Earlier this year we’d reported that a Chinese Consumer Rights Protection committee was suing the likes of Samsung and Oppo for the massive amount of bloatware on their devices. Today, Samsung has announced that they will issue patches that will allow Chinese customers to delete pre-installed applications from the Galaxy Note 3. Continue reading “Upcoming patch to allow Chinese customers to delete preinstalled apps on Samsung Galaxy Note 3”
It looks like Samsung Galaxy Note 3 will be the next device to receive Android Lollipop 5.0 update. The Lollipop firmware build for the Note 3 has been leaked.
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“Too huge!”, “Impossible to use as a phone!”, “A failed experiment..” they said, and a new category of smartphones was born. Samsung is single handedly responsible for the whole big screen revolution in the smartphone market. After the success of the Note experiment, the Korean Chaebol marched ahead with the Note II, and that turned out to be an even better success story. On that note(pun intended), we are now here with the third iteration that takes things up a notch, not just with respect to its predecessor but also with respect to the company’s other flagship.
Read: How Samsung became the only company with two flagship smartphones.
Like the original, the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 too has a number of firsts. It’s the first phone with 3GB of RAM and also the first with a micro USB 3.0 port. While there are other lesser known firsts, Samsung has undeniably gone for the top end with this one. But at a steep Indian price of Rs. 49,900, is the Galaxy Note 3 with its top end specs and stylus tricks worth your money? Lets find out in our fully detailed review.
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The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 might have a massive 3200 mAH battery already, but that never stops the power users from draining it out in less than 20 hours. Not only that, it’s been customary for most Samsung owners to carry an extra battery, which is super useful during travel thanks to the easy access to the removable battery. So, power users who travel can now be happy that Samsung has already launched its Note 3 Extra Battery Kit. We have picked one up for our own Note 3, so here is an unboxing video of the Extra Battery kit for the Galaxy Note 3 –
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Update: Check our fully detailed Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Review here.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 was launched in India just a week ago, with much fanfare and a hefty price tag. Priced at a steep Rs. 49,990, the device has finally landed in the retail market in India and we have swiftly picked up one from nearby. We recently checked out the excellent benchmark scores of the Snapdragon 800 version but the version launched in India sports a Exynos 5 Octa(We’ll be posting benchmarks for this too), and that’s the one we are checking out today. A 5.7 inch 1080p screen, 3GB of RAM, one of the first USB 3.0 interfaces on a phone and a 13 Megapixel camera checks all the spec requirements for a top end flagship device. We couldn’t resist but show its box contents and a quick overview on video, so here you go – The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Unboxing and Overview Video
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The IFA event at Berlin, one of the increasingly important consumer electronic trade shows, just started, but tons of devices have already been launched. Amongst them, standing out from the crowd, is the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, unveiled with much excitement and fervor, as leaks failed to provide proper information before launch. The Note 3 is the third iteration of the very popular Note series of devices Samsung made popular. The range, infamously held responsible for creating the phablet phenomenon, also created a paradigm shift in the company, for its portfolio.
Continue reading “How Samsung Became the Only Company with Two Successful Flagship Smartphones”
The big day at IFA has come and gone but sadly there has been no official announcement of the rumoured HTC One Max phablet. Nonetheless today Samsung announced their new Galaxy Note 3 phablet and we went hands on alongside a quick comparison with the HTC One.
Here’s our quick comparison video between these two flagships:
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It’s never a dull day at Samsung Unpacked and today at IFA 2013 in Berlin, it was the same with Samsung announcing the new Galaxy Note 3 and its companion device, the Galaxy Gear Smartwatch.
Here’s our Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch demo:
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We were live blogging the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 launch event from Berlin and we did manage to get our hands on the device.It does look slightly different from the previous generation Galaxy Note 2 in terms of the design and features.It has a larger 5.7 inch display and feels pretty nice to hold in hand thanks to the new textured back which is not a fingerprint magnet.The back cover is still removable.It supports LTE globally on every network according to Samsung.It also supports Ultra HD or 4K video capture which is pretty new to phones. It weighs 168grams and is about 8.33 m thick and the iconic stylus or S-pen is still part of the package.
Check out our hands on video below
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Samsung just unveiled the highly anticipated Galaxy Note 3 at their IFA unpacked event today. Boasting a beautiful 5.7 inch full HD Super AMOLED display with a 2.3 GHz Snapdragon 800 Processor and 3 GB of RAM, it is easily one of the most powerful devices that have launched till date. But there was also another Snapdragon 800 device that impressed us with its performance and that was the Xperia Z Ultra, the first 6.44 inch device from Sony. How do both these phablets look side by side, and how do they fare in a quick comparison? We shot a video to show you how –
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Samsung has just announced the third iteration of their successful premium phablet series – Galaxy Note 3. The Galaxy Note 3 was announced at the IFA 2013 in Berlin, Germany. The Galaxy Note 3 comes with a 5.7inch Full HD Super AMOLED display. Just like their flagship smartphone, the Galaxy Note 3 will come in two variants – the international variant sporting the Exynos Octa chipset and the USA variant sporting the Snapdragon 800 SoC. Both the variants will come with 3GB RAM and will have 16/32/64GB variants and a microSD card slot.
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FoneArena is at IFA in Berlin, Germany and we are going to be covering the Samsung and Sony press conferences which are set for today September 4th 2013.If you are looking forward to the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 or the Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch do stay tuned to FoneArena’s live coverage of the Samsung unpacked press conference from Berlin.Follow the live blog below for minute by minute updates from the launch event.The actual event is supposed to start at 7PM Germany time or about 10:30PM India time, so on your browser.
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Samsung Galaxy Note 3, the third Galaxy Note phablet in the series is the most expected device after the Galaxy S4. Back in March there were reports that the Galaxy Note 3 would launch at IFA next month since all the other Galaxy Note devices were unveiled at IFA. A Korean website, Daum reports that the Galaxy Note 3 would be unveiled in a event on September 4th in Germany, couple of days before the IFA starts. Continue reading “Samsung Galaxy Note 3 event reportedly scheduled for September 4th”
It is no secret that Samsung will have a next generation Note out later this year. The Galaxy Note 3 as it will most likely be known is expected to be powered by a Snapdragon 800 processor. The phone will also be amongst the first to pack 3GB of RAM if a report published in the Korea Economic Daily is to be believed. Other rumored specifications for the phone range from the obvious to rather outlandish. While it is almost certain that the handset will run on Android 4.3, we’re not too sure that it will pack a flexible display. We’ve been hearing a lot about Samsung’s extremely popular phablet and have even seen a purported prototype. Continue reading “Samsung Galaxy Note 3 to ship with 3GB RAM says Korea Economic Daily”
Rumors have surfaced that Samsung will debut the Galaxy Note 3 at IFA with a brand new unbreakable OLED display. The screen is expected to utilize a plastic substrate with active LTPS matrix instead of the glass substrate used on the current Galaxy Note 2. The screen will have an RGB matrix.
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