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Samsung’s Galaxy Note 3 Tops 10 Million in Global Sales

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According to Samsung Tomorrow, the Galaxy Note 3 has officially topped 10 million in global sales. That figure is most impressive, especially given the fact that it has only been available for about two months. The Galaxy Note 2 took four months to reach the same figure, and as for the OG Note device, it took 9 months to reach 10 million in sales. If only we could have guessed that phablets would have taken over the world in 2013.

Samsung’s President and CEO thanked all of the company’s customers and declared that they will continue to innovate for the people around the world. Here is a choppy translation of what he had to say.

10 million global sales of Galaxy Note 3 and thanks to the support of customers around the world, and the future for the people on the basis of innovation and technology to consumers around the world to provide differentiated value will try more.

Shout out to the Note cult.

Via: Samsung Tomorrow
  • hana

    Changed to note 3 from HTC one… totally happy with it… how can I go back to small itsy bitsy devices now…..

  • djdsf

    I love my Note 3 but I’m kind of done with Samsung. Now, if the new Motorola can bring out a phablet with specs to rival the note 4 (whenever it comes out) running stock android and have it have touch-less control and active display I would switch to motorola and never look back.

    • Jason Smith

      Isn’t that always the issue, though? I don’t like Touchwiz or Knox either, but Motorola just seems to refuse to play the spec game. Not catering to the enthusiasts makes me balk. The Moto X is cool, but I’m just not into a device that is going to be behind the curve in hardware so quickly.

  • imaletufinish

    I try never get into the “My phone is better than yours” discussions. I remember growing up people had these attitudes with Chevy vs Ford vs Dodge, when things like cars were actually manufactured here in greater numbers. Unfortunately it’s still the same dumb argument. People’s passions about objects they own are disproportionately focused on things that don’t make them money, get them laid, or make them a better person. At least then, maybe a 69 Camaro, 65 Mustang, or 70 Challenger might get you 2 of of 3. Has a phone done any of this for you? I guess people need something to root for, if simply just to fit in to some type of community.

    It’s also similar to the small town I grew up in. The nearest pro sports team was basically 2 states away, but if you weren’t a fan of that particular team you were considered a pariah, so the mob mentality would force you to assimilate or be branded an outcast . The internet has simply made these arguments much more anonymous, speedy, and accessible, whereas you used to have to look somebody in the eye or at least be accountable for such one-sided thinking.

    It’s been said many times, but to each their own. I just hope the younger generation redirects this passionate hate of other people’s consumer choices to something that matters a little more.

    • ChrisI

      Seriously…WTF are you babbling about?

      • imaletufinish

        Aww, you’re adorable. The ADD simplified version is: Why all the hate for what phone people own or want to own?

        • E A butler

          SIr, I suggest you look up the term “fan-boy”, familiarize yourself with the definition and accept the world you live in.

    • Sporttster

      Tuna, you’re talking to kids here. They aren’t going to understand the Chevy vs Ford argument, or your reasoning. They work on pictures, man. Reading and understanding are not in their vocabulary. If it’s not on Youtube or Twitter or whatever, forget it….they don’t get it….

  • wmsco1

    Note 3 update failed Verizon, boots in recovery mode then options, I choose recovery, then reboot, after reboot update failed??

    • jim

      mine is fine

      • wmsco1

        Mine did not update it is stock nothing done to it.

        • jim

          mine is 100% stock , just got it last Friday, the update went fine here

  • jim

    so what all is in this update?

    • wmsco1

      Some new spen features and bug fixes audio blue tooth and so on plus Verizon blote ware

      • jim

        doesn’t seem to be any extra bloat on mine

  • jim

    I had my running for over 24 hours and still had 60 % battery left, that blew me away, this phone is head and shoulders above every phone on the market,,, LOVE IT

  • crazed_z06

    Note is awesome… Snapdragon 800, 32GB, 3GB RAM, SD Card, USB 3, etc, etc.. Arguably the greatest smartphone built to date.

  • jim

    just got my update for my note 3

    • itsacardigan

      Thanks for the heads up….downloading it now.

    • crazed_z06

      Just checked and mine’s coming through now.. Good lookin out!

    • jboogie1289

      Downloading it now as well.

  • ChrisI

    Came from a GSIIE4GT on Sprint, over to Note 3 paid in full. I was never a “big phone” guy, but the N3 is fantastic. I’m hoping it will allow me to do away with a laptop and avoid the tablet market altogether. Great device, couldn’t be happier. Super lightweight and thin, fits in all my pockets just fine.

    • Tim242

      That’s what I do. My Note 3 is my only personal computing device. I only pulled out the old laptop to root it.

      • ChrisI

        Yep. Big ups to Ron Offringa who guided me the whole way in my purchase. Kellen and Tim, however…..no response to my inquiries =/

        • Tim242

          I’m glad somebody responded haha. I tried to like tablets, but just couldn’t. You are right, the N3 fits in all pockets well, with room to spare.

  • Chad

    I think MKBHD said something like this in his review of the Note 3, but never have I owned a phone that is SUCH a conversation piece. I mean, I take my phone out and suddenly everyone wants to know what it is, they want to hold it to see how heavy it is, they put it in their pockets to see if it fits, they hold it up to their faces to see how it feels to use it as a phone, they look and touch the screen, then I show them some pictures from the camera and they hand it back then… here’s my favorite part… They’re impressed! I mean, how often is the average person actually IMPRESSED by a cellphone?!

    But really, SUPER happy with my purchase. The camera really is phenomenal, battery life, screen, even the S-PEN has grown on me (i like being able to draw around what I want to take a “screen shot” of) and the size was only an issue for the first couple of days

  • Zacisblack

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    https://plus.google.com/communities/106035295421718269303

  • Will Wilkerson

    Not a fan of my GN3, I actually miss my GN2. The battery life is MISERABLE, I’ll be lucky to squeeze 4 hours of screen on time, running juice defender. I bought a Droid Maxx because I was so turned off with the N3. Maybe mine is defective, might have to try the warranty.

    • LionStone

      That’s why Sammy still builds with a removable back…buy more batteries! :-)

      • Will Wilkerson

        I already have 3! I compare the N3 to the N2 because I also had removable batteries with that phone (a “feature” I do appreciate). It was rare that I needed my extra batteries with the N2, now with the N3, it’s a necessity if I’m out for a long day/night.

        • E A butler

          Dude, your phone is defective… my NOTE 3 lasts all day long and i use blue tooth headphones to listen to podcasts all day long about 6-9 hours.

          • Will Wilkerson

            Well, after going through almost a day with my replacement N3, I can definitely say the first one was defective. Sitting at 75% after 8 hours!

    • Tim242

      I get 5-5.5 hours of on screen time on my Verizon Note 3. Maybe juice defender is your problem.

      • Will Wilkerson

        I was almost getting 4 hours before juice defender, JD only really helped with overall/screen off time anyway (got about 12 total hours on the phone before, about 18ish after JD). Either way, I’m getting a “certified like new” replacement tomorrow. Hoping this new phone fixes the issue and doesn’t add any new ones…

      • Jason B

        That’s not very impressive for such a large battery, but maybe you like your screen really bright. I got about 4 hours 52 minutes on my Moto X (watching Netflix on 4G LTE the whole time).

        I guess I was expecting more.

        • Tim242

          First off, the display on the Note 3 is so bright, that I have to keep it on about 20%. Comparing the Note 3 to the Moto X is silly. The Note 3 has a massive 5.7″ 1080 p display. The Moto X has a much smaller 4.7″ 720 p display. My battery gets 35-38 hours before a charge is required. The Moto X can’t do that.

          • Jason B

            While true on most counts, the N3 uses an AMOLED Pentile matrix RG-BG 1080p screen. Since you’re missing a sub-pixel, the display is actually 880p (1564×880) since each pixel normally has 3 subpixels. It also doesn’t have 381ppi.

            Anyway, I was just expecting more on-screen time since we’re both on AMOLEDs. Mine was on max brightness.

            Samsung does use Bench-Boost for some its apps (and camera), so there’s also that.

          • Tim242

            You are incorrect on pixel count. It is 1080p. Pentile displays have the same number of pixels. Regardless of subpixel, a pixel is a pixel. It gets almost twice the battery life of the S4. I’m not sure what you are expecting, but it gets the best on screen time of any phone. Your Moto X has specs that don’t come close to matching current phones. It may run fast enough, but it has less power. Amoled on Moto phones is never as good as Samsung phones.

          • Jason B

            Your last statement just proves your bias.

            The Moto X uses a Samsung screen. Lol!

          • Tim242

            No, it does not use a Samsung screen. It uses an Amoled screen. Amoled was invented by Samsung, but other manufacturers tweak them to their liking. Samsung Amoled screens have options in the menu for setting the color saturation. With Moto, you get what you get. Apple uses LG and sharp displays, but they tweak it. Apple also uses Samsung chips, but they tweak them. There’s a big difference between Exynos and A7. No bias here

          • Jason B

            No it uses a Samsung supplied screen. Trust me. It has the same oversized blue subpixel as the previous Note 2. It IS a Samsung screen.

          • Tim242

            Dude, you seem like a nice guy. I don’t want to argue with you. But, they are not the same. The OG Droid RAZR has an Amoled display. It was far worse quality than the GS2 and GNex that were released around the same time. They use the same technology, but they are not the same. The Note 3 has the best display to date. Every review states this. The Moto X gets a lot of praise, but its screen has received no praise. Tis OK though, we can still be friends : )

          • Jason B

            I can change my color and saturation via my display driver on my desktop. That’s a software feature. Samsung does offer that, and that’s a nice feature to have.

            But, compare the Moto X and Note 2 subpixels here: http://www.anandtech.com/show/7235/moto-x-review/5

            They’re exactly the same, so it’s a Samsung screen.

          • Tim242

            The subpixels are part of the Amoled technology. Tweaks are still made by the manufacturer. The Nexus 4/5 and iPhone 5/5S all use LG made IPS displays. But, the iPhone display looks much better than the Nexus 4/5.The Nexus 4/5 displays are said to be a bit “washed out.”. Regardless, the Moto X and Note 3 are in different leagues. The Moto X is an iPhone like phone with modest specs. The Note 3 is a powerhouse. They both are great devices in their own right.

  • GA

    Love my Note 3. Now just waiting on some kit-kat.

  • Neil Fujiwara

    The phablet is the SUV of the phone world. Most people don’t need it, but it is large and in charge. I think 2013 is the best year in phones where items are really starting to hit their stride. The Note 3 wasn’t for me, but it is definitely a phone I recommend to my friends and family. Lolz at the HTC One Max

    • clobberedchina

      Yep. These are good days.

  • Tim242

    Loving my white N3!

  • Defenestratus

    I too went from the Gnex to the Note 3. Although I didn’t stay on Verizon to do it.

  • BillySuede

    haven’t been happier since i purchased this phone. best phone on the market today.

  • RoadsterHD1

    My son has a GS3, does the watch accessory work with that?

    • jbegs

      Not until they update it to run Android 4.3. This has already pushed to some of the other carriers just not Verizon yet.

      • RoadsterHD1

        Thank you appreciate your response.

  • Greg Abbate

    Great phone. I love it. Too early for Note 4 hypebeast?!?!?!

    • nwd1911

      Nope [insert thumbs up here]

  • GNex

    I went from the Galaxy Nexus to the Note 2 and now the Note 3. I’m really loving this phone. I wouldn’t have upgraded from the Note 2 if it had more storage but with only 16GB I was always running into issues. I was also considering the MotoX but the screen reminded me so much of the Galaxy Nexus which I can’t stand. The screen on the Note 3 is very impressive!

    • RoadsterHD1

      That’s probably true, but when you reach 50 years old and counting, you really can’t tell the difference anymore. LOL :)

    • fanboy1974

      I did the exact same thing. After the Nexus fiasco I had this feeling that Verizon would dump the Nexus program. Which is a shame because I would have been willing to pay $200 on contract for a LTE Nexus 5 32gig (a $150 markup when you factor in the termination charge).

    • Destroythanet

      Yup, I went from G Nex to Note 2 to the 3. All great phones that just keep getting better with every generation. I could’ve been an HTC fan, but after owning a Thunderbolt, I was done with them lol.

  • Jim890

    Best looking phone and great specs still no phone can match the specs as of now. I’m happy to be one of those 10 million customer who bought it..

    • BigTimmay
      • fanboy1974

        Leave the HTC Max out of this.

        • joe

          lol for sure

    • StuckOnVerizonForever

      The G2. No lag whatsoever.

  • a3uge

    I still very rarely see them in the wild, and when I do everyone seems to cock their head to the side and stare at them with a perplexed look on their face.

    • jboogie1289

      But you can’t help but see them when pulled out and people act that way when they are spotted. They are in amazement at such a beautiful device. In “Awe”!!!! And then when they can see what it can do…………Hello!!!!

  • EvanTheGamer

    Galaxy Note 3 FTW! Yep.

  • DC_Guy

    Samsung really hit it out of the park with the Note 3. Awesome phone.

    • Thomas

      Ditto

  • rthvk

    I wonder how many of those are ex Gnex users… Probably quite a lot considering this year’s glitches and sales

    • EvanTheGamer

      I went from the Galaxy Nexus to the GN3. Best decision ever.

      I was ALMOST going to go to the SGS4 though, but decided I want a bigger phone.

      • WalterWhite

        8 more days for me! Then it’s good bye Verizon. :)

        • nwd1911

          I have 30 days left; can’t come soon enough. I carry my Nexus 5 even though I only have wifi connectivity…is that wrong?

    • Jason Smith

      I’m an ex-GNEXer. After the heartbreak of no Nexus 5, I decided the Note 3 was the choice vs. the G2.

      • Higher_Ground

        if only i didn’t have 180 days left on my contract… i’d really like to replace my gnex with either of those 2. And by the time my contract does end, it’ll be 2-3 months before the Note 4 and G3 come out :(

    • LionStone

      Yep, so basically any phone after the G Nex is gonna be “the best phone ever”! Hehe!

    • jim

      that’s me

    • crazed_z06

      Went from the Gnex to N2 to N3.

      • Tim242

        Me too, with an S4 thrown in for good measure!

  • Ryan

    Why no gear sales numbers? O wait too many returns to publish….

    • itsacardigan

      I think after we get the update that Samsung pushed to the UK….the gear will be a nice device. Kinda blah right now though.