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Samsung Galaxy Note 3 preview: ask us all you want to know about it!

0. phoneArena 18 Sep 2013, 10:35 posted on

Currently, there are few smartphones hotter than the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, and we bet that many of you are eager to try it out personally. This, however, won't be happening until Samsung's new phablet is launched - the Galaxy Note 3 release date is set for September 25 internationally, while the US carriers will get it at a later date. Now, a week or so isn't that long of a period, so the wait is definitely bearable. But in case you're of the impatient type, 7 days may seem like forever, and that sucks, doesn't it? That's why we thought we'd spare you the anxiety and the sleepless nights...

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posted on 18 Sep 2013, 11:07 3

21. abdane (Posts: 494; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)


Lag ? Overheat ?

posted on 18 Sep 2013, 11:30 4

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


lolwut?

posted on 18 Sep 2013, 12:18

75. eliasafram7 (Posts: 83; Member since: 18 Mar 2013)


PenTile like the S4

posted on 18 Sep 2013, 10:42 4

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


How is the battery life?

posted on 18 Sep 2013, 10:42 4

4. OldNorseBruin (Posts: 232; Member since: 12 Mar 2013)


Do you think IP57 or IP58 will become STANDARD on smartphones in the NEAR-Future?

posted on 18 Sep 2013, 13:11 1

91. rd_nest (Posts: 1654; Member since: 06 Jun 2010)


Nope!

posted on 18 Sep 2013, 10:44 3

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


Battery life, user storage, and a review soon. That is all.

posted on 18 Sep 2013, 12:11

66. joey_sfb (Posts: 6453; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


User available space from the 32G model.

posted on 18 Sep 2013, 10:45 3

7. yankeesten (Posts: 4; Member since: 18 Sep 2013)


I read somewhere, that the G2 feels snappier than the Note III, have you noticed the same? Also, do you feel any benefit from the extra gig of RAM? Thanks.

posted on 18 Sep 2013, 10:46 3

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


Snappier - probably. Touchwiz is heavier than LG's UI. In terms of RAM, everything I've read about it shows a night a day difference with stability and speed of the device.

posted on 18 Sep 2013, 11:21

32. yankeesten (Posts: 4; Member since: 18 Sep 2013)


Hmm thanks for the info. I guess its a bit of trade off. This G2 vs. Note 3 decision is tough lol

posted on 18 Sep 2013, 11:29 5

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


I'd go for the Note 3. Android 4.3 out of the box, better software support, and 50GB of Dropbox makes the difference.

posted on 18 Sep 2013, 11:41 2

56. Immolate (Posts: 310; Member since: 17 Jun 2011)


I played with the G2 at Verizon. The screen was beautiful, but it felt small coming from a Note 2, which is only 5.5". I really don't think the two phones address the same niche. 0.5" is a lot on a phone screen.

posted on 18 Sep 2013, 12:05

63. yankeesten (Posts: 4; Member since: 18 Sep 2013)


As did I. I thought the screen was the best I have ever seen on a phone. I am coming from 4.3in display so either one would be an upgrade and I have large hands so I can probably handle either with comfort. I also thought the LG G2 Camera was a little better than the S4s, which I am guessing we be substantially the same as the Note 3's. But I think the software support, expandable memory, and replacable battery will cause me to choose the Note 3. Not to mention finding a good case for the Verizon-altered G2 will be next to impossible.

posted on 18 Sep 2013, 12:14 6

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


Each have their pros and cons, but you can't go wrong with both. They're the best phones on the market.

posted on 18 Sep 2013, 12:18 1

73. yankeesten (Posts: 4; Member since: 18 Sep 2013)


yup, you are right on that.

posted on 18 Sep 2013, 10:45 1

8. datphoneguy (Posts: 155; Member since: 15 Sep 2013)


Can you please comment on the sound quality (with headphones), and if there's been any improvement compared to previous Note devices and/or compared to other smartphones (i.e. HTC One, etc.)

posted on 18 Sep 2013, 10:46 1

9. danwatson (Posts: 117; Member since: 03 Jan 2012)


Is the back material honestly more premium and do you feel good using it without a case? Are there any of the 3 colors where the fake leather stitching just doesn't look good?

posted on 18 Sep 2013, 15:52

112. flynfree (Posts: 374; Member since: 09 Jun 2013)


I feel using it without case, xcept screen protection, and I like the black one. Black is beautiful!!! The leather stitching looks good, and base to article it's not slippery like the others.

posted on 18 Sep 2013, 10:50 1

11. artealis (Posts: 98; Member since: 15 Dec 2010)


how the s-pen works? can it detect palm resting on the screen when using the s-pen to write something on the screen?

posted on 18 Sep 2013, 11:26

37. ncoder (Posts: 16; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)


The previous Note(s) have the ability to differentiate between sPen and hand, the SNote app and some other similar apps have the option to ignore finger, or use the finger for other functions (i.e. use the pen to draw and the finger to erase).

posted on 18 Sep 2013, 20:49

121. Myrith (Posts: 57; Member since: 17 Feb 2012)


Hmm, what about palm rejection on the capacitive buttons? One problem with my Note 2 is that if I try to write in the bottom right corner, I sometimes accidentally rest my palm against the "back" button and close the app.

posted on 18 Sep 2013, 10:52

12. mobigeek (Posts: 11; Member since: 10 Jul 2013)


does the flip cover comes free with device ?

posted on 18 Sep 2013, 11:01 4

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


Nope.

posted on 18 Sep 2013, 10:52

13. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


Does drawing and writing with S-Pen on Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is more accurate and precise than it was on Note 2 ?

posted on 18 Sep 2013, 10:56

14. ghostkilla1388 (Posts: 50; Member since: 11 Jun 2012)


How is the battery life vs the note 2 in day to day usage( I.e. some calls texts and some browsing around 3 hours a day and YouTube all on a mobile network with no WiFi) I get about 7 hours with the stock battery, I have a zerolemon and get two days of pretty heavy usage out of my note 2. I'm either going to get the lg g2(very much want because of sprint trip band if it has it) or the note 3 and get a zerolemon for it.

posted on 18 Sep 2013, 10:58

15. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3733; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


Is it possible for the icons on the home screens to be presented in a 5x5 grid like in the original Note? By no means a deal breaker, but I found the lack of this to be of my few complaints about the Note 2. What's the point of such a large screen if it isn't being properly utilized to present more information at once?

posted on 18 Sep 2013, 11:02

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


Judging by the official pictures from Samsung, I'd say it won't.

posted on 18 Sep 2013, 11:21 2

31. danwatson (Posts: 117; Member since: 03 Jan 2012)


Just use Nova Launcher. You can customize the grid however you want. This is the first app I loaded up on mine

posted on 18 Sep 2013, 12:18

72. McLTE (Posts: 922; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


My Note 2 is rooted.. and when I change ROMs, I usually stick with Touchwiz because I like what it offers.

I've tried to use the stock launcher over and over but keep HATING all that wasted space - back to Nova launcher EVERY time.

My current screen setup is 5 icons wide by 8 tall.. feels tight and like there is no wasted space.

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