Difference between Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 and Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3

Key difference: The Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 aims at filling the gap between the Galaxy Note II and the Galaxy Note 10.1. The Galaxy Note 8 features an 8 inch TFT capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 800 x 1280 pixels. The device is powered by a Quad-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A9 and 2 GB of RAM. The device runs on Android OS, v4.1.2 (Jelly Bean). 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.

Another line of products that Samsung has made popular is the ‘phablet’ 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’s latest product in this category is the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0. While, officially the Note 8 is considered a tablet, it does come with the optional SIM slot, thus allowing it calling and 3G capabilities.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 aims at filling the gap between the Galaxy Note II and the Galaxy Note 10.1. The Galaxy Note II featured a 5.55 inch screen, while the Galaxy Note 10.1, as the name suggests a 10.1 inch screen. There just wasn’t an option in between unless one considered the Galaxy Tab series, which of course did not come with the S-pen stylus.

The Galaxy Note 8 features an 8 inch TFT capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 800 x 1280 pixels. The device is powered by a Quad-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A9 and 2 GB of RAM. The device runs on Android OS, v4.1.2 (Jelly Bean). It is available with or without the support for a SIM and in 16 GB or 32 GB variants. In addition of the 16GB or 32 GB internal storage, the device hosts an external storage capacity of up to 64 GB. The device features a 5 MP primary camera with a 1.3 MP secondary primary camera.

In addition to the above mentioned features, the phone also boasts several features that are available on the Samsung Galaxy S4. This includes ‘Samsung WatchON’ that transforms the phone into an IR remote controller to connect to the home entertainment system; as well as ChatON, which allows the user to share the phone’s screen with other users. In addition the device 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.

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

 

Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0

Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3

Launch Date

Q2 2013

May 2013

Company

Samsung

Samsung

Size

210.8 x 135.9 x 8 mm (8.30 x 5.35 x 0.31 in)

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

Display

TFT capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors

TFT capacitive touchscreen

Screen

800 x 1280 pixels, 8.0 inches (~189 ppi pixel density)

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

Protection

-

-

Weight

338 g (11.92 oz)

199g (7.02 oz)

2G Network

GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900

GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900

3G Network

HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100

HSDPA

4G Network

LTE (market dependent)

LTE - GT-I9205

GUI

TouchWiz UI

TouchWiz UI

CPU speed

Quad-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A9

Dual-core 1.7 GHz Cortex-A15

GPU

Mali-400MP

Mali-T604

OS

Android OS, v4.1.2 (Jelly Bean)

Android OS, v4.2.2 (Jelly Bean)

Chipset

Exynos 4412

Exynos 5250

RAM

2 GB RAM

1.5 GB RAM

SIM Size

Micro-SIM (optional)

TBA

Internal Memory

16/32 GB storage

8/16 GB storage

Expandable Memory

microSD, up to 64 GB

microSD, up to 64 GB

Sensors

Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass

Accelerometer, RGB light, Geomagnetic, Proximity, Gyroscope

Connectivity

WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4 & 5GHz), WiFi Direct, AllShareCast, BT4.0, USB 2.0

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

HSDPA, HSUPA, EDGE, GPRS, WAP, GPS, AGPS

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, DLNA

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

Bluetooth

Yes, v4.0 with A2DP

Yes, v4.0 with A2DP, LE

USB

Yes, microUSB v2.0 (MHL), USB Host

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

Primary Camera

5 MP, 2592х1944 pixels, autofocus

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

Secondary Camera

1.3 MP

1.9 MP

Video

Yes, [email protected]

Yes

Camera Features

Auto Focus; Shot Modes, Buddy Photo Share, Cartoon, Panorama, Share Shot, Single Shot, Smile Shot; Geo-tagging; Camcorder; DivX®; HD Recording; HD Playback; Video Share; TV-Out; Online Image Uploading

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

Sound & Shot, Sports, , Continuous shot

Sound Enhancement

-

-

Audio supported formats

MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, AC3,

FLAC

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

Video supported formats

MPEG4, H.263, H.264, WMV, DivX

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

Battery Capacity

Non-removable Li-Ion 4600 mAh battery

Li-Ion 3200 mAh battery

Stand-by

Up to 30 Days

-

Talk time

Up to 9 Days

-

Available Colors

Marble White

White, Black

Messaging

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

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

Browser

HTML5 - Android + Samsung / Android Browser / Chrome Browser (GMS)

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

  • Video Play back 1080p Full HD video @ 30fps
  • ChatON
  • D/L from Playstore
  • Android Ecosystem / Samsung Apps
  • Readers / Music / Game / Video(Media, Na)
  • Hub / Learning Hub
  • Samsung Kies, Kies Air
  • Dropbox 50GB Free
  • Microsoft Office-compatible
  • SNS integration
  • TV-out (via MHL A/V link)
  • Organizer
  • Image/video editor
  • Document editor/viewer
  • Google Search, Maps, Gmail, YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk, Picasa
  • Voice memo/dial
  • Predictive text input (Swype)
  • 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: samsung.com, samsungtomorrow.com

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