The AT&T Samsung Galaxy Mega 2 Cell Phone is the poor man’s Galaxy Note 4. It’s a little bigger than the note 4, but lacks a number of the features. That said, for less than $150 it’s really a great phone if you don’t want to spend a ton of cash or sign a new pound of flesh contract.
I can tell you that when we review a phone we actually do the review. No BS, we use it like we would our own phone for a long time (sometimes months) before we sign off. This isn’t an unboxing, with a “ooh and aaah” feature review, this is the real deal info.
I would buy this phone in a heart beat if I were looking to save some cash. Why? well for one thing it takes a ton of abuse. I’ve dropped it, used it, put it in my pocket and sat on it. It’s not a bendy garbage phone.
The AT&T Samsung Galaxy Mega 2 is a really serviceable phone and there is no reason to discard the idea of owning one over a note 4. My Verizon Note 4 was a decent enough phone, but my home button broke on it after 5 months and I had to use an app to replace the button (swipe up). Outside of missing a stylus and an IR blaster it really isn’t much different (all though it is slightly bigger) if you aren’t a power user. To be clear I’m not saying the phones are the same, I’m not. The note 4 has better just about everything in the way of features, but if you are a make phone call, take a phone call, get on the net, play some games, casual user… you’d be just as well served with the Mega 2. If you are a nerd, or a power user than you’ll want to go with the 8-core processor, better resolution, camera, etc.. etc.. of the note 4. If I had a choice of service at the moment I’d go with AT&T, I’m getting faster speeds from more places, and I’m not dropping as many calls with the AT&T devices in the middle of nowhere.
The battery life is really decent on the Mega 2. It isn’t epic, but you can reliably expect 5 or 6 hours out of it (using it fairly heavily) 6 months after owning it. That’s really not bad.
For $150 it is really one of the best phones in its class. If you are a “Go Big or Go Home” person and you don’t want to spend the money on the Note 4, it’s a good phone to get into. I give it a solid 4 stars. It’s a really decent phone.