Gaurav Naik, 04 Jul 2013Hi Guys i have the Mega 5.8 from past 2 weeks and i can easily review it . I am geek at large ... moreIt is very obvious and everyone knows that most of the features of this phone is better than S2, some of the features are slightly better than Grand and some are inferior to Note 2.
Also pls note that now Grand, S3 and other models are also going to get JB 4.2.2 soon. So their performance and memory management should be better.
But now the issue / question here is... is the phone worth the price, as better phones (with better spec) are available in the market at this price level. Also instead of wasting money on this, in samsung itself we can get a very good phone S3 if we spend slight more - Rs.3000.
awsome phone features are too its more than a phone and a tv .. a phone at this price really good
Just see the review of this phone in this link also. This will tell you if this is phone is worth or not.
Android27, 03 Jul 2013Guys, save money buy either the Nexus or S3 at this price point.
Rest are all old wine in o... moreCorrect.
IN ANY PHONE... IT IS NOT JUST SPECIFICATION MATTERS. WE NEED TO SEE IF THE SPECIFICATION MATCHES THE PRICE AND THE PHONE WORTH THE PRICE. ALSO WE NEED TO SEE WHAT WE ARE GETTING IN OTHER BRANDS AT THIS PRICE LEVEL.
We should not just go with the spec only. The spec may be good, but the price fixed may be too high which may not match the spec. In such cases, we should avoid that phone.
So compare both the spec and price, and come to conclusion if we need to buy a phone or not. If you see such detailed analysis, this phone is not worth buying.
Instead, if you pay another 3000, you get far better phone Samsung S3 or pay less (save money) and buy Grand (value for money) or get better phone in some other brand at this price or lower.
Hope this helps people.
Hi Guys i have the Mega 5.8 from past 2 weeks and i can easily review it . I am geek at large . My past phones have been S2 , Note 2 and little experience on Grand .
Device is fairly large and one handed operation is out of question . Its way larger than grand or s2 and little larger than note 2. i for one would have loved slightly thinner bezels.
Screen : It has the largest screen size amongst all . Its much much brighter than s2/note 2 but just a little more brighter than grand . TFT display has really punchy colors and viewing angles are good but not as good as s2/note 2. Also contrast of the screen is not as good as amoleds in note2/s2 . But little better than grand .
Sharpness and PPI which has been the talk of the town is Good . Text is the only place where you might see little jaggies . Everywhere else the bigger screen makes up for low resolution .Ofcourse note 2 sharper.
Touchscreen sensitity is really good as good as note 2 and slightly better than s2 or grand
Performance : Device feels snappy in the hand . I am surprised at its much quicker than grand or s2 . But noticely slower than note 2 . All menus are fast to come by . App load times are quicker than s2 or grand but slower than note 2 . Overall there isnt any lag as such . and even power saving mode doesnt affect smoothness. Overall for a lowballer broadcom chipset this thing is quick .
Camera : From shots i have taken camera for all phones work same . Detail is very good. focus is fast . Nothing much to complain about . I think noise levels are low and IQ is same as note 2 and slightly better than grand or s2
Battery life : I am surpised at the battery life. In 3g mode i get 1.5 days worth running . 3hrs of calling and 5 hours of screen time which including surfing , fb,whatsapp . If switched to 2g i got 2 days worth time and 4 hrs of calling and 6 hrs of screen time . Battery is way better than s2 good bit better than grand and equal or slightly less than note 2 .One thing i must include the standby drain time is excellent . For overnight everything off i get 1 % (2g) and 1.5% (3g) down for 8 hours sleep . Thats fantastic .
Call/Music : In call volume is fantastic. I have never ever used a phone with such loud volume. Additionally there is call loud button which makes it even louder. Full marks to samsung on this. Headfone volumne is insanely loud. Let me repeat insanely loud . I just cant keep the volume at 100% . In my last 10 yrs of fone never remember a phone so loud in calling and music . Full marks to Samsung .
GPS : This thing is a monster for GPS . It locks satellite noticibly better than all phones i know . Its fast and accurate. Even inside my home on the window this phone locks GPS .Amazing. no other phone i know can do this. Way faster than s2 or grand slightly faster than note 2
Browsing/Games : This is where this phone really shines plays all the games really smoothly .and browsing is really smooth . i was expecting some lags for browsing when zooming in heavy pages but no . Its as smooth as it gets .
Over this phone is much closer to note 2 than grand or s2 . And for close to 180$(10k inr) cheaper than note2 is a no brainer .
sony is the best.first think is display clarity,finishing panel,logo is good .................
Guys, save money buy either the Nexus or S3 at this price point.
Rest are all old wine in old bottle.Yes, I deliberately added the old bottle instead of new.
Sriram, 29 Jun 2013Better user experience, because of bigger display. Grand has 1 GM RAM, but the performance is ... moreI didn't know that. Thanks to you I actually got down to comparing them.
I've found out that both use the SAME OLD ARCHITECTURE and the ONLY DIFFERENCE being the extra 3 ppi density and 20g weight.
Mega is too good compared to grand. Larger & brighter screen & good response. Whatever you do NEVER buy a Micromax HD or whatever. It's the worst mobile equipment ever to have.
Very bad because display resulation is very very low
But battery backup too good.
grand have side bar application menu like note 2
is mega 5.8 have side bar application menu...???
Lakshmi, 01 Jul 2013Friends, Like many others I am also confused choosing phone between Mega 5.8 and Grand. Pls he... morei would say mega 5.8 is better as it has got bigger processor than grand and more even u are getting latest version of android with mega 5.8.mega is much faster than grand and u are getting more ram and more internal memory(user available) in mega than in grand.battery backup of mega is better in mega coz of 2600 mah battery against 2100 mah in grand.in mega u are getting many features of note 2 and s4 some of which are missing in mega.
for more details about features of mega 5.8,go to youtube and search review of galaxy mega 5.8 and see the reviews by gadgetsportal.u can also visit www.gadgetsportal.in.i always see reviews of gadgetsportal before buying any phone and it is very helpful also.
i hope this helps you.
Anonymous, 01 Jul 2013i think s4 is better then mega.......so,i am sugesting you for s4.but dude see the price fifference between mega and s4.so plz talk sensibily..
Naman patni, 01 Jul 2013very Good Phone at this Price...I like this model. I already use samsung galaxy grand. I dont know its price mega 5.8. Indicates mega price
Anonymous, 01 Jul 2013Friend, Note 3 is launch soon. It'll be beteer than both. Dont buy it now.I can not spend more. I am looking for either Grand or Mega. Friends, Pls suggest between these 2 models. Which one should I go for.