Galaxy Mega 6.3 - £420
Why this smartphone is built for you
The Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3
The Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 is a top-end smartphone that runs on a version of Android Jelly Bean augmented with Samsung's 'Mega' UI. It is a phablet that is designed with watching movies, browsing websites, reading eBooks and playing games in mind.
This phone has a 6.3 inch HD touchscreen that displays in 233PPI (Pixels Per Inch). The average PPI for a modern smartphone is 255.
The Galaxy Mega has an 8MP camera, can record video in up to 1080p and has a 1.9 MP front facing camera for taking selfies and making video calls.
Performance is provided by a 1.7GHz dual core processor and 1.5GB RAM. Based upon its processor speed and memory, this phone receives an unmudlr performance rating of 55 out of 100.
The Galaxy Mega has an estimated battery life of around 18 hours. The average smartphone battery life is around 10 hours. It has a battery capacity of 3200mAh (MilliAmp hours). The average battery capacity is 1950mAh.
1GB (Gigabyte) is equal to roughly 500 pictures or 250 songs. The Galaxy Mega comes with 8 or 16GB internal storage (depending upon the model) and an expandable memory card slot which makes it possible for you to add a further 64GB external storage. It also comes with Google Drive installed which gives you an additional 15GB of free cloud storage.
The Galaxy Mega comes 4G ready so can take advantage of high speed mobile Internet in locations where it is available. It has Bluetooth which enables it to communicate with other Bluetooth devices (such as a Bluetooth handsfree kit). It has Wi-Fi which means that it can connect to your home network or public Wi-Fi hotspots such as those available in many coffee shops, cafes or hotels. The Galaxy Mega can connect to HDMI enabled TV's or projectors (this requires a separate microUSB to HDMI adapter). It has NFC compatibility which enables you to make contactless payments and share files with your friends. It is able to connect to DLNA and Miracast enabled devices (such as a laptop or smart TV) meaning that you can stream content both to and from your phone wirelessly. This phone also has an infrared blaster which gives it the ability to control most TV's or home cinema systems.
The Galaxy Mega has an FM radio and an MP3 player. It is able to integrate with social media via designated Facebook and Twitter Apps and comes preloaded with Google Maps, Gmail, Chrome, Google+ and YouTube. Other apps, such as Instagram, WhatsApp, Snapchat and Spotify are available to download from the Google Play Store, along with the latest music, films, TV shows and games.
The major selling point of the Samsung Galaxy Mega is its large 6.3" HD Touchscreen. Beyond that, it also comes with a good range of features and has the premium feel that one would expect of a phone in this price range.