In Short

It's easy to forget, but this was the original mega phone. And as Samsung has proven time and time again, there indeed is a market for oversized devices such as this. The Galaxy Mega — which also spawned a sequel — is a beast.

The Galaxy Mega's hardware isn't exactly high-end, but the specs aren't anything to sniff at either. In particular the 6.3-inch version boasts a HD screen and LTE connectivity, and a sleeker overall design.

Here's how our own Alex Dobie put it in his Galaxy Mega Review:

We’ll say it again — the Galaxy Mega isn’t for everyone. And unless you have very specific needs, and (literally) deep pockets, you probably won’t be able to use this 6.3-incher as your primary smartphone. Yet we've found our time with the Mega surprisingly enjoyable, and somehow we've come away convinced that there is indeed a place in the Android world for this kind of device.

But a lot has changed since then. Suddenly, 6.3 inches isn't so big.

OK, it is. But it's just not as big for everyone.