Too big, too unwieldy 😉 : the stylus is out of fashion. Behold, feedback from consumers made Note series a surprise hit. Riding high on the success wagon comes the new, refreshed, fast and sexy Note 3 which not only offer great specs but also exciting new features which only the 5.7 inch screen can do. Read on for more details.
Display: 5.7-inch Super AMOLED touchscreen (1920×1080 pixels resolution);
Operating system: Android;
Processor: 2.3 GHz quad-core processor;
Storage: 32GB internal storage with support for up to 64GB microSD card;
Camera: 13MP with 1080P video recording, 2MP front-facing camera;
Connectivity: 2G, 3G, Wi-Fi, USB 3.0, Bluetooth, GPS;
Standing on a solid build quality, the Note 3 feels durable. The faux chrome finish adds to the style of the device. Even with a gorgeous 5.7-inch screen on the front Note 3 is slimmer and lighter than its predecessor; Note 2. The screen is almost edge-to-edge with almost no bezel. It is a big device and using it with single hand is possible but not ideal. The killer feature of the device is its Super AMOLED screen. This screen is a thing of beauty. Expansive and vivid, it is capable of showing rich colours. With a resolution of 1920×1080 pixels, it is also very sharp, and, for the first time for an AMOLED screen, is bright enough to offer good legibility during outdoor use.
Galaxy Note 3 is as much about the software features as it is about the large screen, stylus and powerful hardware. Overall, the Touchwiz is a mixed bag. It can be very useful. But some features it offers are gimmicks. And irrespective of the app, it is inferior to the stock Android user interface in terms of looks and design. The standout software features on Galaxy Note 3 are multi-window and stylus-specific functionality. Multi-windows allows a user to work on two apps side by side. It is available on most of the high-end Galaxy phones but on the big screen of Galaxy Note 3 it works really well.
The speed and the functionality of this phone is just amazing. The S-Pen features and Samsung’s spin on the Android platform are perfect. The S-Pen allows for such accuracy on the screen that you can do very detailed work on a relatively small screen. It’s integration with Evernote is great and the Sketchbook allows the average artist an excellent canvas in his or her pocket with Adobe illustrator like features. The keyboard has a top row of numbers making input of passwords and data so much faster. They not only improved the speed of a Smartphone, they improved the speed that a user and work with it
Note 3 can take very detailed and sharp images that rival the ones shot with a point-and-shoot camera. In low light, however, the performance of the camera is slow with low amount of noise. In terms of software just like other Galaxy devices, Note 3 features arguably the easiest to use camera app in the Android world.
The battery life of the device is really good. Even with heavy use, the device lasts for around 14 to 15 hours. If you take care of tweaking the device for better battery life, you can use it for almost 20 hours before you will have recharge it again.
Galaxy Note 3 is excellent. It has one of the best screens we have seen in a smartphone. It is fast and functional. Stylus is useful and there are some unique software features. User interface could have been better looking but it is hardly a deal-breaker. We score it at 7.4/10 .