Comparative analysis between Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8 & Galaxy Grand


Are you looking to buy a new smartphone? Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8 and Galaxy Grand are two new smartphones in market and this article draws a detailed comparison between the two. Read this article to know which of these new smartphones is better.

Having a smartphone with screen-size of 5 inches or more is a fashion these days. Samsung had launched many such smartphones with screen size of 5 inches or more. Even its current flagship Galaxy S4 features a 5-inch touchscreen display. Very recently, Samsung has added two more smartphones to the 'Galaxy' series. The new Mega 5.8 and Mega 6.3 feature mega (huge) multi-touch capacitive touchscreens. Galaxy Note 2 is the closest competitor of Mega 6.3 whereas Galaxy Grand is the closest competitor of Mega 5.8. Without further delay, let me draw a detailed comparison between Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8 and Galaxy Grand.
Galaxy Grand

Comparison between Galaxy Mega 5.8 and Galaxy Grand


Design and build


Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8 is bigger in size than Galaxy Grand. Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8 has dimensions of 162.6 x 82.4 x 9.0 mm whereas Galaxy Grand has dimensions of 143.5 x 76.9 x 9.6 mm only. The new Galaxy Mega 5.8 comes with a larger screen size and is also slimmer than Galaxy Grand. Talking of their weights, Mega 5.8 is slightly heavier with weight of 182 grams while Grand weighs 162 grams only. Unlike many over-weighted smartphones, none of these devices is heavy. They are quite comfortable for carrying around.

Winner: Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8

Display


Both the devices feature multi-touch capacitive displays of 5 inches or more. While the new Galaxy Grand comes with a 5 inch LCD display, Mega 5.8 has a massive 5.8 inch LCD display. As the names suggest, the devices are mega sized. Galaxy Mega 5.8 has a screen resolution of 540 x 960 pixels with a pixel density of 189ppi. On the other hand, Galaxy Grand has a 5-inch LCD screen having 480 x 800 pixels of screen resolution. Galaxy Mega 5.8 looks more impressive if look at the screen resolutions. Pixel density of Grand is 186ppi which is nearly same as that of Mega 5.8. Many newly launched smartphones have very high pixel densities that improve the display but pixel densities of both these devices are lower than even the pixel densities of some tablets. If we compare the two, Mega 5.8 has a better display, larger screen size and high resolution.

Winner: Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8
Galaxy Mega 5.8

Processor and memory


The most important feature to consider when purchasing a mid-range smartphone is its processor. Only by knowing the power of processor and the RAM, we can estimate the performance of a device. Galaxy Grand has an average dual-core Cortex-A9 processor with a speed of 1.2 GHz. Galaxy Mega 5.8 also has a similar dual-core processor running at a speed of 1.4 GHz. As dual-core processors are bit outdated these days, it would have been better if the smartphone had a quad-core processor. Many mobile phone companies are launching budget-smartphones with quad-core processors.
Galaxy Mega 5.8 features 1.5 GB RAM which gives higher performance than Galaxy Grand with only 1 GB RAM. Thus, Galaxy Mega 5.8 is the winner here due to its higher processing speed and higher RAM.

Winner: Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8

Software and interface


Mega 5.8 has got the latest Android OS, Jelly Bean 4.2.2. Since Galaxy Grand was released before the launch of the latest Android software, it runs on Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean which is the former version. Since both Grand and Mega 5.8 run on Samsung's own TouchWiz UI, both the devices deliver equally excellent interface for users. The UI of Mega 5.8 runs with Android 4.2 and this makes it even better.

Winner: Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8

Camera


Along with high specs and performance, buyers look for a good camera too. Both these devices have 8 MP rear cameras with LED flash. Other camera features like geo-tagging, autofocus and smile/face detection are also present in Grand and Mega 5.8. Both the devices record full HD videos at 1080p and have option for image stabilization. The new Mega 5.8 has even more advanced options which include HDR mode, continuous shoot and excellent camera interfaces. Grand has a 2 MP front facing camera and Mega 5.8 has a 1.9 MP front facing camera. The picture quality is nearly same for both the smartphones. Galaxy Mega 5.8 has more advanced features and is thus preferable.

Winner: Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8
Galaxy Grand

Storage and battery life


Galaxy Grand has an inbuilt memory of only 8 GB but the good thing is that the smartphone has a microSD card slot and the memory can be expanded up to 64 GB. Galaxy Mega 5.8 and Grand have similar storage configurations. The new Galaxy Mega 6.3 has three variants. They have 4, 8 and 16 GB storage capacities. Mega 5.8 has no variants. It has a storage capacity of 8 GB.

Galaxy Mega 5.8 has 2600 mAh Li-Ion battery whereas Galaxy Grand has a slightly less powerful 2100 mAh Li-Ion battery. Mega 5.8 has larger screen size and more powerful processor. It consumes a lot more power than the 5-inch Grand. Thus, both the devices are expected to be equally long-lasting.

Winner: Draw

Conclusion


After this descriptive comparison between Galaxy Grand and Galaxy Mega 5.8, we conclude that the overall winner is Mega 5.8. Except in aspects of storage and battery, Galaxy Mega 5.8 scores over Galaxy Grand. If you were confused between these devices, then you can now go for Mega 5.8. It has not only a massive display but also many impressive features. It offers better performance, interface and camera.

This does not mean that Galaxy Grand is a low quality phone. It is a great device with 5-inch LCD screen, good processor and performance. It scores less than Galaxy Mega 5.8 due to just one or two lacking features. One of the main advantages of Galaxy Grand is that it has dual-SIM support that allows users to have two different carriers on same device. Galaxy Mega 5.8 lacks this feature. So, if you are looking for a high performing dual-SIM smartphone, then Galaxy Grand is a good option.

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