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Samsung Galaxy Note 3 hands-on

0. phoneArena 04 Sep 2013, 18:57 posted on

Did we expect anything drastic with the design? Seriously, this is Samsung we’re talking about! It’s distinctively a Samsung smartphone, as it follows the same design cues and characteristic found with the recent Galaxy S4. However, there’s one refreshing change – it’s now doused in this...

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posted on 04 Sep 2013, 19:03 31

1. cR203 (Posts: 202; Member since: 27 Jan 2013)


Can't wait to buy this.

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 19:15 5

4. SuperMaoriBro (Posts: 527; Member since: 23 Jun 2012)


personally I'd would prefer their traditional plastic over the leather. maybe when I hold the device for the first time my mind might change.

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 19:53 8

16. Ant34 (Posts: 193; Member since: 10 Aug 2013)


It's plastic with a different texture. The S3 and S4 were too slippery and fingerprint magnets. The new back solves those problems.

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 20:04 3

23. fanboy1974 (Posts: 1345; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)


A cheap plastic rear panel will be under $10 on ebay; it's replaceable.

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 21:09 3

45. chocolaking (Posts: 494; Member since: 22 May 2012)


Leather back just like the BerryBold 9000!! brilliant!!
honestly.. i wasn't wowed at all.. But Sony Z1 is amazing for sure.
sammy, i am worried about you :(

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 21:18 8

47. maccess (Posts: 742; Member since: 16 Jan 2013)


i'm more worried about your brain actually.. to much hate and butthurt..

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 20:54 1

40. neutralguy (Posts: 1152; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


What really is intriguing me is where the h*ll is the loud speaker

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 21:09 1

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


It's located at the same exact positions of the iPhone.

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 21:17 2

46. Dr.Phil (Posts: 1333; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)


It is located below the device right by where the USB charge port is.

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 19:27 10

8. special4u (Posts: 63; Member since: 22 May 2013)


disappointement

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 20:13 8

28. akki20892 (Posts: 3901; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


well said. Nothing new here just improved specs that's it and Same Old UI boring..........!!! people better spend money on Note 2.

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 20:30 21

33. hellonerds (Posts: 333; Member since: 27 Aug 2013)


no company has ever made a huge leap every year.. they dont fix something thats not broken.. look at apple for example.. i know you guys wanted a 4K Screen/1TB/hologram/cook you food/100mp camera ect..

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 20:43 1

38. akki20892 (Posts: 3901; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


iphone is different part dude. we need something new innovative in phone not common specs improving......!!!

posted on 05 Sep 2013, 02:12 5

69. meeaaoon (Posts: 25; Member since: 02 Oct 2012)


How much Nokia change in 1020 from 920? only camera? same specs same UI same design. at least Samsung managed to improve everything..

posted on 05 Sep 2013, 09:43 1

81. shikroi (Posts: 187; Member since: 24 Sep 2012)


Except the 1020 is not meant as an update to the 920. The 1020 represents an entirely new line of lumias, hence the number difference between 900 and 1000.

posted on 07 Sep 2013, 06:21

92. Trex95 (Posts: 938; Member since: 03 Mar 2013)


Actually Samsung start follow Apple lead cause Apple it's Samsung GOD father.

posted on 05 Sep 2013, 00:41 4

62. Adithya7184 (Posts: 317; Member since: 05 Mar 2011)


butt-hurt haters

posted on 05 Sep 2013, 03:52 3

72. rd_nest (Posts: 1606; Member since: 06 Jun 2010)


If I compare Nokia flagships like 920/925/1020, they don't even bother to upgrade the specs. Same SOC, same display, same storage, same design, same old UI for 3 years.

posted on 05 Sep 2013, 09:34 1

79. shikroi (Posts: 187; Member since: 24 Sep 2012)


You mean the same specs for 1 year. The 920 got announced last September remember? Having the same specs for one year really isn't that big of a deal. Its the same situation with the iPhone.

Also nokia has only been using wp for 2 years at best.

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 20:15 4

29. imkyle (Posts: 1076; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)


I was hoping for a UI chance, but I'm guessing that will be with the S5.

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 21:22 3

48. Dr.Phil (Posts: 1333; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)


I'm not disappointed, but I am going to wait until I see what the HTC One Max offers. The one thing I was kind of hoping for was that Samsung would clean up their UI. The phone may have really great specifications, but running TouchWiz takes up a lot of the phone's resources. I'm also starting to get somewhat tired of the "S" naming on their applications. The device looks wonderful on paper, but I just can't get over the clunky UI at the moment. Maybe it will feel better in person, but I am a little hesitant at this point.

posted on 07 Sep 2013, 20:07

96. Long1 (banned) (Posts: 399; Member since: 18 May 2013)


if HTC One Max have same display size , it will be double size and weight than Note 3.
Not to mention - no SD. no swappable battery, no multi-window, no S pen.
TouchWiz is the best thing that happened to Android. Just disable the features you don't like. It's simple. Other ppl may like other features, though.

posted on 05 Sep 2013, 02:46 1

71. rihel_95 (Posts: 301; Member since: 21 Mar 2012)


so no fingerprint scanner afterall.

posted on 14 Sep 2013, 06:19

101. panda123 (Posts: 27; Member since: 18 Jan 2013)


lol, get the iPhone 5S if that's all what interests you in a phone, having your fingerprint stored in some database

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 20:02 10

19. phil2n (Posts: 487; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


Then People will praise these device because "Its the latest from Samsung". To tell you the truth I'm not impressed with this.

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 20:33 8

36. maccess (Posts: 742; Member since: 16 Jan 2013)


that's fine if you're not impressed.. if everyone impressed then there will be no more competition..

posted on 05 Sep 2013, 19:12

88. Shatter (Posts: 2036; Member since: 29 May 2013)


I don't think anybody expected more than what this is?

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 20:10 4

26. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4003; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


Meh, why would you want to buy this?
Haven't you heard?
There's rumors of Galaxy Note IV already!!!
I'm waiting for it...oh wait, maybe the Note V would be better, don't ya think?

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 20:26 4

30. maccess (Posts: 742; Member since: 16 Jan 2013)


have you heard rumors about lumia 926 oh wait or 927 or better just wait for 1021 or 1022?? with the same ui and capability like other windows phone.. oh wait but it has pureview camera so it's enought to call it AWESOME!!

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 20:29 3

31. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4003; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


Nope...sorry.

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