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Samsung Galaxy Mega Plus Features A Snapdragon 400 SoC, Performs Just Like Moto G

by Mihai Matei on February 12, 2014


While we all wait for Samsung to announce its next big thing (read: the Galaxy S5), the Korean tech giant continues to announce and release numerous smartphones. Those of you who have kept an eye on the latest consumer electronics events should already be familiar with the Galaxy Grand Neo and the Note 3 Neo.

In any case, Samsung has also just announced the “Galaxy Mega Plus” – a new 5.8 inch phablet that sits comfortably in the mid-range market segment. While the manufacturer has revealed most of the handset’s specifications and features, it “forgot” to mention the type of processor adopted by this particular device. But, thanks to AnTuTu, we now have the answer.

Samsung Galaxy Mega Plus Features A Snapdragon 400 SoC, Performs Just Like Moto G

Samsung Galaxy Mega Plus Features A Snapdragon 400 SoC, Performs Just Like Moto G

Samsung Galaxy Mega Plus Appears in AnTuTu

It’s pretty obvious that the Galaxy Mega Plus is a refresh of last year’s Mega 5.8, as the two phablets have a lot in common. Both offer 1.5 GB of RAM, 8 GB of storage expandable via microSD, an 8 MP main camera complemented by a 1.9 front-facing sensor, and a 2,600 mAh battery. The screen hasn’t changed either, as it delivers a resolution of 960 x 540 on the same 5.8 inch surface. The design is quite similar as well, so at this point you may be wondering what the Mega Plus brings new to the table.

Well, the answer is pretty simple: a new processor. But up until now we didn’t know much about this new SoC that has been adopted by Samsung, aside from the frequency and the number of cores. Now, thanks to AnTuTu, we’ve received our answer: it’s a Snapdragon 400 quad-core chip clocked at 1.2 GHz.

While the SD 400 chip has a lower frequency (by 200 MHz) than the unit used in the original model, keep in mind that we’re looking at a quad-core CPU with a newer architecture, instead of a dual-core SoC. The results speak for themselves, as the Mega Plus is 42% more powerful than its predecessor. It scores 17,049 points in AnTuTu as opposed to 12,075, and it performs very similar to the Motorola Moto G, as you can see below.

Samsung Galaxy Mega Plus Features A Snapdragon 400 SoC, Performs Just Like Moto G


That’s one mystery solved. The question is, are there any changes that you would’ve liked the Mega Plus to introduce, aside from the more powerful CPU? Are you tempted to buy the refreshed version? Or is it simply not enough for you to persuade you into making a purchase? Don’t hesitate to drop us a line in the comments section below.

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