Galaxy Note 3 - £550
Why this smartphone is built for you
The Samsung Galaxy Note 3
The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is a top-end smart phone that runs on Android KitKat. Its large screen and S Pen combination is designed with watching movies, surfing the web and reading eBooks in mind. This phone aims to bridge the gap between phone and tablet. At the time of release, it was the most powerful handset in the world, however it has now been surpassed by the more recent models.
This phone has a 5.7 inch HD touchscreen (with stylus) that displays in 386PPI (Pixels Per Inch). The average PPI for a modern smartphone is 255.
The Note 3 has a 13MP camera, can record video in Ultra HD 4K and has a 2MP front facing camera for taking selfies and making video calls.
Performance is provided by a 2.3GHz quad core processor and 3GB RAM. Based upon its processor speed and memory, this phone receives an unmudlr performance rating of 90 out of 100.
The Note 3 has an estimated battery life of around 21 hours. The average smartphone battery life is around 10 hours. It has a battery capacity of 3200mAh (MilliAmp hours). The average battery capacity is 1950mAh. The battery on this phone is removable.
1GB (Gigabyte) is equal to roughly 500 pictures or 250 songs. The Note 3 comes with 16, 32 or 64GB internal storage (depending upon the model) and an expandable memory card slot which makes it possible for you to add a further 64GB external storage. It also comes with Google Drive installed which gives you an additional 15GB of free cloud storage.
The Note 3 comes 4G ready so can take advantage of high speed mobile Internet in locations where it is available. It has Bluetooth which enables it to communicate with other Bluetooth devices (such as a Bluetooth handsfree kit). It has Wi-Fi which means that it can connect to your home network or public Wi-Fi hotspots such as those available in many coffee shops, cafes or hotels. The Note 3 is able to connect to HDMI enabled TV's or projectors (this requires a separate microUSB to HDMI adapter). It has NFC which enables you to make contactless payments and share files with your friends. It can connect to DLNA and Miracast enabled devices (such as a laptop or smart TV) meaning that you can stream content both to and from this phone wirelessly. This phone also has an infrared blaster which gives it the ability to control most TV's or home cinema systems.
This phone comes in a dual SIM version (called the Galaxy Note 3 Dual) that enables you to pop in two SIM cards at once and choose the one you want to use. This comes in handy if you are planning to use your phone abroad extensively or want to keep your business and personal calls separate.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 has an FM radio and an MP3 player. It is able to integrate with social media via designated Facebook and Twitter Apps and comes preloaded with Google Maps, Gmail, Chrome, Google+ and YouTube. Other apps, such as Instagram, WhatsApp, Snapchat and Spotify are available to download from the Google Play Store, along with the latest music, films, TV shows and games.
The Galaxy Note 3 is a very large and powerful smartphone that has specs to rival most devices on the market. It is a competitive option for anyone seeking a large screen mobile.