Plus, a Drag and Drop mode lets you pull content such as text or images from one window to another. In other words, the GALAXY Note 3 boasts full multi-tasking, on a par with what you would expect from a PC or laptop.

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6. Beefed-up technical specifications

With a 2.3GHz Quad-Core processor and a whopping 3GB of RAM – an industry-leading amount of memory – the GALAXY Note 3 is noticeably faster and more responsive than its predecessors.

Naturally, it can run on 4G, as well as 3G networks. When you buy, you can choose between two versions, with either 32GB or 64GB of internal storage; both of which are of course supplemented by a microSD card slot.

The new model has a longer-lasting 3,200mAh battery, too. And amazingly all that cutting-edge technology hasn't resulted in any physical bloating. On the contrary, the GALAXY Note 3 is slimmer than its predecessors at just 8.3mm and lighter too, tipping the scales at a pocket-friendly 168g.

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7. Anti-theft protection

On top of Samsung KNOX, the GALAXY Note 3 comes with a new security feature called Find My Mobile, which lets you disable the device in the event of it being stolen or lost.

Samsung KNOX itself makes it much more difficult to hack a stolen GALAXY Note 3, and Samsung has beefed up the user authentication too, which makes it very difficult for any stolen GALAXY Note 3 to be reset to its factory settings.

And of course, as the name suggests, Find My Mobile lets you track the whereabouts of your GALAXY Note 3, should it fall into the wrong hands.

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8. GALAXY Gear, a new companion

Unless you live in a cave, you're almost certain to be aware of the Samsung GALAXY Gear; the wristwatch-shaped device has certainly garnered a lot of attention since it was announced.

And it is, of course, designed to be a companion device, synchronising superbly with the Samsung GALAXY Note 3, with more GALAXY devices to be added to the compatibility list soon.

With a GALAXY Gear, for example, you'll be able to conduct hands-free calls without taking your Note 3 out of your pocket, plus pick up texts and emails and more on your Note 3, via a feature called Smart Relay.

The ability to get to everything on a screen on your wrist is mind-blowing and the GALAXY Note 3 and GALAXY Gear have specifically been designed to complement each other perfectly.

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9. Countless new software bells and whistles

Whenever Samsung releases a new mobile device, it always pays particular attention to that device's built-in software – and that is especially true of the GALAXY Note 3, which has the grunt and the larger-than-average screen required to run some very sophisticated software indeed.

There's an awful lot of new software for GALAXY Note 3 users to get their teeth into. Such as My Magazine: a personalised news, social media and in-the-moment-content experience, which essentially creates your own personalised magazine, with particular relevance to your everyday life.

Group Play has also been upgraded. So on the GALAXY Note 3, it allows groups to play the same videos, as well as music. S Note, the super-sophisticated note-taking app, has also been expanded – it can, for instance, now be synched with an Evernote or your Samsung account, so you can view your S Note creations on other devices.

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10. Classier, faster, slimmer, more sophisticated

The Samsung GALAXY Note 3 represents yet another major evolution in the sophistication of smart mobile devices.

More powerful, and positively bristling with sophisticated software designed to smooth and enhance our everyday lives. Plus, when you team your new device up with a Samsung GALAXY Gear, you can access all of its power and functionality from a device that lives on your wrist.

It might well be the ultimate mobile device.