I recently swopped my Galaxy Tab 7.7 for a smaller device – the Samsung Galaxy Mega , a 6.3″ phone or really what is better described as a “phablet” – a mini-tablet sized phone. It’s a nice and slim phone, and surprisingly fits in my pockets quite easily. One can barely feel the light weight (199g) phone in the pants pocket. This makes a difference to me as now I don’t have to lug my android device around by hand and risk dropping it or leaving it on some table.
The screen is big enough for surfing and while it isn’t super amoled like the Tab 7.7, it’s not bad. I don’t find it an issue using it indoors or outdoors and there’s no problem viewing the screen from any angle.
The main reason for getting the Mega was Speed. I found my Tab 7.7 getting rather sluggish by comparison with newer Android devices. When I gave the Mega a spin I found it refreshingly sprightly. Granted the Tab 7.7 ran JB 4.1.2 but the Mega’s dual core processor and JB 4.2.2 really felt smooth to me. Aside from this, the Speed I was really after is the LTE capability of the Mega. My Tab 7.7 is only 3G/HSDPA capable and I topped 3-4 MBps with my current provider. I feel LTE really makes a difference and browsing is now a delightful experience. Check out my speedtest with the Mega.