I recently bought a new phone. I had been eligible for an upgrade for quite some time, but due to travel and the fact thar my Galaxy 2 was still working fine, I put the purchase on the back burner. For my lifestyle Verizon is the carrier of choice and I debated about switching to a prepaid plan that would let me use their towers. The options for phones and data packages were too limited however, so I stayed with AT&T where I am grandfathered into unlimited data.

I rarely use my phone as a phone. I probably make fewer than one call a week, preferring to text or email most of my communication. What I do use it for is: reading, writing, surfing, movies, video, maps, camera, and miscellaneous other apps. I realized that my phone is used more like a tablet than anything else, so armed with that knowledge I bought a Samsung Galaxy Mega.
So far I like the phone a lot. It is a inch wider and almost 2 inches taller, allowing me the advantage of a much larger viewing screen for these tired, old eyes, and still the convience of slipping it into my pocket when I go someplace. I thought that with such a large screen and quick processor the battery would run down fast. But I have to say that the battery last much longer than any of my previous phones.

It usually takes me quite a while to figure out all the things my phone can do, and to be honest, I never find them all. But one feature I particularly like is the ability to split the screen and run two processes at once. There is also a feature that allows you to move controls to one side for easier one – handed operation. I’ll update my opinion after more experience but so far so good.

4 Responses to “Phablet”

  1. Daryl says:

    That is one big honking phone! A good compromise between phone and tablet for someone like you.
    Since you had Samsung before, it shouldn’t be hard to learn.

  2. Donna says:

    What made you choose that instead of the Note 3? Price? Size? Both? Or some other reason? I bet you’ll love that larger screen and greater capability, after having your old Galaxy for such a long time.

  3. dale says:

    It was mostly price. $299 for the note and $99 for the Mega. But I wanted a big screen. GO BIG OR GO HOME!!!

  4. Don says:

    Michelle has a Note 3 and she loves it but it looks like the Mega is probably a better choice for you.

    The larger screen is good for Netflix and reading. The main difference is the Mega has a 720p resolution vs the 1080p on the Note.

    It looks like the Mega is essentially a BIG S4 with a lower res screen. I love my S4 and I’m sure you’re going to love the Mega.

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