Thursday, 11 April 2013

SAMSUNG GOES MEGA ON US!



































SAMSUNG: MEGA
TOLD YOU THEY WERE GONNA MAKE IT BIG!

Good afternoon, Synapse Circuit Readers! As if Samsung wasn’t big enough... Today Samsung have officially launched their new Galaxy MEGA handsets... Check it out...

MEGA CITY
Synapse Circuit did say that this is the year of the “phablet” on the 12th January this year and since the Samsung Galaxy Note every manufacturer is getting in on the act. As ever, Samsung aren’t content to rest on their flagship laurels (Galaxy S and Note) and have created two new handsets for the expanding phablet market:

GALAXY MEGA 6.3

Network
LTE100/50Mbps, HSPA
21/5.76

Display
6.3-inch (159.7mm) HD TFT
Processor
1.7GHz Dual Core AP

OS
Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean)

Camera
Main (Rear): 8 megapixel rear-facing camera
Sub (Front): 1.9 megapixel front-facing camera
Camera Feature
Beauty Face, Best Photo, Best Face, Drama, Rich Tone (High Dynamic Range),
Sound & Shot, Sports, Continuous shot

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

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

Services & Additional Features
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
Google Mobile

Services
Google Search, Google Maps, Gmail, Google Latitude,
Google Play Store, Google Plus, YouTube, Google Talk,
Google Places, Google Navigation, Google Downloads, Voice Search
Connectivity
Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac, WiFi Direct
BT 4.0(BLE), USB 2.0 H/S
GPSGLONASS, NFC, MHL

Sensor
Accelerometer, RGB light, Geomagnetic, Proximity, Gyroscope
Memory
8/16GB Internal Memory (microSD up to 64GB) 1.5GB RAM
Dimension
167.6 x 88 x 8.0 mm, 199g

Battery
Standard battery, Li-ion 3,200 mAh

GALAXY MEGA 5.8

Network
HSPA
21/5.76
Display
5.8-inch (147mm) QHD TFT
Processor
1.4GHz Dual Core AP

OS
Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean)
Camera
Main (Rear): 8 megapixel rear-facing camera
Sub (Front): 1.9 megapixel front-facing camera
Camera Feature
Beauty Face, Best Photo, Best Face, Drama, Rich Tone (High Dynamic Range),
Sound & Shot, Sports, , Continuous shot

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

Audio
MP3, M4A, AAC, OGG, OGA, WAV, WMA, AMR, AWB, FLAC, MID, MIDI, XMF,
MXMF, IMY, RTTTL, RTX, OTA

Services & 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

Google Mobile Services
Google Search, Google Maps, Gmail, Google Latitude,
Google Play Store, Google Plus, YouTube, Google Talk,
Google Places, Google Navigation, Google Downloads, Voice Search

Connectivity
Wi-Fi a/b/g/n, WiFi Direct
BT 4.0(BLE), USB 2.0 H/S
GPSGLONASS

Sensor
Accelerometer, Geomagnetic, Proximity, Light, Gyroscope

Memory
8GB Internal Memory (microSD up to 64GB) 1.5GB RAM

Dimension
162.6 x 82.4 x 9.0 mm, 182g

Battery
Standard battery, Li-ion 2,600 mAh

IMPRESSIONS
The MEGA 6.3 and 5.8 are great handsets that combine features of the forthcoming Galaxy S4 and the larger screen as with the Galaxy Note. The battery capacity looks promising – especially on the MEGA 6.3! But there again, the battery consumption is relative.

Of course, there will be those who will say that these handsets are too big to fit in the trouser pocket however I personally wouldn’t place my testicles in a microwave. My Note 2 fits comfortably in my jacket pocket! The Note 2 also fits comfortably in my burly man hands!

Again, these handsets are a viable alternative to purchasing a tablet if it is just for the purpose of social networking, viewing media and email. And if you want to be productive on the move a tablet may be better suited to the purpose depending! The MEGA handsets could prove to be popular amongst business users.

The main difference between the MEGA handsets and the Galaxy S4 is that they both feature an 8MP camera; the S4 has a 13MP camera. Of course, a higher megapixel sensor doesn’t necessarily mean a better picture. As with digital cameras in general you have to take into account the quality of the lens. Samsung also manufactures cameras and therefore it is reasonable to expect that the camera quality will be excellent!

The MEGA phones (hee hee...) can be viewed as larger versions of the Galaxy S3. I would also imagine that these new devices will be cheaper to purchase / or pay monthly. It’s a market for those who want the larger screens but do not want to pay the price for premium handsets.

It will be interesting to see how the MEGA goes down in this busy marketplace.

Hopefully, Synapse Circuit can bring you a review!

The GALAXY MEGA will be available globally beginning May from Europe and Russia. The product availability varies by market and will be rolled out gradually.

Thank you for reading!


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