I'm on my 2nd Note 3 now. First one I had for a year & a half, then dropped it in the river. During that 1.5 years I had VERY few problems. None that I even remember, really. I know I had maybe 2 or 3 random restarts in all that time, nothing else out of the ordinary really. No overheating, no bad battery drain (though it did get a little worse after updating to 4.4.2), nothing that ever gave me cause for regret.
Now on my 2nd one for about 2 months and same story only better. Seems like reception is much better on this phone (though not bad before), no overheating, no complaints at all.
I would never own anything but a Note after experiencing this phone. The screen, battery life, S Pen, all give a one-of-a-kind experience which is obviously the reason the Note 4 ranked #1 in customer satisfaction, and the Note 3 tied for 2nd with the two new iPhones and the Galaxy S5. The Note line will never leave you wanting more.
Really bro, DON'T update to LOLLIPOP on note 3! You can't do anything about heads up notification except install third party software to block it up (it's annoying in the game). Battery drain faster about 75% from kitkat, and running app always same even you restart the phone. Game performance is bad, FPS is dropped moreover I play rhythms games which is makes my timing off.
Neha, 19 Jun 2015Hey blondi. I gotta option of power saving but the ultra power saving mode is the new note ... moreGlad you got power saving mode.you dont get ultra power saving in note 3 lollipop. Like you said its only in note 4.
Valli, 19 Jun 2015My review after using 2 Note 3 phones in span of one week and I will not recommend Note 3 to a... moreDont put your phone in the fridge. It could be a hardware problem thats making your phone heat up so much.. Take it back to retailers and tell them its still heating up. Shouldnt be like that since only having it for a week. Dont let them give you the run around.
Anonymous, 20 Jun 2015Must be the hot weather. I face no such issues. 48 degree is the hottest temperature the batte... moreHot weather didnt do it to mine. Taking back cover off helps. Ive no more problems since. Infect my phone is nice and cool to hold in hand. thats the only time i had heating problem which only lasted for couple mins.
Valli, 19 Jun 2015My review after using 2 Note 3 phones in span of one week and I will not recommend Note 3 to a... moreMust be the hot weather. I face no such issues. 48 degree is the hottest temperature the battery could withstand. Lower than that is consider normal. Try putting it in the fridge for a change. That will cool it down.
Valli, 19 Jun 2015My review after using 2 Note 3 phones in span of one week and I will not recommend Note 3 to a... moreDont ask for refund. DEMAND IT. Keep at them. I would. I have done with other phones. You shud be able to use your phone without heating isues. Dont listen to them!
Valli, 19 Jun 2015My review after using 2 Note 3 phones in span of one week and I will not recommend Note 3 to a... moreIve never had heating problem until this morning. Wether it was new battery i bought i dont know. My note 3 heated up at the back and screen was so warm. So i took back cover off for a couple mins and phone cooled dwn and havent had anymore problems since. What caused it i dont know. But its fine now and it hasdnt heated up again. Sometimes it good to let the battery breath.
My review after using 2 Note 3 phones in span of one week and I will not recommend Note 3 to anyone because of its
i) strong heating-up (burning) issue near back and front camera area and
ii) battery drain in 2 hours after Lolly-pop update.
iii) Don't buy in Samsung outlets as you can return back if you have issues - Please buy online where you get money back guarantee.
I bought note 3 last week in samsung outlet and the device started heating-up badly even before reaching the home screen. Hence I went to service center for claiming the replacement but they rejected by claim by saying the heating degree is below 48 - Which I find it baseless because even at 40 degree one cannot use the phone on ears for 1 minute continuously and i wonder which doctor or physician in the world has suggested the Samsung to go with 48 degree for replacement. And finally after 2 days they agreed for replacement after conducting some internal test and I felt really happy for Samsung decision. I ran happily bought the replacement and thinking everything is fine but the 2nd device is heating..no..its started burning with in 3 minutes and at much faster speed and rate than the 1st one. And again I went back to the Service center for the returning and this time I need to fight and cry for device which is heating-up more than 48 degrees but the service center claims I shouldnt play games and switch off location and shouldnt use the phone for more than 5 mins etc and the only front side of the phone will be considered for heating issues and all non-sense stories. And they have not provided refund.
mcn777, 19 Jun 2015Greetings all, pls I seriously wanno root my note 3 sm-n900, but I still got some little doubt... moreIf you google it theres plenty help out there. Or go to youtube. It will show you how to do it . Or go through odin. But you need to know what your doing as you dont want to brick your phone. But it can be done. Like i said google it. Theres forums out there to give you step by step directions on how to do it. Good luck:)
Irfan, 19 Jun 2015Frm retailer, and he says its international version thats y comes wd out wrannty in our countr... moreI think no matter where ppl live they should get full 2 Year warranty when they buy note 3. After all it was an expensive phone.
Mystry, 19 Jun 2015Pls I have note3 n900.....I want to upgrade the os from 4.3 to 4.4.2 but I'm afraid of the bat... moreI received update from jb to kk in my note tablet 2014 edition. My battery on it seems to last bit longer now . When i was on jb it didnt last long. Also since updating my ram seems to be better. Jb was eating my ram up a lot.
Greetings all, pls I seriously wanno root my note 3 sm-n900, but I still got some little doubt, can someone give me the best clue on how to do it pls, it's still running on jellybean though. Thanks
blondi, 19 Jun 2015I posted up links. For some reason they are not showing up as links. If you go into setting an... moreHey blondi.
I gotta option of power saving
but the ultra power saving mode is the new note 4 feature which i cudnt find in lollipop update in note 3
blondi, 19 Jun 2015Where did you buy it? Amazon, ebay or another website? Or proper retailers? Frm retailer, and he says its international version thats y comes wd out wrannty in our country,thr is note 3 versin n900..is also availble on that shop with one year local wranty and he said ths version belongx to our country thats y it is in wrannty.
blondi, 19 Jun 2015When i bought mine it has two years warranty.2 yearz international wranty or local wrannty?
Pls I have note3 n900.....I want to upgrade the os from 4.3 to 4.4.2 but I'm afraid of the battery life after the upgrade.... Pls advice
Neha , 18 Jun 2015Hello I m frm Mumbai Gotta update of Android lollipop 5.0 (880MB) I have downloaded it and... moreI posted up links. For some reason they are not showing up as links. If you go into setting and battery you will find power saving. I dont have lollipop . So take a peek and see if that helps.