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It's a good day to be a Samsung fan: they've delivered right on schedule. The flagship Galaxy Note 3 is available on Verizon starting today at the standard $299.99 subsidized price tag, $699.99 (ouch) unsubsidized, or $29.31 a month on the Edge plan. If you prefer your notation experience both larger and without a two-year contract, the Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition (WiFi only) is also going on sale at the usual retail locations, starting at $549.99 for the 16GB model.


Say what you will about the Galaxy Note 3's ostentatious presentation, but you can't deny that it's a monster chunk of hardware. That 5.7-inch AMOLED screen is a full 1080p, and Samsung has refined both the S-Pen and its accompanying software. Underneath you'll find a Snapdragon 800 2.3Ghz quad-core processor (as opposed to the Exynos on non-LTE Samsung hardware), a full 3GB of RAM, 32GB of storage plus an open MIcroSD card slot, and a 13MP rear camera. The relatively large size of the phone also lets Samsung cram in a massive 3200mAh battery. Verizon offered pre-order bundles with the Galaxy Gear smartwatch, but now that the Note 3 is officially launched, it looks like they're only offering it in separate retail packaging. No big loss - the bundle didn't offer any savings on the $300 retail price.

The Note 10.1 2014 Edition is, in most ways, a blown-up version of the Note 3. The WiFi tablet swaps out an Exynos 5420 processor, the screen is a 10.1-inch 2560x1600 LCD, and the rear camera is downgraded to 8MP, but in other matters of hardware and software, it's very similar (including those stupid physical navigation buttons). The $549.99 base model's storage is downsized to 16GB, but a 32GB model goes for $599.99. That makes the Note 10.1 2014 one of the most expensive Android tablets around. Both Best Buy and Amazon are offering the white or black model, though Amazon's black is strangely delayed until October 12th. You can expect most US retailers to follow suit today.

Still on the fence? Check out our exhaustive reviews of the Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Note 10.1 2014.

Verizon Galaxy Note 3

Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition

Update: The "verizon30" promo code still works on Verizon's website. Apply it at checkout for a 30% discount on the cost of the Note 3, a nice $90 savings.

Jeremiah Rice
Jeremiah is a US-based blogger who bought a Nexus One the day it came out and never looked back. In his spare time he watches Star Trek, cooks eggs, and completely fails to write novels.
  • RaptorOO7

    My GN3 is on the truck out for delivery this morning. I will be getting my GN10.1 2014 Edtiion tomorrow along with the Galaxy Gear.

  • Ibrahim Awwal

    I want to replace last year's Note 10.1 so badly but gotta wait on developer support. So tempted to just order one though.

    • spydie

      want to sell the 10.1? tweet me @yellowspyder

  • Scott Niemczyk

    I'm so mad that I pre ordered the note. Only reason I did was cause I thought there was a chance of getting it a day early. Now if the estimate delivery is correct I'll be waiting till tomorrow to play with my new toy

    • flosserelli

      Don't worry. I will get one at the VZW store during my lunch hour, I can tell you all about it :P

      • Scott Niemczyk

        Lol. Maybe I'll get lucky and get it before I leave for work this afternoon. It does say on truck for delivery. But this is last time I pre order

    • spydie

      They send them out on 8th with FedEx 2-day delivery so everyone should get them at the same time. Mine will be here as soon as FedEx gets by this way... it's on the truck.

  • Matt Hanes

    $90 discount for using Verizon30 Promo Code.

    • Jeremiah Rice

      Ah, thanks. Added to the article.

      • Matt Hanes

        Then I expect a cut of that lucrative blogger paycheck. :-D

  • Aaron Nieves

    anyone know when the 3g or LTE version of the 10.1 will be available?

    • Veronica Sarco

      The 3g and LTE version will be released on December 10th 2013.

      • Caginsan

        How did you learn this information?

        • Veronica Sarco

          I saw it when I was looking for the release date for the non LTE version. I am going to wait for the LTE version with the snapdragon processor.

          • Caginsan

            First of all, thanks for the reply.I agree with you on this issue.I'll wait lte version too, but there is no information about release date (Dec 10th) on the websites.Maybe I couldn't see. :)

  • bkelly

    Is it possible to order the Note 3 off contract on the Verizon website? Doesn't let you check out without adding a plan anyway. Why is best buy $799 off contract? Hopefully they will price match Verizon

    • Jeremiah Rice

      Best Buy always screws you if you want an off-contract phone - $800 seems to be their sweet spot. It's probably got something to do with kickbacks they receive for signing new contracts.

      • bkelly

        I just called my local best buy and they did state they would match Verizon's price of $699.

        Square trade or geek squad warranty what do you guys recommend? I hate to spend so much bit really don't wanna lose my unlimited data.

  • jak_341

    So tempted on the 10.1. I want to see the N10 update first though.

  • spydie

    If you don't like those physical navigation buttons, just say so... don't beat around the bush. The rest of us love them! LOL

  • George Millhouse

    anyone else who has the Note 3 on verizon dislike the whole "processing" bar that pops up everytime you take a picture which delays the time that you can take the next picture? THe S4 nor the Note 2 did that. It is the only thing that is bugging me about this phone.

  • FairySac

    I got $100 off at Best Buy on Friday by buying both the Note 3 and the 32GB 10.1 2014 Edition tablet together. Both devices are awesome.

  • Mani

    Hey Guys, I am all but confused after reading specs of so many mobiles.. I need a top quality android phone and have my eyes set on Note 3 but it has, I think 3 different models, not sure which one is the best. (N9000, N9002, N9005). I just need a phone which I do not have to upgrade for long time. Could anyone suggest which model of Note 3 is best by performance?? I am gonna wait for nexus to show up or else Note 3 is done.
    Thanks in advance