Samsung Galaxy Mega, a tale of two sizes

Yesterday, Samsung Philippines just launched two new screen sizes that will break the norm for Android phablets. Under the Galaxy Mega name, there’s the Mega 5.8 and the Mega 6.3.


The launch was held at the first Samsung Experience Store in the country, which is also the largest, located at the 2nd floor of SM Aura at Fort Bonifacio. For the latest technology release from Samsung, you can definitely see and experience it here. If you want to get a feel for that Samsung gadget that you’ve been wanting to buy, this is the place for you to go. If you want to get an accessory for that premium Samsung phone you own, this store has them too.


The store has experienced Samsung personnel to answer your questions about their products or teach you how to use the features on their cameras, phones, laptops, etc. It’s a one-stop shop for everything Samsung.

Now on to the Galaxy Megas and their all-too familiar design which you can see through most Samsung Android phones of today.

Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8

The Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8 sports a 5.8-inch screen with a qHD 540 x 960 resolution, amounting to just a 190 ppi pixel density. It runs on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean and a 1.4GHz dual-core processor. It also has a 1.5GB RAM along with 8GB internal storage plus a microSD slot. There’s an 8-megapixel autofocus camera at the back and a 1.9-megapixel in front and has some of the cool camera features found in premium Samsung phones. Battery is at 2600mAh.


What’s interesting with the Galaxy Mega 5.8 is that it supports dual-SIM, although not LTE like its bigger brother. If you’re looking for a dual-SIM phablet the size of the Galaxy Note 2 but don’t need the stylus, the Galaxy Mega 5.8 can be a nice and affordable option for Php18,990.

Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8 Specs:
5.8″ 16M-color qHD (540 x 960) TFT LCD capacitive touchscreen, 190 ppi
Dual-core 1.4 GHz Broadcom processor
VideoCore IV GPU
1.5GB RAM, 8GB internal storage, microSD up to 64GB
Android OS v4.2.2 Jelly Bean with TouchWiz UI
HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps
8 MP front camera, 1080p @ 30fps video recording
1.9MP rear camera, 1080p video recording
Dual-band Wi-Fi a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct and DLN
Bluetooth 4.0, MHL
2,600 mAh battery
9mm thickness; 180g
SRP: Php18,990

Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3

If 5.8-inch is still small for you, there’s the Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3. It doesn’t have dual-SIM like the 5.8 but it supports LTE, NFC and has an IR-port and retails for Php23,990.


The 6.3-inch screen of the Mega 6.3  has a 1280 x 720 resolution for a slightly respectable 233 ppi pixel density. This phablet uses a far more powerful chip than its smaller brother – a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 1.7GHz dual-core processor. It also has a 1.5GB RAM, 16GB internal storage, with microSD support. There’s an 8-megapixel camera at the back and a 1.9-megapixel at the front. The battery is rated at 3200mAh.

It boasts of features found on the Galaxy Note 2 and Galaxy S4 such as Air View, Smart Stay, Smart Rotation, S Health, and multi-window for split screen multitasking.

Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 Specs:
6.3″ 16M-color TFT capacitive touchscreen, 720 x 1280 pixels (233ppi)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400, 1.7GHz Krait CPU
Adreno 305 GPU
1.5GB RAM, 8GB internal storage, microSD up to 64GB
Android OS v4.2.2 Jelly Bean with TouchWiz UI
HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps; LTE
8 MP front camera, 1080p @ 30fps video recording
1.9MP rear camera, 1080p video recording
Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi hotspot
Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, IR, MHL
3200mAh battery
167.6 x 88 x 8mm
199 g
SRP: Php23,990


  1. alvir /

    ill go for s4

  2. SierraHotelIndiaEchoLimaDelta /

    hindi makatarungan ung presyo!! INJUSTICE!! BELIEVE IN THE SHIELD!!!!

  3. tmcr7 /

    Yung 6.3 kapresyo na po ng Note 8.0. Pero yung note ay quad core processor na at meron pang S-Pen. :(

    • ty01 /

      sir FYI, mas mabilis pa ang dual core na krait kesa dun sa quad ng note 8.0, basa basa muna pag may time sir, mahirap mapahiya sa internet

    • Rick /

      May NFC, May LTE, Better Processor

      Pros & Cons lang yan, hindi lang sa processor dapat tinitignan

  4. Haykal Lorena /

    I think Samsung should rethink the Mega 5.8 internals. Local brands nowadays can do better.

  5. But the 5.8 is pretty crapy right? I go for the 6 also!!

  6. Miguel /

    hmm… still affordable with a great feature.

    just check the price here… at least it is almost as great as Samsung S4

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