Samsung Galaxy Note 3 : Samsung UNPACKED 2013 Episode 2
We got 3 new surprises from Samsung in this UNPACKED event, the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, the Galaxy Gear and the Galaxy Note 10.1. The Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Note 10.1 being the upgrades to the previous Note II and Galaxy Note Tab. The Galaxy Gear on the other hand is a smart watch with the Samsung touch to it. It’s completely innovated and it has more or less the same features of a Smartphone. Talking about the Galaxy Note3, it’s not an iteration to the previous Note II or the not so recent Galaxy S4, it’s something more. A completely renovated design, lots of feature set, the best and the latest hardware and software and the capability to connect with Galaxy Gear.
The Galaxy Note 3 is now slimmer, lighter and more powerful. Taking matters to design which has become the real concern of any Samsung products, we are still not surprised. We still see the plastic body, but now leather is a new addition to the device which gives it a premium textured effect while in the hands. The leather is quite warm to touch and in hands, it doesn’t feel so slippery. Apart from the rear, which is now coated with leather, the other parts of the phone is plastic but a sturdy one for that matter.
Speaking of the display, nowadays even budget phones come with 720P display with an exception going to the Droid family. The Galaxy S4 boasted a 1080P display with 441ppi pixel density in an AMOLED PANEL. No matter how you look at, it’s vibrant and well saturated, well expect the same from the Galaxy Note 3. The Galaxy Note 3 now comes with a 1920x1080P SUPER AMOLED HD display nicely fitted into a 5.7inch screen, to give an overall ppi of 386. The 5.7 inch screen makes it more watchable although it’s quite huge in the hands. But Samsung has added something new which now makes the Galaxy Note 3 pair with other Note 3’s to give a bigger screen experience.
Enter Group Vision, a change from the Group Play feature on the Galaxy S4. The Group Vision allows 2 or 3 Note 3’s to pair and watch video in a single screen like multi monitor gaming. Apart from that, we have the new Air Command. Touch on the screen to bring Air Command and enjoy adding memos, social network updates, share pictures etc… Considering what Galaxy Note 3 is made of and adding to it all the hardware, it’s quite light at 168g. This brings us to specifications and other hardware. The Galaxy Note 3 packs a punch when it comes to hardware side. Like the Galaxy S4, we have an Octa Core variant and a Quad Core variant. The Octa Core variant comes with Exynos chipset clocked at 1.9GHz, and the Quad Core Snapdragon 800 clocked at 2.3GHz. The Octa Core variant is suited for 3G and the Quad Core one for 4G. This is helped along with 3GB of RAM. Yes folks, 3GB, Samsung is the first manufacturer to bring in 3GB RAM to a mobile device. The Galaxy Note 3 supports Category 4 LTE.
Samsung has put a lot of efforts in making a camera that can capture picture perfect moments. The Galaxy Note 3 comes with the same 13 megapixel sensor with some cool new additions. The Galaxy Note 3 can now record 1080P video of upto 60fps plus it supports UHD(4K) resolution video , which is the first seen mobile feature. Apart from the 4K recording capabilities, the Galaxy Note 3 comes with High CRI LED Flash with Smart Stabilizer to reduce some shakiness for those with shaky hands.
HTC One became the best multimedia phone we have ever used, why so? Well it introduced boomsound with beats audio integration, front firing speakers that are so loud you can’t ask for more. So how does the Galaxy Note 3 fare against such a device, by introducing something newer. The speakers on the Galaxy Note 3 are reinvented to provide best in class multimedia experience. The speakers are positioned at the bottom of the device, near the micro USB port. The Galaxy Note 3 is packed with 24bit UHGA 192KHZ audio system which will provide you the best in class audio with sharpness and deeper levels of bass. The whole Galaxy Note 3 package is so wonderful, isn’t it. But what about the battery? How can such a device with all these features run without shutting down in between a task. The Galaxy Note 3 is equipped with a 3200mAh battery to power all your needs. We still have to get it hands on for a full review. But for the time being, just think that it will run for nearly 2 days of heavy usage. Samsung has brought new colors to the Galaxy Note 3, Jet Black, Classic White and Blush pink. The Galaxy Note 3 will be available from September 25th in 149 countries all over the world with Android 4.3 JellyBean out of the box.
Now to talk about the other two devices, the Galaxy Gear and Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 edition. The Galaxy Gear is essentially a smart watch with lots of features from Samsung. It can seamlessly pair with your Samsung Galaxy Note 3 while the Galaxy S4, Galaxy S3 and Galaxy Note II needs some upgradations to the software for that to happen. The Galaxy Gear includes a speaker phone, a microphone and a camera. The whole Galaxy Gear comes in a 1.63 inch , 320×320 AMOLED Panel and all the tasks are run by a single a core processor. Gestures now activates the camera shutter so that you don’t have to reach your pocket for the phone and this ensures, the moment you wish to capture is not gone by that time. The camera can also capture foreign languages and translate it for you.
The next attraction is the Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 edition which is quite a beast too. It comes with a 10.1 inch AMOLED PANEL HD with a resolution of 2560×1600(WQXGA). The Galaxy Note 10.1 is thing at 7.9mm, the whole device is powered an 8220mAh battery. Like the Galaxy Note 3, we have an Octa Core variant clocked at 1.9GHz and a Quad Core one clocked at 2.3GHz. The Galaxy Note 10.1 will also come with Android 4.3 JellyBean. For the sweet memories, you now have an 8MP rear cam sensor and a 2MP front cam sensor for video calls.
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