Despite sporting a form factor that among its competition can only be described as ‘pocket-friendly,’ and rocking mostly modest specs (at least compared with similarly sized handhelds, such as the Galaxy Note 3,) Samsung’s Galaxy Mega was made available for the U.S. Cellular network on Tuesday.
Big deal, some of you might say, as USC is not quite America’s leading wireless service provider. And it’s not, but the GMega has gone up for grabs with AT&T pacts less than a month ago, being also slated for a commercial launch on Sprint. Do you see now that, against all odds, the fellow is this close to becoming a mainstream device?
However, on the not so bright side, I’m afraid that Ma Bell hasn’t set the best example for U.S. Cellular, with the latter unfortunately replicating AT&T’s Galaxy Mega on-contract price tag – $149.99. That’s far from ideal, with the 6.3-incher once again not really looking like the cream of the Android crop.
Sure, it’s big, sleek, thin (8-mm) and lightweight (with all things considered,) but the massive panel only boasts a 720p resolution, while beneath the hood you get a dual-core Snapdragon 400 CPU, 1.5 GB of RAM and 3,200 mAh battery — it sounds spacious, but is really not. Or not spacious enough.
Oh, well, I can definitely think of worse slabs of silicon, some even costing more than 150 bucks, so you know, if you really need to own a 167.6 mm high “phone,” you might as well get it from USC with LTE connectivity and hefty data plans starting at $25 a month.
<Source: US Cellular>