Nikhil SubramaniamMay 28, 2013 13:09:54 IST
Samsung has officially launched the two smartphones in the Mega series of phablets. Both the Galaxy Mega 5.8 and the Galaxy Mega 6.3 have plenty of screen real estate and stretch our definition of a smartphone. The 5.8-inch Galaxy Mega 5.8 is priced at Rs 25,100 and will be in stores in the first week of June, while the Galaxy Mega 6.3 is priced at Rs 31,490.
The Galaxy Mega 6.3
Both the phones have more or less similar specs. While the Galaxy Mega 5.8 comes with a 5.8-inch display with a qHD resolution, the Galaxy Mega 6.3 comes with a 6.3-inch display with a decent 720p resolution. Both phablets run Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and are powered by dual-core processors. A 1.4GHz dual-core CPU powers the Galaxy Mega 5.8, while a 1.7GHz processor does duty inside the Mega 6.3. Both the phones have 1.5GB RAM and 16GB of internal memory, which can be expanded up to 64GB thanks to the microSD card slot.
Other common specs come in the camera department, where both have 8 megapixel rear snappers and 1.9 megapixel front-facing cameras. Like most Samsung phones these days in the Indian market, both come with dual-SIM support and have the typical connectivity options of Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, 3G, GPS and more. As a nicety, the Galaxy Mega 6.3 gets NFC support for more wireless capabilities.
The Galaxy Mega 5.8
Both phones should last long in terms of battery life. The Galaxy Mega 5.8 has a 2600mAh battery, while the 6.3 comes with a 3200mAh battery. Both phones have replaceable batteries. Those buying these phones on Reliance Communication and Vodafone networks are getting free data for a fixed time. Reliance users will get free 2GB of data per month for three months as well as unlimited access to BIGFlix, WhatsApp, Twitter and Facebook. Vodafone users are being offered free 2GB of data per month for two months.
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