Many new Android models are advertised as being bigger and more capable than their direct predecessors, but it isn’t the case with the Samsung Galaxy Mega 2. It is actually a 5.9-inch phablet, which is smaller than the original Mega with its 6.3-inch display. The screen resolution remains at 720p, so we could expect slightly higher pixel density.
On the back, there is still the familiar 8Mp camera. The battery capacity is also down from 3200mAh to 2800mAh. Visually, it is now a device with faux leather back and squared off corners, which are comparable to Samsung’s recent crop of smartphones. It is quite clear that the Mega 2 won’t be able to compete with other high-end phablets in the market. It is simply designed for used who want a large-sized smartphone at reasonable pricing.
The Samsung Galaxy Mega 2 will soon arrive at AT&T on October 24th with on-contract pricing. With Next 18, the phone will be available for $19.8 per month, $23.75 per month with Next 12 and $149.99 with 2-year contract agreement. It is also possible to purchase the phone with no commitment whatsoever, at $474.99. Overall, with 8Mp rear-facing camera, 4x zoom, fluid multitasking and improved battery management, the Mega 2 is clearly a decent mid-range model.