Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8 vs. Samsung Galaxy Grand – What’s the difference?

by Jerry D on April 13, 2013

What’s are the technology differences between the Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8 and the Samsung Galaxy Grand? Does the 5.8-inch screen on the Galaxy Mega 5.8, best the Galaxy Grand’s display? Is its dual core processor better? Which phone has the best camera? Read on to find the answers to these questions…

XXXX versus graphic Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8 vs. Samsung Galaxy Grand   Whats the difference? XXXX

Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8 vs. Samsung Galaxy Grand: stat-fight

Here’s how the two phones compare. If you you want more information on any of the technologies that you see mentioned, click on a highlighted term to find out more about it. Or view our FAQs.

Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8 VS Samsung Galaxy Grand
Display 5.8-inch LCD 5.0-inch LCD
Resolution 540 x 960 pixels
(189.828 PPI)
480 x 800 pixels
(186.6 PPI)
Keyboard No No
Processor 1.4GHz dual core 1.2GHz dual core
Software Android 4.2.2 Android 4.1.2
Storage 8GB internal, microSD cards up to 64GB 8GB internal, microSD cards up to 64GB
Rear
camera
8.0 Megapixels with autofocus, LED flash, touch focus, geo-tagging, face/smile detection, continuous shot, HDR and 1080p video recording 8.0 Megapixels with autofocus, LED flash, touch focus, geo-tagging, face/smile detection, image stabilization and 1080p video recording
Front
camera
Yes, 1.9MP Yes, 2.0MP
4G No No
3G 3G/HSDPA 3G/HSDPA
Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n 802.11a/b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP 4.0 with A2DP/EDR
Size 82.4 x 162.6 x 9.0mm 76.9 x 143.5 x 9.6mm
Weight 182g 162g
Talktime TBC 10.0 hours
Standby TBC 440 hours
Extras Dual SIM, GPS/A-GPS, accelerometer, gyroscope, digital compass, Multi Window, S Travel and S Voice Dual SIM, GPS/A-GPS, accelerometer, gyroscope, digital compass, stereo FM radio and Wi-Fi hotspot functionality

 

Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8 vs. Samsung Galaxy Grand analysis

You’ve seen the specs for the two phones above. But that doesn’t immediately tell you which one is technically superior. Here’s how this Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8 vs. Samsung Galaxy Grand fight plays out…

Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8 vs. Samsung Galaxy Grand – Connectivity

As far as wireless tech is concerned, the Galaxy Mega 5.8 comes with 3G/HSDPA, 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP. No 4G, however. Samsung’s Galaxy Grand comes with 3G/HSDPA, 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP/EDR as standard. There’s also no 4G here.
— It’s a tie, a point to each phone (1-1)

Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8 vs. Samsung Galaxy Grand – Size/Weight

Pocketability is crucial. The Galaxy Mega 5.8 and the Galaxy Grand measure 162.6 x 82.4 x 9.0mm and 143.5 x 76.9 x 9.6mm respectively. The Galaxy Grand is 0.6mm fatter than the Galaxy Mega 5.8. Neither phone is hefty. The Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8 weighs 182g, while the Galaxy Grand is 162g. The Galaxy Grand takes an early lead.
— The Galaxy Grand wins (1-2)

dyerware


Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8 vs. Samsung Galaxy Grand – Camera/Video

Samsung has opted for an 8.0 Megapixel camera in its phone, which boasts autofocus, LED flash, touch focus, geo-tagging, face/smile detection, continuous shot, HDR and 1080p video recording. It supports a max resolution of 3264 x 2448 pixels. Oh and there’s also a 1.9MP camera on the front for making video calls.

The two phones match each other for raw megapixels – the Galaxy Grand also packs in an 8.0 Megapixel camera with autofocus, LED flash, touch focus, geo-tagging, face/smile detection, image stabilization and 1080p video recording. Another 2.0 Megapixel camera located on the front is ideal for video calls.
— It’s a tie, one point to each phone (2-3)

Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8 vs. Samsung Galaxy Grand – Display

The display on the Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8 is, as its name suggests, a massive 5.8-incher, featuring touch-sensitive LCD technology and a resolution of 540 x 960 pixels. By fitting 518400 pixels into a 5.8-inch screen, the Galaxy Mega 5.8 has an unimpressive pixel density of 189.828 pixels per inch (PPI).

XXXX pointy arrow The Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8 features a 5.8-inch LCD display with a quoted resolution of 960 x 540 pixels. Its Pixels Per Inch (PPI) rating is 189.828.

The touch-sensitive LCD screen on the Galaxy Grand is a little bit smaller, measuring 5.0 inches. Its 480 x 800 pixel resolution loses out to the Galaxy Mega 5.8′s 480 x 800 pixel display. With 384000 pixels on the 5.0-inch screen, the pixel density is an equally dull 186.6 pixels per inch. In this battle of the big screens…
— The Galaxy Mega 5.8 wins (3-3)

Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8 vs. Samsung Galaxy Grand – Processor

Assessing the CPUs, we find that the Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8 is powered by a dual core processor, clocked at 1.4GHz. The Galaxy Grand has a 1.2GHz dual core chip.
— The Galaxy Mega 5.8 wins (4-3)

Half-time: Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8 vs. Samsung Galaxy Grand

Halfway through this fight, the Galaxy Mega 5.8 has opened up a slender 1-point lead. Of course, with five more points to fight for the Galaxy Grand isn’t beaten yet. Time to move onto the next round: software…

Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8 vs. Samsung Galaxy Grand – Software

Neither phone wins this Android 4.2.2 vs. Android 4.1.2 battle. So…
— It’s a tie, each phone gets a point (5-4)

Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8 vs. Samsung Galaxy Grand – Applications

It’s Google Play vs. Google Play and there’s no winner here. Which means… There are three rounds to go and the Galaxy Mega 5.8 is still in the lead. Three rounds left…
— The two phones share the points (6-5)

Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8 vs. Samsung Galaxy Grand – Storage

— It’s a tie, one point to each phone (7-6)

Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8 vs. Samsung Galaxy Grand – Battery Life

We can’t score this round until we have full talk and standby time information for both phones.
— Tie. The Galaxy Mega 5.8 and the Galaxy Grand share the points (8-7)

Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8 vs. Samsung Galaxy Grand – Extras

Finally, the Galaxy Mega 5.8 also includes Dual SIM, GPS/A-GPS, accelerometer, gyroscope, digital compass, Multi Window, S Travel and S Voice. In comparison, the Galaxy Grand is packed with Dual SIM, GPS/A-GPS, accelerometer, gyroscope, digital compass, stereo FM radio and Wi-Fi hotspot functionality.
— It’s a tie, one point each (9-8)

BPF Verdict: The Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8 wins! (9-8)

The Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8 wins this match-up. It beats the Samsung Galaxy Grand, taking 2 of the 10 rounds available, drawing 7 and losing 1. Here’s a summary of where this fight was won and lost:

The best connectivity: Comparable
The best size/weight: No
The best camera/video: Comparable
The best display: Yes
The best processor: Yes
The best software: Comparable
The most applications: Comparable
The most storage: Comparable
The best extras: Comparable

See if these two phones make our Top 20 Best Smartphones list…

    Other Posts You Might Like...

  1. Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8 vs. Samsung Galaxy Note 2 – What’s the difference?
  2. Samsung Galaxy Note 2 vs. Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 – What’s the difference?
  3. Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 vs. Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8 – What’s the difference?
  4. Samsung Galaxy Grand vs. Samsung Galaxy Fame – What’s the difference?
  5. Samsung Galaxy Grand vs. Samsung Galaxy Premier – What’s the difference?

Previous post:

Next post: