All eyes have been on Apple in the last few days as the Californian tech company’s gold iPhone 5S and the pink version of the iPhone 5C have flown off the shelves.
But, hot on the heels of Apple’s new releases, comes Samsung’s latest gizmo, the Galaxy Note III. And, while the phablet is more of a niche market than Apple’s iPhones, there are many reasons why consumers will snap up the new Note. In fact, it might just be Samsung’s most impressive gizmo to date. Here are just 5 reasons why:
Powered with a new Qualcomm Snapdragon Quardcore processor, the new Note is impressively fast. It also comes with 3GB of RAM included and its 386ppi screen, which is a whopping 5.7 inches has good contrast and vibrant colours, making it a gamer’s delight.
The new Note feels thinner and lighter than previous models, meaning the size doesn’t feel as unwieldy. It retains the same metal frame as the Galaxy S4, which runs around the edge of the handset, providing a more high-end look. But, the back now looks and feels like leather, giving it a more exclusive textured appearance. There are even ‘stitches’ running around the edge. But, if you’re not keen, you can still remove it and change to a Smart Cover.
Galaxy Gear compatible
The Galaxy Note III is the first Samsung device to be compatible with the Korean multinational’s wearable technology, the Galaxy Gear smartwatch. The Gear offers users quick access to notifications and messages.
Smaller but bigger
Somehow, the clever designers at Samsung have managed to make the new Note a bit smaller than its predecessor, coming in at 151.2 x 79.2 x 8.3mm. It’s still pretty big for anyone with little hands. But, considering it has a bigger display than the Note II, a better processor and a more impressive 13MP camera, it’s no mean feat to have fit everything into a smaller package.
With all of its features, and its size, we were expecting the Galaxy Note III to have a disappointing battery life. But, in fact, the new device offers a full day of use after charging. The battery is larger this time round to cope with the upgrades and higher-resolution screen, with a capacity of 3,200mAh.And, there is a power saving mode if you need to get the maximum time out of your mobile.
The downside, however, is the Galaxy Note III’s price, which matches its large size. The new device will set you back around £600 a month, or some £35 a month on a long contract. And, if you want to pair the Galaxy Note III with the Galaxy Gear, you’ll need to fork out another £300 for the wearable gizmo. But, Samsung’s Note series has already been more popular than expected and the Galaxy Note III is set to continue that tradition. Both the Galaxy Gear and the Galaxy Note III have just launched in the UK.