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Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Review, Specs, and Video Playback Tips

Samsung Electronics declares their Galaxy Note 3 as the first device ever to feature 3GB of RAM. Like previous Notes, the new Note 3 was unveiled at technology trade show IFA in Berlin, alongside the Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch and a 10.1-inch Galaxy Note 10.1.

The Note 3 makes Samsung’s jump to 1080p full HD displays on phablets and it adopts a new textured back. It comes with a larger than before 5.7” 1080p Super AMOLED display, but it retains a more compact profile. There is a 13-megapixel rear camera with improved flash, and of course an all new S Pen with improved functionality.
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Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Review and Main Specs

+ Very big display (5.7 inches)
+ High-resolution display (1080 x 1920 pixels)
+ Extremely high pixel density screen, over 370ppi (386 ppi)
+ High-resolution camera (13 megapixels)
+ Quad core processor
+ Lots of RAM (3072 MB RAM)
+ Fast mobile data support (4G)
+ HDMI connector for TV-out (via microUSB)

- The screen is larger but the bezels have gotten shorter.

The Galaxy Note 3 features a new material that not only feels comfortable in the hand, but durable, too. More than that, the Note 3 comes out on top by offering a bevy of useful features while keeping things generally fast.

To learn more specs of the device, read a specifications chart of Galaxy Note 3 below.


Samsung Galaxy Note 3

Operating system

Android OS, v4.3 (Jelly Bean)


Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 (N9005)/ Exynos 5 Octa 5420 (N9000)


Quad-core 2.3 GHz Krait 400 (N9005)/ Quad-core 1.9 GHz Cortex-A15 & quad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A7 (N9000)


Adreno 330 (N9005)/ Mali-T628 MP6 (N9000)

Screen size

5.7 inch

Display resolution

1080 x 1920 pixels


Super AMOLED capacitive multitouch screen, 16M colors

Pixel density

386 ppi pixel density

Front camera

2 MP, 1080p@30fps

Rear camera

13 MP, 4128 x 3096 pixels, autofocus, LED flash

Video recording

2160p@30fps, 1080p@60fps (N9005)/ 1080p (N9000)

Internal memory

32/64 GB storage

Expandable memory

microSD, up to 64 GB


151.2 x 79.2 x 8.3 mm (5.95 x 3.12 x 0.33 in)


168 g (5.93 oz)




Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot




Black, White, Pink

YouTube player



Yes, v4.0 with A2DP, LE, EDR

Video Playback Tips for Galaxy Note 3

Due to format restrictions and copy protections, there are still lots of file types that Galaxy Note 3 can not handle, for example, the MTS, M2TS clips captured by an AVCHD camera, the TiVo recordings downloaded from a TiVo DVR, the protected .m2ts streams in a Blu-ray movie and so on. Then what to do if your files are unacceptable by your Note 3 phablet? Here comes a collection of video playback tips for your device.

Tip one: Put and Play HD videos (MKV/VOB/AVI/WMV/MTS/AVCHD/TiVo/MPG etc.) onto Galaxy Note 3
In attempt to put various HD videos, like MOV, VOB, AVI, WMV, MTS, AVCHD, TiVo and MPG onto Galaxy Note 3 for playback, you may have issues loading unacceptable files onto the device. In that case, you are highly recommended to use a Galaxy Note 3 Video Converter and convert those unsupported files into a format ((e.g. H.264 MP4) that compatible with your Note 3.

Tip two: Copy DVD movies to Galaxy Note 3 for playing
As for playing DVD movies on Galaxy Note 3, you need to rip DVD VOB videos to Note 3 playable files types in advance. Pavtube DVD to Galaxy Note 3 Converter will shed you some lights on this point. This DVD Ripper for Note 3 features powerful DVD ripping capability to work with your standard DVD discs, DVD ISO image files, as well as DVD Folders and makes great quality copies of your DVDs for viewing on Note 3 with clear image and great audio/video synchronization.

Tip three: Watch 1080p Blu-ray movies on Galaxy Note 3
As Galaxy Note 3 supports full HD1080p video playback, it’s amazing to watch 1080p Blu-ray movies on your Note 3. To realize 1080p Blu-ray playback on your phablet device, it’s inevitable that you have to make use of a Blu-ray Ripper to rip Blu-ray movies to Note 3 viewable formats. If you’re looking for ease of use, fast conversion speed, decent 1080p quality and don’t mind spending $34.3, you can give Pavtube Blu-ray Ripper for Galaxy Note 3 a shot. Pavtube Blu-ray Ripper is much faster than other similar software, especially when you enabling CUDA or ATI Stream (AMD APP) acceleration to create H.264 encoded files. Additionally, the 1080p image quality would be excellent when viewing on Galaxy Note 3, and you will see no visible difference even when compared to playing the Blu-ray discs themselves.

Additional Tips
If you would like to get a powerful all-in-one tool to convert videos, Blu-ray movies and DVDs to Galaxy Note 3 simultaneously saving time and effort, Pavtube’s integrated Video Converter Ultimate will be your best choice. If you are running a Mac OS X computer, iMedia Converter for Mac is your alternative choice.

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