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Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Featured in Best Smart

Announced
Sep 4, 2013
Market status
Released
Release date
Sep 25, 2013

US carrier availability

Available: Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular

Pros

  • Big display (5.7 inches)
  • High-resolution display (1080 x 1920 pixels)
  • Extremely high pixel density screen, over 370ppi (386 ppi)
  • High-resolution camera (13 megapixels)
  • Quad core processor
  • Lots of RAM (3072 MB RAM)
  • Fast mobile data support (4G)
  • NFC
  • HDMI connector for TV-out (via microUSB)
  • Supports special active stylus for input

Cons

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Description

The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is the first device ever to feature 3GB of RAM. With it, Samsung makes the jump to 1080p full HD displays on phablets and it adopts a new textured back. The Note 3 features a larger than before 5.7” 1080p Super AMOLED display, but it retains a more compact profile. There is a 13-megapixel camera with improved flash, and of course an all new S Pen with improved functionality.

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Design

  • Device type:
    • Smart phone
  • OS:
    • PopupAndroid (4.4.4, 4.4, 4.3)
  • Form factor:
    • Candybar
  • Dimensions:
    • 5.95 x 3.12 x 0.33 inches (151.2 x 79.2 x 8.3 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 5.93 oz (168 g)
      the average is 4.9 oz (139 g)
  • Design features:
    • Stylus
  • Side Keys:
    • Left: Volume control; Right: Lock/Unlock key
  • Colors:
    • Black, Pink, White

DisplayPopupbenchmark

  • Physical size:
    • 5.7 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Pixel density:

    Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

    • 386 ppi
  • Technology:

    Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

    • Super AMOLED
  • Colors:
    • 16 777 216
  • Touchscreen:
      • Capacitive, Multi-touch
  • Features:
    • Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 3)

Camerabenchmark

  • Camera:
      • Popup13 megapixels
    • Flash:
      • LED
    • Aperture size:

      Aperture size - The aperture of a camera is the opening through which light travels before it reaches the camera sensor. The smaller the number is, the bigger this opening is, allowing for more light to pass.

      • F2.2
    • Focal length (35mm equivalent):
      • 31 mm
    • Camera sensor size:
      • 1/3.06"
    • Features:
      • PopupBack-illuminated sensor (BSI), CMOS image sensor, Autofocus, Touch to focus, Digital image stabilization, Face detection, Smile detection, Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets, Burst mode, Digital zoom, Geo tagging, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Panorama, Scenes, Effects, Self-timer
  • Camcorder:
      • 3840x2160 (4K) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (1080p HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (720p HD) (120 fps)
    • Features:
      • Digital image stabilization, Continuous autofocus, Video light, Video calling
  • Front-facing camera:
      • 2 megapixels
    • Video capture:
      • 1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps)

Hardwarebenchmark

  • System chip:

    System chip - Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.

    • Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8974
  • Processor:

    Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

    • Quad core, 2300 MHz, Krait 400
  • Graphics processor:
      • Adreno 330
  • System memory:

    System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

    • 3072 MB RAM (Dual-channel, 800 MHz) / LPDDR3
  • Built-in storage:
    • 64 GB
  • Storage expansion:
    • microSD, microSDHC up to 64 GB

Batterybenchmark

  • Talk time:
    • 25.00 hours
      the average is 12 h (703 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 22.0 days (528 hours)
      the average is 20 days (491 h)
  • Talk time (3G):
    • 21.00 hours
      the average is 15 h (902 min)
  • Stand-by time (3G):
    • 17.5 days (420 hours)
      the average is 30 days (710 h)
  • Stand-by time (4G):
    • 15.8 days (380 hours)
      the average is 23 days (547 h)
  • Music playback:
    • 84.00 hours
  • Video playback:
    • 13.00 hours
  • Capacity:
    • 3200 mAh
  • Type:
    • Li - Ion

MultimediaPopupbenchmark

  • Music player:
    • Filter by:
      • Album, Artist, Playlists
    • Features:
      • Album art cover, Background playback, Preset equalizer
    • Supported formats:
      • MP3, AAC, eAAC, AAC+, eAAC+, FLAC, WMA, WAV
  • Video playback:
    • Supported formats:
      • MPEG4, H.263, H.264, WMV
  • Speakers:
    • Earpiece, Loudspeaker
  • YouTube player:
    • Yes

Internet browsing

  • Browser:
    • Popup
    • supports:
      • HTML, HTML5
  • Built-in online services support:
    • YouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+

Technology

  • GSM:
    • 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • UMTS:
    • 850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz
  • FDD LTE:
    • 700 (band 17), 800 (band 18), 850 (band 5), 900 (band 8), 1700/2100 (band 4), 1800 (band 3), 1900 (band 2) MHz
  • Data:
    • LTE Cat 4 (150/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE, GPRS
  • Micro SIM:
    • Yes
  • Global Roaming:
    • Yes
  • Positioning:

    Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. There are three main types: GPS, A-GPS and GLONASS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization. GLONASS - GLONASS is a global positioning system, developed by the Russian Federation. It’s very similar to GPS, but isn’t so popular in cell phones.

    • GPS, A-GPS, Glonass
  • Navigation:
    • Turn-by-turn navigation
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Phone features

  • Phonebook:
    • PopupUnlimited entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Search by both first and last name, Picture ID, Ring ID
  • Organizer:
    • PopupCalendar, Alarm, Document viewer, Calculator, Notes, Memo
  • Messaging:
    • PopupSMS, MMS, Threaded view, Predictive text input
  • E-mail:
    • Popup
      • IMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
  • Instant Messaging:
      • Hangouts / Google Talk, ChatON

Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • 4.0
    • Profiles:
      • Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Video Control Transport Protocol (AVCTP), Audio/Video Distribution Transport Protocol (AVDTP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Generic Attribute Profile (GATT), Generic Audio/Video Distribution (GAVDP), Handsfree (HFP), Headset (HSP), Human Interface Device (HID), Message Access Profile (MAP), Object Push (OPP), Personal Area Networking Profile (PAN), Phone Book Access (PBAP), Serial Port (SPP)
  • Wi-Fi:
      • 802.11 a, b, g, n, n 5GHz, ac
    • Mobile hotspot:
      • Yes
    • Wi-Fi Direct:
      • Yes
  • USB:
      • USB 3.0
    • Connector:
      • microUSB
    • Features:
      • Mass storage device, USB Host, USB charging
  • Headphones connector:
    • 3.5mm
  • HDMI:
      • via microUSB
  • Charging connector:
    • microUSB
  • Other:
    • NFC, DLNA, MHL, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync, ANT+, Infrared

Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Haptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
  • Sensors:
      • Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Thermometer, Gesture, Humidity, Barometer
  • Hearing aid compatibility:
      • T3
    • Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDD

Regulatory Approval

  • FCC approval:

    FCC approval - The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent United States government agency, directly responsible to Congress. The FCC was established by the Communications Act of 1934 and is charged with regulating interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable. The FCC's jurisdiction covers the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. possessions. Every wireless phone device that that is sold in the U.S. has to be tested and approved for sale by the FCC.

    • Date approved:

      Date approved - Shows the date when the particular phone is approved by the Federal Communications Commission

      • 07 Nov 2013
      • FCC ID value:

        FCC ID value - Shows the FCC Identifying value of the particular phone

        A3LSMN9005 link
  • FCC measured SAR:

    FCC measured SAR - The exposure standard for mobile devices employs a unit of measurement known as the Specific Absorption Rate, or SAR. The SAR limit stated in the international guidelines is 2.0 W/ kg*. Tests for SAR are conducted using standard operating positions with the device transmitting at its highest certified power level in all tested frequency bands. Although the SAR is determined at the highest certified power level, the actual SAR of the device while operating can be well below the maximum value.

    • Head:
      • 0.24 W/kg
    • Body:
      • 0.72 W/kg
    • Product Specific Use:
      • 1.04 W/kg
    • Simultaneous Transmission:
      • 1.07 W/kg
  • EU SAR:
    • Head:
      • 0.29 W/kg

Availability

  • Officially announced:
    • 04 Sep 2013
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This device is also known as Samsung N900A, Samsung N900V, Samsung N9000, Samsung N9002, Samsung N9005, Samsung N900P, Samsung N900T, Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Olympic Games Edition


Alternative variants

We list only the specs that are different than the main variant

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 32GB


Differences:
  • Built-in storage:
    • 32 GB

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 N9000 Octa

(HSPA+ only)
Differences:
  • System chip:

    System chip - Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.

    • Samsung Exynos 5 Octa (1.9 GHz quad-core ARM Cortex-A15 + 1.3 GHz quad-core ARM Cortex-A7)
  • Processor:

    Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

    • 8-core, 1900 MHz
  • Graphics processor:
      • ARM Mali-T628 MP6 @ 600 MHz
  • Talk time (3G):
    • 20.00 hours
      the average is 15 h (902 min)
  • Stand-by time (3G):
    • 20.4 days (490 hours)
      the average is 30 days (710 h)
  • Music playback:
    • 68.00 hours
  • Video playback:
    • 12.00 hours
  • Data:
    • HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE, GPRS

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 N900V

(For Verizon)
Differences:
  • CDMA:

    CDMA - Code Division Multiple Access. A technique of multiplexing, also called spread spectrum, in which analog signals are converted into digital form for transmission. For each communication channel, the signals are encoded in a sequence known to the transmitter and the receiver for that channel. The foremost application is digital cellular phone technology from QUALCOMM that operates in the 800MHz band and 1.9GHz PCS band. CDMA phones are noted for their excellent call quality and long battery life.

    • 800, 1900 MHz
  • FDD LTE:
    • 700 (band 13) MHz
  • Data:
    • EV-DO Rev.A
  • Hearing aid compatibility:
      • M4, T3
  • FCC measured SAR:

    FCC measured SAR - The exposure standard for mobile devices employs a unit of measurement known as the Specific Absorption Rate, or SAR. The SAR limit stated in the international guidelines is 2.0 W/ kg*. Tests for SAR are conducted using standard operating positions with the device transmitting at its highest certified power level in all tested frequency bands. Although the SAR is determined at the highest certified power level, the actual SAR of the device while operating can be well below the maximum value.

    • Head:
      • 0.35 W/kg
    • Body:
      • 0.75 W/kg

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 N900A

(For AT&T)
Differences:
  • FCC approval:

    FCC approval - The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent United States government agency, directly responsible to Congress. The FCC was established by the Communications Act of 1934 and is charged with regulating interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable. The FCC's jurisdiction covers the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. possessions. Every wireless phone device that that is sold in the U.S. has to be tested and approved for sale by the FCC.

    • Date approved:

      Date approved - Shows the date when the particular phone is approved by the Federal Communications Commission

      • 10 Feb 2014
      • FCC ID value:

        FCC ID value - Shows the FCC Identifying value of the particular phone

        A3LSMN900A link
  • FCC measured SAR:

    FCC measured SAR - The exposure standard for mobile devices employs a unit of measurement known as the Specific Absorption Rate, or SAR. The SAR limit stated in the international guidelines is 2.0 W/ kg*. Tests for SAR are conducted using standard operating positions with the device transmitting at its highest certified power level in all tested frequency bands. Although the SAR is determined at the highest certified power level, the actual SAR of the device while operating can be well below the maximum value.

    • Head:
      • 0.36 W/kg
    • Body:
      • 1.04 W/kg
    • Product Specific Use:
      • 1.04 W/kg
    • Simultaneous Transmission:
      • 1.25 W/kg

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 SM-N900P

(For Sprint)
Differences:
  • Talk time:
    • 23.00 hours
      the average is 12 h (703 min)
    • TTY/TDD
  • FCC approval:

    FCC approval - The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent United States government agency, directly responsible to Congress. The FCC was established by the Communications Act of 1934 and is charged with regulating interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable. The FCC's jurisdiction covers the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. possessions. Every wireless phone device that that is sold in the U.S. has to be tested and approved for sale by the FCC.

    • Date approved:

      Date approved - Shows the date when the particular phone is approved by the Federal Communications Commission

      • 11 Sep 2013
      • FCC ID value:

        FCC ID value - Shows the FCC Identifying value of the particular phone

        A3LSMN900P link
  • FCC measured SAR:

    FCC measured SAR - The exposure standard for mobile devices employs a unit of measurement known as the Specific Absorption Rate, or SAR. The SAR limit stated in the international guidelines is 2.0 W/ kg*. Tests for SAR are conducted using standard operating positions with the device transmitting at its highest certified power level in all tested frequency bands. Although the SAR is determined at the highest certified power level, the actual SAR of the device while operating can be well below the maximum value.

    • Head:
      • 0.50 W/kg
    • Body:
      • 1.09 W/kg
    • Product Specific Use:
      • 1.09 W/kg
    • Simultaneous Transmission:
      • 1.50 W/kg

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 N9002

(Dual SIM)
Differences:
  • Multiple SIM cards:
      • 2 slots
  • FCC approval:

    FCC approval - The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent United States government agency, directly responsible to Congress. The FCC was established by the Communications Act of 1934 and is charged with regulating interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable. The FCC's jurisdiction covers the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. possessions. Every wireless phone device that that is sold in the U.S. has to be tested and approved for sale by the FCC.

    • Date approved:

      Date approved - Shows the date when the particular phone is approved by the Federal Communications Commission

      • 10 Feb 2014
      • FCC ID value:

        FCC ID value - Shows the FCC Identifying value of the particular phone

        A3LSMN9002 link
  • FCC measured SAR:

    FCC measured SAR - The exposure standard for mobile devices employs a unit of measurement known as the Specific Absorption Rate, or SAR. The SAR limit stated in the international guidelines is 2.0 W/ kg*. Tests for SAR are conducted using standard operating positions with the device transmitting at its highest certified power level in all tested frequency bands. Although the SAR is determined at the highest certified power level, the actual SAR of the device while operating can be well below the maximum value.

    • Head:
      • 0.45 W/kg
    • Body:
      • 0.30 W/kg
    • Product Specific Use:
      • 0.30 W/kg
    • Simultaneous Transmission:
      • 0.47 W/kg

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 N900T

(For T-Mobile)
Differences:
  • OS:
    • PopupAndroid (4.4.2)
  • Stand-by time (4G):
    • 17.5 days (420 hours)
      the average is 23 days (547 h)
  • Hearing aid compatibility:
      • M3, T3
  • FCC measured SAR:

    FCC measured SAR - The exposure standard for mobile devices employs a unit of measurement known as the Specific Absorption Rate, or SAR. The SAR limit stated in the international guidelines is 2.0 W/ kg*. Tests for SAR are conducted using standard operating positions with the device transmitting at its highest certified power level in all tested frequency bands. Although the SAR is determined at the highest certified power level, the actual SAR of the device while operating can be well below the maximum value.

    • Head:
      • 0.81 W/kg
    • Body:
      • 1.23 W/kg

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 SM-N9008V


Differences:
  • TDD LTE:
    • 1900 (band 39), 2300 (band 40), 2600 (band 38) MHz
  • FCC approval:

    FCC approval - The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent United States government agency, directly responsible to Congress. The FCC was established by the Communications Act of 1934 and is charged with regulating interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable. The FCC's jurisdiction covers the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. possessions. Every wireless phone device that that is sold in the U.S. has to be tested and approved for sale by the FCC.

    • Date approved:

      Date approved - Shows the date when the particular phone is approved by the Federal Communications Commission

      • 26 Nov 2013
      • FCC ID value:

        FCC ID value - Shows the FCC Identifying value of the particular phone

        A3LSMN9008V link
  • FCC measured SAR:

    FCC measured SAR - The exposure standard for mobile devices employs a unit of measurement known as the Specific Absorption Rate, or SAR. The SAR limit stated in the international guidelines is 2.0 W/ kg*. Tests for SAR are conducted using standard operating positions with the device transmitting at its highest certified power level in all tested frequency bands. Although the SAR is determined at the highest certified power level, the actual SAR of the device while operating can be well below the maximum value.

    • Head:
      • 1.08 W/kg
    • Body:
      • 0.65 W/kg
    • Product Specific Use:
      • 0.98 W/kg
    • Simultaneous Transmission:
      • 1.10 W/kg

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 SM-N900R4

(For US Cellular)
Differences:
  • FCC approval:

    FCC approval - The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent United States government agency, directly responsible to Congress. The FCC was established by the Communications Act of 1934 and is charged with regulating interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable. The FCC's jurisdiction covers the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. possessions. Every wireless phone device that that is sold in the U.S. has to be tested and approved for sale by the FCC.

    • Date approved:

      Date approved - Shows the date when the particular phone is approved by the Federal Communications Commission

      • 10 Feb 2014
      • FCC ID value:

        FCC ID value - Shows the FCC Identifying value of the particular phone

        A3LSMN900R4 link
  • FCC measured SAR:

    FCC measured SAR - The exposure standard for mobile devices employs a unit of measurement known as the Specific Absorption Rate, or SAR. The SAR limit stated in the international guidelines is 2.0 W/ kg*. Tests for SAR are conducted using standard operating positions with the device transmitting at its highest certified power level in all tested frequency bands. Although the SAR is determined at the highest certified power level, the actual SAR of the device while operating can be well below the maximum value.

    • Head:
      • 0.34 W/kg
    • Body:
      • 0.61 W/kg
    • Product Specific Use:
      • 0.82 W/kg
    • Simultaneous Transmission:
      • 1.44 W/kg

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