Samsung Galaxy Note 3
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The Note remains unchallenged in its category. Excellent battery life, a brilliant display and top performance make it an excellent all-rounder for those wanting a bigger device.
- Beautiful 1080p display
- Lightning-fast performance
- New, genuinely useful S Pen apps
- Still lacks high-end finish
- Poor loudspeaker
- Relatively expensive
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Samsung Galaxy Note 3
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- 87AVERAGE CRITIC SCORE28 ReviewsPC Mag90Samsung Galaxy Note 3 (Verizon Wireless)Download speeds over LTE were consistent with what we've seen from other Verizon phones and reception was excellent in my tests in New York City ... greatly improved 1080p AMOLED display, fast Snapdragon 800 processor, and robust system-wide stylus support keep the Note 3 at the head of the pack.Gizmodo80Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Review: Biggerer and BettereDo you like really big phones? Then yes! This is the best big phone out there. Do you hate big phones? Then no, of course you shouldn't get it because you will drop it on the ground and cry.GigaOM80Galaxy Note 3 review: To ink or not to ink? That iThe first question you need to ask yourself is are you willing to pay a premium for the S-Pen features? Those are what make the Note 3 stand out from the growing pack of big-screened phones. If so, then I can easily recommend the Note 3.ZDNet90Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Review: World's most capableIf you are a heavy data user and want a large smartphone, nothing beats the Samsung Galaxy Note 3.AnandTech80Samsung Galaxy Note 3 ReviewThe Note 3 is an iterative product, that’s absolutely true, but the improvements in the Note 3 are pretty dramatic. It really does feel better, thinner, lighter all while having a bigger, more usable display.PC Mag90Samsung Galaxy Note 3 (T-Mobile)Samsung refines its top-tier phablet with the 5.7-inch Galaxy Note 3, a powerful, full HD phone/tablet combo that may be the only mobile device you need.CNET90Samsung Galaxy Note 3 review: Powerful new Note wiThe Galaxy Note 3, while certainly a niche gadget, is the most compelling phone/tablet mashup Samsung has ever created, and the best I've ever used ... And whether you ever unsheathe its S Pen stylus and much-improved stylus interface, the Note 3 is an amazingly advanced device in its own right.Ars Technica80Review: The Galaxy Note 3 is bigâ€”and it pulls soFor those of you that knew you were buying the Note 3 before you even read this article: knock yourselves out. For everyone else, it's probably best to wait and see what the OTA fairy brings.Engadget90Samsung Galaxy Note 3 review (global edition) MobThe Note remains unchallenged in its category. Excellent battery life, a brilliant display and top performance make it an excellent all-rounder for those wanting a bigger device.Laptop MagazineNot RatedSamsung Galaxy Note 3 Hands-on: 5.7-inch Display,The Galaxy Note 3 looks to be an improvement over the Note II in every conceivable way.EngadgetNot RatedSamsung Galaxy Note 3 previewWhile it was largely the same user experience we've grown accustomed to with previous Notes, Samsung still found a few clever ways to tweak both hardware and software to make it more appealing to consumers.TechHive80Galaxy Note 3 review: Even more features packed inThe Note 3 is one of Samsung's best phones to date, but it still doesn't fit into your pocket.Pocket-Lint100Samsung Galaxy Note 3 reviewIf, like many, you find the screen too big for practical use then you may want to look elsewhere. But if you're after a large-screen handset then we can think of few competitiors to match - the Note 3 is very much the one to get.Washington Post80Samsung Galaxy Gear, Galaxy Note 3: ReviewThe Note is also a fairly good device for artists, thanks to pressure-sensitive software for its pen and a 13 MP rear-facing camera that takes stunning pictures.SlashGear80Samsung Galaxy Note 3 ReviewSamsung has outdone themselves in this category – with the likes of Air Command, the S Pen suite becomes a solid experience that I’ll no longer have to explain to relatives is just for writing notes and drawing pictures. Here there’s a real solid draw.Mashable80Samsung Galaxy Note 3: So Much Phone, So Much PoweFor anyone who felt their smartphone was separated from the lands of precision and power, the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 has what it takes to be a bridge. The only question is: Are your pockets big enough?PC World AustraliaNot RatedHands on Samsung's Galaxy Note 3The biggest changes surround the way the phone's stylus -- called the "S Pen" by Samsung -- can be used to interact with the software. The previous Note 2 had an S Pen, but Samsung said that many consumers either weren't using it or were only using it for navigation and tapping on-screen buttons.Pocket-LintNot RatedSamsung Galaxy Note 3 pictures and hands-onIf larger displays make your life easier, and taking notes quickly is a must, this is the ultimate phablet.SlashGearNot RatedSamsung Galaxy Note 3 hands-onThe original Galaxy Note had to persuade the market that it wanted a stylus again. The Note 2 refined that experience. The Galaxy Note 3 starts to turn the S Pen into more than just a paper notebook alternative, and it’s the rich interlinking and shortcuts that will please heavy notetakers.What Hi-Fi100Samsung Galaxy Note 3The Note is the original phablet and, despite some promising competition, in this iteration it’s still the bestDigital Versus100Samsung Galaxy Note 3It's the ideal follow-up to the Galaxy Note 2 and, while it doesn't revolutionise the genre, it refines a number of its predecessor's best features, exhibits fluidity rarely seen among the competition and is incredibly versatile.GSM Arena90Samsung Galaxy Note 3 review: Jugger-noteSamsung and the Galaxy Note 3 have done it again and the bad news for the competition is that their phablets have just been relegated to just huge phones by the latest installment of the one that once started it all.phoneArena90Samsung Galaxy Note 3 ReviewSamsung seemingly has a one-two punch offering now, seeing that the Galaxy Note 3 perfectly complements Sammy’s other flagship smartphone.Phandroid90Samsung Galaxy Note 3 ReviewThe Note 3 has so many features and settings that learning the ins-and-outs of the device becomes no easy task. ... But for now, the Galaxy Note 3 is an all systems go recommendation.Android Central80Samsung Galaxy Note 3 review (European version)It’s big and brash and expensive — but it's also brilliant. And whether you're a power user looking for the bleeding-edge specs or a professional seeking a larger screen with stylus-based productivity features, the Galaxy Note 3 is the best device in its class.TechRadar90Samsung Galaxy Note 3 reviewThe Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is a great phone and if you were to own one you wouldn't be disappointed. It provides a great onscreen experience - as long as your hands are big enough to reach across it - and its stuffed full of tech to almost warrant its lofty price tag.T3Not RatedSamsung Galaxy Note 3 review: Hands-onThe Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is the brand's most poweful mobile device ever and finally the first Note with a build quality that reflects the price.TechRadarNot RatedHands on: Samsung Galaxy Note 3 reviewThe Galaxy Note 3 is very much an evolution, with the specs starting to top out. The 3GB of RAM, the 13MP camera and octa-core processor are all nice additions, as well as things like superfast 4G on board.Android CentralNot RatedSamsung Galaxy Note 3 hands-onThe Note’s display is a massive 5.7-inch Full HD 1080p SuperAMOLED panel, which is extremely bright and bold, even more so than the Galaxy S4’s screen. Despite stretching the same number of pixels over a larger area, it’s still plenty sharp.Good Housekeeping90Samsung Galaxy Note 3The Note 3 is a behemoth “phablet” that will be sure to please if you can get over its size.HotHardware80Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Review: The Phablet RefinedAnyone in the market for an oversized smartphone really should check out the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 ... Not only is the hardware noticeably more refined over previous generations, but the software is better too.BGR90Samsung Galaxy Note 3 reviewThe Galaxy Note 3 is the best smartphone Samsung has ever made. In fact, the Note 3 is one of the best Android phones ever, period.DroidLife80Samsung Galaxy Note 3 ReviewIf you are coming off of the original Note or upgrading from the Note 2, you will love this phone completely. It is in every way, shape, and form, a step in the right direction for Samsung.Stuff100Samsung Galaxy Note 3 reviewWant one device to replace your phone and tablet combi? The Galaxy Note 3 is the finest phablet out thereTrustedReviews80Samsung Galaxy Note 3 reviewThe Samsung Galaxy Note 3 successfully continues the one Samsung series of phones that no other manufaturer to date has really managed to touch.TrustedReviewsNot RatedSamsung Galaxy Note 3The Galaxy Note 3 will be particularly useful for those who use their phones primarily as productivity devices and it will undoubtedly sell by the bucket-load.Android PoliceNot RatedHands-On (And Video) With The Samsung Galaxy NoteThe specs are definitely bumped up a notch, and there are definitely better, easier-to-use features included, but this refresh doesn't seem to focus on jam-packing whacky features into the device.Android CommunityNot RatedSamsung Galaxy Note 3 hands-onThe Galaxy Note 3 measures in at 151.2 x 79.2 x 8.3 mm with a weight of 168 grams. The back cover is still able to be removed, which means the battery is still able to be swapped out if needed, however those moving from the Note II to the Note 3 will notice a difference on the backside.BGRNot RatedSamsung Galaxy Note 3 preview: Samsung crowns theThe iPhone 5 feels like a premium smartphone. The HTC One feels like a premium smartphone. The Galaxy Note 3 feels like a plastic and pleather smartphone. But numbers don’t lie and Samsung ships more smartphones than its four closest rivals combined.MobileBurn80Samsung Galaxy Note 3 ReviewTouchwiz remains a useful, gimmicky, and at times frustrating user experience, but the power of the S Pen and the cases of innovation that have practical value make the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 a solid purchase.
- 91AVERAGE USER SCORE69 ReviewsEngadget Reader80September 28, 2015Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - EngadgetEngadget Reader80March 27, 2015Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!I wasnt so impressed with this phone. The build quality felt very cheap in hand. I have a hairline crack on the screen that to this day, I have no clue wear it came from. With a flip case. I went back to my iphone 5s because I couldnt stand all of the pop ups and bloatware.Engadget Reader100March 2, 2015Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!I had the iphone5 before. Had problems viewing it. Friend had the note2, & the note3 was available. Loving the note3. It is like a mini computer. Everything is within hands reach. Camera takes excellent pictures. I haven't used my actual camera because the camera on the cell takes amazing pics. I also like the apps especially the scrapbook. I have different subjects so if I need to display them to people. I just select the scrapbook section. Awesome cell!Engadget Reader90December 30, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - EngadgetEngadget Reader100December 24, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!A gadget unicorn - EngadgetEngadget Reader90November 10, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!Sometimes the phone does not want to cooperate and the Samsung based apps close on themsleve which gets annoying.Engadget Reader90October 21, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - EngadgetEngadget Reader90September 21, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - EngadgetEngadget Reader90August 26, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!Samsung does not tell you that none of the call recorder apps from the google playstore will not work with phone. They blame google playstore when it is faulty phone design. All call recordings sound like this: bzzzzzzzzzzzz. They also do not tell you that when you first purchase the phone and install your gmail account all contacts from your old phone are installed into the note 3. Now,....this is where samsung becomes very omissive and does not tell us they screwed up. From this point on when you go to install a new contact into the phone, before pushing save, push device above the new contact name. Device, sim card, samsung account, and google appear. If you fail to push google prior to pushing save.......you just lost all new contacts on a phone reset or new phone purchase.Engadget Reader100July 17, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!A gadget unicorn - EngadgetEngadget Reader90July 8, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!I've had this phone for 7 months now. A few months ago I bought an iPhone 5S, partly out of curiosity to compare it with the Note 3 and partly because my home desktop is an iMac and Android 4.4 won't talk to Mavericks except via Kies. Reader, I hated it! After the Note 3 it felt way too small, the screen especially, and I discovered that I really did not like iOS. So I solved the desktop issue by dual-booting the iMac with Ubuntu as the other o/s, and sold the iPhone!My Note 3 is rooted, running Echoe ROM and Apex launcher, and I love it to bits. The display is stunning and makes me feel good every time I look at it. The S Pen is great - a friend was having trouble setting her phone up and I was able to take partial screen grabs, then annotate them in handwriting ("put your wireless code in here", draw arrows to the buttons to push etc) and mail them to her, which she found extremely helpful and saved a lot of words in an email!I love the power of the thing, the fact that you get a keyboard with a separate row for the numbers (yay!) by default, and that it has a Micro USB3 charging port which makes charging significantly faster than with USB2.People moan about Samsung plastic being tacky, but I don't find it so. I know the iPhone is all-metal etc but I don't ever find myself thinking "I wish this phone had an all-metal body". I love it just the way it is, and unless somebody comes out with something really amazing, I'll replace it when the time comes with a Note 4 or maybe Note 5 by then.Engadget Reader100May 11, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!A gadget unicorn - EngadgetEngadget Reader100May 8, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!A gadget unicorn - EngadgetEngadget Reader100May 6, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!Upgraded from the Note 2 to the Note 3. There is a world of difference. Though the Note 2 is also a great phablet, the Note 3 has enough innovations on board that it makes it a much more enjoyable experience.Engadget Reader90April 25, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - EngadgetEngadget Reader100April 17, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!A gadget unicorn - EngadgetEngadget Reader90March 28, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - EngadgetEngadget Reader80March 23, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!So first phone was great until one night I left it charging and woke up with the phone completely dead and the battery so low it was having a problem charging at all. The cable would not seat in the phone correctly. I noted some debris on the cable so I cleaned with a small tooth brush that helped. Still wouldn't make good contact. I then took a small pair of pliers and squeezed the ports of the charger a little smaller. The cable then seated more firmly in the phone and started charging. However the phone keep flipping out that the charger was not recognized and not charge quickly. I then swapped the whole phone out. Next phone - same poor charging issue started. I again squeezed the ports a little bit smaller. Cable starting working fine. Cables and the oversize charging port are not a good design. Period. The port is too big and need to lock the connector in place. I have since bought an inductive charger and now just charge the phone wireless. Works awesome...Engadget Reader100March 17, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!I had the Samsung Galaxy S4 before I purchased the Note 3. I went into the Sprint store and picked the phone up and instantly I was like this phone is beautiful but it seems too big. I got the Note 3 anyway and after about 30 mins of playing around with it the phone didn't seem so big. I love this phone and I must say when it comes to speed it is off the charts! The ease of use is another reason I got this phone. I hate phones that are complicated to use but with the Note everything seemed easy. The display is out of this world and the design of the phone is so sleek and professional looking. The battery is much better than my S4. I can now go a day and a half on this phone. The S. Pen was new to me but I caught on quick. I now have a ton of cases for my new baby and I must say I am now in love! Samsung really did a great job with the Note 3Engadget Reader90March 13, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - EngadgetEngadget Reader100March 13, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!Best phones i have owned hands down. Its the whole package and tie it together with the gear and you have got a phone to last. Great features although sometimes over does the features for me as i try to keep it simple.Engadget Reader100March 12, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!A gadget unicorn - EngadgetEngadget Reader100March 11, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!A gadget unicorn - EngadgetEngadget Reader90March 6, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - EngadgetEngadget Reader60March 6, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!A forgettable product. It isn't bad, exactly, but also doesn't do anything particularly well. - EngadgetEngadget Reader70February 20, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!This phone is a true classic that many will compare to it. WHY? Its size and guts are outstanding. I choose this phone based on specs and some reviews and it has lived up to everything written out there. MY complaint is with something that no one wrote about. It is supposed to be an Android, which means adding apps or changing to make it yours. Samsung has worked very hard to kill that. Now news articles are appearing about how Google is trying to reign in Sammy and maybe they have, but on this model it is a total fail. If you try to reskin this phone (or change any default app) you get constant annoying pop ups about default choices. Sammy does not want you to change their product and it is annoying to the point I am here taking time to warn you. IF you like what you see out of the box and you NEVER want to change it then you might love this phone. YOU also are a great candidate for an Apple product. Most who love the Android experience are that way because they want choice. Sammy is trying to be too much like Apple. In that comparison Apple rules. They make a solid product that holds up better and works. Their apps work in their world though cracks are appearing. Cant use Safari on Yahoo of late. If more of the web turns on Apple this way they will be history.Engadget Reader90February 12, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!I was honestly scared to migrate from an iPhone to a Samsung or android. I had always been #TeamiPhone since the 3GS so this was a huge change. I feel like it was more than smooth, Google just makes everything better and easier. I love the fact that I can customize everything on my Note. Even when I had my iPhone I was never completely satisfied with the OS so I always Jailbroke my iPhones, I haven't even considered doing that with my Note because I'm in love with the OS, TouchWiz can be a little much sometimes but after messing with it, it becomes less blotchy. I just feel like I get so much more out of my device and my overall social experience that is meant to be enjoyed with a cellular device.Engadget Reader70February 4, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!Galaxy Note 3 is a great phone. Really functional like most phone. The graphics is amazing. However coming from an iPhone 5s to this phone I am having hard time convenience myself to keep this phone. It's rather problematic. I experience a lot of app crashing with app that worked well on my iPhone. The phone quality is horrible. I have to constantly ask, "what did you say" and piece together words because of quality even in area where the signal is great. The note has amazing features such as NFC, Smart Scroll, the S-pen and more however the features work less than perfect. Its so difficult to enjoy the features which caused me to leave Apple. Since having this phone for a month, I have had to replace it one, and now the batter life barely makes it 7 or 8 hrs. I don't consider myself a heavy mobile users but the issues with this phone is less than enjoyable. I don't recommend this phone and I would much rather go back to apple iPhone and deal with the dated, yet perfect and functional ease of use phones as opposed to have the latest and greatest phone that hardly works.Engadget Reader100February 2, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!A gadget unicorn - EngadgetEngadget Reader100February 1, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!A gadget unicorn - EngadgetEngadget Reader100January 30, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!A gadget unicorn - EngadgetEngadget Reader80January 19, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - EngadgetEngadget Reader100January 5, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!Note 3 is a breakthrough product from Samsung. The display is really impressive compared to other models. The design of this phone symbolises richness. The only thing that matters for this phone is its size. The phone is quite big compared to other phones. However, it still remains as a better choice for them who prefer multitasking and watching movies via their phones. Overall, Note 3 is one of the best choice that I made in my life.Engadget Reader90January 5, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - EngadgetEngadget Reader90January 5, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - EngadgetEngadget Reader90January 4, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - EngadgetEngadget Reader90January 4, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - EngadgetEngadget Reader90January 3, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - EngadgetEngadget Reader100January 3, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!A gadget unicorn - EngadgetEngadget Reader90January 3, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - EngadgetEngadget Reader100December 27, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!A gadget unicorn - EngadgetEngadget Reader90December 26, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - EngadgetEngadget Reader90December 25, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!I've had the Note 1,2 and now the 3 and my only real complaint would be the AT&T bloatware!Engadget Reader90December 22, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!I'll only add a mention of the reason I'm getting 3 times the battery life of other users. I bought the Zerolemon 10,000mah Battery+case. I get about 3 days,...EASY!!! Best phone I could have bought - I LUV IT!!!Engadget Reader80December 12, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - EngadgetEngadget Reader90December 10, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!All I can say is Note 3 is worth every penny.Engadget Reader90December 7, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!Awesome device, I come from the Note 2 so I was used to the size. I loved my Note 2 and this is a Faster, Sleeker and more refined version.Engadget Reader90December 6, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - EngadgetEngadget Reader100December 5, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!I'm coming from a Galaxy Nexus which I got the day it was released so I know what a great, state-of the-artthe-art cell phone looks like and is supposed to work. Now this is the second state-of-the-art cell phone I've got my hands on and this is even better! It is a perfect size and don't believe any one that says it's too large. If you want a small phone, buy an iPhone! Everything is crystal clear and extremely readable. The earpiece is extremely clear and loud. I use the speakerphone all the time and it's the best I've ever used. Try he Note 3 is fast and handles any thing and everything thrown at it. This is one heck of a phone.Engadget Reader90December 5, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!I held off buying into the Galaxy Note line for quite sometime. It looks as though I decided to buy in just at the right time. This phone to me is very close to what I consider a perfect mobile computing device. I specifically wanted this device to replace many other portable devices including a tablet. The Note 3 has enough horse power under the Hood to satisfy any hardware geek while still managing to look very elegant. Although this phone is still not for those who desperately need single handed operation. It simply does all I need it to do. An excellent device!Engadget Reader70November 27, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!Octacore processor is just not upto the mark !Note 3 is a fantastic smartphone, provided it's the snapdragon 800 version that's being sold in US and UK. I'm really disappointed with the octacore performance when compared to the 800. Most popular games like Asphalt 8 are not yet optimized (not sure if they will be) for the Octacore cpu and the Mali Gpu within the Indian Version. In Asphalt 8, the graphics settings can't be set to 'Medium' and 'high' and will be limited to 'Low' and 'Very Low' settings. Other games like Nova 3 simply don't run and they crash all the time. Then comes the overheating issue. It's certainly not as bad as S4, but it gets heated up compared to 800 version and the always use a lot of RAM. It's really frustrating to see Samsung sticking to it's half baked Octacore processor in their largest market instead of the more latest and advanced 800. Another thing, the Octacore cpu doesn't support Ultra HD video, which was one of the main flagship features of the phone. I would really like to see an update in the future to be able to recommend it to a friend!Engadget Reader100November 25, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!A gadget unicorn - EngadgetEngadget Reader90November 25, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!What a great device. I really love the size and stylus. There are so many features I sometimes forget everything it can do. It does too much almost. Some of the other hardware out there is better, but the Note is a great all around device. If you want something big, this is the king.Engadget Reader80November 23, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!Pros:Stylus Display Size (a 5.7 inch screen is perfect)Form Factor (If you like the S2's and galaxy note's form factor you're going to love note 3)Processor & GPU (not talking about exynos but if you're buying it buy the Snapdraggon version it is a true beast)RAMBATTERY Life ( Since it has a removable back I love it even more )Cons:Samsung apps ( I really hate them and of all I hate the TouchWiz UI so crappy it occupies 80% of my RAM even if I'm just doing some basic stuff)Verdict:I really hate the TouchWIz UI and its accompanied bloatware and I'm going to hate it forever...... And also many of the new stuff like Air Gesture, Smart Stay,.........are unnecessary and even if they are needed sometimes Samsung doesn't need to make a separate notification toggle for each of them Also was there any need for a separate S voice, music app, video app, and all other basic functionality apps when Google has great apps already, Grow up samsung....[EDIT]Ooh, Sorry forgot to mention about the samsungs Smart watch, Even though it is nothing interesting but if you're excited about it and not more exciting about it costs an additional INR20,000 appx. USD200 so too pricey..Rounding it up......Great hardware, Poor SoftwareEngadget Reader100November 22, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!Note3 is the best phone you can buy now in 2013, with awe-some display, great multitasking with SPen, best hardware specs.Engadget Reader100November 21, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!I don't know what I can add to the raves over this phone. It's the best gadget I've ever had. Who needs a tablet anymore if you have this and a nice laptop? It sort of takes the middle-man out of the equation.Engadget Reader100November 18, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!I Mean I love this Phone. It has some flaws the S Pen is dumb hard to get out. It has to much Samsung specific apps .(Witch I knew when I bought it.) But it's super fast looks great the screen is super clear & I love the new air gestures. Its multitasking is Unreal compared to all other phones. I just wish you could offer a lil better touch wiz. But it gets like a 9.5 from me. I just love it I love showing it off even more.Engadget Reader100November 18, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The phone is just great. The battery last me a full day and then some under moderate to heavy usage (I'm more of a heavy usage person). The ecosystem is open and easy for any one to learn to use. My 7 year old knows his way around the UI and my in Laws learned to use it as well, the basics of course.As for myself I have automated many options using Tasker app from play store and it has completely transformed my day to day habits. I no longer have to sit and moitor any thing as I've automated things. These are of course more advanced automated options but any one can learn this. Hands down the Android ecosystem is the way to go, it's versatile and easy to learn.I don't leave home with out it because I realy make good use of google calendars for my Dr. Appt's, kids day off from school, reminders ect. The pen does come in handy when creating appointments and such.I have automatic processes set up during these appt. times as well, example, if I'm near my son's Dr's office my ringer turns off automaticall as they do NOT like phones ringing in the office!My phone is set up to take a picture using the front camera when a user enters the incorrect password 2 times. It's "silent" so the user doesn't know this is happening, even better the picture can be eMailed or as I have it set up now, it sends the picture to dropbox and does an automatic sync.The phone's keygaurd is set up to be disabled once my phone is connected to my personal or work WiFi, and turns back on automatically when it's not connected. When it's not connected to either my GPS turns on automatically incase I lose it, then I can send it personalized text message that will alarm my phone (even if ringer is off) to help me locate it. Or I can get it's GPS coordinates from that same text sent back to me.Some of those Task's were very easily set up and most did NOT require root. There are plenty of videos online that walk consumers through the set up process step by step.The phone is the real deal, no joke.Engadget Reader90November 18, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - EngadgetEngadget Reader90November 8, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!This is the best phone I've ever owned. No concerns right now.Engadget Reader100November 4, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The Note 3 is an improvement from the already good Note 2. The main advantages are slimmer and lighter body, much improved screen quality and a better camera.Engadget Reader90November 2, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!1st this is a huge phone. Its one of the larger one out there right now. So with that in mind this phone is not for every one. But for those that that are comfortable with its size its one amazing phone.Hardware wise this thing is a monster it has a 2.3GHz Quad-Core processor, 3GB of RAM, 32 GB of internal storage and a micros SD card slot. The display is 1920 x 1080 Full HD Super AMOLED. in a nut shell it is an amazing screen. Now donâ€™t go forget about the camera this 13.0 megapixel shoots stills as well as 1080P HD Video. And what i consider its most unique feature the S Pen.Software wise though is where you will start to see some issues. The note is what i feel is Samsung's true flagship phone. it has all the bells and whistles software and hardware wise. If you are looking for a stock Android experience this is so not the phone for you. This phone needs all of Samsung's software to really make it shine. from the customized apps that take advantage of the S Pen, SVoice instead of google voice, S Health, S Translate and security software like Lookout and Knox. This phone had tons of applications to take advantage of. But in the end itâ€™s still running Android so a lot of this stuff can be replaced with other Apps from the store. But keep in mind that the Samsung versions are made to work on this phone with the S Pen and together so you may not get the same experience with some one else Apps.I love this phone. when at work i use it as my music player, and i use for notes and to make up pictures of white boards or even to doodle on when a meeting just wonâ€™t seem to end. I love the S Pen and and Samsung just keeps on improving it on every new version of the note they release.Now some things to consider about this phone. Its using a USB 3 cable. you canâ€™t just borrow the power from some one and charge it up if you are running low on juice. To fully take advantage of all the phones features you really need to use Samsung's software and Samsung is really pushing their eco system on this phone. There are something you may want to add to the phone that you will need to buy as accessories later like wireless charging.Over all this is not for every one but for those that are looking for a device that has a stylus, a great screen and larger display this is the phone for you.If you are looking for something more google stock or something you want to root or flash customs ROMs i am not sure this is the phone for you. At least not yet.Engadget Reader90October 31, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!Great phone that's super fast and really good at everything. The size is opinion based cause I like it. The spen allows for note for awesome note taking and multitasking is awesome.Engadget Reader90October 15, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadgetmjposner90October 14, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The Note 3 is the best note to-date with a light weight form factor and a gorgeous high resolution screen. Speed is much improved over the note 2 as well. Except for my magazine crashing (alot and I never use it) the whole experience has been excellent to-date.Engadget Reader90October 14, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!Incredible performance. The screen is incredibly sharp and bright, and the colours are vivid as well. Faux leather back is an improvement from the shiny plastic.Engadget Reader100October 9, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!I loved my Note 2, but this just became 10/10 for me with 1080p screen. And let's not even talk about how AWESOME the battery life is (even better than note 2). Love it!Engadget Reader90October 3, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!First thing's first, this is a BIG phone. It's PHABLET (phone/tablet). If you don't have big hands, you probably won't really enjoy this as a phone. So there you go. I've never been a stylus user so I can't really comment on how good the stylus is so sorry, can't help you there.I'm going to write this review from the perspective of an upgrader (Note2 non-LTE) who also uses an iPhone 5 regularly. Do not expect benchmarks and specs here, I'm going by how I feel here. :DThere is simply one huge reason in my case which why I bought the new phone.LTE/Battery Life - The iPhone 5 I use has allowed me to taste LTE for the better part of a year already. The Galaxy Note 3 is the first phone that has allowed me to enjoy LTE.Everything else about the phone can be considered evolutionary.Android as an OS has definitely improved. Samsung's take on Android 4.3 on the Note3 seems a lot more intuitive now and there are far more useful shortcuts. I'm sure they'll bring this to the Note2 in due time.Love it or hate it, Samsung's apps can be interesting and useful. They definitely improved S Note compared to the old version. The other apps like S Health look like fun to use.The new processors definitely make everything run smooth, but at no point did I ever feel that my Note2 was slow so again, nothing to really scream home and brag about.The camera is great but as said, not as good as the Lumia 1020 of which I've had the pleasure of trying out.The screen is an improvement over the old screen but not something to make a jaded user go "WOAH".So with that in mind, it's definitely a great phone, just not an earth-shattering, next coming of Jobs great. :)Adityan80September 27, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The usability of the stylus has vastly improved, since the last avatar. If you are a stylus devises lover, this is the version to have, and not the previous ones.
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