In terms of tech, the Galaxy Note 3 ($300 with a two-year contract) is the most advanced Samsung phone available.
The new Note has expanded its display from 5.5 inches to a 5.7-inch super AMOLED 1920 x 1080p screen. Despite the Galaxy Note 3's bigger display, the phone is thinner than the Note 2 at 8.3 millimeters thick and lighter at 168 grams. There's also a new 3,200mAh battery, which Samsung says will power the device for 13 hours streaming 1080p video and almost 15 hours with 720p (vs. nine hours and 11 hours on the Note 2, respectively).
Like the previous generation, users can expect the note-friendly S Pen stylus and multitasking, which are two of the Galaxy Note line's marquee features. In addition to the hardware changes, Samsung introduced category 4 LTE technology, for faster data connection, and multiple bands. The phone runs Android 4.3 Jellybean with Samsung Knox, a privacy safeguard application that, until Wednesday's announcement, was only available for business customers.