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OLED uses organic compounds that illuminate when exposed to electric currents. So backlights aren't required for OLEDs, and hence they're significantly thinner than usual LCDs.

Popular variants of OLED include:

Active-matrix OLED (AMOLED)
This type of display is found in modern high-end smart phones and are making progress toward low-power, low-cost and large-size applications. The key advantages of such displays are:
· High Perceived Luminance
· Contrast ratio
· Wide Viewing Angle
· True Colors
· Faster Response
One major disadvantage is the difficulty in viewing under direct sunlight.

Super AMOLED
A variant to the AMOLED display, this display addresses the issue of sun reflection. Other improvements include:
· Brighter screens
· Reduced power consumption

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Samsung Galaxy Note 3

Samsung Galaxy Note 3(LTE)


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Release Date
Sep 2013
Aug 2013
Oct 2013
Apr 2013
Jul 2013
Screen Type
Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen
AMOLED capacitive touchscreen
Super AMOLED
Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen
Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen
Digital Camera Resolution
13.0 MP
10.0 MP
8.0 MP
13.0 MP
16.0 MP
Installed RAM (GB)
3.0 GB
2.0 GB
2.0 GB
Screen Size(Diagonal)
5.7 inch
4.7 inch
5.0 inch
5.0 inch
4.3 inch
Processor Type
Quad-core 2.3 GHz Krait 400, Quad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex A7 & dual-core 1.7 GHz Cortex A15, Exynos 5260, Quad-core 2.3 GHz Krait 400 (N9005, N9002)/ Quad-core 1.9 GHz Cortex-A15 & quad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A7 (N9000), Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 (N9005, N9002)/ Exynos 5 Octa 5420 (N9000)
Dual-core 1.7 GHz Krait, Qualcomm MSM8960Pro Snapdragon
Dual-core 1.7 GHz Krait, Qualcomm MSM8960T Pro Snapdragon
Quad-core 1.9 GHz Krait 300
Pega-Dual +XMM6262, Dual-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A9
Battery Capacity
3200.0 mAh
2200.0 mAh
2880.0 mAh
2600.0 mAh
2330.0 mAh
Operating System
Android 4.3 (Jelly Bean), Android OS, v4.3 (Jelly Bean), upgradable to v4.4.2 (KitKat)
Android 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean), Android OS, v4.2.2 (Jelly Bean), upgradable to v4.4.4 (KitKat), planned upgrade to v5.0 (Lollipop)
BlackBerry 10.2 OS, upgradable to 10.2.1
Android 4.2.2
Android 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean), Android OS, v4.2.2 (Jelly Bean), upgradable to v4.4.2 (KitKat)
Carrier
AT-T, T-Mobile, Verizon, Sprint
AT-T
Verizon
AT-T

  • The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is simply one balanced performing smartphone! At $300 with a 2-year contract, there's no denying the fact that it's an expensive cost, but as we've come to learn, the hefty pricing does come with some perks. The phablet category saw some new entrants into the space this year, but the Note 3 continues to be the best in its class.


  • Samsung refines its top-tier phablet with the 5.7-inch Galaxy Note 3, a powerful, full HD phone/tablet combo that may be the only mobile device you need.

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    The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 has an impressively long list of connectivity features. Let's start off with the basics - quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE and quad-band 3G (AWS is missing though). The 3G connectivity is backed by HSDPA (42Mbps downlink, 5.76Mbps uplink). The Note 3 has an LTE-A-enabled version too, which uses the Snapdragon 800 chipset (the Exynos 5 Octa 5420 comes without 4G). The LTE-A speeds are 150Mbps down and 50Mbps up.


  • Through all of the trials and tribulations, Motorola has somehow managed to stay afloat in this volatile industry. That’s particularly surprising because even though the original Moto X was acclaimed and well-received by many in the industry, it failed to spark a sizable interest over competing handsets from Samsung, HTC, and LG. Motorola didn’t deviate from the recipe it concocted with last year’s model, but in making the new Moto X, they added enough changes and new features to warrant some merit from us. First and foremost, the design is more aggressive than before – complemented by the rich personalization of Moto Maker. Secondly, the phone performs super smoothly.


  • - However, sharpness is slightly disappointing at the resolution, with less fine detail in evidence than the best 8-megapixel phones.
    - The display itself is less notable.
    - Classy, simple design.
    - Neat 'active display' notifications.
    - Second, its relatively narrow frame makes the screen easy to scale with a thumb than a larger 5-plus inch phone.
    - Contrast is great, with deep blacks that are only spoilt in use by screen reflections.
    - It also has the power and the software for great browsing.


  • The Moto X is smart. It's aware. It's packed with features. It's powerful enough and it's got the right amount of Android - without too much bloat or gimmick. We really like the Moto X. It's not the flashiest smartphone out there, so we wouldn't recommend it to gadget geeks who want the latest and greatest on the market. But it is Motorola's first flagship as a Google-owned company, so it's an ideal handset for those Google lovers in the world who want an all-American piece of hardware made under Google's direct influence.


  • The Z30 phablet is the best BlackBerry phone you can get, with killer battery life and excellent reception and call quality. But can it overcome the inferior app store or the uncertainty surrounding the company itself?


  • The BlackBerry Z30 is a great phone for someone who wants lightning-fast access to every stream of communication under the sun. It’s also a better phone than the previous BlackBerry Z10. However, it suffers from a poorly-stocked app store, a problematic camera and an OS that looks a little drab in parts.


  • Leave the continuing struggles of its parent company out of the picture, and the BlackBerry Z30 is a pretty good alternative to the iPhone or your many Android phones, particularly if you’re looking for a device that’s focused more on messaging and long battery life than apps or excellent imaging abilities. The Priority Hub alone, once it learns what’s truly important to you, has the potential to make work life a lot less stressful, particularly if you juggle more than one email account, along with social networks. Still, at $200 on contract with Verizon, the Z30 feels a bit more expensive than it should be, given its decidedly mid-range specs.


  • Its laundry list of features requires time and effort to truly master, but the Galaxy S4 is the top choice for anyone looking for a big-screen, do-everything smartphone.


  • Samsung didn't exactly catch us by surprise with the Galaxy S4. Pretty much all the hardware improvements like the faster processor, better camera, and 5" 1080p screen were expected. Samsung simply had to have those in the Galaxy S4 if it wanted its product to be relevant in 2013. However, it's the flawless implementation of all the features that makes the Galaxy S4 the superb smartphone that it is. Design-wise, the latest Samsung flagship is nothing special. It looks OK and is comfortable to hold.


  • Even better than its excellent predecessor, the Samsung Galaxy S 4 is the ultimate kitchen-sink Android phone for 2013, with something for everyone.


  • Buy the Zoom if you'd like a flexible two-in-one camera/smartphone, no matter the size. But enthusiasts should stick to standalone shooters, and slimmer smartphones -- like the arguably better Nokia Lumia 1020 -- will satisfy most photo needs.


  • Oh, and if you have to have a convergence phone/camera device with optical zoom for whatever daily reason - well, nothing can rival the chubby S4 Zoom then, and Samsung has priced it pretty well to boot, just slightly above its S4 Mini blood brother, throwing in the whole camera part for cheap.


  • The Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom is an interesting hybrid Android smartphone and camera, but it won't be a practical replacement for both devices for most people.