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iPhone 5 vs. Samsung Mega: It’s not a battle of cell phones anymore

Samsung is set to release two more Android smartphones later next month that will boast display sizes that make even the Galaxy Note look small.

Dubbed as the Galaxy Mega 5.8 and 6.3, these two behemoths are closing in on tablet territory, and for most people they will require both hands to handle.  Long gone are the days that a mobile phone is actually mobile enough that only one hand is required, and if we compare the size of the iPhone 5 to the Galaxy Mega 6.3 the difference is ridiculous.

While the Mega 5.8 is only slightly larger than the current Note, the Mega 6.3 is something else.  Assuming Samsung’s pseudo multitasking software on Android works well enough, people shouldn’t have much problem doing multiple things at once on the 6.3-inch screen.

The issues with the new Megas are not their display sizes, but rather the overstepping of what’s considered a phone.  Traditionally, handset makers have tried to produce smaller and smaller devices, but as touch display became more popular, the cell phone, as they were called in the past, became things like the Note and now the Megas. 

Samsung has done very well with its Note line of smartphone, so there’s no reason to think that the Megas won’t catch on.  What’s the benefit, though, of having an AIO in your hands, as compared to having a smaller handset in one hand and a 10+ inch tablet in the other?

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