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Gadget: Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and Gear


Meet Samsung’s luxurious Galaxy Note 3, the sleekest blend of style and do-it-all features on the always-crowded smartphone market. Following its 2012 the Galaxy Note 2, Samsung somehow makes things even better, yielding an absolutely splendid device.

This time around, Samsung focuses more on its S Pen stylus and crafts an optional Galaxy Gear, a completely pointless (yet totally cool) watch accessory, just for good measure.

At a whopping six inches long, the Note 3 is far larger than even oversized devices such as the HTC One and Droid Maxx, but it never feels that way, still fitting easily one’s pocket. It has a 5.7-inch full-HD display that makes movies and games look fantastic.

The Note 3 never feels or looks clunky, either. Samsung smartly ditches the cheap-feeling plastic back of this year’s Galaxy S4, giving you a faux-leather back on the Note 3. No, it’s not real (it’s plastic, too), but, combined with the silver etching around the border, it adds a slight elegance to this phone.

A 2.3-GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor runs Android Jelly Bean, and there’s a solid 3GB of RAM. In practice, that means swift handling of everyday processes and easy web browsing. It also has a 13 megapixel camera to capture clear images.

You can use the Galaxy Gear watch to make and receive calls, without touch the device.

The phone and gear goes for a combined price of about Shs2.8m, though you can opt to have just the phone at about Shs2.1m.

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