Review: Bigger is better with the Samsung Galaxy Mega
We had big, monstrous cathedrals on wheels called SUVs in the late ‘90s. You can supersize fast food meals and expand your wasteline. You can go to a plastic surgeon and leave looking like Heidi Montag.
Ok, wait. Bigger isn’t always better. Or is it? It is, if you have two hands.
That’s because you’ll need both to hold and use the biggest and newest phablet on the market in Canada, the Samsung Galaxy Mega.
This phone is such a crossover between a smartphone and tablet, it's blurred the lines between the two devices. Heck, Robin Thicke should have name dropped the Mega in his summer hit Blurred Lines.
The phone’s main selling point is the mammoth 6.3-inch screen. There’s no hiding the fact that you’re holding something almost the size of a 7-inch tablet. But surprisingly, it hides comfortably in my pant pockets.
Flipping through Facebook or Flipboard is an incredibly comfortable experience on a device this big. You can use all that screen real estate to multi-task too: watch a YouTube video while texting your friends.
In fact, that’s what this Android phone is best for. As phone screens get bigger, multitasking will play a larger role in how we use smartphones. Just like you can have multiple windows open in...Windows...you’ll get more done at the same time on your phones.
Spec-wise, the Mega isn’t as pimped out as the Galaxy S4, which helps keep the price down.
Admittedly, it’s tough to hold the phone and type with one hand. Typing works best when you’re holding the phone with both.
But unless you want a small phone that easily slips into a small pocket, clutch or briefcase – you’ll likely fall in love with the Mega’s big screen – that’s what it’s all about.- Maurice Cacho, MSN Tech & Gadgets