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Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8 I9150 vs Samsung Galaxy s3

Updated on June 24, 2013

Android Smartphones

A comparison between the Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8 and the Samsung Galaxy s3 which run on the Android OS.
A comparison between the Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8 and the Samsung Galaxy s3 which run on the Android OS.


Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8 I9152: Is a dual SIM card smartphone which supports two GSM SIM card, that is instead of carrying around two separate phones, you can just carry one. Your personal and business number in one single phone.

The Samsung Galaxy Mega supports the micro SIM card type, which is easily available by your service provider.

Samsung Galaxy s3: Is a single SIM GSM smartphone that also needs a micro SIM card like the Samsung Mega.

The operating frequencies of both the Galaxy Mega and the Galaxy s3 are as follows:

GSM - 850, 900, 1800, 1900; UMTS - 2100

3G -21 Mbps HSDPA 5.76 Mbps HSUPA

Samsung Galaxy s3

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Specifications of the Samsung Galaxy s3
Specifications of the Samsung Galaxy s3
Specifications of the Samsung Galaxy s3

Physical Features:

Shape: Both the Galaxy Mega and the Galaxy s3 are in the form of a bar just like every other smartphone out there.

Screen: Both the smartphones have a capacitive touch screen. The Galaxy Mega though on one hand has a TFT screen whereas the Galaxy s3 comes with a super AMOLED touch screen. The Galaxy Mega comes with an amazing screen size of 5.8" whereas the the Galaxy s3 on the other hand is an inch smaller at 4.8".

Resolution:The Galaxy Mega has a qHD, 540 x 960 Pixels resolution and the Galaxy s3 comes with a resolution of HD, 720 x 1280 Pixels, that leads to amazing HD viewing capabilities.

Dimensions: The Galaxy Mega with it's larger screen size obviously comes with larger dimensions, which are 82.4x162.6x9 mm and the Galaxy s3 on the other hand has dimensions of 70.6x136.6x8.6 mm. If you go to see, the thickness is practically the same though with a difference of just 0.4mm.

There is quite a bit of difference between both the phones in terms of weight. The Galaxy Mega weighs 182 g as compared to the Galaxy s3 at 133 g.

Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8

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Specifications of the Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8
Specifications of the Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8
Specifications of the Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8


Primary Camera: Both smartphones come with 8 MP primary cameras, which is amazing. Some features of the Galaxy Mega camera are: Auto Focus, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face and Smile Detection, Image Editor and that of the Galaxy s3 are: Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face and Smile Detection, Image Stabilization, Auto Focus, Image Editor.

Flash: Yes, both smartphones come with a bright LED flash which makes image capturing at night exquisite.

Video Recording: Both smartphones have full HD video recording capabilities with resolutions of 1080 x 1920, 30 fps for the Galaxy Mega and 1280 x 720, 30 fps for the Galaxy s3.

Secondary Camera:
Here again both the smartphones have the same type of camera, a 1.9 MP front camera which has amazing clarity and comes in handy as a mirror for you girls out there :P


Samsung Galaxy s3: Accelerometer, Gyro Sensor, RGB Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Barometer, Compass

Samsung Galaxy Mega:Compass, Accelerometer, Proximity Sensor, Gyro Sensor



Both smartphones have high speed WiFi connectivity with a bandwidth of 802.11 a/b/g/n and support WiFi hotspot connectivity i.e you can turn your phone into a WiFi hub and share your data connection with others.

Bluetooth: Both smartphones possess a Bluetooth version of 4 and are compatible with all other phones.

USB: Both smartphones have a v2 mini USB connection for connecting your phone to a charger or PC.

DLNA: The Galaxy s3 has DLNA connectivity whereas the Galaxy Mega doesn't.

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Memory, Storage And Processor:

RAM: Surprisingly the Galaxy Mega comes with more RAM than the Galaxy s3 with 1.5 GB vs 1 GB of the s3.

Internal Storage: The Galaxy s3 comes with double the internal space than that of the Galaxy Mega with 16 GB as compared to the 8 GB of the Galaxy Mega. This doesn't really make a difference cause 8 GB is more than enough to install as many apps as you want. Images, Videos and Music can always be saved on your SD card.

External Storage: Here both the smartphones surprise us with an external storage support of an amazing 64 GB as compared to that of the 32 GB that most smartphones possess.

Both smartphones have an amazing 1.4 GHz processor which will never leave you with any lag. Games, videos, multi-tasking will work smoothly and performance is guaranteed. The only difference is that the Galaxy s3 has a quad core processor, where as the Galaxy Mega comes with a dual core processor.

Samsung Galaxy Mega vs Samsung Galaxy s3

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Both smartphones come with Li-Ion batteries, but the Galaxy Mega being a dual SIM smartphone, Samsung keeping this in mind has given it a whooping 2600 mAh which is way more than what even most tablets possess. You can be guaranteed of one charge lasting for over a day easily or even probably 2.

The Galaxy s3 come with a 2100 mAh battery which is pretty impressive as well and is able to keep the phone running for over a day or so.

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Additional Features:

Android Version:
Both smartphones come with Jelly Bean straight outta the box, but the Galaxy Mega 5.8 comes with v 4.2.2 where as the Galaxy s3 comes with v 4.1 which can be upgraded.

Multi-Window: Both phones possess multi-window capabilities i.e you can run and display two apps side by side on the phone. Only the Galaxy Grand, Mega, s3, s4 and Note 2 possess this feature.

Videos: Both phones possess a video editor.

Only the s3 possess NFC capabilities and can be used along with S Beam.


Unless you want a smartphone with a big screen, I'd say go for the s3 as performance wise, screen resolution,etc it's way better and there's hardly any price difference between both the phones.

For any queries, please leave a comment below and I'll get back to you ASAP.

© 2013 Paiva


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