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

35. maccess

Posts: 742; Member since: Jan 16, 2013

then i tell you first.. no need to thank me.. that's fine you're welcome.. :)

49. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Lol, +1. Actually, those numbers might be mixed up.

80. shikroi

Posts: 187; Member since: Sep 24, 2012

You really aren't making a point. All the lumias have a yearly update cycle. The 900 series used a single core snapdragon processor, a non-hd display and had crappy cameras, until last september when they were updated to dual core, with hd screens and better cams as well as wp8 with the 920 series. This september marks exactly one year since the last spec bump. Are you implying that a yearly update cycle is bad?

54. Andre007

Posts: 10; Member since: Jan 08, 2013

LOL, the eternal cycle. I agree, It gets to a point where we no longer appreciate what we have and nothing is satisfying, just our own imagination....

39. AnTuTu

Posts: 1613; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

No doubt it is a beast. Well done Samsung and special thanks to Pranav Mistry for your hard work in Galaxy Gear. Looking forward to see your directed wearable products for Samsung.

51. siva239

Posts: 8; Member since: Feb 02, 2012

seriously !!!!! Man that's an ugly looking wallpaper i have ever seen

2. GeekMovement unregistered

I think it's wonderful i'm pretty sure this will be my next phone (:

3. suhas2000

Posts: 27; Member since: Jul 24, 2008

Why is no one mentioning that the speaker is at the bottom? That's a big difference for a Samsung phone IMO...

22. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

every smartphone has speaker on the bottom except for htc one top and bottom.

27. TheLolGuy

Posts: 483; Member since: Mar 05, 2013

I'm sure he knows that. What he means is that it's significant for Samsung specifically because the sound won't be muffled anymore when you're placing the phone down on it's back.

75. suhas2000

Posts: 27; Member since: Jul 24, 2008

Thank you, TheLolGuy!

5. eman99

Posts: 410; Member since: Aug 03, 2010

htc one phablet cant wait

32. newbey123

Posts: 701; Member since: Mar 19, 2012

Yeah, after seeing this I decided on the HTC One Max. Same specs, better build quality and design.

95. Long1

Posts: 399; Member since: May 18, 2013

LOL ,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.

6. Googler

Posts: 813; Member since: Jun 10, 2013

Part of me would love to see a Google edition but another part would miss all the S Pen brings. If they could make a stock version with SS apps, I'd retire my N4.

7. Jason2k13

Posts: 1462; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

Wow the best Samsung design soo far, I love it not too big as well. 32gb and 64gb version with SD card support and of course the S-pen, might be my first phablet unless HTC max brings something different.

20. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Oh, you're going to get something really different with the HTC MAXX alright. You'll get a phone for your smartphone, remember? :P

9. Joosty

Posts: 473; Member since: Mar 14, 2013

Samsung customers complained of non premiumness, Gets slapped with faux leather on the new Note 3. Doesnt get more premium than that!

17. RomeoJDR

Posts: 245; Member since: Dec 09, 2011

Looks like the back of the LG Intuition with a little fake stitching added for effect.

10. promise7

Posts: 894; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

really like it and all except for the leather back. that's something that would make me not buy it completely, but it does give it a high fashion end style.

11. papss unregistered

Hmm is it me or is this article talking down what appears to be a great phone? I looked for the speakers on the front but didn't see them. None the less this seems to be a gray phone, can't wait for a real review of it.

14. RH234

Posts: 52; Member since: Aug 21, 2013

Yup. Reviewer is not enthused. But then again the S4 didn't get glowing reviews compared to the HTC One and we all know which phone has more sales, significantly more sales. The knock on the S4 was too many gimmicks, now the Note 3 has too too many gimmicks.

18. Retro-touch unregistered

Speakers on the bottom of phone, and yes the John V did a poor job on the hands on, and kept repeating phrases, should try to be more neutral on reviews/overviews of products there are many excited people who wanna know about the Note 3, who cares if you don't like it

34. papss unregistered

Ah I was hoping it was on the front for viewing movies/videos.. I understand not many have that feature but I think this would have separated this from the other phablets out there, with that being said it appears to be a great phone.

66. imran86

Posts: 208; Member since: Sep 14, 2012

Looks like the whole article is written by some apple fan to degrade Note 3. Watch out the September 10th apple event and how this guy praises the 19th century iToy.

12. Bootutu

Posts: 228; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

USB 3.0 as well, thank you Samsung

13. Larry_ThaGr81

Posts: 592; Member since: May 26, 2011

The Samsung Galaxy Note III, a phone worthy of being mentioned in the same sentence as the Samsung Galaxy Note II. This phone will make a great addition to the Samsung Galaxy Note series, but I will most likely hang on to my Samsung Galaxy Note II until the next generation is released.

15. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

It doesn't feel as snappy as the motox, interesting.

21. mottykels

Posts: 387; Member since: May 15, 2013

S pen is awesomeness

24. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

s pen is useful to me and I don't draw well imagine what a true artist would do with its pressure sensitive pen, you tube has a lot of live demonstrations.
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