The NOTE 3 was certainly not upto the mark. Looked like a heavily modded Note 2, with lesser benefits. The NOTE 2 on the other hand was avery popular phone, it still is. I wish if Samsung could use a less customized UI with deeper contrast levels of display, that would look great. The phones are great; the finish, not so much. Moreover the S Pen has a sensitivity issue and slips on the screen, as well as the fingers. The design of the S pen make it hard to handle because it slips so much.