x PhoneArena is hiring! Reviewer in the USA
  • Options

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 supports USB 3.0: here's the benefit

0. phoneArena 28 Oct 2013, 05:02 posted on

So, how do you move stuff between your phone and your computer, or vice versa? While there's more than one way of transferring content between these devices wirelessly, a significant fraction of users still rely on a cable and the old, trusty USB standard to handle the task. After all, the process is quick, easy, and does not rely on a Wi-Fi or a cellular network in order to work. But with the pace at which technology is evolving, the day when USB 2.0 just won't be fast enough is closer than ever. Thankfully, the speedier USB 3.0 is already a fact and it is now making its way into smartphone territory. Samsung was the first to announce and launch a USB 3.0 capable smartphone, namely the Samsung Galaxy Note 3...

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

posted on 28 Oct 2013, 05:04 16

1. hung2900 (Posts: 965; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)

I was surprise that Samsung didn't say anything abt this great feature

posted on 28 Oct 2013, 06:13 12

11. ihatesmartphone (unregistered)

Because it have too many features... :)

posted on 28 Oct 2013, 06:54 13

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

If it was Apple, you konw...

posted on 28 Oct 2013, 07:31 24

24. joey_sfb (Posts: 6507; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)

Tim Cook will put a slide on stage and say its the first to offer 10x the transfer speed for media files and the only phone in the world that offers such speed. This unique feature would cut down your waiting time by half so you can have more time doing the important tasks and less time waiting.

Apple is the marketing guru which everyone should learn from.

posted on 28 Oct 2013, 08:36 5

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

You forgot about drama in front of white background. :D

posted on 28 Oct 2013, 13:06 7

38. bachir8k (Posts: 148; Member since: 25 Feb 2013)

and Jony Eve with tears in his eyes in the background

posted on 28 Oct 2013, 05:07 26

2. wicpromd (Posts: 266; Member since: 20 Aug 2013)

Great Samsung
and this Note 3 really feels and look so premium

posted on 28 Oct 2013, 05:11 17

3. THE.DARK.KNIGHT (banned) (Posts: 269; Member since: 09 Sep 2013)

Lol nice joke

posted on 28 Oct 2013, 05:20 13

5. wicpromd (Posts: 266; Member since: 20 Aug 2013)

and so sad it is even lighter than Lumia 1520 a.k.a Brick or in simple.words JOKE :D

posted on 28 Oct 2013, 05:24 17

7. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1635; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)

don't bother he is a die hard apple fan you can't talk sense to him!!

posted on 28 Oct 2013, 06:20 5

13. papss (unregistered)

What does a lumia have to do with this thread? Troll much?

posted on 28 Oct 2013, 07:20 1

19. TechBizJP08 (Posts: 495; Member since: 25 Mar 2013)

LOL, that brick you are drooling your face to move to android. Ooops just saying, don't get mad. :)

posted on 28 Oct 2013, 07:25 5

22. x_maly_x (Posts: 72; Member since: 01 Jun 2013)

Brick just land on your head....

posted on 28 Oct 2013, 08:44 2

29. sam_tek (Posts: 105; Member since: 18 Feb 2011)

These are what the forums are all about people! (especially phonearena)

Apple Fanboy takes a jab at a Samsung device.
Samsung fanboy takes a jab at Nokia trying to defend Samsung.
Nokia fanboy hits back at Android user!

Btw, you guys all suck! My Blackberry Q10 rules! /jk

(Disclaimer: Fanboy remarks above are a generalization

posted on 28 Oct 2013, 12:18 1

37. Doakie (Posts: 2224; Member since: 06 May 2009)

Actually I'm REALLY loving my new Note 3... So far my opinion is that it might actually be the best phone I've ever used and I've used a lot of phones.

posted on 28 Oct 2013, 05:14 3

4. scriptwriter (Posts: 396; Member since: 13 Nov 2012)

i cant remember the last time i did anything with my phone connected to my PC. These days with cloud storage and the fact Google+ backs up all my photos,videos, contacts and music, there's really no need plug your phone into a PC for any reason other than rooting

posted on 28 Oct 2013, 06:37 10

16. nobelset (Posts: 270; Member since: 17 Oct 2012)

The other billions of people in the world disagrees with you.

posted on 28 Oct 2013, 23:12

48. reckless562 (banned) (Posts: 1153; Member since: 09 Sep 2013)

sure, trust google with all of ur info on their servers. u know if they wanted to erase someone off the planet, they could easly do so kuz storing ALL ur photos n stuff on Google n Facebook means privacy is dead. i try to keep a minimal footprint online but evin IM pfhcuked , as the lure of makeing my life "easier" has suckered me in to surenduring uneraseable footprints of my existance.
so yea, good luck with all that :)

posted on 28 Oct 2013, 05:22 8

6. mr.techdude (Posts: 571; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)

U didn't even mention another benifit which is faster charging times. That a big + for me.

posted on 28 Oct 2013, 05:34 13

8. Nick_T (Posts: 175; Member since: 27 May 2011)

Actually your phone does not need USB 3.0 support in order to charge faster when connected to a USB 3.0 port. It is the port itself supplying the extra current, not the phone sucking it. Any phone charges faster on USB 3.0.

posted on 28 Oct 2013, 06:14 6

12. mr.techdude (Posts: 571; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)

Thx Nick_T, I just heard that it charges faster.

posted on 28 Oct 2013, 05:51 2

9. cezarepc (Posts: 718; Member since: 23 Nov 2012)

Yep nothing to do with the phone. It's the USB 3.0 technology that raises the current per load (compared to 2.0) by 150mA, which is 50 percent more per load. Combining the six loads of USB 3.0 and its higher 150mA current per load nets you 900 mA for power supply. Also, the current can be spread among multiple loads with USB 3.0, so more devices can be charged at the same time (again, compared to 2.0).

posted on 28 Oct 2013, 07:22

21. TechBizJP08 (Posts: 495; Member since: 25 Mar 2013)

USB 3.0 is only faster data transfer rate. Nothing to do with charging times.

posted on 28 Oct 2013, 12:02 4

36. almostdone (Posts: 236; Member since: 25 Sep 2012)

USB 3.0 doesn't charge faster than a war charger because they usually have a higher output of at least 1000mA (1 amp) and you commonly see up to 2000mA (2 amp).

BUT if you're charging say from a computer via USB then USB 2.0 is extremely slow as it only provides a theorectival max of 500mA where as USB 3.0 up to 900mA so via USB mode then it charges nearly twice as fast but still slower than a wall charger in most cases.

posted on 28 Oct 2013, 06:07 1

10. ilia1986 (unregistered)

Airdroid. Nuff said. :)

posted on 28 Oct 2013, 10:11

33. av911 (Posts: 200; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)

That depends on how fast/great your wireless connection (speed) is.

posted on 28 Oct 2013, 06:23

14. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 3718; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


posted on 28 Oct 2013, 06:33 1

15. exor430 (Posts: 7; Member since: 17 Sep 2012)

I have one question.

"For the speed test above, our Samsung Galaxy Note 3 was connected over a USB 3.0 port to a desktop PC running Windows 7. Files were read from and written onto a 120GB Samsung 840 SSD."

My question is, how about transferring files from microSD (in Note 3) to traditional HDD (windows) via USB 3.0 and vice versa? Does it bottleneck to MicroSD speed (4 or 10 Mbps depending on class)?

posted on 28 Oct 2013, 06:40 5

17. xfire99 (Posts: 928; Member since: 14 Mar 2012)

err...What wrong with USB 3.0 will only enable íf USB 3.0 cable are plugged in? U wont get USB 3.0 speed if plugg in USB 2.0 cable anyway and how can this be a downside? Of course u need a USB 3.0 cable if want USB 3.0 speed.

posted on 28 Oct 2013, 07:22 9

20. Hallucinator (Posts: 387; Member since: 24 May 2010)

I just picked up the Note 3 on Friday. I loved the Note2, but in my opinion the note 3 is in a league of its own. USB 3 is just one of MANY great features. No I'm not a fanboy, as I also enjoy Apple products. I had to choose between the 5s and the Note3. Well, not really a choice.

Want to comment? Please login or register.

Latest stories