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Samsung Galaxy Note 3




Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Overview

You have a choice of UK or EU Note 3 units (pending availability). Please choose your preferred region / colour in the options table above.

EU stock originates from central Europe, however has had the mains adapter swapped for a 3 pin UK model.

EU stock comes with a full 24 month warranty valid in the UK and is certified to work with all UK networks.

For information regarding the international region lock on new Samsung stock, please refer to the end of this description**

Samsung’s Note series didn’t get off to the most positive of starts with the original Note, the cries of ‘it’s too big’ were heard everywhere yet people seemed to warm to it. Samsung followed up with the Note 2 which became a world-wide success selling millions worldwide in the first few months of its release.

Now Samsung are set to go even further with the critically acclaimed Samsung Galaxy Note 3.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 has a larger display than its predecessor at 5.7" to that of 5.5" and features Super AMOLED screen technology providing a superb full HD 1920 x 1080 display.

Samsung have upgraded the processor to a 2.3GHz Quad-Core or 1.9GHz Octa-Core processor (depending on region) along with a whopping 3GB of RAM to ensure that the Note 3 remains lag free and continuously operates around the clock at a brisk speed; couple this with the fact that it’s running on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean and you’ll have one of the smoothest devices on the market.

Arguably the most hailed feature of the Note range is the S Pen stylus and the multi-tasking capabilities that it offers. With the Note 3, simply clicking the S Pen Stylus opens up a world of features. For the Note 3, Samsung has once again redesigned the S Pen and added new weapons to its productivity arsenal, including the new Air Command panel.

Whilst hovering over the screen of the Note 3, clicking the S Pen will open up Air Command, which offers up five powerful features:

Action Memo - Handwrite a note to automatically execute a command or have the content converted to a digital format.

Scrapbook - Organise and research content using various sources (the web, YouTube, Gallery, etc.) and keep it in once place for convenient future reference. When saving content, scrapbook will make a note of its originating source, e.g URLs for web content, so that you can easily track back to it at a later date.

Screen Write - Capture a full screen shot of the current screen on the device and then use the S Pen to annotate it with notes or to draw moustaches on faces.

S Finder - Brings up a search function with advanced filters. Find content based on keyword(s), date, location, type and also search for other related content. You can also search for handwritten notes, symbols and formulas.

Pen Window - This allows you to draw a box of any size on the screen and then open a compatible application within it. The box can be drawn anywhere on the 5.7" full HD display without pausing the current activity.

There's also a new version of S Note, which can be synced with an Evernote or Samsung account and enabled for viewing from other devices, plus a feature called Easy Clip, which will convert a roughly selected area into a precisely cropped image.

That's quite a list of features, but these only include those that are new to the Note 3 - there are of course the others that it inherits from the Note 2, such as:

Note taking and handwriting input - great for scribbling down text that is tricky to enter on the on-screen keyboard, or for signing documents.

Signing documents and annotating different files, such as photos, diagrams, maps and pdf files.

Air View - preview the contents of an app or folder by hovering over it with the S Pen.

Device navigation - select apps and swipe through screens as you would with your finger

Creation of digital art - there are some great apps available for this now.


Both cameras on the Note 3 include a BSI sensor with Smart Stabilisation in order to improve low light shots. The rear camera also includes an LED flash and zero shutter lag. The front cam can record full HD video at 30fps, but even more impressively the rear camera can make 4K recordings - that's some crisp looking video footage.

Next, let's take a look at the photography offering of the Galaxy Note 3, which features a 13MP rear camera and 2MP front facing camera. Samsung handsets take some great photos and the Korean manufacturers is not shy when it comes to introducing new software features.

In terms of camera features, there are plenty included to tickle your fancy; Dual Shot, Dual Recording and Dual Video call enable you to make use of both cameras at the same time. Also included are many of the features the Samsung introduced with the S4; Drama Shot, Sound &

Shot, Animated Photo, Eraser, Best Photo, Best Face, Panorama and HDR mode are among the most impressive and there are plenty of other configurations for you to adjust within the camera interface.


Samsung has refreshed the design of the Note 3,'balancing strength with artistic design'. It's got a squarer look to it than the Note 2 and the faux leather back and serration pattern on the side give it the notebook-like congruence that will appeal to business users.

Despite including a larger screen, a larger battery and more features, Samsung has managed to trim down the thickness of the Note 3 to just 8.3mm. It's also lighter than its predecessor - weighing 168g compared to 180g - and has a smaller overall footprint, meaning that even with a larger screen it'll take up less room in your pocket. All in all it's a slimmer, more stylish device that manages to maintain a solid build quality.

Reasons to buy Samsung Galaxy Note 3

  • 2.3GHz Quad-Core or 1.9GHz Octa-Core processor
  • 3GB RAM
  • 32/64GB internal storage with microSD expansion up to 64GB
  • 5.7" 1920 x 1080 Full HD Super AMOLED display
  • Android 4.3
  • S Pen Memo with Air Command
  • 13MP rear camera with 4K video recording
  • 2MP front facing camera with Full HD recording
  • Just 8.4mm thick
  • Smaller overall footprint than the Note 2 and weighs less
  • 3200mAh battery

What's in the box of Samsung Galaxy Note 3

  • Samsung Galaxy Note 3
  • USB 3.0 Cable
  • 3 Pin Mains Adapter
  • Battery
  • In Ear Headphones
  • Replacement Earbuds
  • Replacement S-Pen Tips
  • Documentation

*Since September 2013, Samsung have implemented a 'region lock' on all new stock. Clove Technology only have access to models designed for the “European” region, which covers both UK and mainland Europe. The compatible countries are listed below**.

For correct operation, this handset should be activated inside one of these countries with a SIM card issued for use there. The device will then be able to accept SIM cards from outside of these countries.

Activation requires turning the device on for the first time & completing set-up with the SIM installed, then completing at least 5 minutes of voice call(s) with this SIM.

Without activation you may still use the device outside of these countries when 'roaming' - using a SIM card from the listed countries.

If this activation procedure is not followed then the device will lock when first attempted to be used with a SIM card from outside of these regions. Local Samsung support may provide a code to unlock such handsets.

**All member states of the E.E.A and the following additional territories: Albania, Andorra, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (F.Y.R.O.M), Monaco, Montenegro, San Marino, Serbia and Vatican City.



SIM Free & UnlockedYes
Operating SystemAndroid
  • Version4.3 Jelly Bean
  • Custom SkinSamsung TouchWiz
  • Speed2.3GHz
  • Dual Core
  • Quad CoreYes
  • Make/ModelQualcomm Snapdragon 800
  • Other2.3 GHz Quad-Core
Expansion SlotYes
  • TypeMicroSD
  • Capacity (Up to)64GB
Internal StorageYes
  • Capacity32 GB
  • TouchscreenYes
  • Size5.7
  • TypeSuper AMOLED
  • Resolution Full HD (1920 x 1080)
  • Other
  • Frequencies850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
  • Speed
  • Frequencies850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz
  • Speed42mbps
  • Frequencies800 / 850 / 900 / 1800 / 2100 / 2600 MHz (International bands 20, 8, 5, 3, 1 and 7)
  • Speed150/50Mbps u
  • Version4.0
  • Functions
  • VersionIEEE 802.11 a/ac/b/g/n
  • Version
  • DatamicroUSB
  • PowermicroUSB
  • Audio3.5mm
  • Video OutMHL 2.0 via microUSB
Device Controls
  • KeyboardS Pen Stylus
  • Optical Trackpad
  • Hardware Buttons
  • Other
  • Antenna TypeInternal Glonass
  • A-GPSYes
  • Built-in SoftwareGoogle Maps
  • Megapixels13
  • FlashAuto focus and dual LED flash
  • Camera Lens
  • OtherSmart Stabilisation, BSI Sensor and Zero Shutter Lag
Front Facing CameraYes
  • Type2MP
  • AccelerometerYes
  • Proximity SensorYes
  • Digital Compass
  • GyroscopeYes
  • Light SensorYes
  • FormatsMP3, AAC/AAC+/eAAC+, WMA, AMR-NB/WB, Vorbis, FLAC, WAV Ultra High Quality Audio (~192KHz, 24 bit) support)
  • Recording
  • FormatsH.264, MPEG-4, H.263, VC-1, WMV7, WMV8, Sorenson Spark, MP43, VP8, HEVC
  • RecordingFull HD (1080p) 4K recording
Near Field CommunicationYes
FM Radio
  • Capacity3200mAh
  • TypeLi-ion
  • RemovableYes
Call Time
  • GSM
  • 3G
Standby Time
  • GSM
  • 3G
Dimensions151.2 x 79.2 x 8.3mm
Weight 168g



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The following is a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about this product. Hopefully you will find the answer to your question, if not, use the contact form below and we shall answer it for you.

Do you ship internationally?

Yes - If you are located outside of the UK you may want to take a look at our list of FAQs for international customers on the following link:

Is this phone SIM FREE and Unlocked?

Yes, this phone is unlocked and can be used with networks around the world. Do check the specifications to ensure compatibility in your region with your network provider. No SIM card or contract applies to this phone.

Is this phone brand new?

Yes. Unless the description of the product suggests otherwise (I.e. EX-DEMO) then this product is brand new and has not been used before.

Is there any network/operator branding?

No - There is only the manufacturers branding.

What SIM card does this phone use?


Does the phone have a Micro SDHC/memory card slot?

Yes, it accepts up to 64GB microSDXC memory cards

Is this handset LTE compatible?

This information is yet to be confirmed.

What are the languages are available on the Note 3?

Does the phone have Russian language?

Yes, it has the option for Russian as a device language and as a writing language

Does this phone have Arabic Language?

Yes, it runs Android 4.3 which has support for Arabic.

Does this phone have Hebrew Language?

Yes, it runs Android 4.3 which has support for Hebrew.

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Overall Rating 5 Stars * * * * *
  • Gavin 4/1/2014 Recommend to a friend? Yes
    Having had the Note and Note 2 the Note 3 just feels like a different class of its own. So so incredible with lots of useful features.

    And so pleased with the guys from Clove. Keep up the good work.
  • Sean 25/4/2014 Recommend to a friend? Yes
    As usual Samsung is the one to beat when it comes to the phablet with a stylus. Fantastic screen,performance,camera & feel in the hand. After the KitKat update it's even better. Well done Samsung no wonder they are the worlds best!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Johan 27/12/2014 Recommend to a friend? Yes
    Really nice and worked in South Korea without unlocking!!
  • Abdulaziz Mohammed Khateeb 29/9/2013 Recommend to a friend? Yes
    Amazing smartphone, stunning design. It doesn't get any better than this, it is like the perfect phone! Apps open really quickly.
    If you haven't used android yet this here is where you start.
  • Suresh 26/9/2013 Recommend to a friend? Yes
    Really awesome smart device! One of the best I have used by far. Notice that Samsung has managed to make it look and feel compact while upgrading the insides. It feels and looks simply stunning. I definitely recommend it to anyone.
  • Paul 19/10/2013 Recommend to a friend? Yes
    I'd like to second Phil White's review, having had a Note 1 for the past 2 years. But i'd also like to recommend Clove's service, and pricing. Definitely a cut above the usual rubbish you have to put up with when buying on the Internet. Thanks!

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