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Key Specs
  • Display 5.70-inch (1080x1920)
  • Processor 1.9GHz octa-core
  • Front Camera 2MP
  • Rear Camera 13MP
  • RAM 3GB
  • Storage 32GB
  • Battery Capacity 3200mAh
  • OS Android 4.3
  • Market StatusReleased
  • Release DateSeptember 2013

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Review

  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery Life
  • Camera
  • Value for Money
  • Good
  • Brilliant HD screen
  • Excellent performance
  • Latest OS version
  • Options for easy single-handed operation
  • Bad
  • No FM radio
  • No 4K video recording
  • Expensive
  • Bad low light photography

Samsung created a new category when it launched the Galaxy Note. While naysayers were initially critical of its ungainly size, it did manage to attract a large number of consumers who were looking for a device that integrated the big screen of a tablet with the portability and convenience of a smartphone. It even inspired other device makers to launch similar devices, though it's been hard for them to offer a differentiating feature.

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Summary

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 smartphone was launched in September 2013. The phone comes with a 5.70-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 1080x1920 pixels.

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is powered by a 1.9GHz octa-core processor. It comes with 3GB of RAM.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 runs Android 4.3 and is powered by a 3,200mAh removable battery.

As far as the cameras are concerned, the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 on the rear packs 13-megapixel camera. It sports a 2-megapixel camera on the front for selfies.

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 based on Android 4.3 and packs 32GB of inbuilt storage that can be expanded via microSD card (up to 64GB). The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is a single SIM (GSM) smartphone that accepts a Micro-SIM card.

Connectivity options on the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 include Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, GPS, Bluetooth v4.00, NFC, Infrared, 3G, and 4G. Sensors on the phone include accelerometer, ambient light sensor, barometer, gyroscope, proximity sensor, and compass/ magnetometer.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 measures 151.20 x 79.20 x 8.30mm (height x width x thickness) and weighs 168.00 grams. It was launched in Jet Black, Classic White, and Blush Pink colours.

As of 16th June 2019, Samsung Galaxy Note 3 price in India starts at Rs. 50,650.

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Price in India

Product Name Price in India
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 (Jet Black, 3GB RAM, 32GB) 18,999
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 (Blush Pink, 3GB RAM, 32GB) 30,488
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 (Classic White, 3GB RAM, 32GB) 50,650

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 price in India starts from ₹ 50,650. The lowest price of Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is ₹ 50,650 at Flipkart.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Full Specifications

General
Brand Samsung
Model Galaxy Note 3
Release date September 2013
Form factor Bar
Dimensions (mm) 151.20 x 79.20 x 8.30
Weight (g) 168.00
Battery capacity (mAh) 3200
Removable battery Yes
Colours Jet Black, Classic White, Blush Pink
Display
Screen size (inches) 5.70
Touchscreen Yes
Resolution 1080x1920 pixels
Hardware
Processor 1.9GHz octa-core
RAM 3GB
Internal storage 32GB
Expandable storage Yes
Expandable storage type microSD
Expandable storage up to (GB) 64
Camera
Rear camera 13-megapixel
Rear flash LED
Front camera 2-megapixel
Software
Operating system Android 4.3
Connectivity
Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi standards supported 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
GPS Yes
Bluetooth Yes, v 4.00
NFC Yes
Infrared Yes
USB OTG No
Headphones 3.5mm
FM No
Number of SIMs 1
SIM Type Micro-SIM
GSM/CDMA GSM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) No
Sensors
Compass/ Magnetometer Yes
Proximity sensor Yes
Accelerometer Yes
Ambient light sensor Yes
Gyroscope Yes
Barometer Yes
Temperature sensor No
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Samsung Galaxy Note 3 User Review and Ratings

3.7 687 ratings
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  • Real Smartphone
    saurabh (Aug 24, 2014) on Gadgets 360
    The most important thing that must be considered while buying a smartphone is its hardware.A smartphone should be evaluated in terms of how capable its hardware is. Every other thing comes secondary. This phone is top of the line even after 11 months of its launch. Octa core processor and 3 GB of RAM are the biggest reasons to buy this phone.It will respond to every hard thing you throw on it.The phone is powerful, slim , elegant or you can say its a true business class phone with all the capabilities of a tablet or laptop. The full HD super AMOLED screen is just amazing.The performance of the phone is so smooth. With this strong hardware you will get a bunch of features which are real useful.The S pen is amazing. Just have a hands on this phone....you surely gonna love this.
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  • Allrounder Note 3
    Deepak Sonar (May 31, 2014) on Gadgets 360
    My 5 stars for this phone are for its allround ability to surprise the user at it's every use. Its a great looking phone with its own swag. Its for cool dudes. Special shoutout for its great camera. You just can not point out any negative thing in its camera. With its cool looks...it makes people turn at you and have a close look at your phone. Gaming is as usual at it's best. The S pen needs a special mentioning. Its for users who wants a complete feel of a Notebook rather... a digital Notebook. All the described sensors works perfectly but you would like to avoide using all those sensors and its trics when you are out.I don't understand why people rate Samsung's Touchwize so badly or negatively. I find it way better than the xperias, the LGs,...rather I find it the best. The processor and it's working is good but Samsung's Exynos version in all the indian variants is a bad move..India is a fastly growing mobile market and one would want to catch the market by giving its best service to the Indian users. The phone gives you the best of Samsung and if you are good with paying some extra for this beauty, then this phone is a beast. The phone is projected for the businessmen and for their industry..but I feel it is very much useful for students like me..who likes to have everthing at their fingerprint...and S pen is a real help for writing quick notes. I am using Note 3 for last 4 months and I call it...'The Beast'. It's my heart...so go for it if you are looking for an Allrounde phone.
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  • Awesomeness personified- A device to use to believe
    Rizwan Azad (May 6, 2014) on Gadgets 360
    After having owned the original Note aka Note I and then it's succesor Note II, picking Note III over other phones was quite an easy decision for me. But once I got a hold onto the device I was a bit disappointed. Why? Because initially I felt that the leap from Note II to Note III was not as BIG as it was from Note I to Note II. Putting my skeptism aside I began using and exploring my Note III. The design of the latest iteration is more in the line with the original Note than the predecessor Note II. Phone is more rectangular at the edges and surprisingly lighter than the previous gen Note II . What Samsung has done incredibly well is that they have increased the size of the screen to 5.7" but the over all size of the phone remains same. Screen is typical Samsung Super AMOLED full HD with a resolution of 1920 X 1080, with colors popping out making text and images crisp and clear. Watching videos and playing games on a 5.7" screen with such vibrant color is pure joy. I would concede that this is one of the best diplay by Samsung. The phone house a 13 MP camera coupled with an LED flash. The camera clicks some excellent photos in outdoor conditions but the low light photography is a bit disappointing and could have been better. Also, lack of OIS is certainly not a good move. Few minor grudges apart, this camera is still one of the best in the business. The phone shipped with Android Jelly Bean 4.3 which I later upgraded to Kit Kat 4.4. Amongst all the bells and whistles of Note III I like the S-Pen aka stylus and Multi screen the most. Stylus has some pretty nifty and useful features, a quick note taking is one of them. Multi Screen makes running two, or even more Apps quite easy and switching from one screen to other is quite easy. Under the hood, it is powered by Samsung's Exynos Octacore processors clocked at 1.9 GHz and 1.3GHZ and supported by 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB(expandable upto 64 GB) internal memory which makes operating the phone quite a smooth & buttery experience and haven't seen any glitch, lag or stutter yet, barring few rare occasions. Powered by 3200 mAH user removable battery it easily lasts me an average of 18 hours on moderate to heavy usage, and takes around 3 hrs to recharge the battery fully. Phone does occasionaly gets heated but nothing serious though. Call quality is crystal clear with very few drop calls experienced so far. Bluetooth , WiFi and 3G all works perfectly fine latching and locking the signal quickly.Speaker is located on the bottom of the phone which pumps out loud enough sound but tends to distort at max level setting. Music in a good pair of headset sounds pretty good with ample volume and bass. Absence of FM radio is a noticeable omission. It's a perfect all round device especially for those who enjoy multimedia and gaming on the go. A niche but almost perfect phone. At Rs. 46000 approx, it's a bit costly though. After using for mor than 5 months I can proudly say that I made a good choice
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  • Got to use it to feel it
    Jai Vala (May 3, 2014) on Gadgets 360
    Wow! That's what you will call it. Used it for almost 3 months and that's what i call everything at once. Smooth, powerful and elegant.
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  • Overall a good phablet
    Ragul Sankar (May 3, 2014) on Gadgets 360
    It has a stunning display and blazing fast processor.And it comes with Android 4.4 (kitkat) on launch.The deal breaker is its price.
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  • The only smartphone that does not known how to quit.
    Jesus Davila-Nieves (Nov 20, 2018) on Gadgets 360 Recommends
    This is the best smartphone. It´s still with me from day one of this release. Purchase in the US and still using it´s in Europe.
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  • It does have 4k video recording, I do video editing on it.
    Abigail Marie (Sep 20, 2018) on Gadgets 360
    Big flaw in your review, it does have 4k video recording. I have been using 4k recording for my speedpainting videos, and none of my other devices can even run the 4k videos that i take on this phone. This is a very powerful phone and has lots of advantages compared to other phones. Some of the top advantages are the removable battery for easy replacement, the micro sd card slot, the wacom technology screen and s pen, The 3gb of ram, quad core processor, and 4k video recording. I would say the only downfall to this phone is that it is not water-proof. lol. I have been using this baby for 6 years and it is still my best device.
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  • good phablet
    Mukul Anand (May 31, 2014) on Gadgets 360
    PROS: >Beautifully crisp screen, with a gamut of choices wrt the options to make it display colors naturally or in the over-saturated format that Samsung provide. >Absolute lack of lag even while playing some hi-res games and operating heavy apps. >Ships out with 4.4.2, and all the chocolaty goodness that Kit Kat offers. Always a good thing. >The camera still are really good, even though they're not class leading. >Video rec is pretty good too, barring the minor points I mentioned earlier. >I'm a consummate heavy-user, and the battery has performed admirably under my focused ministrations. Lasts a day or more, depending on the usage. Excellent stand-by time. >Video playback is a joy! Watching movies, shows, etc. is an absolute visual treat. >Stylus is surprisingly good to use, and I find myself using it quite a lot. CONS: >Lack of 4G. >Does not have Samsung's new Touchwiz UI that's offered with the S5. No word on whether it'll be released on the Note 3. >Music playback is a little underwhelming. Really expected better sound experience, especially given that I use a pair of JBL headphones. >To state the obvious, one-handed operation will be a bother for most people. I have pretty huge hands myself, but still find myself struggling to reach the farthest corners of the screen. >The USB port provided with the Note 3 means that only specific accessories are supported by it. More than a little inconvenient. Overall, I loved this phone. True, I would've preferred the American Note 3, but this does just fine. verdict: the octa-core phablet is fine but competion is hard now out there and at this price i would be passing this n would had lookded for more
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  • Extra large
    حسين الحجي (May 11, 2014) on Gadgets 360
    A very large and heavy weighing Lobel Lobel use annoying games is heated dust-proof and water with no slow motion camera sound not imagine 4k
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  • Problem with my pen
    Regis Nangwana Ndonda (Aug 20, 2018) on Gadgets 360 Recommends
    My pen not working
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