I received a phone and services to facilitate this review. All opinions are my own.
Taking care of kids is no joke, and adding taking care of yourself can be exhausting to think about. But in this hectic world, we are blessed to have great tools to help us take care of these things.
Samsung reached out to me to review one of their products and I selected the Samsung Galaxy Note 3.
I love this phone! First of all, it’s huge which is awesome for someone like me. Ok, I know my eyes are getting worse, but I also have fat fingers – which is weird, because I’m petite. I’ve had less typos on this phone than any other. And yes, it’s big, but not TOO big. I had no issues putting it in my purse or sticking it in my pockets and the lovely email widget means I didn’t have to do a thing to check emails. Plus it’s the one phone that I can actually read a Kindle book on, without turning the page every 5 seconds.
But what I really love about the Note 3 is the Multiwindow function. I get to have multiple windows open at the same time, which is super convenient when you are making a doctor’s appointment and need to pull up your schedule. Or, listening to a studio version of a worship song and pulling up the lyrics for morning devotions. Or messaging the hubby and googling the brand you want him to buy at the specialty market, because it’s the only safe one that the kids can eat.
I could go on and on, but the other great thing about this phone is video! I love the clarity, the reception, the view – so nice and big, it’s perfect for distracting your kids while you’re waiting or viewing the latest trailer or watching sports highlights.
And can I just say, the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 camera is awesome? Actually, it’s almost TOO good – images so spot on that I could see every dang imperfection and minute crumbs that my crummy vision missed. Plus, you get an awesome range of photo options, like Beauty Shots or Best Photo. I can’t say enough about this camera, it makes my digital look sad and lonely.
Finally the Note 3 comes with an S Pen, that allows you to write on the phone itself or use as a selector. I didn’t use this a whole lot, but it is handy for a quickly jotted note, to do lists or an online signature that actually looks like your own – something that I suspect we’ll be using more and more in the future.
Well, apparently the USB charger is a bit sensitive. The phone cable worked great until one day it didn’t – and I think the pins were bent slightly. It took me a while to figure out, but once I just made sure to tilt the connection up a little, it charged just fine. Because it comes in a unique size, I couldn’t change it out for any of our other USB cables. If this happens to you, bring it in for a new charger wire.
Any other bads? Not one – only that I have to return it!
Like, I said, I love this smartphone. The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is easy to use, simple to figure out, crisp and clear to view and comes with a great camera, as well as a bunch of useful apps, like WatchON which lets you use your phone as a TV remote, and tools like Air View, so you can browse all your stuff without opening any folders, and of course, all of Samsung’s regular features, like S Beam and Smart Switch. It’s a perfect phone for any multi-tasker, but it will make the lives of those us with kids with special needs a whole lot easier!