I had droid b4 I got the iPhone 4 and it was trash. So that was my reason for going to apple. Well I was tired of the small screen and limited ability to do things, ESPECIALLY NOT HAVING A FLASH PLAYER. So I recently visited Best Buy and talked to the Samsung Rep in the store and I then was sold. Once he told me that the security of the phone was just as secure as apple as far as downloading from google play, I had to try it. I've had this Note 3 for 5 days and I don't think I'm going to return it before the trial period. When apple makes a bigger phone and open up a little, The samsung note series will always be the phone I will get. I LOVE THIS PHONE.
my n9000 started to download a 113 mbs as an update backage, is that the kitkat software?
danny, 15 Jan 2014I prefer apple products than this samsung. Apple build quality phones while samsung has the qu... moredude wat quality do u find in ur fruit gadget/ ask steve jobs to fix its bluetooth before.
I used blackberry for as long as I started using smartphone. At first I thought any phone without a qwerty was a huge waste of time so I waited for q10 desperately. When I realised that blackberry insisted on suicide I started looking for other options. I just happened to chance by reviews and specs of the note 3 I realised it was a top end phone and me being a blacberry boy thought maybe I wont get used to this phone and/or that it would be too much of a phone for me to handle. But I decided anyway to buy it. BEST decision of my life. I have stopped using my laptop. I use my phone for everything. This I suppose is the best phone in the market. It handles like a dream. The camera is fantastic. The touch screen is like butter. The s.pen is a boon. The dual screen fucntion is extrmely helpful for multitasking, like typing this review while on bbm. Watching a movie on your tv from your phone and screen capturing to share on whatsapp, or shop online while the movie is playing from your phon or your tv, or talk on the phone, its all goodThis phone is the other love of my life. A touch expensive but I would highly recommend this phone.
I prefer apple products than this samsung. Apple build quality phones while samsung has the quantity but inferior phones. My iPhone 5s beats this samsung galaxy note 3. Thats for sure. Well educated people chooses quality rather than quantity.
With 31,04 of 32GB used, my Note 3 model n9005 is still really fast and responsive. Using it about 2 months i´m really impressed with this phone. Internal memory full of games and my 32GB memory card with almost 27GB used, i think my phone should lag or anything.
Galaxy Note 3 is the best high-end device ever!
Deep Shinde, 15 Jan 2014Sorry Brother, I replied before reading your comment fully.What you have experienced must be t... moreDude be careful that's a Korea/china phone. same happened here.My friend dosent knew much about mobile but he went to china due to some work and there he got 4 note 3 for nearly 50k. he called us daily and made us jealous.After he arrived here then we knew that its a duplicate.he tried to cheat some guys and sell. but he didn't succeed
Can you guys please stop spreading rumors that Apple fans are paid to write nonsense on Samsung pages... I myself am an Apple fan but I visited this page because I believe that the Samsung Note 3 is a good device. I dont really like Samsung, Im an Apple fanboy if you like to call it that way. I like the small screen and the simplicity. But I could not say that some devices made by Samsung are not good. I might not like the Note 3 because its TOO big, but I cant say it isn't a wonderful device because it is.. just not what I was looking for.
Unhappy User, 15 Jan 2014DISAPPOINTING SAMSUNG SERVICES On 14/11/13 I bought a Galaxy Note 3 from a shop in Macau. The... moreSorry Brother, I replied before reading your comment fully.What you have experienced must be true because yesterday I called up one guy who was selling his Note 3 for INR 25800 on OLX. When Inquired why he was selling the phone he said that his brother bought this phone in Hong Kong and it has 8 GB on board memory and 8 mega pixel camera ! I was stunned to hear that. So we should be very careful buying mobiles. You may land up buying a refurbished handset also.
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.