The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 phone looks very nice. I like the leather on it. Also the metal around the phone. Finally it looks very high end. It if feels as good as it looks, everyone will want leather stitch backing on their phones.
This is a very good upgrade to the Note II, and a very interesting precedent for future Galaxy devices design-wise. There is more memory, the Galaxy Note 3 starts at 32 GB and not 16 like the Note II. The stylus is slightly redesigned, it looks more cylindrical near the top of it unlike previous Notes where the top curved with the plastic.
There’s no Optical Image Stabilization on the Note 3’s camera. I would have hoped the rumors would be false. But to compensate for this. They used a more sophisticated and advanced LED flash technology for better low-light performance.
1. Battery has NFC antenna (Note 2 battery may not be compatible).
2. Speaker is on the bottom.
3. USB 3.0 connector reinforced by screws.
Samsung GALAXY Note 3 Specifications:
5.7-inch Super Amoled display, 1920×1080 resolution
3GB of RAM
2.3GHz Snapdragon 800 CPU in LTE variant
1.9GHz Exynos Octa Core CPU in 3G variant
13MP rear camera with LED Flash
2MP front facing camera with BSI sensor and smart stabilization
Full HD 1080p 60fps video recording (4K recording available in some models)
32GB/64GB on-board storage, expandable via microSD card (upto 64GB card supported)
3200mAh removable battery
S Pen with optimized features – Air Command: Action Memo, Scrapbook, Screen Write, S Finder, Pen Window, S Note, Multi Window, new Easy Clip, Direct Pen Input
Android 4.3 with latest version of Touchwiz
151.2 x 79.2 x 8.3mm, 168g
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)
Available in 32GB or 64GB internal storage along with an additional microSD card slot, the Samsung GALAXY Note 3 and GALAXY Gear are set to launch starting from September 25 in more than 140 countries around the world. The Samsung GALAXY Note 3 will also be available in the U.S. later this year on AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon Wireless and U.S. Cellular.
Personally, if I were to switch to Android, it would have to be stock Android.