We have seen Samsung use the Neo branding for many of its mid range phones but it seems like they will be affixing it to popular high end models too. The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo, which looks like a cheaper Note 3 in the making has just been revealed, with full specifications in tow thanks to leaked internal documents acquired by GSMArena. Samsung has a habit of refreshing older models with new names and slightly refreshed specs and that seems to be exactly what’s happening here. The Galaxy Note 3 Neo is basically a Note 2 with some modifications underneath, with one of the major changes being the processor. According to the leak, the Note 3 neo will have the first Hexa Core big.LITTLE Exynos processor inside, which might make things interesting.
Samsung has announced that the sales (to supply channel) of the Galaxy Note 3 has crossed 10 million units globally since it went on sale September 25th, till November 25th. The first Galaxy Note that was launched back in October 2011 took 9 months to cross the 10 million mark and the Galaxy Note 2 took 4 months to achieve this feat, but the Note 3 has crossed the 10 million mark in just 2 months after the launch. Continue reading “Samsung Galaxy Note 3 sales surpass 10 million in two months”
Google launched their latest flagship smartphone – Google Nexus 5 and like most flagships of the later half of 2013, it is equipped with a Full HD display and is powered by Snapdragon 800 SoC. The 720p HD display on the yesteryear flagship – Google Nexus 4 definitely wasn’t the best display we have seen and we are going to see if things got better atleast in the Google Nexus 5. Google Nexus 4 was made by LG and it was based on their Optimus G smartphone and the trend continued this year as Google Nexus 5 is based on LG G2 and is manufactured by LG.
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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.
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.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 was announced at IFA, and with any Samsung Flagship, comes a lot of accessories too. We already saw one, the extra battery kit and today we have another, and that is the Flip Wallet cover for the Galaxy Note 3. The Flip Wallet cover is like any flip cover, it replaces the phone’s back, but also has a slide-in slit opening for storing your cards. Yep, this is for people who don’t carry their wallet everywhere and also easy access with your card being inside of your phone’s cover. Anyway, we have unboxed the retail package and fitted it on our Note 3 in front of a camera, so go ahead and watch the unboxing and hands on of the Galaxy Note 3 Flip Wallet Cover –
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 –
We had already seen Samsung Galaxy Note 2 with dual SIM support in China last year. Now a Vietnamese website has posted images of a Galaxy Note 3 (SM-N9002) with dual SIM support. This would be available exclusively for the operator China Unicom. The dual SIM version of the Note 2 had one micro SIM and a normal SIM, but the Note 3 has two micro SIM cards, similar to the other recently dual SIM smartphones from Samsung. Continue reading “Samsung Galaxy Note 3 with Dual-SIM support launched in China”
The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 has a leather-like texture on the back which is interesting, but what sits on top of it is even more interesting. Continuing the tradition of using the same camera units as the Galaxy S series for the Notes, Samsung has included the similar 13 megapixel camera for the Note 3, the exact same one that you find on the Galaxy S4. The 13 Megapixel sensor is Sony-made and is the 1/3.06″ Stacked EXMOR RS CMOS sensor that you find on various other devices like the very recent Oppo N1 and the Lenovo K900, but what differentiates Samsung devices from them is the Fujitsu-developed ISPs that are custom made for Samsung. With a bundle of great algorithms + ISP hardware and a highly sensitive camera sensor, the Note 3 strives to be as good as the Galaxy S4, or may be even better? Take a look at the camera samples below and find out for yourself!
The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is making its way into about 149 countries around the world starting 25th, which is just two days back but we already have reports of the European version of the device being region locked to the continent, making it impossible for travelers to use it with a local SIM when abroad. This comes via our friends at Clove UK who have stated this fact on their blog. The LTE version, going by the model name SM-N9005 will be region locked to Europe and will not be able to access other International networks when abroad. This is really weird, especially for unlocked units.
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
Alongside the Galaxy S4 earlier this year, Samsung announced their new range of cases, which included the S-View cover that comes with a unique window on the front. The S-View cover offers a glance at the clock and notifications and was the first to be used in that way. At IFA we managed to grab a look at the official Quick Window case for the LG G2, which comes with a similar touch window in the cover to display information at a glance.
With LG also launching their accessories range, how do the two covers compare? Continue reading “Galaxy S4 S-View cover vs LG G2 Quick Window case”
Samsung has finally launched the Galaxy Note 3 in India as we reported last week. The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 was announced at the IFA 2013 and the pre-bookings for it started few days back on the official Samsung eStore. It packs a 5.7-inch (1920 x 1080 pixels) Full HD Super AMOLED display, powered by 1.9 GHz Octa Core ( A15 1.9 GHz ＋ A7 1.3 GHz) Processor and runs on Android 4.3 (Jelly Bean). It has a 13MP rear camera with LED flash and a 2MP front-facing camera. It packs 3GB of RAM, 32GB of internal memory, microSD slot (up to 64GB) and 3200 mAh battery. Continue reading “Samsung Galaxy Note 3 launched in India for Rs. 49900”
Samsung would launch the Galaxy Note 3 and the Galaxy Gear in India at an event on September 17th. Samsung India has started taking pre-orders for the Galaxy Note 3 from the official eStore The pre-order price is Rs. 2000 . The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 along with the Galaxy Gear is also available for pre-order separately at the same cost. This was first reported by BGR.in. Continue reading “Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Gear pre-booking starts in India”
Right out of IFA 2013, the most anticipated Android handsets of the Berlin event will come to India, next week between Sept 17- Sept 18. Samsung will show-off its two big creations Galaxy Note 3 and Samsung Galaxy Gear Smartwatch on 17 September in the national capital. Continue reading “Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Gear launching in India on September 17th”
Samsung announced the third device of the Galaxy Note series after the first two devices’ huge success. The Galaxy Note 3 is one of the first smartphones to feature 4K video recording. The Snapdragon 800 sporting Galaxy Note 3 is able to record 4K videos of 3840×2160 pixels. The maximum length of the video that can be captured in 4K is 5mins. Check out the video below to get a clear understanding of the 4K video feature in the Galaxy Note 3.
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