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Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Gear Watch Specs and First Impressions

It has been leading up to this for a while now. The Samsung Galaxy Note II just turned 1 year old in the last week of August. The Galaxy Note 3 is finally here. Just like many expected. Samsung announced three new Galaxy products. The Samsung Galaxy Note 3, The Galaxy Gear, and a new Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1.

We had a chance for some hands-on time with the devices. I can’t believe the Galaxy Gear is finally here. Check out the specs on the devices below:
The highly anticipated Galaxy Note 3 smartphone is of course bigger and better. This powerhouse devices begs for multi-tasking and note taking.

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Specs

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Samsung Galaxy Gear

Display: 5.7-inch AMOLED 1,920×1,080 resolution; 386.5ppi
Cameras: 13 megapixel rear-facing camera / 2.1 front facing camera
Processor / RAM: 2.3GHz quad-core (LTE) / 1.9 GHz octa-core (3G) / 3GB RAM
Memory: 32 GB or 64 GB with MicroSD expansion slot
Battery: 3,200 mAh removable battery
Connectivity Options: bluetooth 4.0 / NFC / IR Blaster
Android OS: 4.3 Jelly Bean

How is the Galaxy Note 3 Different from the Galaxy Note II?

Well the camera has upgraded 5 megapixels. It has a much more powerful processor and 1 more GB of RAM.
The battery is a bit bigger as well. A big change is how it syncs with the Samsung Galaxy Gear. Lets talk more about that:

Samsung Galaxy Gear (Smartwatch)

The smartwatch is finally here. After many prototypes and rumors, the official Samsung Galaxy Gear was announced at Unpacked Episode 2. After playing wth it for a while, I am convinced that I need one in my life. It syncs nicely with the Galaxy Note 3 and allows you to do all those little things that we thought were too small for a phone to handle. For example, I lock my phone for privacy. Unlocking it becomes a bother, but with the Galaxy Gear, my Note 3 will unlock with certain actions. Check out the specs:
Samsung Galaxy Gear Smartwatch compared to regular watch copy
Display: 1.63-inch Super AMOLED display at 320×320 resolutionCamera: 1.9 megapixel
RAM: 512 MB
Battery: 315 mAh Battery
Audio: 2 microphones / 1 speaker
Available Apps: Atooma, Banjo, Evernote, Glympse, eBay, Line, MyFitnessPal, Path, Pocket, RunKeeper, TripIt and Vivino
Features: Smart Relay, S Voice, Auto Lock, Find My Device, Media Controller, Pedometer, Stopwatch, Timer
I was super excited to play with the Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch. It’s all about the little things. It has a camera, and quick notifications. It even has a set of apps that work well with it. I was pleasantly surprised. The Galaxy Note 3 has a gear manager for extra settings management of the watch. Some might find the watch a bit bulky, but with the features and specs, I think it’s a decent size.

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 Tablet

Samsung Galaxy Unpacked 2012 - Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1

This Galaxy Note Tablet is a beast plain and simple. This 2014 looks great on paper. Check out the specs:
Display: 10.1-inch WQXGA (2560 X 1600) Super clear LCD

 

Cameras: 8 megapixel rear-facing camera / 2.1 front facing camera
Processor / RAM: 2.3GHz quad-core (LTE) / 1.9 GHz octa-core (3G) / 3GB RAM
Memory: 32 GB or 64 GB with MicroSD expansion slot
Battery: 8,220 mAh removable battery
Connectivity Options: bluetooth 4.0 / NFC / IR Blaster
Android OS: 4.3 Jelly Bean
The Galaxy Note 10.1 didn’t seem laggy at all. They were brand new without much content on them. One of the new things you’ll see is the Air Command Wheel. It allows you to choose from different tasks that you can do with the S Pen. The notification bar was very familiar to that of the Galaxy S 4 and Note 3. I like how you can divide the screen between 2 apps for true multi-tasking. That means you can even have the same app open in two windows. For example, chatting with two different people from the same messaging app, or two internet tabs open.

Samsung Galaxy Unpacked 2012 - Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Samsung Galaxy Gear

Samsung Galaxy Unpacked 2012 - Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Samsung Galaxy Gear Smartwatch Watch

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