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Samsung Galaxy Note 3 preview Q&A: We answer

0. phoneArena 24 Sep 2013, 07:47 posted on

Soon after we posed our Samsung Galaxy Note 3 preview, we asked you to post whatever questions you, guys, had about it. And so, the time has come for us to provide you with some answers. We tried to answer as many of your questions as we could...

This is a discussion for a news. To read the whole news, click here

posted on 24 Sep 2013, 08:11 13

1. joey_sfb (Posts: 3088; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)

Wow! Thank you, PA!

posted on 24 Sep 2013, 08:11 10

2. jodeci888 (Posts: 34; Member since: 14 May 2009)

I can't wait !!!!! The phone looks phenomenal.

posted on 24 Sep 2013, 08:15 8

3. SonyFindOneDroidple (Posts: 479; Member since: 11 May 2013)

Boom.. Perfect.

posted on 24 Sep 2013, 08:15 2

4. datphoneguy (Posts: 140; Member since: 15 Sep 2013)

Great, thanks for answering!

posted on 24 Sep 2013, 08:19 10

5. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4328; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)

Sounds like a TOTAL WIN. I am all in, & my pre-order is just around the corner. Man I can't wait.

posted on 24 Sep 2013, 08:25 1

6. anleoflippy (Posts: 309; Member since: 03 Jan 2013)

I'm curious about the speed of the USB 3.0 on the Note 3 delivers.

posted on 24 Sep 2013, 09:06

9. Bootutu (Posts: 189; Member since: 11 Jul 2013)

Flash 2.5GB of firmware under 2 mins....

posted on 24 Sep 2013, 09:20

11. Nick_T (Posts: 145; Member since: 27 May 2011)

I wanted to test it connected to a PC over USB 3.0, but the software on the phone wasn't cooperating. Will share more on that in the coming days.

posted on 24 Sep 2013, 23:24 2

23. heyhi (Posts: 125; Member since: 19 Feb 2013)

thank you so much for the Q&A

I found a very interesting video about tips and tricks with the Note 3.
Havent seen any video on youtube or wherever like this one.
The videos out there are only about the new s pen features, this one have some cool tricks.

Chek it outhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S2Yr7PvgKQw

Maybe you've seen or known.

This phone seems awesome.

posted on 25 Sep 2013, 05:24

26. 007akshay (Posts: 37; Member since: 20 Jun 2012)

sir which version of note 3 is better octa core or snapdragon 800.........plz reply...

posted on 25 Sep 2013, 05:27

28. 007akshay (Posts: 37; Member since: 20 Jun 2012)

sir n one more think does octa core note 3 support 4k recording

posted on 24 Sep 2013, 08:26 3

7. decent4u (Posts: 73; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)

Thank U for answering my Q's
This looks like the "Phablet of the YEAR"

posted on 24 Sep 2013, 09:02 1

8. Danishs (Posts: 147; Member since: 23 May 2013)

Nice one sentence answers

posted on 24 Sep 2013, 09:16

10. HouTexan (Posts: 315; Member since: 08 Jan 2012)

Cannot wait to get it. Thanks, PA.

posted on 24 Sep 2013, 10:03 1

12. Knightmare64 (Posts: 29; Member since: 11 Sep 2013)

Great Job PA. :)

posted on 24 Sep 2013, 10:04 1

13. Topcat488 (Posts: 1170; Member since: 29 Sep 2012)

Nice article PA... Wow, this was something different, and a lot of the questions i was wondering myself. (ONE THOUSAND THUMBS UPS)... :)

posted on 24 Sep 2013, 10:12

14. suiadan87 (Posts: 7; Member since: 10 Dec 2010)

Mine is on its way in the mail, shouldn't be too long!! :3

posted on 24 Sep 2013, 10:57

15. snowgator (Posts: 3275; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)

My wife loves her Note 1, and she is pumped for this. The Nokia Phablet has a shot, but I am betting Samsung has her for life....

posted on 24 Sep 2013, 12:33

16. DaBigDogg (Posts: 8; Member since: 17 Sep 2013)

How is the device for actually making calls, ie earpiece volume, and the such?

posted on 24 Sep 2013, 12:46

17. seho0o (Posts: 4; Member since: 24 Sep 2013)

i have 2 questions
1- i need to know loudness of speaker in db if you have labs for testing it as it differ with me in my noisy work
2-type of screen protection of note 3 ?

posted on 24 Sep 2013, 15:44 1

20. gamblor77 (Posts: 75; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)

Grab yourself one of these bad boys and fuggetaboutit!

w w w.matrixaudio.com/matrix-black.html
(remove those spaces between the W's obviously)

I got one off Groupon for $20 and it was one of the best, most impressive purchases I've ever made...especially for Groupon. My only suggestion is to place the speaker on the mesh bag it came in while playing. It pounds so hard it will jump itself right off the table otherwise ;)

posted on 24 Sep 2013, 13:03

18. seho0o (Posts: 4; Member since: 24 Sep 2013)

3 - your previous answers tested on the 2 versions of NOTE 3 3G & 4G OR which version ?

posted on 24 Sep 2013, 14:31

19. GrapeEyes (Posts: 248; Member since: 01 Sep 2013)

Why doesn't Samsung include dual sim? it can be used for work and pleasure then :)

posted on 24 Sep 2013, 18:56

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

What a simply enlightening article: BRAVO, dear boy.
My question, since this has not been addressed:
is the new USB 3.0 port on the Galaxy Note 3 also compatible with the HDMI dock for the Galaxy Note II?

posted on 24 Sep 2013, 19:47

22. GeekMovement (Posts: 1514; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)

Still, $350 on 2 year contract with Sprint is what will change my mind about purchasing this. Think the LG G2 with the free window case is a much better deal for Sprint customers.

posted on 25 Sep 2013, 02:48

24. shaheer7 (Posts: 22; Member since: 11 Jul 2013)

When you will review the new Samsung galaxy note 3 ?? @phonearena..

posted on 25 Sep 2013, 03:39

25. e-mcani (Posts: 1; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)

akshat29 asks: "does it have air view like S4 ,i mean without using S Pen can we use air view with out fingers. And does it have a led notification light."

actually, it does. i mean it works without using S-Pen like S4. and there is different features between finger and S-Pen. Check this video (beginning: 02:36 or watch whole video :) ) youtube dot com slash watch?v=S2Yr7PvgKQw

posted on 25 Sep 2013, 05:26

27. 007akshay (Posts: 37; Member since: 20 Jun 2012)

which version of note 3 is better octa core or snapdragon 800..

posted on 25 Sep 2013, 06:06

29. seho0o (Posts: 4; Member since: 24 Sep 2013)

wait with me for the benchmark for all versions

posted on 25 Sep 2013, 10:21

30. biagnosis (Posts: 18; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)

"Air View is present on the Note 3. We tried it, but it works only with the S Pen. And yes, the Note 3 does have an RGB notification light, just like the one on the Galaxy S4."

- hi Nick T. I saw on a video online that we can also use our finger for the AirView functionality for the Note3. we just have to activate it on the settings or better yet switch it on on the notification toggles that can be found by using 2 finger gesture.

posted on 25 Sep 2013, 16:25

31. akshat29 (Posts: 14; Member since: 15 Feb 2013)

da air view func. with finger is der

posted on 26 Sep 2013, 09:14

32. Pat75014 (Posts: 5; Member since: 23 Sep 2013)

This Notes 3 has all the technology I could dream of today, including 4K 30fps Video Recording,.... and USB3 allowing faster battery recharging..., not mentionning certainly the best Display in the industry today.
....But I saw it in real last Saturday in Paris, and its finish is even more UGLY than its predecessors. No way I can ever buy such a "cheap looking" device ! Just forget it Samsung, sorry, it is ugly !
I'll then certainly buy the Sony Xperia Z1, by default.... unless the rumored version of this Notes3 with new bended / flexible display announced next month as a limited series in Corea only, can solve this Look and Feel issue, and could be made more widely available to Europe very soon in 4Q13 ... But I understand the odds are very limited at this stage.

posted on 27 Sep 2013, 05:44

33. xXxThekinGxXx (Posts: 4; Member since: 27 Sep 2013)

look , no one better than you to answer me :)
i wanna know why all unboxing videos of note 3 , they have all the note 3 32Gb , why isn't 64Gb ? , i think 64 is much better right ?

so please for me , when i'm going to buy it , what should i buy ?

excuse me another Q. :S
- now if i buy the LTE version "N5009" , i'm from egypt and we don't have a good 4G network untill now , so does the LTE version have 4G and 3G or only 4G and i can't make any call except in 4G ?

Thank you .. and sorry for my wrong english :D

posted on 27 Sep 2013, 08:29

34. amoodaa (Posts: 6; Member since: 27 Sep 2013)

Does the note 3 navigate you when you forget the s pen

posted on 27 Sep 2013, 20:20

35. xXxThekinGxXx (Posts: 4; Member since: 27 Sep 2013)

can i ask you please what is the Snapdragon ?
and what's better octacore or quadcore and what's the difference ? :)

posted on 27 Sep 2013, 20:21

36. xXxThekinGxXx (Posts: 4; Member since: 27 Sep 2013)

what is the version which work on the middle east USA or UK or another one ?
and when will it be the release of the 64gb ?

posted on 16 Oct 2013, 03:54

37. hwiriya (Posts: 1; Member since: 16 Oct 2013)

by default Note 3 eats up RAM up to 1,3-1,4GB, half of it 3GB, which is frustrating. After playing around for a while, i'll have to clean the ram to gain back the ram, otherwise it will starting to lag like an old PC. damn these 3gb are useless so far.

posted on 23 Oct 2013, 22:27

38. niko37 (Posts: 1; Member since: 23 Oct 2013)

hello sir, i have problem in my SGN3 N9005, whenever i play games 5-10 mins it always getting hotter and hotter (overheating), it's about 36-40C. i dont know what to do, plsss help me how to fix this.

posted on 25 Oct 2013, 10:05

39. gamblor77 (Posts: 75; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)

If I had to guess I'd say one of these things:
1) Your power save mode is turned while running games and the lower cpu clock speed is struggling to keep up. While I mention it - NEVER use power save mode. It does nothing but make your phone sluggish and won't save your battery any more than common sense such as using auto brightness or not using gps with a navigation app constantly running.
2) Your battery door isn't 100% sealed so the battery has some wiggle room and heats up easier
3) You have a ton of other apps still open while the game is running
4) You have the screen at full brightness and game is really ram hungry and you're simply stressing the hell out of the processor to the equivalent of running a benchmark steadily for 10 minutes. Although it still heat up within 10 mins regardless and that sounds strange
5) There is something legitimately with the unit and needs to be replaced.

I'm just speculating but hopefully they help point you in the right direction.

posted on 25 Oct 2013, 10:24

40. gamblor77 (Posts: 75; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)

Damn SwiftKey beta deleting my words.
4)Still shouldn't* heat up within 10 minutes
5) something legitimately wrong* with the unit

While I'm at it, you want to try a simple reboot and if that doesn't work also look through your phone for any apps that may be using a lot of resources without you knowing. I won't want to write a small novel here so I'll leave that up to you to investigate and research how to do.

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