Posts tagged with: Galaxy Note 3
  • by | January 28, 2014 4:33 PM

    If you're the sort of smartphone user who's perfectly happy with a 720p screen, thinks that 1080p is a little bit excessive, and these new quad HD 2560 x 1440 models are nothing short of crazy, you might want to put your head down for a moment and take a time out. That's because Samsung has been talking about its plans for super-high-res displays at a South Korean conference, and it's looking to take things past even 2K displays into the untamed wilds of 4K Ultra HD. First things first: Samsung reportedly confirmed its work towards a phone with a 1440p panel, and a high-contract OLED ...

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  • by | January 27, 2014 7:26 PM

    Last week, following the start to distribution of the KitKat update for Samsung's Galaxy Note 3, we picked up on reports from users that their third-party cases were no longer functioning properly, stripped of S-View features. While that was bad news, it wasn't exactly unexpected, since rumors stemming to last fall suggested that such a crackdown on “unauthorized” accessories was coming – and specifically in regards to cases or wireless charging adapters. Faced with the backlash over this move, Samsung has released a short statement, though you'll have to decide for yourself just how ...

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  • by | January 25, 2014 7:31 AM

    It’s a smartwatch we’ve talked a lot about over the past couple months, putting it through a comparison with its arch-nemesis the Pebble before evaluating it based on rigid awesome/not awesome criteria. We'll also be touching on its (unofficial) ability to sync with non-Samsung devices in a video next week. But the Samsung Galaxy Gear recently received a significant software update in the form of the MK7 system package, and it’s important enough that we thought we’d give it a quick look in our review studio. Click on down to the Galaxy Gear update review to see how the new software ...

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  • by | January 22, 2014 11:11 PM

    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the official launch of the Moto X wooden back variants on Moto Maker. We then talk about the plans Motorola has just made public where a $50 smartphone is in the works. Up next we go through some analyst talk of the iPhone 6 sporting a bigger display, and how this is non-negotiable. The Google Nexus 5 and the Galaxy Gear make the news next since it seems that XDA-Developers has figured out how to make them work together. We end today's show talking about Samsung's plans to kill-off functionality to third-party cases of the Galaxy Note 3 when ...

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  • by | January 22, 2014 4:14 PM

    If you were still holding on to the belief that Samsung might be one of the “cool” smartphone companies out there, not actively going out of its way to screw-over its users, last year saw that house of cards go a-tumblin' down, with the Galaxy Note 3 at the forefront. First that was that bull about the SIM card region locking, and then in October we heard whispers about an upcoming system that would prevent Samsung phones like the Note 3 from functioning with “unauthorized” accessories. At the time, the system still wasn't live, and we lacked a lot of details on just what it would ...

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  • by | January 22, 2014 8:02 AM

    Samsung introduced the Rose Gold and Merlot Red color options for the Note 3 at the beginning of December last year, and has ever since expanded the regions in which these are available. Earlier this month, when we were still busy with CES, @evleaks predicted that the Rose Gold options will arrive on Verizon's line-up. Now, the images above and below are official images of the Verizon Rose Gold Galaxy Note 3, published by Samsung on its official website. There is currently no word on specific pricing and availability for the phablet, but those who want to be a tad different than their ...

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  • by | January 16, 2014 7:02 AM

    Most new device launches go the same way: usually the press gets review units before they’re widely available, and we get to use them for a few days -or a week if we’re lucky- as we work on our review. Then press day arrives. The embargo on media coverage lifts, and everyone posts their reviews and videos at the same time. It’s a huge frenzy, commenters go nuts, and it’s a giant explosion of frantic opinion-sharing activity. For about … a day. And then it all goes away. Sure, there’s followup coverage as people find bugs and hidden features, but after that initial blast, not ...

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  • by | January 14, 2014 11:00 PM

    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the announcement of the Google Play Edition Moto G and its details. We then talk about the Moto X, which is now officially ready to land in Europe in the next two weeks. Samsung is next as we talk about the Samsung Galaxy S 5 launch plans, aside from the rumors of a better battery for its future flagship. Then we talk about the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, and how KitKat was recently made available in certain European countries. We later cover Sony's launch of certain mid-tier phones to the market. We end today's show talking about the new leaks of ...

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  • by | January 14, 2014 4:11 AM

    The new king of superphones, as we called the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 in our review, came with Android 4.3 installed out-of-the box, but, since its introduction, Google upped the version numbers to KitKat, and apparently, Samsung has already started rolling out the 4.4.2 update for the phablet in certain regions. Poland, to be more specific, is where the new firmware is available, and only on Snapdragon-powered versions of the phone. The reported build number for the refresh is N9005XXUENA6 -- which coincides with a leaked version we've recently seen floating on the inter webs. For the ...

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  • by | December 28, 2013 5:10 PM

    The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 has been in the market for almost two months today. There's no denying that the company hit a home run with their third iteration of the world's first phablet, and many of you either have one, or want one. If you received the Note 3 on launch day like we did, there's a very big chance that you'll already have a fair idea of how this product stands-up to the wear and tear of daily use. I’ve always been famous among my friends for how much I baby my gadgets. I’m not a real fan of cases, but the way I keep my devices in pristine condition is simply by handling ...

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  • by | December 27, 2013 7:59 PM

    Who's got wireless charging on their mind? You'd better believe that we do, and we just spent a little time talking to you about what the tech might look like should Apple ever decide to implement it for its own devices. For the time being, if you want an official wireless charging solution (as opposed to something more akin to a third-party hack), your better bets are looking for phones on the WP8 or Android side of the fence. Tonight we learn about a new option for one of our favorite Androids, no longer forcing users to choose between wireless charging and a popular accessory. We're ...

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  • by | December 23, 2013 5:12 PM

    Six weeks ago, we came to you with a simple request: tell us what you think were the best smartphones and best tablets of 2013. In the time that's followed we've seen you vote... and vote, and vote, and vote. This past Friday, we finally closed the polls and got to the business of declaring some winners. With no further ado, let's start checking out what you chose, beginning with smartphones: With twenty-three choices, voters had a lot of options to consider. Everybody got some votes (though we have to tip a special last-place hat to the BlackBerry Q10, which managed to get an embarrassing ...

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  • by | December 13, 2013 2:32 PM

    The big phones only get bigger, it seems. We've been clamoring over gigantic phones since the original Galaxy Note announcement, and possibly even before that over phones which are now comparably quite small. Personally, I've been carrying large phones since January 2012, not long after the original Galaxy Note made its way stateside. And I've been back and forth between loving and hating giant phones ever since. They come with a handful of advantages, and just as much baggage. After all is said and done, though, I'm always happy to come back to a larger smartphone (within reason) due to ...

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  • by | December 12, 2013 11:20 AM

    Pitting smartphones against the Galaxy Note 3 usually goes something like this: "well, x phone is nice, but it doesn't have the utility, multitasking, S Pen, or horsepower of the Note 3. So there." Thanks to its substantial feature load, Samsung's juggernaut has remained the essential master of the phablet space ever since its launch, leaving many would-be competitors in the dust when they show up with a big screen and not much else. That's not the case this time around. LG's G Flex comes equipped not just with a 6-inch display, but with a first-of-its-kind curved chassis coated in an ...

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  • by | December 2, 2013 9:00 PM

    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily a we talk about the Microsoft-Nokia deal, which just got approved by the FTC. Then we talk about Meizu and its new smartphone with a display that exceeds current standards. Samsung is up next as we go through the new color variants of the Galaxy Note 3, along with a possible lite version of the Galaxy Note 3 in MWC. Then we talk about the Oppo N1, its release, and what to expect of the CyanogenMod variant. We end today's show talking about the LG G Flex, and our first ever torture test. All this and more after the break. Stories: - FTC gives Microsoft-Nokia ...

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