It will look like a very good phone or a very good deal given the configurations of the phone and to a normal user it might just appear to be a device to be flaunted, but if you are a power user, this phone is a disappointment and adding to that Samsung customer care's mind boggling support will add to your woos.
I have purchased this phone a week ago, and I can assertively claim that this is not worth whatever price it is selling for. The phone's performance is nowhere close to any other phone with 2GB RAM and hexa core processor, thanks to a cheap quality processor used in phone to bring its price down -->1.3GHz Cortex A7 quad core,
The phone hangs very frequently and It kept restarting even right from the day I purchased this phone. The inbuilt apps with Android/Samsung -- e.g. Magazine/Flipbook kind of softwares keep troubling you with slow response and hanging intermittently.
This phone doesnt work nicely while multi tasking, this is having a really really bad performance from a power user perspective. Go for this phone only if you want to flaunt a stylus and 5.5 inch screen, if you really use your smart phone, dont buy this.
The phone's resolution is bad i would say, being a huge 5.5 inch screen with 1280 x 720 pixels resolution and 16M color support, this pixel density dont make your phone look attractive, trust me on this. It claims the camera to capture 1080px photographs, but I felt my last phone Samsung galaxy S2 had better picture quality than this phone.
and moreover Samsung customer care, I have faced an ordeal whenever I had to interact with them regardless of the problem I had. The day Samsung has sold its phone, it has disowned it, and it would act as a Mobile repair company and not a Mobile phone manufacturer, they have policy which says they would not replace a defective phone, they will only replace it part by part as and when it troubles you. This phones hardware is not capable of running Android version 4.4.2 which is available in phones available in market, and its hardware is definitely not suited for running the software its loaded with, OR software is not optimized to utilized hardware resources and samsung customer care will keep you entangled saying that it is a software issue and all they can do as remedy is update software with latest binary.
Altogether, a product not tested enough before its release, Samsung may find success fooling some customers who dont use smartphone optimally to get nice reviews, but for a power user, this phone is just not worth any money.
I admit, that I got fooled as I bought phone in a bit of hurry and missed to note that it doesnt have a qualcomm processor which i assumed to be standard in most smartphones. Thankfully with my past experiences with Samsung customer care, I bought warranty for my intended period of usage.
This phone has visited service centre 3 times in 10 days since I have purchased.
statutory warning: NEVER BUY A SAMSUNG PHONE WITHOUT EXTENDED WARRANTY FOR INTENDED PERIOD OF USAGE.
Its a great phone. Am contented with its battery life. Uits a good buy!
dbd, 02 Jan 2015Thanx fr ur reply..also advice me if d metallic look like rim running around d device is made ... moreThe rim is completely made of plastic, hard plastic I think.
Oh no, pity of your phone has been damaged.
I suggest not to buy any covers or protector that can't fit well or fit in by pressing hard. Even once you fit it in, it will be more difficult to remove it.
Buy a higher quality cover as well that fit just right without stressing the phone much.
Khye, 02 Jan 2015I believe it is normal and not a defect as well and I had this issue too and it don't bother m... moreThanx fr ur reply..also advice me if d metallic look like rim running around d device is made of matel or plastic?
bcoz while putting the bumper around d rim the shopkkeper press vry hard to lock d bumper..it created a dent on d bottom side of rim
used this phone for about 20 days well work by samsung good battery backup 1.5 day at average use eg.gameing surfing and video playback.nice screen thx to amoled no lag at heavey gameplay camera quality awesome at low light condition video quality super s pen works well happy with this phone .
dbd, 02 Jan 2015Hi, 2 days bck I bought Note3 neo in India.
I can c wen i put it in auto brightness mode &... moreI believe it is normal and not a defect as well and I had this issue too and it don't bother me.
On lowest brightness it will appear yellowish on black image while scrolling.
One reason to explain, this is one of the Samsung phone that brightness can be adjusted to this low. Even Note 3 minimum brightness is not as low as Note 3 Neo.
Feeling satisfied with Note 3 Neo.
Hi, 2 days bck I bought Note3 neo in India.
I can c wen i put it in auto brightness mode & spclly inside a dark room while scrolling up in setting sections the letters n title bars seems to b flickering(jumping) n little purplish..but if i increase d brightness it doesn't..any advice?
My new Note3neo is now at service center on 2nd day..& wen i tried to show d same prblm to d service center guy..it was less visible in broad day light..so he kept it for software update as i insisted to check.
abhi, 01 Jan 2015The reviews imply that this phone has a lot of issues...should I get this phone?? I lykd the f... moreThe review also imply that there are many good feedback about Note 3 Neo and I bought it with satisfaction. No problem faced by me at all.
Note 3 Neo do have a notification light.
AnonD-346833, 01 Jan 2015Thanks a lot for your reply. I already made factoy reset. Problem persist. Then it is advised to send to service centre for a check.
Using this model from last 4 months phone is good battery back up software is good light weight
The reviews imply that this phone has a lot of issues...should I get this phone?? I lykd the features but its rated jst 6.7 in terms f looks,specs as well as perfrmnce in gsm...is ths so vry bad??! N does it hava a notification led?
Can anyone help me out? My phone is giving only 4 hours of battery backup. I keep my mobile data always on.
So i just bought this phone like two days ago. And it keeps turning off by it self and i have to unplug the battery to turn it on. So i went to the store and got a replace. And this phone has the same issue too. It turns off by it self around 3-4 times a day. I did the factory reset and my friend said tht i have to upgrade the software.... should i?
AnonD-347072, 31 Dec 2014Do you mean 4.4.2?Oh sorry, my mistake, it's 4.4.2 you are right.
4.4.2 is stable.
AnonD-346833, 30 Dec 2014Hi all,
I´m facing the problem with wifi and bluetooth.
When I´m playing music v... moreI personally haven't faced that problem.
But you may try the following before getting it to Samsung authorised service centre as defect.
Remove any removables (sim card, Sd card, battery) behind cover. Then replace it back and restart then try.
If problem persist, do a factory reset.
I presume you made restarts on the phone and tried few times before report here.
azrael, 31 Dec 2014so it would be better not to buy now because we cant get lollipop ?Depends to you, if you like Note features, SPen and on lower budget. Go for it as I'm using it and feel satisfied.
Lollipop will eventually come in 2015(now). Even now it 4.4.4 is still very good and stable.