The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is a super powered, super slim phablet from the company that invented the big screen smartphone. With an ultra-fast processor and excellent camera the Note 3 takes phablets to the next level.
Samsung has designed the Galaxy Note 3 to be as slim as possible without compromising on the things that make a phablet great. It has a large super sharp screen, incredible speed and superb battery wrapped up in a lightweight body that weighs no more than its predecessor.
The thing that sets a phablet aside from a normal smartphone is its screen. It has to be big. The Galaxy Note 3 therefore has a 5.7" display. But that doesn't mean the phone is an unwieldy brick. The bezel, or space around the edge of the screen, is just 2.2mm wide, meaning the entire device is slim enough to hold in one hand. The corners of the new Note are also more rounded than on the previous model, meaning the length can be minimised so the phone fits more easily into pockets. It also has a leather back case, giving the phone a premium feel and unique look.
There's a great 13MP rear camera in the Samsung Galaxy Note 3. The Note 3 is also the first phablet that can record Ultra HD 4K video, which is set to be the next big thing in TV technology. 4K recordings are roughly 4 times sharper than full HD videos, meaning you can see even more detail.
Samsung's Note series phablets are high end phones and that means they get armed with the most powerful processor technology. The Galaxy Note 3 has a 2.3GHz quad core Snapdragon 800 processor, the latest mobile chip from Qualcomm. That's enough power to run all the best games, such as Real Racing 3, and will ensure your phone can keep up in the future as apps get bigger and better. The Galaxy Note 3 is also the first phone to have 3GB RAM, which will let you make the most of the raw processing power by letting you multitask on the massive screen.
The Galaxy Note 3 is also the first Samsung device to get the latest version of Android, 4.3 Jelly Bean. The new version comes with great new features to help security and save battery. One of the key new features you'll get on the Note 3 is restricted user profiles. This lets you set up different accounts on your phone, like you would on your PC, and set limits to what each profile can access. It's great if your kids are always using your phone or if you want to keep your personal life private while you're at work.
The Samsung Galaxy Gear is a smartwatch, designed to link wirelessly to your Samsung Galaxy Note 3 smartphone and enables you to control it remotely from your wrist – make calls, read and send texts, and much more. You can read text messages and compose new ones using voice recognition, all with the Note 3 in your pocket. In fact, you can make a call, check the weather, create a calendar entry, all with just your voice and your Galaxy Gear. The touchscreen makes it easy to view your photos on your smartwatch, skip music tracks, and even take photos using the 1.9MP built-in camera.