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Samsung Galaxy Note 3

alaTest has collected and analyzed 15813 reviews of Samsung Galaxy Note 3. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the portability and screen. The size and performance are also appreciated. There are some mixed views about the connectivity.

usability, performance, size, screen, portability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Samsung Galaxy Note 3

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 475 user reviews of Samsung Galaxy Note 3 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the size and portability. The screen and usability also get good reviews. There are some less positive views about the reception and reliability, and comments are divided on the connectivity.

performance, usability, screen, portability, size

reliability, reception

74% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Smartphone - BlackSamsung Galaxy Note 3 Smartphone - Black

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Samsung Galaxy Note 3

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4719 user reviews of Samsung Galaxy Note 3 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. Reviews about the size and portability are overall positive. The screen and usability are also mentioned favorably, but many are less positive about the connectivity and reliability. Comments are divided on the reception.

performance, usability, screen, portability, size

reliability, connectivity

84% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung Galaxy Note 3, Black (Verizon Wireless)Samsung Galaxy Note 3, Black (Verizon Wireless)

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Samsung Galaxy Note 3

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 31 user reviews of Samsung Galaxy Note 3 from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.ca. Opinions about the camera and size are on the whole positive. The portability and screen are also appreciated, whereas there are some mixed comments about the price. The reliability and design get critical reviews.

performance, screen, portability, size, camera

design, reliability

87% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Factory Unlocked with 32GB Memory and 3G/LTE connectivity, No Warranty, White (N9005-WH)Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Factory Unlocked with 32GB Memory and 3G/LTE connectivity, No Warranty, White (N9005-WH)

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: John McCann (techradar.com)

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 review

 

Smarter, longer, faster, something else-er... this is an evolution and a half

Fast and smooth ; Great battery ; Full HD display ; 4G

Tricky to hold ; Expensive ; S Pen still limited ; Tacky plastic rear

The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is looking to continue in the same vein as the original Galaxy Note and Galaxy Note 2, offering you a phone which could almost be mistaken for a tablet and wants you to believe it's both.

Oct, 2013

Expert review by: (t3.com)

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 review

 

Is the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 the best phablet yet?

Amazing display ; Useful S Pen ; Next-gen video recording

Very big ; Cheap faux leather back ; Not cheap

Oct, 2013

Expert review by: Ian Morris (pocket-lint.com)

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 review - Pocket-lint

 

There will be some who will dismiss this phone out of hand for being too big. Those people are silly, and will never know what they are missing. The Note

Improved looks, hugely powerful, 4K video looks epic, improved camera over Note 2, beautiful screen, new S Pen functionality,

Some will find it too big, SIM lock might be a problem, handwriting recognition failure bug

There are a few little things about the Note 3 that we think require some attention, such as photo processing and possible concern over SIM region-locking. These feel like software issues though, and that gives us some hope that they might be fixed at...

Oct, 2013

Expert review by: Ian Morris (pocket-lint.com)

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 hands-on: Watch our 4K video sample - Pocket-lint

 

We've had the new Samsung Galaxy Note since Wednesday morning, and we're right in the middle of testing and reviewing, so expect to see our cogent thoughts

Sep, 2013

Expert review by: Marie Brewis (pcadvisor.co.uk)

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 vs Note 4 comparison review

 

The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 was one of the biggest smartphone (or phablet) launches of 2014. With significantly faster hardware and a fantastic Quad HD screen, and now available from just £449, you don't need us to help you decide whether you should buy...

Feb, 2015

Expert review by: Marie Brewis (pcadvisor.co.uk)

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 vs Samsung Galaxy Note 4 comparison review

 

The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is set to be the biggest smartphone (or phablet) launch of the year. With significantly faster hardware and a fantastic Quad HD screen, you won't need us to help you decide whether you should buy the Note 3 or Note 4. We just...

Sep, 2014

Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Samsung Galaxy Note 3

 

The world of large-screen phones has a new king. It's the Galaxy Note 3.

Great screen, Lots of stylus functionality, Expandable memory

Expensive, Poor low-light camera performance, Complicated to use

Feb, 2014

Expert review by: Tom Morgan (expertreviews.co.uk)

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 review

 

Samsung improves the Note in almost every way, making it the phablet to buy

Samsung typically fills its smartphones with a huge number of features, but it has outdone itself with the Galaxy Note 3. The S-Pen, gesture controls, eye-tracking to keep the screen awake, menus that swipe in from all sides, proper multitasking and a...

Oct, 2013

Expert review by: Matt Egan (pcadvisor.co.uk)

Galaxy Note 3 video review - why Samsung's latest 6in Android phablet is great

 

The latest smartphone tablet hybrid from Samsung is the Galaxy Note 3. We took the Galaxy Note 3 for a spin. (For a more detailed Galaxy Note 3 review, read Samsung Galaxy Note 3 review: fastest-ever phone a slim, well-built phablet with stunning...

Oct, 2013

Expert review by: Matt Egan (pcadvisor.co.uk)

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 review

 

A smartphone reviewer has to be dispassionate. We bring to a product industry knowledge and context, but we approach every new device with a blank slate. This approach stood me in good stead when I came to review the Galaxy Note 3. I spent a lot of...

We're not sure you need all the extra features that Samsung packs in, and we could live without the S Pen. And not everyone needs or wants a smartphone with a 6in display. Neither is the camera all that great. But be in no doubt about it, the Galaxy...

Sep, 2013

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:1300 / 1500 / 1900 / 2600 / 3200 / 3220
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Browsing time (3G):10 / 11 / 7 / 9
Browsing time (4G):10 / 11 / 9
Browsing time (Wi-Fi):10 / 12 / 13
Continuous audio playback time:29 / 33 / 53 / 68 / 75 / 82 / 84
Continuous video playback time:10 / 11 / 12 / 13 / 14 / 6 / 7
Standby time (2G):420
Standby time (3G):21 / 340 / 380 / 420 / 490
Standby time (4G):320 / 380
Talk time (2G):21
Talk time (3G):11 / 16 / 17 / 20 / 21 / 7 / 8

Call management

Auto-redialing: Yes
Call blocking:Y
Call divert:Y / Yes
Call hold:Y / Yes
Call timer:Y / Yes
Call waiting:Y / Yes
Caller ID:Y / Yes
Conference call:Y / Yes
Image stabilizer:Y / Yes
Speakerphone:Y / Yes
Speed dialing:Y / Yes
Vibrating Alert:Y / Yes
Voice dialing:Y / Yes

Camera

Auto Focus:No / Y / Yes
Built-in Flash:Y / Yes
Camera resolution:2560 x 1920 / 4128 x 3096
Digital Zoom:4
Face detection:Y / Yes
Flash type:LED
Front Camera:No / Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):1.3 / 2 / 3.7 / 5
Geotagging:Y / Yes
Image stabilizer: Yes
Main camera resolution (numeric):13 / 16 / 2 / 3 / 5 / 5.0 / 8
Maximum frame rate:29 / 30 / 60
Rear Camera Resolution:2560 x 1920 / 4128 x 3096
Rear camera resolution (numeric):13 / 16 / 2 / 3 / 5 / 8
Resolution at capture speed:1280×720@30fps / 1920x1080@30fps
Second Camera:No / Y / Yes
Second camera resolution:1.3 / 2 / 3.7 / 5
Self-timer:Y / Yes
Sensor Type:BSI / CMOS
Smile detection:Y / Yes
Video capture resolution (max):1280 x 720 / 1920 x 1080 / 3840 x 2160 / 640 x 480
Video recording:Y / Yes
Video recording modes:1080p / 1080p, 720p / 720p

Certificates

Body SAR (EU):0.294 / 0.351 / 0.363 / 0.550 / 0.670 / 0.714 / 1.25
Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified:No / Yes
DLNA certified:N / Y
Head SAR (EU):0.254 / 0.29 / 0.290 / 0.464 / 0.528 / 0.635 / 0.8 / 0.90
Head SAR category (EU):A / B

Design

Colour of product:Black / Black, Gold / Black, grey / Gold / Gold, White / Grey / Pink / Red / White
Curved Design:N / No
Fingerprint Reader: Yes
Form factor:Bar
Standard colour:Black / Grey / Red / White

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:10.2 / 10.9 / 101.6 / 109.2 / 12.7 / 127 / 14.5 / 144.8 / 8.89
Display number of colours:16.0 / 16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1080 x 1920 / 1920 x 1080 / 2560 x 1440 / 320 x 480 / 480 x 800 / 540 x 960 / 800 x 480
Display Type:SAMOLED / TFT
Orientation sensor:Y / Yes
Touch screen:Y
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch sensitive screen:Y
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen: Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Gyroscope: Yes
Proximity sensor: Yes

Memory

Internal RAM:0.5 / 1 / 3 / 3072

Messaging

Chat:Y / Yes
E-mail:Y / Yes
Instant messaging (IM):Y / Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service):Y / Yes
Short Message Service (SMS):Y / Yes

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:3GA, AAC, AAC+, AAC++, AMR, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, AWB, eAAC+, FLAC, IMY, MIDI, MP3, OGA, OGG, RTX, WAV, WMA, XMF / 3GA, AAC, AAC+, AMR, AWB, eAAC+, FLAC, IMY, M4A, MIDI, MP3, MXMF, OGA, OGG, OTA, RTX, WAV, WMA, XMF / 3GA, AAC, AAC+, AMR, AWB, eAAC+, FLAC, IMY, M4A, MIDI, MP3, OGA, OGG, OTA, WAV, WMA, XMF / 3GA, AAC, AAC+, AMR, eAAC+, FLAC, M4A, MIDI, MP3, OGA, OGG, WAV, WMA, XMF / 3GA, AAC, AMR, AWB, FLAC, IMY, M4A, MIDI, MP3, MXMF, OGA, OGG, OTA, RTX, WAV, WMA, XMF / 3GA, AAC, AMR, AWB, FLAC, IMY, M4A, MIDI, MP3, MXMF, OGA, OGG, OTA, RTX, WAV, XMF / 3GA, AAC, AMR, AWB, FLAC, IMY, M4A, MIDI, MP3, MXMF, OGA, OTA, RTX, WAV, XMF / 3GA, AAC, AMR, AWB, FLAC, IMY, M4A, MIDI, MP3, OGA, OGG, OTA, WAV, WMA, XMF / 3GA, AAC, AWB, FLAC, IMY, M4A, MIDI, MP3, OGA, OGG, OTA, WAV, WMA, WMV, XMF / 3GA, AMR, AWB, FLAC, M4A, MIDI, MP3, MXMF, OGA, OGG, OTA, WAV, WMA, XMF / AAC, AAC+, AMR, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, AWB, eAAC+, FLAC, IMY, MP3, OGA, OGG, RTX, WAV, WMA / AAC, AAC+, AMR, FLAC, MIDI, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA / AAC, AAC+, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, eAAC+, FLAC, MP3, WAV, WMA / AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, FLAC, MP3, WAV / AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, FLAC, MP3, WAV, WMA / AAC, eAAC+, FLAC, MP3, WAV / AAC, FLAC, M4A, MIDI, MP3, MP4, MXMF, OGA, OGG, WAV, XMF
FM radio:No / Y / Yes
Image formats supported:JPG
Speakers:Mono
Video compression formats:3GP, H.263, H.264 / H.263, H.264, MPEG4 / H.263, H.264, MPEG4, VC-1, VP8
Video formats supported:3G2, 3GP, ASF, AVI, FLV, M4V, MKV, MP4, WEBM / 3G2, 3GP, ASF, AVI, FLV, M4V, MKV, MP4, WEBM, WMV / 3G2, 3GP, M4V, MKV, MP4, WEBM / 3G2, 3GP, M4V, MKV, WEBM / 3GP, ASF, AVI, FLV, H.263, H.264, M4V, MKV, MP4, MP43, MPEG4, VP8, WEBM, WMV, WMV7, WMV8 / 3GP, ASF, AVI, FLV, H.263, H.264, M4V, MKV, MP4, MPEG4, VC-1, VP8, WMV, WMV8 / 3GP, ASF, AVI, FLV, H.263, H.264, M4V, MP4, MP43, MPEG4, VC-1, VP8, WMV, WMV7 / 3GP, ASF, AVI, FLV, H.263, H.264, MKV, MP4, MPEG4, VC-1, VP8, WMV, WMV8 / 3GP, ASF, AVI, FLV, M4V, MKV, MP4, MPEG4, WEBM, WMV / 3GP, ASF, AVI, FLV, M4V, MKV, MP4, WEBM / 3GP, ASF, AVI, FLV, M4V, MKV, MP4, WEBM, WMV / 3GP, ASF, H.263, H.264, MPEG4, WMV / 3GP, M4V, MKV, MP4, WEBM / H.263, H.264, MPEG4, VC-1, VMW7, VP8 / H.263, H.264, MPEG4, VC-1, VMW7, WMV / H.263, H.264, MPEG4, VC-1, WMV / H.263, H.264, MPEG4, VC-1, WMV7, WMV8
Voice codecs:AMR / AMR, AMR-WB / AMR-NB, AMR-WB

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS):Y / Yes
Barometer: Yes
Electronic compass:Y / Yes
GLONASS:Y / Yes
GPS:Y / Yes
GPS (satellite):No / Yes
Position location:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi positioning:Y / Yes

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850, 900, 1800, 1900 / 850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE, GPRS, GSM / GSM
3G:No / Y / Yes
3G bands supported:850, 900, 1900, 2100 / 850, 900, 2100 / 850,900,1900,2100 / 850,900,2100 / 900, 2100 / 900,2100
3G standards:HSDPA, HSPA+, HSUPA, UMTS, WCDMA / HSDPA, HSUPA, UMTS / HSPA+ / HSPA+, HSUPA, UMTS, WCDMA / HSPA+, UMTS / UMTS / UMTS, WCDMA
4G:N / No / Y / Yes
4G bands supported:700,800,850,900,1900,2100,2600 / 800, 850, 900, 1800, 2100, 2600 / 800, 900, 1800, 2100, 2600 / 800,850,900,1800,2100,2600 / 800,850,900,2100,2600 / 800,900,1800,2100,2600 / 850, 900, 1800, 2100, 2600 / 850,900,1800,2100,2600
4G standards:LTE
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP / A2DP, AVCTP, HFP, HID, HSP, MAP, OPP, PAN, PBAP, SAP / A2DP, AVRCP, DID, HFP, HID, HSP, MAP, OPP, PAN, PBAP, SAP / A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HID, HSP, MAP, OPP, PAN, PBAP / A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HID, HSP, MAP, OPP, PAN, PBAP, SAP / A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HID, HSP, MAP, PAN, PBAP, SAP / A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HSP, MAP, OPP, PAN, PBAP, SAP / AVRCP, HFP, HID, HSP, MAP, OPP, PAN, PBAP, SAP
Bluetooth version:4.0 / 4.0 LE / 4.1
Data network:3G / 3G, 4G
Near Field Communication (NFC):No / Y / Yes
SIM card capability:Dual SIM / Single SIM
SIM card type:MicroSIM
Tethering (modem-mode):Y / Yes
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Other features

Java technology:Y / Yes
Ringer type:MP3
Voice Recording:Y / Yes

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Battery pack: Yes
Cables included:USB
Headset included:Y / Yes
Quick start guide:Y / Yes
Warranty card:Y / Yes

Performance

Accelerometer:Y / Yes
Ambient light sensor:Y / Yes
Barometer: Yes
Flight mode:Y / Yes
Gyroscope:Y / Yes
Microphone mute:Y / Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:4.3 / 4.3 Jellybean / 4.4 / 4.4.2 / Android 4.3 Jelly Bean
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Countdown timer, Games, Notes, Recorder / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Countdown timer, Notes, Recorder, Stopwatch / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Games, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes
Personalization:Icons, Menu / Icons, Menu, Shortcuts / Icons, Menu, Shortcuts, Widgets
Proximity sensor:Y / Yes
Subscription type:No subscription / Sim-lock free
Support for contact groups:Y / Yes
Themes:Wallpapers
Video call: Yes

Ports & interfaces

HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
MHL version:2.0
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL):N / No / Y / Yes
USB connector type:MICRO-USB / Micro-USB A / Micro-USB B
USB port:Y / Yes
USB version:2.0 / 3.0 / 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)

Processor

Coprocessor cores:4
Coprocessor frequency:1.3
Processor Cores:1 / 2 / 4 / 8
Processor family:Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:1 / 1.2 / 1.9 / 2.3 / 2.7
Processor Model:800 / A7

Software

Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:4.3 / 4.3 Jellybean / 4.4 / 4.4.2 / Android 4.3 Jelly Bean

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC, MicroSDXC
Internal RAM:1024 / 3072 / 512
Internal ROM:8192
Internal storage capacity:32 / 4 / 8
Maximum memory card size:128 / 32 / 64
Memory card hot swapping:Y
USB mass storage:Y / Yes

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

Colour :Y / Yes
Google applications:Gmail, Google Books, Google Hangouts, Google Maps, Google Music, Google Voice Search, Google+, YouTube / Google Maps, Google Play, Google Voice Search / Google Maps, Google Play, YouTube / Google Play
GSM bands supported:850,900,1800,1900
UMTS bands supported:850,900,1900,2100

Video

Video call:Y / Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.07 / 1.08 / 1.18 / 10.8 / 8.3 / 8.5 / 8.6 / 9.1
Height :11 / 12.1 / 12.9 / 121.4 / 128.9 / 14.5 / 144.8 / 15.1 / 15.3 / 151.2
Weight:108 / 123 / 123.8 / 124 / 126 / 156 / 168 / 176
Width:5.99 / 6.29 / 6.58 / 62.9 / 65.8 / 7.21 / 7.86 / 7.92 / 72.1 / 79.2