We never expected Samsung’s enormous Galaxy Mega to show up stateside, but alas, the device is being offered through AT&T (and others). This is Samsung’s biggest ever device (the 6.3-inch model; there’s also a 5.8-inch model.) and is aimed squarely at phablet fanatics. If you like your device super-sized, the Mega fits the bill and then some. And then some more.
When we reviewed the international version of Samsung’s Galaxy Mega, we liked the device well enough. It didn’t wow us with any big new features, or surprise us in any way. But it was solid—if big handsets are your thing—and got the job done. Of course, the Mega is meant for a very specific audience, and Samsung has many other devices out there for every type of person imaginable.
AT&T’s iteration of the Mega includes a 1.7GHz dual-core chip, 1.5GB of RAM, 8GB and 16GB storage options (microSD expandable), HD TFT display, Android 4.2, 8-megapixel camera and 3200mAh battery. Overall dimensions are 6.60 inches tall, 3.46 inches wide and a thickness of 0.31 inches.
If you don’t want to wait for something like the Galaxy Note III, and think Samsung’s excellent Galaxy S4 is a little too small, perhaps the Mega will be just right for you. Check out our unboxing of the AT&T model, and don’t forget to read our review if you’re unsure about the Mega’s capabilities.