.

    Samsung  Galaxy Mega review

    The back side has placed a 8 megapixel camera lens, flash, groove to remove the cover and the hole for the speaker. The camera lens dominates the body, causing the rim around it quickly covered with scratches in contact with a solid surface. Under the removable panel is the battery capacity of 3200 mAh, the SIM and MicroSD cards, arranged one above the other.

    Samsung  Galaxy Mega review

    Build quality is good, especially considering the size of a smartphone. Creak and there is no backlash, parts fit closely.

    The operating system and shell

    The model comes with the latest version of the operating system Android 4.2.2, which is installed on top of a proprietary shell TouchWiz. Taking advantage of the current version of Android smartphones has become a good tradition for Samsung. Given the frequent occurrence of updates to previous generations, it can be assumed that the Mega 6.3 will see at least two OS updates.

    Samsung  Galaxy Mega review

    The interface is similar to a smartphone that was first introduced in Samsung Galaxy S4: animation lock screen and widgets on it, structured through menus with the settings, personalized notifications panel, ability to work with two windows at the same time and a lot of other little things. Detailed description of the shell TouchWiz prepared. In it we will tell about all the nuances of people waiting to new models Samsung.

    But there is a Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 and what you will not find in the Samsung Galaxy S4 - the possibility of the interface in landscape mode. The presence of such a function is due to the size of the screen smartphone, it could pass for a mini-tablet, which means that the user can use the device not only in the usual portrait mode, but landscape.

    Samsung  Galaxy Mega review

    Hardware Platform

    The smartphone is based on a hardware platform Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 - the new generation of systems-on-a-chip. It includes two core Krait processor with a clock frequency of 1.7 GHz, Adreno 305 graphics accelerator, 1.5 GB of RAM. The amount of internal storage depending on the model and can be of two types, 8 GB and 16 GB. Expand the internal memory can be due to the use of memory cards. Supports a wide range of communication options: Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi a / b / g / n / ac, NFC, S Beam and Group Play.

    Performance of the SoC at last year's flagship Samsung Galaxy S3. This is indicated by all the tests that were run on Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3.

    Samsung  Galaxy Mega review

    No problems and smooth start-up and games, for example, Real Racing 3 and Full HD-video. It supports all standard types of video formats. Of traditional audio formats can not be played sound in AC3 format. Playing a Video

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    MPEG4 Video (H264) 1280x720 29.97fps [Undetermined (Video 1) [Default]]

    MPEG4 Video (H264) 1280x536 24.00fps

    2726kbps [Video 0]


    AAC 48000Hz stereo 96kbps [Output 2]

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    MPEG Audio Layer 3 48000Hz stereo 128kbps

    Dolby AC3 44100Hz stereo [Undetermined (Audio 1) [Default]]

    MPEG Audio Layer 3

    44100Hz stereo 256kbps [Audio 1]

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    Unexpected surprise gave smartphone in terms of autonomy. Annex Antutu Tester Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 scored 872 points, having worked for nearly five hours. With diagonal screen size and performance of hardware platforms, the result is simply superb. Until then, we've seen something similar only in budget dvuhsimnikah with a small screen.

    Samsung  Galaxy Mega review

    In the two-hour test of time in read mode, viewing HD-video, including from Youtube, listen to music and navigation, smartphone showed the following results:









    Viewing HD-video


    Viewing HD-video from Youtube


    GLBenchmark 2.5 (30 frames / second)


    GLBenchmark 2.5 (60 frames / second)


    AntutuTester (points)


    In the read mode disables all wireless communications, including data transmission in a mobile network, and the display brightness set to 50% (170 cd / m 2). When listening to music worked automatic data synchronization, Wi-Fi, Data Transfer. The display brightness is set to 50% volume in the headphones 12 of 15 possible levels. All music files in MP3, 320 Kbit /s. Navigation includes a route in Google Navigation app. Brightness exhibited 50%, all data communication modules disabled. When playing active video data transmission in a mobile network, display brightness set to 50%, the volume level on level 12 of a possible 15. A video file format MKV, resolution 1280h540 points, frame 24. Playing videos from Youtube accompanied not only by the work of the network Wi-Fi, but also the active data transfer. The display brightness is set to 50% volume in the headphones 12 of 15 possible levels. On the example of GLBenchmark 2.5 benchmark results can be assessed autonomous unit in the game.

    All phone functions work flawlessly. Speaker volume is sufficient to hear the ringtone and companion, even in noisy environments. Numeric keypad numbers and typing comfortable, both of which can operate in normal mode, and shifted to the left or right side wall for easy one-handed operation. If the Galaxy S4, Note II is a functional feature still makes sense, then with Mega 6.3 is unlikely, too large dimensions of the smartphone.

    Samsung  Galaxy Mega review

    Search satellites when you first start the navigator takes about one minute. After 20-30 seconds smartphone is about 20 satellites. The data transfer speed Wi-Fi-network is high.

    Samsung  Galaxy Mega review


    As you already know, Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 - Samsung smartphone with the biggest screen. Its diagonal of 6.3-inch, 1280x720 pixels, the indicator dots per inch - 233 PPI. The official did not specify the type of information display, but as this is not Super AMOLED, it can be assumed that it uses PLS-matrix. It has a natural color reproduction and white balance, and wide viewing angles. Brightness values are in the range of 4.7 cd / m 2 to 340 cd / m 2, 50% of the value corresponds to the brightness of 170 cd / m 2. Extreme values can comfortably use the smartphone in the dark and in bright sunlight.

    Samsung  Galaxy Mega review

    In the display settings, it is possible to select the type of modes - Dynamic, Standard and Movie. The closest to the color gamut sRGB mode was standard, it is the ideal value of the index gamma curve, 2.2, but the white balance is not so good. Image goes cold tone, which is not surprising given the color temperature to 7700K. By selecting "Invictus", the color temperature is lowered to a value of 6700K, but the color gamut even less corresponds to sRGB. For lovers of rich color Super AMOLED-matrix mode is provided "dynamic."

    Samsung  Galaxy Mega review

    Color gamut modes: Dynamic, Movie, Standard

    Samsung  Galaxy Mega review

    Gamma curve modes: Dynamic, Movie, Standard

    Samsung  Galaxy Mega review

    White balance modes: Dynamic, Movie, Standard

    Adjust the brightness of the backlight can be controlled by the user or automatically. The latter allows you to set the minimum brightness. Adjusting the brightness is smooth, with no noticeable jumps.

    Samsung  Galaxy Mega review

    In general, the display Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 earned high praise, he is not only endowed with a good factory calibration, but also allows you to adjust some parameters by the user.


    The smartphone has two cameras, a front facing 2 MP rear and a resolution of 8 MP. The interface is identical to the viewfinder Samsung Galaxy S4. You can start the camera from the lock screen. Since the launch of the camera and her willingness to take pictures or shoot video takes 3 seconds.

    Evaluate the performance of the camera can be on the following examples.

    Samsung  Galaxy Mega review

    Sample photo removed the front camera

    Samsung  Galaxy Mega review

    Examples of recording Full HD-video

    The results

    Smartphone Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 showed a good side when testing the quality of the camera and display, the performance of the hardware platform, the smoothness of the interface, and autonomy. Those who deliberately choose such a device with a screen diagonal will not be disappointed.

    Among the direct competitors have only one model - Huawei Ascend Mate. Device from Huawei has a smaller diagonal screen, but is based on four core platform and runs on a battery capacity of 4000 mA * h Check Huawei Ascend Mate, we have not had a chance, but according to Huawei Ascend

    D2, gluttony and performance SoCHiSicilicon K3V2 nullifies all the advantages of the four cores and a more capacious battery. On the other hand, the difference of 1,600 hryvnia may be a strong argument in favor of Huawei. From other devices on the market there are only Chinese smartphones. They are much more affordable, but inferior to Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 in almost all respects, from the camera quality, performance, and ending autonomy. Liked

    + Autonomy + Camera

    + Productive hardware platform

    RAM +

    + The latest version of Android 4.2.2. + The latest version of TouchWiz shell + Display

    + The presence of infrared Do not like it

    - A bit too high compared to similar costs

    Samsung I9200 Galaxy Mega 6.3 (Black)






    GSM 850/900/1800/1900, WCDMA 850/900/1900 / / 2100


    GPRS, EDGE, HSDPA (up to 21 Mb / s), HSUPA

    Dimensions (mm)

    167,6 x88x8

    Weight (g)


    Theprocessor (forsmartphones)

    Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 (Krait), 1,7 GHz (2 cores) + GPU Adreno 305


    RAM 1,5 GB + 8 GB of internal memory


    MicroSD (upto 64GB)


    PLS, 6,3 ", 1280x720 pixels, 16 million color touch screen, capacitive screen, support for multi-touch, protective glass




    Li-Ion, 3200 mAh


    USB 2.0 (micro-USB), Bluetooth 4.0 (A2DP), a / b / g / n / ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot


    8 MP, auto focus, digital zoom, geotagging, front facing 1.9 megapixel



    1920x1080 pixels, up to 30 f / s




    Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean) + proprietary interface TouchWiz




    Media player, video telephony, services, Google, sensor position in space (G-Sensor), gyroscope, digital compass, proximity sensor, light sensor, the module a-GPS/Glonass, applications for access to social networks


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