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Review: Samsung Galaxy Note 3 for T-Mobile

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Oct 1, 2013, 9:39 AM

Old Sammy vs New Sammy

Years ago, I had fallen into the category of being a Samsung hater. I simply hated the build quality and customer support. I had turned my attention to HTC as the all around best product.

Today, I have fallen into the Samsung is awesome category. They have proved that they can manufacture a very thin design while still retaining key features into the lifestyles of many. My galaxy 3 has performed flawlessly and I really enjoy being able to remove the battery to visually inspect it on a monthly basis. I love the removable SD Card and Samsung's live chat with customer service has re-instated my confidence into the company.

I don't need metal hardware and I don't need companies to tell me what I can have or can't have. Samsung has provid...
I think many people have feelings on brands on something they may have bought in the past, even somewhat recent. Best is to have an open mind. LG is an example, I think they have come along way in making some nice devices. Yes the Note 3...

Oct 4, 2013, 10:04 PM

Is it the design or design language?

This phone has a few differences in design from the GN2. Or maybe I'm speaking the wrong design language. Please join me in barring this nonsense jargon from our common language.
Am I the only one whose head that went over? If you're referring to the new trend in only referring to the construction of the device's casing as "design," then I agree with you. It's nonsensical and confusing to technical jargon. If you're referring ...

Oct 1, 2013, 2:19 PM

'Rich Corinthian Leather'

This phone seems inspired by the people who put Bentley grills on cheap Chryslers and throw in the kitchen sink with aftermarket mods and a Wal-Mart special LCD headunits and stick-on wood trim.

That 'corinthian leather' back is particularly offensive. What's a shame is there's a lot of -good- ideas about the Note. I love the memo and stylus. It's a shame they're tacked on to every single bad directive Samsung has to the point where despite Android becoming a rather attractive, coherent OS, not a single screenshot in this review shows matching icons. Yikes.
I've given up on icons. Only Nexus devices have a coherent look in that respect. I'd have to call out every phone, every phone maker for screwing it up.
Wow, I actually think the back cover and icons are pretty nice. When you say matching icons, are you referring to the color scheme, design, both, or something else?

Software wise, I haven't used TouchWiz since I had my Omnia 2, but from what I've s...
---" not a single screenshot in this review shows matching icons."---

I guess I can understand your gripe a little. However, the aesthetic looks of the icons never seem to have any bearing on my purchases or even bother me for that matter. Maybe we...
>>That 'corinthian leather' back is particularly offensive.

Then by all means go get you an artsy fartsy iPhone that still doesn't have HD screeen or half the features of the Note 3, and rant and rave to your heart's content about how awesome it is...

Oct 1, 2013, 10:19 PM

Me wants!

Me needs! Me will get!

Oct 1, 2013, 9:21 AM

Great Review!

Thanks for covering all of the details on the Note 3. Well done!

I'm patiently waiting to purchase it on Verizon. I've had my Samsung Galaxy Nexus since the day it was released, and it has served me very well for nearly two years. However, I have been wanting a more powerful device for quite a while now. My upgrade became available on Aug 15th, 2013, and I cannot wait to own the Note 3! It's the only smart phablet that I'm interested in.
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