Best of IFA 2013: Galaxy Note 3, Galaxy Gear, Xperia Z1, G Pad 8.3 and more

Best of IFA 2013: Galaxy Note 3, Galaxy Gear, Xperia Z1, G Pad 8.3 and more
It's hard to believe it's been almost an entire week since we liveblogged the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and Sony Xperia Z1 events while struggling to keep tabs on the numerous other announcement made throughout the halls of IFA 2013. But now that we've had a moment to catch our breaths and take a more holistic approach to all that transpired at the exhibition, it feels like just the right moment for a pick of some of the most interesting devices that we witnessed undergo their respective rite of passage.

Two main events took place on the 4th of September, as you probably know – the announcements of the Xperia Z1 and the Galaxy Note 3 – both of which sent a merciless barrage of raw information that we did our best to decipher and transform into a legible, coherent format, while preserving the core for you. Somewhat unfortunately, however, the caliber of the aforementioned introductions overshadowed other great devices that saw the light of day for the first time. For that very reason we've cherry-picked some of best of those for you in the slideshow down below, which is precisely where you should head right about now.

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10 Comments

1. PunyPoop

Posts: 752; Member since: Jan 18, 2013

It doesn\'t surprise me after all.. BUT, GALAXY GEAR?? Are you serious??

6. hung2900

Posts: 966; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

And no note 10.1 there, no way.

2. someones4

Posts: 627; Member since: Sep 16, 2012

The acer liquid s2 really caught my eye. Anyone knows if the track record of acer is any good?

3. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Well, IFA 2013 is finally over... 2013, a year of the beasts (Xperia Z1, Galaxy Note 3, One Touch Hero, G2, Liquid S2 etc.) Oh wait, where's the HTC One Max? Anyway, can't wait for the CES 2014!

4. pyradark

Posts: 895; Member since: Jun 10, 2012

Lol!! Note 3 is still the.same 3 years boring design, this time its just leather back and with more features that a lot of people will never used

5. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

At least Samsung changed the materials a bit, the leather-like back is better than the glossy plastic.

8. pwnarena

Posts: 1129; Member since: Feb 15, 2013

note 3 is certainly a beast filled with features but i don't think the leather back is an upgrade. just imagine how difficult it would be to clean that. well, you can buy a new one if you like, though, since it is removable.

10. someones4

Posts: 627; Member since: Sep 16, 2012

I honestly think that Samsung is just kicking it back a notch to give other companies a fair chance. No way in Hell, they'd actually think the Note 3 will impress.

7. nothingmuch

Posts: 201; Member since: May 03, 2013

Sony's attachable lense was pretty interesting this year, looks feasible enough to try out. Its to bad that htc one max didnt show despite rumors of "might be" being there though

9. pwnarena

Posts: 1129; Member since: Feb 15, 2013

i just wish they added a little physical viewfinder so you can really use it as a dedicated camera. nobody would complain about it being overpriced if it has a viewfinder since it becomes a fully usable independent camera.

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