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Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Review  

LiLing KimReviewed By: Rating: ★★★★¾ (4.75) Updated On: Aug 26, 2014

Many parents look for interesting edutainment gadgets that can help their kids to enjoy as well as learn new things. While there are many computing gizmo in the market doing the same job,Samsung Galaxy Note 3 does it with style. It has a unique feature that can at once attract a kid to try out art work. Simple and user-friendly, you can leave this useful gadget safely with your kid. So, here is a peek into its useful properties and uses.

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Available in wide range of attractive colors, the Galaxy Note3 is an attractive smartphone with a leathery and velvety feel. Buyers can pick any of the varieties, such as those in black, white, Merlot red, pink, Rose Gold white and Rose Gold black. The backside is typically designed to ensure there are no cracks or scratches from rough use. At a dimension of (5.95 x 3.12 x 0.33) inches, the gizmo is quite handy. It also weighs only 168 gram.

Samsung Galaxy Note III Review

But the unique part of the design is that there is a stylus pen, known as S Pen. It allows the user to access five unique buttons to activate the action memo, scrapbook, S finder (where users can search on the net), Screen Write (where users can write captions of their photos), and Pen Window (where users can draw on the screen).

The super AMOLED touchscreen allows the screen to be far more receptive and take less power to perform. The capacitive screen supports 16M colors and offers a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels. The 5.7-inch screen is good enough to allow kids to enjoy working with the S Pen with ease. At 386 ppi, the images are crisper and sharp.

The multi-touch screen can recognize tapping, swiping, and pinching – and, they work efficiently.  There is no fear of getting scratches or dirt on the screen as it is made up of Corning Gorilla Glass 3 anti-scratch technology. With Android operating system, the gizmo is highly reliable and effective. There is an option to upgrade the kit further by installing Android 4.4.2 (KitKat).

Internal Specs

The premium brand product is also powered by the latest computing technology. It has quad-core Krait 400 processor that offers a processing speed of 2.3GHz. The CPU is supported with a suitable Graphical User Interface (GPU) where there is a dedicated Adreno 330 graphics card. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 is good enough to execute seamless operation in this gizmo.

The 3GB internal memory or RAM is lot more than the usual 1GB of other smartphones. The users can also store data as the storage capacity is 16GB. However, the capacity can be increased to 64GB as there is a microSD memory card slot available with the smartphone.

Battery Life

The rechargeable lithium-ion battery has a capacity of 3200mAh. It offers a talk time of around 24 hours. The gizmo can work for 420 hours in the standby mode. With a video playback, the battery runs out at 9 hours and 45 minutes. And, if the Samsung smartphone is used just for surfing the net, the battery survives only for around 10 hours.


The HD webcam of 13MP offers a high resolution of 4128 x 3096 pixels. It has an LED flash integrated in it. There are options for autofocus, touch focus, dual shot, HD video shooting and image recording (concurrently), image stabilization, face and smile detection, geo-tagging, panorama, and HDR. The powerful camera offers an impressive video resolution of 2160p at 30 frames per second (fps). There is a front-facing resolution of 2MP and a video resolution of 1080p.


The Samsung Galaxy Note3 is compatible with 4G network. It allows LTE 800, 850, 900, 1800, 2100, or 2600 under N9005, LTE 700, 1900, 2100 under N900W8. The mobile phone can catch Wi-Fi signals at 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac bandwidth. It also supports dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspots and Bluetooth connectivity. There is NFC and infrared port in the system. For fast data transfer, the gizmo has USB, microUSB3.0, and USB Host facilities. There are a range of sensors, such as an accelerometer, temperature barometer, compass, gyro, proximity, and more. There is no radio facility in this smartphone. There is a useful loudspeaker and a 3.5mm jack.


The exquisite model with some highly attractive features is costly and priced at $999. However, some lucky buyers can get them at discounted price online.

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Review Overall

Highly Recommended
Summary: The Galaxy Note3 from Samsung is a premium range product with some remarkable features. Like a typical Samsung product, it has superb visual appeal. Pictures are also perfect. However, at a high price, one wonders if parents will buy such an expensive gift for their child.
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