Samsung, with its Galaxy Mega phone, is obviously trying to take a bite out of the apple with its latest smartphone offering. As they all grow in size, and since people use them more and more to watch movies and play games, the latest one from Samsung is beyond big. With a huge screen measuring 6.3 inches diagonally, the Galaxy Mega is nearly as big as a 7-inch tablet computer, according to USA Today on Aug. 19.
The advantage is it also makes phone calls. Samsung claims the Mega is a "hybrid", that combines the portability of a smartphone with the "immersive" experience that a tablet offers for movies, books, music and games.
Samsung Electronics is known for its big phones. Its flagship Galaxy S4 measures 5 inches, while the Galaxy Note 2 is 5.5 inches. Apple's iPhone 5 is only 4 inches.
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AT&T says it will begin selling the new Samsung unit Friday for $150 with a two-year service contract. It's also coming to Sprint and U.S. Cellular.
With Apple's impending launch of its new iPhone 5S, said to be available in gold, and also the low-end offering of an iPhone 5C, the war appears to be on.
Which new smartphone is on your list of must haves?