What’s new in the Samsung Galaxy Note 3
The new Samsung Galaxy Note 3 represents a massive upgrade over its previous Note counterparts. In a nutshell, the Note 3 has a bigger 5.7-inch full HD screen; revamped S Pen features and S Note app; a thinner, lighter chassis; huge processor speed bump; and a built-in news app powered by Flipboard technology.
Pros: The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 has a gorgeous and massive screen, screaming quad-core processor, and refined S Pen skills. It also has long battery life, makes clear calls, and takes great pictures.
The Note 3 design also takes huge departures from the smooth, plastic, and oval frame of the Galaxy S4 and Galaxy Notes before it. The Note 3 has a rectangular chassis ringed with flashy faux-chrome edges that are ridged, and the handset’s patterned backing is designed to imitate the feel of leather. This texture goes beyond it’s great look, it resists fingerprints and offers a sure grip.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 3’s Pen stylus lives in a receptacle on the phone’s bottom lip. It sports three physical buttons: a tiny power key on the right edge, a thin volume bar placed on the left side, and a large oval home button below the screen. Above the display you’ll find a 2-megapixel front-facing camera for self portraits, video chat, or simply to amuse the kids. The Note 3’s top edge houses its 3.5mm headphone jack for wired audio.
The new Samsung Galaxy Note 3‘s bottom edge is what at first I thought was a proprietary port. Instead it’s a combination Micro-USB connector along with one of the new USB 3.0 jacks. USB 3.0 offers faster charging times and data transfer rates (up to 10 times quicker) over the older USB 2.0 standard, but you’ll have to own a compatible PC.
The Note 3 has a screen that is stunning. Measuring a vast 5.7 inches across, the AMOLED display has an ultracrisp full HD resolution (1,920×1,080 pixels) which translates into an amazingly sharp 385ppi. It’s high-contrast display produces well-saturated colors as well, with deep blacks and very wide viewing angles.
Cons: The Note 3 is expensive.
Summary: This is so far, the best Samsung device available today. Learn more about the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 here.