“With a 6.3-inch screen, Samsung’s ginormous Galaxy Mega smartphone verges on the absurd,” Florence Ion writes for TechHive. “And it’s further evidence that Samsung won’t rest until it has a mobile device of every conceivable size and shape, the accepted conventions of smartphone ergonomics be damned.”
“How big is too big? When do we, as consumers, step in and stop this maddening inflation of screen dimensions? Samsung has ignored the pleas of the rational by adding yet another model to its already saturated phone lineup,” Ion writes. “And with chassis dimensions that come perilously close to those of tablets such as the Nexus 7, it’s aiming to fill a niche that doesn’t exist.”
Ion writes, “At 6.59 by 3.46 by 0.31 inches, the Galaxy Mega is bigger than both the LG Optimus G Pro and Samsung’s own Galaxy Note II. If you wear skinny jeans, or anything smaller than giant man pants, you will struggle to get the Mega fully inside your pocket. And if you have small fingers, as I do, you’ll find yourself constantly cradling the Mega with both hands so that it doesn’t slip out. This isn’t a phone that you can hold discreetly, or comfortably use one-handed. Dialing a number or replying to a text message with just your thumb is a challenge, and in my tests I often hit a button I didn’t mean to.”
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MacDailyNews Take: “How big is too big?”
“It doesn’t fit in my pants.”
“I often hit a button I didn’t mean to.”
“Constantly cradling the Mega with both hands so that it doesn’t slip out.”
This review reads like a compendium of things the girl said at the picnic.