The long anticipated awaited sequel to the wildly popular Samsung Galaxy Note 2 was officially unveiled as the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 on Wednesday at IFA where various mobile devices were being revealed. There was tons of speculation and rumors on whether Samsung would create a brand new model going forward with its smartphones or keep it safe with its tried and true polycarbonate plastic we have seen through just about all of its models whether smartphone or tablet.
Samsung has gone ahead and did away with plastic and applied stitched leather. The only smartphones that remind me of leather on them is of the Blackberry Bold & Q10 series. Seeing it at 1st glance I was a bit worried on how it would feel but holding the Note 3 versus the Note 2 it does definitely provide a better grip. Also they managed to make it thinner and cut the weight down as they did with the S4. It at this point feels pretty weightless.
Sizing the Note 3 versus the Note 2 it positively has some welcome changes to it we all would like. It now incorporates a Quad Core processor, 3GB of RAM, sexy looking 5.7? 1080p Super AMOLED display, 13MP camera, Android Jelly Bean 4.3, 3,200 mAh battery, and an improved stylus pen. There looks to be more emphasis on the S-Pen than ever before with it being rounded all around so it doesn’t matter how you insert it in the slot, and there is tons of software dedicated to the use of it.
Some of these features are:
Pen Window: If you need to access an app right on the spot, you can draw a box and it opens up a little window. Accessing YouTube and quick apps usually needed like the calculator was interesting to get to with ease.
Multi Window: While this feature was on the Note 2 and also the S4, they have taken it to another level. Want to have two ongoing convos on ChatOn and even drag information from one to the other? It happens now and is pretty smooth at it. I was able to have two instances of Chrome open, rather than going thru tabs. It’s really all based on how you want to use it.
Action Memo: Draw some commands and provides functions effortlessly.
The Note 3 synced up with the Galaxy Gear without lag which is great, but time will tell how it holds up once you have tons of apps running on your smartphone at the same time. Unfortunately we didn’t record any hands-on video even though I swore I did. There will be some more videos of the usage of the device once we get our hands back on it for a full on review.
Are you looking to get the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and if so what carrier are you picking it up for?