Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Now Available From T-Mobile For $0 Down

w640Right on schedule T-Mobile has let loose the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Gear on the Magenta world. As anticipated last night, the Galaxy Note 3 is available for $0 down thanks to T-Mobile’s newest October smartphone sale. The device will add $29.50 to your monthly bill for 24 months so like all of T-Mobile’s $0 down sales, it’s more mental savings than real savings.

As a quick recap, the Note 3 will feature Android 4.3, a 5.7″ 1080p display, 3GB of RAM, 2.3GHz Quad-core Snapdragon processor, 3200mAh battery, 32GB of built-in memory, LTE, expandable memory via microSD, S Pen functionality, and comes in both black and white online.  According to our report last night, there are hints the white variant may not show up in stores until later this month so if you’re clamoring for white, www.t-mobile.com is your best bet.

Also available today is the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 companion accessory, the Galaxy Gear smartwatch. The Gear arrives for $299 and features a host of on-board apps, a 1.63″ Super AMOLED display, and 10-second 720p video. Early reviews have hit the Gear for poor functionality and many reviewers labeled it a “rush to market device” however, if your life is all up in Samsung’s camp this very well may be the smartwatch for your holiday shopping list.

Last but not least is the preview of the Galaxy Note 3 embedded below thanks to T-Mobile product manager Des Smith and Chris Pirillo.

T-Mobile Galaxy Note 3

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  • mreveryphone

    3:30p can’t come soon enough!!!

  • gentleman559

    Picking mine up this morning.

  • sahil

    Auusam android phone

  • kalel33

    I still don’t get the “sale” moniker. The prices of the phones aren’t any cheaper in the overall picture, they just charge you more per month. Now if they dropped the price of the phone by $100 then that’d be a sale.

    • Danny Lewis

      Yeah, I agree with the article’s term “mental sale.” However, this isn’t the first time they have done this, it must be a good trick.

      • kalel33

        Back when the phones were subsidized they had actual sales, usually Mother’s day and Valentine’s day, where the phones were free with an upgrade. That actually saved the person up to $200 off the price of the phone. This is just a smoke and mirrors sale.

        • Jason

          But any “deal” or “sale” is really just smoke and mirrors anyways. You’ll end up paying cost eventually in the form of higher rate plans and forced data plans. But you knew that already and clearly just have an issue with your former employer.

        • kalel33

          There used to be actual sales before that saved a customer up to $200 over what they usually payed. The Classic plans, over a 2 year period, with a flagship phone for free is actually cheaper than the Simple Choice plans with paying for phone at retail price from T-mobile.

          You are an idiot if you think any “deal” or “sale” is smoke and mirrors. Look on slickdeals_dot_net and you’ll see what “actual” sales are and not just smoke and mirrors, like this one. Even Dave stated in the article that this isn’t a sale. This is a promotion, not a sale.

          You stating that all sales are the same way and I’m only stating this because I used to work there is the epitome of cognitive dissonance.

        • Rams

          Yeah that was back when the rate plans were higher too. Now plans are lower and theymake up for that with the payment plan. Either way you end up paying the same monthly or just a little bit less including the phone payment.

        • kalel33

          A flagship phone for free with the Classic plans is cheaper than buying a flagship phone and paying for the Simple Choice plans, over the course of a 2 year period. You must not have been around during that time.

    • Dakota

      Bait & switch. Not a great way to gain good will. Just makes them look sneaky like when department store artificially raise their regular price & then claim 50% off or the ‘retail’ price is one they never sold the item for. If you’re going to advertise a sale, knock $100 off.. Advertise the hell of it & get new subscribers. I thought the new strategy was supposed to differentiate them from other carriers and yet theyre playing the same games.. Actually worse. I originally signed years ago when the promotion was $10 off your monthly contract for life. That was a real deal that made me choose Tmobile

  • cnote

    Just got my Note 3!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • gpt2010

      ME TOO!!!!

      • gpt2010

        Glad I got mine early today. I think the white sold out already!

    • PHONE_FREAK

      I’m jealous. Just a wee bit.

  • S. Ali

    Geez, I can buy 2 laptops or a Nexus 4 and Laptop for the same price

    • PHONE_FREAK

      Sounds like a really cheap laptop.

      • guidomus_maximus

        and they don’t make the N4 anymore

  • Matt_Reader

    One thing that is worth mentioning, these $0 down ‘mental’ sales are a real savings if you’re on the JUMP program. Because you finance the down payment, if you jump at 6 months, you save 75% of whatever that down payment would be. It may not be a big deal, but for JUMP customers this could save them $50 to $75 (if $100 down payment) or $100 to $150 (if $200 down payment, assuming no JUMP customer would wait in excess of 1 year to JUMP). Which is anywhere from 5 months to 15 months of JUMP fees.

    • kalel33

      If you’re on the JUMP program then they’re already making a lot of extra money off of you in the first place. JUMP is for people that “need” the newest phone and are willing to pay the high costs for it. So the “savings” are offset with the extra money that your paying out monthly.

      • http://twitter.com/#!/ImpyChick pantlesspenguin

        I know that extra couple bucks is sure hurting me… Did you know that insurance is included with JUMP? So that $10 I’m paying for JUMP is just an extra couple bucks on top of the insurance I’d normally be paying anyway.

        • TMOSTC

          Or $2 less depending on your phone.

      • PHONE_FREAK

        But I was paying $12 a month for insurance, now I am paying $10 and I am actually saving with deals like this. So where exactly are they “making a lot of extra money off me?”

        • kalel33

          T-mobile’s insurance is the highest in the industry for cost per month and they also have the highest deductibles of all the carriers, even though they use the same insurance company, Asurion. If you are buying insurance then they are already making a lot of extra money off of you.

          The smart way of doing things is to only have “extended warranty” for $3.99 a month and if the phone is damaged then just take the hit of the “out of warranty” fee, which is much less than the insurance deductible. The only thing it doesn’t cover is lost or stolen. I will never have to buy a new phone, because I can just send it in for a warranty replacement and if they no longer have my phone then I get an updated model for $5. That’s much better than the outrageous price your paying for JUMP and insurance deductibles, unless you lose phones all the time or you “need” that phone that just came out.

        • PHONE_FREAK

          You’re kidding me. I didn’t even know about this option. Thanks!

        • kalel33

          I used to be a rep for 3 years and just didn’t understand the high cost of insurance and the deductibles. Just don’t tell them the phone is damaged when you do a warranty replacement and when they receive it they just charge you an out of warranty fee.

        • JB

          It would be my luck the minute I do that is the minute my phone gets lost or stolen. Haha

        • kalel33

          I’ve been lucky so far.

        • TMOSTC

          T-Mobile no longer uses Asurion unless you are on a legacy PHP. The new company is Assurant.

        • kalel33

          I looked that up and you’re correct. Wow, the deductibles have gone up with the new insurance company. The HTC Amaze was $120 for a replacement and now it’s $150. $150 to replace a 2 year old phone. You can buy them for about that and not have to pay insurance.

          Wonder why they went with an insurance company that has a higher deductible and monthly cost than what they did have. It used to be $7.99 a month with Asurion a little over a year ago. Now it’s $10 and it costs you more to replace it. They have to be making more money with the new company than they did with Asurion. Yeah, I’ll keep doing my extended warranty and get a replacement, if it’s damaged, and take the out of warranty fee, which is much much cheaper. I think the oow fee on the Amaze is down to $65.

        • Rams

          The new insurance company didn’t raise the deductibles. It’s the same on asurion. Deductible prices increased almost 6 months ago.

        • ssjassassin

          tmo jump is $10 a month through assurant
          vzw is $10 a month through asurion
          att is $6 a month through CNA
          The extended warranty feature you talk about is gone no longer for sale though customers with it should be able to keep it.
          The non jump feature is both insurance and extended warranty for $8 currently available.
          Out of warranty fees have gone up to match the claim cost from assurant/asurion in most cases. Rarely will they be larger.
          It is funny how you call jump cost outrageous. Why pay for a monthly warranty? You get 12 months free just by buying the phone. If you happen to break it then you can pay only $20 for your replacement phone + the out of warranty fee if you are trying to do some good ol fraud. Thats 3 whole months of ex war and a claim. Oh wait, or you could see value if the 3.99 just like others may see value in jump. That means that for only $6 more i can upgrade if i want, replace if lost when needed, I can locate and back up my phone with lookout premium, that seems like alot of ways to make sure i always have the phone i want. It also sounds like a good way to make sure i don’t lose my pictures or data too. Im sure you know allot about all this by giving allot of accurate information in the first place. Glad i was here to help keep things correct. Jump will never be for everyone. But it holds value for those that do not want to miss a new phone or enjoy losing and breaking them.

          Personally i do not like any form of protection. I buy phones full price and sell them used. Once a year i may be out $300 on a phone bought and my old one sold. if i did jump thats $120 plus $300-$350 for phone payments or $420 – $470 a year. I am in a position where i can afford the full cost of my new phone in one hit and can wait for my old phone to sell. Many people prefer to leverage by credit and this can make things more affordable to those people. I see how JUMP works for the many seeing as people love to leverage on credit. It is the american dream after all.

      • guest

        plus if have a high end phone insurance was 11.99 so your actually saving 1.99 by moving to jump

        • kalel33

          Read my reply to PHONE_FREAK and you’ll understand my though process on this.

        • JBLmobileG1

          Another reason why I jumped. I knew eventually I would get a newer high end device, (which I have insurance every time and would have cost more than what I currently was paying at the time) so actually I am saving money.

  • Wayne Tam

    When I click on the “See price breakdown” on Note 3 from T-mobile’s website, it says monthly cost of the device is $22….

  • Dakota

    Only $708 for a phone & people complain about iPhone.. The ‘sales’ aren’t really sales. They just move the costs to the installments.. Not much of an UNcarrier thing to do. The Gear has gotten terrible reviews too, but Note fanatics are as blindly loyal as the Apple folks they love to mock

    • kalel33

      4″ phone vs a 5.7″ display, for less than a hundred dollars more. Android 4″ phones are much much cheaper than the Iphone’s 4″ display. I agree with the rest of your post.

    • JBLmobileG1

      I use a Pebble smart watch with my Note 2 and Love it. I get compliments from people all the time and its $150 less than Samsung’s. Personally, while I Love my Samsung phones, I am not going to fall for their add on junk.

    • Stone Cold

      Ultimately it is up to the consumer if they choose to go for this or not. The language should change as it truly isn’t a sale but the industry has done stuff like this for years and will continue to do so.

  • 21stNow

    No Galaxy Gears in-store?! I’ve been dreaming of talking to my wrist all week and now I have to wait some more. ARRRGGHHH!!!

    • bob90210

      You can talk to your wrist right now. There’s nothing stopping you.

      • 21stNow

        You’ve got jokes I see. ; )

  • http://twitter.com/#!/ImpyChick pantlesspenguin

    I think it’s a good deal for people who don’t want a large up front cost and don’t mind paying the full price in payments. People do this all the time with TV’s, furniture, cars, etc. Why is it a crock when T-Mo does it with a phone? (this isn’t directed at David or tmonews, just the naysayers that are saying this isn’t a good deal)

    • kalel33

      When car, furniture, and TV people do it, it’s called a promotion. A sale by definition is “an event or occasion during which a business sells goods or services at prices that are lower than usual”. The phone isn’t any cheaper, just the down payment. If that’s the case, then Wal-mart should say that everything is on sale because you can put it on lay away.

      • bob90210

        To be fair, T-Mobile has not called it “Sale,” at least not on the website nor the internal memo. I don’t know about the stores.

        • kalel33

          I was just going by what was written here as it being a sale. If it’s not called a sale then most of the comments on this blog would never have been posted. I do wonder if they ever will do a sale for customers or just keep on putting out low down payment promotions.

  • JJCommonSense

    Does any1 know how u can update your credit class with tmobile? The foreign language speaking gentleman in the credit dept couldn’t do it and theyre basing my downpayment off of my credit score from 2 years ago…

    • Rams

      No way to do it. But they should give you a loyalty discount once you have surpassed 2 years of service.

  • PHONE_FREAK

    I am slightly disappointed with this release. I’m just not sure its a good enough upgrade from the Note 2, even though it “improves in almost every way.”

  • nerdlust

    This is a really hard decision. My note2 is very fast and we just got lte here so its extra fast internet as well, but this deal sounds so tempting.

    • http://www.pinmystyle.com/ Pin My Style

      Stick with the Note 2 until the “Next Big” release from Samsung, the incremental upgrades to GN3 arent worth an extra $600.. and most features can come via software updates to GN2 anyway!

      • gentleman559

        I would usually tend to agree but not this time, they did an excellent job on this phone. Whats not a good enough reason to upgrade? Bigger HD screen with less bezel, 32GB internal, 13MP camera, 2,3 Quad core processor, 4.3? I think your just fooling yourself. If you had it in hand you would be having a phonegasm. Just saying. Im calling BS on this one

        • http://www.pinmystyle.com/ Pin My Style

          I think the phone is nice, I really love the look and it is obviously one of the best out right now… I have the Note 2 and know all the GN3 spec upgrades.. That said, I dont necessarily have $600 to throw around, and if I do it has to be worth it in all aspects.

          The specs you mentioned are nice, but in my opinion my Note 2 already takes great pictures, screen res is already great for a screen it’s size, and it’s super fast. Upgrading to get slightly better pictures, slightly better screen, and slightly faster loading times just isn’t worth $600 to me. Maybe for some it is, though.

          I’m not saying “dont upgrade, not worth it”, but if someone is on the fence and already have and love the Note 2, I’d say wait it out another few months for a huge overhaul of an update to hardware capabilities and software, rather than relatively marginal.

  • JBLmobileG1

    This is a tempting deal. I just got a Note 2 recently with the last $0 down sale Tmobile had. I also am on the jump program which let’s me jump twice a year. I am already pushing it at $26 a month however, even if its just a few more dollars, it’s still a few more dollars too much. I also purchased a new case for my Note 2 and just paid my most recent bill which had my sales tax for the Note 2. While this may be a good deal, you still need to realize that the taxes will be due upfront. All in all, like someone stated, this may not be a worthy upgrade to the Note 2 (at least not now for me) even though it may be improved in almost every way.

    • bob90210

      If you’re pushing it at $26 dollars a month, then perhaps paying $10 a month to upgrade twice a year is not the best for you. Save the 10 bucks and you’ll will have quite a bit of money to upgrade in two years.

      • JBLmobileG1

        I thought about that but your wrong there. Saving $10 a month for two years wouldn’t get you a nice phone at all… it’s only $240 which could probably get you a used smart phone that’s already a few years old. Plus, I always have insurance on my phones. $10 is good considering it would have been $12 a month for insurance on a smart phone. True, while going from $26 to $29 isn’t a big difference, the money has to stop somewhere. Who knows,maybe this is a test for Tmobile to see exactly how much one is willing to pay for a phone using installments. For me, $26 is the most Illinois pay.

        • JBLmobileG1

          I meant, I’ll pay.

        • bob90210

          240 dollars is more than a third of the price of a new Note 3. That’s a bit of money (not all, of course, but I didn’t say all). As for insurance, dump the insurance unless if you’re making a claim twice a year. You’re losing money if you make fewer.

        • JBLmobileG1

          Phones seem to be becoming more and more expensive, so even with $240 saved up I would still need the rest to purchase the phone. Sure , I could use a credit card for the balance, but then I’d be paying more for the phone in interest. With jump there is no interest. Also I have seen people who have taken insurance off their phone then lost it. Knowing my luck that would be me or my younger kids would break it… no thanks. To me it’s worth having insurance.

        • kalel33

          But it’s not just the $240 for the insurance. You also have the deductible for one claim, which is, I believe, $175. That puts you at $450 and they don’t send you a new phone, they send you a refurbished phone. Ask any rep if they’d rather have a refurbished phone from T-mobile or a used phone that’s never had any problems and they’ll say the used phone.

        • bob90210

          I don’t understand your logic. The phones will cost whatever they cost. The difference is that you will have $240 more to pay for it.

          I’ll take a guess and say that you have spent more on insurance and deductibles than the value of the replacements you have received.

  • ImSoDallasTexas!!!

    Im going to wait for the Galaxy S5, my Note2 is still Awwweeeeesoooomeeeee!!!!!

    • edfranco1

      I agree with you.. I really do love my Note 2 also plus I don’t see anything really that special in the Note 3.

      • ImSoDallasTexas!!!

        Exactly!!!! I don’t think it will hurt to pass on this, im thinkin Galaxy Gear, when its compatible but idk….

  • Jose Pizzle!

    For those that want to know some cool apps for your Galaxy s3 please check out my channel

  • http://www.volkswagen.de/ Quailallstar

    I’m rocking my new LG Optimus G Pro (in white) and loving it! Was going to get this, but I got this phone instead ;) Faster than the Note 2 but not as fast as the Note 3; I’m OK being in the middle. LTE weeeeeeee!!!!

    • mingkee

      I know Note 3 supports Cat4 LTE (LTE Advanced), but how about S4?

  • Mystery Man

    Can $0 down payment be used with JUMP? So I can end up paying $240 instead of $376 after 6 months to upgrade to another phone?

    • Prod1702

      If you add jump yes you can upgrade in 6 months again. It all depends on what the down payment at that time is.

  • MarkieE

    Anybody been able to successfully order a Galaxy Gear through T-Mobile?

    • auser72

      No, it’s been out of stock since this morning. I don’t believe they had any in Stock to begin with.

  • David

    The store I went to this morning, they have both black & white in stock. The box have no labels to tell us about this device for america only.

  • Morton H

    I got my Note 3 today my store had the white as well as black. $0 down also cant beat it

  • Mirad77

    Someone lemme know when N5 is on the list.

  • bno

    Ima wait for the note4

  • mingkee

    Other than $0 down (but you have to pay tax of the listed price), T-Mobile version Note 3 is developer-friendly (unlocked bootloader).

  • weezy34

    Just visited my local tmo corp store to check out the Note3. I did side by side tests of the camera in auto mode at high res using my Note2. The Note3 had much better colors, brightness and sharpness. The size difference is mi’nute. I was trying to think of all the reasons I should buy the new mobile, since at this point, it is a want and not a need.

    Will most likely buy it soon.

  • doom87

    I was wondering if I can have yalls opinion on if i should get the n3 on a 2 year contract. Currently there are 2 out of the 4 lines open. Two of them will not finish until next year and two lines are legible for an upgrade. I know tmobile is going to shut down the third party selling very soon. I don’t see myself changing carriers because i have not had any problems with tmobile nor I don’t like sprint nor att (Verizon is just to expensve). My montly bill as of now is at about $125ish for four lines and my half of the bill is only $40 a month. I am the only one with internet and all others have text. I believe i cannot join the JUMP program yet cause of the other two pending lines so that’s why i don’t mind getting on a two year contract once again. I am not sure about the JUMP program only because i don’t want to lease a phone, I would love to own it. I know going to the JUMP program will increase my bill $20 some bucks and I really don’t want that… What do guys think? Thanks.

    • thepanttherlady

      The JUMP! program and EIP (Equipment Installment Plan) are two different things. JUMP! is for Simple Choice customers and is $10/monthly. The EIP is when you purchase a phone and pay for it with a down payment (unless you get one with $0 down) and monthly installments for 2 years. At any point you pay off the EIP balance (cost of phone) you own it. If you join the JUMP! program, you don’t have to JUMP! but rather pay off the balance of the phone and keep it.

      I believe you would have to switch plans in order to utilize either of these programs.

      • doom87

        I see what your pointting out here. I’m used to paying $199-$250 and activaion fee and the phone is yours for a rewnual of a 2 year contract. Never pay for the phone itself again, just for the monthly bill. I know that adding JUMP will replace my insurance that i have on my line right now so I am not worried about my bill being raised. My problem is when i would have to pay additional $25-$29 a month and six months later trade that phone for another (I know you dont have too). The cycle continues. I guess the only thing i dont want is for tmobile to screw me over and get as much money ass possible out of me…. I wanna come on top and win! lol

        • thepanttherlady

          The best way to utilize the JUMP! program is when the $0 promotions are offered. You pay sales tax out the door and don’t pay the first EIP payment until month #3 after purchase. When 6 months hits you’ve only paid tax plus 4 months of payments on the phone. You’re right though, even though you trade in your phone and T-Mobile wipes out the balance, you start over with a new phone.

          You can do the JUMP! program if it won’t cost you more and only use it as an option B should you need to use it. To be honest though, the more you pay on your phone before using JUMP! the more T-Mobile is getting out of you.

          If you purchase a phone using the EIP, you can pay as much as you want each month towards it and pay the phone off sooner and your monthly bill drops by that amount.

          Look into the Bridge to Value. It moves Classic plan customers to the Simple Choice plans as their lines become eligible and even offers you a discount on your line. For you it might be worth it because I think the credit is about $20 which would offset the cost of the monthly phone payment (within a few dollars).

  • auser72

    I played with the LG G2 yesterday while waiting on rep to complete work. I was surprised how nice it was. The display is just as good, if not slightly better that note 3. It was very responsive and felt great in my hand. Overall I like the note 3, but the G2 is just as good in my opinion. I think I would pick G2 over S4.

    • gentleman559

      Absolutely. The G2 is an amazing device and id take one of the S4 anyday

  • jay

    I can’t find the galaxy gear anywhere in brooklyn ny =[

    • MarkieE

      They are available in Best Buy starting 10/04. All colors.

  • tmobilefanboy

    what kind of deal is this you suck tmobile

  • MsSoledOut

    Does any else have glitches with their phone? I wanna know if it’s my phone or just all phones since it just came out.

    • tmofan

      oh yea. this phone has many glitches

    • Jose Hernandez

      What glitches?

      • MsSoledOut

        Well certain apps kinda freeze up and I can’t exit the screen even if I try to use the back key ..Also the net sometimes takes long to load and no it isn’t my wifi because my s4 works great as do my laptops etc.

        • JJCommonSense

          Do u have any sort of safe browsing app running?

  • tmofan

    just got the phone last night. upgraded from a note 2 and maybe this will help some of you. in some regards the note2 is better (which is why i am considering returning the n3….but that restocking fee sucks!!) and in some ways the note 3 is better….

    couple of things i have noticed so far
    cons

    -the phone has bugs and glitches, almost to the point that you lose a little faith in samsung
    -the phone heats up extremely quickly. it happens around the camera which in turn happens around the area you put up to your ear when talking, making it uncomfortable.
    -battery life is less than the note2 ( i dont even know how this happens since its bigger)
    -the capacitive buttons can become unresponsive and may on occasion require a harder tap or multiple taps to work
    -samsung replaced google now with s search (HUGE NEGATIVE) thats what long press gets you now. hope this gets changed back.
    -speaker is weaker, but only slightly
    -loading times on many apps (the ones i used all the time on the n2 is still the same as note 2 (again, dont know how this happened.)
    -s voice is still a piece of crap. ruins the whole ability to use voice actions with your phone (like moto x) they even took away ability to customize commands, so now you have to say “hi galaxy” to wake up the phone into s voice and then you have to say “hi galaxy” again to give a voice command
    -im gonna go ahead and say this knowing im going to get slammed for it, but android 4.3 is something that i could have done without. i see no improvements in anything and lockscreen widgets are inferior to the n2 method for jumping into a notification
    -notification light is smaller….why would they do this?
    -also, there seems to be something weird going on with my contacts, they show up as normal but when one of them call me, it comes in as just the number and a weird extension at the end of the number like u061 or something like that.

    -there is no gorilla glass on this phone
    -although it comes with textured back, it only slightly improves it in the hand
    -everytime the browser loads a webpage it gives voice feedback “page loading” and “loading complete” it is extremely annoying and cant turn it off. (yes i checked the settings for handsfree mode, voice actions etc etc. they are all off)
    -getting a considerable amount of “sign in failed” when using the email app
    -when launching the aforementioned voice actions like the moto x. the voice feedback automatically launches and you have to reach over and activate it so you can hear your missed messages or calls. (kind of erases to point of having that feature)
    -they actually took out live wallpapers that were made up of pics you selected(bummer)
    -they took out the photo editor
    -there is another glitch where if you get into developer options and turn off all the animations and transitions(which are long) one of them will always turn themselves back on
    -the usb 3.0 faster charging feature they were selling is a complete dud. i thought i would be able to charge the phone within an hour or 2, nope it only cuts off about 30 minutes of charging time.

    these are only some of the things i noticed only having the phone for 24 hrs but its not all bad.

    -keyboard is very snappy and responsive with lag happening only rarely.
    -browser loads faster
    -design of the phone is better
    -home button seems to be better
    -camera is better

    hopefully there is some software update to improve some of these things, but honestly i am very dissapointed and my expectations were not that high to begin with. I figured since the n2 was so great that a bigger battery and bigger 1080p screen would be the only change i see. again, i wish i did not buy this in stores. the restocking fee sucks. if it wasnt for that than i would have already returned this phone but i am going to stick it out a week and see what happens before just giving away 50 bucks to the tmo store.

    hope this helps someone out there thinking about buying this phone

    • Jose Hernandez

      Can you be more specific about what glitches you are having? I got mine today and so far this phone is perfect

      • tmofan

        -go to developer options and turn the animations and transitions to 0. once you leave and start doing stuff it, the transition will turn back to 1
        -when i turn on wifi my reception bars grays out
        -everytime the browser loads a webpage it gives voice feedback “page
        loading” and “loading complete” it is extremely annoying and cant turn
        it off. (yes i checked the settings for handsfree mode, voice actions
        etc etc. they are all off)
        -also, there seems to be something weird going on with my contacts, they
        show up as normal but when one of them call me, it comes in as just the
        number and a weird extension at the end of the number like u061 or
        something like that.
        -chaton doesnt send the message when you hit send, it hangs for a good while until it feels like sending it
        -youtube is getting a lot of “no network connection” errors
        -when you activate svoice, it wont speak to you because it turns that feature off no matter how many times you turn it on.

        i outlined these in my post.

        • JJCommonSense

          Jose I had the exact same issue with thr transition scale turning itself back on… I chatted with samsung tech support and they told me to turn the transitions off… power down the phone, take the battery out for 30 seconds and then reboot….. the transitions have remained off since then… my only other complaint is the lack of sidesync but thatll prob come with an update since it was introduced as a 4.2 and below app… I havent had any lag issues nor any heating issues.. if that continues, return it…

      • gentleman559

        I have to agree. Perfect in every way so far. Had a weird play store error but thats about it.

  • edfranco1

    I don’t see anything really special with the Note 3, I don’t see a need to upgrade yet.

  • Guest

    I just found this…this Wow this is exactly what is going on with my phone!!!

  • MsSoledOut

    this is similar to what is happening to me

    • Luis Medina

      my friend is also havin problem with his note he cant watch videos on xvideos

      • Herbert Portillo

        Let me get this straight. Your friend is having trouble watching porn on his phone, and he told you? That’s an odd friendship you’ve got there, ha

        • Luis Medina

          He is like my brother and I’m the geek. To me it’s like if I’m fixing a YouTube.

  • weezy34

    When I tried the Note3 at the Tmo Corp Store I did not come across any problems.

    Peeps should learn to try out new mobiles, before installing any old apps.

    Some apps are not updated for the latest OS, so then end users blame the manufacturer for installed crap-apps that fcuk-up the normal operation of the OS within the mobile.

    The Tmo Corp Note3 was used all day and was not running hot.

  • Alex

    I chose the G2 over this cause of the sharper screen & love it. But i always read tons of reviews & comparisons first. Some young kid & his dad walked in & the tmo rep pointed them out to the note 3 telling him its the newest. In less than a minute kid said he’ll take the note 3. Wow some ppl dont do any research. Smh lol

    • Alex

      Nevermind. Im seeing the screen brightness fluttering i heard about when u scroll up & down slowly. Shoulda stuck with Samsung

  • JJCommonSense

    So I got my Note3.. have had it for about a week. I love the device hut am a bit disappointed that it isnt compatible with Samsung Sidesync (yet).. u would think that a flagship device, designed for powerusers and multitaskers would have at least the same functional compatibility as the galaxy S4…hopefully it will b included in an update.

  • s10shane

    i just got the note 3 because of this deal. so far its been a good phone. i love the size of the screen and the s pen is kind of cool. now time to sell my htc one. the htc one has been the best htc device to date imo.

  • weezy34

    This is the first video I’ve seen that actually shows different scenes in 4K shot mode.
    Have you seen the video quality on the Note3? Check out

    Do 1080p setting with full screen on your puter. If you try ORIGINAL setting you may have mixed results. My computer only showed top half of the video screen. I know… need a 4K capable system to VIEW 4K… blah blah blah