Make Room For This Titan

by K. Chan on October 08, 2013

 The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is no joke. Most would say that this phone is huge. You could even call its ginormous. The massive display one the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is complimented nicely by its outstanding performance and great camera features.

At a quick glance, the changes on the exterior to its predecessor, the Galaxy Note 2, the screen size has been increased from 5.5-inches to 5.7-inches. But don't think this means the phone got even bigger than it was. Samsung engineers managed to shrink the phone size and increase the screen size by redcing the size of the bezel around the display. Not only was Samsung able to reduce the overall size, but it also made the Note 3 lighter. By slightly reducing the size of the Note 3, Samsung also made it a little easier to use with one hand. Don't get me wrong, some might feel more comfortable using the Note 3 with two hands but it is possible to navigate the Android operating system with one hand if you want.

Flipping the phone over to the back, you'll notice it has lost its glossy sleek look. However, I believe this is actually a positive for the Note3. The back is textured and has a soft leathery feel, but sorry it's pleather (plastic leather). Some may not be attracted to this but I think it's awesome just for the simple fact that it helps grip this huge device. Don't forget that camera. You thought the 8MP camera on the Note 2 was good, well now this beast is equipped with a 13MP camera for you to capture all those amazing moments in your life.



I love making videos and recording spontaneous moments. The Note 3 in camcorder mode will help you capture all these moments in high quality. You can record videos in 3840x2160 (4K) at 30 fps, or 1920x1080 (1080p HD) at 60 fps. Yes that says 4K!

Not only does the Note 3 make capturing great moments easy, but you can re-live them on its 5.7-inch 1920x1080 HD Display. It also utilizes the newest gen OLED display technology that makes it 55% brighter with twice the resolution of the Note 2. The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 displays a better picture than the 47" LCD HD TV in my house. That's what I call mobile video.

Inside this machine we're reviewing lives an awesome quad-core 2.3GHz Snapdragon 800 processor, running on Google's Android 4.3 operating system codenamed, Jellybean. I'll list the rest of the specs below for everyone that like to see the speeds and feeds.

Battery life. This is something I always want to know about because I'm always out and about, and always forgetting to charge my phone. But this big boy can last me all day, literally. The average talk time on it is 25 hours. You can't even drain the battery if you wanted to talk all day, and if you don't use your phone that much, this device can sit there for an average of 22 days (528 hours) without recharging. That's just awesome, but now I have find another excuse for not picking up unwanted calls.

The bottom line is this phone won't appeal to everyone. For the ones that truly love videos, browsing the web and use their phone for more than just a simple phone, the Note 3 is the phone for you. The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is at the top of my list. It's got the looks and it's got the stuff that counts. If you decide to pick one up, I promises you that you will not be disappointed.