Note 3 My 'out of the box' review

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Note 3 My 'out of the box' review

PostPosted by Cleoriff » Fri Dec 12, 2014 3:22 pm

What do you know? Cleo is writing a review about a phone.... ;)

This will not be a usual review. It won't be full of technical specifications. The Note 3 was released last year so many of you will be familiar with it. (this was one of the reasons I chose it....I knew I could ask for help and it would be freely given)

I happily admit to being a technophobe. Each to their own. I know I have come a long way in two years since moving into the alien world of smartphones

My needs were simple. Currently I was using a Samsung S3 and though I loved it, I felt I needed something bigger. So it had to be Samsung. It had to be the Note 3.

It had to be Red.

This was my choice....

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It arrived. I opened the box. I fell in love....easy as that.

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Technical Specifications http://www.gsmarena.com/samsung_galaxy_note_3-5665.php

I can tell you now that I haven't tried half the features on this phone. If honest I probably never will..but I am using what suits me at present. Who knows, if I feel I want to live dangerously I may try a few more things?

Things I love...
The look and feel of this phone. It's big and beautiful. The screen size is just what I wanted. The display is clear and in my opinion, unbeatable. The keyboard is fast and responsive. The battery life is amazing. I charge it every 3 days. Job done.

The camera takes wonderful pictures. I have tried one video recording and hey, it all worked well.

I call and text a lot. Absolutely no problem

It takes a micro sim and the one from my S3 was transferred into this phone.

Setting it up...

This is where I aim to raise a few smiles. I had no clue. I admit to it. Therefore I will be showing a few of the conversations that went on between me and @MI5 (All credit to him. Without his expertise this phone would still be in the box)

Me: I want to set up the Note 3, how do I get everything from my S3 transferred over?

MI5: Have you backed everything up?

Me: Errrmmmm NO?

MI5: Do it now please.

Me: OK. How do I back them up?

MI5: Back your contacts to Gmail and your photos to Dropbox

Me: (A few hours later) Ok I have done that now...shall I put the sim in the Note 3?

MI5: You don't need to put your sim in yet.

Me: Are you sure?

MI5: Absolutely positive.

Me: (getting angry now) Well you better explain that to me because I am an idiot!!

Explanation given ...and yes I am an idiot.....A few hours later I started again....

Me: Oh God...it is saying there is a firmware/software update. It wants me to install it

MI5: Click install

Me: NO! It might wipe stuff.......

MI5: It wont. Click install now. Then turn the phone off and reboot.

(I knew how to do that)

Me: That's done and now another one has come in....

MI5: Install it......

I have to say there were many many more conversations of this nature. All amusing and time consuming but you get the gist of most of it. :dance

My last question went along the line of....This S Pen thingy...what do I do with that? MI5's response was...lets get you all set up then I can talk to you about the S Pen (No doubt he was rolling on the floor with laughter at that one) :lmao

My final test was when I took my new Note 3 to Spain. In the past I have had no problem when I land, turning my S3 on and network is found immediately. Not so with the Note 3. It was if I turned her on and she woke up and thought...hang on hang on... where the hell am I?...

No real problem as I searched for the network manually...once found she was good to go and behaved impeccably during my time away.

So that's it....My red Note 3 is now attired in her new red case and looks the business.

I love it. I can't see me ever wanting to change

I hope my 'review' made you smile. If so my work is done ;)

Thanks for reading this... and of course special thanks to @MI5 for all his amazing help and support :halo
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Re: Note 3 My 'out of the box' review

PostPosted by Cleoriff » Fri Dec 12, 2014 3:24 pm

I have to add of course...Many thanks to Phil Moulsher for getting me this lovely piece of kit :heart :rockin
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Re: Note 3 My 'out of the box' review

PostPosted by O2MACH2 » Fri Dec 12, 2014 3:25 pm

Nice piece of copy & pasting there Cleo ;) :lmao
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Re: Note 3 My 'out of the box' review

PostPosted by stuart » Fri Dec 12, 2014 3:30 pm

Nicely written & well done on a balanced comprehensive review

Thanks for sharing :lmao

Seriously, well done, with more reviews like your one here & my iPhone 5c one, with many more we could really promote them to get unbiased reviews out there
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Re: Note 3 My 'out of the box' review

PostPosted by Cleoriff » Fri Dec 12, 2014 3:34 pm

O2MACH2 wrote:Nice piece of copy & pasting there Cleo ;) :lmao


Of course...Mind you, I had to do the pics via postimage as THEY wouldn't copy over. I also had to change to our smilies.

Otherwise a job well done.... :halo
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Re: Note 3 My 'out of the box' review

PostPosted by pdmoulsher » Fri Dec 12, 2014 3:53 pm

Nice job :ooyh
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Re: Note 3 My 'out of the box' review

PostPosted by Gillsfankev » Sat Dec 13, 2014 2:24 am

My thoughts: thanks for sharing

Nice original review. Made me giggle.

Well written.
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