Over the past twelve months, manufacturers have consistently pushed the boundaries in the phablet market—devices such as the Galaxy Note II, Optimus G Pro, and more. But people are already itching to go even bigger, and what better company to fill that need than Samsung? The Galaxy Note II is already considered an enormous device in today’s landscape, but people have quickly become comfortable with its 5.3-inch display. It’s time to go bigger.
The Galaxy Mega 6.3 fits that bill and then some. It’s funny to see a device so thoroughly dwarf the Note II, but the Mega 6.3 easily does so. Yet Samsung has managed to make something so gaudy and enormous actually comfortable and usable—at least as far as phablets go. Not everyone is privy to the phablet craze, but they’re clearly a large aspect (literally) of the smartphone market.
The device itself is equipped with Android 4.2, 1.7GHz dual-core processor, 1.5GB RAM, 8-megapixel camera, 8GB/16GB of internal storage (microSD up to 64GB), 3200mAh battery, NFC and HD TFT display. Not down with the 6.3 version? There’s also a 5.8-inch iteration that’s no quite as Mega.
We’re a bit taken aback about how large the device is; it was jarring to see when unboxing the device. But there are certainly things to like about oversized handsets, and Samsung’s Mega 6.3 is definitely more than oversized. Whether it’s too large to carry around as a daily driver remains to be seen.