Samsung Galaxy Note 3 size comparison: larger screen, but more compact body

The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 has just gone official and it's a small engineering wonder - it features a bigger display than the Note II, yet a more compact, narrower body...
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1. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

Great size, perfect for phablet IMO, a category defined by one handed usage still manageable, but mostly used with two. The Mega, Mate and Ultra don't quality for it IMO, too big for a phone.

13. AnTuTu

Posts: 1592; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

Sammy created this category and they really know how to own it. No matter how many Ultras,Megas,Mates or Pros are out there Note was, is n will always be the king of this category. Hence proved look at Note 3.

19. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

please stop calling it a phablet

30. _god_

Posts: 47; Member since: Aug 13, 2013

anything above 5.5 inch screen is barely usable with one hand

36. AnTuTu

Posts: 1592; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

If you were a real God you would have bought Note 3. You are not so won't buy :)

37. _god_

Posts: 47; Member since: Aug 13, 2013

i am not samsung fanboy like you

40. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

And that is a problem why? These devices might be meant for a market that doesnt want to use one hand. Hence the s-pen. I rarely use my S3 with one hand either and it's not a criteria for a lot of people.

2. jdoee100

Posts: 334; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

Textured back is brilliant. Metal is overrated.

3. emadshiny

Posts: 1144; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

Sammy did a great job but it cost them the battery. I think such a display and processor needs more than 3200.

14. daddysbeenabadgirl

Posts: 157; Member since: Jul 26, 2012

I agree. I think a bigger screen with higher resolution will make a big difference and drain the battery more, gotta wait and see.

18. taz89

Posts: 2014; Member since: May 03, 2011

nope even though its only 100mah more the battery is alot better. if you watched the event it showed the note 3 having nearly 4hours more over the note 2 in video playback and similar with the talk time even though it has a bigger and full hd screen. looks like software optimisation has made huge difference. so no there hasnt been no battery sacrifice. win win for all, bigger screen and slightly smaller phone with better battery life

31. vikas.rrr

Posts: 9; Member since: Aug 20, 2013

Anyways we wouldn't mind having a bigger battery though which can last an hour more and i think so would anybody else except some freaks would want a razor thin device

32. taz89

Posts: 2014; Member since: May 03, 2011

I think the reason was more to try and make a large screen phone feel small as possible and make it as portable as possible. Sure bigger battery is better but it looks like they found a nice balance with the note 3. made phone smaller but improved battery life by 30% or so not bad at all I would say.

33. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

Yup razor think devices that needs a knife to lift it up :)

4. mayur007

Posts: 593; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

does it have OIS in camera. ? because fonearena says it has?

7. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

OIS on the Note 3 is the one feature that everyone is silent about. LG may have a better offering with the G2. PA - when are you going to do a comparo between the G2 and the Note 3?

9. mayur007

Posts: 593; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

seems like only samsung knows lol

39. epicandroid

Posts: 40; Member since: Nov 08, 2012

apparently it has 'smart' stabilization..which should work great..time will tell..otherwise camera is AMAZING

5. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Yes the Samsung Galaxy Note III FINALLY looks high-end. It's VERY stylish & BOLD. All that screen without making the phone larger is just SEXY. Samsung hit a home run here. I can't WAIT to get my Samsung Galaxy Note III.

6. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Already made a countdown on when I'm getting my Note 3. :)

10. jacko1977

Posts: 428; Member since: Feb 11, 2012

yep same

8. livyatan

Posts: 867; Member since: Jun 19, 2013

^ THIS. How is the Xperia Z ultra suppoaed to be competing in the same class?? The Z1 is far closer in size! It is even 2grams heavier! Fantastic job by Samsung

11. gazmatic

Posts: 807; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

the note 3 just killed the sony zed one hahaha sony = bezel god you thought lumia were bad

15. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Yeah but the reason it has so much bezel is because it's water proof up to 5 feet deep, SOMETHING the Samsung Galaxy Note III can't do. Sony will get lots of sales on that feature alone. Sony's Xperia Z1 is a kicka$$ phone also. I love the Samsung Galaxy Note III but we need to give credit where it's due & Sony CLEARLY deserves some.

16. GTR722

Posts: 270; Member since: Oct 20, 2012

Enjoy your 700$ plastic toy then xD

17. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Note 3 is a plastic toy? Are you blind?

41. Topcat488

Posts: 1411; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

Note 3 is not a toy PapaSmurf... Maybe, it's the only computer phone out there, everything else is a toy.

23. newbey123

Posts: 698; Member since: Mar 19, 2012

Its pleather, which is plastic made to look like leather. Pretty much just as bad.

29. jdoee100

Posts: 334; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

O well, you can't win em all. Have fun with your metal phone, while many more millions enjoy Samsung phones.

12. HouTexan

Posts: 461; Member since: Jan 08, 2012

Can't wait!!!! Consider it already bought.
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