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Samsung Galaxy Note 3 enters the phablet ring: 5.7" AMOLED display and new S Pen

0. phoneArena 04 Sep 2013, 12:16 posted on

Tears of joy are running down the cheeks of phablet fans worldwide today, as the third edition of the phone that created the category was just announced by Samsung at the IFA expo today. It is dubbed Galaxy Note 3, and will throw its weight into quite the different phablet environment than what it was used to the last two years. Against the formidable competition of gigantic phones like the Sony Xperia Z Ultra the Note 3 wields a new S-Pen stylus with increased functionality, a 5.7" Full HD Super AMOLED display - a feast in its own - as well as all the flagship bells and whistles we'd expect this season, and even more...

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posted on 04 Sep 2013, 13:44 1

100. SonyFindOneDroidple (Posts: 810; Member since: 11 May 2013)


+1 this looks much better than the z1 with large bezels screaming..
Z1 and note3 might be sharing the same size haha.. anyway z1 GLens is the truth maybe ;)

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 13:45 1

102. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


And the Note III will be available on VZW. When will Sony learn not to do carrier exclusives? :-(

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 13:53 2

109. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


They won't. I'm pretty sure the Z1 will be on T-Mobile since the XZ is being offered atm, but only time will tell.

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 13:30

91. fabbriche (Posts: 13; Member since: 27 Jul 2013)


Looks better than Sony? You have a bad taste. Sony Xperia Z1 is the best industrial design after the iPhone and Nokia Lumia. Samsung's design is just plain tacky.

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 13:39 4

97. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Hater detected.

Also, don't make yourself look like a jerk by telling someone their opinion is wrong.

Since you want to talk about design, the Z1 is boring as hell. Nothing nice or special about it. Mad?

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 13:48 1

105. SonyFindOneDroidple (Posts: 810; Member since: 11 May 2013)


Sharp edges with large bezel screaming a huge body?? Oh cmon; htc one has the title for me, Sony Er. Xperia Arc S is still my desire

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 21:05

148. iushnt (Posts: 1785; Member since: 06 Feb 2013)


best design? 5" and still similar size of 5.7"of note 3. how is sony the best industrial design with this?

posted on 05 Sep 2013, 09:32

162. PAPINYC (banned) (Posts: 2315; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)


Question (you/it asks): What will Apple unveil next week?
Answer: A new version of iTunes and a new Anti-death charger. Oh, and a new candy called iSkittles.

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 12:23 10

13. Zakriya (Posts: 11; Member since: 05 Aug 2013)


lol nothing new except resolution and processor.
Combination of sgs2 and original note.
Anyway Good phone But SONY XPERIA Z1 Kills it And The Z Ultra also.(Personal opinion)
Anyway This is also a Good phone.

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 12:28 3

18. tedkord (Posts: 12308; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


New resolution means its still more changed than the iPhone 5s will be from the iPhone 5.

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 12:31 7

22. Ninetysix (Posts: 2461; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)


Can't really keep people from bringing up Apple on any non Apple article. They set the bar on everything :)

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 12:32 2

23. Commentator (Posts: 3709; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


So because it changed a bit more than the iPhone did is suddenly cause for celebration?

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 12:54

36. tedkord (Posts: 12308; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Not cause for celebration or disappointment. Just pointing out to a troll who was intimating that it was similar to last year's model that it was less so than the iPhone.

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 12:33 2

24. McLTE (Posts: 875; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


Nope, nothing new at all..
- not more memory
- not a redesigned stylus

We don't know if it has a dual LED flash.
We don't know if the camera sensor has changes besides resolution
We don't know the software tweaks

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 14:45

129. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


There is more memory, the Galaxy Note 3 starts at 32 GB and not 16 like the Note II. The stylus is slightly redesigned, it looks more cylindrical near the top of it unlike previous Notes where the top curved with the plastic.

There is no dual LED flash
The camera is the same from the Galaxy S4, which is a great improvement
Most new software has to do with the S-Pen.

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 13:01 6

46. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Said no one ever. Note 3 better than the Z1 and ZU all around besides the camera of course.

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 12:23 5

14. ajac09 (Posts: 1481; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


it reminds me a short and fat girl dont like the design at all

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 13:48 5

106. lalalaman (Posts: 631; Member since: 19 Aug 2013)


Man tht is s2 kinda design which still very much like by consumers....I think u r nt liking it because of look of leather bt leather is knwn for being premium....note 3 is surely targeting business class

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 12:26 3

16. pwnarena (Posts: 1129; Member since: 15 Feb 2013)


samsung has nice product presentation concepts but poor execution. they have really good scriptwriters but the speakers they bring on stage are unreliable. you feel worried for them as they speak. still, really a grander presentation compared to sony's.

you know samsung really has a lot of fans with the occasional rounds of applause there.

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 12:26 3

17. stealthd (unregistered)


Yay, more flimsy covers they'll charge $40-60 for

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 12:29 2

20. emadshiny (Posts: 1144; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)


Everything looks great instead of the way camera is designed.
It made the beautiful back look ugly :((

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 12:30

21. theruleslawyer (Posts: 108; Member since: 23 Apr 2012)


Looks like their presenter is wearing swim goggles.

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 12:38

27. androiphone20 (Posts: 1654; Member since: 10 Jul 2013)


*xwawns* okay back in line for the iphone

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 12:42

29. rawbow (Posts: 428; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


Up your game sammy, Sony is right there ready to bite!

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 12:43 6

30. lifeyourlive (Posts: 126; Member since: 23 Aug 2013)


so boooooooring... this isn't even generation progress... i'm keeping my note2, the only way samsung could talk me into buying note3 is if they make note3 google edition... otherwise not a chance

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 12:55 5

38. McLTE (Posts: 875; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


WTF?

if this isn't generation progress as you call it, what is???

Did you eve read the article with the changs???

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 21:09

149. iushnt (Posts: 1785; Member since: 06 Feb 2013)


what was your expectations?

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 12:44 3

31. PunyPoop (Posts: 752; Member since: 18 Jan 2013)


Galaxy GEAR?? Same as SONY's Smartwatch, but ugly design!

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 13:03 13

49. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Ugly? Wtf? It looks great, especially with the stainless steel. Trolls these days...

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 13:06 3

52. PunyPoop (Posts: 752; Member since: 18 Jan 2013)


Kids these days :D

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