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Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 for AT&T hands-on

The Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 made its way officially to the United States, so we managed to spend some quality time with the market-specific version of the phablet. The gigantic handset is offered by AT&T for $149.99 with a two-year commitment.

Sold under the model name SGH-I527, the Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 for AT&T sports the same hardware as its internationally available GT-I9200 sibling. The highlights include Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 SoC with 1.7GHz dual-core Krait CPU, 1.5GB of RAM, 16GB of built-in memory, microSD card slot, and 8MP camera. Of course, the massive 6.3” 720p SC-LCD display is heading the entire show – it is simply impossible to be left unnoticed.

Compared to its international sibling, the AT&T Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 comes in a more basic retail package. The orange/white AT&T branded box has a stereo headset missing.

The AT&T branded retail box

In the flesh, the Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 for AT&T is just as imposing as the GT-I9200. Thankfully, AT&T has kept the carrier branding to a minimum – only a small globe on the back of the device shows its carrier affiliation.

Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 for AT&T live photos

The Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 for AT&T boots TouchWiz-ed Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean. The only thing to cast a shadow on the familiar user experience is the presence of a huge amount of non-removable carrier bloatware.

There’s a lot of bloatware preloaded on the device

AT&T branding aside, we found the Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 for AT&T to perform in the same fashion as international version. You can check out our extensive review of the latter over here.


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