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Samsung Galaxy Note 3 reported to use huge 3450mAh battery

The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 speculation just got bigger. Literally. According to a tipster at PhoneArena, Samsung’s forthcoming “phablet” will feature a 3450mAh battery – the largest cell Samsung has ever used in a phone.

To illustrate just how big this battery is, consider this: The 6.3-inch Samsung Galaxy Mega, currently Samsung’s largest phone, uses a 3200mAh battery. The original 5.3-inch Samsung Galaxy Note used a 2500mAh battery, while its sequel, the Galaxy Note 2, uses a 3100mAh cell.

The Galaxy Note 3 is expected to feature a full-HD 5.7-inch display, up from the 5.5-inch 720p panel on the Galaxy Note 2. That means this phone will need all the juice it can get, making the rumors of such a large battery seem plausible. Of course, the larger size of the device also makes it easier to Samsung to put a larger battery inside of it.

Given their size, battery life hasn’t been a major complaint for the Galaxy Note family of phones, so clearly Samsung is doing something right by stuffing these oversized cells into its devices.

Samsung is expected to announce the Galaxy Note 3 in just under a month, at its Unpacked event in Berlin.

36 Responses to “Samsung Galaxy Note 3 reported to use huge 3450mAh battery”

  1. I agree with you nontechietalk. I have 8 batteries and 3 external battery chargers for my Note 2. I never fear running out of battery life. I just pop in another one and keep trucking. I usually go through at lease 2 batteries a day, and sometimes 3. The OEM samsung was a 3100mAh, I also have a 4200, 3- 3500’s and 3- 4300’s.
    -Just in case anyone is interested, I bought for example the 3-4300mAh batteries and a charger on ebay for $12.99. Shipping was free. not a bad way to go. Plus it saves wear and tear on the micro-USB port on the phone by not having to plug it into a charger everyday, …or several times a day.

  2. nontechietalk

    3450mAh is not “huge” for a Note 3 when I can barely get through an entire day on my Note 1 with a 5200mAh battery.

    I’m at the point where I have no expectation that the stock battery will be sufficient for a heavy user. With these phones, I’d budget for aftermarket extended batteries.

    Oh, and by the way, Samsung knows its usb jacks are fickle and stop working (as I was told by my retailer), especially if you use a non-Samsung charger (non-Samsung chargers “fry your phone” quoting my retailer). As such, a couple of aftermarket large capacity batteries and an external charger (so you can charge the battery outside the phone) is the best approach.

  3. @maggs
    There’s little NOT to love about the Note 2. It’s a truly GREAT phone. Unabashedly the BEST phone I’ve EVER had… and I’ve had a LOT of smart phones… starting with the ginormous Hitachi G-1000 back in the day before BIG phones were a thing. I’ve been through the Palm phones, the HTC touch, the iPhone (3 of them), the HTC sensation and several others I can’t remember the model numbers for. The Note 2 stands WAY above them all. Only thing for you is, once the Note 3 comes out, eBay will probably be flooded with people dumping Note 2’s because they gotta have a 3. That’d be a great time to pick up a Note 2 if you’ve had you’re eye on one but don’t wanna shell out 700 clams for the 3. All that said, you’ll love it.

  4. I just purchased a Note 2 from Ebay for $390.00. It’s only 5 mos. old. I’m coming from a Droid Rarz Maxx. Love the Maxx for it’s awesome battery life, 3300 mah I believe but I hate the crap camera on it and wanted a bigger screen. I have Verizon unlimited and use my phone for wifi connection alot with Foxfi. No way will I ever buy a phone with my upgrade cause I’ll lose my unlimited. I read hundreds of customer reviews on the Note 2 before deciding to buy it, I hope I’m going to like it. It comes tomorrow. I thought about waiting on the Note 3 but then figured it would sell on Ebay for probably $600+, too much for me.

  5. Kamendra Singh

    Galaxy Note III will pack 3 GB RAM and will be offered with 16 GB and 32 GB on-board storage capacities. Samsung will also pack the 13 megapixel camera… which is great.

  6. Just thinking possibilities here, I took a ruler and did some measuring on my Note 2, and they could in reality put a full 6″ screen onto the same size chasis as the Note 2. By stretching the screen out and making the Bezel much thinner (Much the way they did with the S4) they could fit it in without making the phone itself any larger. That, I hope to see.

  7. Note 3 is too small at 5.68 inches…I mean the note 2 is 5.55 thats a difference of 3 mm total increase which is too small given there are several other companies making 5.9 to 6.4 inch screens…I meam samsung themselves make the mega 6.3 which I bought while waiting for the note 3, and its the absolute best size device ive ever had…perfect in between tab and phone…in fact I love the mega speed quickness and scree so much I bought 2 i9205 megas…I havent touched my note 2 since I got the mega and was hoping samsung would come thru with the promised 5.99 inch note 3…unfortunately they dropped the ball by incrimentally increasing the size so they have some room for note 4 and 5 to come…I guess ill have to wait for note 4 when they actually make a true tab phone like my mega with the s pen…shame since so many of us were looking forward to thr note 3 jk shin samsung president promised us in march…a 6 inch wonder phone. ?.instead we get a new chipset note 2…big deal given the note 2 is already fast but chips are so equal now its the size that counts…too bad samsumg didnt realize this sooner

  8. @ John Swain:
    If what I was told by the T-Mobile guy was true, the only things lacking would be the internal memory and maybe the drag-n-drop. He did say that it will have a micro USB which can output HDMI signal via the familiar MHL. That said, If you have the all share cast, it’s not an issue. Also, a blue-tooth keyboard is a nice alternative to having to worry about the plug availability on your device. I have a blue-tooth keyboard for my Note 2. It works very well. Also, I don’t know about the 6ft drop, but the guy did say it will have a metal bezel. That’s certainly more durable than the well known, poorly liked plastic bezel familiar to Samsung owners.

  9. John Swain

    My Note 3 wish list includes most of what they are saying, Here it is:

    (1) 5.99″ screen with same form factor as Note 2
    (2) Snapdragon 800, it has better bench marks than Eynos 5 Octa core
    (3) 3600 amh battery
    (4) 3 gigs ram
    (5) 64 gigs standard with 64 gigs sd space add on
    (6) usb 3 port for a keyboard add on
    (7) hdmi port for widescreen monitor add on
    (8) 6 ft drop proof bezel, I’ll give up form factor size for it
    (9) 13 mp camera 5 mp rear
    (10) Dual Os ativ Q Windows/Android drag and drop

    • Chris Copeland

      I love the plastic. I’ve dropped my phone so many times and it has never broken. My sons HTC and my daughters I phone are both cracked in multiple places.

  10. You’re welcome stinky. I hope much of what he said is true. Honestly though, I think I’d rather have a 5.7 than a 5.99″ unless they could build it on the same size chasis as the Note2. I like the idea of a bigger screen, but not a bigger phone. Mine fits ok in my pocket, but any larger and it would be cumbersome.
    The guy at T-mobile DID say that the note 3 would be thinner and lighter than the 2. But the outter demensions of the Note 2 are big enough for me.
    If any of you truly want a phone BIGGER than the Note2, check out the Galaxy Mega sporting a 6.3″ screen. That’s just too large a device for me though. If I got to carry a purse to put it in, I’d rather stick to a sub-6″ screen. But I realize that this is subjective too.


    • I would get the Galaxy Mega because I like the big screens. But the Galaxy Mega specs suck. The Note 2 has way better specs then the Galaxy Mega. The Note 3 specs just destroys the Galaxy Mega. Plus I like the SPen that the Note series has. Now if the Galaxy Mega had better or the same specs as the Note 3 and the Spen, then I would get it. But I think Samsung screwed up a great opportunity with the Galaxy Mega.

  11. Hey Mike I’m with ya. All these people have nothing better to do than to slam others. They are pretty comfortable slamming others while sitting behind a keyboard.

  12. Well i am still not impressed with a miniscule size difference between the note 2 and the note 3. WTF. If you are going to make a larger phone why go .2 bigger. You really can’t even tell the difference. You could essentially place it inside the note 2 case. But I guess I will have to wait for a few weeks to see if That is how big it really is. If the Note 3 is in fact 5.7 inches, I am keeping my Note 2 and will wait for something else. But if that guy from t-mobile is correct. I will be all over it. Thanks for the post.

  13. I have THREE 4300MaH batteries , one 4250MaH, 3- 3800MaH’s and 3-3500MaH’s for my Note 2. Bought them all on ebay.

    If they can make a 4300MaH the same size as a factory 3100, why are you peeps all SOoooooo skeptical of the possibility of one over 6K?


  14. I was on the phone with a guy from T-Mobile last Friday who was himself a note 2 owner and Samsung enthusiast, He told me that according to the specs he had received, the note 3 was to have a battery that was OVER 6,000 MaH and would have a 72-DAY standby time. While I can’t speak to the accuracy of his statements, he was certainly in a position to have more of an inside scoop than the typical blogger.
    Other specs he claimed:
    -8 Core Processor
    -3.8 GB Ram (Yes I did say 3.8… not just 3)
    -16GB internal memory (4 the luv of God Samsung lets have a 64, even a 128!!!)
    -5.99″ Screen
    -6,000+ MaH Battery
    -13MP Camera /2.9MP front camera
    -Metal Bezel-No more plastic (Said to improve reception)
    Hope he’s right. Time will tell.

    -Daytona Beach FL

      • re-read my comment skippy. I said… “I can’t speak to the accuracy of his comments…” and “Hope he’s right. Time will tell”. Does ANY of that seem to indicate that I swallowed what he said Hook, line and sinker? Why are you ppl so quick to jump on the backs of others.. daggers ready? If you have nothing constructive to bring to the discussion, why don’t you just keep you lil d!k-beaters off the keyboard until you grow up a bit?

        • RaptorOO7

          I wouldn’t have even posted what a carrier rep told you let alone a support rep. Carriers are the last to know squat at the level, it has been proven time and again.

          • And we all know that EVERYTHING is total speculation at this point. There is NO spec out there on the rumor mill that is more than that. We all have to wait and see. No harm in talking about what we have heard tho man. Nobody’s taking anything to the bank here.

    • I HIGHLY doubt it will use 6,000mAh or even anywhere near 5000mAh but a am hopeful lol. The Note 10.1 uses a 7,000mAh battery and that tablet is twice its size. The newer Nexus 7 has a 3,950mAh in comparison.