Would recommend that GSMArena test the brightness of the AMOLED screen again: that rating of 379 cd/m2 is way below what is actually possible in sunlight:
In bright sunlight, it should match the amazing screen of the iPhone 5.
Superb review for the superb phone :)
Shukran samsung :)
Anonymous, 04 Oct 2013Easily the best phone of 2013 just like the Note 2 was for 2012No s3 was the best phone dude of 2012
Love this review, thank you GSM Arena.. Can't wait to trade in my Optimus G Pro with this beast :D
Very expensive for what it is, but obviously far greater value than the Apple 5s. I have used the Note 3 but dont see it as being value over the Note 2 which hopefully will come done in price a bit, and is easier to use with one hand. The speakers could be better for sure.
Oh my God!
KING is coming finally :D
Great device, great speed, great video UHD and UNIQUE!
BRAVO SAMSUNG, you are LEADER!
Well, the reviews are in, and this has beaten all the other Note wannabes. Period. I'm talking about the Snapdragon version, of course.
Best performing and most versatile pocketable device. Most only complain about the back. You use the front of the device for its interface, not its back.
The active Wacom system S Pen functionalities, other than its default software is something other manufacturers are gravely missing. It's fantastic for sketching and note taking because of its pressure level sensitivity. Don't even mention the XZU - its un-dynamic mono "anything as stylus" failed to address a good pen-centric input and the fact you can't carry it at all in your pocket.
Extremely no regret switching over from Sony Xperia Z Ultra to this the best Phablet in date - Samsung Galaxy Note 3.
Awesome device! :)
the back looks like leather but it is actually plastic?
Gsm-why no mention of the spikey, toppy, trebly system and music audio thru the external speaker dudes? Are you deaf?!
My Note 2 is far better in that respect, I'm really surprised you haven't marked the Note 3 for that.
Anonymous, 04 Oct 2013Easily the best phone of 2013 just like the Note 2 was for 2012Dude! Its not a phone. Its a phablet and the best "phone" was S3 not this one.... Learn to differentiate.
Love my Note 2 - but would prefer to be reading this review on this bohemoth!
A 'total package' device yet again from Sam with just enough of everything to keep it ahead of the competition.
Bravo - here's to more innovation :)