Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Review
OK, before anyone says that I’m way behind – I know….I was actually meant to write up this post in March but couldn’t find the photos for it and only today did I find them in a separate folder!
I’m not a tech-savvy geek so I won’t be using those fancy technology words BUT I will focus on all topics and try to cover as much as possible 🙂
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Review – Design
I’ve read a lot about this phone and many people don’t seem to like the design of it calling it ‘plasticky’ and ‘tacky’ but I really like it.
Personally out of all the colours the white one is the prettiest, it has a clean, lovely finish with a complimenting chrome effect on the edges which give it a high-end look.
The faux-leather back is talked about a lot too and not in a good way but I really like it, you get extra grip but the downside to it is that it could get marked/dirty quite quickly and you wouldn’t be able to wipe it as opposed to a smooth plastic back.
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Review – Screen
This is about as technical as I will get – the screen of the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is a 5.7 inch super AMOLED screen. 🙂
It is a big phone – yes! However for us bloggers we do need a screen this size so we can easily blog on the go, keep up to date with social media, browse our favourite stores and see what other bloggers are writing about too.
If you travel a lot then the screen size will benefit you as you can watch films and play games comfortably – with a screen this size and the resolution it means all the colours are extremely vibrant and the detail is just absolutely beautiful.
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Review – Camera
The camera is the main point for me, if I can take good pictures with my phone and use them for blogging, instagram and twitter then I’m happy and the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 has a lovely 13 megapixel camera.
As you can see in the pictures above when taking a photo everything looks really beautiful, crisp and clear plus there’s SO many options to edit your photos from night mode, sport mode, macro – the list is endless!
When uploading my photos to Instagram I did find that they had a slightly pixel-y look to them and I have no idea why that happened.
In regards to the modes you can choose from that’s one major thing missing from the iPhone which Samsung has covered quite nicely.
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Review – S-Pen
Ah, this is my favourite part haha!
I absolutely love the S-pen and really hope that all phones will have this feature one day as it really does give you more control over things and allows you to become more creative with pictures, maps etc.
For us bloggers I would say that it’s a must-have….you can use your S-pen to screenshot a page, circle out things from stores, add more detail to maps, create scrapbooks and have fun with editing pictures.
There’s so many wonderful options that I wouldn’t actually be able to write them all down in this post! 🙂 and you can really create some lovely things.
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Review – Battery
We all know how horrendous the battery life is on the iPhone and I was actually pleasantly surprised at how AMAZING the battery life on the Note 3 is!
I charged the phone on the first day I go it and used it all day for emails, tweeting, pictures, gaming – I had battery saving mode switched OFF, Wifi switched ON and with heavy use it lasted me a full day, full night and the next morning I still had about 25% battery.
If you use it properly and have battery saving mode ON then I think this will easily last you 2 days without a charge and that’s a huge bonus for people on the go.
You need a phone to keep up with you and the Note 3 really does!
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Review – Overall
So overall, I really like the phone and if I was to give it a score out 10 it would be 7.5 / 8 and that’s only for the virus and the fact I couldn’t FaceTime….
The battery life is one of the main plus points and if you’re like me and on the go you need a phone that can keep up with a busy schedule and your life.
You can personalise this phone and really make it unique to you with different backgrounds, apps and accessories and if you’re tech-savvy you can definitely have fun with this! 🙂
After a few days of using the phone I kept getting pop-ups saying the phone has 2 viruses so I went back to o2 (UK provider) and asked them for help who in turn said they have never seen these specific viruses so I gave the phone back and stayed with my iPhone 4s (which I still have now) if I was a bit more tech-savvy and knew what to do to sort out the problem then I might have kept the phone.
The other downside for me was the fact that I could no longer use FaceTime and for anyone that knows me will know that I absolutely LOVE using FaceTime so that was another huge blow for me.
As mentioned I now use my iPhone 4s and after 2 years of using it I’ve NEVER had a problem with it and I think that might be something to do with Android V IOS but as mentioned I’m not tech-savvy so it could be something completely different haha!
I’m now looking forward to the iPhone 6 – if they call it that and the Samsung Note 4….I’ll be checking them both out in the next month or so when they launch! 🙂
So, let me know….what do you think of this phone?
Are you an Apple person like me or shifted to Android? Do you look for something specific in the phone or is it more the design?
Let me know!