On Wednesday, the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 was released in Europe and early reviews have been absolutely fantastic. Reviewers have praised the colorful 1080p screen, the design, and say that the S-Pen is more than a stylus for tech old-timers.
"As phones get bigger and tablets get more ubiquitous, it's good to see a device do something different that actually justifies the increased size. The Samsung Galaxy Note 3's multitasking features are particularly well-thought-out -- but whether you think it looks good in leather is up to you," says CNET.
"We're used to smaller smartphones boasting retina-busting displays, but such sharpness on a screen of this size is truly a thing to behold. Movie content looks amazing, games stunning. But the Note 3 really comes into its own watching sport on TV. Held naturally a couple of feet from your face it offers a better visual experience than a big TV on the other side of the room," claims PC Advisor.
The Telegraph gave the Galaxy Note 3 a five-star review and said it was significantly better than the Galaxy Note 2. "It continues to do all the things that many users would expect from modern handwriting recognition – even with fairly terrible handwriting, it will recognize most of what you put into the device via a stylus or via your finger’s scribbling on the screen. It’s really useful, albeit not reliably perfect. And it offers a huge, 5.7” full HD screen that looks lovely for movies and TV," says reviewer Matt Warman.
The phone will be available for T-Mobile, AT&T and Sprint subscribers next week. In two weeks, Verizon will join the other three major carriers in offering what appears to be the best smartphone device ever released.