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Close to a month ago I did a review on a Ninetology phone vs a Samsung phone, and recently I did another review on phones made by the same companies. This time is more like a battle of the giants!

Ninetology U9 Z1 is the largest Android smartphone made by Ninetology to-date with 5.7 inch screen. One the other side of the ring is the Samsung Galaxy Mega with it’s huge 6.3 inch screen. Both of these phones can be in the phablet category but the Z1 can still considered as a smartphone rather than a phablet.

As how I did the last time, I split the usage between the two phones as 3 days each. Both phones are good. The Z1 feels solid and the size is still manageable but the Galaxy Mega is too big for me to handle in one hand. Let’s check out the brief specifications for both phones.

Ninetology U9 Z1 

  • Platform
    Chipset: MediaTek MT6589 Cortex-A7
    CPU:  Quad-core 1.2GHz
    GPU: PowerVR SGX544
  • Operating System
    Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean
  • Memory
    Internal: 16GB ROM with 1GB RAM
    External: MicroSD Up to 64GB
  • Display
    Size: 5.7 inch
    Resolution: 720 x 1280 HD
    Corning Gorilla Glass 2, Capacitive multi touch point, IPS Touch Screen.
  • Camera
    Rear Camera: 12 MP
    Front Camera: 5 MP
  • Camera Features
    f2.2 Aperture, 2nd Generation BSI, HDR, Zero Shutter Delay, Panorama shooting, Face Detection, Fast Burst Shot, HD video recording (Video Effect)
  • Connectivity
    Dual SIM support on GSM/HSDPA network.

If you look at the spec above, one thing that stands out is the camera. Front camera is 5 megapixel. Where can you find that in any other phones? That I like.

Z1_1

For a large phone, we need a large box. Ninetology’s standard sized box is suitable for this matter.

Z1_2

I really like the aluminium finish for the back cover of the Z1. It really gives that premium feel when handing this phone. To insert the SIM card(s), I just have to pop out the small cover at the rear top side of the phone. Simple as that. The battery cannot be removed though.

Z1_3

Inside the box, you will also get a plastic back casing and also a flip casing. This is good because you won’t have to drive around town to look for a flip cover for this phone. Ninetology not only give you one, but two types of covers. Nice.

Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3

  • Platform
    Chipset: Qualcomm MSM8930 Snapdragon 400
    CPU: Dual-core 1.7 GHz Krait
    GPU: Adreno 305
  • Operating System
    Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean with TouchWiz UI
  • Memory
    Internal: 8GB ROM (5GB user available) with 1.5GB RAM
    External: MicroSD Up to 64GB
  • Display
    Size: 6.3 inch
    Resolution: 720 x 1280 SC-LCD Capacitive touchscreen 233ppi
  • Camera
    Rear Camera: 8 MP
    Front Camera: 1.9 MP
  • Camera Features
    3264 x 2448 pixels, autofocus, LED flash, Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama.

The Mega has 1.5GB of RAM. Trust me, that extra 0.5GB of RAM really helps, especially when the Mega only runs on dual core 1.7 GHz CPU.

Mega_2

I like the fact that Samsung is keeping everything so compact. A huge phone like the Mega can fit into a relatively small box.

Mega_1

The Mega is so huge to hold. But yet it is not too big that it is difficult to type on the keyboard. But someone with small hands such as the ladies may have a problem handling this phone from time to time.

Mega_3

For such a small box, Samsung can still managed to cramp all these stuffs inside it. Everything in the box is pretty standard, charger, manuals and handsfree kit/earphone.

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