Samsung, one of the most popular mobile manufacturers, has started the betting on large screen mobiles nearly two years ago by launching the first Galaxy Note and from that time it seems that Samsung wants to conquer the large-screen Smartphone market with their devices. The Note and the Note II were the two high end large display we had from this company but now, only the note series is not the only one with a large screen display, the company has launched two more devices and this time it is the Samsung Galaxy Mega series from Samsung which will be sporting a large display.
The company has already announced the device few days back and was already released in some part of Europe but the device, Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8 and Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 are today officially released for India as well. The Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8 and the Samsung Galaxy Note II have few specs in common as we can see both are massive and rich in feature with multimedia consumption and large-screen display size with quality difference. Both also have Android running on them with just a minor version difference. The price difference between the two device is bit big as Note II will be costing around Rs.10,000 more as compared to Mega 5.8.
Processor and Battery:
The 5.8 inch offers a dual-core 1.4GHz CPU which is good and comes at lesser price than Galaxy Note 2 offers Samsung’s Exynos 4412 Quad chipset, which gives users a quad-core 1.6GHz Cortex-A9 CPU and Mali-400MP GPU so definitely the Note II could provide you the better performance as compared to Mega 5.8. Mega 5.8 will get the support of 1.5GB RAM for the performance where as the Note II comes with 2GB of RAM which is really impressive. On the battery front also the Note II looks superior as it will be Powering 3,100mAh battery and Mega 5.8 will get the battery power of 2600 mAh. So performance and work time wise the Note II looks far better than the Mega 5.8.
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Connectivity and Features Comparison:
Both the devices are high end devices and hence support all the basic connectivity but there are few specs where we see the difference. The display size of the Mega 5.8 is bigger than the Note II just by 0.3 inches as Mega 5.8 has a screen size of 5.8 inches and Note II has the screen size of 5.5 inches but the display quality of Note II is far superior. Mega 5.8 hosts a TFT screen that operates at a resolution of 540 x 960 and offers up a pixel density of 190PPI where as The Galaxy Note 2 sports resolution of 720 x 1280 with a pixel density of 267PPI, giving it one more win in this feature as well.
Camera and Dimensions
Camera wise The Galaxy Note 2 home a solid 8-megapixel primary camera which is same in Mega 5.8 as well and both features an LED flash, simultaneous HD video and still capture, geo-tagging, touch focus, face & smile detection, image stabilization and 1080P video capture. The secondary camera of 1.9-megapixel is also same in both the device. Dimension and weight wise also we don’t see a much difference in the two device as Samsung Galaxy Note 2 got dimension of 151.1 x 80.5 x 9.4mm with weight of 183g and Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8 has body of 162.6 x 82.4 x 9mm with weight of 182g.
|Model||Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8||Samsung Galaxy Note II|
|Display||5.8 inches of TFT screen, resolution of 540 x 960(190PPI)||5.5-inch multi-touch capacitive screen with Super AMOLED, Resolution: 1280 x 720|
|OS||Android v4.2 OS(Jelly Bean)||Android v4.1 OS(Jelly Bean)|
|Processor||Dual-core 1.4GHz CPU( not sure about the cheap-set used)||Qualcomm Snapdragon Quad-core processor with 1.2 Ghzwith Cortex A-9 cheap set|
|RAM, ROM||1.5GB , 8GB, expandable up to 64 GB||2GB, 16GB/32GB/64GB expandable up to 64GB|
|Camera||8.0 MP, 1.9 MP||8.0 MP, 1.9 MP|
|Battery||2600 mAh||3100 mAh|
So in few features both the devices looks same and both are made of glossy plastic material, with curved corners and a silvery trim around the sides as well. Performance and display wise the Note II stands a open winner between these two devices but we should not ignore the price tag of the device. There is a huge price difference of more than Rs.10,000 between these two devices and hence the difference between the specs is acceptable. So you have to check your pocket and have to decide which could be a good phone for you. If you can afford Note II then it is definitely a good choice between the two device but if you feel Note II will be too costly for you then I will say go for mega 5.8 as it has a good spec combo.