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Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3, Galaxy Mega 5.8 ANNOUNCED!
Samsung to launch Mega series of phablets with 5.8-inch and 6.3-inch displays
Specs of Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8 I9150
- Phone Type: Smartphone, Phablet
- Smart Phone OS: Android
- Smart Phone OS ver.: Android OS, v4.2.2 (Jelly Bean)
- Shape: Bar
- SIM: Dual SIM (Micro-SIM)
- Processor Speed: 1.4GHz
- Internal Storage: 8GB
- RAM: 1.5GB
- External Storage: microSD, up to 64 GB
- Screen Size: 5.8inch
- Resolution: 960x540
- Touch Screen: yes
- Screen Type: TFT capacitive touchscreen
- Speed: HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps
- Wireless LAN: yes
- Bluetooth: yes
- Hotspot/Tethering: yes
- Pixels: 8mp
- Flash: yes
- GPS: yes
- Dimensions (WxHxD): 162.6 x 82.4 x 9 mm (6.40 x 3.24 x 0.35 in)
- Weight: 182 g (6.42 oz)
About Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8 I9150
Belonging under the category of Android-based smartphones-slash-tablet computer or "phablet", the Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8 I9150 is testament to the catch phrase, "Bigger is better". Introduced in April 2013, the smartphone is certainly eye catching with its large display. This version features a 5.8-inch LCD display which is significantly smaller than the first version that features a 6.3-inch screen.
Popularity in the Philippines
As Samsung becomes more and more popular in the country, so are their larger smartphones. It is therefore not surprising when the Samsung Galaxy Mega became a huge hit when the company introduced it to the market. Filipinos just loved the big screen especially those who loved browsing the internet, watching movies or playing games. Indeed, Samsung won a bet when it decided to come up with this smartphone design.
With product specs equivalent to those of any mid-level smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8 I9150 is ideal for those who use their phone as a media device. It is powered by a Broadcom Dual Core computer chip and runs on Android Jelly Bean 4.2.2 supposedly upgradeable to KitKat version. The device has a 5.8 qHD LCD screen display with 960X540 pixel resolution. Memory capacity is 1.5GB RAM and 8GB internal storage expandable up to 64GB via the external micro SD card slot.
The Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8’s design is similar to that of the Galaxy S4 in terms of where the buttons are. In terms of software, you can expect the device to lack some of the high end features such as Air Gestures, Infrared Emitter and Hovering. But it does use the TouchWiz interface which many find an advantage especially with the quick toggles that allow users to control settings like turning on the WiFi or Bluetooth by simply accessing the Notifications Bar. The interface even makes suggestions when the earphones are plugged in. With its huge screen, it is only right that it comes with a Multi Window feature which allows for the viewing of two separate apps simultaneously by dragging them to the top or bottom part of the screen.
Other noteworthy features include WiFi (Direct and Hotspot) and Bluetooth Connectivity. The Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8 also boasts of a primary 8MP camera with 3264x2448 pixels, autofocus, GeoTagging, touch focus, face and smile detection and and LED flash and a secondary 1.9MP camera. You can also take 1080p videos at 30 frames per second. It has the usual sensors that include Compass, Proximity, Accelerometer and Gyro as well as GPS support and HTML 5 browser.
The Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8 comes with a 2600mAH battery and is available in Black, Plum Purple and White colours. Price is around Php15 200.
For those interested in buying a smartphone with a large screen, the Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8 is a good for a number of reasons. For starters, it is a lot cheaper than, let us say, the Galaxy Note, and will offer you a similar experience. The bright screen is certainly an advantage for viewing photos and videos. Also, compared to the Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3, it does not feel as large. Plus, there is the 4G network support and micro SD card slot. It even has a decent camera both rear and front. Battery life is pretty decent too.
Some users might be discouraged with the 8GB internal storage and the fact that despite the Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8 being a huge phone, it is powered by a Dual Core processor. The lack of Full HD display is also a disadvantage considering all that screen. It is probably safe to assume that this is the price you pay if you want minimal power consumption. Price might continue to be an issue for some as there are other brands which are significantly cheaper. But then again, you cannot compromise the kind of quality that Samsung provides.
If you are only after one thing, which is a big screen, then there is no doubt that the Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8 is the smartphone for you. It is definitely better than the Note 1 and almost the same as the Note 2 but decidedly more affordable.
Reviews of Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8 I9150
User Review : 8 reviews
SAMSUNG GALAXY MEGA 5.8
[Good] This Mobile has the ability to let you play game applications faster unlike the other smartphones this ...Read more reviews
- Rating : 4.3
- Date : May 12, 2014
- Review by Thecrab Noishaf
[the battery last long even i always use it for internet, games and other applications. it has very bright camera ...Read more reviews
- Rating : 5.0
- Date : Mar 26, 2014
- Review by Jhei Calaje
SAMSUNG GALAXY MEGA 5.8
[Good] The good things about samsung mega 5.8 is that its android and operating system is really good for gaming ...Read more reviews
- Rating : 4.6
- Date : Mar 14, 2014
- Review by mariam081391
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