Summary: Samsung essentially created the market for the in-between smartphone — a device that could ostensibly take the place of both a smartphone and a tablet — with its wildly popular Galaxy Note lineup. (The Korean phone-maker recently boasted that it has sold over 38 million Galaxy Note and Galaxy Note II smartphones worldwide.
Pros: Great performance, Long battery life, Improved look and feel
Cons: Still too big for many people, Improved S Pen software still lacks many logical features, TouchWiz is an acquired taste
Conclusion: After several weeks with a Galaxy Note 3 in hand, it’s clear that it is the best large-screened, stylus-supporting smartphone you can get. The S-Pen is the perfect companion tool for annotations on the fly, with some seriously impressive software enhancements – especially S Note and Action Memo. Performance from the Galaxy Note 3 is fantastic, and this time both the Exynos and Snapdragon models are up to scratch.
Summary: There are a lot of large smartphones on the market, but none takes advantage of its sprawling display the way the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 does. Between the built-in stylus and all of the apps it can be used with, the Note 3 is the most versatile phablet around. We just wish it were able to take advantage of Sprint's Spark network.
Pros: Improved design, Excellent S Pen and multitasking software, Best-in-class performance, Brilliant display, Long-lasting battery
Conclusion: Phablets are all over the place now and the Note 3 is the Granddaddy of them all. That does not mean it is the best, far from it, however it is the one to look to, to see how the others measure up as they might just fit your needs a little better.
Excerpt: It’s been two years since Samsung introduced the world to the Galaxy Note series. At first, the world wasn’t impressed, mocking the supersized phone for its large proportions in a world still populated by 4-inch devices. Fast forward to the present day, and it’s clear that the Note has been a huge success for Samsung. The company has sold over 38 million Notes so far, so it’s only natural for the company to want to capitalize on that trend.
Pros: Good screen, Good camera, Great battery life, The fastest device money can buy
Cons: AMOLED issues, Build quality still lacking, TouchWiz is still awful, Buggy
Excerpt: "Monkey see, monkey do" seems to be the way that Samsung and LG operate. When one does something new with the release of an Android smartphone, the other inevitably offers something strikingly similar in its next premium smartphone. How do the latest phones, the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and LG G2, compare to each other?
Summary: For all of the Galaxy Note 3′s positives, there is one big negative that you may be unable to overcome: it’s a damn big phone. To be perfectly clear: if you purchase this phone, you can forget about one-handed texting; nearly every task will require two hands. The only time I catch myself using one hand is when my phone is on a table or I’m just scrolling through a news feed.