Moto X, HTC One Mini, and Samsung Galaxy Mega now out at AT&T
Today is a big day for AT&T, at least when it comes to new smartphone launches. No less than three new and exciting devices are joining the carrier’s roster today: the Moto X, the HTC One Mini, and the Samsung Galaxy Mega. Each of them has a different unique selling point, as you’d expect, but they’re all important devices for their respective makers.
The Moto X is the first handset to come out of the ‘new’ Motorola, the company now owned by Google. Its focus is less on specs and more on the overall user experience. It comes with the most comprehensive customization program ever seen on a smartphone, and this is going to be exclusive to AT&T for a while.
The Moto X can be yours for $199.99 with a new two-year contract, which is a bit much if you consider the specs alone, but Google is hoping that you will instead focus on its unique features such as ‘always-on listening’.
The HTC One Mini is the Taiwanese company’s response to the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini. It’s basically a smaller and lower-end version of the proper One, sporting the same iconic design but coming with a lesser processor and lower resolution (and smaller) screen. This while keeping headline features such as the 4 MP ‘UltraPixel’ camera and its software gimmicks, and the BlinkFeed homescreen thingie.
The One Mini is priced at $99.99 over at AT&T, and obviously you’re still required to sign a two-year service agreement to get it for that much.
Finally, but definitely not least, we have the Samsung Galaxy Mega. And Mega it is indeed. It has the largest screen Samsung ever put on something it dared call a phone – it’s 6.3 inches diagonally. Even bigger (by quite a margin) than that in the Galaxy Note II.
The Galaxy Mega’s main selling point is obviously its size. Long gone are the days when everyone laughed at the prospect of 5″+ phones. Samsung started a trend with the Galaxy Note from 2011, and the trend is here to stay. Whether or not you like the term ‘phablet’, such devices are becoming more and more popular and they’re becoming bigger and bigger by the day.
The Samsung Galaxy Mega costs $149.99 at AT&T, once again with a two-year contract.