Excerpt: The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is the newest phone in the massive (and massively popular) Note lineup, a runaway hit that many doubted would gain any traction in the market. With the huge display comes the S Pen, an active and accurate stylus with some awesome software features.
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.
Summary: The third time is the charm? The newest addition to Samsung's successful Galaxy Note series comes with a huge 5.7-inch display - fitting, given the current trend toward ever-larger smartphone screen sizes. But is this beast truly a sight to behold or is it actually a step in the wrong direction?
Pros: Phenomenal battery life, Full HD Super AMOLED display, Extreme performance levels, USB 3.0 port, Camera quality, Capable of QFHD video playback, User-exchangeable battery, User-expandable internal storage (micro SD), S-Pen functionality, The combination of a lightning-fast SoC, a Super AMOLED dis...
Cons: Rather expensive, Some SD cards incompatible?, This gets harder and harder to answer as almost all current high-end devices ship with pretty much every feature available on the market. This observation holds true in case of the Note 3 as well - we are not really "missing" anything on that phone.
Excerpt: A monster screen and monster specs make the Galaxy Note 3 perfect for power users. The ugly fake leather on the back and its sheer bulk must count against it, but overall it scores 4.5 out of 5.
Conclusion: Prepping for that crucial holiday season, Samsung seemingly has a one-two punch offering now, seeing that the Galaxy Note 3 perfectly complements Sammy’s other flagship smartphone. On the surface, the two share many of the same commonalities, like their designs and software experiences, but as we’ve...
Pros: Long battery life, Has all the S4 features & more, Fantastic note taking features, Well rounded performance
Cons: Expensive, Weak speaker, Limited apps support with Air View, Gestures, etc
Summary: The Galaxy Note 3's all-day battery life would be reason enough to recommend this phone. However, when you also consider its best-in-class screen, sharp camera, powerful software and pen-enabled apps, it's hard to not to want this Android phablet.
Summary: The first eight months of 2013 saw the introduction of more 'phablets' by ASUS, Huawei, LG, and Sony, such as the 6.1-inch Huawei Ascend Mate at CES 2013, the 5.5-inch LG Optimus G Pro at MWC 2013, the 6.44-inch Sony Xperia Z Ultra at Mobile Asia Expo, and the 6-inch ASUS Fonepad Note 6 at IFA 2013.
Pros: Class-leading performance, Smooth TouchWiz UX, Long battery life, Useful S Pen features, Vibrant display
Cons: Chrome edges don't instill confidence, One-handed operation can be difficult for some, Some gimmicky software features, Micro-USB 3.0 connector is unwieldy