Got a Galaxy Mega today.

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by ChazUK, Aug 7, 2013.

  1. ChazUK macrumors 603

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    Popped to my local three store with the intention of walking out with a HTC One or Galaxy S4 but I was immediately drawn to this thing.

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    Not far off of a Nexus 7 in size it certainly isn't for everyone and moderately specced it isn't the fastest of handsets on paper but initial impressions are very good. Not a fan of TouchWiz so I've opted for Nova Launcher Prime and already changed some things (stock Google keyboard/Chrome beta) and its feeling rather nexusish.

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    I'm very likely not going to need my Nexus 7 now seeing as the difference in size is minimal but we'll have to see what happens once my money starts burning a hole in my pocket when the new Nexus 7 hits in the UK.

    screen seems fine, battery is almost as big as my iPhone 4. :eek:

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    Any questions on it, please send them my way and I'll respond here.

    Only initial flaw (rather big for some) is that app storage is only left with just over 4gb thanks to all the bloat. :( No ability to send apps to the SD card (unlike the S4) is a bummer too but I hope that Samsung pushes out a similar update to the Mega.

    Screen is good considering the size and won't be an issue for me.

    Like I said above, any questions in it, fire away below. :D
     
  2. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    My question is how do you carry such a large device on a daily basis?
     
  3. nepalisherpa macrumors 68020

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    No kidding! :eek: Enjoy your new device! :)
     
  4. RightMACatU macrumors 65816

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    Wow... congrats!
    Does it fit in your jeans' back pocket?
     
  5. nepalisherpa macrumors 68020

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    It comes with a briefcase! :D
     
  6. Dontazemebro macrumors 68020

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    This could definitely take the place of your nexus but it looks just too huge to be an everyday device. I'm a fan of huge screens but that thing is ginormous. lol
     
  7. ChazUK thread starter macrumors 603

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    I'm a large man (1.8 metres/6 feet 2 inches tall). I pocketed my iPad mini fine so this wont be an issue. :D

    Took my first call on it from my dad just note and it doesn't feel at all natural against the face (aligning the earpiece took some getting used to) :p

    I don't vice call much at all thankfully but I'm sure I'll get some funny like when I'm out on it.
     
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    6.3" 1280x720 LCD panel.
     
  10. rmhop81 macrumors 68020

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    that thing is massive for a phone....but obviously the people that get this don't really use it for a phone.

    I'd definitely take something like this over a Nexus 7 as it's super portable.
     
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  12. ChazUK thread starter macrumors 603

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    If you're a pixel purist then the PPI will disappoint at 233 PPI but I've coped with the iPad mini and Nexus 7 for so long it isn't a issue for me.

    Colour reproduction and viewing angles are very good as is brightness.
     
  13. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    How does it actually run? I know the specs are "decent."
     
  14. ChazUK thread starter macrumors 603

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    Seems good so far.

    Tried Riptide 2 briefly and it runs perfectly. Will see if anything I do throw at it slows to a crawl but nothing has thus far.

    A quick screenshot of NYTimes to show the amount of a page is visible on Chrome.
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  15. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    Ahh so it was you knocking people over in lakeside
     
  16. TacticalDesire macrumors 68020

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    I almost got one myself. They keep dropping in price.
     
  17. ChazUK thread starter macrumors 603

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    I did warn them "get out the way of mah huge fone!" as I twatted them with it. :p
     
  18. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    Lmfao
     
  19. Jett0516 macrumors 6502a

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    That's what she said
     
  20. ChazUK thread starter macrumors 603

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    You win the thread. :D
     
  21. TheHateMachine macrumors 6502a

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    I'm an inch shorter than you and by the pictures of your hands they, much like mine, look like huge bear paws. I doubt I will ever see a Mega in the states but sometimes I feel as if my Note 2 is too small. Colour me envious.
     
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    Good to know that the colors and viewing angles are good.
     
  23. ChazUK thread starter macrumors 603

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    It is comfortable I'm my big man hands.
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    A friend of mine asked me how it looks in the hand so I took that above.
     
  24. TheHateMachine macrumors 6502a

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    Too bad you cannot take a comparison shot of a Note 2 and a Mega.

    EDIT... Found this. Which I didn't know there were two Megas...

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    and this...

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  25. ChazUK thread starter macrumors 603

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    My one is the larger 6.3 inch one. It wasn't until someone pointed it out to me that I knew there was a smaller model.

    Glass I got the larger one though.:D
     

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