Bunyip22, 28 Sep 2013I would have thought that as the note 3 was thinner, lighter, narrower with a grippier back it... moreComparing the Note III with the Note II side by side yesterday for 30 minutes, I just find the full HD screen very refreshing. The Note II is quite good that I can hardly think I'd throw cold cash for the Note III as I did for the Note II.
The hardware and software improvements of the Note II compared to the Note I were leaps that I really wanted the Note II. Note III isn't a vast leap from the Note II for me, but I'll probably get it with my data plan renewal in 2 months time. I'm still waiting for the battery review for the Note III just to make sure it's worth it.
By the way, Smart (Philippines) Communications LTE has greatly improved and I'm encouraged to get this unit for the faster data service. Globe just sucks.
Hi This is best Good smart phone good battery backup fast moving options but no fm&demo video.....
Why buy this phone because if you travel internationally (outside Europe) and usually insert a local SIM card when in those countries, the Note 3 will NOT be able to use the local network. It will lose all mobile connectivity with the exception of emergency calls.
“For example, if you travel to the USA and insert a SIM card issued in the USA, you will not be able to use the Note 3 for any voice calls, text messages and mobile data connection. It will work via a WiFi connectivity only.”
Good smart phone good quality good battery backup fast moving options one draw back is no fm&demo video........
Very fast and very long battery life ! The best smartphone out there....
I just bought it yesterday and the most powerful android ever made..battery arghhh you can download almost 4 hours and still have 80%...hahaha best ever
I take back what I said in my last post. I just tried my Samsung S4 charger and it works on the Note 3.
Note 3 = AMAZING !!!
Worth every penny !!!
I just got my note 3 and it's amazing. Unfortunately some of the tricks with the s pen (which was in the note 2) aren't available anymore but on the other hand there are many other stuff which compensate. The design is smooth and simple but the new features in here are really great. Conversely, the advantage/disadvantage the note 3 has is the new usb 3.0. It's great cuz it transfers data really fast and everything, but the availability wont be as spread as the standard usb 2.0. Other than those minor details, the phone is fantastic.
I like this Note 3, except for huge its huge bezels. I would have chosen this instead of LG G2. Hope Samsung starts to copy LG in trimming those ugly huge bezels, then I might buy Note 4 for my wife.
Bunyip22, 28 Sep 2013Does your note 3 have fm radio? Which model do you have? No it doesn't , mine is 9005 with snapdragon 800 . To be honest even if it has FM radio I won't use it . I prefer using Tuneln Radio app (online radio) to listen to tons of Heavy Metal and classic rock channels , rather than trashy music that they play at the local Radio stations !
Bunyip22, 28 Sep 2013I would have thought that as the note 3 was thinner, lighter, narrower with a grippier back it... moreIt's lighter and thinner , but the note 2 had a nice curvy edge so the one hand can hold it and use it in more comfort , like the comfort of iPhone 3GS . The Note 3 is not that bad BTW .
Q8, 28 Sep 2013I've been using the Note 3 (N9005) , updating from note 2 . Here is my pros and cons. Pros... moreI would have thought that as the note 3 was thinner, lighter, narrower with a grippier back it would have been better with 1 hand? I will order my note 3 n9005 next week. :-)
JACK SPARRROW, 28 Sep 2013Good opinion, id like to change from samsung also just to try something new because ive been a... moreI think its to save money having no micro-sd slot they don't have to build in the holder etc they just seal it in.For crying out loud the designers get it easy anyway these days with just a screen and volume button in fact what design?
Q8, 28 Sep 2013I've been using the Note 3 (N9005) , updating from note 2 . Here is my pros and cons. Pros... moreGood opinion, id like to change from samsung also just to try something new because ive been a long time samsung user but the good phones have no sd card, so thats a no go
I've been using the Note 3 (N9005) , updating from note 2 . Here is my pros and cons.
- super fast, did a heavy usage and gaming . So far no lags and normal heat. Improved S pen. Nice leather on the back
- best screen and angle viewing I've seen to this date. Best multitasking and very cool and useful multi-widow (you can chat with 2 contacts from whatsup at the same time!).
- very good battery life , 32gb built in memory + microSd . MicroUSB 3.0 that transfer files super fast and charge faster the the standard 2.0 USB. ( it's backwards compatible with microUSB 2.0 ) so no worry here!
- very good camera ( like the S4 ), Samsung did a good job not sacrificing the camera quality for the sake of making a business mobile.
- you can handle the note 3 with one hand, but the Note 2 felt a little comfortable than the 3 in terms of one hand use.
- more and more boltware by sumsung ! But you can remove most of them without rooting
Bottom line. The note 3 is a beast mobile, I really want to change from Samsung note 2 to something new and different , my list was ( Sony Z1 - Lg G2 - HTC max one )
Z1 had a a poor sound quality cause of the water resistance thing and shockingly bad photo processing despite the great hardware camera ! Lg G2 and Max one ... I will Never Ever buy a phone that lacks MicroSd !