Awesome review, fully up to expectations. "Absurdly phenomenal" battery life.. haha. Loved that line. But one thing is bugging me more and more with you guys, and that is your grading system. I find it really ironic that you are capable of such exceptional level of written analysis yet you fail to transform that into the theoretically simplest numerical illustration. On what grounds all the devices that you have tested fall within the score of 75-91?? Please elaborate.
This review for example, doesn't mention even the slightest flaw, hence suggesting a perfect hardware, yet it somehow gets a 10 percent cut from the ideal score. This yet again leaves your scoring system as a completely arbitrary concept without any argumentation.
I managed to find only two minor flaws with my Note 3 - the loudspeaker placement that puts it in the way of hands, and a slight lag in the stock contact /messaging /dialer apps.(easily fixable with third party apps )
Overall I think this is simply a brilliantly well rounded package and easily the best smartphone on the market.
reading this article from my Note 3 4G I'm really satisfied the screen is really good and sharp. in some reviews they measured the screen brightness in automatic mode and it reached 600 while in manual mode the full brightness is about 400 can the reviewer conform that ??
Thank you for the review, owning a Note 2 and now 3 I am looking for information not (yet?) documented by Samsung, nor could I find them anywhere else. It concerns the Hardware as well as software support. Do you or any of the readers have any information they are willing to share?
1. Due to the absense of information from Samsung the conditions of how the Regionlock can be disabled is unknown. A lot of information is posted but national Samsung customer services don't have information nor are the able to provide unlockcodes. Since through updates this will most likely also apply to e.g. Notes 2. Sometimes an unlock by using the Note with a Sim from the region it was bought in was sufficient, unclear is- if you read posts e.g. at .xda-developer- how long it had to stay in or how much activity is needed to unlock the Note. it would be nce to know for shure.
4. Access to external USB 2.0/3.0 Memory, Flash/HDD, what fileformats are supported, what is the max. size acceptable 2TB, or more?
5.a. Is the earplug fixed to L-/R-out and Mic-In or is there a way to enable Stereo recording by configuring the out to input's?
5.b. Support of external USB- Sound devices that would enable Stereo recording or use for Noise cancelling?
6. Support of other USB harware e.g. USB-LAN, DVB-C(2)-/-T(2)-/S(2) receiver? So far e.g. SDR-Radio supports some DVB-T Hardware.
7. The USB 2.0/3.0 connector and it's support of video out. WHich version is supported which adapter are needed, is charging possible ... again you'll find different information which may or not may work for the Note.
8. What accessories will be available, at best you find placeholders for something that is not yet available e.g. replacement-battery. Which old accessories will work and in case of the docking station what is supported if it works at all?
Please update the review if you have additional information.
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