What’s new with Galaxy Note 3

Introduced two years ago, Samsung Galaxy Note changed the smartphone landscape by telling us it’s okay and even better to have phone with a big screen and a stylus, despite critics arguing against it.

I remember that was around the time when Dell’s Streak five inch Android-run tablet with phone function too was exiting the door and not promising to come back anymore.

It must be the apps like the S Note, the stylus with functions, the leather cover with flip, and whole lot more, now Samsung’s most successful phablet is on its third introduction.

The Galaxy Note 3, introduced recently at IFA tradeshow in Berlin, is a testament to Samsung’s innovative spirit that truly makes human experience at the center of its products.


Galaxy Note 3 captures the look and feel of organizers and planners sold at bookstores

From the inside and the outside, the Galaxy Note 3 underwent a makeover:

  • It now runs on the world’s most powerful chipset to date – the Snapdragon 800, and offers a new 13MP camera capable of 4K video recording. Onboard 3GB RAM, which is the biggest so far in a phablet.
  • It features a 5.7-inch full HD Super AMOLED display.
  • A new 32000 mAh battery ensuring longer battery juice for the rather big phablet, which is a big welcome.
  • 13 megapixel rear camera with stabilization feature
  • The Galaxy Note has been designed for use for work. Galaxy Note 3 now fits that description with better physical looks. It now features a soft and leather textured-touch back cover and is available in Jet Black, Classic and Blush Pink colors.
  • The S Pen, which made all the difference for smartphone design that others soon followed, is also improved.

A press of the button on the S Pen activates that Air Command, which are five features of the phone: Action Memo (for handwriting a note), Scrapbook, Screen Write (screen capture and then write on it), S Finder (phone search), and Pen Window (multi-screen function or ability to activate another window just by drawing it on any location on the screen).

  • Galaxy Note 3 user-interface also now includes a tile-type arrangement of apps that show live updates similar to Flipboard or blinkfeed by HTC. Samsung calls it “My Magazine” and from my understanding it was developed by Samsung with Flipboard makers.