Samsung Galaxy Note 3

price Rs. 29,981 onwards | launch Sep, 2013
magic score ?
<50
poor value for money
our verdict: avoid
ranked
#31
of 33 phones in Rs. 25,000 - 30,000

PhoneCurry Editor's Note

summarizing opinion across 12 expert reviews

What We Liked

  • Good build quality
  • Textured back provides a good hand feel
  • Brilliant display with Full HD resolution, vibrant colors, excellent contrast, good brightness level, and wide viewing angles
  • Android with TouchWiz UI
  • Brilliant, slick performance
  • Fantastic note taking features
  • Tons of dedicated 'S Pen' Apps
  • Useful software add-ons like Reading Mode, Popup video, Multi-Window display
  • Excellent audio quality (via headphones)
  • Excellent video playback
  • Good camera
  • Great battery life
  • Excellent call quality

What We Didn't

  • Big phone, not easy to carry around in your pocket, and uncomfortable for single-handed use
  • The interface loaded with tons of features, can be a bit overwhelming
  • Mediocre loudspeaker

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Operating System
Smartphone OSAndroid 4.3, Upgradeable to 5.0
Display
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size5.7 inches
Screen Resolution1080x1920 pixels (~ 386 pixels per inch)
Display Features
  • Super AMOLED
  • Scratch Resistant
Sensors
  • Accelerometer
  • Gyro
  • Proximity
  • Barometer
  • Temperature
  • Humidity
  • Hall Sensor
Processor/RAM
ProcessorOcta Core, Exynos 5 Octa 5420 (1.9 GHz Quad Core + 1.3 GHz Quad Core)
GPUMali-T628 MP6
RAM3 GB
Memory
Internal Memory32 GB
Expandable Memory Slotup to 64 GB
Battery
Battery Capacity3200 mAh
Battery Standby (3G)490 hrs
Battery Talktime (3G)20.00 hrs
Dimensions
Weight168 gm
Thickness8.3 mm
Camera
Camera13.0 MP
Camera Auto-FocusYes
Camera FlashYes
HD Video RecordingYes (Full HD)
Other Camera Features
  • Dual Shot
  • Simultaneous HD video and image recording
  • Touch Focus
  • Face Detection
  • Smile Detection
  • Image Stabilization
  • Panorama
  • HDR
Secondary Camera2.0 MP
Secondary Camera Features
  • Full HD Video Recording
Connectivity
BluetoothYes
USBYes
WiFiYes
3GYes
2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)Yes
GPSYes + GLONASS
CompassYes
TV OutYes, via MHL
DLNAYes
NFCYes
More
App StoreGoogle Play Store
Noise FiltrationYes
Stereo SpeakersYes
More
  • S Voice
  • S Pen stylus
  • S Pen Optimized Features- Air Command, Screen Write, Action Memo, Scrapbook, S Finder, Pen Window, S Note, S Planner, Email with hand writing integration, S Pen Keeper, Quick Command, Easy Clip, Photo Note, Paper Artist, Shape Match, Formula Match
  • Samsung KNOX
  • WiFi Direct
  • WiFi Dual Band
  • Dropbox (50 GB storage)
  • My Magazine
Note: All brand quality factors listed below are already taken into account (with appropriate weightage) when calculating the magic score for a phone!
average brand rating
3.08/5
(Average)
average phonecurry internal rating for all phones launched by this brand in recent times
brand perception
Very Good
brand perception among consumers, based on surveys
service quality rating
Good
service & support quality rating, based on user surveys