Fun fact: it’s almost a year to the day that we unboxed the smartphone that would capture our hearts and forever change our collective opinion on the phablet category. And despite the intervening three hundred and fifty seven days, two important factors remain the same for today’s unboxing video: the daily dollop of hair gel didn’t make it onto our host’s head before filming, and the branding on the box once again reads “Galaxy Note.”
That’s right: the Galaxy Note 3, the device we first glimpsed back in Berlin and which we savagely demoed in video after video from Samsung’s massive IFA 2013 booth, has finally landed at our doorstep. And after a week spent reviewing the iPhone 5c, we’re ready for a little (or perhaps more properly, a massive) change of pace.
Join us, then, as we take you on a tour of the Note 3 and its retail box contents. We’ll take a spin past the big 13MP camera and 3200 mAh battery, show you the intricate stitching on the sides of the faux-leather back cover, and even give you a glimpse at some replacement S Pen tips and the phone’s giant USB-3 connector, along with much more.
All of this, by the way, is made possible by our friends at Negri Electronics, who got this unit to our doorstep faster than we thought feasible. We extend our thanks to the fine folks at Negri, and encourage you to head over to their website to place an order for your own Galaxy Note 3 if you just can’t wait for our full review.
In the meantime, the unboxing is waiting below. Drop us a line in the comments if there’s something specific you’d like us to test out on the Galaxy Note 3, and stay tuned for the usual avalanche of comparisons, features, and our full review, coming just as soon as we can cobble it together!