Pixel Envy

Written by Nick Heer.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 3

In happier Samsung news, while I think the enormity of this phone is atrocious, the faux leather back at least proves the “smartphones can only look like the iPhone” crowd wrong.

But, much like the LG G2, the Note 3 has a use-limited feature: 4K video recording. Yes, you can buy a 4K TV to watch your home movies on, but they’re still extremely expensive. 4K content availability is limited to whatever is preloaded onto the server that comes with the TV, and whatever you record on your phone: hardly enticing. Finally, either this video is going to be extremely compressed, or you’ll only be able to record a few minutes. What’s the point in that?