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Samsung Galaxy Mega Vs Galaxy S4 Vs Galaxy Grand

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Samsung today launched its new series of devices for the Indian market- the Galaxy Mega fonblets. Two devices have been launched under the series with a whopping 5.8 inch and 6.3 inch display screen.

 

In the first week of April this year, Samsung launched its flagship octa-core phone (few counties received quad-core variants of the phone) in India. This 5-inch phone has got an Octa-core processor with wide range of features. This year the company also launched the Galaxy Grand, a cheaper 5-inch phone for those who want a phablet at less.

 

With the launch of Galaxy Mega devices the company brings few features from the Galaxy S4 to the Galaxy Mega. While the Galaxy S4 is a premium device, now available at about Rs 40300 in India, the Galaxy Mega series cheaper beginning at Rs 24500. (The Galaxy Mega has come for booking at the Samsung store at Rs 24500.)

 

At a price, the Galaxy Mega phone will also compete closely with the Galaxy Grand, which has been one of the best selling device from Sammy in India. Like the Galaxy Grand, the Galaxy Mega is a dual-core processor, but features few specs which make it better.

 

One can say, the compromise is on the front of a better display and a faster processor. But you get a large screen which is a plus point when you compare it with Galaxy S4. Compare it with the Galaxy Grand and you will find that at a mere Rs 6000 more you are getting Galaxy S4’s latest features on the Mega.

 

Let us see a specs-by-specs comparison of these three Samsung models:

 

Specs

Galaxy Mega 5.8

Galaxy S4

Galaxy Grand

Display screen

5.8 inch qHD

6.3 inch qHD  also launched

4.99 inches

5.01 inches

Display type

TFT LCD capacitive touchscreen

Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen

TFT screen

Resolution

540 by 960 (The upcoming Galaxy S4 mini is also expected to sport this display resolution)

1080 x 1920

480 x 800

Protection

None

Corning Gorilla Glass 3

None

Dimension

164.9 x 84.1 x 10.1

136.6 x 69.8 x 7.9 mm

143.5 x 76.9 x 9.6 mm

Weight

199 grams

130 grams

162 grams

User Interface

TouchWiz UI

TouchWiz UI

TouchWiz UI

Operating system

Android 4.2 Jelly Bean

Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean operating system

Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean operating system

OS updation

upgradable

upgradeable to 5.0 (Key Lime Pie)

upgradeable to 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean)

Processor

Dual core, which processor not known.

Exynos 5 Octa 5410 Cortex A15

Dual-core Cortex A9

Processor speed

1.2 GHz

1.6

1.2 GHz

Graphics processor

None

PowerVR SGX 544MP3

None

RAM

1.5 GB

2GB

1 GB

Internal memory

8 GB

16, 32, 64 GB

8 GB

Expandable memory

64 GB

64 GB

64 GB

Primary Camera

8 megapixel with Auto focus and 4x digital zoom

 

13 megapixel with autofocus, LED flash

8 MP,  autofocus, LED flash and 4x digital zoom

Camera features

Face and Smile Detection, Beauty Face, Best Photo, Best Face, Drama, Rich Tone (High Dynamic Range),Sound & Shot, Sports, Continuous shot

Face and Smile Detection, Dual Shot / Dual Recording/ Dual Video Call and Beauty Face, Best Photo, Best Face, Drama, Rich Tone (High Dynamic Range),Sound & Shot, Sports, Continuous shot

Face and Smile Detection, Image Stabilization,  Panorama, Smile Shot, HDR, Beauty, Share shot, Buddy Photo Share

Secondary Camera

1.9 megapixel

 

2 MP

2 MP

Network support

2G,GPRS, Wi-Fi, DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct, NFC, Bluetooth

2G, 3G, 4G, GPRS, EDGE

Wi-Fi, DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth, NFC, Infra red

2G, 3G, GPRS, EDGE, Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth

Other connectivity option

Micro USB

Micro USB

Micro USB

Sensors

Accelerometer,Geo-magnetic,Gyro-sensor,Light Sensor,Proximity Sensor

Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, temperature, humidity, gesture

Accelerometer,Geo-magnetic,Gyro, Light, Proximity

Features

S-Voice

Predictive text

Group Play

Story Album

S Translator

Samsung WatchOn

Samsung Link

AirView

S Travel

split screen capability

S-Voice

Predictive text

Smart stay

Smart pause

Smart scroll
Air gestures
Group Play

Story Album

split screen capability

S-Voice

Predictive text

split screen capability

SIM Support

5.8 - Dual SIM

6.3 - Single SIM

Micro-SIM

Micro-SIM, Dual SIM

Additional storage

none

50 GB with Dropbox

50 GB with Dropbox

Battery

3100 mAh

2600 mAh Li-Ion

2100 mAh Li-Ion

Colour variants

While and Black

White Frost, Black Mist

Elegant White and Metal Blue 

Additional feature

--

Wireless charging

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If you are looking at the form factor, there is not much to expect. The three have the same looks and design. This fonblet is the first of its kind in the Indian market and one could opt for this only if you are obsessed with a really large screen phone. In case 5-inch display is good enough, one can also opt for quad-core devices below Rs 15000 in Indian market.

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