Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is the latest phablet in the popular Note series. It offers a large screen, great resolution and comes with a stylus. Below are the detailed features and specifications of the device as per official information.
Samsung has brought some hardware improvisation in the Galaxy Note 3. The new model runs on 2.3 GHz Krait 400 quad-core processor. It has 3 GB RAM, which is the largest RAM in the smartphone market so far. It has variations of internal storage of 16 GB/ 32GB/ 64 GB. It also has a microSD slot which is expandable up to 64 GB. It has accelerometer, gyrometer, barometer, temperature, humidity compass and proximity sensors.
In terms of screen size, the device measures 5.7 inches (diagonally). The Super AMOLED TFT capacitive screen has HD (1280 x 1920 pixels) resolution which produces an effective pixel density of about 386 pixels per inch. The device weighs about 168 grams and is 8.3 mm thick. It runs on Samsung’s TouchWiz UI.
In terms of design, the thin bezels ensures that this device should fit into your hand considerably well. The Galaxy Note 3 is styled similar to other high-end devices in the Galaxy line, and uses a lot of plastic. Samsung is yet to move to materials like aluminium, but has included a faux leather back on the Note 3 that allows users to hold the device better. The textured back also gives the mobile a sense of style that was sorely missing in other Note devices.
It comes in Black, White, Pink, Merlot Red, Rose Gold Black, Rose Gold White colors.
The Note 3 features a 13 MP camera that comes with autofocus and LED Flash. While the camera can take great images in bright conditions, it does not fare as well in low-light scenarios. The Note 3 does not feature OIS, but Samsung has included a software utility that assists users in correcting flaws in images and videos. The device can take full-HD videos at 60 frames per second, and contains a bevy of shooting modes that include Drama Shot, HDR, Action Shot and Dual Shot. Samsung has thrown in additions like the ability to take images from both front and back cameras simultaneously, as well as the ability to remove elements from images dynamically.
The phone allows playback of music in all popular formats such as MP3, WAV, eAAC+, AC3 and FLAC. You can watch movies and videos in formats such as MP4, DivX, XviD, WMV.
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 runs on Android OS v4.3 (Jelly Bean) which is upgradable up to v4.4.2 (KitKat) on top of which is Samsung's TouchWiz nature UI. The device also comes pre-loaded with all the common apps and software features required for day to day usage that includes SMS, MMS, push mail, Gmail, Google Search, maps, hangouts, G drive, image/video editor, document viewer, etc. It is equipped with HTML5 browser, Java MIDP.
Samsung has lavished the device with a host of exclusive software features for the Note 3. Most of these utilities have been designed to take full advantage of the stylus the device comes with. For instance, as soon as you remove the stylus from its dock, you would see an Action Menu that gives you a list of shortcuts to utilities. One such utility is Annotate, which allows you to take screenshots and write on them. Another is Note, which allows you to quickly write notes from a wide variety of locations. Another great feature is the Multi Window mode, which lets you use the screen real estate by running two different utilities it the same time on the screen.
The phablet encases a 3200 mAh Li-IoN battery that provides up to 21 hours of talk time in 2G and 12 hours in 3G.
In terms of connectivity features in the device, it supports GPRS, EDGE, 3G HSPA, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot, Wi-Fi direct, DLNA, Micro USB v2.0 and Bluetooth v4.0.