Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8 vs. Samsung Galaxy Note 2 – What’s the difference?

by Jerry D on April 12, 2013

What are the differences between the Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8 and the Samsung Galaxy Note 2? Does the 5.8-inch screen on the Galaxy Mega 5.8, outdo the Galaxy Note 2’s 5.5-inch display? Does it come with a leading edge mobile processor? What about size? Is the 183g  Galaxy Note 2 too weighty? Discover which handset wins this BIG phone fight in the table below…

XXXX versus graphic Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8 vs. Samsung Galaxy Note 2   Whats the difference? XXXX

Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8 vs. Samsung Galaxy Note 2: 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 Note 2
Display 5.8-inch LCD 5.5-inch Super AMOLED
Resolution 540 x 960 pixels
(189.828 PPI)
720 x 1280 pixels
(267.091 PPI)
Keyboard No No
Processor 1.4GHz dual core 1.6GHz quad core Exynos
Software Android 4.2.2 Android 4.1.1
Storage 8GB internal, microSD cards up to 64GB 16, 32 or 64GB 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, geo-tagging, face and smile detection, image stabilization and 1080p video recording
Front
camera
Yes, 1.9MP Yes, 2.0MP
4G No LTE
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 80.5 x 151.1 x 9.4mm
Weight 182g 183g
Talktime TBC 16.0 hours
Standby TBC 890 hours
Extras Dual SIM, GPS/A-GPS, accelerometer, gyroscope, digital compass, Multi Window, S Travel and S Voice GPS/A-GPS, NFC, accelerometer, barometer, digital compass, stereo FM radio, Smart Stay and Smart Rotate eye tracking, TV-out and an S-Pen stylus

 

Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8 vs. Samsung Galaxy Note 2 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 Note 2 fight plays out…

Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8 vs. Samsung Galaxy Note 2 – Connectivity

The wireless talents of the Galaxy Mega 5.8 include 3G/HSDPA, 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi And Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP. There’s no 4G connectivity. The Galaxy Note 2 packs NFC, 3G/HSDPA, Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP/EDR and 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi. And 4G? Yes, that’s in there too. A full house, connectivity-wise.
— The Galaxy Note 2 wins (0-1)

Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8 vs. Samsung Galaxy Note 2 – Size/Weight

The Galaxy Mega 5.8 and the Galaxy Note 2 measure 162.6 x 82.4 x 9.0mm and 151.1 x 80.5 x 9.4mm respectively. The Galaxy Mega 5.8 is the thinner of the two. If weight is an issue, then the Galaxy Note 2 is 183g, while Samsung’s phone is 182g. The Galaxy Note 2 hits the front. The Galaxy Mega 5.8 is already playing catch-up.
— The Galaxy Note 2 wins (0-2)

dyerware


Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8 vs. Samsung Galaxy Note 2 – Camera/Video

The Galaxy Mega 5.8 comes packing a built-in 8.0 Megapixel camera with advanced features such as: autofocus, LED flash, touch focus, geo-tagging, face/smile detection, continuous shot, HDR and 1080p video recording. For video calls, there’s also a second, front-mounted camera rated at 1.9 Megapixels.

The Galaxy Note 2 also comes equipped with an 8.0 MP camera along with autofocus, LED flash, geo-tagging, face and smile detection, image stabilization and 1080p video recording. A second 2.0MP camera on the front can be used for video calling.
— It’s a tie, one point to each phone (1-3)

Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8 vs. Samsung Galaxy Note 2 – Display

As for screen size, the Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8 features a 5.8-inch (540 x 960) touch-sensitive LCD display. The resulting pixel density of this handset is a below average 189.828 pixels per inch.

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 Galaxy Note 2′s touch-sensitive Super AMOLED display measures 5.5 inches, 0.3 inches smaller. Compared to its rival, the number of pixels onscreen is 921600 and so the pixels per inch (PPI) rating is a superior 267.091.
— The Galaxy Note 2 wins (1-4)

Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8 vs. Samsung Galaxy Note 2 – Processor

Comparing the processors, inside the Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8 there’s an unspecified dual core chip, ticking along at 1.4GHz. The Galaxy Note 2 has a 1.6GHz quad core Exynos processor.
— The Galaxy Note 2 wins (1-5)

Half-time: Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8 vs. Samsung Galaxy Note 2

At this halfway stage, the Galaxy Note 2 leads by 5-1, a 4-point advantage. But this fight’s not over. The Galaxy Mega 5.8 still has time to mount a comeback. It probably won’t mount a comeback. But still…

Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8 vs. Samsung Galaxy Note 2 – Software

Neither phone wins this Android 4.2.2 vs. Android 4.1.1 battle. So…
— It’s a tie, each phone gets a point (2-6)

Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8 vs. Samsung Galaxy Note 2 – Applications

It’s Google Play vs. Google Play and again, there’s no winner here. With three rounds left, the Galaxy Note 2 has stayed out in front. The Galaxy Mega 5.8 is out of this big phone fight.
— The two phones share the points (3-7)

Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8 vs. Samsung Galaxy Note 2 – Storage

Which phone can store the most data? The Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8 has an internal storage capacity of 8GB. The Galaxy Note 2, meanwhile, is a bit more versatile and comes in 16, 32 or 64GB versions. Of course, the Galaxy Mega 5.8 also features a microSD slot, which supports cards up to 64GB. This will boost the overall storage to a roomier 72GB. The 64GB storage capacity on Samsung’s top-end Note 2 handset can also be expanded to 128GB via the built-in microSD slot.
— The Galaxy Note 2 wins (3-8)

Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8 vs. Samsung Galaxy Note 2 – 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 Note 2 share the points (4-9)

Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8 vs. Samsung Galaxy Note 2 – 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 Note 2 is packed with GPS/A-GPS, NFC, accelerometer, barometer, digital compass, stereo FM radio, Smart Stay and Smart Rotate eye tracking, TV-out and an S-Pen stylus.
— The Galaxy Note 2 wins (4-10)

BPF Verdict: The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 wins! (4-10)

The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 wins this match-up. It beats the Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8, taking 6 of the 10 rounds available, drawing 4 and losing 0. Here’s a summary of where this fight was won and lost:

The best connectivity: Yes
The best size/weight: Yes
The best camera/video: Comparable
The best display: Yes
The best processor: Yes
The best software: Comparable
The most applications: Comparable
The most storage: Yes
The best extras: Yes

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 Grand – 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 S4 (Octa-core) vs. Samsung Galaxy Note 2 – What’s the difference?
  5. Samsung Galaxy Note 2 vs. Alcatel One Touch Scribe HD – Fight!

Previous post:

Next post: