Excerpt: 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.
Summary: First Cons: 1. Bluetooth avrcp 1.3 is not correctly implemented. It does not display song progress information on bluetooth receiver. Samsung does not use RemoteControl interface, instead they are using message broadcast to communicate with Bluetooth, which is avrcp 1.1 ( I am Android developer is see their flaws in implementation of some things).
Pros: screen , battery , back cover , one handed mode
Cons: missing all android 4.3 features , no avrcp 1.3 support , no flac streaming
Summary: So sorry I switched from blackberry the only way to get my phone to accept or take a call is to reboot the phone. Going to buy a new tv for my wife for Christmas and it certainly will not be a Samsung product googled the issue I am having with phone and there are thousands of others out there with same issue went to the store I bought the phone only one other customer in the store and guess what they had the same issue I am having terrible and be sure I tell every person...
Summary: Disappointed! I wanted the Note3 for it's larger screen and the stylus options. But it's lack of compatibility with my MacBook Air makes it not worth the trouble. There's no way to have instant ongoing syncing of contacts, etc. To sync just partially with my Mac I had to use 2 apps: Switch and Kies, and after the initial transfer of data Kies will only manually update. So much time and trouble it's not realistic.
great phone except I can't sync to outlook as Kies 3 does not support this
glen in pickering on, Samsung
7 November 2013
Summary: Loved everything about this phone/tablet, until I found I cannot sync to a pc and edit contacts in outlook, without going through a long chain of intermediate steps, or gambling on 3rd party apps.