Gsm people I have just got my hands on the Samsung galaxy note 3 at the Samsung store in UB city in Bangalore India.
I have a note 2 so here are my impressions.
Screen looks good, size is great ... the air view is intresting..
The white looks a little better than the black one.
I played with the airview action memo and was impressed.
That is all for the good part.
Now for the average and bad..
The phone was laggy .... may be because no snapdragon 800...as I have not seen the snapdragon one may be my bias
The white cover showed some grime and dirt
No Dual sim makes it less appealing.
Finally as I walked out of ub city it was drizzly and the note 3 is not water or dust resistant. .
At 49, 900 it is not something I will want to buy ... so how much do I think it is worth with no dual sim . No snapdragon and no ip 58 certificate well not more than 39,900
So sammi if you want your price give us better features ...
Finally I asked the sales guy about bookings .... less than 50 sir was the answer on being pushed less than 30 was his confession. ..
Contrast that to more than 400 in the first 24 hours of the Samsung galaxy s4 launch for the same store. ...
Well the numbers are already showing poor response...
Sammi wake up.
ByKn, 21 Sep 2013I am from Turkey.Our people do not want to model N9000. 4k video only model n9005 and accordin... more4k recording may not be essential for some. The only reason ppl are going for Snapdragon 800 is mainly because the earlier Exynos Octa in Galaxy S4 failed to deliver the promises although not far worst from Snapdragon 600. If Samsung has fixed the newer version of Exynos Octa then it should give very good battery life, great multi-tasking ability, and great 3d gaming performance. I'd say better wait for official review and comparison before judging these variants. I think majority of ppl prefer a device that has best battery life. If LTE is important, then N9005 is the best option. I'm pretty happy with the HSDPA+ performance here which is around 15-35Mbps download speed with less power consumption.
Shahed, 21 Sep 2013Where are you from?From Malaysia but living in Australia.
Ronny, 21 Sep 2013Just wait for official review to see which performs the best.I am from Turkey.Our people do not want to model N9000. 4k video only model n9005 and according to what you say better performance n9005
BULL, 21 Sep 2013Missing the LED notification lights is totally a SHAME !you are wrong. There is a LED light. I have seen in youtube videos.
Bunyip22, 21 Sep 2013Thanks for the response. I assume you work with Spirit FM?
Do you need to root your device... moreNO, you don't have to root your device,just simply install the app and plug in the earphones.As most settings already on auto mode,but you are encourage to explore the settings.Spirit FM is a pretty good app,the reception is pretty strong and clear,I don't use the default radio app provided on my device anymore.
Pray hard note 3 will sound.
If Samsung has disabled the hardware,it won't help even you were to root it.
ByKn, 21 Sep 2013Which model n9000 n9005 better performance?Just wait for official review to see which performs the best.
Gerald Damian, 21 Sep 2013Of course 9005 ..processor wise & network Nah, N9005 is better in terms of LTE advantage. If you have wide coverage of LTE network in your country and don't mind battery drain due to LTE connectivity then go ahead with N9005. Otherwise opt for the N9000 which gives better performance while maintaining better battery efficiency. The 6-core Mali GPU in N9000 is way superior than the Adreno 330 in N9005. Adreno 330 was just slightly faster than PowerVR in Galaxy S4.
Gerald Damian, 21 Sep 2013Of course 9005 ..processor wise & network thank you for answer
ByKn, 21 Sep 2013Which model n9000 n9005 better performance?Of course 9005 ..processor wise & network
Anonymous, 20 Sep 2013But I will purchase iphone 5 - 32GB for 55,000. What will you say guys?Iphone' s resale value is good.if you pay 50000 for this phone now, after 6 months it will sale for 35k , your resale value will be 20- 25 k
Sayed Ejaz, 20 Sep 2013FM radio is HARDWARE ! how can you download FM radio ? :S And you can get FM Radio dedicat... moreBecause the radio on galaxy is much better than a dedicated one, especially when using Spirit UL so you can watch the reception meter like my Sansa Clip+ and record highest quality radio. For the convenience, you wouldn't carry an extra device outside, what means you have to rely on 2 batteries which one can be dried out just when you wish it won't and switch between 2 headphone jacks every time.