Samsung Galaxy Note 2 vs. Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 – What’s the difference?

by Jerry D on April 12, 2013

If you compare the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 and the Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 side-by-side, is there a definite victor? Does the 5.5-inch screen on the Galaxy Note 2, outperform the Galaxy Mega 6.3’s 6.3-inch display? Does the Galaxy Note 2 have a better mobile OS? Is the Galaxy Mega 6.3’s 8.0mm-thick casing eye-catchingly thin? Find out which one wins this big phone fight in the table below…

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Samsung Galaxy Note 2 vs. Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3: 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 Note 2 VS Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3
Display 5.5-inch Super AMOLED 6.3-inch LCD
Resolution 720 x 1280 pixels
(267.091 PPI)
720 x 1280 pixels
(233.175 PPI)
Keyboard No No
Processor 1.6GHz quad core Exynos 1.7GHz dual core Samsung Exynos 5250
Software Android 4.1.1 Android 4.2.2
Storage 16, 32 or 64GB internal, microSD cards up to 64GB 8 or 16GB internal, microSD cards up to 64GB
Rear
camera
8.0 Megapixels with autofocus, LED flash, geo-tagging, face and smile detection, image stabilization and 1080p video recording 8.0 Megapixels with autofocus, LED flash, touch focus, geo-tagging, face/smile detection, continuous shot, HDR and 1080p video recording
Front
camera
Yes, 2.0MP Yes, 1.9MP
4G LTE LTE
3G 3G/HSDPA 3G/HSDPA
Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP/EDR 4.0 with A2DP
Size 80.5 x 151.1 x 9.4mm 88.0 x 167.6 x 8.0mm
Weight 183g 199g
Talktime 16.0 hours TBC
Standby 890 hours TBC
Extras 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 GPS/A-GPS, NFC, accelerometer, gyroscope, digital compass, Air View, Multi Window, S Travel and S Voice

 

Samsung Galaxy Note 2 vs. Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 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 Note 2 vs. Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 fight plays out…

Samsung Galaxy Note 2 vs. Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 – Connectivity

The innards of the Galaxy Note 2 come packed with NFC, 3G/HSDPA, 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP/EDR. It also boasts 4G connectivity where available. Samsung’s Galaxy Mega 6.3, meanwhile, dishes up NFC, 3G/HSDPA, 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP. 4G is also included.
— It’s a tie, a point to each phone (1-1)

Samsung Galaxy Note 2 vs. Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 – Size/Weight

Size matters. The Galaxy Mega 6.3 is a bit taller than the Galaxy Note 2 with dimensions of 167.6mm versus 151.1mm. The Galaxy Mega 6.3 is wider, measuring 88.0mm to the Galaxy Note 2′s 80.5mm. The Galaxy Mega 6.3 is slightly tubbier than the Galaxy Note 2, weighing in at 199g. The Galaxy Note 2 is 16g lighter at 183g. As expected, the Galaxy Note 2 takes the lead early on.
— The Galaxy Note 2 wins (2-1)

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Samsung Galaxy Note 2 vs. Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 – Camera/Video

The Galaxy Note 2′s built-in camera has a resolution of 8.0 MP, plus features that include: autofocus, LED flash, geo-tagging, face and smile detection, image stabilization and 1080p video recording. There’s also a front-facing 2.0MP camera for video calls.

The Galaxy Mega 6.3 also sports an 8.0 Megapixel camera (with autofocus, LED flash, touch focus, geo-tagging, face/smile detection, continuous shot, HDR and 1080p video recording), so there’s no real difference in camera quality. An extra camera on the front is designed for video calling. The resolution is 1.9MP.
— It’s a tie, one point to each phone (3-2)

Samsung Galaxy Note 2 vs. Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 – Display

Samsung has built the Galaxy Note 2 with a 5.5-inch touch-sensitive display. The Super AMOLED screen has a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels. The pixels per inch (PPI) measurement here is 267.091.

XXXX pointy arrow The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 features a 5.5-inch Super AMOLED display with a quoted resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. Its Pixels Per Inch (PPI) rating is 267.091.

In contrast, the 6.3-inch touch-sensitive LCD display on Samsung’s phone is nearly a full inch larger, measuring 6.3 inches. The 720 by 1280 resolution matches the Galaxy Note 2. The pixel density of 233.175 pixels per inch here is less than the 267.091 rating given to the Galaxy Note 2.
— The Galaxy Note 2 wins (4-2)

Samsung Galaxy Note 2 vs. Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 – Processor

In terms of CPU prowess, the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 has been constructed around a quad core Exynos chip, clocked at 1.6GHz. The Galaxy Mega 6.3 has a dual core Samsung Exynos 5250 1.7GHz processor.
— The Galaxy Note 2 wins (5-2)

Half-time: Samsung Galaxy Note 2 vs. Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3

At the halfway point, the Galaxy Note 2 has a good 3 point lead. But there are some big rounds coming up, including storage and operating systems. Can the Galaxy Mega 6.3 pull it back?

Samsung Galaxy Note 2 vs. Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 – Software

Neither phone wins this Android 4.1.1 vs. Android 4.2.2 battle. So…
— It’s a tie, each phone gets a point (6-3)

Samsung Galaxy Note 2 vs. Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 – Applications

It’s Google Play vs. Google Play and there’s no winner here. Which means… At the end of round #7, the Galaxy Mega 6.3 is still trailing by 3. With a 3-point gap, it looks like it’s all over…
— The two phones share the points (7-4)

Samsung Galaxy Note 2 vs. Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 – Storage

Let the storage battle commence. The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 includes 16, 32 or 64GB of internal storage. As for the Galaxy Mega 6.3, it’s also available with different storage options, such as 8 or 16GB. With 64GB of internal storage, the Galaxy Note 2 has more storage space out of the box. The Galaxy Mega 6.3 features a maximum of 16GB in comparison. Plug a 64GB memory card into the Galaxy Note 2′s microSD expansion slot and its maximum capacity rises to 128GB. The Galaxy Mega 6.3′s overall capacity can also be increased to 80GB via its microSD memory card slot.
— The Galaxy Note 2 wins (8-4)

Samsung Galaxy Note 2 vs. Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 – Battery Life

We can’t score this round until we have full talk and standby time information for both phones.
— Tie. The Galaxy Note 2 and the Galaxy Mega 6.3 share the points (9-5)

Samsung Galaxy Note 2 vs. Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 – Extras

Finally, the Galaxy Note 2 also includes 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. In comparison, the Galaxy Mega 6.3 is packed with GPS/A-GPS, NFC, accelerometer, gyroscope, digital compass, Air View, Multi Window, S Travel and S Voice.
— The Galaxy Note 2 wins (10-5)

BPF Verdict: The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 wins! (10-5)

The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 wins this match-up. It beats the Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3, taking 5 of the 10 rounds available, drawing 5 and losing 0. Here’s a summary of where this fight was won and lost:

The best connectivity: Comparable
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

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