Huge. Ginormous. Brobdingnagian. Humongous. Whatever adjective you want to use to describe the new Samsung Mega, you probably won’t be far off from reality. If my life depended on it, I still wouldn’t be able to convince myself to go for the new Samsung phone, the Samsung Mega. To be honest, I didn’t know about the phone till I chanced upon it at the mall a couple of weeks ago. It was so big that I just had to do a double take.

Samsung Mega

It has not been released in some parts of the world, but the Samsung Mega is already making waves. And, how could it not with that size?

As a matter of fact, the 6.3-inch phone (phablet, you may want to say) is being released today in the US via AT&T. At some point, Sprint and U.S. Cellular will also be offering the unit.

If you’ve got hands the size of Hulk’s, then this phone might just be perfect for you. Aside from the size, though, there is another factor that makes the Samsung Mega interesting: the price.

For AT&T at least, the price is a reasonable $149.99 – with the usual 2-year contract, naturally. There even is an installment option, which makes it $24 per month. Not bad at all, yeah?

Of course, we have to look at the specs – after all, size isn’t everything. Here’s what the Samsung Mega has to offer:

  • HD Super Clear display
  • resolution of 1,280×720 pixels
  • Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean
  • dual-core 1.7GHz processor
  • 1.5GB of RAM
  • 16GB of internal storage
  • expandable to 64GB with an external microSD card
  • 8-megapixel camera

For that price, I think that the phone has a fighting chance. I still don’t get why anyone would need such a huge phone. I have seen one too many people look like idiots using their tablets as phones/cameras, and I don’t see how a 6.3-inch phone will be any different!

Is it just me or are my thoughts justified?

[Image via Gadgets Diary]