Those of you that have been waiting for T-Mobile to launch the Galaxy Note 3 or Galaxy Gear, your wait is over, as they are available for purchase today! The Note 3 will set you back $708 at full retail or $0 down and $29.50 for 24 months, if you qualify and is available in Classic White or Jet Black, although the Classic White is listed as “Out of Stock.” The Galaxy Gear is $299.99 and sold separately – there appears to be an issue with T-Mobile’s website when you try and purchase the Galaxy Gear, but is should also be available today.
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The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is the top-of-the-line, for the moment, so if you want the best that a smartphone can offer, the Note 3 is your only choice. The closest competitor on T-Mobile would be the new LG G2 with the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, both clocked at 2.3GHz. The Note 3 has a larger screen (5.7-inch vs 5.2-inch), both with 1080p, more RAM (3GB vs 2GB), and more base internal storage (32GB vs 16GB). Both have 13MP cameras, although the G2 has OIS (Optical Image Stabilization) built-in. The Galaxy Note 3 has the advantage (some would call it a hinderance) of the S-Pen and all the software that comes with it. The Galaxy Note 3 is also the first smartphone to arrive out of the box running Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, with the extra features and capabilities that come embedded in the latest OS.
The Galaxy Note 3 is following the successful Note and highly successful Note 2, with the newly created category, phablet, selling over 30 million devices. Many reviewers and the public were critical of Samsung’s original Galaxy Note with its 5.3-inch screen and stylus or S-Pen, but after selling 10 million devices, Samsung brought out its followup, the Galaxy Note 2, with a 5.5-inch display, and went on to sell over 20 million devices, which helped silence most critics. The Galaxy Note 3 with its upgraded display, increase in RAM and internal storage, and improved S-Pen 3.0 features, should prove to be the most popular Galaxy Note device to date, especially because a lot of the original Note users should be itching for an upgrade.
Let us know in the comments or on Google+ if you will be picking up your Galaxy Note 3 today at T-Mobile, and what you think of it.