Samsung Galaxy Note 3 

Released September, 2013
  • Android 5.0
  • 4G
  • 5.7"
  • Quad core 2.3 GHz
The display is pretty bright for a Super AMOLED panel, though still far from the best LCD units in that respect.
by PhoneArena (Sep, 2013)
Granted, we could live without some of that software, including the TouchWiz UI itself, but the pen software is top notch, Samsung's Multi Window split window multitasking is the best in the business and there are several enjoyable creature comforts like Air View.
by MobileTechReview (Oct, 2013)
8 Out of 10

PhoneRocket Review Our evaluation of the Samsung Galaxy Note 3

Performance

Processing power and speed

Galaxy Note 3
8.2
Xperia Z1
8.4
Galaxy S4
8.3
Passmark, Geekbench, AnTuTu and BrowserMark

Graphics

3D and 2D graphics

Galaxy Note 3
10.0
Xperia Z1
10.0
Galaxy S4
n.d.
AnTuTu 3D

Battery Life

How long will the battery last

Galaxy Note 3
5.2
Xperia Z1
n.d.
Galaxy S4
n.d.
Talk time (3G), Talk time, Standby time (3G), Standby time and 1 more

Reviews

How do our trusted review sites rank these products?

Galaxy Note 3
9.0
Xperia Z1
8.0
Galaxy S4
8.7
Reviews from gsmarena.com, pocket-lint.com, techradar.com, phonearena.com, fudzilla.com and 1 more

8

PhoneRocket Score

Performance, Graphics, Battery Life and Reviews

Galaxy Note 3
8.0
Xperia Z1
9.0
Galaxy S4
8.5

Benchmarks Real world tests of the Samsung Galaxy Note 3

geekbench Processor and memory performance

Galaxy Note 3
870
Xperia Z1
2,673
Xperia Z2
2,639

passmark Processor performance including multiple coresData courtesy Passmark

Galaxy Note 3
4,203
LG V10
6,717
Xiaomi Mi-3
3,286

AnTuTu Memory, processor, graphics and storage performance

Galaxy Note 3
35,165
Galaxy S4
24,894
Xperia Z1
32,984

BrowserMark How fast does the web browser load pages

Galaxy Note 3
2,783
iPhone 5s
3,621
Xperia Z1
2,185

AnTuTu 3D 3D graphics performance

Galaxy Note 3
9,685
Xperia Z1
9,244
Xiaomi Mi-3
9,618

Reviews Word on the street for the Samsung Galaxy Note 3


10.0
On a 4.5 to 4.7" phone, one could easily argue that 720p is plenty good, but at 5.7", 1080p is a must to achieve really smooth text and sharp looking photos.

8.0
As usual, we have impressive viewing angles thanks to the OLED technology, with little color shifting and sufficient brightness retained even when the handset is tilted to the extremes.

10.0
The camera has a 13-megapixel sensor, and you can choose to have 9.6-, 8-, 6- and 2.4-megapixel snaps too.

9.0
We feared battery life might not be up to much thanks to the full HD, 5.7-inch display which adorns the front of the Note 3, but we were pleasantly surprised.

Overall

9.0 Out of 10

What People Are Saying Give it to me straight

Screen

Punching the 1080x1920 pixels of resolution into a DPI calculator results in a pixel density of about 386ppi, which explains why everything shown on the display looks nice, smooth, and detailed.
by PhoneArena (Sep, 2013)
You can get to the now playing screen by tapping the bar at the bottom of the screen, and once transitioned you'll find the usual options of play/pause, skip, shuffle and repeat.
by TechRadar (Sep, 2013)
Screen Write takes a screen shot of whatever we’re doing, and then allows us to draw on it afterwards.
by PhoneArena (Oct, 2013)

Video

It may be big, but the full HD, 5.7-inch display is fantastic and the Super AMOLED technology makes everything pop from websites to movies.
by TechRadar (Sep, 2013)
Playback quality is really good with crisp textures and rich colours making for an excellent movie viewing experience.
by TechRadar (Sep, 2013)
The full HD resolution also means text is crisp and clear, so reading the latest newsletter in your inbox is a breeze.
by TechRadar (Sep, 2013)

Apps

Samsung's ChatOn service looks to take on the likes of BBM, iMessage and WhatsApp in the instant messaging game and while the application is well laid out and attractive enough, the reality is not enough people use it.
by TechRadar (Sep, 2013)
Over in the general Email app things are a bit more developed, as you can sign into several email accounts here (including Gmail) and have them all feed into one universal inbox, saving you time as you don't have to route through each address for new emails.
by TechRadar (Sep, 2013)
The music app also comes with handy notification bar and lockscreen widgets, giving you control over your music playback from pretty much anywhere on the Galaxy Note 3.
by TechRadar (Sep, 2013)

Battery

The 3200 mAh Lithium Ion battery routinely lasted us 1.5 days on a charge with moderate use.
by MobileTechReview (Oct, 2013)
Power users will especially fall in love with the Note 3, seeing that its equally monster sized 3200 mAh battery pulls in some impressive results.
by PhoneArena (Oct, 2013)
Under normal usage, we’re able to pull close to two whole days of battery life from a full charge – whereas heavier usage permits us a full 24 hours!
by PhoneArena (Oct, 2013)

Camera

Samsung's camera UI is excellent, and it's based on the Galaxy Camera's UI, and is the same as the GS4.
by MobileTechReview (Oct, 2013)
A single LED flash just below the camera lens on the rear of the Note 3 is there to help you out in lower light too, plus a 4x digital zoom helps you get closer to the action - but image quality does suffer.
by TechRadar (Sep, 2013)
Predictably, cutouts are found for the camera, 3.5mm headset jack, microUSB port, and S Pen – so everything is easily accessible.
by PhoneArena (Oct, 2013)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

screen

Type AMOLED
Size 5.7"
Resolution 1920 x 1080
PPI 386 ppi

hardware

Clock speed 2.3 GHz
Number of cores Quad core
RAM 3 GB
Internal storage 64 GB
Supported card formats
  1. SDHC
  2. SD

photo & video

Camera 13 MP
Resolution 13 MP
Flash Yes
Secondary camera 2 MP
Video resolution 3840 x 2160 @ 30 fps

cellular

Generation 4G
Networks
  1. HSUPA (5.76 Mb/s)
  2. LTE Cat3
  3. GPRS (0.01 Mb/s)
  4. UMTS (0.38 Mb/s)
  5. EDGE (0.38 Mb/s)
  6. LTE (20 Mb/s)
  7. HSDPA+ (42.2 Mb/s)
  8. LTE Cat4 (150 Mb/s)
  9. GSM (0.01 Mb/s)
  10. LTE Cat 4 (150/)

battery

Talk time 1,500 min
Talk time (3G) 1,260 min
Standby time 31,680 min
Standby time (3G) 25,200 min
Capacity 3,200 mA·h

form factor

Weight 168 g
Thickness 8.3 mm
Size 79.2 x 151.2 x 8.3 mm

sensors

Has an assisted GPS Yes

music

Supports FM radio No

software

Operating system Android 5.0
Multitasking Yes
App store Android Market
Adobe flash support No
App store size 850,000 apps

connectivity

Acts as a wi-fi hotspot Yes
Supports NFC Yes
Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.0
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BEST PHONE EVER MADE UNTIL THE NOTE 4 COMES OUT.
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