Samsung Galaxy Note3 User Reviews
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Best phone I have used so far
ithehappy has owned it for more than one year before publishing this review
I came to this phone after selling Moto X 2013. At first it was slightly hard for me to come back to TouchWiz after using Vanilla android, but got settled down in short time.
The thing which absolutely made me loved this phone is its display, it is just fantastic. I have never seen a display this nice, and I use the Movie/Cinema mode, and for me the colour calibration was more than okay. The display just shines, its awesome. Next thing obviously is the S Pen and the overall integration of it to the apps like S Note etc. God knows how many times I took down a phone no. or an address when I couldn't find my pen, that was a life saver. Then the call quality and reception, both were very good. And for a phone of 5.7 inches I would say it was compact enough. The audio output was good too. And then there was the IR blaster. And then there was the battery life, which was really good, especially on Lollipop. 4-5 hours or SOT was very much achievable, and this was after I used the phone for almost a year, and it was charged twice a day almost every now and then. Day to day tasks were more than fine, there was slight hiccups here and there, blame TouchWiz for that. But I really liked the 5.0 release of Samsung. The ONLY thing which was a little less-right was the software experience, vanilla android is still better, but TW has changed dramatically, and its improving even now. And the camera lacked OIS, and I didn't like that, but for day time shots it was good.
This was probably my 33rd...
Great device fails in what it is good at !!!
radex has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review
I have been living with my sm-n900 note 3 ( thats the octa core version ) for almost 3 months and the device is almost perfect , but ... there is always a but ... , I am having few problems with the screen itself , the purple smearing/shadowing when the pixels go from black to another color is really annoying , sometimes when I watch movies with fast movement in dark scenes black just becomes purple , another big issue is that my screen is divided into 3 thirds the lower third of the screen is the ( yellowest ) then the middle third of the screen is less yellow and the upper third of the screen is the least ( yellow ) , what I mean that the screen has three different color temperatures !! although this is not visible unless it is completely dark around , still it is annoying xD
BEAST is simply too small to describe such phone!
Ahmadovich has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
Upgraded from a two-year-old S III and yeah a whole new experience! Bought my S III on exactly 29/10/2012 and my Note 3 on 28/8/2014.
Simply, Buy it and you won't regret it.
18 out of 18 people found this review helpful.Report
Great phablet, not perfect though.
ihavenoname has owned it for less than year before publishing this review
Very nice phone. Has been very reliable and durable (no case needed), display is awesome, software is gimmicky, bloated and sometimes very ugly, but there are some very nice features as well. Camera, awesome. Performance, very good, SD800 and 3GB of RAM are bit muffled by TW, but you can't really notice it irl. Can't really complain, I've really enjoyed it, but mainly because of software, I'm leaving it at some point.
8 out of 11 people found this review helpful.Report
AdrianUniq has owned it for less than year before publishing this review
The Note 3 is definetlly the best Samsung smartphone now. Even better then S5. I could not compare it to an iPhone, HTC One or other phones. NOTE 3 is the most practical, bussines-like, fast and cool smartphone.
I dislike the samsung apps that could not be deletet !!!
Still the finest large smart phone you can buy
Immolate has owned it for less than year before publishing this review
I've had the original Note on AT&T followed by the Note 2 on Verizon and now the Note 3, also on Verizon. I'm over fifty, and my eyes are weaker than they once were, so I appreciate the bright, big screen. The N3 feels smaller and lighter than it should in the hand. It's fast of course, and stat-tacular, but every new flagship can claim that quality. What really makes this a prize is the mammoth screen. It's beautiful, bright, lovely to behold. More, the N3 is built around that screen, with it's multi-tasking, split screen and stylus. TouchWiz, which started out an ugly duckling, has become something of a swan through brute force evolution. The battery life, as I'm sure you've heard, is fantastic. I often find myself seven hours into work with four or five percent of the battery used. I don't use my phone much when I'm working, but think about that. Overall, the finest mobile phone I've owned, and I've owned a bunch.
7 out of 8 people found this review helpful.Report
Best of the best
phichart has owned it for less than year before publishing this review
I have galaxy note 3 for more than 6 months already. I love my note 3 but I want more battery life and better speaker! Galaxy note 3 is awesome and very nice camera. Now waiting for galaxy note 4. I wish Samsung galaxy note 4 is waterproof!
5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.Report
Much better phone than the last Samsung I owned.
tg1088 has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
I've just upgraded from a Samsung Droid Charge to the Samsung Galaxy Note 3. This is a nice upgrade given the tons of features the Note 3 has over the Charge. The UI is much faster, the screen is large, and crystal clear with Full HD quality, the battery can last me 24-48 hours. Another thing I like is the 3.0 USB cable, the phone charges very fast (I've noticed the phone being fully charged in as little as an hour).
8 out of 10 people found this review helpful.Report
top of the line
mrguy has owned it for less than year before publishing this review
The note 3 is an exceptionally great phone. This is one of those phones that Samsung decided to throw everything into that actually made it a great phone, and I’m one of those guys whose had every phone there is to have and the note 3 is the only phone I would go back to any day of the week. Let’s break this down shall we; (keep in mind this is my own opinion
Build quality: everyone seems to have a problem with the build quality of a phone, I always say it does matter about how it looks as long as it isn't terrible and performs great. With that being said. I love the build quality of the note 3. The black on feels great in the hands that "foleather" the white one still feels like plastic to me honestly. Reception: I haven’t had any dropped calls since I got the phone, and I am in a dead zone sometimes but calls still go through great with no distortion. Internet: The internet is very smooth and I do not have any lag whatsoever that I’ve had with previous phones Multimedia: I love the way that the note 3 has organized the gallery, video player, music, and all of the visual customizations that they threw in too improve how it looks and how smooth it is to operate. My favorite part is the gallery how you can change the look of the albums. Camera: one of the things that I love about the note 3. The 13megapixel camera is great combined with the 2.1 front facing camera. The 4k recording is a good feature even though you won’t notice it on phones with a 1080p display. And the smooth...
7 out of 8 people found this review helpful.Report
A game changer
iTechies has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
note 3 is still the best phone out there today! and even the G2/G2 pro is still nothing compared to this phone! it has tons of features especially the s pen which gives you experience more than just a phone!
3 out of 13 people found this review helpful.Report
seefo21 has owned it for less than year before publishing this review
It's a fabulous phone. Great big screen, large memory, large RAM, a good camera, reasonable weight, great battery ، quick response, fast Internet and attractive shape ................... AND That's why I love Samsung
6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.Report
This phone is the epitome of awesomeness.
TasHsn has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
Bought myself one last month. And I have to say, comparatively, this phone is the best among its competitors, although not perfect ( which no smartphone is). I can't say I had a pretty god time with Sammy and TouchWiz before, being a former owner of a Galaxy S2, but this Note 3 just blew my mind away.
4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.Report
An Over rated device
anthonio360 has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
The Samsung Galaxy note 3 (SM-N900) is just an over rated device not a smartphone I will say, I think it all boils down to Samsung U.I the so called touch wiz its actually a poor U.I making the look and feel of every samsung phone look kiddish compared to the premium look of the HTC ONE sense 5, the Samsung Note 3 got lots of bugs and the battery life is of this device is absolutely miserable for a 2013 flagship phone. Camera looks fake like a photo shop, the qhd amoled isn't sharp,a lot of features which doesn't either function properly or probably useless. It goes on & on.......
5 out of 44 people found this review helpful.Report
User Experince of GN3 N9000 a.k.a Octa-Core version
NationGuettaTR has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
A mini and important things on SGN3 N9000 a.k.a SM-N900. This version has True Octa-Core chip with ARMbigLITTLE technology. Also it's first phone to have Octa-Core processor (Galaxy S4 released in week it also have Octa-Core processor I9500 model) with heterogenous working.
9 out of 12 people found this review helpful.Report
Bugga is mean!
masterchina has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review
Dis phone is da bestest yet. I've just recently upgraded from my s3 and I love it! It's crazy fast no
lag, for me I can go 2 days without charging. The S pen is awesome. Only gripe is the speaker is a little weak. Great phone!
10 out of 12 people found this review helpful.Report
phillyundead has owned it for less than year before publishing this review
I have had the Note 3 since December and it still rocks! I recently bought the LG G3 and the Note still blows it away. I love getting 2 days on the battery and how fast it charges. The G3 dies very fast and charges slow. This is still the ultimate phablet. Still holding its ground after all the next generation phones came out. The Note series is future proof!
The beast has unleashed
king1000 has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
I just got the White Lte unlocked sm-n9005 galaxy note 3 and it is just a beast in every category.The snapdragon 800 runs very fast and i dont know what people are talking about when they experience lag and i dont definetly see any
.The 1080p amoled screen is very good for everything. The spen is very good at what it does.Also it is almost unrivaled by multitasking.(Btw i am the same person as alaw.14)
6 out of 9 people found this review helpful.Report
c.hack has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review
Very disappointing oversized phone. Nothing new here except more gimmicks from Samsung. They still haven't realized that their UI slows down their phones and refuse to give users a choice to use pure Android. Same old Note - Samsung fails to give us any innovation, just an extra few tenths of an inch.
The phone is too big to use comfortably as a phone and too small to be a useful tablet. It also feels very cheap for a fairly expensive device.
A much better choice would be the Nexus 5 - faster, pure Android, and will get timely updates.
This one's a dud.
3 out of 45 people found this review helpful.Report
Its a Beast
RizwanYaqoob has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
Its a beast along best companion, Galaxy Gear. Features, Display, everything is simply amazing but perfect. Back leather feel and S-Pen is something which makes Galaxy Note 3 superior and premium. I'm lovin' it.
3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.Report
Best android phone I have ever used
dmakun has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review
Super battery life. I've been thinking of getting a spare battery but haven't got where to buy original Samsung replacement batteries and honestly I haven't had to regret this. Super crisp screen with popping colours. Fantastically fluid transitions between screens and app launches. Very smooth. I can find no flaws with this beast of a phone and I'm a very happy samsung customer.
11 out of 11 people found this review helpful.Report
Beast of the Best Phablet-Smartphone to Date
box14380 has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
The most future-proof, powerful and a reliable PC-replacement device to date. The downside of this device is the lack of OIS capability of camera but overall this is the best device I have owned.
How I wish this size of device have a giant camera resolution the same as Nokia Lumia 1020.
9 out of 9 people found this review helpful.Report
amoodaa has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
I have an iPad I have so many iPhones but apple should make new features ideas make a good battery that phone is the best one ever i liked the note series from the start its has a new ideas s pen s note s planner new ideas
7 out of 9 people found this review helpful.Report
Best phone of 2013
PapaSmurf has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
After jumping the gun, I have never been so happy with a phone. The Snapdragon 800 literally flies through every single application I throw at it. Eight tabs open in Chrome and no sign of it slowing down. The camera is probably one of my favorite upgrades. The screen - sharp, very bright and really sensitive. The battery easily lasts me through the whole day with moderate to heavy use with 40% left. I don't regret buying this phone. :')
16 out of 18 people found this review helpful.Report
Diezparda has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review
Beautiful monster, it has a lot of improvement compared to previous model it's an HD 1080p display a slightly larger screen with the same dimension and has better design compared to that glossy back plastic. It has a lot of new features which is worth for an updates.
9 out of 9 people found this review helpful.Report
Best smartphone out there
wesley. has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review
Everything is so good. The lovely 1080P screen, incredible speed, smart looks, great functionality. I love my Note 3. Having also owned the original Samsung Galaxy Note, the Note 3 is a great upgrade. The S-Pen is even more useful than before and easier to use. Great additions like the RF transmitter to control all my devices with one remote control. The camera takes really great photos and video up to 4K resolution. I'm also really impressed by Samsung sending out no fewer than 4 updates since I got the phone a month ago.
7 out of 10 people found this review helpful.Report