TheNeighbor, 10 Oct 2013The battery of the Note 3 sound a lot like when I first handled the Note 2 at 16 to 18 hours o... moreGood luck deciding :-)
The other advantage of the note 3 is that it has DC (dual channel) 3G. I tested it the other day and it was about 750KB/s down... from memory my note 2 was 250-300. I must say I was blown away by the 3.6MB/s 4G download speed at 6pm.
I just tested the camera of the note 3 is a massive improvement on the note 2 in low light and with flash. The colour balance is a lot better and there is a lot less noise without smudging the details. I haven't tested them in good light yet.
Bunyip22, 10 Oct 2013I have been using the Note 3 (N9005) for over 2 days now. Here is a mini review of my impressi... moreThe battery of the Note 3 sound a lot like when I first handled the Note 2 at 16 to 18 hours of medium to heavy daily usage.
I'm set to get this in a few weeks, but I see the LTE unlimited data plan as my main motivation in getting it. The improvements are great, but I have to be honest to say I wouldn't get it out right cash. Still pretty expensive at P33k+.
But then rumors of a rugged version is something to wait for. I'd love one, even with slightly lowered specs.
sam58, 10 Oct 2013Hello note 3 users. Can anyone share his Antutu anf and Quadrant benchmark pls..N9005
sam58, 10 Oct 2013Hello note 3 users. Can anyone share his Antutu anf and Quadrant benchmark pls..I am using N9000 model. Antutu score is 35023 & Quadrant score is 19400
Hello note 3 users. Can anyone share his Antutu anf and Quadrant benchmark pls..
Bunyip22, 10 Oct 2013I have been using the Note 3 (N9005) for over 2 days now. Here is a mini review of my impressi... morevery useful ...... thanks
tell as more about ur experience with ur note3 4g one
the problem of "REy" he got the 4g note 3 and said
" while browsing phone tend to get warm around camera and brightness will be automatically dimm"
i mean the dimm problem while he browse a web page
anyone of u has this problem ?
and is it really the octa in 3g make the phone heater than the snapdragon of 4g one?
Billy26, 10 Oct 2013Choose n9005 because it has 4G LTE other version dnt have LTE or 4G
I am little scared of heating issue.
dauda, 10 Oct 2013My dear get 9005 , pls tell me whats the price defrans between 9000 and 9005There is no price difference. In russian samsung selling both devices (9000 and 9005) for same price
I have been using the Note 3 (N9005) for over 2 days now. Here is a mini review of my impressions.
APPEARANCE & FEEL - The device looks great. The plastic metal edge actually looks good and the faux leather back looks and feels nice. Samsung made a good choice on not increasing the device size. The device feels better in your pocket as its lighter and thinner and it isn't as slippery in your hand.
SCREEN - In one word.... AMAZING. The N2 was a really good screen but this equals or trumps it in every way. It is razor sharp, has whiter whites, great viewing angles, the colours are more natural looking, it is easier to read in sunlight and the screen is brighter. I have seen most high end devices available and nothing beats the GN3.
BATTERY - The battery life is about the same as the N2. With everything still on and syncing i use about 10% per hour web browsing, 9% per hour watching videos and when not in use it is under 1% per hour on wifi and just over 1% on 3G. Charging time is under 2.5 hours from flat.
SOFTWARE - Samsung has made a lot of improvements here. The settings menu is a lot better laid out and the notifications and toggles have a lot more features. All the standard apps have been improved especially the calendar and email apps.
PERFORMANCE - 4G speeds were 3600kB/s down and 2900kB/s up for my only test. DC 3G was 740kB/s down. Antutu scored 35500 which is very high. The N3 is noticeably quicker than the N2 at everything. The sound quality from the headphones is as good as I have heard.
- Move apps to SD is available and works well.
- The S-pen sensitivity and functions are a lot better but it doesn't feel as strong.
- Air view (where you hover your finger over something for extra detail… like a mouse) is really handy and doesn't get enough attention. It works really well on messages, calendar and especially email.
- Call quality actually seems better from either end.
ON THE DOWNSIDE:
- There is no FM radio
- The camera controls aren't as simple to use.
- I had a couple of reboots on the first day but these seem to have gone now.
- The gallery app takes about 10 seconds to show anything. I am using QuicPic instead which works great.
- When installing a heap of apps the phone may have been a couple of degrees warmer than the GN2. When not in use it is around 27 which is fine. The highest I have seen when using a lot of 4G data was 37 degrees.
- The single speaker is nothing flash. It is better on the bottom but there should be 2 and they should be stronger.
- When i reboot it actually reboots again after getting to the home screen and then allows me in. PLEASE FIX ASAP SAMSUNG!!
Overall the GN3 is better than the GN2 in almost every way. Probably not as big a step up as the note 2 was over the note but still a great upgrade and arguably the best phone available.
have this phone for 2 weeks, quad core 4G variant, overall performance is superb, but most thing i hate, while browsing phone tend to get warm around camera and brightness will be automatically dimm, even i have disable auto adjust screen tone,manual setting and etc. When this happen there is warning in brightness setting that maximum has been lower down to avoid overheat sort of. I already use to holding hot s3 as i tend to browse alot, is there any fix for it?
darshan.godbole, 09 Oct 2013I am in russian and in russia 9000 and 9005 both are available. I am confused which model shou... moreN9000 no issue about heat problem(browsi web 3hour) n n9005 I dont know coz it not available in my country.
N9000 not fast as I expected but it useful :)
Anonymous, 09 Oct 2013The s4 active has not yet been launched in india so not sure abt the note 3 activeThe news also came in Times of India, and the source said to be from New-Delhi ... so we have a hope ...