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SAMSUNG GALAXY NOTE 3

- by Edward Choi

Samsung Galaxy Note 3

Samsung Galaxy Note 3

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Samsung unveiled the Galaxy Note 3, and it may be the best device by Samsung yet.

The Note 3 is smaller, lighter and slimmer than its predecessor, but comes with larger full-HD screen (5.7in, 1920x1080) faster processor (1.9GHz octa core or 2.3GHz quad core), more ram (3GB), longer lasting battery (3,200mAh for full working day), better cameras (13MP and 2MP), more features and improved S Pen.

In fact, Samsung packed in so many features into the Note 3 that it would take some time to learn the device and get used to using them in order to take advantage of the device's full capability. The Note 3 really is for productivity use, and it could replace a computing unit, given that it is paired with a keyboard and the screen is streamed. Standard implementation of KNOX, Samsung's security vault, would also help with more companies deploying the Note 3 as a standard work device.

The most outstanding improvement that Samsung implemented on the Note 3 is the design. The exterior of the device reminds the user of leather bound notebooks that we all used a couple of decades ago. The back cover is reminiscent of leather with its soft and textured touch and stitching. The side has serrated pattern that resembles the feel of a paper notebook. All in all, the device no longer gives off the simple and cheap plastic feeling that the Note II and other Samsung devices were associated with.

While some users may feel overwhelmed by all of Note 3's functionalities, those who use mobile devices for everyday work would certainly want to test drive one and say that it was worth the wait.

Processor
LTE 2.3 GHz Quad-Core Processor
3G 1.9 GHz Octa Core Processor (A15 1.9 GHz + A7 1.3 GHz)

Display
5.7inch Full HD Super AMOLED (1920 x 1080)

OS
Android 4.3 (Jelly Bean)

Camera
Main(Rear): 13 Mega-pixel BSI Sensor, Auto Focus camera with Smart Stabilization, LED Flash(High CRI), and Zero Shutter Lag
Sub (Front): 2 Mega-pixel BSI sensor with Smart Stabilization, Full HD recording @30fps
Dual Camera: Dual Shot / Dual Recording/ Dual Video Call
Recording: UHD 30fps, Smooth motion (FHD 60fps), Slow motion (HD 120fps)
Camera Mode: Drama Shot, Sound & Shot, Animated Photo, Eraser, Best Photo, Best Face, Beauty Face, HDR (High Dynamic Range), Panorama, Sports, Golf, Surround shot, Live effect

Video
Codec: H.264, MPEG-4, H.263, VC-1, WMV7, WMV8, Sorenson Spark, MP43, VP8, HEVC
Recording & Playback: Full HD (1080p), UHD

Audio
Codec: MP3, AAC/AAC+/eAAC+, WMA, AMR-NB/WB, Vorbis, FLAC(*), WAV(*)
(*) Ultra High Quality Audio (~192KHz, 24 bit) support

S Pen Optimized Features
Air Command: Action Memo, Scrapbook, Screen Write, S Finder, Pen Window
S Note, Multi Window, new Easy Clip, Direct Pen Input

Sensor
Gesture, Accelerometer, Geo-magnetic, Gyroscope, RGB
Proximity, Barometer, Temperature & Humidity, Hall Sensor

Memory
32/ 64 GB User memory + microSD slot (up to 64GB)
3GB RAM

Dimension
5.95 x 3.12 x 0.33 in
5.93 oz

Battery
Standard battery, Li-ion 3,200mAh

Additional Features
Group Play: Share Music, Share Picture, Share Video, Share Document, Play Games
Story Album, S Translator
Samsung Smart Scroll, Samsung Smart Pause, Air Gesture, Air View
Samsung Apps, Samsung Hub, ChatON (Voice/Video Call, Share screen, 3-way calling), Samsung WatchON
S Voice Hands Free, S Health
Samsung Adapt Display, Samsung Adapt Sound
Auto adjust touch sensitivity (Glove friendly)
Samsung Link, Screen Mirroring
Safety Assistance, Samsung KNOX

Google Mobile Services
Chrome, Search, Gmail, Google+, Maps, Play Books
Play Movies, Play Music, Play Store, Hangouts
Voice Search, YouTube, Google Settings, Play Games, Messenger

Connectivity
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (HT80)
GPS / GLONASS
NFC, Bluetooth v 4.0 (LE)
IR LED (Remote Control), MHL 2.0

Network
2.5G (GSM/ GPRS/ EDGE): 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
3G (HSPA+ 42Mbps): 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz
4G (LTE Cat 4 150/50Mbps) : up to 6 different band sets (Dependent on market)


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