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Samsung Galaxy Note 3 offers plenty of fun to go with business features

The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is an excellent device for the business person, but Samsung also added many fun features. One function compares well with the HTC One Video Highlights.

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Topic: Mobility
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Fun features in the Galaxy Note 3 Gallery

I have a few more days to make a final decision on the I purchased at T-Mobile and with the fantastic HTC One in hand it is not easy to decide if the Note 3 stays or not. I recently found a few fun things on the Note 3 that swing the pendulum back toward keeping the device.

is a unique feature I thoroughly enjoy on the HTC One. Family and friends enjoy when I share moments and events using these videos with background music. On the HTC One they are created automatically and with the Sense 5.5 update, found in the , you get even more control over them.

No other smartphone I have found has this capability, however I have seen others that let you create a movie using many steps and limited features. Samsung enhances the included Gallery application with the ability to create a video clip. You simply select up to 15 images from your gallery and then the Note 3 composes the video with no theme. You can then choose from six default themes that add transitions and music to the video.

I like three out of the six included themes, but would like to see Samsung add more themes and the ability to add your own music to the clip. I won't complain too much as I am just glad to see someone besides HTC adding this cool functionality.

In the rest of this image gallery, I show a few more Gallery utilities and other fun utilities included on the Note 3. I also showed a few of these functions and the six themes in the video embedded above.

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Creating a collage

I have a few more days to make a final decision on the I purchased at T-Mobile and with the fantastic HTC One in hand it is not easy to decide if the Note 3 stays or not. I recently found a few fun things on the Note 3 that swing the pendulum back toward keeping the device.

is a unique feature I thoroughly enjoy on the HTC One. Family and friends enjoy when I share moments and events using these videos with background music. On the HTC One they are created automatically and with the Sense 5.5 update, found in the , you get even more control over them.

No other smartphone I have found has this capability, however I have seen others that let you create a movie using many steps and limited features. Samsung enhances the included Gallery application with the ability to create a video clip. You simply select up to 15 images from your gallery and then the Note 3 composes the video with no theme. You can then choose from six default themes that add transitions and music to the video.

I like three out of the six included themes, but would like to see Samsung add more themes and the ability to add your own music to the clip. I won't complain too much as I am just glad to see someone besides HTC adding this cool functionality.

In the rest of this image gallery, I show a few more Gallery utilities and other fun utilities included on the Note 3. I also showed a few of these functions and the six themes in the video embedded above.

Related ZDNet coverage

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Resulting four image collage

I have a few more days to make a final decision on the I purchased at T-Mobile and with the fantastic HTC One in hand it is not easy to decide if the Note 3 stays or not. I recently found a few fun things on the Note 3 that swing the pendulum back toward keeping the device.

is a unique feature I thoroughly enjoy on the HTC One. Family and friends enjoy when I share moments and events using these videos with background music. On the HTC One they are created automatically and with the Sense 5.5 update, found in the , you get even more control over them.

No other smartphone I have found has this capability, however I have seen others that let you create a movie using many steps and limited features. Samsung enhances the included Gallery application with the ability to create a video clip. You simply select up to 15 images from your gallery and then the Note 3 composes the video with no theme. You can then choose from six default themes that add transitions and music to the video.

I like three out of the six included themes, but would like to see Samsung add more themes and the ability to add your own music to the clip. I won't complain too much as I am just glad to see someone besides HTC adding this cool functionality.

In the rest of this image gallery, I show a few more Gallery utilities and other fun utilities included on the Note 3. I also showed a few of these functions and the six themes in the video embedded above.

Related ZDNet coverage

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Editing a Story Album

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Creating a video clip on the Galaxy Note 3

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Working with the video clip in landscape orientation

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Editing an image in the Gallery

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Available camera modes

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Working in different camera modes

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My Magazine on the Galaxy Note 3

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WatchOn TV application

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Samsung Hub

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Working with S Note

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