Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8 vs Galaxy Mega 6.3 vs Galaxy Grand 2 – Hardware, Camera, Specs comparison (Big phones, bigger battle)

Heidi Speare December 1, 2013 1

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Today we compare 3 different mid-segment Samsung Galaxy devices – the Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8, Galaxy Mega 6.3 and the Galaxy Grand 2. These devices have a very similar hardware configuration and consumers might be confused about choosing the best out of them.

The Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8 and the Galaxy Mega 6.3 are two of the most popular phablets from Samsung running on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean. Then we have the Samsung Galaxy Grand 2, the latest mid-segment Android smartphone and the successor to the Samsung Galaxy Grand!

So are you ready for a battle between three really well made and economically priced Android smartphones from Samsung? Which one of them will turn out to be the winner? How much better is the new Galaxy Grand 2? Which smartphone will suit you the best? Let us find out all the answers.

Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8

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Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3

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Samsung Galaxy Grand 2

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DISPLAY

  • The Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8 has a 5.8-inch Super TFT capacitive touchscreen display with a screen resolution of 540 x 960 pixels and a pixel density of 190 pixels per inch (ppi).
  • The Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 has a 6.3-inch Super TFT capacitive touchscreen display with a screen resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels and a pixel density of 233 pixels per inch (ppi).
  • The Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 has a 5.25-inch TFT capacitive touchscreen display with a screen resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels and a pixel density of 280 ppi.

WINNER – Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 (Because of the higher pixel density)

HARDWARE

  • The Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8 is powered by a 1.4 GHz dual-core processor, standard GPU and has 1.5 GB of RAM.
  • The Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 is equipped with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 chipset and is powered by a 1.7 GHz dual-core Cortex A15 processor, Adreno 305 GPU and has 1.5 GB of RAM.
  • The Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 runs on a 1.2GHz quad-core processor, standard GPU and has 1.5GB of RAM. Unlike the Galaxy Mega smartphones, the Galaxy Grand 2 has a quad-core processor so you can expect better performance without any doubt.

WINNER – Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 (Because of the quad-core processor)

OPERATING SYSTEM

  • The Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8 runs on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean operating system and comes with Samsung TouchWiz UI pre-installed on it.
  • The Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 also runs on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean operating system right out of the box and comes with Samsung TouchWiz UI pre-installed on it.
  • The Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 runs on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean out of the box and comes with the latest version of Samsung Touch UI pre-installed. The good part is that Galaxy Grand 2 consumers will not have to wait for the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update!

WINNER – Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 (Because of the newer version of Android operating system)

STORAGE

  • The Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8 comes with 8GB of internal storage and a microSD card slot for storage expansion. You can expand storage space by up to 64GB; hence at best, you can have a total storage space of 72GB.
  • The Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 comes with 8GB and 16GB of internal storage and a microSD card slot for storage expansion. You can expand storage space by up to 64GB; hence at best, you can have a total storage space of 80GB.
  • The Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 also has 8GB of internal storage and a microSD card slot that supports cards up to 64GB. So similar to the Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8, at best you can have a total storage space of 72GB.

WINNER – Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 (Since 16GB of ‘internal’ storage is useful at times)

CAMERA

  • The Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8 has an 8 MP Primary Camera with autofocus and LED flash and a 1.9 MP Secondary Camera. The camera features available include geo tagging, touch focus and face detection.
  • The Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 also has an 8 MP Primary Camera with autofocus and LED flash and a 1.9 MP Secondary Camera. The camera features available include geo tagging, touch focus and face detection.
  • The Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 also has an 8 MP primary camera with autofocus and LED flash and a 1.9 MP secondary camera. The primary camera supports 1080p video recording at 30fps and comes with features like geo-tagging, touch focus, face and smile detection and image stabilization.

WINNER – Draw (All of them have an 8MP camera and a 1.9MP camera)

BATTERY

  • The Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8 has a 2600 mAh Li-Ion battery. You can expect a talk time of up to 12 hours on 3G and a total stand by time of up to 440 hours on 3G.
  • The Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 has a 3200 mAh Li-Ion battery. You can expect a talk time of up to 12 hours and a total stand by time of up to 420 hours.
  • The Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 has a 2600 mAh Li-Ion battery. You can expect a talk time of up to 12 hours and a total stand by time of up to 400 hours.

WINNER – Draw (Almost equal talk time and stand by time)

DIMENSIONS

  • The dimensions of the Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8 are 162.6 x 82.4 x 9 mm.
  • The dimensions of the Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 are 167.6 x 88.0 x 8 mm.
  • The dimensions of the Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 are 146.8 x 75.3 x 8.9 mm.

WINNER – Draw (There is hardly any difference between the thickness)

WEIGHT

  • The Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8 weighs 182 grams.
  • The Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 weighs 199 grams.
  • The Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 weighs 163 grams.

WINNER – Draw (Weight increases with screen size and battery capacity)

COLOR OPTIONS

  • The Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8 is available in 3 color options namely White, Black and Purple.
  • The Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 is also available in 3 color options namely White, Black and Purple.
  • The Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 is available in 3 color options namely Black, White and Pink.

CONCLUSION
The conclusion is quite obvious here – the Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8 was never meant to compete with the Galaxy Mega 6.3 or the Galaxy Grand 2 (if you get into the details). A lot of things depend on the price, but we are going to keep that aside for now.

This battle is purely about the technical specifications and features offered by these 3 devices. And just to let you know, these 3 Galaxy devices are all mid-segment smartphones and fall in the same price range. So if you are planning to choose between any of these devices, we suggest you go for the Galaxy Mega 6.3 or the Galaxy Grand 2!

If you prefer to go for a phablet, then the Galaxy Mega 6.3 would be your obvious choice. But of you want a smartphone that can fit into your pockets but at the same time provide you with a large screen, then the Galaxy Grand 2 should be on your priority list.

The Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 and Galaxy Grand 2 both have a 720p display, but the Grand 2 has a quad-core processor and runs on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean right out of the box. These are two important advantages that you get with the Galaxy Grand 2 compared to the one advantage you get with the Mega 6.3 – extra large display (if you really need it).

Here is a specifications chart of the Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8, Galaxy Mega 6.3 and the Galaxy Grand 2:

SC - Galaxy Mega 5.8 vs Mega 6.3 vs Grand 2

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  1. rogue  December 1, 2013 at 11:29 pm - Reply

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