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April 01, 2013

HDC Galaxy Note 3 H9600 Plus Review

The real Galaxy Note 3 is not out yet, but HDC got its own version now! You know what is amazing with the Chinese guys? Their knock-off comes so early before the actual deal, and it is impressively the same! Nothing much to wonder, all these branded phones are manufactured in China.

Today we will take a look on this Note 3 clone from Fastcardtech, its the HDC Galaxy Note 3 H9600 Plus. Pretty long name for a phone, yet to sum it up; its a 5.7-inch quad-core Android phablet (phone and tablet) with MT6589 processor, running on Android 4.1 JellyBean OS, and with HD resolution of IPS screen with OGS technology.

Sounds too much tech for you? Do not worry, I will explain every single thing you need to know about this Galaxy Note 3 rip-off.

First off, there is a really big possibility that this might be the same with the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 3 in terms of physical reference. We can't be 100% sure by now, but spare that; its just a bigger Note 2 and has thinner bezel which is on par with the current S4. In terms of its physical appearance, this one looks premium and won't be looking so cheap on you.

The HDC Galaxy Note 3 H9600 Plus runs on Android 4.1 JellyBean out of the box. It is the latest Android version to date, and has "project butter" which makes everything fast on the device along with other new Android features that is not present on the most common Android 4.0 ICS operating system.

The HDC Galaxy Note 3 H9600 Plus is equipped with the latest quad-core chipset from MediaTek, the MTK6589 or MT6589 quad core processor, clocked at 1.2GHz. The chip is so fast that it is able to score 12k+ points in AnTuTu. It is almost on par (at some, even higher) with the branded quad-core Android smartphones from Samsung and HTC. With this chip on board, expect that you have a very powerful device on your hands which can easily cater your high definition gaming and high quality multimedia needs.

The HDC Galaxy Note 3 H9600 Plus have a 5.7 inches screen which makes itself bigger than the 5.4-inch Note 2, consider this one as a phablet. The display resolution is HD, at 1280x720 pixels which outs a 257ppi pixel density. The touchscreen is IPS which gives really good viewing angles at your desire and the OGS lamination technology makes the screen look even more clearer, vivid and thinner. Yep, the OGS technology gives the device a thinner body for our satisfaction.

The HDC Galaxy Note 3 H9600 Plus have a 13MP main camera snapper, with LED flash auto-focus and digital zoom. The front camera is overwhelming as it is a 5 megapixels shooter. With those numbers, well what can you expect? Of course, high definition photos and videos from the rear or even front camera.

This Android phone is a dual SIM/dual standby device. That means, you can use two SIM simultaneously without one being inactive at a certain point in time when the other one is being used. This solves the need of getting a spare device in case you are into using two different network providers. It has 3G/HSDPA support and will work on any carriers worldwide that supports these frequencies: GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz + WCDMA 850/2100MHz

The HDC Galaxy Note 3 H9600 Plus have 4GB ROM, which is expected to give a 2.5GB of usable internal storage memory. That is still expandable with a micro SD card of up to 32GB in size. The RAM of this JellyBean phablet is 1GB. Pretty much sufficient for your seamless multi-tasking needs. You wont be having any problems running a lot of applications or games at the same time.

The HDC Galaxy Note 3 H9600 Plus is powered up with a 2800mAh Li-on battery. Those numbers can assure you long lasting usage of this Android phone, from a day or three. That amount of battery capacity is sure to give you more usage time on your device, at less charge times.

HDC Galaxy Note 3 H9600 Plus Features and Specifications

Here's a round-up of the HDC Galaxy Note 3 H9600 Plus specs and features:

  • Manufacturer: HDC
  • Model: HDC Galaxy Note3 H9600 Plus
  • Phone Style: Bar, multi-touch screen, 5.7 inch Capacitive touchscreen
  • Operating System: Android 4.1 OS
  • Processor: MTK6589 Quad Core 1.2GHz
  • Screen Size: 5.7inch HD IPS OGS touchscreen
  • Display resolution: 1280*720 pixels
  • Color Support: 16 million colors
  • Screen Technology: Multi-touch screen
  • 12.6MP rear camera
  • 5MP front camera
  • digital zoom
  • GSM + WCDMA(Dual Simcard)
  • Network Band: GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz + WCDMA 850/2100MHz
  • Data Technology: EDGE, GPRS
  • Bluetooth: Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
  • WLan: Wi-Fi IEEE 802.11 b/g
  • USB: USB 2.0
  • GPS: GPS/A-GPS (Built-in GPS chipset)
  • Video Player: AVI、MP4、3GP、MOV、MKV、FLV
  • Audio Player: FLAC、APE、MP3、OGG、AMR、AAC
  • Image: JPG、PNG、BMP、GIF
  • Ringing Tones: Downloadable
  • Message: SMS, MMS, Email
  • Phone Book: 10000 contacts
  • Brower: HTML
  • Interface/Port:
  • Game: Downloadable
  • Radio: FM
  • G-sensor
  • Interface/Port: 3.5mm earphone jack / mini USB
  • Battery: Li-on battery(2800mAh)
  • Standby Time: 150-200 hours
  • 1GB RAM
  • 4GB ROM
  • Dimensions: 158.1*83.5*10.1
  • Weight: 196
Package contents
  • 1 * HDC Galaxy Note3 H9600 Plus Android phone
  • 1 * Travel Charger
  • 1 * Battery
  • 1 * USB Data Cable
  • 1 * Headphone
  • 1 * Manual

For more technical info, updates, and photos of the HDC Galaxy Note 3 H9600 Plus; click here.


What I like:
  • premium design and build
  • OGS technology
  • 1GB of RAM
  • good battery
  • really powerful processor
  • good price tag

Pricing and Availability

I strongly recommend this Note 3 clone. With all the specs packed on it and the price tag, you can never go wrong with this latest clone from HDC. The HDC Galaxy Note 3 H9600 Plus is only available from Fastcardtech. They sell it for a just $235 and with free shipping! If you are interested on buying this, click here.