A Geek, 07 Feb 2014Less battery life:agree.but remember note is a phablet so more space for battery.but if you ar... moreYou said, "Removable batteries are for geeks." twice.
While you sport carrying a bulky chunk of a power bank around and plug in for hours to charge your device has disadvantages too.
1. Longer charging time as the ampere ratings are actually lower than indicated most probably using the device while charging will not be an efficient way.
2. More instances of damaging your micro USB port when plugging in to charging. Accidental forcible nudging can damage and loosen charging connection.
3. More heat is generated while charging the battery resulting in a shorter life.
4. Heavy extra thing to carry versus 1 flat extra battery you can carry in a pocket.
5. More than 2 hours of waiting to get a full charge, versus only seconds to change to a fresh battery.
I personally prefer switching batteries than walking around with a wire sticking out from my Note 3. My average daily LTE data usage is 7GB and the battery warms up to 38°C and if you couple that with a game and plugging in to charge, you'd have pretty explosive situation. Just try doing that with your Xperia. Games can be saved,and not essential for getting a power bank.
Changing a spent battery with a fresh one isn't a geek thing. I call it practicality. I call carrying a power bank daily to be inconvenient and less efficient.
Missteetee, 07 Feb 2014Is the Samsung Galaxy note 3 a phone,because I tried to order one and the representative told ... moreThat representative is an impostor from rival brand trying to lure you in not buying the current best phone in the market.
Anonymous, 06 Feb 2014Can i have some of the drugs you have been taking?
The Z1 has a bulky body thats not much s... moreLess battery life:agree.but remember note is a phablet so more space for battery.but if you are serious you can buy Sony's battery banks that can provide three complete charges for you.
Removable battery:not an important feature except for geeks.for this also there are battery banks that are much better.they can provide battery for your phone up to 10000MAs.and they are independent,and you have not to put them every in your phone to charge.The same time you use your phone more outdoors with an second battery,you have to put it in charge in your phone at home.also they have much better looks.
Extra battery in needed for the time you have an important task with your phone like doing a game that you don't want to close it so all your saves are gone.So what is the point of a removable battery when you have to turn your phone off and then on when all of your previous app's data is gone.while with battery banks that's not a problem.
Removable battery is a great option just for some geeks.How many people have you seen that use a second battery for their phones?Maybe no one,but I see every where in tech sites people criticize phones for not having removable battery.And that obvious who posts these comments:Samy Paid Fanboys.And that's funny that Samy's fanboys want removable batterys.removable batterys are an old idea now.companys have found better solutions.companys and people don't like to waste their phones look for something that they will never use.
I went to order a Samsung note and I was told that it's not a phone and if I wanted to use it like a phone I have to download some sort of application is that true?
Anonymous, 06 Feb 2014Can i have some of the drugs you have been taking?
The Z1 has a bulky body thats not much s... moreFirst it has the same bezel as tiny iPhone 5.and that's the size that Sony and Apple has considered for least sudden touches after many researchs.i doubt Samsung has ever thought about that.
And last one:you can transfer your apps to memory card in all Xperias.And there a 64g microsd cards.so space is not a problem.
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Is the Samsung Galaxy note 3 a phone,because I tried to order one and the representative told me that it's not a phone, and if I wanted to use it like one I will need to download some sort of application in order for to be used as a phone
MoroX1, 07 Feb 2014Strangely, after I posted about not to upgrade to KitKat, three or four people in one day, out... moreI updated to Kit Kat and initially I faced some restarting problems, but it is totally gone now and I am using Nova prime launcher, and the set is working much smoother.
Strangely, after I posted about not to upgrade to KitKat, three or four people in one day, out of the sudden, said they had problems after KitKat. Why is this strange ?
Because in the past 2 weeks about 2 or 3 posts about KitKat issues were posted every 2 or 3 days, What made you suddenly remember you had a problem with KitKat ?
1- Either you just keep repeating your problems and my post was a reminder for you to come cry again.
2- You didn't upgrade to KitKat, you may not even have a Note 3, but you are making this to scare people out or to indirectly say Samsung sucks.
And like I said before, there is the same issues that are posted with the update to KitKat, so don't upgrade till the firmware become stable and bugs get fixed, otherwise you are risking the smoothness and full functionality of your phone for a couple of new features that you will forget about the next day after updating, but you will not forget the problems that came with it. So, don't do it now, wait a month or two.
Anonymous, 06 Feb 2014Get white if your a girl. Black looks better with the leather finish and is easier to keep clean.White is gorgeous with black S-view cover.
Note 3 members,
Those with phone issues after KTK (4.4) update please factory reset your phone and that will solve all your problems.
Instal ES File app from playstore(ES3) and backup all your apps for later restoration.
My model N900(india) recently updates 4.4.2 kitkat ,,battery potential increases,,s-view cover also working as usual,,,guys plzz stop make false comments about note 3. there is no problem as i'm using note 3 past 3 months.
Sara, 06 Feb 2014Dear Samsung!
firstly my galaxy note 3 (N9000) running smoothly with android 4.3 jelly bea... moreHope you had activated Finger View from the settings. There are three options, Spen Air View, Finger Air View, Auto option to work with both.
Microsoft Document Viewer works fine, i.e, Polaris, and there are many available in the PlayStore, free and paid.
RAHUL, 06 Feb 2014kitkat is having major battery problem....jelly bean was better!!But the performance of my phone increased. In jelly bean my phone usually have over hitting problems. Now it is cool. Battery life Also increased. . My one is 9005 model. ..
vineet, 06 Feb 2014Hi
I had upgraded to kitkat throygh ota on 31st Jan. Post upgrade I was getting huge issue... moreI am a supporter of Galaxy note 3 but after I had upgrade 4.4.2 ( KitKat) I had a problems with touch screen reducing so, please drop your solution for me.
Thx for your kindness. And I looking to hearing for you soon
samsunggg, 06 Feb 2014People just buy Samsung because is overated , I better buy xperia z1 . Remember Samsung uses S... morePOOR Sony....lossser
Sony's phone design is like a sh....t
look at the front of the phone., the bezel and the side curve, UGLY.......
samsunggg, 06 Feb 2014People just buy Samsung because is overated , I better buy xperia z1 . Remember Samsung uses S... moreCan i have some of the drugs you have been taking?
The Z1 has a bulky body thats not much smaller than the N3 but only fits a 5" screen... those bezels are FUGLY!!
- Has typically average sony battery life (53 hours against the note 3s 75)
- Has no replaceable battery
- Has max 16GB internal storage
- Has no move app to SD
samsunggg, 06 Feb 2014People just buy Samsung because is overated , I better buy xperia z1 . Remember Samsung uses S... moreRight. Z1 has a terrible battery standby time. Fixed battery. Wouldn't want to keep bringing a charger or a power bank to keep it juiced up.
We don't hear Sony suing for "stolen" tech. Pretty big bezels. It's only water resistant. We have heard many incidences of waterlogged Xperia.
People just buy Samsung because is overated , I better buy xperia z1 . Remember Samsung uses Sony camera sensor on note 3 , stole touch gesture From Sony. They all hve same snapdragon 800, Sony is waterproof n best camera ever as proven thru UK individuals . This Koreans are fake