Samsung Galaxy Note 3 hands-on

Did we expect anything drastic with the design? Seriously, this is Samsung we’re talking about! It’s distinctively a Samsung smartphone, as it follows the same design cues and characteristic found with the recent Galaxy S4. However, there’s one refreshing change – it’s now doused in this...
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100 Comments

1. cR203

Posts: 209; Member since: Jan 27, 2013

Can't wait to buy this.

4. SuperMaoriBro

Posts: 533; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

personally I'd would prefer their traditional plastic over the leather. maybe when I hold the device for the first time my mind might change.

16. Ant34

Posts: 193; Member since: Aug 10, 2013

It's plastic with a different texture. The S3 and S4 were too slippery and fingerprint magnets. The new back solves those problems.

23. fanboy1974

Posts: 1345; Member since: Nov 12, 2011

A cheap plastic rear panel will be under $10 on ebay; it's replaceable.

45. chocolaking

Posts: 495; Member since: May 22, 2012

Leather back just like the BerryBold 9000!! brilliant!! honestly.. i wasn't wowed at all.. But Sony Z1 is amazing for sure. sammy, i am worried about you :(

47. maccess

Posts: 742; Member since: Jan 16, 2013

i'm more worried about your brain actually.. to much hate and butthurt..

40. neutralguy

Posts: 1152; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

What really is intriguing me is where the h*ll is the loud speaker

44. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

It's located at the same exact positions of the iPhone.

46. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2429; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

It is located below the device right by where the USB charge port is.

8. special4u

Posts: 63; Member since: May 22, 2013

disappointement

28. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

well said. Nothing new here just improved specs that's it and Same Old UI boring..........!!! people better spend money on Note 2.

33. hellonerds

Posts: 334; Member since: Aug 27, 2013

no company has ever made a huge leap every year.. they dont fix something thats not broken.. look at apple for example.. i know you guys wanted a 4K Screen/1TB/hologram/cook you food/100mp camera ect..

38. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

iphone is different part dude. we need something new innovative in phone not common specs improving......!!!

69. meeaaoon

Posts: 25; Member since: Oct 02, 2012

How much Nokia change in 1020 from 920? only camera? same specs same UI same design. at least Samsung managed to improve everything..

81. shikroi

Posts: 187; Member since: Sep 24, 2012

Except the 1020 is not meant as an update to the 920. The 1020 represents an entirely new line of lumias, hence the number difference between 900 and 1000.

92. Trex95

Posts: 2383; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

Actually Samsung start follow Apple lead cause Apple it's Samsung GOD father.

62. Adithya7184 unregistered

butt-hurt haters

72. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

If I compare Nokia flagships like 920/925/1020, they don't even bother to upgrade the specs. Same SOC, same display, same storage, same design, same old UI for 3 years.

79. shikroi

Posts: 187; Member since: Sep 24, 2012

You mean the same specs for 1 year. The 920 got announced last September remember? Having the same specs for one year really isn't that big of a deal. Its the same situation with the iPhone. Also nokia has only been using wp for 2 years at best.

29. imkyle

Posts: 1115; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

I was hoping for a UI chance, but I'm guessing that will be with the S5.

48. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2429; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

I'm not disappointed, but I am going to wait until I see what the HTC One Max offers. The one thing I was kind of hoping for was that Samsung would clean up their UI. The phone may have really great specifications, but running TouchWiz takes up a lot of the phone's resources. I'm also starting to get somewhat tired of the "S" naming on their applications. The device looks wonderful on paper, but I just can't get over the clunky UI at the moment. Maybe it will feel better in person, but I am a little hesitant at this point.

96. Long1

Posts: 399; Member since: May 18, 2013

if HTC One Max have same display size , it will be double size and weight than Note 3. Not to mention - no SD. no swappable battery, no multi-window, no S pen. TouchWiz is the best thing that happened to Android. Just disable the features you don't like. It's simple. Other ppl may like other features, though.

71. rihel_95

Posts: 305; Member since: Mar 21, 2012

so no fingerprint scanner afterall.

101. panda123

Posts: 27; Member since: Jan 18, 2013

lol, get the iPhone 5S if that's all what interests you in a phone, having your fingerprint stored in some database

19. phil2n

Posts: 519; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

Then People will praise these device because "Its the latest from Samsung". To tell you the truth I'm not impressed with this.

36. maccess

Posts: 742; Member since: Jan 16, 2013

that's fine if you're not impressed.. if everyone impressed then there will be no more competition..

88. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

I don't think anybody expected more than what this is?

26. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Meh, why would you want to buy this? Haven't you heard? There's rumors of Galaxy Note IV already!!! I'm waiting for it...oh wait, maybe the Note V would be better, don't ya think?

30. maccess

Posts: 742; Member since: Jan 16, 2013

have you heard rumors about lumia 926 oh wait or 927 or better just wait for 1021 or 1022?? with the same ui and capability like other windows phone.. oh wait but it has pureview camera so it's enought to call it AWESOME!!

31. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Nope...sorry.
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