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By darkshaft, Senior Member on 8th May 2014, 09:01 AM
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Hello XDA members, this is my quick review about Note 3 coming from S3.

Pros:
1- love the light weight
2- huge screen size
3- great display
4- spen amazing
5- blasting speed
6- excellent multitasking
7- love touchwiz theme
8- Battery life very decent
9- love faux leather

Cons:

1- Camera sucks in:
a- low light
b- no night mode
c- Camera has no unique filters unlike my S3 which had blue point filter and green point filter also cartoon & black and white which I find disappointing cause I use alot, found some filters in camera settings but they need to be downloaded and when I click download it just shifts me to samsung store and cant even find them there, really disappointing.

2- Sim card and SD card placement and removal in phone is extremely stupid in S3 was way better with spring to take them off in an easy way but here it sucks hard.

3- No page buddy?!!

For the speakers I agree they aren't loud, however; they are more or less nearer to stereo speakers than my S3's speaker which is nice.

Overall, this is what I expected from it except from camera part.
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8th May 2014, 12:32 PM |#2  
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Originally Posted by darkshaft

Hello XDA members, this is my quick review about Note 3 coming from S3.

Pros:
1- love the light weight
2- huge screen size
3- great display
4- spen amazing
5- blasting speed
6- excellent multitasking
7- love touchwiz theme
8- Battery life very decent
9- love faux leather

Cons:

1- Camera sucks in:
a- low light
b- no night mode
c- Camera has no unique filters unlike my S3 which had blue point filter and green point filter also cartoon & black and white which I find disappointing cause I use alot, found some filters in camera settings but they need to be downloaded and when I click download it just shifts me to samsung store and cant even find them there, really disappointing.

2- Sim card and SD card placement and removal in phone is extremely stupid in S3 was way better with spring to take them off in an easy way but here it sucks hard.

For the speakers I agree they aren't loud, however; they are more or less nearer to stereo speakers than my S3's speaker which is nice.

Overall, this is what I expected from it except from camera part.

Try to stick your sim card with a cellophane tape before removing.. It will be much easier to take it out
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8th May 2014, 12:35 PM |#3  
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Try to stick your sim card with a cellophane tape before removing.. It will be much easier to take it out

This is a premium phone I shouldn't be doing this but thanks, any idea how can I get old camera filters??
8th May 2014, 03:31 PM |#4  
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Ya that cool color out filter is missing at Note 3.

As for night mode, just tick smart stabilization.

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After playing some games like fifa 2014, asphalt 8 I noticed there is some fps drop which is a silly thing to have with a high end phone especially if my S3 played these games smoothly with power saving mode on, however; that doesn't make phone bad for me I don't play much on it, any ideas for a fix?
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These are my benchmarks, stock 4.4.2, I get a very decent scores which doesn't coincide with fps drop during game
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Hello,

You should try this!
https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...=ma.wanam.dvfs
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12th May 2014, 04:15 PM |#8  
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For nice filters use Snapseed app, its amazing. Its free, from NIK Software which is a very common and respected name by photographers.

Sent from my SM-N9005 using XDA Premium 4 mobile app
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