Samsung's Galaxy Note 3 is the latest line of Samsung smartphone products or Phablets mobile devices, which follows from the success of the Note-one to the Note-two. The new Note 3 has a bigger screen, faster processor, thinner and lighter body, and an improved S Pen.
Design The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 makes a couple of key improvements over previous generations of the famous phablet that makes it a more compatible device. Only a handful of smartphones are currently running on Android 4.3. Packed with the power of 2.3GHz quad-core processor and 3GB of RAM the Galaxy Note 3 is giving some laptops a run for their money in terms of power and processing ability.
The device has the same polycarbonate frame that rims the edges. It is strong and chrome-colored white, black or pink. On the Note 3 Samsung has used an ersatz leather surface as against the previous models of flimsy plastic battery cover. The ersatz leather doesn't feel slippery; it has a real feel, and looks much better than the glossy plastic of previous models. The new Note 3 has been referred to as a modish smartphone with efficiency and supreme device.
The display is at 5.7-inch which makes the device to appear tall, but it complements that with a thin, sleek narrower body. This can be an attraction for some users. The reductions in size make the Note 3 feel significantly smaller and lighter when you hold it.
Samsung appears to have merged its water-ripple unlock effect from the Galaxy S3 and the shard of light from the Galaxy S4 to provide what is called a water-colour effect when you drag your finger across the lockscreen.
It may not be anything special, but it's an attractive animation which you can spend time just playing with, partly because the Note 3 can detect your finger even when it's not touching the screen, which is a remarkable feature.
Usability is definitely improved, but the Note 3 is still big at 5.7-inch screen though some people will find it hard to use. You might find it does slip into your pockets quite easier, but that hard edge makes itself known on the Note 3; it has rounded shape, which is more comfortable in tight pants or jeans.
The Note 3 has a lot of upgrades from the older version, one of which is the USB 3.0. The Note 3 is among the first to introduce this. The Note 3 has two sets of prongs that fit into the port, the extra pins support a mode called SuperSpeed, that, as you might guess, transfers data faster. The good news is that USB 3.0 is backwards compatible with USB 2.0 and will accommodate common micro-USB cables for charging and (slower) data. The device ships with a USB 3.0 cable.
The stylus, which is generally referred as the S Pen, is tucked into the bottom of the Note 3. It's easily retrieved with the help of your thumbnail. It sits tightly enough in its slot. It's obvious that Samsung has crafted a fine smartphone in the Note 3. Aside from the hitches related to its size for some users, it is a gorgeous phone; it is simple to use and firmly built.
Screen The Note 3's display measures 5.7 inches across the diagonal and includes 1920 x 1080 pixels. Samsung continues to use Super AMOLED panels in its displays, and the Note 3 impresses. The Super AMOLED technology over-saturates colours a bit, but it offers incredible brightness and amazing viewing angles. Lastly, the screen works with gloves on. It's a good screen, one of the best for watching HD movies, browsing the web, or viewing slide shows.
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