Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 I9200 review: Largest Screen Smartphone

posted at 19 June 2013 by Paul


The Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 is the phone with the largest screen out there, and this is at least one reason for it to become interesting.The Mega 6.3 comes with specs that can be considered mid-range these days, and addresses to people who use their handsets mostly for media, browsing or games, rather than making actual calls. The device has been built to provide users a tablet experience, while still remaining a smartphone, which is not that easy, since others before it (like the Huawei Mate) have tried and rather failed.

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What is in the box:
- The Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 I9200
- In-ear stereo headphones
- Wall charger
- MicroUSB cable
- Warranty and user guides

The first thing you’ll notice about the Mega 6.3 besides its huge display, is that the phone is actually pretty thin, with a slim bezel, metal rim around the sides and a nice looking pattern. The phone looks kind of cool and svelte, it can be held in an average or larger palm, but it is almost impossible to operate with one hand (or carry around in your pocket).

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Only two buttons are interrupting the metal-imitating rim around the sides: the power/lock key on the right and the volume rocker on the opposite side, and they are both quite responsive and easy to feel. The 6.3-inch LCD panel with 720x1280 pixels HD resolution and a pretty decent 233ppi pixel density has vivid color representation and very good viewing angles.

Brightness is also good at 450 nits in the middle, but, unfortunately, has uneven distribution, going to under 400 nits at the corners.

The back side of the Galaxy Mega 6.3 is made of hyperglazed plastic and sports the 8-megapixels camera lens, centrally placed at the top, the LED flash and at the bottom, the loudspeaker grille. Under the cover we have the 3,200mAh battery and the microSIM and microSD card slots.

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