Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8. Stay Smart, Live Large.



Physical Specification

  • 162.6 x 82.4 x 9.0mm Dimension (H x W x D)
  • 182g Weight


  • TFT Technology
  • 16M Colour Depth
  • 5.8″ Size
  • 540 x 960 (qHD) Resolution


  • CMOS, 1.9MP Megapixels Camera Resolution (Front)
  • CMOS, 8MP Megapixels Camera Resolution (Rear)
  • Flash-LED Flash
  • Auto Focus available

A while ago I wrote something about a new phone that I liked but I didn’t need a new phone. Then my Samsung Galaxy Note 1 refused to charge and I was left looking for a suitable replacement.

I like the Samsung Galaxy Note line because of the large size of the phone. I like how I can type with two hands and the screen is big enough for me to see everything clearly. That’s a feature for me. Unfortunately for me when it came to upgrade I felt like the Note line was a little bloated with all the S-Apps and just random Samsung bloatware, plus the phones became more rounded and less block like. So I just kept on trucking with the original Note till I could find something I liked. By the time I did the Samsung Galaxy Mega was discontinued in the UK so I had to ask my parents to get one over from Ghana.

The Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8 comes in multiple variants, but I have the GT-1952 Duos, meaning that it has two sim card slots. Meaning if I go on holiday I can just pop another sim in and still have my home one safe within my phone. Pretty neat!

My biggest concern when I considered this phone was the screen. My Note I had a Super AMOLED screen, but the Mega only an LCD screen. Turns out for me the screen was a non issue, yes I can see the pixels but as someone with such a high prescription it’s actually beneficial in a way. Looking at my screen doesn’t cause headaches. But saying that in direct sunlight the screen is almost impossible to use.

Everything else works really well, it’s faster than my old one, and once I got over how light it felt without a case I found it easy to carry without worrying about dropping it.

Is the most feature filled phone? Not really. But that’s what I wanted. It’s easy to get swayed by next gen and constantly chasing the newest iteration of a product just because it’s the shiny new kid on the block. I’ll freely admit I used to be a new phone junkie, but once I thought about what I really needed from a device, it was easy for me to really find a phone that I am extremely happy with.

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