Difference between Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8 and Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3

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 Mega 6.3 is named such because of its 6.3 inch TFT capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels. The phone is powered by a Dual-core 1.7 GHz Cortex-A15 processor with a 1.5 GB 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.

The Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 is named such because of its 6.3 inch TFT capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels. The phone is powered by a Dual-core 1.7 GHz Cortex-A15 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 phones 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 phones also have 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 phones also have 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 information for the detailed table about the two phones has been taken from samsungmobilepress.com, samsungtomorrow.com, gdgt.com and GSMarena.com.

 

Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8

Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3

Launch Date

May 2013

May 2013

Company

Samsung

Samsung

Size

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

167.6 x 88 x 8 mm (6.60 x 3.46 x 0.31 in)

Display

TFT capacitive touchscreen

TFT capacitive touchscreen

Screen

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

720 x 1280 pixels, 6.3 inches (~233 ppi pixel density)

Protection

-

-

Weight

182 g (6.42 oz)

199g (7.02 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

4G Network

No

LTE - GT-I9205

GUI

TouchWiz UI

TouchWiz UI

CPU speed

Dual-core 1.4 GHz

Dual-core 1.7 GHz Cortex-A15

GPU

-

Mali-T604

OS

Android OS, v4.2.2 (Jelly Bean)

Android OS, v4.2.2 (Jelly Bean)

Chipset

TBA

Exynos 5250

RAM

1.5 GB RAM

1.5 GB RAM

SIM Size

TBA - Optional Dual SIM

TBA

Internal Memory

8 GB

8/16 GB storage

Expandable Memory

microSD, up to 64 GB

microSD, up to 64 GB

Sensors

Accelerometer, Geomagnetic, Proximity, Light, Gyroscope

Accelerometer, RGB light, Geomagnetic, Proximity, Gyroscope

Connectivity

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

BT 4.0(BLE), USB 2.0 H/S

GPS+GLONASS

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

BT 4.0(BLE), USB 2.0 H/S

GPS+GLONASS, NFC, MHL, Infrared port

Data

GPRS, EDGE, WLAN, Bluetooth, USB

GPRS, EDGE, WLAN, Bluetooth, USB, NFC

Speed

HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps

HSDPA, 21 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/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot

Bluetooth

Yes, v4.0 with A2DP, LE

Yes, v4.0 with A2DP, LE

USB

No

Yes, microUSB v2.0 (MHL), USB On-the-go, USB Host

Primary Camera

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

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

Secondary Camera

1.9 MP

1.9 MP

Video

Yes, [email protected]

Yes

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

Beauty Face, Best Photo, Best Face, Drama, Rich Tone (High Dynamic Range),

Sound & Shot, Sports, , Continuous shot

Sound Enhancement

-

-

Audio supported formats

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

MXMF, IMY, RTTTL, RTX, OTA

MP3, M4A, MP4, 3GP, 3GA, WMA, OGG, OGA, AAC, FLAC

Video supported formats

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

3GP, MP4, AVI, WMV, FLV, MKV

Battery Capacity

Li-Ion 2600 mAh battery

Li-Ion 3200 mAh battery

Available Colors

White, Black

White, Black

Messaging

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

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

Browser

HTML5

HTML5

Radio

No

No

GPS

Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS

Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS

Java

Yes, via Java MIDP emulator

Yes, via 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
  • Group Play: Share Music, Share Picture, Share Document, Play Games
  • Story Album, S Translator
  • Air View, 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

Image Courtesy: samsungtomorrow.com

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