Unhappy User, 15 Jan 2014DISAPPOINTING SAMSUNG SERVICES
On 14/11/13 I bought a Galaxy Note 3 from a shop in Macau. The... moreHi,
Most common defect which cause not recognizing SIM card is when you get your normal sim card cut from the vendor which someimes does not fit in the SIM slot. please use Micro SIM issued from your mobile service provider. if the problem persists, then only visit the service center.
And remove able battery (i paid $10 for 2 more+charger, work perfect ), 3 Gb Ram( android take way tooooo much Ram ) . I love S pen so much. And let try put that 2 phone side by side to compare the screen?
DISAPPOINTING SAMSUNG SERVICES
On 14/11/13 I bought a Galaxy Note 3 from a shop in Macau. The package was complete - with warranty card etc.. On 19/11/13 the phone became defective - could not recognize sim card. I attended Samsung Macau Services Centre for repair services. The Samsung Macau Services Centre examined it and told me that it was a hardware problem that that as it was a Hong Kong (“HK”) phone I had to pay MOP1,000.00 plus (about USD128.00 plus) repair services. I found it unfair so I declined to pay for such unreasonably expensive repairing charges.
As I was told it was a HK phone so on 20/11/13 I travelled to HK Causeway Bay Samsung Services Centre (“HKC”) for repairing services. I was attended by a Ms Ko - she demanded that I should remove the micro card. I w3as stunned by her demand and reluctantly I managed to remove the micro sim card. She examined my Samsung warranty
Card etc. and told me that it was a phone sold by a HK telco Smartone I should have it replaced/or repaired bySmarttone. I rushed to the nearest Smartone shop for help. Smartone shop servicing
Officers declined to help they told me it was not tehir phone.
I returned to HKc to seeMs Ko and requested to see their manager. She said the manager would not see me. I insisted and stayed there for sometime. Eventually Ms Ko told me to wait somewhwere near seat #17. About 10 minutes later I met manager Mr Ho. Mr Ho was polite and he told me that who he needed to check the documents and suggested that I should return 2 hours later. 2 hours later I returned to HKc but was told by Mr Ho that it was a genuine Samsung phone but they had to check further to verify who actually bought the phone from Samsung and then resold to the shop (from whom I bought the phone). So I was requested to return next day.
On 22/11/13 I traveled to HKC again but was told that they could not repair my phone as the shop who sold the phone to me was not the direct buyer from Samsung. Eventually, I had to sell the phone at a cheap price.
It seems that Samsung is unaware that in the phone market there are wholesalers who buy in large quantity and then resell to phone shops.
Please note: Travelling between HK and Macau is expensive and time consuming - I paid total about USD120 for such travelling expenses and expended about 8 hours for the 2 visits to HKC.
I hope my honest feedback re Samsung repairing services can alarm law enforcing agents (bearing in mind that Samsung , in my case , ignored their legal obligation to repair a phone bought less than 7 days ago under the warranty card) and potential buys.
TheNeighbor, 15 Jan 2014I'm pretty sure the HTC One's speakers are its prominent redeeming feature for private use. It... moreYour right, while the speakers of the Note 3 could be improved the extra weight & size of stereo front facing speakers wouldn't be worth it.
Phones are generally personal gaming, music, movie devices. External phone speakers would never beat a good set of earphones in terms of volume or sound quality.
Bazza, 14 Jan 2014Never ceases to amaze me the sheer amount of technology they can pack into these devices, ok i... moreI'm pretty sure the HTC One's speakers are its prominent redeeming feature for private use. It does not have all the nifty features and power the Note 3 offers.
I personally think anyone playing music or watching videos with audio on speakers in public places should be shot. We already have enough sound pollution as it is.
Note 3's extra sounds features like Smart Sound that equalizes sound between tracks, and Adapt Sound so you can calibrate the sound frequencies ranges you personally can hear are something that others don't have.
AnonD-217460, 14 Jan 2014If you don't like samsung sound then you will find better sound quality in the iphone. And the iPhone records only mono audio for HD video recording.
If two people organize their separate parties, and one of them named Apple finds that people are avoiding his party because the food is bad and the music is poor, he moves over with his angry friends to the party of the other person called Samsung so they can have good company and enjoy them selves while making stupid comments.
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 fans really do not care happens with Apple or iphone users, but it is like the Apple fans will die if they do not come to the Samsung page and most of them may have been paid to post nonsense. Please go back to where you belong. The party is over!
Is there a performance difference between the Snapdragon 800 and Samsung Exynos 5 Octa (1.9 GHz quad-core ARM Cortex-A15 + 1.3 GHz quad-core ARM Cortex-A7) Core variants in terms of UI fluency thanks in advance.
dark lord, 13 Jan 2014samsung galaxy note 3 rules.it's the best smartphhone i have ever seen!!!!!!!Everyone thinks it's the best apple, but some of us are right, they are those who think that the note 3 is better than apple.
Bazza, 14 Jan 2014Never ceases to amaze me the sheer amount of technology they can pack into these devices, ok i... moreIf you don't like samsung sound then you will find better sound quality in the iphone.
I need to ask about camera modes?
my phone had 13 modes no night mode which I found it in other phones
Is it normal Or what?
Never ceases to amaze me the sheer amount of technology they can pack into these devices, ok it is a fair old size so there's more room than your average phone but even so, it's a hell of an achievement.
My only niggle is that in spite of the enormously powerful processor, the vast amount of RAM, that gorgeous 4K HD screen plus the plethora of various sensors, gadgets, gizmos and what have you i would have at least thought that those clever boffins at Samsung might have considered fitting it with stereo speakers? Specially when it's got stereo microphone recording. The cynical side of me thinks that maybe they didn't want to be seen to be trying to compete wth the HTC one for sound quality, i've not heard it personally but i'm told it's pretty good
I am using Note3 9005 since last couple of weeks...its just superb...no comparison at all.
very good for official work, Facebook VOIP etc.
My Samsung Note 3 is very sleek,stylish & bold.The cost here in the Philippines is 30 thousand pesos
AnonD-19902, 14 Jan 2014Search for QuickOffice Pro version. Handles ALL office files without any problem whatsoever. I think there's no quikoffice pro or pro hd any more quickoffice is owend by google is a free app and using it right now. But I find kingsoft better then polaris and quick office. Will try officesuit as well. Thanks for suggestions friend :)
AnonD-92553, 14 Jan 2014Its been about 2 months now am using not 3. Here's what I love so far. Big beautiful screen.... moreSearch for QuickOffice Pro version. Handles ALL office files without any problem whatsoever.