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Review: Samsung Galaxy Note 3 for T-Mobile

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The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is the best Note yet. Samsung made improvements to the hardware and the software that result in a device that's easier to use, yet more powerful than ever.

The Note 3 is lighter, thinner, and narrower than its predecessor, which makes it less fatiguing to hold and use. There are no downsides to the Note 3's amazing display, battery life, or call quality. The device managed to perform well on T-Mobile's LTE network, too. The phone's camera exceeded my expectations.

Samsung's TouchWiz user interface is as flexible and adjustable as on other Galaxy-branded smartphones, and lets people take control over plenty of the phone's features and functions. The added Air Command and related stylus tools take the S Pen functionality not one, but several steps further. By breaking out the different functions that are available to the S Pen, users will have an easier time getting traction with each (once they jump past the learning curve, that is.)

Perhaps the only negative I can think of is the Note 3's price: most U.S. carriers are selling it for $299 with a contract. Off contract, prices are likely to surpass $700. Would I recommend the Note 3? Yes, if you like large-screened phones, the Note 3 is the large-screened phone to get.

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