In this second part of our video review dedicated to Galaxy Note 3 we will test this phablet’s productivity and performance, we will take a few pictures with its camera and in the end see how much battery life we have left.
The Note 3 features the same 13MP sensor as the smartphone flagship S4
Usually phablets don’t stand out with good camera quality, well, at least not until now. If you liked the Galaxy S4 camera, then you will be very happy to find out that the Note 3 features the same 13MP sensor as the smartphone flagship and just as many cool features. The camera delivered great images in just any conditions. Sharp detail, correct exposure and vivid colors and all of this in high-resolution, what’s not to like? It makes the Note 3 one of the best camera phablets out there. Video here is shot at 1080p quality. If you are curious to know more, check out our review of the Galaxy S4 camera. The front camera here offers 2MP and again 1080p video format.
But not let’s get to the point, the point where the Note 3 rises and shines. Performance.
This is indeed one of the fastest, if not the fastest device we have tested
This is indeed one of the fastest, if not the fastest device we have tested. It packs the mighty power of the latest quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor, which works at 2.3Ghz frequency to deliver impressive swiftness browsing through applications, pages, games.. you name it. Coming with as much as 3GB of RAM it cannot possibly do other than blow away competition with its performance and productivity levels. Graphics are also handled by the latest and most high-end card Adreno 330. Using this super CPU with 4G LTE network ensures very high download and upload speeds.
In terms of interfacve the Galaxy Note 3 comes with Android´s latest Jelly Bean version 4.3, accompanied by Samsung´s Touch Wiz skin on top. Internal storage on the Note 3 can be either 32 or 64GB of course with an option for extending it with 64GB more on a card.
Coming with as much as 3GB of RAM, it cannot possibly do other than blow away competition
Many are probably thinking that battery life will be an issue here because of the massive screen on one hand and the powerful quad-core CPU on the other. We had the same fears until the phablet proved us wrong on our battery draining test.
The first good news is that the battery piece is accessed fast and easy after opening the back panel. Inside we find a 3200mAh Li-Ion battery. In fact, the quad-core Snapdragon 800 inside is one of the most power-efficient engines out there. It provides plenty of options to manage battery power as well as a few power-saving features.
In fact, the quad-core Snapdragon 800 inside is one of the most power-efficient engines out there
We watched a 90-minute movie on maximum brightness and some processes running on the background which cost the battery around 20%. Or in other words, you can go ahead and abuse this battery as much as you wish and you will still be left with some battery life for calls. Being away from a plug for a long time is also not an issue, you can always carry a second charged battery piece.
Galaxy Note 3 will come out in three different colors – black, white and pink. This device left our test site leaving us quite hopeful about the whole phablet segment and where it’s heading.