Difference between Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8 and Galaxy Note II

Key difference: Samsung has now expanded its’ offerings in the phablet category by introducing the Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8 and Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3. The Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8 is named such because of its 5.8 inch TFT capacitive touchscreen, with a resolution of 540 x 960 pixels. The phone is powered by a Dual-core 1.4 GHz processor with a 1.5 GB RAM. The Samsung Galaxy Note II is known for its large display of 5.5 inches (141 mm), as well as its integral use of a stylus, called the S pen. The Note II features a 1.6 GHz quad-core processor, 720p resolution display, and 2 GB of RAM.

Samsung is a major player on the world smartphone platform. It is the second most popular smartphone retailer in the world by number of units sold, after Apple. It is in fact the first most popular Android smartphone retailer in the world by number of units sold. The company’s Samsung Galaxy S3 was the first phone that gave the iPhone a real competition. Hence, effectively making the Galaxy brand, a brand to be reckoned with.

Samsung is also credited with creating the ‘phablet’ category by introducing the Samsung Galaxy Note. A phablet is a cross between a phone and a tablet; it sized as a table but with all the properties of a phone. Samsung has now expanded its’ offerings in the phablet category by introducing the Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8 and Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3.

The Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8 is named such because of its 5.8 inch TFT capacitive touchscreen, with a resolution of 540 x 960 pixels. The phone is powered by a Dual-core 1.4 GHz processor with a 1.5 GB RAM. The phone runs Android 4.2.2, the latest version of Android at the time of its launch. The phone also features an 8 MP primary camera and a 1.9 MP secondary front-facing camera.

In addition to the above mentioned features, the phone also boasts several features that are available on the Samsung Galaxy S4. This includes ‘Group Play’, which enables easy content sharing for up to 8 devices on the same Wi-Fi network; ‘Samsung WatchON’ that transforms the phone into an IR remote controller to connect to the home entertainment system; ‘Samsung Link’ for streaming photos, videos, notes, or music to the television, tablet or computer; ‘S Translator’ that provides instant translation, using text or voice translation on applications including email, and ChatON, which allows the user to share the phone’s screen with other users.

Furthermore, the phone also has a split screen capability that allows two or more applications to share the screen. These applications include email, messages, ‘MyFiles,’ ‘S Memo,’ ‘S Planner’, and more. The phone also has the popular ‘Air View’ feature, which allows users to preview information in emails, photos in Gallery, and speed dial contacts, before opening them. In addition, the ‘S Travel’ feature trip information, local guides and resources, etc., while the ‘Story album’ allows users to create albums of daily events, keep special moments in one place using a timeline, geo-tag information and publish digital albums in hard copy.

The Samsung Galaxy Note II is a smartphone manufactured by Samsung and is an Android based device. The Note II is known for its large display of 5.5 inches (141 mm), as well as its integral use of a stylus, called the S pen. The beauty of a Galaxy Note II is that it falls between the categories of a smartphone and a tablet. It is hence marketed as a ‘phablet’, a phone and a tablet, a hybrid or sorts.

In terms of hardware, the Note II features a 1.6 GHz quad-core processor, 720p resolution display, and 2 GB of RAM. The Note II is available in a variety of colors and in storage capacities of 16 GB, 32 GB and 64 GB. The phone also has an external expandable memory of up to 64 GB. The Galaxy Note II was launched with Android 4.1 (also called Jelly Bean) and at the time of its launch was the first phone to feature Android 4.1. Now, the phone is upgradeable to Android 4.1.2.s

The information for the detailed table about the two phones has been taken from the Samsung website, samsungmobilepress.com, samsungtomorrow.com, gdgt.com and GSMarena.com.

 

Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8

Samsung Galaxy Note II

Launch Date

May 2013

26 September 2012

Company

Samsung

Samsung

Size

162.6 x 82.4 x 9 mm (6.40 x 3.24 x 0.35 in)

151.1 x 80.5 x 9.4 mm (5.95 x 3.17 x 0.37 in)

Display

TFT capacitive touchscreen

Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors

Screen

540 x 960 pixels, 5.8 inches (~190 ppi pixel density)

720 x 1280 pixels, 5.5 inches (~267 ppi pixel density)

Protection

-

Corning Gorilla Glass 2

Weight

182 g (6.42 oz)

183 g (6.46 oz)

2G Network

GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - GT-I9150

GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - GT-I9152 (SIM 1 & SIM 2)

GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900

3G Network

HSDPA

HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100

HSDPA 850 / 900 / 2100 - N7105

4G Network

No

LTE 800 / 900 / 1800 / 2600 - N7105

GUI

TouchWiz UI

TouchWiz UI

CPU speed

Dual-core 1.4 GHz

Quad-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A9

GPU

-

Mali-400MP

OS

Android OS, v4.2.2 (Jelly Bean)

Android OS, v4.1.1 (Jelly Bean), upgradeable to 4.1.2 (Jelly Bean)

Chipset

TBA

Exynos 4412 Quad

RAM

1.5 GB RAM

2 GB RAM

SIM Size

TBA - Optional Dual SIM

Micro-SIM

Internal Memory

8 GB

16/32/64 GB

Expandable Memory

microSD, up to 64 GB

up to 64 GB

Sensors

Accelerometer, Geomagnetic, Proximity, Light, Gyroscope

Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer

Connectivity

Wi-Fi a/b/g/n, WiFi Direct

BT 4.0(BLE), USB 2.0 H/S

GPS+GLONASS

Bluetooth v 4.0 (Apt-X Codec support) LE, USB 2.0 Host, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4 & 5 GHz), Wi-Fi HT40

Wi-Fi Direct, NFC, S Beam, Samsung AllShare Play & Control, Samsung AllShare Cast (WiFi Display), Mirroring & Extention, Samsung AllShare Framework

Data

GPRS, EDGE, WLAN, Bluetooth, USB

WiFi, NFC, GPRS, EDGE, LTE (4G), USB

Speed

HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps

HSDPA, 42 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps; LTE, Cat3, 50 Mbps UL, 100 Mbps DL

WLAN

Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot

Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot

Bluetooth

Yes, v4.0 with A2DP, LE

Bluetooth v4.0 with A2DP, LE, EDR

USB

No

microUSB v2.0 (MHL), USB Host

Primary Camera

8 MP, 3264 x 2448 pixels, autofocus, LED flash

8 MP, 3264x2448 pixels, autofocus, LED flash

Secondary Camera

1.9 MP

1.9 MP

Video

Yes, [email protected]

[email protected]

Camera Features

autofocus, LED flash, Geo-tagging, touch focus, face and smile detection, Beauty Face, Best Photo, Best Face, Drama, Rich Tone (High Dynamic Range),

Sound & Shot, Sports,  Continuous shot

Simultaneous HD video and image recording, geo-tagging, touch focus, face and smile detection, image stabilization

Sound Enhancement

-

SNS integration

Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic

Audio supported formats

MP3, M4A, AAC, OGG, OGA, WAV, WMA, AMR, AWB, FLAC, MID, MIDI, XMF,

MXMF, IMY, RTTTL, RTX, OTA

MP3/WAV/eAAC+/AC3/FLAC player

Video supported formats

MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM

MP4/DivX/XviD/WMV/H.264/H.263 player

Battery Capacity

Li-Ion 2600 mAh battery

Standard battery, Li-ion 3,100mAh

Available Colors

White, Black

Titanium Gray, Marble White, Amber Brown, Ruby Wine, Pink

Messaging

SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM, RSS

SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM, RSS

Browser

HTML5

HTML5

Radio

No

Stereo FM radio with RDS (N7100 only)

GPS

Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS

with A-GPS support and GLONASS

Java

Yes, via Java MIDP emulator

Java MIDP emulator

Additional Features

  • Group Play: Share Music, Share Picture, Share Document, Play Games
  • Story Album, S Translator
  • Multi Window, Pop Up Play
  • Samsung ChatON mobile communication service
  • Samsung WatchON
  • Samsung Link, S Travel (TripAdvisor), S Voice 2.0
  • SNS integration
  • Organizer
  • Image/video editor
  • Document viewer
  • Google Search, Maps, Gmail, YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk, Picasa
  • Voice memo/dial/commands
  • Predictive text input
  • S-Voice natural language commands and dictation
  • Smart Stay and Smart Rotate eye tracking
  • Dropbox (50 GB storage)
  • TV-out (via MHL A/V link)
  • Organizer
  • Image/video editor
  • Document editor (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF)
  • Google Search, Maps, Gmail, YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk, Picasa
  • Voice memo/dial/commands
  • Predictive text input (Swype)
  • Samsung TouchWiz / Samsung L!ve Panel
  • Samsung Kies /Samsung Kies Air
  • Samsung ChatOn mobile communication service
  • Direct claa, Screen Recorder
  • Quick Glance
  • Samsung ChatOn mobile communication service
  • Samsung S Suggest
  • S Pen Experience (Stylus)
  • S Note, S Planner, Email with hand-writing
  • integration
  • S Pen Keeper
  • Quick Command, Easy Clip, Photo Note,
  • Paper Artist
  • - Shape Match, Formula Match

Image Courtesy: samsungtomorrow.com, allthingsd.com

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