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Samsung Galaxy Note 3 hands-on

0. phoneArena posted on 04 Sep 2013, 18:57

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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posted on 04 Sep 2013, 20:31 3

35. maccess (Posts: 742; Member since: 16 Jan 2013)

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

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 21:31

49. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4292; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)

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

posted on 05 Sep 2013, 09:40

80. shikroi (Posts: 187; Member since: 24 Sep 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?

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 23:10 1

54. Andre007 (Posts: 10; Member since: 08 Jan 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....

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 20:51 5

39. AnTuTu (Posts: 1580; Member since: 14 Oct 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.

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 22:13 1

51. siva239 (Posts: 8; Member since: 02 Feb 2012)

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

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 19:06 10

2. GeekMovement (unregistered)

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

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 19:11 8

3. suhas2000 (Posts: 21; Member since: 24 Jul 2008)

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

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 20:04

22. joey_sfb (Posts: 6541; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)

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

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 20:11 5

27. TheLolGuy (Posts: 483; Member since: 05 Mar 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.

posted on 05 Sep 2013, 07:34

75. suhas2000 (Posts: 21; Member since: 24 Jul 2008)

Thank you, TheLolGuy!

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 19:17 4

5. eman99 (Posts: 392; Member since: 03 Aug 2010)

htc one phablet cant wait

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 20:30 1

32. newbey123 (Posts: 631; Member since: 19 Mar 2012)

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

posted on 07 Sep 2013, 20:01

95. Long1 (banned) (Posts: 399; Member since: 18 May 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.

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 19:18 2

6. Googler (Posts: 813; Member since: 10 Jun 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.

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 19:18 14

7. Jason2k13 (Posts: 1303; Member since: 28 Mar 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.

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 20:02 2

20. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4292; Member since: 07 Mar 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

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 19:28 1

9. Joosty (Posts: 231; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)

Samsung customers complained of non premiumness,

Gets slapped with faux leather on the new Note 3. Doesnt get more premium than that!

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 19:54 1

17. RomeoJDR (Posts: 244; Member since: 09 Dec 2011)

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

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 19:31

10. promise7 (Posts: 891; Member since: 03 Jul 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.

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 19:33 4

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.

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 19:47 6

14. RH234 (Posts: 43; Member since: 21 Aug 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.

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 19:56 8

18. Retro-touch (Posts: 277; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)

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

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 20:30 1

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.

posted on 05 Sep 2013, 01:47 2

66. imran86 (Posts: 178; Member since: 14 Sep 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.

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 19:33 5

12. Bootutu (Posts: 228; Member since: 11 Jul 2013)

USB 3.0 as well, thank you Samsung

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 19:46

13. Larry_ThaGr81 (Posts: 449; Member since: 26 May 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.

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 19:50 4

15. AfterShock (Posts: 3698; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)

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

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 20:04 6

21. mottykels (Posts: 387; Member since: 15 May 2013)

S pen is awesomeness

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 20:08

24. joey_sfb (Posts: 6541; Member since: 29 Mar 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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