Features Key features of the Galaxy Mega 5.8  vs Grand 

screen size

If a large screen is what you need and if you don't demand on having dual-SIM functionality, it would be worth going for the Samsung Galaxy Note II, which might be more expensive, but will provide you with a much better user experience overall.
Galaxy Mega 5.8 | by PhoneArena (May, 2013)

screen resolution

Galaxy Mega 5.8
960 x 540
Galaxy Grand
800 x 480
The 5.7" handset will have a dual-SIM version and while its four Cortex-A7 cores aren't all that great, the 720p resolution of its screen is definitely a huge upgrade over what the Mega 5.8 has.
Galaxy Mega 5.8 | by GSM Arena (Jun, 2013)

memory

processor

Galaxy Mega 5.8
Dual core
Galaxy Grand
Dual core
Within the general mapping application, the dual core processor was never going to be perfectly smooth moving in and out; there was slight slowdown, but nothing that we found to be a hindrance.
Galaxy Mega 5.8 | by TechRadar (Dec, 2013)

camera resolution

It is a testament to the fact that sensor size isn't something that can accurately be relied upon as a measurement of a camera's image quality.
Galaxy Mega 5.8 | by TechRadar (Dec, 2013)

Differences What are the advantages of each

Back view of Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8

Reasons to consider the
Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8

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Bigger screen 5.8" vs 5" More than 15% bigger screen
More battery capacity 2,600 mA·h vs 2,100 mA·h Around 25% more battery capacity
Faster processor 1.4 GHz vs 1.2 GHz More than 15% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
Front view of Samsung Galaxy Grand

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Samsung Galaxy Grand

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Supports FM radio Yes vs No Somewhat common; Listen to music and news from local radio stations
Lighter 162 g vs 182 g More than 10% lighter

Reviews Word on the street

Galaxy Mega 5.8  vs Grand 

7.0
8.0
The 5” panel on the Grand DUOS is with decent viewing angles and bright enough, so you can tell what's on it outside under direct sunlight, thus the big drawback remains its low pixel density.
Galaxy Grand

Specifications Full list of technical specs

screen

Galaxy Mega 5.8  vs
Grand 
Size 5.8" 5"
Resolution 960 x 540 800 x 480
Touchscreen Capacitive Capacitive
Multitouch Yes Yes
PPI 189 ppi 186 ppi

hardware

Clock speed 1.4 GHz 1.2 GHz
Number of cores Dual core Dual core
RAM 1.5 GB 1 GB
Internal storage 8 GB 8 GB
Supported card formats
SDXC
SDHC
SD

photo & video

Camera 8 MP 8 MP
Resolution 8 MP 8 MP
Flash Yes Yes
Secondary camera 1.9 MP 2 MP

cellular

Generation 4G 4G
Networks
GPRS (0.01 Mb/s)
HSUPA (5.76 Mb/s)
UMTS (0.38 Mb/s)
EDGE (0.38 Mb/s)
Unknown (21.1 Mb/s)
HSDPA+ (21.1 Mb/s)
GSM (0.01 Mb/s)

battery

Capacity 2,600 mA·h 2,100 mA·h

form factor

Galaxy Mega 5.8  vs
Grand 
Weight 182 g 162 g
Thickness 9 mm 9.6 mm
Size 82.4 x 162.6 x 9 mm 76.9 x 143.5 x 9.6 mm

sensors

Has an assisted GPS Yes Yes

music

Supports FM radio No Yes

software

Operating system Android 4.2.2 Android 4.2.2
Multitasking Yes Yes
App store Android Market Android Market
Adobe flash support No No
App store size 850,000 apps 850,000 apps

connectivity

Acts as a wi-fi hotspot Yes Yes
Supports NFC No No
Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.0 Bluetooth v4.0
Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8
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