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5 reasons to buy a Samsung Galaxy Note 3

We all know that the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is a pretty competent phone. With a sweet screen, bags of power and that intuitive S-pen, the Note 3 is easily one of the coolest smartphones of 2013. However I want to go one step further. To me the Note 3 is one of the best smartphones ever made. Here are 5 reasons why:

That screen

Yes that screen! You have all heard about that stunning 5.7 super AMOLED HD window to the world. Well it really needs to be seen to be believed. Personally this is the best smartphone screen on any device right now. The colours simply leap from the screen and with a dpi of 386 this makes for a truly world class viewing experience. Seriously guys go to your local phone shop right now and have a look at this display. It really is breathtaking. Movies and games are an absolute pleasure and feel right at home on the Note 3. But did I mention how good the display is!?

The power

The Note 3 is technically the most powerful smartphone on the market. The device is built around Qualcomm’s flagship Snapdragon 800 processor clocked at 2.3GHZ, coupled with an Adreno 330 GPU (international version). The device is also the the only smartphone currently to include 3GB of RAM. This all adds up to make the Note 3 one hell of a serious b**tard! Gaming is buttery smooth and because of the snapdragon 800 inside the international version it also supports 2k video.

S-pen

The Note 3 has one major trick up its sleeve when compared to other phablets. It is the only smartphone to incorporate the intuitive s-pen or similar accessory. The S-pen is massively intuitive as it allows hand writing recognition right out of the box and with features such as air gestures the Note 3 is truly intuitive. The S-pen is also great for enhanced accuracy and makes quick access to your favourite features much more pleasant. The S-pen is packed with cool features and really makes for a very unique user experience. I love it.

The size

Yes controversial I know. To some this would be a major downside. To me however and like minded tech enthusiasts the size is what makes the Note 3 so brilliant. Although large, the device is very thin and relatively light. If you just love browsing the internet, watching video content and playing games then you will truly appreciate the size of the Note 3. Obviously the device needs to be large to support that gorgeous screen, but with that slim waist line you will hardly feel it in your pocket! Personally I hate small smartphone displays. I really struggle with my IPhone 5s and find it strains my eyes. It’s also difficult to type on and as such I really wish it was larger! The Note 3 doesn’t have these issues however and that’s why I love it.

The camera

The Note 3 sports a 13MP camera on the back with LED flash. The image quality is really very good and again is complemented by that stunning display. The note 3 has the ability to film video and take pictures at the same time and gives easy access to some great on-screen effects. As mentioned already the Note 3 also supports 2k video playback and guess what? Yep you guessed it the video playback looks stunning on that display! Although the camera does not give the best low light performance it does perform very well in normal conditions and has a great HDR mode.

So there you go, 5 reasons why the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is so great! I’m sure some people will disagree so please feel free to comment. By the way did I mention how good that display is?

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Is that a Phablet in your pocket or are you just happy to see me?

Just what exactly is the perfect size smartphone? For years and years phones had been getting smaller and smaller. I remember back in around 2006 receiving my Samsung D500 phone. It was the cutting edge in technology. Colour screen, 1.3 mega pixel camera and GPRS data all crammed into a clamshell design. Back then the smaller the better. But things have changed. There will always be supporters of pocketable little phones, but for those of us who have a desire to consume as much media as possible then bigger is almost certainly better.

I laugh out loud when I think about the first time I laid eyes on Samsung’s Omnia HD. It seemed gargantuan with its pocket busting 3.7 inch Amoled display. In fact it seemed so massive I was sure people would assume I had some sort of major insecurity. But 3.7 inches today is nothing. I had owned a Samsung Galaxy S 3 for about 9 months. It’s 4.8 inch Super Amoled HD display makede the omnia HD look like a dwarf. But I think this just shows how opinions have changed. My mate had a HTC desire for years. He loved it and hated the idea of getting anything bigger. That was until he checked out my S3. He is now the proud owner of a LG Galaxy Nexus and can’t understand how he put up with the Desires minuscule 3.7 inch display for so long.

It just shows how the world is changing. A phone isn’t just a phone anymore. It’s our window to the world. Why watch video content on a tiny display when you can experience it in glorious HD. My smartphone is my pocketable media device. I love watching HD content on my phone. The bigger the better. Playing games and trawling through the Internet just wouldn’t be the same on a smaller device. I think a lot of people are coming around to this way of thinking. Samsung clearly read the market right with its Galaxy Note range. Needless to I recently owned the massive note 2 with its delightful 5.5 inch display. I can’t imagine anything smaller now. Having ‘downgraded’ to the HTC One I am once again craving a larger screen.

I think to a certain extent Apple have missed the mark with its iPhone range. They certainly caved in to demand with the iPhone 5 and 5s. The screen was stretched out into widescreen aspect but critics argue it is still too small. This may well explain current rumours suggesting future iPhones may come in different sizes! For me the iPhone just seems too small. I’m sure people will disagree but I’m convinced that large screen phones are here to stay. With the recent release of the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, LG G2, Sony Xperia Z Ultra and rumored HTC One Max it is clear that Samsung has founded a market which is here to stay. ¬†Either way i’m now considering the Note 3 with its gorgeous 5.7 inch Super Amoled full HD display. Its absolutely glorious! Yes this is a phablet in my pocket and I’m proud of it!

Beauty!
Beauty!

Picture courtesy of wired.co.uk