If you are looking for a giant, quick super phone, the Galaxy Note 3 is the only phone for you. Yes, it is large, measuring in at almost a 1/2 foot long, but it is also stylish, sleek, and insanely fast with a battery life to match up. It currently runs on the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean OS but will hopefully receive an update as soon as the Android KitKat OS is available. It is also packed with a 2.3 GHz quad-core Snapdraggon 800 processor along with a standard 32 Gb internal storage and 3 Gb of RAM.
As an improvement from the previous model, the Galaxy Note 2, the new design is slimmer and has an S Pen interface not to mention the same updated camera as on the Samsung Galaxy S4. Now I know when most people think of using a stylus, it takes them back 10 years to when everyone used to use a Palm Pilot, but with the Galaxy Note 3, this redesigned function has been updated to make the S Pen the main reason why you will want it.
Functionality of the S Pen
On the bottom lip of the Galaxy Note 3 is where the stylus is stored. On the past models, the usage of the S pen has not been very popular but because of the updates made on this version of the note, Samsung is hoping users will become more dependent on their S pen. Once the stylus is removed from the Galaxy Note 3, an app appears on the screen of your phone which is called Air Commands. Another way to activate this app is to hold the pen close to the screen and clicking on the S Pen button. You will get to choose from the options Action Memo, Scrap Booker, Screen Write, S Finder, and Pen Window. On the previous versions of the note, these actions were not organized in one spot which turned people off from using the S Pen.
The Action Memo options allows you to create a note written with your S Pen. Once your note is written, you then have a few options of what to do with it including saving it to your contacts, text it, or look it up on a map. Using this feature, you can quickly scribble down a note instead of painstakingly typing it on the keyboard with your fingers.
The Scrap Booker is exactly what it sounds like; it creates a virtual scrapbook. By choosing this option with your S Pen, the Note 3 will gather all the pictures that are on your screen and will save it in your virtual scrapbook. From there, you can organize the pictures into their own separate volumes with the scrapbook app; it's like your own person Pinterest!
S Finder is a simple yet useful tool. It is simply just a universal search tool that will sort through your memos, hand written notes, keywords and documents on your phones memory and then present you with the relevant information.
Pen Window is a function that would only work well on a large screen and that is exactly why it's a great feature for this beast of a phone. With Pen Window, you can draw a box on your screen as large or small as you would like. Then you can choose an app that will appear only in that box. This way, you can have open your E-mail while also having your calculator in the corner of your screen. Multitasking will be a breeze with this app!
Availability of the Galaxy Note 3 in Cairo Egypt
The current price of Galaxy Note 3 in Dubai is EGP 9300 and can be bought at MobileShop. This version is classic white 32 Gb and was first released in Cairo in September 2013. The price has not dropped any in the past two weeks. It is also sold at Fabbyshop, Axiomtelecom, Saletab, Zeetelecom, Tejuri, and Najer for slightly different pricing. There are also different colors available in both 16 Gb and 32 Gb for different prices.
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