[dropcap size=dropcap-big]M[/dropcap]ove over, average smartphone – the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and gear are here.
Imagine walking down the street, when suddenly your phone rings, and you answer it using your watch, James Bond style. The faux leather back marks a departure from the typical Samsung uniform, and it clearly states here is something special. The Galaxy Note 3 is a very special phone, indeed, with or without the uber-cool gear. Read on for the details on this unique gizmo and its gadget friends.
With more squared edges and a thinner bezel, the Galaxy Note 3 does not look like every other Samsung phone on the market. Gone is the shiny black fingerprint magnet on the back surface of this phone, ditched in favor of a faux leather skin (yes, it’s plastic, too, but I digress). The smartwatch has a rather large, squarish face with bands coming in different styles and colors, complemented by four tiny exposed screwheads at the corners of the display. The phone is large, but lithe and attractive, while the watch is big and bulky, but cool in a futuristic sort of way.
- Dimensions 5.95 x 3.12 x 0.33 in
- Weight 5.93 oz
- Connectivity 3G, 4G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth
- Battery Lithium Ion 3200mAh
- Colors Black, White, Pink
- Operating System Android 4.3 Jelly Bean
- Chip Qualcomm Snapdragon 800
- Memory microSD up to 64 GB, 16/32/64 GB storage
- Display 5.7 inch super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 1080 x 1920 pixels
- Camera 13 MP rear camera, 2 MP front camera
The 2.3 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon chip, Android Jelly Bean OS, and 3 GB of RAM combine for lightning fast speeds and strong performance even when multitasking using the Advanced Multi Window feature or playing graphic-rich video games. If you are a photographer, you will appreciate the 13-megapixel rear camera, allowing for gorgeous shots even when cropped and printed. The S Pen may be the best feature of the Galaxy Note 3, though – removing it from its invisible holster automatically triggers a menu of stylus-friendly apps for your perusal. The S Pen performs so well that it is actually useful for students, and that is saying something. While the Gear is certainly not necessary or even practical, it definitely ups the cool factor, functioning as a watch, pedometer, notepad, and more, making it a fun feature for those willing to shell out the extra dough to buy it.
If you are looking for the next big thing and are willing to cut the iPhone cord, this is it. The features of this Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and Gear are unique and special, not to mention useful to a variety of consumers. Whether you are a student, reporter, physician, teacher, or gadget nut, the Galaxy Note 3 will make you feel as if it were designed just for you and your needs. For about $300, you can pick up the Note 3 from your mobile service provider (with a 2-year contract), and you can add the gear for $299 more just for fun.