1. bo_woods's Avatar
    Is the Note 3 still a Good Buy?
    12-29-2015 05:34 PM
  2. Zachary Boddy's Avatar
    Depends on how much it costs. You don't have to pay much to get a great Android phone today, so you really shouldn't pay much to get a Samsung Galaxy Note 3 that likely won't get any more updates, ever again. The performance should still be decent, so should the battery life. The camera won't be great but won't be terrible either. It's still a good phone, just not worth a whole lot (in my opinion) especially since it's essentially end of line.
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    12-29-2015 05:46 PM
  3. bo_woods's Avatar
    Depends on how much it costs. You don't have to pay much to get a great Android phone today, so you really shouldn't pay much to get a Samsung Galaxy Note 3 that likely won't get any more updates, ever again. The performance should still be decent, so should the battery life. The camera won't be great but won't be terrible either. It's still a good phone, just not worth a whole lot (in my opinion) especially since it's essentially end of line.
    Thanx
    12-29-2015 06:04 PM
  4. Zachary Boddy's Avatar
    Thanx
    No problem. I suggest looking around to see what else you can get in the same price range, just to see. You might be surprised what you find, as this year has been great for value Android handsets.
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    12-29-2015 09:35 PM
  5. david61983's Avatar
    I'd spring for a Note 4 if you can afford the extra $100 or so.

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    12-30-2015 06:30 AM
  6. Zachary Boddy's Avatar
    I'd spring for a Note 4 if you can afford the extra $100 or so.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    I'd have to agree with this. If you're willing to spend the extra money, the Note 4 is worth the jump.
    12-30-2015 09:22 AM
  7. recDNA's Avatar
    I'd have to agree with this. If you're willing to spend the extra money, the Note 4 is worth the jump.
    Why? What does Note 4 offer that Note 3 doesn't? In addition, since the last update many experience severe lag with note 4. I think the Note 3 is fantastic.
    12-30-2015 12:26 PM
  8. ATT.Fan1982's Avatar
    How much do you plan to spend on a note 3?
    12-31-2015 09:16 AM
  9. bo_woods's Avatar
    How much do you plan to spend on a note 3?
    Around $160 to $170
    12-31-2015 09:22 AM
  10. darrylkid's Avatar
    To answer your question, yes, the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is still an excellent phone as of 2016. Older phones tend to get cheaper because demand for them gets lower. Note 3 is at an attractive price now, but to be honest there are so many phones that came out this year within the budget $200 and $300 price range. For example, the One Plus X is a great phones that outperforms the Note 3 in benchmarks. If your in a higher budget range $400+, I highly suggest getting a high end phone like the LG v10. If you want to stick to the Samsung series, I suggest waiting for the Note 6 or the Samsung Galaxy S7. Ik the S7 will be certainly be released early this year.
    01-03-2016 12:01 AM
  11. clevin's Avatar
    Still a good buy, but you may want to get a note 4 if it's not too expensive. It's supported longer.
    01-05-2016 04:50 PM
  12. Baby_Doc's Avatar
    I would get the Note 4 instead. The Note 3 is still a great phone, but it will no longer be getting operating system or security upgrades. Unless it was free, spend the difference and get the Note 4. For me, the Note 5 isn't an option without a removable battery or SD slot.

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    01-06-2016 02:26 PM
  13. thymeless's Avatar
    If you're willing to root your phone, the Note 3 is a bargain and the updates via ROMs continue to roll out. Plenty powerful, even One Plus rolled out their X phone which shares many of the same specs as the Note 3.

    But yes, the Note 4 is the better phone if your budget reaches that far.
    01-09-2016 08:53 PM

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