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Samsung Galaxy Mega 2: Top 3 Business Features

Samsung Galaxy Mega 2: Top 3 Business Features
The Galaxy Mega 2’s large display is a perk for business users who want to perform screen intensive tasks. <b><a href="http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-Galaxy-Mega-Brown-Black/dp/B00N532DU4/?&tag=businessnewsdaily-20" target="_blank">BUY Samsung's Galaxy Mega 2 >>></a> / Credit: Samsung

Samsung's Galaxy Mega 2 is a great big smartphone that won't break the bank. The affordable Android device sports a gigantic 6-inch display, midrange hardware and most of the software features of Samsung's flagship phablet, the 5.7-inch Galaxy Note 4. Although the Mega 2 can't quite compete with the Galaxy Note 4's power or screen resolution, and it lacks an integrated stylus, it's still a solid pick for budget-minded business users who want a smartphone with more screen space to work on. While we wait for the phone's Oct. 24 launch on AT&T, here are three features that should make it good for work.

Value

Relatively speaking, the Galaxy Mega 2 is a pretty affordable phablet. It will be available for $150 on AT&T when you commit to a two-year contract, with the option to buy the device off-contract for $475. To put those prices into perspective, consider the cost of Samsung's Galaxy Note 4 phablet: $300 with a two-year contract and $850 without one. Overall, the Galaxy Mega 2 offers good value compared to more premium phablets.

Large display

So, what do you get for that $150? For starters, the Mega 2 has a huge 6-inch display that's even bigger than the Note 4's 5.7-inch screen or the iPhone 6 Plus' 5.5-inch display. That's a perk for business users who want to perform screen-intensive tasks, like editing a spreadsheet on the go — as long as you can handle the extra bulk. Even everyday tasks, like managing your email inbox, are more comfortable on a display this large. However, the Galaxy Mega 2's 720p display isn't as sharp as screens on those premium phablets. 

Other hardware highlights include a 1.5 GHz quad-core processor with 1.5GB of RAM, which should provide decent performance; 16GB of onboard storage; and a beefy 2,800-mAh battery.

Samsung features

Samsung packed a ton of handy software features into the Galaxy Mega 2. Like all Galaxy phones, it supports Multi Window mode, which lets you run two windows on-screen at the same time to allow for better multitasking. Meanwhile, Private Mode lets you store sensitive work files in a hidden, password-protected folder. Finally, Ultra Power Saving Mode automatically restricts background updates when your device's battery is running low, to help it last through the end of the workday.

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Brett Nuckles

Brett Nuckles has been a working journalist since 2009. He got his start in local newspapers covering community news, local government, education and more before he joined the Business News Daily staff in 2013. He graduated from Ohio University, where he studied Journalism and English. Follow him on Twitter @BrettNuckles.

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